The strategic decision making procedures of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are explored and compared in this book.
Despite their different experiences during the Second World War Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are often looked upon as similar Scandinavian welfare states in many ways. However, their approach to the European Union and Nato in matters of security and defence politics, differs and this indicates that they might not be that similar after all. On the other hand they have all been active contributors to the efforts of conflict management by the international community. Providing military units to peace support operations all over the globe is consequently yet another similarity. In this book the strategic decision making procedures of the four states are explored and compared. The question whether the states are alike or different regarding the use of military force is hence in focus.
Editors: Håkan Edström, Dennis Gyllensporre
Medförfattare: Tormod Heier, Harald Høiback, Mika Kerttunen, Johannes Riber Nordby, Mikkel Runge Olesen