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En undersökning om doktrinutveckling: Minskad operativ effektivitet i den militärstrategiska doktrinen
Swedish National Defence College.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis purpose is to analyze specific content in Sweden’s doctrine to illustrate a trend in doctrine development in small states. Small states doctrine tends to promote political messages rather than messages about operational efficiency. Due to this trend, it is important to study how small states implement and accept these types of developments. Kjell Bjerga and Torunn Haaland describes this phenomenon through an analysis of the Norwegian doctrine. The arguments they point out creates a tool, which explain concepts in Sweden’s military strategic doctrine. This thesis then takes a discursive form to identify the doctrines hidden roots and underlying narratives. It is then possible to structure concepts such as operational efficiency or operational inefficiency. The result of this analysis is that Sweden follow the development in small states strategic doctrine, decreasing the amount of concepts promoting operational efficiency. The result comply with Bjerga and Haalands theory and confirm the question at issue. This may lead to a dilemma where Sweden cannot achieve military operational efficiency because their doctrine promoting messages hard to translate to distinct military action.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
Doktrinutveckling, operativ effektivitet, små stater, militärstrategisk doktrin
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6207OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6207DiVA: diva2:941243
Subject / course
War Studies Thesis
Educational program
Officersprogrammet (OP)
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Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-06-22 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved

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