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  • 1.
    Danielsson, Erna
    et al.
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Carlstedt, Berit
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för ledarskap och management (ILM).
    The Swedish Reserve Officer: Filling Vacancies or Using Competences2011Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 37, nr 2, s. 284-300Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to examine the reserve force's role in and contribution to the new Swedish expeditionary armed forces. Survey data were obtained from 418 reservists. The results show that reserve officers are well educated and hold high positions in the civil society. According to the reserve officers themselves, the Armed Forces do not ask for their nonmilitary competence. The discontent with this situation is greater among the younger reservists as opposed to the older ones. Four different opinions on the need for the reserve officers are suggested. First, reserve officers are requested to fill vacancies, that is, a volume regulator. Second, the reserve officers are needed because they have unique competences other than military that are used by the armed forces. Third, reserve officers are needed from an economic point of view. Finally, reserve officers contribute to the civil- military relationship. However, when using a framework intended for regular officers, the contribution of the reserve officers' civil professional competence has not been recognized.

  • 2.
    Danielsson, Erna
    et al.
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för ledarskap och management (ILM).
    Weibull, Alise
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för ledarskap och management (ILM).
    Sociology at military academies: The Swedish case2008Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 35, nr 1, s. 91-105Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    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.

  • 3.
    Ekman, Lisa
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för krigsvetenskap och militärhistoria, Strategiavdelningen.
    Military Duty during Mission Deployment: Exploring Local Relations and Dynamics of Cohesion—The Case of Swedish Troops2023Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores contemporary understandings of military duty and dynamics of cohesion during deployment with a focus on host–citizen relations. Duty is treated as a perception-based dynamic construct shaped, in part, by operational experiences. Traditionally, Western military duty is defined by conventional obligations of loyalty to the military unit and mission in the context of combat operations, in these ways linked to military cohesion. However, in response to increasingly “population-oriented” military operations, I argue the need to broaden the study of military duty and cohesion beyond interpersonal bonds of the military organization to include the role of host–citizen relations. In-depth interviews with Swedish service members reaffirm the centrality of conventional duty to the mission and military unit, yet also indicate varying levels and forms of obligations to local actors. Overall, understandings of duty matter to cohesion both as a unifying force and source of tension within the mission.

  • 4.
    Engelkes, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för ledarskap och ledning, Avdelningen för ledarskap och ledning i Stockholm. Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden.
    Sverke, Magnus
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden, (SWE).
    Lindholm, Torun
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden, (SWE).
    Predicting Loyalty: Examining the Role of Social Identity and Leadership in an Extreme Operational Environment—A Swedish Case2023Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Military organizations often emphasize the importance of loyalty. It has been suggested that loyalty enhances motivation to take great risks and strive to accomplish a mission. However, research into what influences loyalty among military personnel is scarce. Hence, the aim of this study was to examine how leadership and social identity fusion relate to loyalty, using data from a sample consisting of a Swedish military unit on a United Nation mission (N = 152) in Mali. Hierarchical multiple regression results generally showed that social identity fusion and leadership were positively related to a willingness to show loyalty to the closest workgroup, one’s own unit, and the mission. The findings indicate that leadership and high levels of social identity fusion may influence the willingness to be loyal to organizational goals. The practical implication of this study is increased knowledge about the importance of leadership and social identity in developing relevant loyalties.

  • 5.
    Haldén, Peter
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen.
    Organized Armed Groups as Ruling Organizations2018Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 44, nr 4, s. 606-625Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous studies of the cohesion of organized armed groups (OAGs) have made great progress, but they have mostly focused on units fighting for modern Western states. I argue that the study of OAGs that contain their own legitimacy requires a broadened theoretical framework. Such groups may be conceptualized as “ruling organizations” in Max Weber’s terminology. Examples of such groups range from early medieval warbands to modern militias and guerrillas. Members of ruling organizations obey commands for a combination of three reasons: rational, traditional, and charismatic—these in turn form the basis of the legitimacy of the organization. Pinpointing the foundations of obedience in a group provides us with another way of emphasizing weak points that we want to either target or reinforce. This study contributes theoretically to the study of cohesion by linking it to theories of legitimacy in political orders.

