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What is the situation in Finland’s and Sweden’s security policy and what are their choices with it?: Analyses of the security policy from the past years in Finland and Sweden and about their current challenges.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The current situation in the world has forced many states to have a look at their security policy in a more demanding way. The instability around the world has become harder to prevent and for the states to protect their citizens, which requires efficient work from the states. Therefore, this paper is going to have a look at the security policy that Finland and Sweden are performing currently, to give us understanding of their current situation. To do that, it is necessary to have a look at their backgrounds as well. The aim of this paper is to understand security policies of these countries, and how that have effected to their choices that are done today. After that, new future possible choices will be analysed based on the given information. Since the instability has also reached these two countries, we shall have look what could be their choices in improving their current policies.  

Theories that will be used in this paper, are playing important role in achieving the selected aim of this paper. Throughout this paper, theories are tools for us, guiding us to focus on the arguments that are supported by these theories. These different points of views will be collected from arguments that are presented about the security policy of these countries and are supporting theories Liberalism and/or Realism. Theories are also allowing us to use our method, argument analyse, by working as a great instrument in finding arguments that are relevant for the paper. Since this paper will not aim to give any specific idea of good security policy, the focus is to look the things where Finland and Sweden could improve their policies, and/or to have a look into new possibilities. Since the world is changing rapidly, also the security policies of countries have to keep up with the new challenges.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Finland, Sweden, Security Policy, NATO, Security
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56280OAI: diva2:957267
Subject / course
Social Sciences
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
2016-06-02, Linneuniversitetet, Kalmar, 13:38 (Swedish)
Available from: 2016-09-05 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2016-09-05Bibliographically approved

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