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Scott, Carl-Gustaf
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Scott, C.-G. (2017). Swedish Social Democracy and the Vietnam War (1ed.). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
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2017 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

West European leaders had good reasons to oppose US Vietnam war policy. It threatened to alter the global balance of power while igniting unrest at home. Such turbulence led to a radicalized political atmosphere domestically. In this new environment, the “New Left” established a powerful foothold among the “68-generation”. In many West European countries the new radical left rejected the older Socialist and Communist parties in favor of more radical political alternatives.

In Sweden the Social Democratic government struggled to maintain a workable relationship with Washington while at the same time placating domestic anti-war opinion – thus preventing this issue from being hijacked by the far left. How did the Swedish Social Democrats resolve this dilemma?

Although this is the most written-about episode in Swedish postwar diplomacy, this is the first book to scrutinize the impact of Sweden's Vietnam War policy on its domestic politics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017. p. 310 Edition: 1
Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 64
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32161 (URN)978-91-87843-35-8 (ISBN)978-91-87843-36-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-07 Created: 2017-03-07 Last updated: 2017-12-28Bibliographically approved
Scott, C.-G. (2012). Djurgårdens Fina Grabbar: Local identities and the cross-national transfer of spectator-related football violence. Histoire Sociale, 45(90), 221-244
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Djurgårdens Fina Grabbar: Local identities and the cross-national transfer of spectator-related football violence
2012 (English)In: Histoire Sociale, ISSN 0018-2257, E-ISSN 1918-6576, Vol. 45, no 90, p. 221-244Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Once known as the "English Disease," hooliganism (or spectator-related football violence) is now a routine feature in most European football leagues. In Sweden, the number of serious violent offences in conjunction with football matches has steadily continued to mount over the last four decades. Presently, one of the worst culprits is Djurgårdens Fina Grabbar - DFG (Djurgården's Fine Lads), the so-called "firm" (or hooligan group) associated with Djurgårdens Idrottsförening - DIF (Djurgården's Athletic Association). DIF's supporters have long looked to Britain for inspiration; and this tendency is very marked in DFG. Yet, in the past few years, a new Italian-inspired variety of hooliganism has likewise become more and more detectable in DFG's actions. This, in turn, has led to a new hybrid, that is neither wholly Italian nor British in character - though it has unquestionably created a more menacing version of Swedish hooliganism. This article accounts for this change in DFG while simultaneously exploring questions relating to the continued sanctity of local identities in the context of an increasingly globalized football culture. It additionally asks whether Swedish hooliganism should be understood as a response to the challenges facing traditional masculine identities in post-industrial societies like Sweden that also strongly emphasize gender equality.

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History Sociology
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20670 (URN)10.1353/his.2012.0039 (DOI)000314136700002 ()2-s2.0-84875729250 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-12-17 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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