Essays about: "National interests"

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  1. 1. A BALANCING ACT? A study on Sweden’s ambivalence in responding to pressure from the Chinese embassy

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Karin Ek Thorbjörnsson; [2020-07-03]
    Keywords : Swedish press; sharp power; authoritarianism;

    Abstract : Ever since Sweden was the first Western democracy to officially recognise the People’s Republic of China shortly after its establishment in 1949, the two states have enjoyed decades of successful and beneficial bilateral cooperation. However, the literature states that maintaining bilateral cooperation with a growing authoritarian great power has generated an ambivalence from Sweden on sensitive issues regarding China, in order to not jeopardize domestic economic interests. READ MORE

  2. 2. Taiwan’s Battle of Recognition: An analysis of the withdrawal of state recognition in practice

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Micaela Carhed; [2020]
    Keywords : State recognition; Taiwan; Honduras; Dominican Republic; Power Politics; Diplomatic Allies; Law and Political Science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Since 2016, seven countries have withdrawn its recognition of Taiwan which have left the contested state with only fifteen diplomatic allies. Consequently, this affects the democracy of 23 million people, and minimizes Taiwan’s ability and cooperation in the global world. READ MORE

  3. 3. Translating Climate Change Adaptation to Local Context and Practice:The case of floods and landslides in Rwanda

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Natalie Martinsson; [2020]
    Keywords : Rwanda; climate change adaptation; floods; landslides; translation theory; Law and Political Science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The purpose of conducting this study was to analyze how forced expropriations and the demolitions of informal settlements could fall under the umbrella of “climate change adaptation” measures. Using an actor-network lens and translation theory, these translations are systematically broken down between three distinct levels: global discourse, national discourse, and implementation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Critical analysis of smart city from an NGO’s perspective towards sustainable urban development : a case study of Indonesia’s new capital city

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Via Apriyani; [2020]
    Keywords : Smart city; sustainable urban development; activists; urban political ecology; right to the city; sustainability science; new city establishment; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Urban establishment from scratch based on a smart city vision has been mainstreamed as a strategy to achieve urban sustainability goals. However, the smart city model itself has been criticized because of how the techno-centric solutions it uses could potentially lead to economic and social inequality. READ MORE

  5. 5. Landscapes of change and resistance : a case study of the mineral industry’s establishment in south-east Skåne

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Tove Berg; [2020]
    Keywords : struggles over the landscape; the production of landscape; mining conflict; environmental politics; green transition; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This paper studies the struggles over the landscape that emerge in south-east Skåne due to the exploration permission which was given to ScandiVanadium in 2018. It also examines how this permission has a background in trends of a green transition in the mineral industry. READ MORE