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Vad är problemet?

Mejia Menjivar, Nathaly LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Vad är problemet? (What is the problem?) is about human right defenders protecting the land, territorial and environment and the situation about the ongoing criminalization in Guatemala. The purpose of this essay is to highlight and understand how the State of Guatemala is talking about the represented problem (criminalization) by studying the discourse about the implementation from presented policy proposal. Carol Bacchi’s “What’s the problem represented to be”, has been working as a tool to conduct this study. By defining the problem towards the current criminalization, it has also creates boundaries for further problem representations. Furthermore, this thesis is able to present the unequal power relations existing between the human... (More)
Vad är problemet? (What is the problem?) is about human right defenders protecting the land, territorial and environment and the situation about the ongoing criminalization in Guatemala. The purpose of this essay is to highlight and understand how the State of Guatemala is talking about the represented problem (criminalization) by studying the discourse about the implementation from presented policy proposal. Carol Bacchi’s “What’s the problem represented to be”, has been working as a tool to conduct this study. By defining the problem towards the current criminalization, it has also creates boundaries for further problem representations. Furthermore, this thesis is able to present the unequal power relations existing between the human right defenders and the state of Guatemala due to the postcolonial theory. The dichotomy about the other them” and “we creates an understanding about who is the existing norm and who is the varying subject. The result of this paper demonstrate the State of Guatemala’s discourse around the criminalization that is framed as security issue that ought to be solved by adding protection instruments.

However, the norm and the social stigmatisation towards human right defenders are still present in the case of Guatemala. (Less)
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author
Mejia Menjivar, Nathaly LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En ”What’s the problem represented” to be analys av kriminaliseringen mot människorättsförsvarare i Guatemala.
course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
land, Bacchi, Human right defenders, Postcolonial, människorättsförsvarare, Latin America, Guatemala, territorium and enviormental rights, What's the problem represented to be?
language
Swedish
id
8896406
date added to LUP
2017-02-08 15:28:36
date last changed
2017-02-08 15:28:36
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  abstract     = {Vad är problemet? (What is the problem?) is about human right defenders protecting the land, territorial and environment and the situation about the ongoing criminalization in Guatemala. The purpose of this essay is to highlight and understand how the State of Guatemala is talking about the represented problem (criminalization) by studying the discourse about the implementation from presented policy proposal. Carol Bacchi’s “What’s the problem represented to be”, has been working as a tool to conduct this study. By defining the problem towards the current criminalization, it has also creates boundaries for further problem representations. Furthermore, this thesis is able to present the unequal power relations existing between the human right defenders and the state of Guatemala due to the postcolonial theory. The dichotomy about the other them” and “we creates an understanding about who is the existing norm and who is the varying subject. The result of this paper demonstrate the State of Guatemala’s discourse around the criminalization that is framed as security issue that ought to be solved by adding protection instruments.

However, the norm and the social stigmatisation towards human right defenders are still present in the case of Guatemala.},
  author       = {Mejia Menjivar, Nathaly},
  keyword      = {land,Bacchi,Human right defenders,Postcolonial,människorättsförsvarare,Latin America,Guatemala,territorium and enviormental rights,What's the problem represented to be?},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad är problemet?},
  year         = {2017},
}