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Something wicked this way comes: Authoritarian discourses of global warming and future-creation in Syria between the years 2011-2015

Ritzén, Ruben LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Grounded in the discipline of climate politics, this theory-developing study (based on the work of Ben Anderson (2010)) is a first attempt towards expanding his analysis of future-creation in liberal countries to also include an authoritarian state. This is done by roughly sketching out the ways in which the Syrian al-Assad regime talks about futures related to anthropogenic global warming and/or its consequences. The thesis also intends to analyse the way in which the regime uses these discourses as an attempt to solidify its hold on power. A hypothesis is posited claiming that the regime constructed at least one such discourse. This is proven to be correct. Evidence that the al-Assad regime uses these discourses as a way of negating... (More)
Grounded in the discipline of climate politics, this theory-developing study (based on the work of Ben Anderson (2010)) is a first attempt towards expanding his analysis of future-creation in liberal countries to also include an authoritarian state. This is done by roughly sketching out the ways in which the Syrian al-Assad regime talks about futures related to anthropogenic global warming and/or its consequences. The thesis also intends to analyse the way in which the regime uses these discourses as an attempt to solidify its hold on power. A hypothesis is posited claiming that the regime constructed at least one such discourse. This is proven to be correct. Evidence that the al-Assad regime uses these discourses as a way of negating public malcontent and strengthening its control of the country is also found. Following this, the theory of Anderson is successfully expanded to include an authoritarian state. (Less)
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Ritzén, Ruben LU
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STVK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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climate change, authoritarian discourses, authoritarianism, future-creation, Syria
language
English
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8513796
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2016-02-02 14:03:33
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  abstract     = {Grounded in the discipline of climate politics, this theory-developing study (based on the work of Ben Anderson (2010)) is a first attempt towards expanding his analysis of future-creation in liberal countries to also include an authoritarian state. This is done by roughly sketching out the ways in which the Syrian al-Assad regime talks about futures related to anthropogenic global warming and/or its consequences. The thesis also intends to analyse the way in which the regime uses these discourses as an attempt to solidify its hold on power. A hypothesis is posited claiming that the regime constructed at least one such discourse. This is proven to be correct. Evidence that the al-Assad regime uses these discourses as a way of negating public malcontent and strengthening its control of the country is also found. Following this, the theory of Anderson is successfully expanded to include an authoritarian state.},
  author       = {Ritzén, Ruben},
  keyword      = {climate change,authoritarian discourses,authoritarianism,future-creation,Syria},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Something wicked this way comes: Authoritarian discourses of global warming and future-creation in Syria between the years 2011-2015},
  year         = {2016},
}