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Nordiskt säkerhetspolitiskt samarbete: pragmatiskt men gränslöst
Swedish National Defence College.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study deals with one particular instance of foreign policy change in Sweden; The political take-off for enhanced Nordic Defence and Security Cooperation in the beginning of the 21st century which led to an agreement on a Nordic declaration on slolidarity. The aim of this study is to explain why the political development has undergone a rapid upturn and when such a policy change occur. Its purpose is to explain what factors and conditions that influenced the policy change. It also explores the meaning of the Nordic Declaration of Solidarity. The theoretical point of departure is Foreign Policy Analysis combined with John Kingdons policy-window theory. The research methods used are process- tracing and elite- interviews. Findings conclude that a number of factors came together at a critical time opening up for a policy window. Strategic leadership seized the opportunity and advocated their proposal which led to a foreign policy change. The study contributes to a more complete understanding of the pre-decision policy process leading up to the agreement on the Nordic declaration of solidarity. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
Nordic declaration on solidarity, elite interviews, Security and defence cooperation, Foreign Policy Analysis
Keyword [sv]
Nordisk solidaritetsförklaring, policyförändring, säkerhetspolitiskt samarbete, Norden, elitintervjuer, FPA
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3817OAI: diva2:625986
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot säkerhetspolitik
Available from: 2013-06-24 Created: 2013-06-06 Last updated: 2013-06-24Bibliographically approved

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