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Transitionsprocessen i Afghanistan

Mårtensson, Gusten LU (2013) STVK02 20122
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines the Swedish government’s argumentation regarding the security hand-over and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. An argumentation-analysis is performed on three propositions from the government covering 2010-2012, concerning the situation in Afghanistan. Operating with a theoretical framework - claiming that small states, in this case Sweden, are highly affected by alliances and international organizations’ in its foreign policy decision making - a comparison is made with the NATO and the UN.
The result shows an expanded, hands-on Swedish argumentation regarding the war in Afghanistan. The Swedish government displays a big argumentative uncertainty whether to withdraw troops or to continue the intervention,... (More)
This thesis examines the Swedish government’s argumentation regarding the security hand-over and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. An argumentation-analysis is performed on three propositions from the government covering 2010-2012, concerning the situation in Afghanistan. Operating with a theoretical framework - claiming that small states, in this case Sweden, are highly affected by alliances and international organizations’ in its foreign policy decision making - a comparison is made with the NATO and the UN.
The result shows an expanded, hands-on Swedish argumentation regarding the war in Afghanistan. The Swedish government displays a big argumentative uncertainty whether to withdraw troops or to continue the intervention, partly due to a very complex security situation. Despite this, the Swedish government’s decision is to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until 2014.
The analysis compares Swedish arguments with the more abstract argumentation driven by the NATO and the UN Security Council, who points out the importance of the transition-process to the Afghan forces. The NATO specifically argues that a security hand-over itself is not to be seen as an argument to withdraw troops. Despite that, and proof of a non-satisfying security situation, several NATO-nations, including Sweden, are now increasing their withdrawal of troops. (Less)
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author
Mårtensson, Gusten LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Slutet av ett krig eller början på ett nytt?
course
STVK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Afghanistan, Transitionsprocess, Argumentationsanalys, Små stater i allianser, ISAF
language
Swedish
id
3357908
date added to LUP
2013-02-05 14:32:17
date last changed
2013-02-05 14:32:17
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines the Swedish government’s argumentation regarding the security hand-over and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. An argumentation-analysis is performed on three propositions from the government covering 2010-2012, concerning the situation in Afghanistan. Operating with a theoretical framework - claiming that small states, in this case Sweden, are highly affected by alliances and international organizations’ in its foreign policy decision making - a comparison is made with the NATO and the UN. 
The result shows an expanded, hands-on Swedish argumentation regarding the war in Afghanistan. The Swedish government displays a big argumentative uncertainty whether to withdraw troops or to continue the intervention, partly due to a very complex security situation. Despite this, the Swedish government’s decision is to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan until 2014. 
The analysis compares Swedish arguments with the more abstract argumentation driven by the NATO and the UN Security Council, who points out the importance of the transition-process to the Afghan forces. The NATO specifically argues that a security hand-over itself is not to be seen as an argument to withdraw troops. Despite that, and proof of a non-satisfying security situation, several NATO-nations, including Sweden, are now increasing their withdrawal of troops.},
  author       = {Mårtensson, Gusten},
  keyword      = {Afghanistan,Transitionsprocess,Argumentationsanalys,Små stater i allianser,ISAF},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Transitionsprocessen i Afghanistan},
  year         = {2013},
}