By Thomas J. Anton (auth.)
Several years in the past, freshly again from a yr in Stockholm yet deeply en meshed within the American Malaise of the past due 1960's, I sketched out a picture of Swedish policy-making that outlined a generalized policy-making function and sought to narrate that function to either citizen attitudes and the elite political tradition 1 in Sweden. even supposing that cartoon turns out to were taken heavily via different foreigners, i feel it truly is reasonable to assert that the imperative response of my Swedish associates and associates used to be enjoyment. while I later (1970-71) back for an additional yr in Stockholm, i discovered myself being brought at events because the guy who had written ''that marvelously out-of-date caricature of the way Swedish politics used to work-hah, hah. " Or, i'd be known as the yankee who, like Marquis Childs a few years previous, "believed our propaganda. " by way of 1970-71, in fact, the Swedish political setting had develop into extra boisterous than it have been in 1967-68. certainly, throughout the process that 12 months my amused colleagues stumbled on themselves enmeshed in a strike motion opposed to the govt that used to be a part of an emotional sequence of such activities that a few observers idea may deliver such a lot public companies to a halt. If my prior portrait have been stimulated (too a lot, they notion) by way of the yank Malaise during which i used to be implicated, so needs to their later response to my portrait were motivated (too a lot, i presumed) by means of the Swedish Turmoil of 1970 and 1971.
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Studies by Landstrom (1917-47),7 Linde and Lonnquist (1957-67),8 and Christoffersson et aI. 2). One might argue that these figures represent an impressive accomplishment, yet what they reflect does not remotely approach a position of working-class equity. 1. 2. Government Employees, by Social Origin, 1917-67 I 1917 1927 1937 1947 1957 1967 64 60 56 48 36 27 Social Group, % 11 III 33 37 39 43 47 51 2 4 5 9 18 22 24 ADMINISTERED POLITICS top. Thus, when Christoffersson et al. 1O Despite some loosening, then, the administrative elite in Sweden has been, is, and will in all probability continue to be a group in which the upper and middle classes of society are substantially over-represented.
Administered Politics: Elite Political Culture in Sweden by Thomas J. Anton (auth.)