Hela vägen in i Raklet: En kvalitativ studie av beslutet att anskaffa Rakel som huvudsambandsmedel för förband i Försvarsmakten
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In 2008, The Swedish Armed Forces acquired the communication system Rakel solely for its co-ordination between military and civilian service. When the armed Forces at an early stage adopted the system, it was decided that Rakel should serve as the main radio communication system for some units. The acquisition of Rakel for tactical use thereby opposed its original purpose.
The aim of this thesis is to examine if this decision has a rational or an organizational cause. Allison´s and Zelikow´s Rational Actor Model and Governmental Politics Model are the two models applied to the two separate sub- acquisitions of Rakel as a main communication system. The study concludes that the combination of the two models is to be preferred in order to explain the decision of the Swedish Armed Forces. The two models were employed when investigating military police units and military airbases. For the military police, the choice of using Rakel as tactical communications was explained as the political resultant of the end-users strive to use Rakel. Whereas in the airbase case, Rakel were seen as the rational choice in accordance with the intended acquisition goals.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 34 p.
försvarsanskaffning; Rakel; Allison; rationalitet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6194DiVA: diva2:941208
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Ångström, Jan, Professor