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Doktrinen som religion – En undersökning om doktrinens kvalitet
Swedish National Defence College.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

There is an ongoing discussion about what purpose doctrines should serve in military organizations. For this reason, it becomes difficult to identify by what standards doctrines should be evaluated. This paper is based on Jan Ångström and Jerker Widén’s theory that suggest that the doctrine should be understood as a religion or in other words - a set of beliefs. Using this constructivist interpretation, one can easier identify criteria of a good doctrine, thus making it easier to evaluate it.  Following this understanding, Ångström and Widén have developed a set of quality standards that are used in this survey to measure the quality of the Swedish Military doctrine.  A questionnaire was sent out to Swedish officers in order to answer the question of how good the quality of the Swedish doctrine is. By using this quantitative method, the results indicate that the Swedish doctrine fulfils some of these quality standards, while other qualities are not met. To draw more definitive conclusions, further research is needed. Nevertheless, the result of this study indicates that although there are diverse opinions, there are parts of the doctrine that exhibit good quality.

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2016. , 47 p.
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6211DiVA: diva2:941628
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
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Doktrin, Religion, Kvalitet, Kvalitetstandarder, Ångström, Widén
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved

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