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När EU togs till folkhemsförsvaret - Översättningen av europeiska normer till Försvarsmakten

Holzapfel, Jens (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Swedish Armed Forces have gone through a remarkable change. From being

an organisation built on the notion of countering a Soviet invasion it has evolved

to focusing on small, multilateral rapid reaction capabilities to be used within the

framework of the European security and defence policy, ESDP.

This thesis regards the change as a process of Europeanisation. Drawing from

sociological and historical institutionalism, it is shown that the Swedish Armed

Forces in the post-cold war context was path dependent and unwilling to redefine

its historical raison d?être. The origin of the ESDP Europeanised the national

defence policy, whereas the bureaucracy was still unwilling to translate the new

structural norms. By 2003, however,... (More)
The Swedish Armed Forces have gone through a remarkable change. From being

an organisation built on the notion of countering a Soviet invasion it has evolved

to focusing on small, multilateral rapid reaction capabilities to be used within the

framework of the European security and defence policy, ESDP.

This thesis regards the change as a process of Europeanisation. Drawing from

sociological and historical institutionalism, it is shown that the Swedish Armed

Forces in the post-cold war context was path dependent and unwilling to redefine

its historical raison d?être. The origin of the ESDP Europeanised the national

defence policy, whereas the bureaucracy was still unwilling to translate the new

structural norms. By 2003, however, the EU went operational and the Swedish

military leadership began to translate the now formalized European norms in what

is regarded as a critical juncture.

The main findings are that a need to reform the organisation and the search for

a new raison d?être are the driving forces behind the Europeanisation, and that the

change to a large extent can be assigned to agency, that is, the military leadership. (Less)
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Holzapfel, Jens
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Försvarspolitik, Försvarsmakten, ESFP, europeisering, normer, Artèmis, Nordic Battlegroup, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1323010
date added to LUP
2007-06-12 00:00:00
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2007-06-12 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {The Swedish Armed Forces have gone through a remarkable change. From being

an organisation built on the notion of countering a Soviet invasion it has evolved

to focusing on small, multilateral rapid reaction capabilities to be used within the

framework of the European security and defence policy, ESDP.

This thesis regards the change as a process of Europeanisation. Drawing from

sociological and historical institutionalism, it is shown that the Swedish Armed

Forces in the post-cold war context was path dependent and unwilling to redefine

its historical raison d?être. The origin of the ESDP Europeanised the national

defence policy, whereas the bureaucracy was still unwilling to translate the new

structural norms. By 2003, however, the EU went operational and the Swedish

military leadership began to translate the now formalized European norms in what

is regarded as a critical juncture.

The main findings are that a need to reform the organisation and the search for

a new raison d?être are the driving forces behind the Europeanisation, and that the

change to a large extent can be assigned to agency, that is, the military leadership.},
  author       = {Holzapfel, Jens},
  keyword      = {Försvarspolitik,Försvarsmakten,ESFP,europeisering,normer,Artèmis,Nordic Battlegroup,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {När EU togs till folkhemsförsvaret - Översättningen av europeiska normer till Försvarsmakten},
  year         = {2007},
}