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No. 8 2010THEME: Home in Europe


Sweden believes its own fantasies

When feelings ran high in the fight over Swedish membership in the European Community in the early 1990's, the EC-opponent Per Gahrton was not content to warn the Swedes of the community. He also warned the community of the Swedes.

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The construction of power

The South Slavic part of my family reminds me of a steak tartar, one of those dishes that looks good on the plate, but nobody really knows what it contains. My father-in-law was a communist, a partisan under Tito, and later on a general. After the war, he belonged to the Yugoslavian nomenklatura.

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The most European country in Europe

When Per Olov Enquist came to Berlin in 1970, he moved to a foreign and unfamiliar world: "What was German was far from self-explanatory", he writes in his memoirs Ett annat liv. In the mental aftermath of the war, Berlin and Germany were still something almost non-existent to Swedes.

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Editor's Column

The simple response strategies

Is Sweden becoming like the rest of Europe? As in most European countries, Sweden has, since September 2010, had a populist, nationalist and immigrant-critical party in the legislature. And in that same election, it became clear that Swedish political power is no longer a question of single parties, but something akin to most other European countries, with power switching between different ideological blocs.

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NR 8 2010

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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