Artikeln "The birth of the enterprising soldier: governing military recruitment and retention in post-Cold War Sweden" av Sanna Strand har nu publicerats i Scandinavian Journal of History.
Artikeln kan hämtas via den här länken: https://doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2021.1997797
The promise of becoming a normal or even ideal citizen of the nation-state has long been central to the politics of military recruitment and retention. However, what this promise has entailed, and how the image of the soldier has been constructed, varies across time and place. This article illustrates and historicizes the emergence of a distinct soldier image, closely associated with the neoliberal ideal of responsible, active, and entrepreneurial citizenship, in the context of Sweden. The paper adopts a genealogical approach and views ‘the enterprising soldier’ through the contemporary history of military reforms in post-Cold War Sweden....Scandinavian Journal of History
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