Bryden, John 2004 0-7734-6515-4 415 pages 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.
Whyman, Philip 2004 0-7734-6476-X 342 pages 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.
McLaughlin, Darrell 2007 0-7734-5437-3 292 pages 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.
van Boer, Bertil H. Jr. 1993 0-7734-9314-X 292 pages 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.
Geissler, Suzanne 1988 0-88946-673-4 134 pages 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.
Söderlind, Ingrid 2015 1-4955-0342-9 304 pages 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.
Swanson, Roy Arthur 1989 0-88946-019-1 200 pages 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.
Watson, Jennifer 2004 0-7734-6388-7 228 pages 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.
Quist, Robert 2010 0-7734-1290-5 440 pages 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.
Cooper, H.H.A. 2004 0-7734-6587-1 220 pages 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.
Aldrin, Viktor 2011 0-7734-1543-2 252 pages 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.