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Östberg, K. (2024). The rise and fall of Swedish social democracy. New York: Verso
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The rise and fall of Swedish social democracy
2024 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Historian Kjell Östberg presents the first comprehensive study of one of the most influential political movements of our time. Swedish Social Democracy was an inspiration to young socialists around the world for generations. But little remains of the Swedish model today.

For almost a century, Social Democracy prevailed in Sweden, which for many appeared to be on the verge of becoming a truly socialist country. What followed instead was a jarring adaptation to a rising neoliberal world order. Large parts of the public sector have now been privatised, social inequality is rapidly worsening, and right-wing populists have come to represent much of the working class.

Östberg discusses the reformist strategy, class organizations and social mobilisation, women’s struggle, and the creation of the Swedish welfare society. It is a history emblematic of the transformations in global politics of the last half century.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Verso, 2024. p. 296
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-53976 (URN)9781804294659 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-05-15 Created: 2024-05-15 Last updated: 2024-05-15Bibliographically approved
Östberg, K. (2021). Folk i rörelse: vår demokratis historia (1ed.). Ordfront förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Folk i rörelse: vår demokratis historia
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

I år firar den svenska demokratin hundra år. Många ser detta som slutet på en given utveckling. Kjell Östberg skriver istället levande om hur vår demokrati är ett resultat av att människor sluter sig samman i kamp för att gemensamt skapa förändring, från Sundsvallsstrejken 1879 till Fridays for future idag.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ordfront förlag, 2021. p. 373 Edition: 1
Keywords
Demokrati, Sociala rörelser
National Category
History
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47662 (URN)9789177751632 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-01 Created: 2021-12-01 Last updated: 2021-12-01Bibliographically approved
Östberg, K. (2021). The decline of Nordic social democracy. In: Anu Koivunen; Jari Ojala; Janne Holmén (Ed.), The Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model: Challenges in the 21st Century (pp. 124-137). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The decline of Nordic social democracy
2021 (English)In: The Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model: Challenges in the 21st Century / [ed] Anu Koivunen; Jari Ojala; Janne Holmén, London: Routledge, 2021, p. 124-137Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Social democracy has generally been considered one of the most successful political forces of the 1900s. The Nordic model, building on the institutionalized, corporatist collaboration between capital, labour and state and long extolled as a successful compromise between a communist planned economy and free market capitalism, has close links to Nordic social democracy. The organizational home of Nordic social democracy has been the Social Democratic parties; working-class dominated mass parties with deep roots in trade unions and popular movements. In the mid-20th century, to follow the political thread, social democracy formulated an objective that found more mass support than any other leftist idea: to offer citizens protection against the inequalities created by an unregulated market. The broad definition of social democracy is, meanwhile, used in an attempt to single out some central features of a common reformist ideology that Social Democrats tried to translate into political action.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2021
Series
Perspectives in Economic and Social History
National Category
History
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46520 (URN)10.4324/9780429026690-6 (DOI)2-s2.0-85109658655 (Scopus ID)9780367134754 (ISBN)9780429026690 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 40/2014
Available from: 2021-10-01 Created: 2021-10-01 Last updated: 2022-01-14Bibliographically approved
Östberg, K. (2020). Palme, utbildningspolitiken och maj 1968. In: Anders Burman & Joakim Landahl (Ed.), 1968 och pedagogiken: (pp. 37-48). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Palme, utbildningspolitiken och maj 1968
2020 (Swedish)In: 1968 och pedagogiken / [ed] Anders Burman & Joakim Landahl, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2020, p. 37-48Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2020
