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1st Edition

The Committed Neutral
Sweden's Foreign Policy

ISBN 9780367306403
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a collection of essays by Swedish and American academics begins by putting into its historical perspective the classic definition of Swedish foreign policy as freedom from alliance in peace, aiming for neutrality in war and it helps to gain new insights on the Sweden's foreign policy.

Table of Contents

Committing Neutrality in an Antagonistic World -- Swedish Neutrality: Credibility Through Commitment and Consistency -- The Legacy of Swedish Neutrality✶ -- Sweden’s Security Dilemma: Balancing Domestic Realities with the Obligations of Neutrality✶ -- Sweden: Interdependence and Economic Security -- Welfare Abroad: Swedish Development Assistance -- Role Model or Power Pawn? The Changing Image of Swedish Foreign Policy, 1929–1987 -- For Further Reading

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Bengt Sundelius is director of the International Graduate School and associate professor of political science at the University of Stockholm. He has served on the faculties of Bradley University and the University of Washington and is an external research associate of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. His previous publications with Westview Press include Managing Transnationalism in Northern Europe, Foreign Policies of Northern Europe, and The Neutral Democracies and the New Cold War.