Transformations of the Swedish Welfare State: From Social Engineering To Governance?

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorHkan Thrn, Bengt Larsson, Ericka Johnson

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Using an analytical framework based on Foucault's concept of governmentality and through unique case-studies, this volume explores the ongoing transformations taking place in the Swedish welfare state.

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Using an analytical framework based on Foucault's concept of governmentality and through unique case-studies, this volume explores the ongoing transformations taking place in the Swedish welfare state.

BENGT LARSSONAssociate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.His research interests are in the field of economic sociology includingauditing, trust, economic crime, consumption and over-indebtedness, and union cooperation in Europe.MARTIN LETELLPost-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Sociolog...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.56 × 5.65 × 1.06 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
PART I: APPROACHING THE SWEDISH MODEL
Transformations of the Swedish Welfare State: Social Engineering, Governance and Governmentality - An Introduction; B.Larsson, M.Letell& H.Thörn
Pathways of the Welfare State: Growth and Democracy; M.Peterson
PART II: SECURITY AND CONTROL
The Swedish 'Welfare-Warfare Nexus' and the New Security Architecture; H.Glimell
Governing Unruly Technology: Swedish Politicians and Nuclear Power; G.Sundqvist
Social Policy Reforms in Sweden: New Perspectives on Rights and Obligations; U.Björnberg
Labour Market Policies in Transition: From Social Engineering to stand-by-ability; M.Bengtsson& T.Berglund
Decentring Economic Regulation and Control: Reinforcing Trust through Self-regulation; B.Larsson& O.Engdahl
Criminal Records: Governing Symbols; C.Backman
PART III: PUBLIC HEALTH
The Advanced Liberal Logic of Nicotine Replacement and the Swedish Invention of Smoking as Addiction; M.Elam and A.Gunnarsson
From Medicine by Wire to Governing Wireless: Changing Geographies of Healthcare; J.Petersson
Governance of End of Life: The Case of Sweden; N.Machado
Governing by Drugs: The Denial of Subsidy for Viagra Use in Sweden; E.Sjögren& E.Johnson
PART IV: THE CITY
Governing Movements in Urban Space; H.Thörn
From the Lonely Homophile in the Darkness to Rainbow Families in the Streets - A Story of Liberation?; C.Wasshede
Real Estate Ownership Concentration and Urban Governance; M.Landzelius
Homelessness as Politics and Market; C.Löfstrand
Conclusions: Re-engineering the Swedish Welfare State; H.Thörn& B.Larsson
Epilogue: Social Change, Scholarly Change, and Scholarly Continuity; G.Therborn
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