Sociology at military academies: The Swedish case
2008 (English)In: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 35, no 1, 91-105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article illustrates the role of sociology at the Swedish military academies. Finding a suitable balance between theoretical and practical education seems to have been a major thread in Swedish officer education from the eighteenth century to the present day. The emphasis has been on education that is closely linked to military war positions, with extensive elements of combat planning and carrying out military operations. But as tasks have changed, areas such as leadership and organizations have become more important, and the positions of sociological theories and perspective have gradually increased. The belief put forward here is that the demand for sociology will increase for two reasons: the current struggle to make Swedish officer education more university-like and, more important, the need for sociological knowledge that will grow the more the Defense Forces will be engaged in the international arena.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 35, no 1, 91-105 p.
military sociology, officer education, officer training
Research subject Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-3893DOI: 10.1177/0095327X07308623ISI: 000259265300006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-3893DiVA: diva2:628561