Series
Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 81Södertörn Studies in Intellectual and Cultural History ; 4
National Category
History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-41561 (URN)978-91-89109-17-9 (ISBN)978-91-89109-18-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-07-13 Created: 2020-07-13 Last updated: 2020-07-13Bibliographically approved
Östberg, K. (2020). The Swedish Social Democracy: Civil Servants, Social Engineers and Welfare Bureaucrats. In: Fulla, Mathieu; Lazar, Marc (Ed.), European Socialists and the State in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: (pp. 207-222). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish Social Democracy: Civil Servants, Social Engineers and Welfare Bureaucrats
2020 (English)In: European Socialists and the State in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries / [ed] Fulla, Mathieu; Lazar, Marc, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 207-222Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Östberg’s article is discussing the development of a social democratic welfare bureaucracy in Sweden during the twentieth century, for a long time a success story. At an early stage the social democrats’ ability to assume control over the state administration depended on the possibility to find intellectuals sympathetic to the social democratic cause. For the greatly expanding welfare state of the 1960s, a broadening spectrum of well-educated men and women, all clearly sympathetic to the social democratic project of building a welfare state, was available. The party’s long, uninterrupted period of government made it easier for the social democrats to put their stamp on the state bureaucracy. As the social democrats’ reformist ambitions have dwindled, so has the need of a special welfare bureaucracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Series
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, ISSN 2634-6559, E-ISSN 2634-6567
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52620 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-41540-2_12 (DOI)2-s2.0-85145733224 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-41539-6 (ISBN)978-3-030-41540-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-06 Created: 2023-11-06 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, J. & Östberg, K. (2020). The Swedish Social Democrats, Reform Socialism and the state after the Golden Era. In: Fulla, Mathieu; Lazar, Marc (Ed.), European Socialists and the State in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: (pp. 323-343). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish Social Democrats, Reform Socialism and the state after the Golden Era
2020 (English)In: European Socialists and the State in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries / [ed] Fulla, Mathieu; Lazar, Marc, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, p. 323-343Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish Social Democratic welfare state system that peaked during the 1970s was based on a common belief in the existence of strong and potent state with strong tendencies toward a de-commodification. However, with the Palme government in 1982, Social democrats accepted the idea that the welfare state should be reoriented around a prevailing notion of individualization, and be a vehicle in particular for a middle-class strategy of social mobility tightly entangled with consumer preference. In subsequent decades, a complex and multi-motivational process of privatization was carried out as a de facto alliance between Left and Right. In the 2000s, the Party has abandoned control of the welfare state as part of its reformist strategy or “power resource”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
Series
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements, ISSN 2634-6559, E-ISSN 2634-6567
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52621 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-41540-2_18 (DOI)2-s2.0-85145749493 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-41539-6 (ISBN)978-3-030-41540-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-06 Created: 2023-11-06 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Östberg, K. & Lennerhed, L. (Eds.). (2019). AIDS i Sverige: Hivepidemin och rörelserna (1ed.). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>AIDS i Sverige: Hivepidemin och rörelserna
2019 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det första fallet av aids i Sverige diagnostiserades år 1982. Hiv var då ett okänt virus, och aids ett tecken på en snar död. Hiv spreds till en början i redan utsatta grupper som homosexuella män, intravenösa missbrukare, prostituerade och blödarsjuka.

