Essays about: "leviathan"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 essays containing the word leviathan.

  1. 1. International Anarchy & the American Leviathan : A study in the moral and empirical applications of Hobbes’ concept of anarchy to American Foreign policy

    University essay from Högskolan Väst/Avd för juridik, ekonomi, statistik och politik; Högskolan Väst/Avd för juridik, ekonomi, statistik och politik

    Author : Nathalie Martinsdotter; Elias Johansson; [2019]
    Keywords : Thomas Hobbes; American Foreign Policy; Political Thought; International Relations; Realism; National Security Strategy; International Morality; Anarchy; Donald Trump; Barack Obama;

    Abstract : The current president of the United States, Donald Trump, has been identified as the reason for a large shift in American foreign policy towards a doctrine closer to that of political realism. This claim has led us to examine if this transformation could be detected and described if we analyzed and compared Trump’s foreign policy doctrine with his predecessor, Barack Obama, through the lens Thomas Hobbes, whose ideas are at the core of the three modern schools of political realism. READ MORE

  2. 2. To be or not to be : state death and the digital Leviathan

    University essay from Försvarshögskolan

    Author : Erik Ryd; [2016]
    Keywords : state death; digitalisation; narrative; collective self; recognition;

    Abstract : This thesis explores state death and the possibilities to escape death that comes with the digitalising of the state. The analysis, built on earlier theorising of how we could understand what the state is, explicate the connection between the narrative of the identity, or “collective self”, and the survival of the state through a repository of its key information, which in turn could be viewed as an asset in terms of recognition. READ MORE

  3. 3. ...And Reconcile Us With Evil : A Critical Investigation of the Imagery of Good and Evil in Western Religion, Film and Politics

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : Arne L Gellrich; [2016]
    Keywords : Peace and conflict; social psychology; religion; good; evil; böse; übel; Kant; Nietzsche; Obama; Trump; Clinton; TTIP; CETA; Germany; Sweden; USA; presidential elections; presidentials 2016; theology; Jesus; demons; satan; devil; iblis; christianity; judaism; yahweh; god; leviathan; hero; batman; marvel; harry Potter; twilight; avatar; James Bond; Jason Bourne; dragon; brexit; Daesh; Facebook; Campact; protest; CDA; critical discourse analysis; fairclough; SPD; CDU; AfD; Grüne; Linke; PEGIDA; Flüchtlinge; Flüchtlingskrise; TTIP; CETA; Campact; Gabriel; Merkel; Obama; Hannover; Demonstration; Kant; Böse; gut; wohl; übel; Gott; teufel; Jesus; Löfven; Wallström; Brexit; SD; förolämpning; Farsan; Hamilton; flytingar; flyktingskrisen; Facebook;

    Abstract : With an eye on the current social and political situation in Europe, and with regards to the so-termed refugee crisis, this study aims to map the discourse on assumed good and evil shared among Western cultures, as represented by Sweden, Germany and the United States.  The thesis takes its point of departure from essayistic reflections of the philosophical tradition and theological and religious analytical positions respectively. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Talkative Leviathan–Deliberative Democracy, Legitimacy and Freedom of Expression

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen

    Author : Oskar Mattsson Apelmo; [2014]
    Keywords : Participatory Parity; Hate Speech; Free Speech; Freedom of Expression; Legitimacy; Deliberative Democracy; Liberalism; Law; Jurisprudence; Individualism; Public Sphere; Deliberation; Democracy; Pastor Green; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Med ett politiskt parti anklagat för fascism i riksdagen, och nynazister marscherande på gatorna är frågor om demokrati och frihet viktigare än någonsin. Var bör yttrandefrihetens gränser dras? Bör den överhuvudtaget begränsas? Syftet med den här uppsatsen är att utforska en möjlig lösning till de problem som dagens demokrati står inför. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Impact of Political Competition on Discretionary Spending: - Evidence from Swedish Municipalities

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Erik Scheller; Andreas Gjelstrup Björdal; [2010]
    Keywords : Political economics; Public choice; electoral competition; probabilistic voting model; Swedish municipalities;

    Abstract : In our thesis we investigate the impact of municipal political competition on discretionary spending by municipal governments. Building on previous work in the field of political economics, we offer a first empirical test of the leviathan and partisan hypothesis in the Swedish context. READ MORE