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Social Democracy in Sweden

While some scholars argue that socialist democracy is now dead we find abundant evidence to the contrary. Through a case study of Sweden over the last two decades, it is shown that the social democratic system of government not only persists but also contributes to a very high degree of freedom for its citizens - including vast personal, cultural, material, and social freedoms. Although social democracy is not a perfect system, its fruits are ripe and compare favourably to other political systems.

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Social Democracy in Sweden

Devin Joshi, Neha Navlakha

While some scholars argue that socialist democracy is now dead we find abundant evidence to the contrary. Through a case study of Sweden over the last two decades, it is shown that the social democratic system of government not only persists but also contributes to a very high degree of freedom for its citizens – including vast personal, cultural, material, and social freedoms. Although social democracy is not a perfect system, its fruits are ripe and compare favourably to other political systems.

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