uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Sweden, Europe, and the Cold War: A Reappraisal
Stockholms universitet, Historiska institutionen.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Cold War Studies, ISSN 1520-3972, E-ISSN 1531-3298, Vol. 14, no 2, 68-97 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Traditionally, Sweden has been portrayed as an active bridge-builder in international politics in the 1960s and 1970s. The country advocated a “third way” toward democratic socialism and greater “justice” in international affairs, but these foreign policy prescriptions were never applied to European affairs. This article examines Sweden's relations with Europe by contrasting European integration with the Cold War. Negotiations on Swedish membership in the European Communities and Swedish policy at the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe were influenced by a general Berührungsangst toward Europe, which persisted during the years of détente. Because Swedish decision-makers believed that heavy involvement in European affairs would constrict Sweden's freedom of action, Swedish leaders' moral proclamations were applied exclusively to distant Third World countries rather than the egregious abuses of human rights in the Soviet bloc.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 14, no 2, 68-97 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden, Foreign Policy, Europe, Palme, Cold War, European integration
Keyword [sv]
Sverige, utrikespolitik, Europa, Palme, kalla kriget, europeisk integration
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-327000DOI: 10.1162/JCWS_a_00221OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-327000DiVA: diva2:1129021
Available from: 2014-05-21 Created: 2017-07-31

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Makko, Aryo
In the same journal
Journal of Cold War Studies
History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 27 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf