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Vems är våldet?: Idéanalys av amerikanens rätt att bära vapen i förhållande till våldsmonopolet

Trygg, Ville LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay analyses the ideas of the second amendment of the U. S. Constitution, giving the right to the people to keep and bear arms, and its compatibility with the monopoly of violence, hence also sovereignty. As an introduction to the subject the essay attempts to briefly explain the historical background, interpretations and original purpose of the amendment and to analyse the concept of sovereignty and the monopoly of violence. In the analysis of sovereignty and the monopoly of violence the essay refers to the theorists Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes. As for the compatibility of the both ideas the essay will argue that the second amendment is not compatible with the monopoly of violence nor the sovereignty as it is described by Bodin... (More)
This essay analyses the ideas of the second amendment of the U. S. Constitution, giving the right to the people to keep and bear arms, and its compatibility with the monopoly of violence, hence also sovereignty. As an introduction to the subject the essay attempts to briefly explain the historical background, interpretations and original purpose of the amendment and to analyse the concept of sovereignty and the monopoly of violence. In the analysis of sovereignty and the monopoly of violence the essay refers to the theorists Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes. As for the compatibility of the both ideas the essay will argue that the second amendment is not compatible with the monopoly of violence nor the sovereignty as it is described by Bodin and Hobbes. But this conclusion is not definitive due to the possibility to reinterpret the second amendment. Furthermore, there are theorists who argues that the development in the world will alter the meaning of sovereignty in a way that seems to look like a new middle ages. This might spoil the current concept of sovereignty, also known as the Westphalian system. (Less)
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Trygg, Ville LU
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STVK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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second amendment, våldsmonopol, suveränitet, new mediaevalism, westfaliska systemet
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Swedish
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8514604
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2016-02-02 14:12:03
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  abstract     = {This essay analyses the ideas of the second amendment of the U. S. Constitution, giving the right to the people to keep and bear arms, and its compatibility with the monopoly of violence, hence also sovereignty. As an introduction to the subject the essay attempts to briefly explain the historical background, interpretations and original purpose of the amendment and to analyse the concept of sovereignty and the monopoly of violence. In the analysis of sovereignty and the monopoly of violence the essay refers to the theorists Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes. As for the compatibility of the both ideas the essay will argue that the second amendment is not compatible with the monopoly of violence nor the sovereignty as it is described by Bodin and Hobbes. But this conclusion is not definitive due to the possibility to reinterpret the second amendment. Furthermore, there are theorists who argues that the development in the world will alter the meaning of sovereignty in a way that seems to look like a new middle ages. This might spoil the current concept of sovereignty, also known as the Westphalian system.},
  author       = {Trygg, Ville},
  keyword      = {second amendment,våldsmonopol,suveränitet,new mediaevalism,westfaliska systemet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vems är våldet?: Idéanalys av amerikanens rätt att bära vapen i förhållande till våldsmonopolet},
  year         = {2016},
}