Religion and security policy: The challenge to Swedish political culture
The aim is to analyse arguments for and against the construction of new “threats” as challenges to Swedish strategic values and national security, e.g. European integration, the presence of anti-democratic groups/individuals in certain European countries, sectarianism and anti-democratic activities, drug trade, potential terrorism, activities in cyberspace, and climate change. This redefinition of threats, especially through Sweden’s involvement in non-UN led multilateral peace-enforcement missions, changes both internal and external perceptions of Sweden’s position with respect to these bodies. The focus will lie on the period between 1989 (end of Cold War) to 2009.
Participating researcher: Kjell-Åke Nordquist