Menneskerettigheder som politisk kampplads

Katrine Iversen, Bjørn Nielsen, Anneli Mai Timmner & Amalie Glimø Christensen

Student thesis: Termpaper


This paper approaches debates surrounding human rights violations as well as preservations and further examines how human rights can be perceived as a field wherein political feuds are conducted. Additionally, the People’s Republic of China was selected as vantage point of a case study to investigate a country-specific approach on the human rights matter, from the perspective of a country in possession of distinctive values and cultural inner logics, which, in some ways, differs from Western discourse. To investigate this issue, this project applies discourse analysis in both theoretical and methodological terms in order to obtain insight into Chinese logic, reasoning and priorities regarding human rights. This is viewed upon in contrast to the dominating hegemonic discourse articulated through the UN and Western mentality. Furthermore, this study investigates the possibility of epistemological disputes embedded in discursive and political conflicts. The examination deduces a strong correlation between human rights and the field of politics and reasons that disputes among countries, regarding violations and preservations, always will be present due to the differences in cultures, historical backgrounds and political systems.

EducationsCultural Encounter, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Undergraduate or graduate
Publication date23 May 2016
SupervisorsLise Paulsen Galal


  • Xi Jinping
  • Kina
  • Laclau
  • Hegemoni
  • Menneskerettigheder
  • FN
  • Mouffe
  • Morten
  • Diskursanalyse
  • menneskerettighedsdiskurs