The Palestinian Regufee Status and its Impact on Recognition

Maimouna Diarra

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This study investigates the armed conflict between Israel and Palestine. The focus of the project is to scrutinise whether Palestinian refugee status has affected the Palestinian people at an international level. 

The examination builds on international relations theory involving the constructivist approach to conducting research. The empirical data is a sample of UN Security Council Resolutions, while the methodological approach to the research includes the qualitative discourse analysis, derived from the work of Michel Foucault. 

The project concludes that though the Palestinians lose their territory to the Israeli people, the UN Security Council does not change cease to recognise the Palestinian population as Palestinians. Moreover, the project finds that the Council’s discourse towards the Israel-Palestine conflict was under change, digging into the different semantic schemes constituting the foundation of the Council’s discourse, examining their relations to one another. At last, the discussion sought to answer the research question, the argument being that the state as well as identity, is nothing without recognition and that the notion of national identity is powered by collective imagination.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato11 jun. 2018
VejledereTatiana Fogelman