Activism and Adaptation. Swedish Security Strategies 1814-1885

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Abstract

Comparing observed Swedish security policy behavior to generally recognized models suggests that Sweden resorted to a variety of strategies in the 19th century, within the general position of nonalignment, in order to successfully avoid being drawn into war. Three phases are identified during the period examined, revealing a pendulum pattern in policy choices. The weak-state strategies employed by Sweden included quiescence, bandwagoning, balancing, and rhetorical activism.

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  • Political Science

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  • Internationell politik
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-236
JournalDiplomacy & Statecraft
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes