Iceland and Its Alliances: Security for a Small State (Scandinavian Studies S. v. 8)

Iceland and Its Alliances: Security for a Small State (Scandinavian Studies S. v. 8)

By: Michael T. Corgan (author)Hardback

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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.


List of Illustrations... i Preface... iii Foreword... v Acknowledgements... xiii Brief Chronology of Icelandic History... xv Translation and Pronunciation Guide... xvii Introduction... 1 1. Historical and Cultural Factors in Icelandic Security Policy... 7 2. Iceland's Integration into the Western Defense Community... 45 3. Adjustment to the Defense Force... 73 4. Language and Security Affairs... 103 5. Government Organization for Security... 115 6. Political Parties in the 1980s... 139 7. Icelandic Politics and Security Policy: 1979-1986... 155 8. Public Opinion and Elite Attitudes on Security, 1979-1986... 179 9. Icelandic Security Policy: Present and Future... 199 10. Small State Security Policy Making... 231 Appendices I Old Pact... 237 II Act of Union Between Iceland and Denmark, 1918... 239 III Defense Agreement... 243 IV Elite Attitudes Survey Questions... 247 V Iceland Affiliations... 249 VI Biographical Notes... 251 Bibliography... 255 Index... 267

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  • ISBN13: 9780773469921
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780773469921
  • ISBN10: 0773469923

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