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Statligt våld - en studie i våld, makt och legitimitet

Wennergren, Arvid LU (2015) STVK02 20142
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper is designated to explore the potential and the limitations of state violence. By asking the question of how extreme state violence can be understood, it sets out on a path to explore the underlying forces and the effects of state violence. It will circle around the concepts of violence, power and legitimacy and their intertwined relationships with the state and the nation. The ambition is to describe the nature of state violence through a development of a few central theories in the field. In discussion with these, the goal is to create a new theory of how to understand state violence. By arguing that the state, through bio-political production, violently reproduces the nation, which is the states natural base of power, the... (More)
This paper is designated to explore the potential and the limitations of state violence. By asking the question of how extreme state violence can be understood, it sets out on a path to explore the underlying forces and the effects of state violence. It will circle around the concepts of violence, power and legitimacy and their intertwined relationships with the state and the nation. The ambition is to describe the nature of state violence through a development of a few central theories in the field. In discussion with these, the goal is to create a new theory of how to understand state violence. By arguing that the state, through bio-political production, violently reproduces the nation, which is the states natural base of power, the paper concludes that that violence is a fundamental part of the states existence. Violence, here, is something the state uses to produce power, and thereby also a tempting method for survival when power crumbles. Hence, extreme state violence can be understood as a natural end to when the power, which the state depends upon, slips out of its grasp. (Less)
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Wennergren, Arvid LU
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Statligt våld
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STVK02 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
state violence, power, legitimacy, nation, bio-political production
language
Swedish
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4925092
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2015-02-28 17:15:48
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  abstract     = {This paper is designated to explore the potential and the limitations of state violence. By asking the question of how extreme state violence can be understood, it sets out on a path to explore the underlying forces and the effects of state violence. It will circle around the concepts of violence, power and legitimacy and their intertwined relationships with the state and the nation. The ambition is to describe the nature of state violence through a development of a few central theories in the field. In discussion with these, the goal is to create a new theory of how to understand state violence. By arguing that the state, through bio-political production, violently reproduces the nation, which is the states natural base of power, the paper concludes that that violence is a fundamental part of the states existence. Violence, here, is something the state uses to produce power, and thereby also a tempting method for survival when power crumbles. Hence, extreme state violence can be understood as a natural end to when the power, which the state depends upon, slips out of its grasp.},
  author       = {Wennergren, Arvid},
  keyword      = {state violence,power,legitimacy,nation,bio-political production},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Statligt våld - en studie i våld, makt och legitimitet},
  year         = {2015},
}