Sweden’s Libya decision: A case of humanitarian intervention

  title={Sweden’s Libya decision: A case of humanitarian intervention},
  author={Fredrik Doeser},
  journal={International Politics},
  • Fredrik Doeser
  • Published 14 February 2014
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
This article investigates why Sweden decided to participate in the enforcement of the no-fly zone over Libya in 2011. The Swedish decision was the result of a combination of factors, including feelings of altruism, the legal basis for the operation, the involvement of North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the operation, the political power play in the Swedish parliament and Sweden’s availability of military resources. The case study relies on a multitude of different sources, such as government… 

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