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Sweden has effectively used bilateral co-operation with the US and other European states as an alternative to NATO membership.

Andersson, Jan Joel (2013) Sweden has effectively used bilateral co-operation with the US and other European states as an alternative to NATO membership. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (20 May 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Sweden is one of only a handful of EU countries which are not members of NATO. Jan Joel Andersson provides an overview of Swedish defence policy and assesses the potential for Sweden to use the EU as an alternative to NATO membership. He argues that the myth of the country’s policy of ‘armed neutrality’ during the Cold War is still a key obstacle to gaining public support for joining NATO. However in practice Sweden has effectively used informal bilateral co-operation with the US and other European states to ensure its security.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72644

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