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Christiansson, Magnus
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Christiansson, M. (2018). Defense planning beyond rationalism: the third offset strategy as a case of metagovernance. Defence Studies, 18(3), 262-278
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Defense planning beyond rationalism: the third offset strategy as a case of metagovernance
2018 (English)In: Defence Studies, ISSN 1470-2436, E-ISSN 1743-9698, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 262-278Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyzes U.S. defense planning, and more specifically the public administration of the third offset strategy. The U.S. defense bureaucracy is rooted in a tradition of rational planning, which assumes a process of consistent, value-maximizing choices within specified constrains. The cornerstone in this tradition is the program budgeting system, once created to connect plans with budgets according to preferences. The third offset strategy, aimed at dealing with the challenges of geopolitical competition and budget austerity, is influenced by a different public administration philosophy described as metagovernance. Metagovernance is a challenge to rational planning as it entails an indirect approach of organizing arenas for networks, in which start-up companies and civilian corporations get to interact with government officials in order to identify incrementally suitable acquisition projects. Furthermore, the article contextualizes this tendency in reflexive modernity, in which rationality breaks down due to the pace of societal changes and planning processes constantly become subject to feedback.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
Planning, new public management, third offset strategy, acquisition, metagovernance, reflexive modernity
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6727 (URN)10.1080/14702436.2017.1335581 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2017). The NATO question in Sweden under the Trump presidency: Military non-alignment between power politics and feminist foreign policy. In: Jaan Siitonen (Ed.), Finland, Sweden & NATO: Did Trump Change Everything? (pp. 39-56). Helsingfors: Svenska Bildningsförbundet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The NATO question in Sweden under the Trump presidency: Military non-alignment between power politics and feminist foreign policy
2017 (English)In: Finland, Sweden & NATO: Did Trump Change Everything? / [ed] Jaan Siitonen, Helsingfors: Svenska Bildningsförbundet , 2017, p. 39-56Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Svenska Bildningsförbundet, 2017
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-7169 (URN)9789527273029 (ISBN)9789527273036 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-05 Created: 2018-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-08Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2014). The Partnerfication of NATO: From Wall-building to Bridge-building?. In: Trine Flockhart (Ed.), Cooperative Security: NATO's Partnership Policy in a Changing World (pp. 60-73). Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Partnerfication of NATO: From Wall-building to Bridge-building?
2014 (English)In: Cooperative Security: NATO's Partnership Policy in a Changing World / [ed] Trine Flockhart, Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) , 2014, p. 60-73Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter tries to supplement some of the early efforts to interpret the development of NATO’s partnership policy, as well as to widen it somewhat into a military operational perspective. Three official speeches on the executive level in the US are analyzed, including their references to military doctrines, in order to find the strategic rationale that underpins the new globalized partnership agenda. Two operational frameworks can be identified for the US: networking and access. Networking is centered on the decapitation of enemies and is being pursued in an on-going global or transnational shadow war. Access is centered on deterrence in Asia. Both frameworks rest on the concept of partnerships, and this is a contributory factor for their growing importance in the Alliance. This ‘partnerfication’ of NATO will certainly contribute to flexibility, but there is a clear risk that it will not be in the interests of all European states, members or partners alike.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), 2014
Series
DIIS Report ; 2014:01
Keywords
NATO, Partnerships, Networking, Access, Transnational shadow war
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4482 (URN)978-87-7605-639-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-07 Created: 2014-02-07 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2013). Pooling, Sharing and Specializing: NATO and International Defence Cooperation. In: Ellen Hallams, Luca Ratti and Benjamin Zyla (Ed.), NATO beyond 9/11: The Transformation of the Atlantic Alliance (pp. 178-197). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pooling, Sharing and Specializing: NATO and International Defence Cooperation
2013 (English)In: NATO beyond 9/11: The Transformation of the Atlantic Alliance / [ed] Ellen Hallams, Luca Ratti and Benjamin Zyla, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, p. 178-197Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article has mapped and analyzed internationaldefence cooperation with an emphasis on developments in NATO. In the mapping ofthe processes of defence cooperation initiatives in NATO after the Cold War and9/11, we concluded that there has been a steady stream of capabilitycatalogues, coordination measures and creation of joint ventures. In theanalysis we noted the different types of defence cooperation initiatives(sharing of capabilities, pooling of capabilities, role- and task sharing,co-development, and pooling of acquisitions), the character of the process(sequential and repetitive), and the dynamic and conditions (trade off dynamicsinfluenced by perceived gains, degree of solidarity, strategic similarities,degree of common understanding of political investment, and geographicproximity). The final part of the text elaborated on the potential consequencesof international defence cooperation; in this part we concluded that the threecategories, that might well mirror the future of the transatlantic securityarchitecture, are minimal defence cooperation, flexible defence cooperation orregional defence integration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
