Sweden's Participation in Operation Unified Protector: Obligations and Interests
2014 (English)In: International Peacekeeping, ISSN 1353-3312, E-ISSN 1380-748X, Vol. 21, no 5, 642-657 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article examines the necessary conditions behind the decision made by the Government of Sweden to participate with fighter jets in the monitoring of the no-fly zone over Libya in March 2011. The article identifies five explanatory factors whose presence was necessary for Sweden's military contribution: a feeling of moral obligation to intervene on the part of the government; the international legal foundation for the operation; strong leadership provided by NATO; broad parliamentary support; and the availability of military capabilities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 21, no 5, 642-657 p.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject Krigsvetenskap
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-5150DOI: 10.1080/13533312.2014.963325OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-5150DiVA: diva2:779681