AbstractsPolitical Science

The Swedish Recognition of Palestine

by Ida Vanhainen

Institution: Uppsala University
Year: 2016
Keywords: Role conception; Social Sciences; Political Science; Samhällsvetenskap; Statsvetenskap; Politices kandidatprogram; Bachelor Programme in Political Science; Political Science; Statsvetenskap
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2065204
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302857


The Swedish recognition of Palestine was announced on 3 October 2014, but not without controversy. In the national parliamentary debates after, as well as the once that occurred before, the recognition there seems to be a divide between the ideas of Sweden’s role in international politics - One stand advocating an “activist role” and the other a “multilateral role”. Using what is known as role theory these roles and the conflict that is present between them will be analysed.