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  • Author:
    Lars Trägårdh
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    1845451872
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    978-1845451875
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    Berghahn Books; 1 edition (January 31, 2007)
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    296 pages
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Chapter 1 The Civil Society Debate in Sweden: The Welfare State .

Chapter 1 The Civil Society Debate in Sweden: The Welfare State Challenged. The concept of civil society is a borrowed one. But although its historical roots lie in other societies with different political traditions, views on Swedish civil society have been formulated both in Sweden and abroad, often in highly charged political terms (see Trägårdh 1995 and 1999).

Studies on Civil Society. Buch 3. Lars Trägårdh1.

The -Swedish Model, - therefore, offers important insights into the dynamics of state and civil society relations, which go against current trends of undermining the importance of the welfare state, and presents autonomous civic participation as the only way forward.

The Swedish Model Reconsidered. 296 pages, index, bibliog.

However, the simultaneous presence in Sweden of both a famously large public sector and an unusually vital civil society poses an interesting and important theoretical challenge to these views with serious political and policy implications.

The richness of the volume lies in its detailed theoretical discussion as well as extensive empirical insights on the interaction between state and civil society.

The Swedish Model Reconsidered (European Civil Society). The Swedish political tradition is marked by a seemingly mysterious paradox. Published January 31, 2007 by Berghahn Books.

Studies show that in a comparative context Sweden scores very highly when it comes to the strength and vitality of its civil society, as well as social . This book offers insights into the dynamics of state and civil society relations.

This book offers insights into the dynamics of state and civil society relations.

Civil society, through voluntary associations and popular movements, has played a significant and distinctive role in the building of democracy . State and civil society in Northern Europe. The Swedish model reconsidered. New York: Berghahn Books.

Civil society, through voluntary associations and popular movements, has played a significant and distinctive role in the building of democracy,. References/Further Readings. Dekker, . & van den Broek, A. (1998). Civil society in comparative perspective: Involvement in voluntary associations in North America and Western Europe. Wijkström, F. (2004). Changing focus or changing role? The Swedish nonprofit sector in the new millennium.

In the current neo-liberal political and economic climate, it is often suggested that a large and strong state stands in opposition to an autonomous and vibrant civil society. However, the simultaneous presence in Sweden of both a famously large public sector and an unusually vital civil society poses an interesting and important theoretical challenge to these views with serious political and policy implications. Studies show that in a comparative context Sweden scores very highly when it comes to the strength and vitality of its civil society as well as social capital, as measured in terms of trust, lack of corruption, and membership of voluntary associations. The “Swedish Model,” therefore, offers important insights into the dynamics of state and civil society relations, which go against current trends of undermining the importance of the welfare state, and presents autonomous civic participation as the only way forward.