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Strategisk Säkerhetspolitik. En jämförande studie av EU:s och NATO:s säkerhetsstrategier.

Frostgård, Mårten LU (2012) STVM01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In a time of global unpredictability, the vision of security and assertiveness is highly appreciated by the citizens of our societies. The European Security Strategy from 2003 and NATO’s new strategic concept of 2010 are intended to promote the EU and NATO as reliable security actors in a global reality of uncertainty.
In this thesis, I compare the two generic security strategies to assess how the EU and NATO want to label themselves as security actors. The analysis consists of three analytical dimensions: identity, threat assessment and assessment of what strategies to meet the threats are the most effective. I base my analysis on the theory of securitization; that the actors themselves are involved in the process of creating the image... (More)
In a time of global unpredictability, the vision of security and assertiveness is highly appreciated by the citizens of our societies. The European Security Strategy from 2003 and NATO’s new strategic concept of 2010 are intended to promote the EU and NATO as reliable security actors in a global reality of uncertainty.
In this thesis, I compare the two generic security strategies to assess how the EU and NATO want to label themselves as security actors. The analysis consists of three analytical dimensions: identity, threat assessment and assessment of what strategies to meet the threats are the most effective. I base my analysis on the theory of securitization; that the actors themselves are involved in the process of creating the image of what security policy consists of.
My comparison shows that, with different histories, institutional background and member states, the two actors differ in all three analyzed dimensions, despite the similarities in threat observation in the two security strategies. (Less)
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author
Frostgård, Mårten LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20121
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Security Policy, Securitization, ESDP, NATO, European Union
language
English
id
2543075
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 10:51:38
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  abstract     = {In a time of global unpredictability, the vision of security and assertiveness is highly appreciated by the citizens of our societies. The European Security Strategy from 2003 and NATO’s new strategic concept of 2010 are intended to promote the EU and NATO as reliable security actors in a global reality of uncertainty. 
In this thesis, I compare the two generic security strategies to assess how the EU and NATO want to label themselves as security actors. The analysis consists of three analytical dimensions: identity, threat assessment and assessment of what strategies to meet the threats are the most effective. I base my analysis on the theory of securitization; that the actors themselves are involved in the process of creating the image of what security policy consists of.
My comparison shows that, with different histories, institutional background and member states, the two actors differ in all three analyzed dimensions, despite the similarities in threat observation in the two security strategies.},
  author       = {Frostgård, Mårten},
  keyword      = {Security Policy,Securitization,ESDP,NATO,European Union},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Strategisk Säkerhetspolitik. En jämförande studie av EU:s och NATO:s säkerhetsstrategier.},
  year         = {2012},
}