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There is a new sheriff in town and he is Swedish: En kvalitativ studie om de svenska utlandsmissionerna i Bosnienkonflikten och hur händelserna rapporterades till det civila Sverige.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Student paper other, 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
There is a new sheriff in town and he is Swedish : A qualitative study of the Swedish foreign missions (English)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, a discussion and analysis on the Swedish participation  in the UN-mission in the Balkan conflict versus the reporting from the Swedish news press Dagens Nyheter (DN) of the same action is held. From a ground in survey questions to Swedish soldiers that took part in the conflict ,what they thought of the conflict and what got reported back to the Swedish civilians via the press and their differences is later held. A question in the survey also treats what the soldiers think got changed in the Swedish Armed Forces due to their actions in the conflict and what the soldiers thought of the view in the 1990s, national and international, on the Swedish Armed Forces. This survey and the articles  from DN that is analyzed is the ground in this papers issues, discussion and results. The paper overall and later the analysis is based on a theory in Oral history taken of Malin Thor's previous researches in the field and also strengthened with other researchers in the same field of studies.


The title to this paper is from the English press reporting about the Swedes taking charge of the UNPROFOR-mission in the Balkan conflict and is about the Colonel Ulf Henricsson, commander of the UN Nordic battalion (NordBat2) in central Bosnia and his firm hand and authority against the local warlords. Later the title went famous international and a lot of different newspapers used it as a headline when reporting about the Swedish soldiers acting aggressively and firmly towards the war-criminals when protecting civilians and their properties in Bosnia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 58 p.
Keyword [sv]
UNPROFOR, Balkankonflikten, NordBat2, BA01, Svenska kontingenten, Bosnienkriget, Daytonavtalet, FN, UN, Nato, IFOR, SFOR, DN, Jugoslavien, Kroatien, Bosnien & Hercegovina, Sarajevo, Tuzla.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46135OAI: diva2:851792
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Available from: 2015-09-09 Created: 2015-09-07 Last updated: 2015-09-09Bibliographically approved

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