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Sweden: Progression Despite Recession

Katarina Eckerberg

in Implementing Sustainable Development

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780199242016
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599736 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242011.003.0008
 Sweden: Progression Despite Recession

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Assesses efforts of the Swedish government to come to terms with sustainable development. It documents strong governmental engagement with sustainable development despite the significant recession that swept the country in the early 1990s and prompted a considerable rethink of the traditional institutions of the Swedish welfare state. It shows how the social democratic government attempted to integrate the idea of environmental sustainability with the traditional social democratic vision of the Folkhemmet (People's Home).

Keywords: engagement; environmental policy; governance; implementation; recession; sustainable development; Sweden; welfare state

Chapter.  15101 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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