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Westberg, Jacob
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Edström, H., Gyllensporre, D. & Westberg, J. (2018). Military strategy of small states: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Military strategy of small states: Responding to External Shocks of the 21st Century
2018 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Using primary sources from four Nordic countries, (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden), this volume explores how small states have adjusted their military strategies in response to external shocks of the 21st century. The 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Russian interventions in Georgia and Ukraine, and the rise of the Islamic State have all forced the Nordic states to adopt new strategies. While the responses have not been uniform, their differing relations to the EU and NATO have not prevented these countries from behaving similarly in military affairs. Limitations in military capacity has led all four countries to pursue strategies that include cooperation with more resourceful partners. It is necessary for them to cooperate with others to protect and promote their national interests. Moreover, the Nordic cosmopolitan outlook expresses milieu-shaping ambitions that we generally would not expect small states to pursue against a potential great power aggressor.

This book will be of much interest to students of military strategy, defense studies, security studies, and international relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018. p. 204
Series
Cass Military Studies
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8145 (URN)9781138483644 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-20 Created: 2018-08-20 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Westberg, J. (2017). Försvarssamarbetet: en ny väg till fördjupat nordiskt samarbete? (1ed.). In: Bengt Sundelius & Claaes Wiklund (Ed.), Norden sett inifrån: Det fjärde spårbytet (pp. 41-55). Stockholm: Santérus Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Försvarssamarbetet: en ny väg till fördjupat nordiskt samarbete?
2017 (Swedish)In: Norden sett inifrån: Det fjärde spårbytet / [ed] Bengt Sundelius & Claaes Wiklund, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2017, 1, p. 41-55Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2017 Edition: 1
Keywords
Nordiskt försvarssamarbete
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6999 (URN)9789173591133 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-30 Created: 2017-08-30 Last updated: 2017-09-01Bibliographically approved
Westberg, J. (2016). Det glömda arvet från svensk allianspolitik. Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift (3), 23-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det glömda arvet från svensk allianspolitik
2016 (Swedish)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, no 3, p. 23-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Title:

The forgotten legacy of Sweden´s policies of alignment

Abstract:

This article aims to contribute to the present debate on Sweden’s security policy orientation by introducing an analytical framework for explaining and evaluating different choices of grand strategy. The usefulness of the analytical framework is illustrated with reference to Sweden’s previous experiences from perusing policies of military alignment and participation in cooperative security efforts aiming for collective security. A further aim of the article is to remind the readers of these largely forgotten Swedish experiences of policies of alignment. This second aim is related to the mistaken but common view that Sweden during the last 200 years has pursued a consistent policy of non-alignment. In the conclusion of this article six alternative strategies to reduce the present gap between Sweden’s security goals and political and military means are analysed.

Keywords
allianspolitik, svensk säkerhetspolitik
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6476 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Britz, M. & Westberg, J. (2016). Lärarrollen: att utbilda på vetenskaplig grund. In: Linus Hagström, Niklas Bremberg, Arita Holmberg (Ed.), Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen (pp. 206-228). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lärarrollen: att utbilda på vetenskaplig grund
2016 (Swedish)In: Att forska: praktiker och roller inom samhällsvetenskapen / [ed] Linus Hagström, Niklas Bremberg, Arita Holmberg, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016, p. 206-228Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2016
Keywords
undervisning på vetenskaplig grund
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6538 (URN)9789173317696 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2017-01-13 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Westberg, J. (2016). Säkerhet utan alliansfrihet: svenska alliansstrategiers teori och praktik. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(4), 411-444
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Säkerhet utan alliansfrihet: svenska alliansstrategiers teori och praktik
2016 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 4, p. 411-444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to contribute to the present debate on Sweden’s security policy orientation by introducing some general theoretical propositions and concepts related to research on alliance formation and alignment strategies of small states. A further aim of the article is to challenge the mistaken but common view that Sweden ever since  has pursued a consistent policy of non-military alignment.

