Sweden after Swedish Model

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2014-6-53-64

I. Grishin, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAN), 23 Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation (i.grishin@inbox.ru)

Abstract. Since the turn of the 1980–90s the Swedish society has undergone fundamental changes. It has altered the vector of the socioeconomic development. The social democrats have lost their position as the dominant party. They changed the course of the governmental policy from social-state to liberal one that was taken over and strengthened by the government of center-right parties after their victory in the 2006 and 2010 general elections. The social democrats have found themselves in the unprecedented since 1917 long opposition. All of this means that, despite keeping predominance of the institutional-redistributive principle of social policy, the former model of societal development has in essence consigned to history.

Keywords: Swedish model, economic liberalization, social-democracy, trade unions, taxes, labour market, social policy, culturally diverse immigration, right-wing populism, party coalitions

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For citation:
Grishin I. Sweden after Swedish Model . World Eonomy and International Relations, 2014, no. 6, pp. 53-64. https://doi.org/10.20542/0131-2227-2014-6-53-64

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