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Multilateral och unilateral säkerhetspolitisk praktik och strategi för hantering av Syrienkonflikten
Swedish National Defence College.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This security study attempts to explain the dynamics of international conflict management of an intrastate conflict, through a combination of three theoretical frameworks. The conflict in Syria is shown to be managed mainly through strategies using coercive diplomacy, and some main contributions within the research field relating to strategies of coercion are used for guidance, to important factors which could affect coercive international conflict management, as well as to additional theories which could enhance the study’s explanatory power through a combined theoretical framework. The two added theoretical frameworks are Power Balancing and a Multidimensional concept of Power. With the aid of analytical tools derived from this combined framework the conflict management is analysed within both a multilateral and unilateral setting, offering some explanation as to why international conflict management (practiced by UNSC multilaterally and USA unilaterally) has shown so little progress in regard to the conflict, as well as why one significant, though limited, result could be achieved regarding the destruction of the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons arsenal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Chemical weapons, coercive diplomacy, conflict management, diplomacy, power balancing, multidimensional power, strategy, UN, UNSC
Keyword [sv]
FN, konflikthantering, maktbalansering, multilateral, Syrienkonflikten, säkerhetsrådet, unilateral, USA
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4460OAI: diva2:690465
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot säkerhetspolitik
Available from: 2014-02-05 Created: 2014-01-23 Last updated: 2014-02-26Bibliographically approved

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