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Swedish Politics in English

This course is the second course within the course package Political Science I in English and is taught during term part B. It is therefore not possible to apply for this course independently as it can only be studied by students admitted to Political Science I - course package (SVE010).

With the Swedish political system as a starting point the basis for the course will be an analysis of the distribution of formal and informal political power and how the constitutional ideals are implemented inreality in a Western democracy. The emphasis will be on institutions and structures such as the constitution, the electoral system, the government and the parliament, local and regional government, the political parties, the mass media, the interest groups, the idea of democracy and ways and means for citizens to participate in the decision making process. Furthermore, the relations between the EU institutions and the Swedish government will be highlighted.