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Edström, Håkan
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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
Edström, H. (2017). Tradition eller förnyelse?: Svensk utrikespolitik efter EU-medlemskapet (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tradition eller förnyelse?: Svensk utrikespolitik efter EU-medlemskapet
2017 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. p. 220 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7105 (URN)978-91-44-10976-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-20 Created: 2017-11-20 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. (2016). Efter EU-medlemskapet: nya linjer i svensk utrikespolitik?. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(4), 497-527
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Efter EU-medlemskapet: nya linjer i svensk utrikespolitik?
2016 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 4, p. 497-527Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

After the EU Membership – New Strategies in Swedish Foreign Politics?After becoming a member of the EU in 1995 Sweden has been governed by theSocial Democrats (1995–2006) and by a Centre-Right coalition (2006–2014) led bythe Moderate Party. Has the EU-membership conserved the tradition of consensusamongst the political parties regarding the foreign policy or has it provided anew platform allowing the parties to express their different ideological preferencesalso in this field of politics? The aim of this article is to shed light on the foreignpolicy of the Social Democrats and the Moderate Party 1995–2014. By analyzing thedebates in the Swedish parliament, Riksdagen, it is concluded that the two partieshave similar strategies regarding the means and the ways of the foreign policy butdifferent approach regarding the views on the international settings and the endsof the policy. A potential explanation to the findings is the resurrection of Realismin the Moderate Party’s approach.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6419 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. (2016). Förord. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(4), 407-409
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förord
2016 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 4, p. 407-409Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6560 (URN)
Note

Specialnummer på temat "Statsvetenskap och krig - forskning för en osäker tid"

Available from: 2017-01-19 Created: 2017-01-19 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. & Josefsson, A. (2016). Försvaret av Sverige: vem kan leda operationer... och vem bör?. Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift (1), 67-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Försvaret av Sverige: vem kan leda operationer... och vem bör?
2016 (Swedish)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, no 1, p. 67-86Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6471 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. (2016). Gömd eller glömd?: realism i den svenska riksdagsdebatten. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(4), 529-562
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gömd eller glömd?: realism i den svenska riksdagsdebatten
2016 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 4, p. 529-562Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Hidden or Forgotten? – Realism in the Swedish Parliamentary DebateThe spoken word of politicians creates expectations for subsequent action. Thelanguage used when formulating security, foreign and defense policies can thusprovide an indication what measures the politicians are prepared to take in orderto promote their national interests. In international relations theory the use offorce is primarily associated with realism. The use of realist concepts in the politicalcommunication could thus serve as an indicator of the politicians’ views on the useof force. In this article the use of realism in the parliamentary debate in Sweden isexplored. The findings indicate differences between the political parties as well asbetween the topics of the debate.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6420 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-22 Created: 2016-12-22 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H., Ellström, C., Mohlin, M. & Oltorp, A. (2016). Militärstrategiskt samarbete: Finland lösningen... eller problemet?. Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift (2), 108-121
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Militärstrategiskt samarbete: Finland lösningen... eller problemet?
2016 (Swedish)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, no 2, p. 108-121Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6474 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-10 Created: 2017-01-10 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. (2016). Slutord. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 118(4), 643-645
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Slutord
2016 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 118, no 4, p. 643-645Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6561 (URN)
Note

Specialnummer på temat "Statsvetenskap och krig - forskning för en osäker tid"

Available from: 2017-01-19 Created: 2017-01-19 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. (Ed.). (2016). Statsvetenskap och krig: forskning i en osäker tid. Lund: Fahlbeckska stiftelsen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statsvetenskap och krig: forskning i en osäker tid
2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, 2016. p. 263
Series
Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747 ; Volym 118, Nr. 4
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6563 (URN)
Note

Specialnummer av tidskrift

Available from: 2017-01-19 Created: 2017-01-19 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Edström, H. (2015). Med alla till buds stående metoder?: Strategi i den politiska styrningen av Försvarsmakten. Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, 1, 15-36
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Med alla till buds stående metoder?: Strategi i den politiska styrningen av Försvarsmakten
2015 (Swedish)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, Vol. 1, p. 15-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Members of all political parties represented in the Swedish Parliament have during the past decades repeatedly stressed the necessity of directing military activities by using strategies. When focus in now shifting from participating in international military operations far from Sweden to addressing security challenges in Sweden's neighbourhood the needs for a new military strategy is obvious. The aim of this article is to explore whether potential shortcomings in the decisionsmaking process regarding the Swedish security and defence policy can explain why the Government does not seem to guide the Armed Forces with strategies.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5441 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
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