Sweden's national pension system as a political technology
2011 (English)In: Policy worlds: anthropology and the analysis of contemporary power / [ed] Cris Shore, Susan Wright and Davide Però, New York: Berghahn books , 2011, 205-222 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter examines Sweden’s national pension system, focusing on how the design of the new pension scheme functioned as a political technology to simultaneously depoliticise and ‘responsibilise’ the subjects of the reform. My analysis sheds light on how tools of new governance may be embedded in the construction of a public policy. The design of Sweden’s new pension system recasts what was previously a political issue into a neutral, purely technical one to be dealt with by experts, not by elected politicians. i also explore how the construction of the policy effectively relocated responsibility for future pension levels from the state to the individual citizen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Berghahn books , 2011. 205-222 p.
, EASA series, 14
policy, pension system, welfare state
Other Social Sciences
Research subject Social Anthropology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-64562ISBN: 9780857452412ISBN: 9780857451163OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-64562DiVA: diva2:458305