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Humanitarian Interventions in Complex Societies: A comparative study of Kosovo, Libya and Somalia Interventions
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines and compares the humanitarian interventions in Kosovo, Libya and Somalia. The purpose of this study is to examine if the presence of strong tribal structures within a nation can increase the risk of terrorist activities, and subsequently contribute to a failed state following a humanitarian intervention. By applying a theory on tribes and critical terrorism studies, this thesis argues that policymakers might underestimate the significance of tribal structure within a state, before intervening. With Mills method of concomitant variation, this thesis has examined and compared the leadership, interventions, radical presence, and tribal structures of Kosovo, Libya and Somalia. This thesis has also examined if interventions can increase radicalism. The result from the analysis shows us that the presence of strong tribal structures can increase the terrorist activities and subsequently contribute to a failed state. Humanitarian intervention can further lengthen the weak state apparatus if the external actors neglect of the local structures of a state.

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2017. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Fragile states, Humanitarian intervention, Kosovo, Libya, Policymaking, Radicalism, Somalia, Tribes
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-321419OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-321419DiVA, id: diva2:1093042
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Political Science
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Available from: 2017-07-31 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2017-07-31Bibliographically approved

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