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Jansson, J., Jansson, O. & Ottosson, J. (2020). Teknikskiften och arbetsmarknadens parter: Är den europeiska planeringsterminen en väg mot ett socialt Europa?. In: Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Anna Michalski & Lars Oxelheim (Ed.), EU och teknologiskiftet: Europaperspektiv 2020 (pp. 177-205). Stockholm: Santérus Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teknikskiften och arbetsmarknadens parter: Är den europeiska planeringsterminen en väg mot ett socialt Europa?
2020 (Swedish)In: EU och teknologiskiftet: Europaperspektiv 2020 / [ed] Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Anna Michalski & Lars Oxelheim, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2020, p. 177-205Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2020
Keywords
planeringsterminen, social dialog, EU, fackföreningar, arbetsgivarorganisationer, pluralism, korporativism
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science; Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-402356 (URN)978-91-7359-150-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-14 Created: 2020-01-14 Last updated: 2020-05-26Bibliographically approved
Jansson, O., Jansson, J. & Ottosson, J. (2019). National trade union involvement in the European Semester: Case study Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Trade union involvement in the European Semester, mid-term workshop, Brussels 21-22 January 2019. Brussels: OSE, Brussels
Open this publication in new window or tab >>National trade union involvement in the European Semester: Case study Sweden
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brussels: OSE, Brussels, 2019
National Category
Economic History Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Economic History; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-374723 (URN)
Conference
Trade union involvement in the European Semester, mid-term workshop, Brussels 21-22 January 2019
Available from: 2019-01-23 Created: 2019-01-23 Last updated: 2020-05-29Bibliographically approved
Jansson, O., Jansson, J. & Ottosson, J. (2019). Neither sticks nor carrots: Swedish trade union involvement in the European Semester: Case study Sweden. Bryssel: Observatoire social européen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neither sticks nor carrots: Swedish trade union involvement in the European Semester: Case study Sweden
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this OSE Research paper is to ascertain to what extent the social partners in Sweden are involved in the different stages of the European Semester: what do they expect (if anything) to gain from this involvement, and do they perceive that they have an influence on the outputs and outcomes of the process? By studying available written documents and conducting interviews with representatives of the trade union confederations, employer organizations and civil servants from the government’s office, we have reconstructed the involvement of the national-level social partners in the European Semester.  The Swedish case is characterized by a strong institutional framework for national social dialogue as well as weak EU pressure to adapt to the European Union’s (EU) Country-specific Recommendations (CSR) or other policy recommendations emanating from the Semester. Sweden is not part of the Eurozone and the economic recovery after the great recession has been comparatively good. In terms of the geographical typology for industrial relations used in the INVOTUNES project, Sweden is one of the ‘Northern countries’, together with Denmark, Finland and Norway. Fundamental components of the Swedish model for industrial relations, together with the high unionisation rate and broad membership, are the strong status of collective agreements, workplace representatives with a mandate to negotiate, as well as the independence of the social partners from central government. The labour market is regulated by a number of principal agreements reached at the central level between employers’ organizations and trade unions. These central agreements regulate aspects including negotiation procedures, dispute procedures and development issues. In contrast to many other countries, there are no state-administered minimum wage levels in Sweden, since the social partners negotiate these key aspects. The political situation in Sweden at the time of writing is characterised by a minority government, composed of the Social Democrats and the Green party, supported by the Liberals and the Centre party (two liberal parties).  The Swedish case illustrates how a strong national social dialogue and low degree of EU pressure mean that, on the one hand, the social partners have moderate to good access to the policy process and possess considerable resources which can be used to impact the European Semester. Regardless, they ultimately have limited incentives to use these tools to influence the outputs and outcomes of the policy process. So far, the outputs from the European Semester have not pushed for concrete reforms in the areas for which the social partners are mainly responsible, thus they have had few reasons to be involved in the process. Moreover, as the national social dialogue functions well, they have no interest in using the Commission to put pressure on the national government. Instead, the social partners wish to raise the awareness of the European Commission and others regarding how industrial relations function in Sweden and how beneficial this model is. The long-term goal of the social partners is to preserve their autonomy and the model of wage formation in Sweden, namely the freedom of the social partners to reach agreements through negotiations. Reaching this goal includes protecting the wage formation model from reforms at European level. Therefore, this study suggests that the social partners monitor the work related to the Semester and take action if the CSRs concern issues that are important to them. So far this has rarely been the case. When the social partners choose to become involved in the Semester, they use insider strategies, i.e. they turn to national rather than European-level actors.  The Swedish government has created formal institutions for ensuring the involvement of the social partners in the Semester work. The partners have meetings with the government regularly during the Semester, while unions and employer organizations together write an annex to the National Reform Programme (NRP). For Sweden, the policy recommendations for meaningful involvement would probably call for a more focused dialogue between local and central levels within the social partner organisations. In trying to strengthen positive incentives for such dialogue, the unions would most likely need to involve the various members more actively than they do today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bryssel: Observatoire social européen, 2019. p. 29
Series
Ose Paper series, ISSN 1994-2893 ; 42
Keywords
trade union, European semester, social partners, CSR, EU
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Economic History; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388721 (URN)
Available from: 2019-07-03 Created: 2019-07-03 Last updated: 2019-07-29Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J. & Uba, K. (2019). Notice of Industrial Action: A new measure of industrial conflict?. In: : . Paper presented at European Sociological Association Conference, 20-23 August, 2019, Manchester, UK.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Notice of Industrial Action: A new measure of industrial conflict?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the post-industrial era, work stoppages are rarely used in collective bargaining processes. However, this trend does not indicate that employers and unions no longer have different interests. Rather we suggest that the contentious struggle on the labor market takes a different form today, namely through notice of industrial action. Work stoppages are costly for both parties and require considerable mobilization of members to go on strike whereas threatening to start work stoppages (i.e. submit a notice of industrial action) requires other types of power resources and yet can be used as an effective means to put pressure on the counterparty in collective bargaining. Research has until now neglected this important institution in collective bargaining. By using unique data about notices of industrial action and strikes in Sweden (1980-2015) we show that even though strikes have decreased, notices of industrial action - threat of strike - have not. In the paper we analyze and compare unions that frequently submit notices in collective bargaining to those who start strikes, and we examine why notices are used in collective bargaining.

