Arendt And Foucault Case Study

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Arendt and foucault (Skal have anden overskrift!)
Looking back upon the origin of the Israel-Palestine conflict, one will see that Palestine once was a nation. For more than a century, the country has been occupied by other nations, though the conflict we today know as the Israel-Palestine conflict only started around the 1. World war. In order to fully grasp how actions made half a century ago, is able to have an impact so large on history that even today the Palestinian people are fighting for a Palestine. We have chosen to use Foucault's thoughts about power relations and Hannah Arendt’s thoughts on dignity in order to look at and analyse the power relationship between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people living on the oPt called the West Bank, further more we will be using the Danish radio programme “Arabic voices: As the Palestinians sees it” because we want to examine the conflicts young Palestinians can meet during their everyday lives. According to Foucault, power relations occur when agents interact. Furthermore his thoughts have come to the conclusion that one can analyse power relationships by examining institutions though these have to be carefully defined. He wishes to analyse institutions by investigating power relations instead of vice
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She speaks of dignity and how easy it is to violate human rights tearing away the dignity of an agent. She does not think that human rights are natural; she looks at them as being conventions and nothing more. Therefore they are easily suppressed, violated and bypassed. They are created in order for the human race to live together side by side. Instead of living by the human rights as they are right now, she wants us to live according to the rights to have dignity, letting every agent around the world live the life that makes them joyful and feeling like no one is suppressing them. (Isaac

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