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No. 4 2011THEME: The Culture of Consensus


In the shadow of the future

The Danish journalist Mikael Jalving calls Sweden the country of silence. Sydsvenskan's Per Svensson disagrees. Johan Lundberg leads a discussion on national consensus and taboos.

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Pippi and Sweden's specificity

Collectivist Sweden combines a strong state with extreme individualism. That is why capitalism works well in our country.

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The Country of Cooperation

The downsides of the Swedish culture of consensus culture are a lack of vision and a certain uniformity. But its advantages are greater: openness to others' arguments and the majority's respect for the minority.

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The other side of consensus

A society in which conflict avoidance is a virtue is a weak society with no moral integrity. We bow to the strongest winds of the moment, and will do anything to avoid challenging them.

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Editor's Column

Consensus as the state religion

Homogeneity of opinion and consensus does not necessarily mean that the ruling party's opinions permeate every corner of public life. Cultural life and the media establishment obviously come under the influence of many forces. The trends of Dub Step and leggings are controlled by government to as small an extent as was the breakthrough of Twitter and the associated changes in the media.

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NR 4 2011

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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