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Sundevall, Fia, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2523-2575
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Ahlbäck, A., Sundevall, F. & Hjertquist, J. (2024). A Nordic model of gender and military work? Labour demand, gender equality and women’s integration in the armed forces of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Scandinavian Economic History Review, 72(1), 49-66
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Nordic model of gender and military work? Labour demand, gender equality and women’s integration in the armed forces of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden
2024 (English)In: Scandinavian Economic History Review, ISSN 0358-5522, E-ISSN 1750-2837, Vol. 72, no 1, p. 49-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article traces the political process towards full formal integration of women in the military professions in Scandinavia and Finland, investigating the shifting roles played by military labour demands and politics of gender equality. It provides the first comparative overview of these developments in the Nordic region. The analysis demonstrates the importance of historical continuity in women’s military participation. Due to military labour demands, women were throughout the post-war decades recruited into a range of auxiliary, voluntary and hybrid capacities in the Scandinavian armed forces. The reforms opening the military professions to women in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the 1970s were the outcome of a double crisis, as military needs for the regulation of these women’s organisational status coincided with new political demands for gender equality in the labour market. Corresponding reforms in Finland were delayed by the country’s lack of continuity in women’s military participation as well as its sufficient supply of male military personnel. A common Nordic model of gender and military work nonetheless emerged in the 1990s, marked by equal rights to military participation for women on a voluntary basis, combined with mandatory military conscription for men.

Keywords
Military work, Conscription, Gender Equality, Labour Demands, Working Life
National Category
Economic History History
Research subject
History; Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-211310 (URN)10.1080/03585522.2022.2142661 (DOI)000884243300001 ()2-s2.0-85142175571 (Scopus ID)
Funder
NordForsk, 88041
Available from: 2022-11-16 Created: 2022-11-16 Last updated: 2024-01-18Bibliographically approved
Sundevall, F., Berg, A. & Sandin, B. (2024). An Unfinished Suffrage Reform: Voting Rights in Sweden After the ‘Democratic Breakthrough’. Scandinavian Journal of History
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Unfinished Suffrage Reform: Voting Rights in Sweden After the ‘Democratic Breakthrough’
2024 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of History, ISSN 0346-8755, E-ISSN 1502-7716Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article examines the complex and non-linear process of democratization in Sweden after the introduction of so-called universal suffrage in 1921. The research questions address the excluded groups post-1921, the reasons for their exclusion, and the historical processes that led to further expansions of suffrage rights. The study shows that the expansion of suffrage rights in Sweden after 1921 was not guided primarily by a desire to broaden voter inclusion and/or rectify the limitations of the1921 legislation. Instead, the motivations were embedded in a more intricate and multifaceted tapestry of political aims and alliances as well as situational factors that included various social, economic, and cultural shifts. The article concludes that the history of suffrage in Sweden after 1921 has been one of continuous negotiations, transformations, and adaptations, and that this provides valuable insights for addressing challenges of political inclusion and representation in the present and future. 

Keywords
Suffrage, Disenfranchisement, Voting restrictions
National Category
History of Ideas Economic History History
Research subject
Economic History; History; History of Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-227110 (URN)10.1080/03468755.2024.2322433 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-00778
Available from: 2024-03-01 Created: 2024-03-01 Last updated: 2024-03-01
Heinemann, J., de Matos, C., Sundevall, F. & Ahlbäck, A. (Eds.). (2023). Gender, War and Coerced Labor. Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, War and Coerced Labor
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
National Category
Economic History History
Research subject
Economic History; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-218359 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-02571
Note

Special Issue of Labor History, volume 64, issue 3 (2023)

Available from: 2023-06-20 Created: 2023-06-20 Last updated: 2023-06-21Bibliographically approved
Heinemann, J., de Matos, C., Sundevall, F. & Ahlbäck, A. (2023). Unpacking Coercion in Gendered War Labour. Labor history, 64(3), 225-237
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unpacking Coercion in Gendered War Labour
2023 (English)In: Labor history, ISSN 0023-656X, E-ISSN 1469-9702, Vol. 64, no 3, p. 225-237Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

While in recent decades there have been growing bodies of literature on gender and war, on war and military labor, and on various forms and degrees of labor coercion, rarely have these areas – gender, coercion and war labor – been analyzed together as intersecting and interdependent themes. The special issue on Gender, War and Coerced Labor aims to fill this gap, and this introduction to the issue will not only present the five papers but also establish the three intersecting themes uniting these papers. Together the introduction and the papers contribute toward larger debates about the place of coercion, of degrees of exploitation, and of free/unfree continuums in a variety of gendered war work. 

National Category
Economic History History
Research subject
Economic History; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-217733 (URN)10.1080/0023656X.2023.2223549 (DOI)001008660400001 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-02571
Available from: 2023-06-20 Created: 2023-06-20 Last updated: 2023-07-17Bibliographically approved
Sundevall, F. (2022). 10 januari 1922: kvinnornas riksdagsentré. Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>10 januari 1922: kvinnornas riksdagsentré
2022 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Kungliga biblioteket, 2022
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
History; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-201213 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-00778
Note

Publicerad 10 januari 2022.

