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Den (o)sportsliga politiken

Johansson, Hannes LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
During the years from 2000 until 2016, Russia’s conduct in the international
sphere have become more and more aggressive, in terms of hard power such as
military operations in Syria, Ukraine and Georgia and economic actions against the
EU through trade with oil and natural gas. By this, the Russian state has become a
target for the western world, where the EU and the US have introduced sanctions
against the Russians state because of their crime against international law. In this
thesis, which is a case study, the purpose is to examine the opposite of hard power,
videlicet soft power, and how Russia uses soft power in terms of sports to get a
better repute internationally and nationally. Joseph Nye and Guan Lee’s theories of
soft... (More)
During the years from 2000 until 2016, Russia’s conduct in the international
sphere have become more and more aggressive, in terms of hard power such as
military operations in Syria, Ukraine and Georgia and economic actions against the
EU through trade with oil and natural gas. By this, the Russian state has become a
target for the western world, where the EU and the US have introduced sanctions
against the Russians state because of their crime against international law. In this
thesis, which is a case study, the purpose is to examine the opposite of hard power,
videlicet soft power, and how Russia uses soft power in terms of sports to get a
better repute internationally and nationally. Joseph Nye and Guan Lee’s theories of
soft power are the foundation in this thesis. The theories presents how states are
using soft power in both a international factor, for maximizing their power,
legitimacy and attractiveness against other states, and a national factor, by using soft
power for retain their power and get more legitimacy in their own state and their
own population. By the use of the theories through the examination and on the case
of Russia and their vision for getting a better situation international and nationally, I
can establish that the Russian state are using sports, such as the arrangement of the
Olympics and World Cup of Soccer, and the KHL, as a tool in their foreign and
national policy for getting more attractiveness, legitimacy and reputation among
other states and their own population. (Less)
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Johansson, Hannes LU
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organization
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STVK02 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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mjuk makt, maktutövande, KHL, Ryssland, idrott, ishockey, internationellt, nationellt
language
Swedish
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8896583
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  abstract     = {During the years from 2000 until 2016, Russia’s conduct in the international
sphere have become more and more aggressive, in terms of hard power such as
military operations in Syria, Ukraine and Georgia and economic actions against the
EU through trade with oil and natural gas. By this, the Russian state has become a
target for the western world, where the EU and the US have introduced sanctions
against the Russians state because of their crime against international law. In this
thesis, which is a case study, the purpose is to examine the opposite of hard power,
videlicet soft power, and how Russia uses soft power in terms of sports to get a
better repute internationally and nationally. Joseph Nye and Guan Lee’s theories of
soft power are the foundation in this thesis. The theories presents how states are
using soft power in both a international factor, for maximizing their power,
legitimacy and attractiveness against other states, and a national factor, by using soft
power for retain their power and get more legitimacy in their own state and their
own population. By the use of the theories through the examination and on the case
of Russia and their vision for getting a better situation international and nationally, I
can establish that the Russian state are using sports, such as the arrangement of the
Olympics and World Cup of Soccer, and the KHL, as a tool in their foreign and
national policy for getting more attractiveness, legitimacy and reputation among
other states and their own population.},
  author       = {Johansson, Hannes},
  keyword      = {mjuk makt,maktutövande,KHL,Ryssland,idrott,ishockey,internationellt,nationellt},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den (o)sportsliga politiken},
  year         = {2017},
}