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Sjukdomar som säkerhetshot: En analys av hur internationella organisationer skapade en hotbild kring Ebolautbrottet 2014

Malm, Amanda LU (2016) FKVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Throughout the past decades there has been an increased amount of disease outbreaks, which due to globalization has had the possibility to spread across the world. International organizations have during the last couple of years had a growing position on the international arena. In 2014 the biggest and most complex outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in history took place. With the Ebola outbreak as a point of departure, this thesis will examine how the World Health Organization and the United Nations created a threat around this event.
To examine this topic, theoretical considerations based on the securitization theory and a theory regarding international organizations as an authority will be applied. These theories however fail to... (More)
Throughout the past decades there has been an increased amount of disease outbreaks, which due to globalization has had the possibility to spread across the world. International organizations have during the last couple of years had a growing position on the international arena. In 2014 the biggest and most complex outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in history took place. With the Ebola outbreak as a point of departure, this thesis will examine how the World Health Organization and the United Nations created a threat around this event.
To examine this topic, theoretical considerations based on the securitization theory and a theory regarding international organizations as an authority will be applied. These theories however fail to highlight the importance regarding the creation of identities and power structures, due to that this thesis also analyzed how the organizations created identities and power structures. Further, to accurately analyze the material, a frame analysis was incorporated into the analysis.
The results from the research indicate that UN and WHO created a threat regarding Ebola, but also that they created identities and power structures. It concludes that even if these two organizations represent the international community, the analyzed process differs between the two actors. (Less)
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Malm, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
FKVK02 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Säkerhetiseringsteori, Ebola, World Health Organization, United Nations, Internationella organisationer, Framing, Internationell säkerhet, Mänsklig säkerhet, Icke-militära hot
language
Swedish
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8874313
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2016-06-17 12:14:42
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2016-06-17 12:14:42
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  abstract     = {Throughout the past decades there has been an increased amount of disease outbreaks, which due to globalization has had the possibility to spread across the world. International organizations have during the last couple of years had a growing position on the international arena. In 2014 the biggest and most complex outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in history took place. With the Ebola outbreak as a point of departure, this thesis will examine how the World Health Organization and the United Nations created a threat around this event. 
To examine this topic, theoretical considerations based on the securitization theory and a theory regarding international organizations as an authority will be applied. These theories however fail to highlight the importance regarding the creation of identities and power structures, due to that this thesis also analyzed how the organizations created identities and power structures. Further, to accurately analyze the material, a frame analysis was incorporated into the analysis.
The results from the research indicate that UN and WHO created a threat regarding Ebola, but also that they created identities and power structures. It concludes that even if these two organizations represent the international community, the analyzed process differs between the two actors.},
  author       = {Malm, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Säkerhetiseringsteori,Ebola,World Health Organization,United Nations,Internationella organisationer,Framing,Internationell säkerhet,Mänsklig säkerhet,Icke-militära hot},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sjukdomar som säkerhetshot: En analys av hur internationella organisationer skapade en hotbild kring Ebolautbrottet 2014},
  year         = {2016},
}