Vilka incitament kan förklara Sveriges engagemang i Afghanistan?: En undersökning ur ett liberalistiskt, ett realistiskt och ett konstruktivistiskt perspektiv
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this study was to examine the incentives behind Sweden’s decision to engage
in the Afghanistan conflict.
The method used to fulfil the purpose of the study is content analysis. The material that has
been used in the study is various books and articles concerning Sweden in Afghanistan,
Swedish foreign policy and perspectives in political science.
The study is multi-theoretical and thus the analysis explains the incentives from a liberal, a
realist and a constructivist point of view.
The conclusion of the study is that identity has a great part in explaining the incentives for
Sweden to engage in Afghanistan, especially because of the transformation in strategy and
foreign policy that has taken place since the end of the cold war. Other factors, such as peace
building and national interests also are incentives supported by the material used in the study.
Yet, perhaps they are first and foremost connected by the constructivist idea of identity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 41 p.
Sweden, Afghanistan, Peace building, Conflict, National interests, International solidarity, Identity, Civil Society, Terrorism, Strategy, Influence, Liberalism, Realism, Constructivism
Sverige, Afghanistan, Säkerhetspolitik, Fred, Konflikt, Intressen, Terrorism, Liberalism, Realism, Konstruktivism
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31448DiVA: diva2:687375
Subject / course
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits