What is it about?

The Nordic countries have long been renowned for their contribution to international peace and security. This contribution – occasionally viewed by both Nordic and non-Nordic policy-makers and academics as a particular model for facilitating peace and development in international affairs – is based on a combination of active contributions to peaceful conflict resolution, a high level of development aid and a continuous commitment to strengthening international society. However, recently Scandinavians have been making headlines for reasons that seem to contrast with their well-established brand as humane internationalist peacemakers. This article identifies the characteristics of the Nordic model for international peace and security and discusses how and why it has changed.

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Why is it important?

I explain how and why the Nordic model for international peace and securiy has changed.

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This page is a summary of: What Happened to the Nordic Model for International Peace and Security?, Peace Review, October 2017, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2017.1381521.
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