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Annekteringen av Krim: Ett attributionsteoretiskt perspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is aimed to explain why the annexation of Crimea took place in march 2014. With help from the attribution theory my aim is to investigate how individuals explain the behaviour of states. The attribution theory is a part of social psychology and aims to elucidate why individuals explain events in certain ways. By using the attribution theory as a theoretical instrument, the aim is to use idea analysis as the method, identifying explanations that harmonizes with the attribution theory. In the analysis

two perspectives are used: Jones and Nisbett's internal and external attributions and Vertzberger's theory on the use of history in decision making. Therefore, the analysis set four questions: Why did according, to the swedish authors, Russia annex Crimea? Why did according to Vladimir Putin, Russia annex crimea? Is the attribution theory still relevant? Four texts are used in the analysis, three debate articles written by Swedish authors and also Vladimir Putin’s speech in Moscow 2014. It is evident that the explanations in all four texts can be explained using the attribution theory. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 39 p.
Keyword [sv]
Krim, attributionsteorin, Ukraina, Ryssland, Vladimir Putin
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53101OAI: diva2:933908
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-07 Last updated: 2016-06-30Bibliographically approved

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