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Berättelser om Ukraina

Andersson, Sofia LU (2015) STVM25 20151
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The conflict in Ukraine is not only a conflict in a strictly traditional or material sense, in terms of a quest for territory or over military power. Rather, it is a conflict where the battlefield is located in the United Nations Security Council, and the battle is a verbal war between ambassadors and diplomats about conflicting narratives and how the conflict should be defined. In this thesis, a post-structural understanding of language and power is emphasized and a narrative analysis is conducted of the material, which consists of verbatim protocols from meetings in the chamber of the UN Security Council. The theoretical and analytical framework consists of the concepts of narrative, images of threat, (in)security, representations of... (More)
The conflict in Ukraine is not only a conflict in a strictly traditional or material sense, in terms of a quest for territory or over military power. Rather, it is a conflict where the battlefield is located in the United Nations Security Council, and the battle is a verbal war between ambassadors and diplomats about conflicting narratives and how the conflict should be defined. In this thesis, a post-structural understanding of language and power is emphasized and a narrative analysis is conducted of the material, which consists of verbatim protocols from meetings in the chamber of the UN Security Council. The theoretical and analytical framework consists of the concepts of narrative, images of threat, (in)security, representations of identity and othering. The narrative analysis depicts a story about a humanitarian crisis, and one of military aggression, which sets out in the past and in the present, as well as in the future. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Sofia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM25 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
official discourse, Russia, Ukraine, othering, identity, images of threath, (in)security, narrative
language
Swedish
id
7758130
date added to LUP
2015-09-09 17:37:57
date last changed
2015-09-09 17:37:57
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  abstract     = {The conflict in Ukraine is not only a conflict in a strictly traditional or material sense, in terms of a quest for territory or over military power. Rather, it is a conflict where the battlefield is located in the United Nations Security Council, and the battle is a verbal war between ambassadors and diplomats about conflicting narratives and how the conflict should be defined. In this thesis, a post-structural understanding of language and power is emphasized and a narrative analysis is conducted of the material, which consists of verbatim protocols from meetings in the chamber of the UN Security Council. The theoretical and analytical framework consists of the concepts of narrative, images of threat, (in)security, representations of identity and othering. The narrative analysis depicts a story about a humanitarian crisis, and one of military aggression, which sets out in the past and in the present, as well as in the future.},
  author       = {Andersson, Sofia},
  keyword      = {official discourse,Russia,Ukraine,othering,identity,images of threath,(in)security,narrative},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Berättelser om Ukraina},
  year         = {2015},
}