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Nilsson, Mikael
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Nilsson, M. (2012). Science as propaganda: Swedish scientists and the co-production of American hegemony in Sweden during the cold war, 1953-68. European Review of History, 19(2), 275-302
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Science as propaganda: Swedish scientists and the co-production of American hegemony in Sweden during the cold war, 1953-68
2012 (English)In: European Review of History, ISSN 1350-7486, E-ISSN 1469-8293, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 275-302Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article takes a close look at how the United States used the funding of scientific research in Sweden as a hegemonic and propaganda tool in the 1950s and 1960s. It shows that non-aligned Sweden functioned just as much as a node in the international science network set up by the Americans after the Second World War as did the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries. These funds were awarded mainly to an elite network of prominent Swedish scientists. The article sheds interesting light on the controversies of such funding in Sweden during the cold war and adds important knowledge about Swedish-American relations during the cold war. The article argues that this Swedish scientific elite co-produced US hegemony in Sweden by actively seeking out American military funding and by making use of it. It also argues that US funding was intended to portray the United States as an altruistic patron of science in the world and thus serve American propagandistic purposes as well.

Keywords
Sweden, cold war, propaganda, United States, science and technology studies, military-academic complex, coproduction of hegemony
National Category
History
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3846 (URN)10.1080/13507486.2012.662944 (DOI)000303211400005 ()
Available from: 2013-06-14 Created: 2013-06-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). Dick Harrison backar, men har fortfarande fel. Vetenskap & historia (6)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dick Harrison backar, men har fortfarande fel
2011 (Swedish)In: Vetenskap & historia, ISSN 2000-530X, no 6Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2208 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2013-08-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). Hur kan Harrison tro på Jesus?. Vetenskap & historia (5)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur kan Harrison tro på Jesus?
2011 (Swedish)In: Vetenskap & historia, ISSN 2000-530X, no 5Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: LRF media, 2011
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2207 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2013-08-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). Jesus: Han var inte ens en historisk person. Vetenskap & historia (4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jesus: Han var inte ens en historisk person
2011 (Swedish)In: Vetenskap & historia, ISSN 2000-530X, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: LRF media, 2011
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2206 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2013-08-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). Kriget: en oskiljaktig del av människans historia?: Recension av Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll: Castles, Batles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008 [Review]. Militärhistorisk Tidskrift, 2009-2010, 371-375
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kriget: en oskiljaktig del av människans historia?: Recension av Jurgen Brauer and Hubert van Tuyll: Castles, Batles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008
2011 (Swedish)In: Militärhistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0283-8400, Vol. 2009-2010, p. 371-375Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan, 2011
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2203 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). Kriget i postmodern belysning: Recension av Judith Butler: Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? London: Verso, 2009 [Review]. Militärhistorisk Tidskrift, 2009-2010, 376-380
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kriget i postmodern belysning: Recension av Judith Butler: Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? London: Verso, 2009
2011 (Swedish)In: Militärhistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0283-8400, Vol. 2009-2010, p. 376-380Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan, 2011
National Category
History and Archaeology Social Sciences
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2204 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (Ed.). (2011). Militärhistorisk tidskrift 2009-2010. Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Militärhistorisk tidskrift 2009-2010
2011 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Förord

Bidrag från Helsningborgskonferensen

  • Lars Ericson Wolke & Niels Bo Poulsen - Slaget vid Helsingborg – En Konferens
  • Michael Bergnsbo - Den store Nordiske Krig og det danske imperium 
  • Magnus Perlestam - Magnus Stenbocks reglemente – En granskning 
  • Lars Ericson Wolke - Mellan Poltava och Tönningen – Svenska operativa förutsättningar och resursmobiliseringen 1709–1713 
  • Björn Gäfvert - Helsingborg 1710 – De samtida kartorna över operationsområdet 
  • Kjeld Hald Galster - Forberedelse til krig – Dansk langtidsplanlægning med henblik på revanche mod Sverige 
  • Per Iko - Slaget vid Helsingborg den 28 februari 1710 Bilden av slaget: när – var – hur? 
  • Bo Knarrström - Examples from the dirt archive – Records of battlefield archaeology in Scania, Southern Sweden
  • Hanne Sanders - Helsingborg, lokalsamhället och de dansk-svenska krigen Skånelandskapen i krig och fred 
  • Jakob Seerup - Fra Kongelig Gunst til Professionel Merit – Søofficerersavancementer i 1700-tallet 
  • Kent Zetterberg - Slaget vid Helsingborg 1710 och Sveriges gradvisa övergång från stormakt till medelstor makt i Europa 
  • Lars Bangert Struwe - Nu eller aldrig – Dansk strategisk tankegang i 1700-tallet

