International military engagement as a result of securitization: An analysis of the changing policy of the Swedish Government towards military engagement in ISAF
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
There have been tremendous changes in how the Swedish Government has directed its policy towards military engagement within the International Security Assistance Force, ISAF. From Sweden acting as a mere provider of basic military security, to a civil-military actor with long-term security goals, these changes are of great importance to understand. This, especially, as the engagement is now about to end. This paper will attempt to explain how these changes in policy have been brought about, by applying a framework from the literature surrounding securitization. By employing a framework which rarely is applied towards international, military and peace operations, the paper also intends to investigate whether this is a suitable theoretical tool for this purpose. As the engagement in ISAF is now about to be ended, the paper stresses the importance of understanding the policy of this period. Therefore, nearly the entire period, stretching from 2001-2013, will be studied.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 35 p.
International Security Assistance Force, ISAF, Securitization, Foreign Policy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-4716OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-4716DiVA: diva2:728821
Subject / course
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan