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From aloofness to alliance: recasting causes and aims of Dutch security policy, 1942–1948
Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Historiska institutionen.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-3515-3237
2016 (Engelska)Konferensbidrag, Enbart muntlig presentation (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

This paper argues that the Dutch road from aloofness to NATO-membership was not primarily about the experience of failed neutrality, or about fear of the Soviet Union or a new war: it was not, as it has often been depicted, a sacrifice of (peace-time) sovereignty for (war-time) security. On the contrary, it claims that the changed course was in fact about retaining sovereignty, not only in wartime but in times of peace. A close comparison with the Swedish case reveals that the Dutch decision to ally was based on the same considerations that caused the Swedish government to opt for non-alignment. Both were motivated by the endeavour to maintain as much margin for manoeuvre as possible in a world where small states were no longer expected to be able to survive independently. The desire to safeguard regional stability and cooperation as a prerequisite to maintaining margin for manoeuvre underpinned the decisions of both governments. In other words, the Dutch policy of alliance was an expression of the same ambition that underpinned the policy of aloofness.

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2016.
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The Netherlands, 1940's, security, NATO, neutrality, sovereignty, Sweden, small states, regional cooperation, margin for manoeuvre
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283520OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-283520DiVA, id: diva2:925530
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Symposium "Recasting the History of Dutch Foreign Relations, 1814–2000", Amsterdam, March 17, 2016.
Tillgänglig från: 2016-05-02 Skapad: 2016-04-13 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-01-20

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