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Historien om en svensk säkerhetspolitisk agenda - Förklaring av processen, politiken, policyn och entreprenören för Sveriges militära insats i Tchad

Holst, Samuel (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this study is to analyze the process of an agenda setting and see how a specific issue came to materialize on the security policy agenda. The empirical goal of the study is to see why Sweden chose to participate in the EU-led operation to Chad, and how that process came to be? The analysis is based upon Kingdon's multiple streams theory (2003) where he distinguishes the process into three streams. Central for his theory is the coupling of these streams and the importance of a policy entrepreneur. I complement Kingdon's theory of policy entrepreneurs by taking inspiration from Hinnfors (1995), Gustavsson (1999) and especially Eriksson (2000) and their analysis of policy change and agenda setting. This theoretical framework is... (More)
The aim of this study is to analyze the process of an agenda setting and see how a specific issue came to materialize on the security policy agenda. The empirical goal of the study is to see why Sweden chose to participate in the EU-led operation to Chad, and how that process came to be? The analysis is based upon Kingdon's multiple streams theory (2003) where he distinguishes the process into three streams. Central for his theory is the coupling of these streams and the importance of a policy entrepreneur. I complement Kingdon's theory of policy entrepreneurs by taking inspiration from Hinnfors (1995), Gustavsson (1999) and especially Eriksson (2000) and their analysis of policy change and agenda setting. This theoretical framework is then applied to the empirics which I have mainly gotten through a series of interviews conducted with key actors in the security establishment.

The study outlines all the streams and the important variables that have put the issue of Sweden participating with soldiers in Chad on the agenda. I argue that there has been an entrepreneur that has influenced the emergence of the issue and pushed for it on the agenda. That entrepreneur on a multinational level has been France and on a domestic level it has been Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. (Less)
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author
Holst, Samuel
supervisor
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Security policy, agenda, entrepreneur, window of opportunity, Carl Bildt, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1318389
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
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2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to analyze the process of an agenda setting and see how a specific issue came to materialize on the security policy agenda. The empirical goal of the study is to see why Sweden chose to participate in the EU-led operation to Chad, and how that process came to be? The analysis is based upon Kingdon's multiple streams theory (2003) where he distinguishes the process into three streams. Central for his theory is the coupling of these streams and the importance of a policy entrepreneur. I complement Kingdon's theory of policy entrepreneurs by taking inspiration from Hinnfors (1995), Gustavsson (1999) and especially Eriksson (2000) and their analysis of policy change and agenda setting. This theoretical framework is then applied to the empirics which I have mainly gotten through a series of interviews conducted with key actors in the security establishment.

The study outlines all the streams and the important variables that have put the issue of Sweden participating with soldiers in Chad on the agenda. I argue that there has been an entrepreneur that has influenced the emergence of the issue and pushed for it on the agenda. That entrepreneur on a multinational level has been France and on a domestic level it has been Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.},
  author       = {Holst, Samuel},
  keyword      = {Security policy,agenda,entrepreneur,window of opportunity,Carl Bildt,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Historien om en svensk säkerhetspolitisk agenda - Förklaring av processen, politiken, policyn och entreprenören för Sveriges militära insats i Tchad},
  year         = {2008},
}