  • 6.
    Hedlund, Erik
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapscentrum.
    A Generic Pedagogic Model for Academically Based Professional Officer Education2019Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 45, nr 2, s. 333-348Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    After the end of the Cold War, many European countries cut back so heavily on defense expenditure that they lost their capacity to defend themselves. This resulted in greater need for improved cooperation and interoperability among member states’ armed forces. One important attempt to improve the understanding and interoperability among the European Union (EU) nation’s armed forces was taken in 2008 by the creation of the European Initiative for exchange of young officers aimed to make the officer education in Europe more transparent and convergent with each other. This article presents a proposal for a generic pedagogic model for an academically professional officer education that can improve understanding and interoperability among the EU nation’s armed forces. The model helps to facilitate a process of professionalization of the military profession with an officer education that can meet the requirements of higher education systems as well as the demands of the military profession.

  • 7.
    Hedlund, Erik
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för ledarskap och management (ILM).
    Civil–Military Control over the Swedish Military Profession: An Analysis from the Perspective of Officer Rank and Officer Education2011Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 39, nr 1, s. 135-157Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Civil-military relations and the autonomy of the military profession in Sweden have varied over time depending on the perceived level of external threats. In this article, we set out to conduct an analysis of Swedish civil-military relations over a period of more than twenty-five years from 1984 to 2011. Our analysis is made from the perspective of civil-military control of (1) the military officer rank system and (2) the professional officer education system, for all three services. The analysis is based on Samuel Huntington's and Morris Janowitz's theoretical discussion of "objective" and "subjective" civilian control over the military and will give answers on how the Swedish armed forces have been effected by objective and subjective civilian control during the late Cold War era and after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The findings of this study confirm the assumption that civil-military relations vary over time because of perceived external threats but also because of new threats, new tasks, and increased globalization and cooperation in multinational international operations.

  • 8.
    Hedlund, Erik
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapsavdelningen.
    Team Learning and Leadership in Multinational Military Staff Exercises2017Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 43, nr 3, s. 459-477Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Cooperation in multinational military operations is one of the main tasks for the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF), which means that Swedish officers need to be able to meet international military staff standards. For this reason, the SAF and the Swedish Defence University organize an annual international staff exercise which aims to train officers in and increase their knowledge of North Atlantic Treaty Organization staff methods and procedures. The essence of successful staff work is good leadership and effective team work. In this article, we present findings from three staff exercises that have significant impact on leadership and possibilities for good team learning that relate to a team learning model. These findings have great potential to be of value in planning and improving leadership education and training in both military and civilian contexts.

  • 9.
    Hedlund, Erik
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för ledarskap och management (ILM).
    What Motivates Swedish Soldiers to Participate in Peacekeeping Missions: Research Note2011Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 1, nr 37, s. 180-190Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    During the last ten years, the Swedish Armed Forces has undergone a transformationin its shift toward worldwide peacekeeping operations. Subsequently, the Swedishgovernment is moving away from conscription to an all-voluntary recruitment system.This transition may lead to substantial challenges in recruiting new soldiers for theArmed Forces as well as for peacekeeping operations. A key to successful recruitment is understanding what motivates young men and women to participate in peacekeepingoperations. This research note addresses questions about what motivated Swedishpeacekeeping soldiers to join the 5th mission to Liberia and the 14th mission toKosovo in 2006. Fabrizio Battistelli’s motivation typology, paleomodern, modern, andpostmodern, is used in the analysis. The results show that all three motives were represented but that postmodern motives were by far the most common motivator

