Bureaucratic policy and defense cooperation among the Baltic States

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This presentatin covers the bureaucratic policy effects on defense cooperation among the Baltic countries, which has not been a subject of more detailed study until yet.  Objectives of this inquiry are: 1. Analyze role of defense establishment in defense and security policy formulation and implementation. 2. Assess and analyze bureaucratic policies and defense and security agenda setting in the three Baltic countries. This inquiry provides theorethical overview (literature review) related to the bureaucratic politics, relating the New institutional theory to the subject on debate over the bureaucratic insistutions as a more independent actors, rather than integrated part of the democratic decisionmaking process. Empirical study outlines the characteristics of current institutional defense cooperation among the Baltic countries which is followed by discussion on cultural behavior and organizational habits of the Baltics in the third section. Research within this study succefully follows up the processes set by the elected decision makers of the Baltic countries and the role of bureaucratic institutions into subsequent policy implementation within the field of defense: Defense establishment has a critical role in defense and security policy formulation and implementation regarding the in tra-regional cooperation matters.Bureaucratic policies are the primary actors setting defence policy agenda in the three Baltic countries.Defense establishments and parliamentary relations in defense cooperation policies. While it has not been a subject of an extensive study before, this inquiry concludes, that instiutions and administrative bodies across the Baltic countries always has had their discretion and impact on rather politically driven processes and played a key roles in matter of cooperation and synchronizatoon of the Baltic defense and securitty.Findings of this inquiry leads to more focuded analysis of the phenomena of the role of institutions and bureaucsratic policy within policy making of the three Baltic countries.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: PLACES - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 25 Mar 202125 Mar 2021
Conference number: 2


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: PLACES
Abbreviated titleRW2021
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Field of Science*

  • 5.6 Political science

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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