A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university
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Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
The course deals with the development of welfare states from the early 1900s to the early 2000s, with a specific focus on Scandinavia. It deals with social changes related to class, gender, and ethnicity; political discussions and key actors; as well as the implementation of welfare measures. Central themes are the association between welfare states and economic and democratic developments; state transformation in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; the state's role both as a historical actor and as a subject of reform; as well as its problematic dimensions of control, repression, and intervention in the lives of individuals. The course content is discussed both theoretically and empirically, and in a historiographical context. The "Swedish model" is studied from an international comparative perspective.