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Tibet och den svenska tystnaden: Tibets politiska status och Sveriges ståndpunkt
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2008 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

In this publication I examine the Swedish position concerning the Tibet question from the time when Hedin travelled in Tibet until year 2000. This examination is based on research concerning Tibet's political status and international politics. The study focuses on the period following the invasion of Tibet by China in 1949-1950. The sources employed are documents from the Swedish Foreign Department, letters and records from the Swedish Tibet Committee, records from the Swedish Parliament and articles in the Swedish press. The conclusion is that Sweden's position has not been determined by the actual situation in Tibet, but dictated rather by the position of other countries, who have been motivated by their own colonial, economic and political interests. Sweden's own political and economic interests and its lack of interests in Tibet have played a role. When human rights violations were at their peak, Sweden made no official declarations. On the contrary, it abstained from voting in the UN General Assembly in 1965. The Swedish policy has been influenced by an early recognicition of the PRC and attempts to have it represented in the UN. The so-called Aspen Operation , which constituted an attempt to mediate in the Vietnam War may also have affected the Swedish policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amaryllis , 2008. , 152 p.
Keyword [en]
Tibet, Sweden's Tibet policy, Tibet's political status, Hedin, Dalai Lama
National Category
Law and Society Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-12806ISBN: 978-91-973844-5-2OAI: diva2:179326
Available from: 2008-02-07 Created: 2008-02-07Bibliographically approved

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