  • 10.
    Honig, Jan Willem
    et al.
    Netherlands Defence Academy, Breda, (NLD), King’s College London, (GBR).
    Käihkö, Ilmari
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för krigsvetenskap och militärhistoria, Strategiavdelningen.
    An Exemplary Defeat: The West in Afghanistan, 2001-20212023Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 49, nr 4, s. 989-1000Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Western defeat in Afghanistan was due to an inadequate process of strategic reflection informed, first, by an overestimation of the attractiveness of the Western political agenda to Afghans and, second, by overconfidence in the effectiveness of its military approach. As a corollary, popular support for the Taliban was underestimated. The insurgents possessed a degree of what we term strategic cohesion-a sociopolitical and military embeddedness within society-that produced a far stronger strategic effectiveness than we could replicate in our Afghan allies. Furthermore, a military-professional mindset underestimated the degree to which political considerations permeated the battlefield. The political effect of military actions was insufficiently integrated into strategic practice. Specifically, the linchpin officer in staff planning and field operations in Western armies struggled to act as what we term strategic colonels. In both respects, the war continues to offer important lessons for Western involvement in future conflict, including with Russia and China.

  • 11.
    Johansson, Eva
    Försvarshögskolan, Ledarskapsinstitutionen.
    The role of peacekeepers in the 1990s: Swedish experience in UNPROFOR1997Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 23, nr 3, s. 451-&Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years there has been a development towards more complex forms of UN peacekeeeping. One example of this is the UN mission in former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), to which Sweden has contributed troops since 1992. A questionnaire study was conducted to gain information about the role of peacekeepers in this new kind of UN mission. The study includes data from four Swedish mechanized infantry battalions, which were deployed in Bosnia for six months each, from autumn 1993 to autumn 1995. The questionnaire was completed by a total of 3,505 persons in connection with the Swedish UN personnel demobilization procedures. This article presents some of their views and experiences and discusses these in relation to the role of peacekeepers in the 1990s.

  • 12.
    Käihkö, Ilmari
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen. Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Broadening the Perspective on Military Cohesion2018Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 44, nr 4, s. 571-586Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    It is difficult to underestimate the importance of cohesion for armed groups or organizations specialized and engaged in organized violence. This article argues that the recent debate on military cohesion has been far too narrow as it focused on Western state militaries during the 20th and 21st centuries, and even then only on the microlevel. It is necessary to broaden the perspective in order to construct theories that encompass even the vast majority of armed groups—the non-Western, nonstate, and nonmodern. This article advocates two ways of doing so: the investigation of cases that belong to these three types and broadening analysis to two new levels of analysis—the meso-level of armed groups and the macro-level, which contains state and society. Cohesion is established through harmonizing these three levels, which necessitates including them in the analysis in the first place.

  • 13.
    Käihkö, Ilmari
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen. Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Introduction to the Armed Forces & Society Forum on Broadening the Perspective on Military Cohesion2018Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 44, nr 4, s. 563-570Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    This Armed Forces & Society forum concentrates on broadening the perspective on military cohesion. This introduction, and the five articles that it acts as a preamble to, argues for the need to widen the scope of the recent debate on military cohesion, which in part took place in this very journal. This debate narrowly focused on Western state militaries during the 20th and 21st centuries and even then on the microlevel. The articles in this issue contribute to this broadening by exploring military cohesion in non-Western or nonmodern contexts, as well as through new methods, thus individually and collectively suggesting new ways forward to further our understanding of military cohesion.

  • 14.
    Käihkö, Ilmari
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen.
    Toward Strategic Cohesion: A Reply to King’s Criticism of the Call for a Broader View of Cohesion2021Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 47, nr 3, s. 596-603Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In October 2018, Armed Forces & Society published a special issue that called for a theoretical and methodological broadening of the study of cohesion. In a response, King accuses me of ignoring his 2013 book The Combat Soldier, which he feels had already made this call redundant. This answer explains why this is not the case. The Combat Soldier ticks the three boxes of modern, Western, and state military that have dominated the study of cohesion. The resulting narrow vantage point affirms problematic assumptions of Western concepts as absolutes with universal validity with little room for other models of sociopolitical interaction. This becomes especially problematic when King defines cohesion as tactical-level combat performance, the be-all and end-all of what makes, and decides, war. The answer concludes with an appeal for truly interdisciplinary future studies of war that a broader understanding of cohesion, among other things, depends on.