The usefulness of these propositions and concepts is firstly illustrated with an analysis of Sweden’s previous experiences of military alignment and participation in cooperative security efforts aiming for collective security. Secondly, insights from Sweden’s previous experiences and general research on alliance behaviour of great and small powers are used to discuss potential benefits and costs related to three possible future alignment strategies: (i) a small state military alliance between Finland and Sweden, (ii) a bilateral military alliance between Sweden the US and (iii) a Swedish membership in NATO. Finally, the question of continuity and change in Sweden’s policy of non-alignment is addressed. In answering this question the concepts of critical junctions, path dependency and external shocks are introduced as analytical tools to analyse causes of both continuity and change. I relation to these concepts Sweden’s security strategies have been characterised by far less consistency than theories of critical junctions or external shocks would lead us to expect. It is also argued that the policy of non-alignment since the end of the Cold War has lost most of its practical relevance and that the deteriorating security situation in Europe has created a need for a new coherent Swedish security strategy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016
Keywords
Alliansstrategier, svensk säkerhetspolitik
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6537 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-13 Created: 2017-01-13 Last updated: 2018-01-16Bibliographically approved
Westberg, J. (2015). Det nordiska försvarssamarbetets drivkrafter och utvecklingsmöjligheter (2 [utök.] uppl.ed.). In: Kjell Engelbrekt, Arita Holmberg, Jan Ångström (Ed.), Svensk säkerhet i Europa och världen: (pp. 89-116). Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det nordiska försvarssamarbetets drivkrafter och utvecklingsmöjligheter
2015 (Swedish)In: Svensk säkerhet i Europa och världen / [ed] Kjell Engelbrekt, Arita Holmberg, Jan Ångström, Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik AB, 2015, 2 [utök.] uppl., p. 89-116Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik AB, 2015 Edition: 2 [utök.] uppl.
Keywords
Norden, försvarssamarbete
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5633 (URN)978-91-39-11419-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2016-08-09Bibliographically approved
Westberg, J. (2015). Svenska säkerhetsstrategier: 1810-2014 (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svenska säkerhetsstrategier: 1810-2014
2015 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

En nationell säkerhetsstrategi handlar ytterst om hur den politiska ledningen inriktar, utvecklar och utnyttjar olika former av maktmedel för att uppnå landets övergripande säkerhetspolitiska mål.

I denna bok presenteras en sammanhållen analys av de olika säkerhetsstrategier som Sverige tillämpat under den 200-åriga fredsperioden sedan Napoleonkrigens slut. Bland dessa säkerhetsstrategier återfinns exempel på såväl olika former av neutralitetspolitik som olika former av allianspolitik samt strategier syftande till kollektiv säkerhet. De svenska vägvalen analyseras och förklaras med hjälp av teorier om säkerhetspolitiska strategier och internationell politik. Boken avslutas med en analys av dagens svenska försvarspolitik.

Boken Svenska säkerhetsstrategier är främst avsedd att användas i utbildning på högskolenivå, men den avser också att lämna ett bidrag till forskning och debatt om svensk säkerhetspolitik.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. p. 262 Edition: 1
Keywords
Sverige, säkerhetsstrategier
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5632 (URN)978-91-44-10095-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2018-01-15Bibliographically approved
Britz, M. & Westberg, J. (2015). Sveriges återtåg till närområdet. Internasjonal Politikk, 73(3), 423-431
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sveriges återtåg till närområdet
2015 (Swedish)In: Internasjonal Politikk, ISSN 0020-577X, E-ISSN 1891-1757, Vol. 73, no 3, p. 423-431Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2015
Keywords
Sverige, försvarspolitik
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5634 (URN)000362927900008 ()
Available from: 2015-11-16 Created: 2015-11-16 Last updated: 2018-06-28Bibliographically approved
Westberg, J. (2014). Integrationsprocessens inledande faser och Monnets idéer om fred och överstatlighet (förstaed.). In: Marie-Louise Hindsberg m.fl. (Ed.), Integrationens skiftande mönster: Handbok i EU-studier (pp. 45-64). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrationsprocessens inledande faser och Monnets idéer om fred och överstatlighet
2014 (Swedish)In: Integrationens skiftande mönster: Handbok i EU-studier / [ed] Marie-Louise Hindsberg m.fl., Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, första, p. 45-64Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014 Edition: första
Keywords
EU, liberala fredsstrategier
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5195 (URN)978-91-44-09489 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2015-01-14 Last updated: 2015-11-25Bibliographically approved
Westberg, J. (2014). The New Dynamics of Nordic Defence Cooperation. In: Kati Lepojärvi (Ed.), Perspectives on European Security: STETE Yearbook 2013 (pp. 60-67). Helsinki: STETE, The Finnish Committee for European Security
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The New Dynamics of Nordic Defence Cooperation
2014 (English)In: Perspectives on European Security: STETE Yearbook 2013 / [ed] Kati Lepojärvi, Helsinki: STETE, The Finnish Committee for European Security , 2014, p. 60-67Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: STETE, The Finnish Committee for European Security, 2014
Series
Perspectives on European security : STETE yearbook, ISSN 2242-525X ; 2013
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5197 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2015-01-14 Last updated: 2017-09-13Bibliographically approved
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