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En förändrad värld, en omdanad säkerhet? - En studie om klimatförändringars effekt på svensk säkerhetspolitik

Norén, Jonas (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The concept of national security has been a matter for debate during recent years, especially in academic fields. Criticism has surfaced since the end of the cold war, directed towards the traditional perspective's dogmatic focus on armed threats and interstate war. Questions concerning an oncoming paradigm shift have been raised, regarding a widening of the security agenda among national states to also include alternative threats, such as environmental hazards. In this thesis, the focus lies on the effects that climate changes have caused in the Swedish national security agenda during the last 15 years. Swedish policy documents show that there have been some major changes, not only the widening of the security agenda but the entire... (More)
The concept of national security has been a matter for debate during recent years, especially in academic fields. Criticism has surfaced since the end of the cold war, directed towards the traditional perspective's dogmatic focus on armed threats and interstate war. Questions concerning an oncoming paradigm shift have been raised, regarding a widening of the security agenda among national states to also include alternative threats, such as environmental hazards. In this thesis, the focus lies on the effects that climate changes have caused in the Swedish national security agenda during the last 15 years. Swedish policy documents show that there have been some major changes, not only the widening of the security agenda but the entire security domain seems to have changed. With more involved actors, as a result of the increasing complexity in the field. This evolution has not gone through without obstruction, there seems to have been internal conflicts about what should be incorporated in the agenda and in the concept of national security. Official actors and ministries in the government have through custom behaviour, field knowledge and conflicting interests caused stabilizing effects in the policy change. (Less)
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author
Norén, Jonas
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Sweden, National security, Environmental security, Climate change, Policy stabilization, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1329741
date added to LUP
2006-04-19
date last changed
2006-04-19
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  abstract     = {The concept of national security has been a matter for debate during recent years, especially in academic fields. Criticism has surfaced since the end of the cold war, directed towards the traditional perspective's dogmatic focus on armed threats and interstate war. Questions concerning an oncoming paradigm shift have been raised, regarding a widening of the security agenda among national states to also include alternative threats, such as environmental hazards. In this thesis, the focus lies on the effects that climate changes have caused in the Swedish national security agenda during the last 15 years. Swedish policy documents show that there have been some major changes, not only the widening of the security agenda but the entire security domain seems to have changed. With more involved actors, as a result of the increasing complexity in the field. This evolution has not gone through without obstruction, there seems to have been internal conflicts about what should be incorporated in the agenda and in the concept of national security. Official actors and ministries in the government have through custom behaviour, field knowledge and conflicting interests caused stabilizing effects in the policy change.},
  author       = {Norén, Jonas},
  keyword      = {Sweden,National security,Environmental security,Climate change,Policy stabilization,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En förändrad värld, en omdanad säkerhet? - En studie om klimatförändringars effekt på svensk säkerhetspolitik},
  year         = {2006},
}