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  • 15.
    Käihkö, Ilmari
    et al.
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen.
    Haldén, Peter
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen.
    Full-Spectrum Social Science for a Broader View on Cohesion2020Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 46, nr 3, s. 517-522Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In October 2018, Armed Forces & Society published a special issue dedicated to broadening the perspective on military cohesion from the narrow focus on 20th and 21st Western state militaries and the microlevel. The special issue emphasized the need for a theoretical and methodological broadening of the study of cohesion: In order to understand the majority of armed groups in the world, it is necessary to investigate macro- and mesolevel preconditions of microlevel cohesion. Such preconditions include the existence of states, nations, and modern military organization. These are specific to modern, Western contexts, and rarely feature in historical or non-Western cases. In many cases, investigating these preconditions requires qualitative methods. In a critical response, Siebold contested some of the arguments of the special issue, claiming that our argument was exaggerated and our methodologies inadequate. In this reply, we seek to clarify some of the issues and arguments at stake.

  • 16.
    Larsson, Sebastian
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för krigsvetenskap, Markavdelningen.
    The Military Academy as a Civilizing Institution: A Historical Sociology of the Academization of Officer Education in Sweden2024Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Throughout history, military officers’ standing in society has been maintained through the establishment and reforming of military academies. Gradually infusing officer education with academic standards and scholarly ideals has helped secure the corps’ status as a legitimate profession. Drawing on Norbert Elias and Pierre Bourdieu, this article explores the “academization” of officer education in Sweden over 200 years. It finds that academization processes have been prominent in the military officer field, first, during 19th-century struggles to establish a state-organized educational system and war science discipline for the emerging profession, and second, during post-Cold War struggles to reinstate the military’s legitimacy and status by integrating officer education in the university sector. It argues that academic capital has been drawn on instrumentally in the officer field, as a means to endow the corps with a wider credibility and, more broadly, justify the existence of violent professions in peaceful societies.

  • 17.
    Ledberg, Sofia
    et al.
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen.
    Ahlbäck Öberg, Shirin
    Uppsala Universitet, SWE.
    Björnehed, Emma
    Försvarshögskolan, Militärvetenskapliga institutionen (MVI), Taktikavdelningen (TA), Marinsektionen (Marin).
    Managerialism and the Military: Consequences for the Swedish Armed Forces2022Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 48, nr 4, s. 892-916Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes civil-military relations and the issue of civilian control through the lens of new managerialism. It illustrates that the means and mechanisms applied by governments to govern the military actually shape its organization and affect its functions in ways not always acknowledged in the civil-military debate. We start by illustrating the gradual introduction of management reforms to the Swedish Armed Forces and the growing focus on audit and evaluation. The article thereafter analyzes the consequences of these managerialist trends for the most central installation of the armed forces-its headquarters. It further exemplifies how such trends affect the work of professionals at the military units. In conclusion, managerialist reforms have not only changed the structure of the organization and the relationship between core and support functions but have also placed limits on the influence of professional judgment.

  • 18.
    Mattingsdal, Jostein
    et al.
    Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Norwegian Defense University College, Laksevåg (NOR).
    Espevik, Roar
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för ledarskap och ledning, Avdelningen för ledarskap och ledning i Stockholm.
    Johnsen, Bjørn Helge
    Center for Crisis Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen (NOR).
    Hystad, Sigurd
    Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen (NOR).
    Exploring Why Police and Military Commanders Do What They Do: An Empirical Analysis of Decision-Making in Hybrid Warfare2023Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, a total of 102 high-ranking commanders from a military and police background were included in a simulation involving hybrid attacks on Norway. The aim was to explore the commanders’ decision-making in the context of hybrid warfare and changing threats. Data were collected in a simulated national headquarters and analyzed by a multinominal logistic regression method using a scenario that transformed from peacetime into war and returned to peace. The results demonstrated significant differences in the commanders’ preferences for unilateral or interagency forces depending on whether decisions were made in peacetime, war or the post-conflict phase. The results also showed how the commanders’ level of operational experience was associated with an increased preference for interagency forces. The current findings are new empirical insights into a thus far neglected aspect of decision-making research and have implications for improving police-military interoperability in major security crises.

