The United Nations in Myanmar 2010 - 2019. The Challenges of Intervention

Majken Wissing Kiaby, Klara Møller Rasmussen, Sif Rønlund Nissen, Alberte Sofie Linde Forsell & Fiona Witzigmann

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This qualitative research project explores the subjects of the United Nations’ structure and the international society and aspires to answer how elements within these internal and external structures affect the UN’s ability to intervene in international conflicts, and specifically in the ongoing conflict in Myanmar. To answer this, the project includes a case study, which revolves around the Myanmar conflict. Furthermore, the project applies content analysis to gather data and analyse official UN documents. The data collected through this method, has been further analysed with the theoretical lenses of organisation theory and the English School. Organisation theory has been used to analyse the structures within the UN and has been applied to determine how organisations, such as the UN, reach a common goal. Moreover, it has been used to examine the organisation’s decision-making process. The English School has contributed with a theoretical framework that defines the international society, the primary institutions within, and demonstrates how these affect the order of the international society. Through combining these methods and theories, we can conclude that there are elements in the UN structure, such as the member states’ interests and the Security Council's veto power, and in the international society, like the English Schools’ primary institutions, that affect the UN’s ability to intervene in general and in the case of Myanmar specifically.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2019
Antal sider49
VejledereMichelle Pace


  • United Nations
  • Myanmar
  • interventions