The SAP is one of the most successful political parties of the 20th century. By combining principled reformism and tactical pragmatism, it became the major reference point in Swedish politics, and its successes have been studied and envied the world over. Yet in the early part of the 21st century the party has not avoided the electoral decline and diminishing political influence that other center-left parties have suffered from. Starting with its historical evolution, this chapter will look into the party’s development, examine its structure and policies, and assesses its ability to find a way out of its current crisis.


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