New Security Challenges

Special Operations from a Small State Perspective

Future Security Challenges

Editors: Eriksson, Gunilla, Pettersson, Ulrica (Eds.)

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  • Addresses an important topic (special operations) from a novel perspective (small states) for the first time
  • Offers an authoritative overview of SOF from leading authorities in the field
  • Written in an accessible way suitable for upper level undergraduates, graduates, practitioners and think thanks
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About this book

“Over the past dozen years special operations forces (SOF) have been one of the few areas of growth and expansion in a number of militaries. This growth and expansion, however, has not been mirrored by a comparable one in academic inquiries into the subject. Special Operations from a Small State Perspective - Future Security Challenges, which contains a wide range of perspectives from both practitioners and academics, makes a unique contribution to the literature and offers fascinating insights into the opportunities provided by and challenges confronting small states such as Swedenin their evolutionary development and use of SOF.”

Dr James Kiras, Associate Professor, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, The Air University,

Alabama, USA.

About the authors

Dr Pettersson is a researcher at the Swedish National Defence University, employed by the Swedish Armed Forces since 2000. She holds a PhD in Risk Management and Safety Engineer. Her research is concerned with SOF, Lessons Learned and specially focused on military international missions.

Dr Eriksson has a PhD in Political Science and currently holds a Post-Doc position at the Swedish National Defence University at the Department of War Studies. Gunilla presented her PhD – The Intelligence Discourse – in 2013. Prior to that, she has been an intelligence analyst at the Swedish Military Intelligence and Security Service for 6 years.

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“This edited volume offers different perspectives on the utilization and development of special operations forces (SOF) in small states. Across the chapters, the authors argue that small states can develop and use this very unique capability at all level of engagement, and as a strategic instrument, in the modern complex security environment. The study finds that SOF in small states has both unique roles and limitations in addressing the range of security challenges. After reading this work, small state leaders may choose to reorient force structure in favour of SOF due to the changing security situation in Europe and the need to economise military resources.” (Dr James Kiras, Associate Professor, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, The Air University, Alabama, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Special Operations from a Small State Perspective
Book Subtitle
Future Security Challenges
Editors
  • Gunilla Eriksson
  • Ulrica Pettersson
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43961-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43961-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43960-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82949-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 198
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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