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‘President Persson’—How Did ‘President Persson’—How Did Sweden Get Him?

Nicholas Aylott

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Sweden is undoubtedly a parliamentary democracy. Indeed, many felt that the legislature had become too strong, and the executive too weak. But recently, this argument has been turned round. The ... More


Denmark: The Survival of a Social Democratic Welfare State

Herbert Obinger, Peter Strake, Julia Moser, Claudia Bogedan, Edith Gindulis, and Stephan Leibfried

in Transformations of the Welfare State: Small States, Big Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296323
eISBN:
9780191700774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296323.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

According to the efficiency hypothesis, the high-spending, high-tax welfare state in Denmark should be under considerable strain in the era of globalization and socio-economic modernization. Indeed, ... More


Austria: the ‘Island of the Blessed’ in the Ocean of Globalization 1

Herbert Obinger, Peter Starke, Julia Moser, Claudia Bogedan, Edith Gindulis, and Stephan Leibfried

in Transformations of the Welfare State: Small States, Big Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296323
eISBN:
9780191700774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296323.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Austria's fundamental political transformation from an economically backward and multi-ethnic superpower to a small and wealthy democracy at the centre of Europe involved phases of democratic ... More


Religion, Socialism, and State Welfare in the Weimar Republic

David F. Crew

in Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053111
eISBN:
9780199854479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053111.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that the Weimar welfare system was made possible through a compromise between religious welfare interests and the Social Democrats. Racism offered a way out the normative crisis as ... More


‛Vereint sind wir alles’? Socialist Unity in a Divided Germany

Patrick Major

in The Death of the KPD: Communism and Anti-Communism in West Germany, 1945-1956

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206934
eISBN:
9780191677397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206934.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter discusses the Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands' (KPD) policy of encouraging unity of action with the Social Democrats in ... More


The SPD and the Social Market Economy

A. J. Nicholls

in Freedom with Responsibility: The Social Market Economy in Germany 1918-1963

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208525
eISBN:
9780191678059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208525.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the political structure as well as political developments, and economic policies of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). The Social Democrats reconsidered the fundamental ... More


Communists and Social Democrats in the 1919 Hungarian Soviet Republic

Gábor Gángó

in Social Transformations and Revolutions: Reflections and Analyses

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415347
eISBN:
9781474427036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415347.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The abortive or briefly successful Central European revolutions after World War I have mostly been perceived as efforts to export Bolshevism beyond Russia´s borders. This is particularly misleading ... More


Fiscal Squeeze in Sweden, 1990–1997:: The Causes, the Measures, and their Short- and Long-Run Effects

Anders Lindbom

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter describes how the Swedish fiscal squeeze of the 1990s was implemented and the effects it had. The economic effects of the fiscal squeeze were largely positive, in that the Swedish ... More


The Dutch ‘caring state’

Kees van Kersbergen and Jaap Woldendorp

in Analysing social policy concepts and language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447306443
eISBN:
9781447311607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306443.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This contribution analyzes the history of the language of the Dutch welfare state. We progress with the 1960s and 1970s, when the passive, benefit-oriented “verzorgingsstaat” was completed and ... More


Turning National and Political, 1918–19

James Mace Ward

in Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449888
eISBN:
9780801468131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449888.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers Tiso's entrance into politics 1918–19. When revolution came to Nyitra, Hungary, Tiso led the battle against the city's Social Democrats and Jews. This struggle at first was not ... More


The Weimar Left: Theory and Practice

Martin Jay

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter challenges long-perpetuated and exaggerated narratives concerning the mistakes and missed opportunities of the German Left during the Republic: neither the brutal repression of radical ... More


Shades of Neutrality? Political Challenges and Social Changes, 1900–1939

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Sweden a more progressive, modern, and urbanised country with the stirrings of social change amplified by an almost continuous Social Democratic presence in government from 1932. Swedish society ... More


Contradictions in the Christmas Mood

Joe Perry

in Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833643
eISBN:
9781469604947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899410_perry.6
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter suggests that the holiday opened space for the construction and enactment of social and political difference, and notes that in the late nineteenth century, German Jews, Social ... More


The Struggle against Fascism: March 1930—December 1941

Timothy Gorringe

in Karl Barth: Against Hegemony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752462
eISBN:
9780191695117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752462.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Barth was already evidently concerned with issues of theological and political developments when he moved to Bonn in March 1930. Germany was increasingly experiencing unemployment and the local ... More


1928–1932: Ethnic Nation and Social Democratic Consolidation

Carly Elizabeth Schall

in The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine: Immigration and Social Democracy in Twentieth-Century Sweden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456671
eISBN:
9781501704093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456671.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the process by which Sweden's Social Democratic Party (Socialdemokratiska Arbetarpartiet, or SAP) became a national party, and how it began to position itself as the architect ... More


Finland: Strong Party–Union Links under Challenge

Tapio Raunio and Niko Laine

in Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198790471
eISBN:
9780191831751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790471.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analysing links between trade unions and left-wing parties in Finland, this chapter shows that while the electoral strength of leftist parties has declined quite dramatically, the organizational ties ... More


The Status Quo

Michael Stenton

in Radio London and Resistance in Occupied Europe: British Political Warfare 1939-1943

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208433
eISBN:
9780191678004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208433.003.0021
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

When Denmark was invaded by the Germans on 9 April 1940, the Danish government ordered armed resistance to cease. No state of war was declared. The Germans explained that they had come to forestall ... More


The Swedish Social Democrats and the ‘new Swedish model’: playing a losing game

Claes Belfrage and Mikko Kuisma

in Why the Left Loses: The Decline of the Centre-Left in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332664
eISBN:
9781447332725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332664.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the Swedish Social Democrats. After the 2006 Swedish elections, the Social Democratic Party (SAP), the ‘natural party of government’ during the construction and heyday of the ... More


Idealism and Realism

Hans Kundnani

in The Paradox of German Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190245504
eISBN:
9780190245535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245504.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the two distinct currents of West German foreign policy—Westbindung and Ostpolitik. The main arguments in West German foreign policy centered on Germany and its relationship to ... More


The Agriculture Secretary

Robert Levy

in Ana Pauker: The Rise and Fall of a Jewish Communist

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223950
eISBN:
9780520925083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223950.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the work of Ana Pauker as Agriculture Secretary. It explains that when the Social Democrats merged to create the Romanian Workers' Party, Pauker left her position at the party ... More


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