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Realism and new threats: an analysis of Israel's security policy
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay takes a look at Israel's security policy and the definition of threat as a major factor in building up the security policies. This essay brings up also the problems of having a realist way of acting towards a more constructivist problem, as it is in this case. To understand better the constructivist context an analysis of Israel's security policy and a research of its roots are made as well as how Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hamas and Hezbollah are seen as threats to the Israeli state security.

The aim is to look at the problem and at the basis of the foundation of both the organizations and Israel. From there, the conclusion takes its essence. In fact. what come forward are the social structures that created the infrastructures and this phenomenon is the root of the problem and not just the balance of power, which tends to come from a more bipolar problem thinking. This means that this problem might be easier to please with a more constructivist way of thinking and of looking at the problem to be able to think of solving it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Security Policy, Israel, PLO, Hezbollah, Hamas, Threat, Realism, Constructivism, Palestine
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21341OAI: diva2:548166
Subject / course
Political Science
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-10 Created: 2012-08-29 Last updated: 2012-09-10Bibliographically approved

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