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Försvarsmakten idag, Redo för förändring?
Swedish National Defence College.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish armed forces are facing a change, a change in both organization and profession. From a conscript military service system, the Swedish Armed Forces has changed to having full-time contracted soldiers. Conscript military service has a history of over a hundred years; it was introduced in 1901 and has survived two world wars and the Cold War.

The Swedish armed forces have changed to have contracted soldiers. My reflection is whether the armed forces really have had time for this changes that the new professionalization has meant. Today the Swedish armed forces consists of contracted soldiers, soldiers who are employed full time and costs the armed forces a lot of money. It's too expensive to have the same number of soldiers now compared to the older system in the defense against invasion by conscript soldiers. This has enabled us with a lower mass and cannot always perform the same tasks as we could before.

In this study, I will analyze if the professionalization really needs changes in the approach, and how these changes have been met by the Swedish armed services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Professionalization, Guard
Keyword [sv]
Professionalisering, Högvakt
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-1779OAI: diva2:428663
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-07-18 Created: 2011-06-30 Last updated: 2013-06-11Bibliographically approved

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