publication . Bachelor thesis . 2016

Legitimizing Vetoes : A Discourse Analysis of How Vetoes are Motivated in the United Nations Security Council

Wernersson, Hanna;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
  • Country: Norway
How is a veto justified? Within the discipline of International Relations, discourse analysis is gaining a higher status. However, there is a surprising lacuna in the literature as a discursive approach to the veto in the United Nations Security Council, is yet to be taken. This is unfortunate, given the Security Council’s prominence. The way in which the council members make meaning through their word choice has profound effects for politics in the international system. There is, nonetheless, a growing debate on the functioning of the council, and the veto-power is an important object of contestation. Motivated by current veto-restraining initiatives, this thes...
free text keywords: United Nations Security Council, veto, discourse analysis, contra-discourse, legitimizing
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