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NR 4 2014Theme: The authority of freedom


Authority Keeps Power in Check

That one, as so often in British culture, lashes out at the powers that be does not necessarily mean that one wants to tear down all free and historical authorities. On the contrary, this is needed to balance the power.

Openness is Not Negotiable

Traditional authorities can play an important role provided they accept the open society foundations: critical examination, freedoms and rights, the rule of law.

The Anti-Authoritarian Society is a Myth

Some always decide more than others, but it is only when the hierarchy is clear that there is accountability. In 1983, William Golding won the Nobel Prize in Literature. My father gave me The Lord of the Flies. I was only nine years old but recognised patterns of behaviour in the novel from my own life. "Just like this", I thought, "is how children react when there is no sensible adult to control things."

Editor's Column

Are We Capable of Doing What Schools Need?

Soon, it will not be enough to have a qualification in maths be able to count them all: the proposals for further school reforms in addition to all those who initiated during Jan Björklund's ministerial reign.

NR 4 2014

Axess Magasin

Är en tidskrift inom området humaniora/samhällsvetenskap och utges av Axess Publishing AB. Tidskriftens målsättning är att fungera som en knutpunkt mellan den akademiska och den publicistiska sfären.


Chefredaktör: PJ Anders Linder
Redaktörer: David Andersson, Mats Wiklund, Jan Söderqvist.
Redaktionssekreterare: Katarina O’Nils Franke
Redaktionsråd: Peter Elmlund, Thomas Gür, Peter Luthersson, Nathan Shachar, Louise Belfrage
Ansvarig utgivare: Peter Elmlund


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