Syllabus for From Poor Relief to Welfare State

Från fattigvård till välfärdsstat

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5HA009
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: History A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2012-10-10
  • Established by: The Board of the Department of History
  • Revised: 2013-01-24
  • Revised by: The Board of the Department of History
  • Applies from: week 04, 2013
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits (i.e. three years of full-time studies).
  • Responsible department: Department of History

Decisions and guidelines

The course is a self-contained course.

Learning outcomes

A student who successfully completed the course will be able to:

• summarise and account for the general development of Swedish welfare politics and its central actors and discuss it from various theoretical perspectives.
• explain why certain types of welfare provisions were used at different times of the development with special consideration to the historical context.
• describe and evaluate how Swedish welfare politics have affected different groups in Swedish society and critically discuss the relationships between these groups and the Swedish state.
• compare the Swedish development to the development in other nations with consideration to the historical and political context.

Content

The course deals with the development of the Swedish welfare state, from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. It covers political discussions and important actors as well as the implementation of welfare measures. Central themes are, firstly, the connection between economic and democratic development and social policy and, secondly, the relationship between the state and the individual. The topic is studied theoretically and empirically as well as in a historiographical perspective. The “Swedish model” is also analysed comparatively in an international context.

Instruction

The course consists of lectures and seminars and/or tutorials

Assessment

Assessment is based on seminar performance and writing and defending papers. Grades will be given in accordance with the Swedish grading system. The following grades will be used: Pass with distinction (VG), Pass (G) and Failed (U).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 49, 2013

  • Baldwin, Peter The Scandinavian Origins of the Social Interpretation of the Welfare State

    in Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 3, No. 1, 3-24: 1989

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    Mandatory

  • Berman, Sheri The primacy of politics : social democracy and the making of Europe's twentieth century

    New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006

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    Mandatory

  • Blomqvist, Paula The Choice Revolution : Privatization of Swedish Welfare Services in the 1990s

    2004

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    pp. 139-155

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  • Broberg, Gunnar; Roll-Hansen, Nils Eugenics and the welfare state : sterilization policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland

    East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Press, c1996

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  • Childs, Marquis William Sweden: the middle way

    London: Faber & Faber, 1962

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  • Childs, Marquis William Sweden: the middle way on trial

    New Haven: Yale Univ. P., 1980

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  • Curti, Merle Sweden in the American Social Mind of the 1930s

    in J Iverne Dowie and J Thomas Tredway (eds) The Immigration of Ideas. Studies in the North Atlantic Community. Essays:

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  • Edlund, Jonas; Johansson Sevä, Ingemar Is Sweden Being Torn Apart? : Privatization and Old and New patterns of Welfare State Support

    Part of:

    Social policy & administration.

    vol. 47 (2013) nr. 5 s. 542-564

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  • Esping-Andersen, Gøsta The three worlds of welfare capitalism

    Cambridge: Polity, 1990

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  • Goldman, Kjell The Swedish Model of Security Policy

    in J-E Lane (ed) Understanding the Swedish Model: London: Frank Cass: 1991

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  • Hilson, Mary. The Nordic model : Scandinavia since 1945

    London: Reaktion Books, 2008

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  • Hirdman, Yvonne "utopia in the Home"

    Part of:

    International journal of political economy.

    vol. 22 nr. 2

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  • Hort, Sven E. Olsson Social policy and welfare state in Sweden

    2., enl. ed.: Lund: Arkiv, 1993

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  • Johansson, Jesper Union Solidarity in Exchange for Adaption : Immigration Policy and the Swedish Trade Union Confederation from the 1960s to the early 1980s

    Part of:

    Byström, Mikael; Frohnert, Pär Reaching a state of hope : refugees, immigrants and the Swedish welfare state, 1930-2000

    Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2013

    pp. 235-253

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  • Kosonen, Pekka From collectivity to individualism in the welfare state

    Acta Sociologica,

    fulltext in Jstore

    Mandatory

  • Larsson, Bengt; Letell, Martin; Thörn, Håkan Transformations of the Swedish welfare state : social engineering, governance and governmentality

    Part of:

    Larsson, Bengt; Letell, Martin; Thörn, Håkan Transformations of the Swedish welfare state : from social engineering to governance?

    New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

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  • Lundberg, Urban; Tydén, Mattias In search of the Swedish Model. Contested Historiography

    Part of:

    Mattsson, Helena; Wallenstein, Sven-Olov Swedish modernism : architecture, consumption and the welfare state

    London: Black Dog, cop. 2010

    s. 36-49

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  • Lundberg, Urban; Åmark, Klas Social rights and social security : the Swedish welfare state, 1900-2000

    Scandinavian Journal of History, Vol. 26, No. 3, 157-176, 2001

    fulltext pdf

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  • Byström, Mikael; Frohnert, Pär Reaching a state of hope : refugees, immigrants and the Swedish welfare state, 1930-2000

    Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2013

    pp. 227-234

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  • Roll-Hansen, Nils Eugenic practice and genetic science in Scandinavia and Germany : some comment on Peter Weingart's comparison of Sweden and Germany

    Part of:

    Scandinavian journal of history

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  • Rothstein, Bo State structure and variations in corporatism : the Swedish case

    Part of:

    Rudebeck, Lars; Törnquist, Olle; Rojas, Virgilio Democratisation in the Third World : concrete cases in comparative and theoretical perspective

    Uppsala: Seminar for Development Studies [Seminariet för utvecklingsstudier], Univ., 1996

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  • Sainsbury, Diane Immigrants’ social rights in comparative perspective: welfare regimes, forms of immigration and immigration policy regimes

    Journal of European Social Policy, 16, pp 229-244, 2006

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  • Strömberg, Thord The Politicization of the Housing Market: The Social Democrats and the Housing Question

    in K Misgeld, K Moin & K Åmark (eds) Creating Social Democracy. A Century of the Social Democratic Labor Party in Swed: Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992

    pp. 237-270

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  • Tilton, Timothy Alan The political theory of Swedish Social Democracy : through the welfare state to socialism

    [New ed.]: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991

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  • Weindling, Paul International eugenics : Swedish sterilization in context

    Part of:

    Scandinavian journal of history

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  • Weingart, Peter Science and Political Culture. Eugenics in Comparative Perspective

    Part of:

    Scandinavian journal of history

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03468759950115782

    vol. 24 (1999) s. 163-177

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  • Yalcin, Zeki LO and Refugee Immigration, 1973-82

    Part of:

    Byström, Mikael; Frohnert, Pär Reaching a state of hope : refugees, immigrants and the Swedish welfare state, 1930-2000

    Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2013

    pp. 254-269

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  • Ågren, Maria Scandinavia

    Part of:

    Skinner, Quentin Families and states in Western Europe

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

    pp. 146-166

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