Series
New Security Challenges
Keywords
NATO, pooling & sharing, smart defence, islands of cooperation
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4246 (URN)978-0-230-00216-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2012). Fjärran, så nära: en jämförelse mellan dansk och svensk försvars- och säkerhetspolitik. In: Fredrik Doeser, Magnus Petersson, Jacob Westberg (Ed.), Norden mellan stormakter och fredsförbund: Nordiskt säkerhetspolitiskt samarbete i det gamla och nya Europa. Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fjärran, så nära: en jämförelse mellan dansk och svensk försvars- och säkerhetspolitik
2012 (Swedish)In: Norden mellan stormakter och fredsförbund: Nordiskt säkerhetspolitiskt samarbete i det gamla och nya Europa / [ed] Fredrik Doeser, Magnus Petersson, Jacob Westberg, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2012Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2012
Keywords
Sverige, Danmark, försvars- och säkerhetspolitik, policykoherens
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2865 (URN)9789173350334 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-11-13 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2012). The Military Balance in the Baltic Sea Region: Notes on a Defunct Concept (1ed.). In: Enrico Fels, Jan-Frederik Kremer & Katharina Kronenberg (Ed.), Power in the 21st Century: International Security and International Political Economy in a Changing World (pp. 117-136). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Military Balance in the Baltic Sea Region: Notes on a Defunct Concept
2012 (English)In: Power in the 21st Century: International Security and International Political Economy in a Changing World / [ed] Enrico Fels, Jan-Frederik Kremer & Katharina Kronenberg, Springer, 2012, 1, p. 117-136Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2012 Edition: 1
Series
Global Power Shift ; 2
Keywords
Makt, maktbalans, militära kapaciteter, Östersjön
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2520 (URN)978-3-642-25081-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-04-27 Created: 2012-04-27 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2011). Hur kan Sverige bli medlem i Nato?. Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift (Nr 4), 132-137
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur kan Sverige bli medlem i Nato?
2011 (Swedish)In: Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-5369, no Nr 4, p. 132-137Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kunliga Krigsvetenskapsakademien, 2011
Keywords
Sverige, Nato, medlemskap, Nato-utredning
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2403 (URN)
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-10 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2011). Solidarity and Sovereignty: The Two-Dimensional Game of Swedish Security Policy. Connections - The Quarterly Journal, 10(1), 1-23
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solidarity and Sovereignty: The Two-Dimensional Game of Swedish Security Policy
2011 (English)In: Connections - The Quarterly Journal, ISSN 1812-1098, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 1-23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Garmish-Partenkirchen: Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, 2011
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Krigsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2021 (URN)
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-25 Last updated: 2014-05-13Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2011). The Military Balance in the Baltic Sea Region: Notes on a Defunct Concept. In: Laura Salmela (Ed.), Nordic Cooperation in the Far North: . Paper presented at Soumenlinna seminar (pp. 59-79). Helsingfors: National Defence University, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Military Balance in the Baltic Sea Region: Notes on a Defunct Concept
2011 (English)In: Nordic Cooperation in the Far North / [ed] Laura Salmela, Helsingfors: National Defence University, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies , 2011, p. 59-79Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: National Defence University, Department of Strategic and Defence Studies, 2011
Series
Series 2: Research Reports, ISSN 1455-2108 ; 46
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2015 (URN)978-951-25-2157-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Soumenlinna seminar
Available from: 2011-09-13 Created: 2011-08-25 Last updated: 2013-08-16Bibliographically approved
Christiansson, M. (2010). Solidarity and Sovereignty: The Two-Dimensional Game of Swedish Security Policy. Baltic Security and Defence Review, 12(2), 26-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solidarity and Sovereignty: The Two-Dimensional Game of Swedish Security Policy
2010 (English)In: Baltic Security and Defence Review, ISSN 1736-3772, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 26-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tartu, Estonia: Baltic Defence College, 2010
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2014 (URN)
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-25 Last updated: 2014-06-19Bibliographically approved
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