1st Edition

Denationalisation of Defence
Convergence and Diversity

ISBN 9780754671190
Published December 28, 2007 by Routledge
198 Pages

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Book Description

Denationalisation of Defence consists of two major parts: first, a generic and analytical section which presents the developmental trends in privatization and internationalization of armed force, and second, an empirical section analyzing the impact of these trends on the Nordic countries' defence and security sectors. The Nordic countries have a special relevance as objects of study given their traditionally strong public spheres and state-orientated systems of governance. This volume questions whether the process of denationalization has reached a point where countries are reacting to changes in their security environment by increasingly introducing elements of privatization and international integration.



Janne Haaland Matlary is Professor of International Politics and Øyvind Østerud is Professor of International Conflict Studies, both at The University of Oslo, Norway.


'Effectively reveals how the complex international phenomena of privatization and internationalization are interpreted and operationalized by the Nordic countries...provides a valuable service by identifying the unique supply, demand, and ideational factors that have informed the Danish, Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian approaches to the dual challenges of responding to international commitments and achieving economic efficiencies.' Christopher Spearin, Canadian Forces College, Canada 'Denationalisation of Defence offers a new conceptual clarity which specialists of defence policy, but also anyone interested in changes of State, would be wrong to ignore.' Etudes Internationales