Essays about: "soft power"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 143 essays containing the words soft power.

  1. 1. What can cooperation in the Black Sea Region teach us about Securitization Theory

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alex Tanchev; [2019-09-26]
    Keywords : securitization; collective action; realism; Turkey; NATO; Russia; European Union; international cooperation; low-trust system; Black Sea Region; Eurasianism; Neo-Osmanism; soft power;

    Abstract : As a relatively new theoretical framework, Securitization Theory has been criticized for its descriptive, rather than explanatory, nature, lack of unified methodology and its limited transferability. By using the Black Sea Region as an empirical example, I offer a new perspective on the merits of Securitization Theory–namely that it should be seen as a step towards an integrated multidisciplinary approach that allows for a dialogue between different theoretical schools. READ MORE

  2. 2. Understanding Iranian Proxy Warfare: A Historical Analysis of the Relational Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraqi Insurgencies

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Hjalte H. Handberg; [2019]
    Keywords : Iranian Foreign Policy; Proxy Warfare; Iraqi Civil War; Relational Identities; Constructivism; Critical Security Analysis; New Wars;

    Abstract : In recent years, the IRI has managed to increase its influence in the Middle East. The strategic use of proxy warfare has played a central role as surrounding countries have become destabilised. READ MORE

  3. 3. Using bank transactions to assess credit risk

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för marknadsföring och strategi

    Author : Hugo Korsell; Oscar Samuelsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Credit risk; Bank statement; Private loans; Gambling; Dishonesty;

    Abstract : A lack of proper credit risk assessment can have catastrophic consequences, not only for individual borrowers or lending banks, but for society as a whole, which was the case in the financial crisis of 2008. Therefore it is essential that any risk assessment process has as much information as possible at hand so that the delinquency predictions are as accurate as they can be. READ MORE

  4. 4. Age of Arrakis: State Apparatuses and Foucauldian Biopolitics in Frank Herbert's Dune

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Pontus Viberg; [2019]
    Keywords : power; ideology; biopower; religion; science fiction; Herbert Dune; America; colonialism; state apparatus;

    Abstract : Frank Herbert’s Dune is generally recognized as the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. While it is commonly referred to as a novel of environmental characteristics, this essay investigates the depiction of society and how the power dynamics in this far future setting are presented. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dispersion management and characterization of ultrashort laser pulses for the optimization of parametric processes

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Atomfysik; Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen

    Author : Axel Elfving; [2019]
    Keywords : frequency resolved optical gating; optical parametric amplification; difference frequency generation; nonlinear optics; laser pulse compression; lasers; optics; Technology and Engineering; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : This thesis set out to continue the development of a short-wave infrared (SWIR) optical parametric amplifier (OPA). The system is based on a Yb-ber chirped pulse amplification (CPA) laser delivering 400 fs long pulses, centered around 1030 nm, at 200 kHz repetition rate and 40 W average power. READ MORE