Title

Social democracy in Sweden

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2010

Abstract

While some scholars argue that socialist democracy is now dead we find abundant evidence to the contrary. Through a case study of Sweden over the last two decades, it is shown that the social democratic system of government not only persists but also contributes to a very high degree of freedom for its citizens - including vast personal, cultural, material, and social freedoms. Although social democracy is not a perfect system, its fruits are ripe and compare favourably to other political systems.

Keywords

Sweden, democracy, political system, political freedom

Discipline

Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Economic and Political Weekly

Volume

45

Issue

47

First Page

73

Last Page

80

ISSN

0012-9976

Additional URL

http://www.jstor.org/stable/25764156

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