Writing neutrality
From the Peloponnesian War to the Cold War
in The social construction of Swedish neutrality
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This chapter traces the development of neutrality from the Peloponnesian War to the Cold War in order to uncover the meanings and associations that became attached to the concept and practice. It examines its treatment in legal philosophy, its relationship to the rise of sovereignty, and the dominance of the realist conceptualisation of neutrality, which contained contradictory understandings of the place of the neutral state in the anarchic international system.

The social construction of Swedish neutrality

Challenges to Swedish identity and sovereignty


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