ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Social Democracy in Sweden

While some scholars argue that socialist democracy is now dead we find abundant evidence to the contrary. Through a case study of Sweden over the last two decades, it is shown that the social democratic system of government not only persists but also contributes to a very high degree of freedom for its citizens - including vast personal, cultural, material, and social freedoms. Although social democracy is not a perfect system, its fruits are ripe and compare favourably to other political systems.

SPECIAL ARTICLE

Social Democracy in Sweden

Devin Joshi, Neha Navlakha

While some scholars argue that socialist democracy is now dead we find abundant evidence to the contrary. Through a case study of Sweden over the last two decades, it is shown that the social democratic system of government not only persists but also contributes to a very high degree of freedom for its citizens – including vast personal, cultural, material, and social freedoms. Although social democracy is not a perfect system, its fruits are ripe and compare favourably to other political systems.

Dear reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attracive subscription offers.

Click here

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top