Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark always rate highly on scales assessing democratic health, but it’s not easy to replicate their systems.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Sweden. According to Freedom House, Sweden is an electoral democracy and "eight political parties are currently represented in the unicameral Parliament known as the Riksdag, elected every 4 years". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Europe articles.
Sweden’s democracy… remain[s] among the highest performing in the world. It nonetheless faces challenges from a rising tide of populism.
The problem is not that we are walking on thin ice that will crack at any moment, the problem is that the longer time goes on the worse the consequences will be.
Some Swedish political parties try to work around donation restrictions, thus the need to revisit Sweden’s lenient regulatory stance.
Sweden’s parliament voted a female Prime Minister Wednesday. But only a few hours after being voted in, Magdalena Andersson resigned.
As a democracy, Sweden cannot separate a final high-level nuclear waste repository from the expansion of the interim one, authority.
On December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded, and many have wanted Greta Thunberg to be the recipient. But would the world’s leaders really have been able to take in Greta’s message?
Mark Mazower Modern Europe’s political structure is based on supposition that capitalism and democracy can be compatible. This requires closer examination.
Two activists linked to the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have successfully appealed their rejected asylum application and received shelter in Sweden.
The increasing political polarization, a problem of the entire western world, is based on misconceptions to which today’s politicians find themselves without an ideological solution. They are as trustworthy as a runaway train!