Uncovering Sweden in an International Context with Carl Marklund
June 18, 2021
Listen to this podcast if you are interested in how Sweden’s policymaking successes and failures since the Cold War have been perceived domestically and outside the region, including:
- Sweden’s early involvement in humanitarianism;
- The ‘utopian trap’;
- Perspectives on social engineering.
Carl Marklund is a researcher and Research Director at the Institute of Contemporary History at Södertörn University, and he talks to Nicola Witcombe, editor of nordics.info.
This is the tenth virtual visit around the Nordic countries in the podcast series ’The Nordics Uncovered: Critical Voices from the Region’ and was recorded in May 2021.
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Why was Sweden of more interest abroad than the other Nordic countries during the Cold War?
What is the utopian trap?
Sweden questioning itself: the financial crisis of the 1990s.
The Nordic Model and the Swedish Model
Fluctuating interpretations of social engineering
Impact abroad is crucial to small states