Search for dissertations about: "Polemology"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the word Polemology.

  1. 1. The Gulf Cooperation Council : Its Nature and Achievements

    University dissertation from Department of Political Science, Lund University

    Author : Reyadh Alasfoor; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political and administrative sciences; Politisk historia; Political history; Arabian Gulf; integrative and disintegrative factors; regional hegemons; integration; Tribal Structure; democracy; Peace and conflict research; polemology; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : When Britain decided, in 1968, to terminate its official colonial presence in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf as of 1971, this action prompted the Gulf Arab States (Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Oman) to start the search for a form of partnership that would bring them together to better cope with the insecurity and danger surrounding them and their regimes. A key problem after the British withdrawal has been the notable military weakness of these states and the inability to effectively defend themselves against aggressive action. READ MORE

  2. 2. From Idea to Norm : Promoting Conflict Prevention

    University dissertation from Department of Political Science, Lund University

    Author : Annika Björkdahl; [2002]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Polemology; international relations; social constructivism; norm entrepreneur; norm evolution; international norms; Swedish foreign policy; the European Union; conflict prevention; the United Nations; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This study is concerned with tracing the process of how conflict prevention is moving from the realm of ideas to the field of action. Why is it that, despite historical as well as recent evidence of the infeasibility to prevent wars, the idea of conflict prevention has resurfaced to meet the challenge of the new wars of the post-Cold War era? The study investigates whether the growing interest in preventing the outbreak of violent conflicts marks the coming of age of conflict prevention as an international norm able to induce preventive practices. READ MORE

  3. 3. Strategies for International Legitimacy. A Comparative Study of Elite Behavior in Ethnic Conflicts

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Kristian Steiner; [1996]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; norms; elite behavior; strategy; Czechoslovakia; German Bohemia; Israel; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Polemology; PLO; International legitimacy; ethnic conflict;

    Abstract : Although ethnic conflicts are an acute international problem, researchers in international relations have conducted surprisingly little research in this area. The aim with this study is to analyze one aspect of ethnic conflicts, how the elites representing ethnic groups act to make the great powers legitimize their own demands, and delegitimize the demands of the enemy by adducing to norms. READ MORE