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Robert Pape och Falklandskriget - En teoriprövande enfallsstudie
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Robert A. Pape, an American political scientist, have created a universally known theory about how to successfully conduct military coercion. In his comprehensive quantitative research from multiple cases of coercion Pape’s conclusion is that the denial strategy of air power is what historically have been working. From his cases where he draws his conclusion there is one case missing. Pape has excluded the case of the Falklands war. According to some researchers, the Falklands war which was won by Great Britain, had a successful outcome due to their utility of the air power. This essay aims to test if Papes theory of military coercion has the potential to explain the victory of Great Britain in the Falklands War. By conducting a single case study by means of a qualitative text analysis, the answer is to be found.

The results shows that Great Britain mainly used a denial strategy with the air powers. The Falklands war could have been predicted by this usage. Although it is a conventional conflict, involving both the navy, army and the airforce, it is hard to believe it was only because of the air powers the war was won. The use of a denial strategy can therefore not explain the victory for Great Britain, but it can be a part of the explanation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 38 p.
Keyword [sv]
Robert Pape, Falklandskriget, tvångsmakt, luftmakt, nekande strategi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6859DiVA: diva2:1128009
Subject / course
War Studies, Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
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Uppsatsen skriven VT 2017 under Termin 4 Officersprogrammet 15-18 med inriktningmot flyg. Examen genomförs VT 2018.  

Available from: 2017-07-21 Created: 2017-07-20 Last updated: 2017-07-21Bibliographically approved

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