Available from: 2022-01-21 Created: 2022-01-21 Last updated: 2022-01-25Bibliographically approved
Hultin Rosenberg, J. & Sundevall, F. (2022). Contributivist views on democratic inclusion: on economic contribution as a condition for the right to vote. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contributivist views on democratic inclusion: on economic contribution as a condition for the right to vote
2022 (English)In: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, ISSN 1369-8230, E-ISSN 1743-8772Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Prior to the democratic breakthrough in most Western countries, the right to vote was premised on a person’s economic contribution. No country today reserves voting rights exclusively to contributors, but economic contribution matters once again. It matters for immigrants’ access to citizenship and its associated political rights, and it matters for emigrants’ attempts to keep the right to vote in their ‘home country’. Economic contribution has attracted very little attention in the literature on democratic inclusion. The few scholars who have discussed it have rejected it based on its expected implications, without going into detail about its different instantiations and normative underpinnings. This paper lays the foundation for a more thorough critique. Informed by historical practices, we distinguish between two main types of economic contributivist regulations: those that condition the right to vote on the size of the contribution, and those that condition it on compliance with legally required contributions. We suggest that contributivism can be based either on property rights or on reciprocity. We conclude the paper by contrasting contributivism with established principles of democratic inclusion (such as the all-affected principle), and by arguing that, unlike these other principles, contributivism is incompatible with the democratic ideal of self-rule.

Keywords
Democratic inclusion, contributivism, economic requirements for voting rights, reciprocity, property rights
National Category
Political Science Economic History
Research subject
Political Science; Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-207588 (URN)10.1080/13698230.2022.2104552 (DOI)000834028500001 ()2-s2.0-85135202105 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2018-01192Swedish Research Council, 2017-00778
Available from: 2022-07-31 Created: 2022-07-31 Last updated: 2023-08-14
Strand, S., Persson, A. & Sundevall, F. (2022). Solving ‘the Uniform Issue’: Gender and Professional Identity in the Swedish Military. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 12(4), 3-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solving ‘the Uniform Issue’: Gender and Professional Identity in the Swedish Military
2022 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 3-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article contributes empirical knowledge about the shifting ways in which the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) has articulated and addressed ‘the uniform issue’, that is, matters concerning servicewomen’s access to adequate uniforms and other equipment, since the 1980s. Drawing on analytical tools employed within post-structural policy analysis, we demonstrate how ‘the uniform issue’ has gone from being articulated as a problem for servicewomen, and to be solved by servicewomen, to a problem for the SAF in its pursuit to become an attractive employer and a legitimate public authority. By shedding light on how ‘the uniform issue’ has been problematized in shifting ways since Swedish women first were allowed to serve in all military positions, this article also contributes important insights into broader scholarly debates about workplace discrimination, gender equality, and gendered occupational identities in military work.

Keywords
Bodies, Discrimination, Gender equality, Military work, Uniforms, The Swedish Armed Forces
National Category
Work Sciences Economic History Gender Studies
Research subject
Economic History; International Relations; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-202465 (URN)10.18291/njwls.131970 (DOI)000920252400002 ()2-s2.0-85133539249 (Scopus ID)
Funder
NordForsk, 200862
Available from: 2022-03-10 Created: 2022-03-10 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Sundevall, F. (2021). Ekonomi och rösträtt: skatteskulder, konkurs och fattigvård som rösträttshinder. In: Annika Berg; Martin Ericsson (Ed.), Allmän rösträtt? rösträttens begränsningar i Sverige efter 1921: (pp. 87-119). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ekonomi och rösträtt: skatteskulder, konkurs och fattigvård som rösträttshinder
2021 (Swedish)In: Allmän rösträtt? rösträttens begränsningar i Sverige efter 1921 / [ed] Annika Berg; Martin Ericsson, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2021, p. 87-119Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2021
Keywords
rösträtt, demokrati, ekonomi, skatter, konkurs, fattigvård, åldringsvård, välfärd, pensioner
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-196696 (URN)978-91-7061-347-0 (ISBN)
Projects
Allmän rösträtt? Rösträttens begränsningar i Sverige efter 1921
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-00778
Available from: 2021-09-12 Created: 2021-09-12 Last updated: 2022-04-13Bibliographically approved
Sundevall, F. (2021). Formellt tillträde ingen garanti för jämställdhet. Officerstidningen (8), 32-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Formellt tillträde ingen garanti för jämställdhet
2021 (Swedish)In: Officerstidningen, no 8, p. 32-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-201215 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-01066
Available from: 2022-01-21 Created: 2022-01-21 Last updated: 2022-01-25Bibliographically approved
Sundevall, F., Svanberg, J., Svanström, Y. & Tornhill, S. (2021). Mellan frihet och tvång: Arbetets könade och ofria dimensioner. In: Emil Edenborg; Sofie Tornhill; Cecilia Åse (Ed.), Feministiska perspektiv på global politik: (pp. 123-136). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellan frihet och tvång: Arbetets könade och ofria dimensioner
2021 (Swedish)In: Feministiska perspektiv på global politik / [ed] Emil Edenborg; Sofie Tornhill; Cecilia Åse, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, p. 123-136Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-195362 (URN)9789144140209 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2019-02571
Available from: 2021-09-28 Created: 2021-09-28 Last updated: 2022-02-25Bibliographically approved
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