Subject Area: Sweden- All Subjects

Analysis of the Economic Democracy Reforms in Sweden
2004 0-7734-6476-X
Explores the background to, and impact made by, one of the most ambitious and controversial policy innovations ever attempted in Sweden, namely the economic democracy reforms. The Wage-Earner Funds proposal, advanced to strengthen the celebrated Rehn-Meidner economic model, in addition to promoting employee influence over their working lives, encouraged theoretical and predictive texts. This book draws upon a substantial Swedish-language literature, together with over fifty interviews with leading actors involved with the issue. It further evaluates the concept of collective funds as a policy instrument to meet multiple objectives, and comments upon the future viability of this approach.

Differing Developments of Organic Agriculture in Canada and Sweden
2007 0-7734-5437-3
Examines the move towards organic agriculture as an example of social change which can best be understood as the result of three factors: nature, social structure and human agency. The study extends beyond pre-ecological understandings of social change and attempts to incorporate peoples’ relationships with the natural environment as a factor influencing shifts in the patterns of daily life. The focus of the discussion is on understanding the forces which have produced the concern for agricultural sustainability in Canada and Sweden.

Five Early Works
1989 0-88946-019-1
Lagerkvist (1891-1974) introduced a new spirit of modernism into Swedish poetry, prose, and drama. In this work Swanson translates many of Lagerkvist's short stories, a play, prose sketches, and essays. Contains short stories from Iron and Men; the play The Last Man; prose sketches The Expectant Guest and The Morning; and essays from The Clenched Fist.

Gustav III and the Swedish Stage Opera, Theatre, and Other Foibles
1993 0-7734-9314-X
Contains some of the latest contributions to Gustavian studies, both interdisciplinary and intuitive in approach. The first section contains articles surrounding the modern premiere of Joseph Martin Kraus's "Turkish" opera Soliman II in 1989. The articles show different perspectives as seen from each of the participants and gives unusual and penetrating insight into the artistic problems inherent in the revival of the 200-year-old work. The second section is more generalized and more scholarly -- contributions from the research of musicologists, dance historians, literary historians. The third section is devoted to a brief aesthetical perspective of Gern Schönfelder on cognitive intuition, which delineates the perceptive qualities of music. Contributors include Jacqueline Martin, Martin Tegen, Barbro Stribolt, Lennart Hedwall, Gunnar Larsson, and Newell Jenkins.

History of Modern Swedish Music. An Introduction to Nineteen Composers
2010 0-7734-1290-5
Examines Swedish art music during modern times. It includes an examination of lateromantic composers and styles, the modernist devotion to international styles and its influence on neoclassical composers, and who blended the modern avant garde with traditional styles and genres. This book contains fourteen black and white photographs.

Lutheranism and Anglicanism in Colonial New Jersey. An Early Ecumenical Experiment in New Sweden
1988 0-88946-673-4
The Lutheran Church of Sweden's ministry and mission began in the New World in 1636 with the short-lived colony of New Sweden and continued until 1789, or until about the time that the Swedish Lutheran churches of the Delaware Valley began joining the Episcopal Church (1784-1846). The story of the Swedish churches in colonial America constitutes a fascinating chapter in the history of ecumenical relations in America.

Murder of Olof Palme - A Tale of Assassination, Deception and Intrigue
2004 0-7734-6587-1
The assassination in 1986 of Olof Palme, a distinguished international statesman, remains to this day an unsolved mystery. While in some ways resembling the puzzling features inherent in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the continuing mystery has a deeper significance that the authors of this work seek to probe and elucidate. Any examination of the Palme assassination has to be conducted with reference to an extremely complex set of international factors. It is in this milieu that Palme found a special role for himself as an international statesman, seeking to mediate some of the lesser though deadly wars, in particular the Iran/Iraq conflict. The authors examine all the evidence, present their own case on these arcane matters, leaving it to the readers to come to their own conclusions.

New Approach to Rural Development in Europe - Germany, Greece, Scotland and Sweden
2004 0-7734-6515-4
Work is based on reports from a research project funded by the European Union for the purpose of investigating differential economic performance among rural areas in similar geographic and policy environments in Scotland, Greece, Germany, and Sweden. The report identifies and measures the impact of development on rural areas in relationship to economic growth or decline.

Orphanages for Girls in Stockholm 1870-1920. A Case Study in European Social History
2015 1-4955-0342-9
An historical and sociological examination of case studies from five girls orphanages in Sweden focusing on how the lives and futures of girls were shaped by those institutions from the late nineteenth-century until World War II.

Prayer Life of Peasant Communities in Late Medieval Sweden. A Contrast of Ideals and Practices
2011 0-7734-1543-2
Examines elaborate prayer practices among peasant communities in late medieval Sweden. The work focuses on the perspectives of ideals and practices, namely the standards of prayer, devotional prayer, and prayer in times of need and prayer cultures.

Swedish Novelist Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) and Germany at the turn of the century- “O Du Stern Ob Meinem Garten”
2004 0-7734-6388-7
An examination of the literary impact Selma Lagerlöf had on German authors of the time. It also clearly sheds new light on Selma Lagerlöf, as well as other notable German authors such as Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, Gerhardt Hauptmann, Nelly Sachs, Ina Seidel and Gustav Frenssen. This book will be of great value to those in the fields of Scandinavian, German and Comparative literature.