International conflicts have modified into entities that would have been unrecognizable to scholars and practitioners of International Relations two decades or so ago. The global battlefield is transforming into, not objective reality, but rather a field of combined social aspects used to manipulate and twist reality in favor of the players seeking to overcome power positions and grievances. Current patterns of cooperation and conflict constitute a new paradigm of understanding for political science and international relations theorists. Traditional dynamics of power struggles between interstate conflicts have disappeared and instead have been replaced with a complex set of dynamics based on cultural norms. Honor is a term that abandons contemporary International Relations theory and provides a basis for concrete analysis irrespective of the relationship to realism or liberalism and instead serves as a necessary component to understanding intention, motive and sentiment for conflict. The following thesis analyzes the factors of honor and humiliation and their relation to genocide and war in Rwanda, Somalia and Honduras.


Political Science Department

Degree Name

MA in Political Science

Date of Award


Online Submission Date


First Advisor

Ejaz Akram

Committee Member 1

Ejaz Akram

Committee Member 2

Walid Kazziha

Committee Member 3

Emad Shahin

Document Type



85 leaves

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1


Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

International relations.


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Call Number

Thesis 2005/53