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    2020
    ISBN: 9780367492922  ISBN: 036749292X  ISBN: 0367492946  ISBN: 9780367492946  ISBN: 1003045537  ISBN: 9781003045533 
    Language: English
    In: NordSTEVA, 2020-07-08
    Description: This book compares and contrasts publicly espoused security concepts in the Nordic region, and explores the notion of societal security. Outside observers often assume that Nordic countries take similar approaches to the security and safety of their citizens. This book challenges that assumption and traces the evolution of ‘societal security’, and its broadly equivalent concepts, in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The notion of societal security is deconstructed and analysed in terms of its different meanings and implications for each country, through both country- and issue-focused studies. Each chapter traces the evolution of key security concepts and related practices, allowing for a comparison of similarities and differences between these four countries. Using discourses and practices as evidence, this is the first book to explore how different Nordic nations have conceptualised domestic security over time. The findings will be valuable to scholars from across the geographical and theoretical spectrum, while highlighting how Nordic security discourses and practices may deviate from traditional assumptions about Nordic values. This book will be of much interest to students of security studies, Nordic politics and International Relations. Sebastian Larsson is a Researcher and Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Stockholm University, Sweden. Mark Rhinard is Professor of International Relations at Stockholm University and Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Open access – no commercial reuse PART I: Introduction 1. Introduction: Comparing and Conceptualising Nordic Societal Security Sebastian Larsson and Mark Rhinard 2. Societal Security in Theory and Practice Mark Rhinard PART II: Nordic Cases 3. Swedish Total Defence and the Emergence of Societal Security Sebastian Larsson 4. The Emergence and Development of Sammfunnssikkerhet in Norway Claudia Morsut 5. Tracing the Finnish Comprehensive Security Model Vesa Valtonen and Minna Branders 6. Conceptual and Practical Changes to Security in Denmark: Expect the Unexpected, Decide the Undecidable Tobias Liebetrau PART III: Issues and Processes 7. Designing Resilience for Security in the Nordic Region: Implications for Strategy Trine Villumsen Berling and Karen Lund Petersen 8. From ‘Spiritual Defence’ to Robust Resilience in the Finnish Comprehensive Security Model Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen and Tapio Juntunen 9. Countering Radicalisation in Norwegian Terrorism Policy: A Welfare State Approach to Societal Security Sissel Haugdal Jore 10. Threats, Risks, and the (Re)turn to Territorial Security Policies in Sweden Jonatan Stiglund PART IV: Conclusions 11. Conclusion: Convergence and Divergence in Nordic Societal Securities Sebastian Larsson and Mark Rhinard 12. Epilogue: Security Without Society? J. Peter Burgess
    Subject(s): Scandinavian Politics ; Regional Security ; Security Studies - Pol & Intl Relns ; Critical Security ; Samhällsvetenskap ; societal security ; International Relations ; Social Sciences ; Other Social Sciences ; internationella relationer ; Internal Security ; Nordic ; international cooperation ; Annan samhällsvetenskap ; Statsvetenskap ; Globaliseringsstudier ; Political Science ; Globalisation Studies
    ISBN: 9780367492922
    ISBN: 036749292X
    ISBN: 0367492946
    ISBN: 9780367492946
    ISBN: 1003045537
    ISBN: 9781003045533
    Source: DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
    Source: SWEPUB Freely available online
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