Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The effect of sports diplomacy on inter-Korean relations
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to explain how sports events, in which North and South Korea have in some way worked or competed together, have affected the relationship between the two nations. This is carried out through the investigation of specific events; the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, the competing of the joint table tennis- and football teams in 1991, the cooperation happening during the “sunshine policy”, from 1998 until 2008, as well as the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The studied material consists mostly of news reports and scientific works.

 

The result shows that while cooperation in sports is possible between the two Koreas, they have occurred only under favourable political circumstances. It is also concluded that the sports events have in return affected the inter-Korean relationship, and this cooperation has also generated further discussions between the two Koreas, a so called “spillover effect”. 

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här uppsatsen är att förklara hur sportevenemang, i vilka Nord- och Sydkorea har på något sätt samarbetat eller tävlat gemensamt, har påverkat relationen mellan de två länderna. Det här genomförs genom en undersökning av specifika evenemang; 1988 års sommar-OS i Seoul, tävlingarna 1991 där de förenade pingis- och fotbollslagen deltog, samarbetet under ”Solskenspolitiken”, från 1998 till 2008, såväl som 2018 års vinter-OS i Pyeongchang. Underlaget består mestadels utav nyhetsreportage och vetenskapliga rapporter. 

 

Resultatet visar att även om samarbete i sport är möjligt mellan de två länderna på den koreanska halvön, har dessa bara inträffat under gynnsamma politiska omständigheter. Det kommer även fram att sportevenemang i sin tur har påverkat den interkoreanska relationen och även genererat fortsatta diskussioner mellan Nord- och Sydkorea, en så kallad ”spridningseffekt". 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
Inter-Korean relations, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, Sports diplomacy, 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Unified team, sunshine policy
Keywords [sv]
Interkoreanska relationer, 2018 Pyeongchang vinter-OS, Sportdiplomatik, 1988 Seoul sommar-OS, Gemensamt lag, Solskenspolitiken
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-157874OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-157874DiVA, id: diva2:1224000
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Nymark MK 2018 - The effect of sports diplomacy on inter-Korean relations - BA Thesis(708 kB)15 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 708 kBChecksum SHA-512
083e9251ddabd8b13a372d9ce5e42e13b0abc7c636540f72062de89137a962bcdf970ef71a819e095cb3fb14958060a55f290166098f87595059800128b30591
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nymark, Marianne Kristine
By organisation
Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies
Humanities and the Arts

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 15 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 45 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf