Professor of Political Science, Boston University; Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
March 24, 2023
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
This paper poses a core question: why has economic democracy, in the form of employee-owned and/or governed companies, not been on the political agenda in Sweden?
There are many reasons to expect such companies to mushroom in Sweden such as its strong labor movement and social democratic political party. Yet the country has relatively few. Three explanations are presented: the organizational interest of the trade unions, the conflation by the political left of capitalism and markets, and the political debacle of the ‘wage-earner funds’ policy.
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