Essays on Twenty-First-Century Sweden
Edited By Aleksandra Ålund, Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Anders Neergaard
This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural democracy. The book presents a multidisciplinary exposition on Sweden, seen in a wider European perspective. It addresses changing frameworks of citizenship, welfare and democracy, migration and asylum, urban segregation and labour market segmentation and processes of securitization. It illuminates intersecting dimensions of class, gender and racialization and juxtaposes xenophobic populism with new social justice and antiracist movements on a changing political stage. Addressing a growing alignment with retrogressive illiberal policies across Europe, the volume exposes the reach of the adverse direction in which European «integration» is currently heading.
Table of Contents
Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Aleksandra Ålund & Anders Neergaard
1. Reimagineering the Nation: Crisis and Social Transformation in 21st Century Sweden. An Introduction
PART I: THE WELFARE STATE IN CRISIS. TOO DIVERSE OR TOO AUSTERE?
Carl-Ulrik Schierup & Simone Scarpa
2. How the Swedish Model Was (Almost) Lost. Migration, Welfare and Politics of Solidarity
3. The Swedish Model in Transition: Trade Unions and Racialised Workers
Diana Mulinari & Åsa Lundqvist
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