Developments in Swedish Social Policy

Resisting Dionysus

  • Arthur Gould

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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    Pages 15-27
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    Pages 28-37
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    Pages 38-60
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    Pages 82-102
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    Pages 103-128
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    Pages 129-154
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 198-225

About this book


For many decades, Sweden was seen as a model welfare state. Only with the onset of economic problems in the 1990s have successive governments felt compelled to curb social spending and abandon the goal of full employment. This book is about the changes introduced and the political, institutional and cultural resistance they encountered. Detailed accounts of changes to welfare services and benefits are included alongside specialist chapters devoted to areas where Sweden itself has claimed to be something of a leader - the care of the elderly, gender equality, employment issues and substance.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur Gould
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  1. 1.Loughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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