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Sverige och kärnvapen

Greko, Lars LU (2019) STVU15 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Today, Sweden is well-known as a nation with a strong voice for non-proliferation and disarmament. This has not always been the case though, during the 1950´s the country was on its way to develop nuclear weapons of its own. This paper seeks to examine how this shift of direction happened during the 1960´s, and how it has affected Swedish security and defence policy as of today.
This paper aims to explain the shift in policy using Allison and Zelikow’s Rational Actor and Government Politics models. The study shows that there is a connection between the Swedish policy during the cold war and that of today. A balance is kept between the Swedish foreign policy of non-aligned and support of non-proliferation, and the cooperation in security... (More)
Today, Sweden is well-known as a nation with a strong voice for non-proliferation and disarmament. This has not always been the case though, during the 1950´s the country was on its way to develop nuclear weapons of its own. This paper seeks to examine how this shift of direction happened during the 1960´s, and how it has affected Swedish security and defence policy as of today.
This paper aims to explain the shift in policy using Allison and Zelikow’s Rational Actor and Government Politics models. The study shows that there is a connection between the Swedish policy during the cold war and that of today. A balance is kept between the Swedish foreign policy of non-aligned and support of non-proliferation, and the cooperation in security policy with NATO and USA. The support of the UN treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has sent Sweden on a collision course with many of its closest cooperative partners in security policy matters. Here, Sweden might have stretched the non-proliferation and disarmament policy one step too far. (Less)
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author
Greko, Lars LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Sverige och kärnvapen En teorikonsumerande fallstudie av Sveriges syn på kärnvapen under kalla kriget
course
STVU15 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Kärnvapenprogram, Sverige, kärnvapenförbud, nedrustning
language
Swedish
id
8975042
date added to LUP
2019-08-13 11:39:29
date last changed
2019-08-13 11:39:29
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  abstract     = {Today, Sweden is well-known as a nation with a strong voice for non-proliferation and disarmament. This has not always been the case though, during the 1950´s the country was on its way to develop nuclear weapons of its own. This paper seeks to examine how this shift of direction happened during the 1960´s, and how it has affected Swedish security and defence policy as of today. 
This paper aims to explain the shift in policy using Allison and Zelikow’s Rational Actor and Government Politics models. The study shows that there is a connection between the Swedish policy during the cold war and that of today. A balance is kept between the Swedish foreign policy of non-aligned and support of non-proliferation, and the cooperation in security policy with NATO and USA. The support of the UN treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has sent Sweden on a collision course with many of its closest cooperative partners in security policy matters. Here, Sweden might have stretched the non-proliferation and disarmament policy one step too far.},
  author       = {Greko, Lars},
  keyword      = {Kärnvapenprogram,Sverige,kärnvapenförbud,nedrustning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sverige och kärnvapen},
  year         = {2019},
}