The Long Term Perspective for Defence 2030 - Comparative Analysis
(Dlhodobá perspektíva obrany 2030 – komparatívna analýza)
Politické vedy, Volume 21, Number 4/2018, pages 118-139
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PROCHÁZKA, J. – NOVOTNÝ, A. – STOJAR, R. – FRANK, L. 2018. The Long Term Perspective for Defence 2030 - Comparative Analysis. In Politické vedy. [online]. Vol. 21, No. 4, 2018. ISSN 1335 – 2741, pp. 118‑139. Available at: http://doi.org/10.24040/politickevedy.2018.21.4.118-139
This paper provides a comparative analysis and qualitative assessment of the Czech document called “The Long Term Perspective for Defence 2030”. It outlines a set of criteria and provides a matrix for the measurement to place these documents into boundaries of hierarchy and typology of mission, vision, strategy, conception and plan. It compares the document with 11 other foreign documents. This research sample was analysed in two areas: 1) the purpose and nature of the documents, and 2) the contents of the documents. The Czech document differs from the set of analysed documents in its nature - purpose as well as contents. Its title expresses the ambition to streamline the development of building the system of national defence and the contents cover primarily the development of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. It has a broader nature and according to the selected method of evaluation, it is rather a strategy. The degree of detail in its individual sections differs significantly. The obtained results of comparative analysis reflect different national approaches to preparing strategic documents in the purpose, concept, contents and place in the hierarchy of strategic documents. At the end, the paper outlines several recommendations and suggestions for the document´s amendment, to be prepared as “The Long Term Perspective for Defence 2035”.
Key words: mission, vision, strategy, concept, plan, defence policy, defence policy adaptation