Advanced

Underlåtenhetens konsekvenser - En diskursanalys av den ryska statsidentiteten och icke-erkännandets följder

Johansson, Hannes LU (2015) FKVK02 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 2014 the de facto annexation of Crimea by the Russia became official. Crimea was accordingly recognized as a part of Russia; what led to these events? The purpose of this thesis is to examine how we can understand Russia’s behavior against Ukraine from an identity perspective. Tomas Lindemanns theory is the foundation of this thesis, his work present how a state can be non-recognized in the international fora and how this can lead to conflict. The thesis is examined in a discourse analysis spanning the years 2007–2014 where speeches by both Russian leaders, Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev are analyzed. The statements looked at concern security and foreign policy as well as how the Russian leaders perceive the image of international... (More)
In 2014 the de facto annexation of Crimea by the Russia became official. Crimea was accordingly recognized as a part of Russia; what led to these events? The purpose of this thesis is to examine how we can understand Russia’s behavior against Ukraine from an identity perspective. Tomas Lindemanns theory is the foundation of this thesis, his work present how a state can be non-recognized in the international fora and how this can lead to conflict. The thesis is examined in a discourse analysis spanning the years 2007–2014 where speeches by both Russian leaders, Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev are analyzed. The statements looked at concern security and foreign policy as well as how the Russian leaders perceive the image of international actors such as NATO, the EU, and more generally the West. The discourse analysis of the time period in question show that NATO-expansion is central in the discourse, and the threat this poses to Russia, furthermore, we can see how Euromaidan was a catastrophe from Russia’s view. What can be seen in the results is that during time period analyzed the Russian state is non-recognized and how this pointing to an explanation of Russia’s behavior against Ukraine. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Johansson, Hannes LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK02 20151
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Ryssland, NATO, identitet, icke-erkännande, Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Medvedev, Ukraina, Krim, Europeiska unionen
language
Swedish
id
5432791
date added to LUP
2015-07-14 12:27:11
date last changed
2015-07-14 12:27:14
@misc{5432791,
  abstract     = {In 2014 the de facto annexation of Crimea by the Russia became official. Crimea was accordingly recognized as a part of Russia; what led to these events? The purpose of this thesis is to examine how we can understand Russia’s behavior against Ukraine from an identity perspective. Tomas Lindemanns theory is the foundation of this thesis, his work present how a state can be non-recognized in the international fora and how this can lead to conflict. The thesis is examined in a discourse analysis spanning the years 2007–2014 where speeches by both Russian leaders, Vladimir Putin and Dmitri Medvedev are analyzed. The statements looked at concern security and foreign policy as well as how the Russian leaders perceive the image of international actors such as NATO, the EU, and more generally the West. The discourse analysis of the time period in question show that NATO-expansion is central in the discourse, and the threat this poses to Russia, furthermore, we can see how Euromaidan was a catastrophe from Russia’s view. What can be seen in the results is that during time period analyzed the Russian state is non-recognized and how this pointing to an explanation of Russia’s behavior against Ukraine.},
  author       = {Johansson, Hannes},
  keyword      = {Ryssland,NATO,identitet,icke-erkännande,Vladimir Putin,Dmitri Medvedev,Ukraina,Krim,Europeiska unionen},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Underlåtenhetens konsekvenser - En diskursanalys av den ryska statsidentiteten och icke-erkännandets följder},
  year         = {2015},
}