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Ole Elgström

Ole Elgström

Professor emeritus

Ole Elgström

Activism and Adaptation. Swedish Security Strategies 1814-1885

Author

  • Ole Elgström
  • Magnus Jerneck

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

1997

Language

English

Pages

210-236

Publication/Series

Diplomacy & Statecraft

Volume

8

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Internationell politik

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1557-301X