Sweden: Social Capital in the Social Democratic State

Bo Rothstein

in Democracies in Flux

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195150896
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780199834938 | DOI:
 Sweden: Social Capital in the Social Democratic State

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This chapter examines the breakdown of organised social capital in Sweden. The “Swedish model” which involved the close collaboration between major interest organisations and the state disappeared in the 1980s. It is argued that the demise of such organised social capital rendered the Swedish model obsolete and created problems for Swedish democracy.

Keywords: Sweden; organised social capital; democracy

Chapter.  17087 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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