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The Swedish Way - history, culture and governance in Sweden

7.5 Credits, Course, bachelor's level, S0028N
After the course, the students will have general knowledge about the Swedish society and the political and social system governing the country.

The course consists of two parts. The first part introduces the Swedish society and the political and juridical system, its historical development and present organization. The emphasis is on the distinguishing features of the Swedish system. What is characteristic for the Swedish way of living and the Swedish governance system?

The second part of the course consists of project work. The aim of the project is to pursue a comparative analysis of some aspect of the Swedish system and the conditions in the student’s home country. What are the differences and similarities between the two countries? The work result in a written report presented and discussed at a seminar.


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Gregory A Poelzer

Gregory A Poelzer, Associate Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Political Science, Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts
Phone: +46 (0)920 492918