  • 19.
    Nilsson, Joel
    et al.
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapsavdelningen, Karlstadssektionen.
    Österberg, Johan
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapsavdelningen, Karlstadssektionen.
    Professional Socialization During Restructuring: A Study of Workload and Career Time2021Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the experiences of newly graduated officers and specialist officers, as they recently entered employment in the Swedish Armed Forces. Building on 35 interviews, this article illustrates the dynamics of excessive workload and an unstructured working environment, and how embedded strategies for mentoring and guidance can reduce negative outcomes associated with the workload. The article introduces the concept of career time, reflecting the participant?s propensity to perform unpaid work to pursue a career in the organization. This study reveals tensions between organizational and employee interests, and experiences of exclusion from the officer profession, contextualized drawing on classical theorists Foucault and Habermas. When restructuring organizations, the quest for efficiency can outweigh professional values, such as esprit de corps and taking pride in work and professional identity.

  • 20.
    Petersson, Magnus
    Försvarshögskolan, Militärvetenskapliga institutionen (MVI), Krigsvetenskapliga avdelningen (KVA).
    Defense Transformation and Legitimacy in Scandinavia after the Cold War: Theoretical and Practical Implications2011Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 37, nr 4, s. 701-724Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes how defense transformation in Scandinavia has been legitimized and which legitimacy it enjoys. The overall result is that it does not have unambiguous support. There are, however, similarities and differences, both between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members Denmark and Norway and nonaligned Sweden, and between the NATO members. Theoretically, the alliance members should be more willing to transform-even if it implies a "denationalization" of defense. In Denmark, that is, with some reservation, the case but not in Norway. Nonaligned Sweden should, according to the same logic, be resistant to downsizing the armed forces and gearing them for NATO expeditionary war fighting operations. However, that is not the case. A consequence of the negative attitude toward the transformation is less influence, resources, freedom of action, and so on, for the defense forces in general, and an even more lukewarm attitude toward conducting combat operations in a NATO context in particular.

  • 21.
    Ruffa, Chiara
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Strategiavdelningen med folkrättscentrum. Uppsala universitet.
    What Peacekeepers Think and Do: An Exploratory Study of French, Ghanaian, Italian, and South Korean Armies in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon2014Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 40, nr 2, s. 199-225Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This exploratory article points out how armies differ in the performance of their daily military activities during a peacekeeping mission and analyses the role of contrasting perceptions of the mission operational environment in explaining this variation. As a first step, this article documents systematic variations in the way French, Ghanaian, Italian, and Korean units implement the mandate of the UN mission in Lebanon in their daily military activity. Second, it shows that the four armies also interpret or “construct” the operational environment differently and in a way that is consistent with their different military behavior. Third, preliminary evidence suggests that previous experiences of each army influence the way in which the operational environment is constructed. Data were collected combining participant observation in Southern Lebanon with questionnaires and interviews. This article thus builds on sociological works on different operational styles but takes a methodological approach closer to that in security studies.

  • 22.
    Wallenius, Claes
    et al.
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapscentrum.
    Brandow, Carina
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapscentrum.
    Berglund, Anna Karin
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapscentrum.
    Jonsson, Emma
    Försvarshögskolan, Institutionen för säkerhet, strategi och ledarskap (ISSL), Ledarskapscentrum.
    Anchoring Sweden’s Post-conscript Military: Insights From Elites in the Political and Military Realm2019Ingår i: Armed forces and society, ISSN 0095-327X, E-ISSN 1556-0848, Vol. 45, nr 3, s. 452-471Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The universal nature of conscription ties or anchors broad segments of society to the military. What happens to societal anchoring after the draft ends? Using in-depth interviews with two groups of elites, this article explores factors that promote and hinder the Swedish Military’s societal anchoring post-conscription. The first group consisted of 18 executives at the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) headquarters with strategic positions in relation to societal anchoring. The second group consisted of 15 representatives from the corresponding political level: members of the parliamentary Committee on Defense and their officials. The interviews were semistructured and analyzed according to a grounded theory-inspired approach. Main themes concerning obstacles were the public’s low interest and dated knowledge, an unclear political debate resulting in vague expectations concerning the SAF, as well as unclear responsibility for informing the public, and confidence gaps between the military and the political elite.

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