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
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Anarchist activists, radicalization, political opportunities, repertoires of action