Questions tagged [sweden]

Questions relating to the government or politics of the Kingdom of Sweden

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
6
votes
1answer
499 views

Why do certain countries mandate that election must happen in a certain month?

I understand that it can be favorable to create a predictable timetable for elections, however, I don't understand why certain countries decide to time their elections in a certain month. Example: In ...
1
vote
3answers
90 views

What does it mean when a Constitution says the “Government” or the “Cabinet” has the power to dissolve the Parliament?

In some countries (e.g. Sweden), the power to dissolve the Parliament is explicitly vested in the Government (or "Cabinet" in other countries). In reality, how does a Cabinet actually order ...
0
votes
1answer
266 views

Why does Denmark allow its citizens to return from Sweden, but not admit Swedes?

Returning Danes cause 6km 'corona queue' at Swedish border - The Local While Danes can enter Sweden without restrictions, Swedish citizens are not allowed to cross into Denmark unless they work ...
39
votes
3answers
8k views

What political and social factors underlie Sweden's controversial response to COVID-19?

Sweden has adopted a far less radical set of policies in reaction to COVID-19 than most other European states. Many other European states are in "lock-down", with severe restrictions on ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

If an election uses proportional representation + levelling seats, is it possible to produce overhang seats?

When we talk about overhang seats, we tend to think of countries like Germany which uses MPP (Mixed-Member Proportional Representation) and levelling seats. But I want to focus on countries that use ...
3
votes
3answers
240 views

How are levelling seats allocated in Scandinavian elections?

In Scandinavian countries such as Denmark and Sweden, their parliaments tend to be comprised of district seats (allocated based on vote count within the district) and levelling seats (allocated based ...
5
votes
1answer
327 views

In Swedish elections, can you change your ballot paper in the polling booth?

In Sweden, you have a system where you choose ballot paper with the political party printed on it before you enter the voting station. I understand that you can pick multiple papers and there also is ...
6
votes
2answers
294 views

How can choosing petroleum origin when refueling be arranged?

A statutory instrument becomes effective in May 2020 in Sweden saying that petroleum providers need to declare country of origin of liquid and gaseous fuel. How could this be arranged as an active ...
0
votes
1answer
218 views

What does Trump hope to achieve by calling the Swedish prime minister about ASAP Rocky? [closed]

There has been some media discussion on Trump's recent statement that he is going to call the Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, about the fact that US rapper ASAP Rocky is currently being ...
10
votes
1answer
329 views

Have politicians' identicons been brute forced?

Disclaimer: I am hesitant to ask this question. If it doesn't belong, let me know. In this comment on Security.SE, @Anders wrote: On a side note, a couple of years ago a bunch of far-right ...
3
votes
0answers
171 views

Why did so many Swedish raised in other Scandinavia countries vote for Sweden Democrats?

According to the result on the recent election in Sweden, the largest support for the Sweden Democrats party comes from the cohort Raised in Scandinavia outside of Sweden, at 36%. This is higher than ...
31
votes
5answers
10k views

Why did Sweden issue the 'if crisis or war comes' pamphlet?

Inspired by the question We will never surrender! Why would a country have this policy? From the question text, Sweden recently issued a pamphlet to citizens regarding what would be done if war or a ...
77
votes
11answers
20k views

We will never surrender! Why would a country have this policy?

Background A few months ago the Swedish government sent a small booklet to all Swedish households titled "If crisis or war comes" which contains official information on how to prepare for and react ...
6
votes
1answer
168 views

How does the Alliance motivate their claim to have a mandate (Swedish parliamentary elections, 2018)?

The Swedish parliamentary elections, 2018 has resulted in a deadlock: The centre-left Red-Green block, outgoing minority government, has 144 seats (was: 159). The centre-right Alliance block, ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

Why doesn't Sweden, seemingly extremely progressive country, abolish monarchism?

Sweden is widely considered one of the most leftist or progressive country in the world, and one of the core ideologies leftists have is egalitarianism. But they still employ monarchism, and it is ...
0
votes
2answers
717 views

Why did Germany and Sweden decide to accept Syrian refugees?

As of 2018, Why did the governments of Germany and Sweden decide to receive refugees from Syria? Were there any strategic/tactical political/economic factors involved?
27
votes
3answers
6k views

Why does seemingly progressive Sweden strongly disapprove of prostitution?

Looking at the map of countries that legalized prostitution one can see a paradox - Sweden seems to be one of the harsher countries in Europe, even though they're leading the world in terms of overall ...
4
votes
1answer
623 views

Why does Sweden spend so much on official development assistance?

According to this Wikipedia page, Sweden is 6th largest country in spending on official development assistance (ODA), despite it is mere 21st to 23rd in terms of GDP. It is also #1 by the amount of ...
6
votes
1answer
272 views

What is the difference between landsting and länsstyrelse?

In Sweden, there appear to be two parallel national subdivisions with the same boundaries. For example, see Länsstyrelsen i Norrbotten and Norrbottens läns landsting. The same appears in other ...
9
votes
3answers
4k views

Sweden rape statistics 2016

There has been a lot of discussions around an increase in Sweden's rape crime and it has been suggested that it was due to loose immigration policy. I cannot find any of the data for rape in Sweden ...
9
votes
2answers
6k views

What is Sweden's historical violent crime rate vs. immigration rate?

I tried to find a historical chart of Sweden's violent crime rate and came across this: Which was the first image search result: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sweden+violent+crime+rate+history+chart&...
14
votes
2answers
2k views

Why does Assange fear Sweden will extradite him to the USA?

In November 2010, a request was made by Sweden to have Julian Assange extradited from the UK to Sweden, to face charges of rape brought against him. Julian Assange turned himself in to the UK police ...
16
votes
1answer
1k views

Why did Denmark stop refugees transiting from Germany to Sweden?

At one point (2015-09-09), there were no trains running between Germany and Denmark. Denmark announced it would return any migrants/refugees who do not wish to seek asylum in Denmark, back to Germany ...
-4
votes
2answers
430 views

How are the rights of lgbt people secured in a Socialist government? [closed]

I have looked online at Sweden's website because they seem to be the most socialist country. However, same-sex couples do not have the same benefits and privileges of heterosexual couples. Isn't this ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

Does Sweden have greater intergenerational social mobility than the USA when compared to USA incomes?

Social Mobility is often measured as the chance of your children's income moving up/down from your income quintile compared to other people in the same nation. Social mobility [...] refers to ...
7
votes
1answer
897 views

Why is Sweden's employment rate so high?

Employment rates are usually a measure of employed persons divided by the working age population. Employed persons, in some definitions, seems to include disabled persons and others that differ from ...
3
votes
2answers
201 views

Are any hunt sabotage groups active in the Nordic countries?

Hunt sabotage, as defined by Wikipedia, is the direct action that animal rights or animal welfare activists undertake to interfere with hunting activity.. One example is the Dutch group Groenfront, ...