Övriga teman

  • Lars Ericson Wolke - Varför blev man Finlandsfrivillig 1939–1944? – En enkät ett halvt sekel senare 
  • Fredrik Eriksson - ”Krigsman skall frukta Gud och vara Konungen huld och trogen” – Historiebruk i svenska soldatinstruktioner under mellankrigstiden 
  • Angela Moran - ‘No country could remain neutral in the cold war’ – Neutrality in Europe during the Cold War 
  • Fredrik Thisner - Bortom det stora nordiska kriget: – Officerskarriärens ekonomiska anatomi i Sverige och Danmark-Norge, ca 1720–1800 
  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk - Fiende, allierad eller frände? Polska militära analyser av Finland under mellankrigstiden
  • Marco Wyss - A War-Profiteer or a Strategic Lightweight? Switzerland in American Aircraft Supply Priorities in the Emerging Cold War 
  • Hampus Östh Gustafsson - Friktionernas krig – Albrecht von Lantingshausen och landsättningen vid Lokalaks

Recensioner

  • Michael H. Clemmesen. Den lange vej mod 9. april. Historien om de fyrre år för den tyske operation mod Norge og Danmark i 1940. anmälan av Lars Ericson Wolke
  • Jurgen Brauer och Hubert van Tuyll. Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History. anmälan av Mikael Nilsson
  • Judith Butler. Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?. anmälan av Mikael Nilsson

Författare

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan (FHS), 2011. p. 386
Series
Militärhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0283-8400 ; 2009-2010
National Category
History
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-8118 (URN)
Available from: 2018-07-23 Created: 2018-07-23 Last updated: 2019-09-09Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). Spekulationer om Polaris. Vetenskap & historia (3)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Spekulationer om Polaris
2011 (Swedish)In: Vetenskap & historia, ISSN 2000-530X, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: LRF media, 2011
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2205 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2013-08-12Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). Svältkatastrof eller folkmord?: Miljoner dog i Ukraina – nya fakta om Sveriges roll. Vetenskap & historia (7)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svältkatastrof eller folkmord?: Miljoner dog i Ukraina – nya fakta om Sveriges roll
2011 (Swedish)In: Vetenskap & historia, ISSN 2000-530X, no 7Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: LRF media, 2011
National Category
History and Archaeology Social Sciences
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2209 (URN)
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2011-11-28Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. (2011). The editor and the CIA: Herbert Tingsten and the Congress for Cultural Freedom : a symbiotic relationship. European Review of History, 18(2), 147-174
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The editor and the CIA: Herbert Tingsten and the Congress for Cultural Freedom : a symbiotic relationship
2011 (English)In: European Review of History, ISSN 1350-7486, E-ISSN 1469-8293, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 147-174Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the relations between perhaps Sweden's most influential publicist during the Cold War, the professor of political science and editor-in-chief of Sweden's largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter 1946-1959, Herbert Tingsten, and the Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF), a CIA-sponsored organisation gathering the elite of the world's non-communist leftist intellectuals, Congress for Cultural Freedom and its Swedish sub-branch called 'Svenska kommitten for kulturens frihet' (SKfKF). Tingsten was a professor of political science at University of Stockholm from 1935 to 1946 and then editor-in-chief of Sweden's largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter from 1946 to 1959. It argues that parts of Tingsten's work both as an opinion maker and as a scholar was part of a symbiotic relationship with the CCF and the SKfKF. Tingsten was the foremost propagator for the 'end of ideology' thesis in Sweden and the article argues that this campaign was inspired by the CCF's advancement of this idea in the 1950s and 1960s. Tingsten was personally acquainted with several CCF intellectuals and he visited several of the CCF's conferences. The article also makes the case that Tingsten helped the CCF and the SKfKF's causes and furthered their agendas in a number of ways during his time as editor-in-chief of DN. For example, Tingsten allowed the SKfKF to use DN as a platform for presenting its ideas and programmes to a broader public. The article thus shows how the CCF network of intellectuals influenced opinion making in non-aligned Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Carfax, 2011
Keywords
Sweden, CCF, CIA, Cultural Cold War
National Category
History and Archaeology Political Science
Research subject
Historia med inriktning mot militärhistoria
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2200 (URN)10.1080/13507486.2011.555947 (DOI)000289845900001 ()
Available from: 2011-11-21 Created: 2011-11-21 Last updated: 2018-06-28Bibliographically approved
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