Iceland and Its Alliances : Security for a Small State (Scandinavian Studies)

Iceland and Its Alliances : Security for a Small State (Scandinavian Studies)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 270 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780773469921
  • DDC分類 355.03304912

Full Description

This work examines a critical sector of the international politics of one of the world's most politically and economically advanced states. It also provides a model or basis of comparison for other small states on how they might shape their own security policies in the larger world. Amongst other topics, it discusses the development of an indigenous vocabulary, with words based on Icelandic saga literature, by which the most complex issues of superpower security affairs could be discussed in a national debate. A key point examined is the growth of an indigenous security expertise.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations                      i
Preface iii
Foreword v
Acknowledgements xiii
Brief Chronology of Icelandic History xv
Translation and Pronunciation Guide xvii
Introduction 1 (6)
Historical and Cultural Factors in Icelandic 7 (38)
Security Policy
Iceland's Integration into the Western 45 (28)
Defense Community
Adjustment to the Defense Force 73 (30)
Language and Security Affairs 103 (12)
Government Organization for Security 115 (24)
Political Parties in the 1980s 139 (16)
Icelandic Politics and Security Policy: 155 (24)
Public Opinion and Elite Attitudes on 179 (20)
Security, 1979-1986
Icelandic Security Policy: Present and Future 199 (32)
Small State Security Policy Making 231 (24)
I Old Pact 237 (2)
II Act of Union Between Iceland and 239 (4)
Denmark, 1918
III Defense Agreement 243 (4)
IV Elite Attitudes Survey Questions 247 (2)
V Iceland Affiliations 249 (2)
VI Biographical Notes 251 (4)
Bibliography 255 (12)
Index 267