Looking out the window

January 20, 2009

Right now I am trying to put my analysis of Socialist People’s Party’s behaviour around the Maastricht-treaty and the Edinburgh agreement referendums. The question is whether or not their policy changed from one referendum to the other referendum… pretty interesting actuarially. Well we are trying to see if Kaare Strom’s theory about political party behaviour fits the case. What I have found or perhaps rediscovered is the therapeutic influence of looking out the window – how words come much easier then you look away from the screen and out on the world. Isn’t that an interesting fact that it is easier to word something then you look at something that has nothing to do with what I am writing about?

I have turned in the other paper I was working on – I seriously hope that it is good enough but I am not sure – I am not sure the finds were interesting enough. I had the felling that it ended up being rather thin. Well I will know in a month’s time. Until then I can’t do anything but to focus on what I am doing and try to stop worrying about it


I am reading more newspapers for my BA-project – I don’t seem to be able to get though my sources for this project, but well at least I seem to get a lot wise on the subject. A few things stroke me as interesting while I was reading…

First of all how overwhelmingly important it was to everyone in Europa that Germany did take up it’s seat. That is not really something that is self-evident then you read history books about the era – you normally get the impression that the league wasn’t really important even at the time. It is my impression that people of the time felt quite the opposite about it. Germany’s admission was a world shadowing event. It toke up all space on the front page on every Danish newspaper in 10 days – and I am pretty sure it wasn’t just the Danish newspapers that gave everything else less priority in that period. That Germany got admitted was important enough to get all kinds of drama going in Genèva and to make all kinds of countries try to claim a seat in the consul as well.

The other thing that stroke me as interesting while I was reading was; that part of the reason the league never worked as well as people wanted it to, was that it was really a European party. A party to witch someone had invited the rest of the world and had given them veto-rights. At least the European countries clearly sew the league as a European league – somewhere to ensure peace in Europa – not somewhere to settle all of the World’s problems. People has talked a lot about why the league didn’t for-fill it’s purpose and preserved the peace (in Europe), and they often talk about this or that the law of the league. I think the real crucial problem was that the European stats sew the league as their club, but at the same time they had invited the rest of the world inside as equal members. But they didn’t treat the rest of the world as equal members! Europa was in shock then Brazil (the biggest country in South America) “dares” to try to claim a seat in the counsul along with the other Great powers… They where astonished by it to tell the truth – the Danish newspapers where chocked – even offended by it. “How dare Brazil intervene in European affairs?!”

Ok now I can think again without this trying to get out of my head – I better get back to my newspapers and my paper.


January 2, 2009

… that actureally sounds really interesting.” That was the comment I got from someone at a family party I was attenting a few days ago, then we were talking about my BA project. I think it is a bit funny comments because the woman I was talking to realisted while she was talking that my subject actureally did sound pretty interesting, so she didn’t have to pretent to be interested. To me that tells me that it isn’t a too stupid subject I picked.