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Att utöva makt i internationella förhandlingar. En komparativ studie om Sveriges och USA:s synpunkter på ratificering av Kyotoprotokollet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
To exercise power in international negotiations. A comparative study of Sweden and US views on the ratification of the Kyoto protocol (English)
Abstract [en]

Because of global warming and the climate change, the United Nations developed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the parties third conference in Kyoto Japan. The Kyoto Protocol was binding and the countries that ratified it would strive to achieve the commitments that have been assigned to them. Many countries chose not to ratify the Protocol, including the United States. Sweden were one of the countries that chose to ratify the Protocol, therefore the thesis aims to describe how Sweden has argued about the Kyoto Protocol at national and international level and how those arguments are in relation to the United States that have chosen not to ratify the protocol. This essay that is based on text analysis and research design is comparing most different design. With the help of the theory of soft and hard power, the results showed that Sweden and the United States had almost the same arguments when it comes to certain points about the Kyoto protocol.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 48 p.
Keyword [sv]
klimatförändring, internationell regim, Kyotoprotokoll, argumentation, makt
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-39830OAI: diva2:901210
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Spatial and Social Planning programme (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2016-02-10 Created: 2016-02-07 Last updated: 2016-02-10Bibliographically approved

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