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Fred i Fredsprisen: En Begreppshistorisk analys av begreppet "fred" i Nobelkommitténs pressmeddelanden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Peace in the Peace Prizes : A Conceptual History of "peace" in the Nobel Prize Committee press releases (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to investigate how the Nobel Committee uses the concept of peace in their press releases about the Nobel Peace Prize. This essay starts by investigating various articles and books to establish a basic understanding of how to efficiently investigate peace. This research then prompts us to investigate the related concepts of War, Conflict and Violence. It also tasks us to investigate a possible expansion of the concept in the context of a expanding globalised world. We could also relate ideas of peace to ideas of democracy and world order.

This is done through Kosellecks methods of ”begriffsgeschichte”, by investigating the use of these various terms as well as their semantic field, we get an idea of how they’re conceived, and thus, the context in which they are used. This essay uses press releases found on the Nobel Prize Committee website as well as the award speeches as complements.

This essay shows us how the concept of peace has grown, incorperating new ideas of justice, democracy and human rights. This can be seen in the context of an increasingly complex, westernized, globalised world, furthering the need for wider, more nebulous concepts to describe it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
Peace, Conceptual History, Textual Analysis, Nobel Prize, War
Keywords [sv]
Fred, Begreppshistoria, Textanalys, Nobelpris, Krig
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-70014DiVA, id: diva2:1176129
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Political Science
Educational program
International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
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Available from: 2018-02-05 Created: 2018-01-20 Last updated: 2018-02-05Bibliographically approved

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