Author: Steven Saxonberg

STEVEN SAXONBERG is professor of sociology at the department of social policy and social work at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and guest professor of political sociology at Dalarna University College, Sweden.

In Sweden, When the Voters Turn Right, the Right Turns Left

With the electoral losses of left-leaning parties in the past year in Germany, the UK and even in the model social democratic country, Sweden, recent events do not seem encouraging for those engaged in progressive politics. Given the meltdown of the financial markets and the rising consensus against free-market policies, even within the business community and business magazines, such as the Economist, one might have expected the Left to do much better and even see some kind of renaissance.