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Therborn, Göran
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Therborn, G. (2017). The "People's home" is falling down, time to update your view of Sweden. Sociologisk forskning, 54(4), 275-278
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The "People's home" is falling down, time to update your view of Sweden
2017 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 275-278Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish society is changing profoundly. The egalitarian, solidaristic "People's Home", which has attracted widespread progressive admiration internationally, is being eroded and dismantled. The political economy of this process, since the turn of the 1980s, is highlighted; a process which includes a major, if not complete, substitution of a capitalist market of social provision for a welfare state, and of a stock market-driven capitalism for a full employment work economy. Some of its direct inegalitarian consequences are indicated, as well as unintended ones of petty corruption, cronyism, and swindle. The socio-political dynamics of the turn is briefly outlined.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2017
Keywords
outsourcing, neoliberalism, Swedish model
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70254 (URN)000419291200002 ()
Available from: 2018-01-30 Created: 2018-01-30 Last updated: 2018-01-30Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2015). Moments of equality: Today's Latin America in a global historical context. In: Barbara Fritz, Lena Lavinas (Ed.), A Moment of Equality for Latin America?: Challenges for Redistribution (pp. 13-28). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moments of equality: Today's Latin America in a global historical context
2015 (English)In: A Moment of Equality for Latin America?: Challenges for Redistribution / [ed] Barbara Fritz, Lena Lavinas, Routledge, 2015, p. 13-28Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2015
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-55203 (URN)2-s2.0-84946415438 (Scopus ID)9781472446725 (ISBN)9781472446732 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-08-12 Created: 2016-08-10 Last updated: 2016-11-24Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2014). From civilizations to modernity: Divisions and connections of the world, and their legacy — a historical social geology. In: Saïd Amir Arjomand (Ed.), Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age: (pp. 267-290). SUNY Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From civilizations to modernity: Divisions and connections of the world, and their legacy — a historical social geology
2014 (English)In: Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age / [ed] Saïd Amir Arjomand, SUNY Press, 2014, p. 267-290Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SUNY Press, 2014
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-58783 (URN)2-s2.0-84949235572 (Scopus ID)9781438451619 (ISBN)9781438451596 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-08 Created: 2016-12-08 Last updated: 2016-12-16Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2013). Generations and trust. European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, 15(1), 1-3
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Generations and trust
2013 (English)In: European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, ISSN 1461-6696, E-ISSN 1469-8307, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 1-3Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25176 (URN)10.1080/14616696.2013.768008 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2013). Sociologins risker och möjligheter. Sociologisk forskning, 50(2), 157-165
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sociologins risker och möjligheter
2013 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 157-165Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-56677 (URN)000345492300005 ()
Available from: 2016-09-22 Created: 2016-09-22 Last updated: 2017-11-21Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2012). Afterword: social change, scholarly change and scholarly continuity. In: Bengt Larsson, Martin Letell, Håkan Thörn (Ed.), Transformations of the Swedish welfare state: from social engineering to governance? (pp. 283-286). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, S. 283-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Afterword: social change, scholarly change and scholarly continuity
2012 (English)In: Transformations of the Swedish welfare state: from social engineering to governance? / [ed] Bengt Larsson, Martin Letell, Håkan Thörn, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, Vol. S. 283-286, p. 283-286Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25195 (URN)9780230293410 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2016-02-19Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2012). Aspects of labor, help, participation, - and of methodology. European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, 14(3), 315-319
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aspects of labor, help, participation, - and of methodology
2012 (English)In: European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, ISSN 1461-6696, E-ISSN 1469-8307, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 315-319Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25181 (URN)10.1080/14616696.2012.711572 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Bekker, S. B. & Therborn, G. (2012). Capital cities in Africa: power and powerlessness. Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Capital cities in Africa: power and powerlessness
2012 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

"Capital cities today remain central to both nations and states. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as well, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and privilege. For these reasons capitals simultaneously become centres of "counter-power", locations of high-stakes struggles between the government and the opposition. This volume focuses on capital cities in nine sub-Saharan African countries, and traces how the power vested in them has evolved through different colonial backgrounds, radically different kinds of regimes after independence, waves of popular protest, explosive population growth and in most cases stunted economic development. Starting at the point of national political emancipation, each case study explores the complicated processes of nation-state building through its manifestation in the "urban geology" of the city - its architecture, iconography, layout and political use of urban space. Although the evolution of each of these cities is different, they share a critical demographic feature: an extraordinarily rapid process of urbanisation that is more politically than economically driven. Overwhelmed by the inevitable challenges resulting from this urban sprawl, the governments seated in most of these capital cities are in effect both powerful - wielding power over their populace -and powerless, lacking power to implement their plans and to provide for their inhabitants"--Publisher description.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cape Town, South Africa: HSRC Press, 2012
Keywords
Africa, Sub-Saharan-- Politics and government -- Congresses., Africa-- Colonial influence -- Congresses.
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25192 (URN)0-7969-2350-7 (ISBN)
Note

Conakry / Odile Goerg -- Dakar / Amadou Diop -- Lom / Philippe Gervais-Lambony -- Lagos / Laurent Fourchard -- Abujo / Wale Adebanwi -- Brazzaville / Gabriel Tati -- Nairobi / Samuel Owuor and Teresa Mbatia -- Maputo and Luanda / Paul Jenkins -- South African capital cities / Alan Mabin

Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2016-01-27Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2012). Class in the 21st century. New Left Review (78), 5-29
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Class in the 21st century
2012 (English)In: New Left Review, ISSN 0028-6060, E-ISSN 2044-0480, no 78, p. 5-29Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

GORAN THERBORN: Class in the 21st Century From Sao Paulo to Beijing, a rising middle class has been hailed by liberal commentators as a bulwark for consumption and democracy in the decades ahead. Taking stock of these claims, Goran Therborn offers a magisterial overview of the global class landscape and the still prodigious numerical weight of manual workers within it.

National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25177 (URN)
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Therborn, G. (2012). God, Culture, and the Crisis. European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, 14(4, SI), 471-472
Open this publication in new window or tab >>God, Culture, and the Crisis
2012 (English)In: European Societies: The Official Journal of the European Sociological Association, ISSN 1461-6696, E-ISSN 1469-8307, Vol. 14, no 4, SI, p. 471-472Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-25180 (URN)10.1080/14616696.2012.735063 (DOI)
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
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