En vanlig reaktion på sjukdomen var rädsla och stigmatisering, inte minst från mediernas sida. Men det bildades också grupper och organisationer som sökte stödja de drabbade, motverka fördomar och arbeta för adekvata behandlingar. Här var bland andra Noaks ark, Venhälsan, Kvinnocirkeln och RFHP (Riksförbundet för hivpositiva) sedermera Hiv-Sverige. Hur arbetade dessa organisationer och vad ville de uppnå? Samtidshistoriska institutet vid Södertörns högskola samlade några av aktivisterna till ett vittneseminarium på temat ”Hivepidemin och rörelserna”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019. p. 58 Edition: 1
Series
Samtidshistoriska frågor, ISSN 1650-450X ; 39
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38515 (URN)978-91-89615-38-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2020-01-07Bibliographically approved
Östberg, K. (2019). Kamp mot droger: En bok om Förbundet mot droger (1ed.). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kamp mot droger: En bok om Förbundet mot droger
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Hur kommer det sig att den svenska vänstern i en internationell jämförelse har haft en mindre bejakande inställning till droger? Och att 1970-talets radikala musikrörelse ibland ”betedde sig som en nykterhetsloge”?

I denna bok sätts ljuset på Förbundet mot drogers inflytande. I boken skildras förbundets utveckling från en plantskola för makten till en av tidens många inflytelserika aktiviströrelser. Den är därmed också ett bidrag till att fördjupa skildringen av den omfattande radikalisering som kännetecknar svenskt 1960- och 70-tal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019. p. 198 Edition: 1
Series
Samtidshistoriska frågor, ISSN 1650-450X ; 42
Keywords
Förbundet mot droger, Drogmissbruk, Drogpolitik, 1968
National Category
History
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39751 (URN)9789189615410 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-06-22Bibliographically approved
Östberg, K. (2018). 1968 - när allting var i rörelse. Johanneshov: Bokförläggarna Röda Rummet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>1968 - när allting var i rörelse
2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Johanneshov: Bokförläggarna Röda Rummet, 2018. p. 143
Keywords
Sociala rörelser, 1968
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39756 (URN)9789198328363 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-09Bibliographically approved
Meinander, H., Karonen, P. & Östberg, K. (Eds.). (2018). Demokratins drivkrafter: kontext och särdrag i Sveriges och Finlands demokratier 1890–2020. Stockholm: Appell förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Demokratins drivkrafter: kontext och särdrag i Sveriges och Finlands demokratier 1890–2020
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Appell förlag, 2018. p. 500
Series
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland, ISSN 0039-6842 ; 819
Keywords
Demokrati, Sverige, Finland
National Category
History
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39760 (URN)9789198406412 (ISBN)9789515834225 (ISBN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 40/2014
Note

Meinander, H. Karonen, P. & Östberg, K. (red.) (2018). Kansanvallan polkuja: demokratian kehityspiirteitä Suomessa ja Ruotsissa 1800-luvun lopulta 2020-luvulle. (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran toimituksia ; 1438) Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. ISBN: 9789522229335

Available from: 2020-01-09 Created: 2020-01-09 Last updated: 2020-01-09Bibliographically approved
Projects
The labour movement in the Baltic Sea region: a new world of crises and insecurity (1970-2010) [A047-2012_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Schmidt, W. (2014). From Fordism to High-Tech Capitalism: A Political Economy of the Labour Movement in the Baltic Sea Region. In: Götz, Norbert (Ed.), The Sea of Identities: A Century of Baltic and East European Experiences with Nationality, Class, and Gender (pp. 173-191). Huddinge: Södertörn University
Driving forces of democracy. Context and characteristics in the democratization of Finland and Sweden 1890-2020 [40/2014_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Nilsson, T. (2021). Conservatives at the Crossroads: Cooperating or resisting extremism and populism?. In: Anu Koivunen; Jari Ojala; Janne Holmén (Ed.), The Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model: Challenges in the 21st Century (pp. 138-152). London & New York: RoutledgeÖstberg, K. (2021). The decline of Nordic social democracy. In: Anu Koivunen; Jari Ojala; Janne Holmén (Ed.), The Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model: Challenges in the 21st Century (pp. 124-137). London: RoutledgeHolmén, J. (2020). Nordic Models for a Democratic School: Educational Reform and Political Culture in Sweden and Finland 1960–2020. Independently publishedBlomberg, E. (2018). Att söka rättvisa: könsdiskriminering och jämställdhet i Finland och Sverige. In: Henrik Meinander, Petri Karonen & Kjell Östberg (Ed.), Demokratins drivkrafter: kontext och särdrag i Sveriges och Finlands demokratier 1890–2020 (pp. 325-358). Stockholm: Appell förlagMeinander, H., Karonen, P. & Östberg, K. (Eds.). (2018). Demokratins drivkrafter: kontext och särdrag i Sveriges och Finlands demokratier 1890–2020. Stockholm: Appell förlagÖstberg, K. (2018). När ingen längre kokar kaffe – eller vad har hänt med folkrörelsepartierna?. In: Henrik Meinander, Petri Karonen & Kjell Östberg (Ed.), Demokratins drivkrafter: kontext och särdrag i Sveriges och Finlands demokratier 1890–2020 (pp. 391-422). Stockholm: Appell förlag
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