Technology, National Identity and the State: Rise and Decline of a Small State’s Military-Industrial Complex

Publication year: 2008

Niklas Stenlås

The following paper traces the emergence of a Swedish military-industrial complex through its heydays to its eventual decline,  to identify factors which distinguish the Swedish case. The paper argues that three factors have been particularly important to the emergence of the Swedish  military-industrial complex: the Cold War, the corporative political culture, and the elevation of defense issues over the political agenda.

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Publication year: 2008

Niklas Stenlås

The following paper traces the emergence of a Swedish military-industrial complex through its heydays to its eventual decline,  to identify factors which distinguish the Swedish case. The paper argues that three factors have been particularly important to the emergence of the Swedish  military-industrial complex: the Cold War, the corporative political culture, and the elevation of defense issues over the political agenda.

Download Working Paper 2008 no.7