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Sweden: From Neutrality to International Solidarity


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Legal and Political Aspects of Neutrality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Evolution of Swedish Neutrality in a Historical Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 21-29
    3. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 39-45
  4. Sweden’s Neutrality Policy: Evolution of the Doctrine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 49-53
    3. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 73-88
    4. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 89-104
  5. Towards International Solidarity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 117-132
    3. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 133-183
    4. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 185-195
  6. The Kingdom of Sweden in the International ARENA: Contemporary Socio-political and Economic Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Ryszard M. Czarny
      Pages 199-205

About this book


This book presents the legal and political factors determining international relations, including the processes of integration in all their complexity. The overall structure of the book, together with the composition of its separate chapters, allows for some general assumptions, identifying the main tendencies and placing them in a contemporary social context as well as establishing their relations with the practices of today. The content is a compendium of basic information and data related to the international processes which occur within specific formal, legal and political frames. The book is divided into five parts featuring not only deep historical context but most of all presenting current information and analyses of the last few years. Presented against the background and within the context of the Kingdom of Sweden’s political system and its international environment, the book brings into the foreground issues of particular importance for Sweden’s continuing European integration process and describes its response to the developments in the international situation.


Policy of neutrality International solidarity and relations The Kingdom of Sweden International relations Swedish foreign policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Ss. Cyril and MethodiusTrnavaSlovakia

About the authors

Ryszard Michał CZARNY [tscharni], expert in Scandinavian issues, lawyer, political scientist, researching political and economic conditions of the cooperation among the North European States. Full Professor of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (Poland) and since 2012 Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (Slovakia). Author of many publications, including major works on the Nordic countries: A Modern Nordic Saga: Politics, Economy and Society – Springer 2017,  The High North: Between Geography and Politics – Springer 2015, Regionalism in International Relations, Die Neutralitätspolitik als Sicherheitsproblem des Königreiches Schweden, Sweden in the European Union: Political and Legal Analysis, Sweden – Poland – The European Union, In the New Europe: Glossary of Terms, Energy Dilemmas of the Nordic Region Countries, EU Northern Dimension: Development Study, The Imperative High North: Opportunities and Challenges, The Northern Spaces: Contemporary Issues - ed., The Arctic and Nordic Countries in the World of Economy and Politics - ed., and numerous books, articles and essays in Polish on contemporary international relations.

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