Images and Strategies for Autonomy. Explaining Swedish Security Policy Strategies in the 19th Century
Summary, in English
It is also argued that a focus on the images of decision makers is required as a complement to traditional realist theory in order to gain an in-depth understanding of small state security decisions.
This book is special in its focus on small, non-aligned states. Most studies on balance-of-power behaviour limit their analysis to alignment decisions. The study also expands the domain of image constructs by introducing perceived regime characteristics into the analysis, besides images of power and intentions.
Audience: Scholars and students interested in foreign policy analysis, particularly small-state behaviour. The book points to the importance of beliefs and ideas in security policy.
- Department of Political Science
- Political Science
- Internationell politik
- ISBN: 0-7923-6571-2