This paper concerns the Arctic Council and why the organization has a raison d’être, despite of several direct contradicting factors. The paper’s philosophy of science is based upon critical realism, while the theoretical foundation is the two international relations theories neorealism and neoliberalism presented respectively by Kenneth Waltz and Robert Keohane. The paper examines which economic, security and influence related gains the member states gain by cooperation in and membership of the Arctic Council. On the basis of a retroductive analysis, the conclusion is that the Arctic Council has a raison d’être based upon the expected gains the member states anticipate.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 dec. 2012|
- Kritisk realisme
- Arktisk Råd