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USAs agerande under tiden för folkmorden i Rwanda 1994

Barnekow, Fabian LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
On April 6 1994 the genocide in Rwanda started and went on during 3 months
before anyone intervened to make it stop. The rest of the world stood idle by when
almost 800 000 people got killed in Rwanda. This paper will use the two political
theories realism and liberalism to explain why USA acted in such a passive way
towards the genocide. As USA is one of the permanent members in the UN
Security Council with a veto, UN will also be a part of this paper. With the role as
a permanent member USA had a strong impact on how UN acted. The theories
supply quite different explanations where realism gives the strongest explanations
for USAs lack of action. Liberalism gives explanations that are not as strong, as
they often fall back on the... (More)
On April 6 1994 the genocide in Rwanda started and went on during 3 months
before anyone intervened to make it stop. The rest of the world stood idle by when
almost 800 000 people got killed in Rwanda. This paper will use the two political
theories realism and liberalism to explain why USA acted in such a passive way
towards the genocide. As USA is one of the permanent members in the UN
Security Council with a veto, UN will also be a part of this paper. With the role as
a permanent member USA had a strong impact on how UN acted. The theories
supply quite different explanations where realism gives the strongest explanations
for USAs lack of action. Liberalism gives explanations that are not as strong, as
they often fall back on the benefit of realism’s priorities. There are some tracks of
liberalisms, however they are not followed through in how the situation was
handled.
When trying to find an explanation to USA’s reasoning, it may be that the time
when the genocide took place had an impact. (Less)
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author
Barnekow, Fabian LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Hur kan realismen och liberalismen förklara USAs passivitet?
course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Rwanda, Folkmord, USA, FN, Realism, Liberalism, humanitär intervention
language
Swedish
id
8896501
date added to LUP
2017-02-08 15:14:32
date last changed
2017-02-08 15:14:32
@misc{8896501,
  abstract     = {On April 6 1994 the genocide in Rwanda started and went on during 3 months
before anyone intervened to make it stop. The rest of the world stood idle by when
almost 800 000 people got killed in Rwanda. This paper will use the two political
theories realism and liberalism to explain why USA acted in such a passive way
towards the genocide. As USA is one of the permanent members in the UN
Security Council with a veto, UN will also be a part of this paper. With the role as
a permanent member USA had a strong impact on how UN acted. The theories
supply quite different explanations where realism gives the strongest explanations
for USAs lack of action. Liberalism gives explanations that are not as strong, as
they often fall back on the benefit of realism’s priorities. There are some tracks of
liberalisms, however they are not followed through in how the situation was
handled.
When trying to find an explanation to USA’s reasoning, it may be that the time
when the genocide took place had an impact.},
  author       = {Barnekow, Fabian},
  keyword      = {Rwanda,Folkmord,USA,FN,Realism,Liberalism,humanitär intervention},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {USAs agerande under tiden för folkmorden i Rwanda 1994},
  year         = {2017},
}