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Why Did It Not Happen Here?: The Gradual Radicalization of the Anarchist Movement in Sweden 1980–90
Örebro Universitet.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
2016 (English)In: A European Youth Revolt: European Perspectives on Youth Protest and Social Movements in the 1980s / [ed] Bart van der Steen and Knud Andresen, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 97-111 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter examines the development and role of the anarchist

movement in Sweden during the 1980s. In relation to many other

parts of Northern Europe – which had seen an upsurge in radical

left-libertarian activism, squatting and urban unrest at the turn of

the 1980s – such social movements and confrontations remained a

marginal phenomenon in Sweden, at least until the end of the decade.

However, by the late 1980s a new generation of younger activists,

often with roots in the anarchist milieu, formed the basis for a radical

squatter and autonomist movement, which proved very similar to the

movements that had developed throughout Europe almost a decade


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 97-111 p.
Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements
Keyword [en]
Anarchist activists, radicalization, political opportunities, repertoires of action
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Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society; Baltic and East European studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31374DOI: 10.1007/978-1-137-56570-9_7ISBN: 9781137565693OAI: diva2:1056510
Anarkister i Öst- och Västeuropa - en jämförande studie
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1561/42/2011
Available from: 2016-12-15 Created: 2016-12-15 Last updated: 2016-12-15Bibliographically approved

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