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Bushadministrationens syn på internationellt samarbete och internationell rätt samt politisk-teoretiska tanketraditioners inverkan på administrationens utrikespolitik
Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Essay in Political Science, Advanced Course, by Christoffer Hagström

“The Bush Administration´s view on international cooperation and international

law and political-theoretical traditions influence on the administration´s foreign

policy”

Supervisor: Jan Olsson

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the American foreign policy, particularly with regard to

international cooperation and international law. The two following research-questions are used in

order to fulfil the purpose: (1) what is the Bush-administrations´s view of of the place for

international cooperation and international law in American foreign policy?, and (2) how does the

administration´s foreign policy correspond to dominant political-theoretical thought-traditions? The

traditions used are: liberalism, realism and neoconservatism. The sources of the study mostly

include literature and policy-documents. The author conducts qualitative and quantitative content

analysis of the Bush-administration´s policy document National Security Strategy of the United

States from March 2006. First the document is summarized based on different criteria followed by

categorizations of ideas connected with realism, liberalism and neoconservatism in the document. In

the quantative analysis value-words that are appropriate for the various traditions is chosen. The

frequency of those words can be seen as indications of the influence of the traditions in the thoughts

of the Bush-administration, but is mostly seen as a complement to the qualtative analysis. The main

conclusions of the paper are that the Bush-administration most often wish to act according to

international law and to cooperate with other actors internationally in the long run, it may even be

necessary. In the short run however, it may act outside the parameters of international organizations

and international law in order to accomplish foreign policy-goals. Matters related to the security of

the American state and people is considered much more important than international cooperation

and law. Liberalism seems to be the tradition that has most affected the Bush-administration´s

foreign policy. It is followed shortly thereafter by realism and neoconservatism seems to have had

the least influence on the the thought-traditions. All of the them has been active in the making of the

foreign policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
American foreign policy, Bush-administration, International cooperation, international law, international politics, multilateralism, national security, Neoconservatism, NSS, terrorism, unilateralism, US foreign policy, War on terror, War on terrorism, Bush-doctrine, exceptionalism
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-2100ISRN: ORU-SAM/STK-C--08/0045--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-2100DiVA: diva2:135885
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