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The Influence of strategic culture on shaping security policy


[ 1 ] Faculty of Law, Administration and Management, The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland | [ 2 ] Faculty of Law, Administration and Management, The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Świętokrzyska, 25-406, Kielce, Poland

Year of publication


Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2019 | Journal volume: vol. 27 | Journal number: no 5

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Security policy

EN Objectives: The aim of the article is to present the role that strategic culture plays in creating and shaping security of the future. Taking account of the purpose of this paper, the main research problem took the form of the following question: To what extent does strategic culture have an influence on shaping security of the future? Methods: In order to achieve the aim of this paper and solve the main research problem, the following research methods will be applied: method of analysis, synthesis and method of conclusion.The empirical methods facilitate examination of processes with the aim of drawing conclusions. The article uses research method such as observation. Results: Strategic culture is not a dogma or a camera through which we can look into the past or the future. It is a tool useful for understanding how and what the circumstances are in which a country defines appropriate measures and goals to achieve its goals regarding security. Conclusions: Strategic culture can help to understand the real cultural identity of a particular entity (such as a country or an organization) and its role in the system of international relations in a better way. Therefore, it can contribute to a better understanding of security policy implemented by the entity and what is more, the analysis of strategic culture can lead to a better understanding of the opponent's strategic behaviour on the basis on how the opponent defines victory, defeat, loss or suffering.

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44 - 56




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