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Sexuella övergrepp i en kontext av mänsklig säkerhet och biopolitiskt maktutövande: En diskursanalys om inverkan av mänsklig säkerhet på sexuella övergrepp i fredsbevarande operationer
Swedish Defence University.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

United Nations peacekeeping has been distinguished as a bringer of peace and stability to

countries plagued by war and insecurity. However, reports since the 1990s of sexual

exploitations by peacekeeping personnel have tainted these accomplishments. At the same

time as these reports started to surface there was an internal development within the UN

where the security discourse went from being state focused to being focused on securing the

population’s security and health. This new trend was established in the United Nations

Development Programme in 1994 as Human Security and laid the ground for the structure of

the peacekeeping operations. This study asks the question how these exploits can occur in a

discursive context where the population’s welfare and health is the reference of intervention.

By examining the following representative cases: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

and the Central African Republic (CAR), it can be seen how human security expresses a

discursive reproduction of two different kinds of power: biopower and sovereign power.

Through an analysis of the discourse in documents relating to the interventions it can be seen

how these expressions of power creates a contextual environment where the sexual

exploitations can take place.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
biopower, sovereign power, Homo Sacer, bare life, human security, discourse analysis, sexual exploitations, United Nations
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6592DiVA: diva2:1070660
Subject / course
Political Science with focus on crisis management and security
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Kandidatprogrammet
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Available from: 2017-03-02 Created: 2017-02-01 Last updated: 2017-03-02Bibliographically approved

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