Feministisk utrikespolitik i teori och praktik


  • Robert Egnell


Title: Feminist Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice

The purpose of the article is to study the intellectual background and practical implementation of the so called ”feminist foreign policy” of Sweden since the general election in 2014. Where did it come from and what sort of policies does it involve? The article thereby covers the description and analysis of a number of policy programmes, as well as an early analysis and discussion of their consequences, using strategic theory as a framework for analysis. The article finds that there is
plenty of continuity in the feminist stance, but that the announcement of a feminist foreign policy has added both emphasis and new implementation programmes and approaches. The biggest difference might however be in the external interpretation of Swedish foreign policy, indicating that feminism may be a much sharper instrument, and of greater impact, than anticipated in policy circles.