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Försvarsfrågan ingen talar om - En komparativ fallstudie mellan Sveriges och Finlands olika förmågor till livsmedelsförsörjning

Åhlund, Markus LU (2018) STVU15 20181
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study aims at highlighting and explaining the factors that underpin Sweden's and Finland's various abilities to provide food for their citizens in crisis and war. The study has a security policy perspective but also affects the agricultural policies of the different countries. The study is a comparative, theory-consuming study that examines how the abilities are today and why. Finally, it is examined how the respective defense and security policies of each country are adapted to ensure adequate food security. In the study, Allison & Zelikow's theory of rational decision making is used to investigate whether it explains the outcome. The empirical evidence comes from books, reports, studies and other material published by government... (More)
This study aims at highlighting and explaining the factors that underpin Sweden's and Finland's various abilities to provide food for their citizens in crisis and war. The study has a security policy perspective but also affects the agricultural policies of the different countries. The study is a comparative, theory-consuming study that examines how the abilities are today and why. Finally, it is examined how the respective defense and security policies of each country are adapted to ensure adequate food security. In the study, Allison & Zelikow's theory of rational decision making is used to investigate whether it explains the outcome. The empirical evidence comes from books, reports, studies and other material published by government agencies. The general conclusions are that there is a history in both countries that has made it look like it does today. Sweden's deregulation of agriculture and entry into the EU resulted in, reduced self-sufficiency and a greater dependence on imports. Finland's high self-sufficiency objectives have survived, and especially after the experiences of the winter and continuation war. Both countries today experience a deterioration of security policy in the Baltic Sea and must adapt their defense policy to the prevailing conditions. Another conclusion is that Sweden is more dependent on safe sea routes than Finland, as Finland has kept its food safety stocks. (Less)
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Åhlund, Markus LU
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STVU15 20181
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Sweden, Finland, Self-Sufficiency, Food Production, Defence and security policies.
language
Swedish
id
8940363
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2018-06-05 14:27:23
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  abstract     = {This study aims at highlighting and explaining the factors that underpin Sweden's and Finland's various abilities to provide food for their citizens in crisis and war. The study has a security policy perspective but also affects the agricultural policies of the different countries. The study is a comparative, theory-consuming study that examines how the abilities are today and why. Finally, it is examined how the respective defense and security policies of each country are adapted to ensure adequate food security. In the study, Allison & Zelikow's theory of rational decision making is used to investigate whether it explains the outcome. The empirical evidence comes from books, reports, studies and other material published by government agencies. The general conclusions are that there is a history in both countries that has made it look like it does today. Sweden's deregulation of agriculture and entry into the EU resulted in, reduced self-sufficiency and a greater dependence on imports. Finland's high self-sufficiency objectives have survived, and especially after the experiences of the winter and continuation war. Both countries today experience a deterioration of security policy in the Baltic Sea and must adapt their defense policy to the prevailing conditions. Another conclusion is that Sweden is more dependent on safe sea routes than Finland, as Finland has kept its food safety stocks.},
  author       = {Åhlund, Markus},
  keyword      = {Sweden,Finland,Self-Sufficiency,Food Production,Defence and security policies.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Försvarsfrågan ingen talar om - En komparativ fallstudie mellan Sveriges och Finlands olika förmågor till livsmedelsförsörjning},
  year         = {2018},
}