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USA:s officiella säkerhetsstrategi: Vad ligger bakom?
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is twofold: First, to inquire how the George W. Bush administration plans to keep America safe from external threats and second – based on the assumption that neoconservatives have influenced the Bush administration – examine how neoconservative ideas have influenced this strategy to protect America. The research questions are as follows:

What is the content of the Bush administration’s security strategy?

How are neoconservative ideas reflected in this security strategy?

To answer the first question, the main points of two studied documents were summarized. The summarized documents were the two versions of the National Security Strategy of the United States of America that the George W Bush administration has released during its tenure. These documents state the official security strategy of the United States and give a general view over the threats against America and how the administration plans to deal with these threats. To answer the second question the author studied literature about neoconservatism and gained valuable knowledge about the neoconservatives, which resulted in the creation of an analyzing instrument. This analyzing instrument was later applied on the empirical material that was gathered by answering the first question and in turn answered the second question.

The result of the study is that the Bush administration believes that by spreading freedom and fighting tyranny around the world, America will become safer. To accomplish this, the administration will employ the full array of political, economic, diplomatic and other tools at their disposal. Neoconservative influences on the strategy were found repeatedly – one of the most obvious influences being the administration’s adoption of the principle of preemptive strikes against enemies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , p. 42
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Rapport: Institutionen för samhällsvetenskap, Växjö universitet, ISSN 1401-6346
Keywords [en]
Neoconservatism, American security strategy, Bush administration, Democracy promotion, War on terror
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-632DiVA, id: diva2:206946
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samhälle/juridik
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Available from: 2006-06-09 Created: 2006-06-09 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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