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Mellan kallt krig och varm fred

Augustinsson, Christian LU (2017) STVM20 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study investigates how the official security doctrine of the Russian
Federation has developed during Vladimir Putin´s third presidency. In order to
capture the development, a comparison is made of the doctrine´s character in the
years before, 2008-2011, and after Putin´s return to the presidency, 2012-2015.
The utilized theoretical framework is a development of Katarina Brodin´s and
Wilhelm Agrell´s approaches to doctrine analysis, through an integration with the
Russian IR-perspectives of realism, liberalism and eurasianism, working as
doctrine ideal-types. Qualitative text analysis is employed to investigate the text
material, consisting of the National security strategies, Foreign policy- and
Military doctrines and the... (More)
This study investigates how the official security doctrine of the Russian
Federation has developed during Vladimir Putin´s third presidency. In order to
capture the development, a comparison is made of the doctrine´s character in the
years before, 2008-2011, and after Putin´s return to the presidency, 2012-2015.
The utilized theoretical framework is a development of Katarina Brodin´s and
Wilhelm Agrell´s approaches to doctrine analysis, through an integration with the
Russian IR-perspectives of realism, liberalism and eurasianism, working as
doctrine ideal-types. Qualitative text analysis is employed to investigate the text
material, consisting of the National security strategies, Foreign policy- and
Military doctrines and the president´s addresses to the federal assembly, published
within the aforementioned time frame. The results show a development from a
pragmatic real-political doctrine, focused on strategic stability and on
transforming Russia into a great power, to a more confrontational geo-normative
one, still seized on the great power goal, but more focused on moral confrontation
and soft power for ensuring survival. Despite the established development,
fundamental assumptions and beliefs are withheld and accentuated, reflecting a
mix between realism and eurasianism, giving the doctrine it´s geo-normative
character. The conclusion is therefore that no fundamental doctrine shift occurred
during the studied time-period. (Less)
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author
Augustinsson, Christian LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM20 20171
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
säkerhetspolitik, doktrinanalys, Ryssland, Vladimir Putin, Dmitrij Medvedev, nationell identitet, liberalism, realism, eurasianism, Katarina Brodin, Wilhelm Agrell
language
Swedish
id
8907001
date added to LUP
2017-06-27 15:13:39
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2017-06-27 15:13:39
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  abstract     = {This study investigates how the official security doctrine of the Russian
Federation has developed during Vladimir Putin´s third presidency. In order to
capture the development, a comparison is made of the doctrine´s character in the
years before, 2008-2011, and after Putin´s return to the presidency, 2012-2015.
The utilized theoretical framework is a development of Katarina Brodin´s and
Wilhelm Agrell´s approaches to doctrine analysis, through an integration with the
Russian IR-perspectives of realism, liberalism and eurasianism, working as
doctrine ideal-types. Qualitative text analysis is employed to investigate the text
material, consisting of the National security strategies, Foreign policy- and
Military doctrines and the president´s addresses to the federal assembly, published
within the aforementioned time frame. The results show a development from a
pragmatic real-political doctrine, focused on strategic stability and on
transforming Russia into a great power, to a more confrontational geo-normative
one, still seized on the great power goal, but more focused on moral confrontation
and soft power for ensuring survival. Despite the established development,
fundamental assumptions and beliefs are withheld and accentuated, reflecting a
mix between realism and eurasianism, giving the doctrine it´s geo-normative
character. The conclusion is therefore that no fundamental doctrine shift occurred
during the studied time-period.},
  author       = {Augustinsson, Christian},
  keyword      = {säkerhetspolitik,doktrinanalys,Ryssland,Vladimir Putin,Dmitrij Medvedev,nationell identitet,liberalism,realism,eurasianism,Katarina Brodin,Wilhelm Agrell},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mellan kallt krig och varm fred},
  year         = {2017},
}