It is obvious that the Nobel peace prize is a major aspect of international politics. It can be used to set the political discourse, to drive an agenda, to bring awareness, to influence or enforce certain policies or political positions.
My question is why? Why do people care so much about the Nobel peace prize? What is the point of it?
It is not as if the award is bestowed by a supreme collection of human excellence: it is awarded by only a couple of random Norwegian politicians.
I mean, if I created my own award, called the dudududududu super mega peace price award, and I dished it out every year, nobody would care, and rightly so. And yet, people do seemingly care about the opinions of 4 politicians from Norway. Why?