Keywords
notice of industrial action, strike, work stoppage, collective bargaining
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-392485 (URN)
Conference
European Sociological Association Conference, 20-23 August, 2019, Manchester, UK
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2019-09-05 Created: 2019-09-05 Last updated: 2020-05-29Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J. (2019). Svensson, Carl Alfred. In: Karlsson, Åsa (Ed.), Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, häfte 170: (pp. 677-679). Stockholm: Riksarkivet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svensson, Carl Alfred
2019 (Swedish)In: Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, häfte 170 / [ed] Karlsson, Åsa, Stockholm: Riksarkivet, 2019, p. 677-679Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Riksarkivet, 2019
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-384809 (URN)
Available from: 2019-06-09 Created: 2019-06-09 Last updated: 2020-04-03Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J. & Uba, K. (2019). Trade Unions on YouTube: Online Revitalization in Sweden. Palgrave Pivot
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Trade Unions on YouTube: Online Revitalization in Sweden
2019 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book investigates how trade unions representing different social classes use YouTube videos for renewal purposes.  Information and communication technology has undoubtedly offered new opportunities for social movements, but while research suggests that these new means of communication can be used for trade union revitalization, few studies have examined what unions actually do on social media.

By analysing more than 4500 videos that have been uploaded by Swedish trade unions, Jansson and Uba explore how unions use YouTube to address issues such as recruiting new members, improving internal democracy, promoting political campaigns and constructing (new) self-images. The results demonstrate that trade unions representing a range of social classes use different revitalization strategies via YouTube.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Pivot, 2019
Keywords
trade unions, YouTube, Sweden, social media, mobilization, self-images, revitalization
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390062 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-24914-4 (DOI)978-3-030-24914-4 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, IN14-0698:1
Available from: 2019-08-04 Created: 2019-08-04 Last updated: 2020-03-16Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J. (2018). Bland diplomater, journalister och äventyrare: Ögonvittnesskildringar av ryska revolutionen [Review]. Arbetarhistoria : Meddelande från Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek, 1-2(165-166), 80-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bland diplomater, journalister och äventyrare: Ögonvittnesskildringar av ryska revolutionen
2018 (Swedish)In: Arbetarhistoria : Meddelande från Arbetarrörelsens Arkiv och Bibliotek, ISSN 0281-7446, Vol. 1-2, no 165-166, p. 80-81Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2018
Keywords
ryska revolutionen
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-348003 (URN)
Note

Recension av Helen Rappaport, Caught in the Revolution

Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2018-04-19Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J. (2018). Building Organizations? Content and scope of workers’education in Sweden and Britain. In: : . Paper presented at European Social Science History Conference, 4 - 7 April, Belfast.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building Organizations? Content and scope of workers’education in Sweden and Britain
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
workers' education, popular education, tutorial classes, labor movement
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-348004 (URN)
Conference
European Social Science History Conference, 4 - 7 April, Belfast
Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2018-04-19Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J. (2018). Creating Tax-Compliant Citizens in Sweden: The role of Social Democracy. In: Sven H. Steinmo (Ed.), The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America (pp. 56-78). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating Tax-Compliant Citizens in Sweden: The role of Social Democracy
2018 (English)In: The Leap of Faith: The Fiscal Foundations of Successful Government in Europe and America / [ed] Sven H. Steinmo, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, p. 56-78Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As discussed by Nistotskaya and D'Arcy in Chapter 2 on Sweden, a long tradition of generally high-quality institutions has paved the way for excellent state capacity. This chapter focuses on the twentieth century, a time when Sweden developed into a high-tax-rate country with extraordinary tax compliance—a unique combination. Sweden underwent a profound transformation in the middle of the twentieth century: The Social Democratic Party (Socialdemokratiska arbetarpartiet, or SAP) won the 1932 election and stayed in office for forty-four consecutive years. High union density and corporatism introduced in the postwar period gave extensive powers to the union movement and to employers' organizations. The “golden age” of social democracy—the 1950s and 1960s—was characterized by full employment, an expanding welfare state system that included benefits such as comprehensive all-inclusive social insurance schemes, and diminishing wage inequality. It was in this context that Sweden transformed from a country with low tax rates to a country with high tax rates. Swedes are today among the most heavily taxed people in the world. Interestingly, Sweden also has the highest level of tax compliance, an unexpected combination. How was such a transition possible? This chapter focuses on the sense-making of the tax system. More specifically, I examine how the SAP tried to create and reproduce tax morale while upholding the state's capacity to collect taxes. In democracies, governments need the electorate's support for their policies, regardless of the capacity of the state; of course, how citizens perceive politics is also important for winning elections. The political elite can play a crucial role by making sense of policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018
Keywords
taxation, social democracy, welfare state, justice
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-356722 (URN)9780198796817 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-05 Created: 2018-08-05 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved
Jansson, J. & Uba, K. (2018). DigiFacket: ett projekt om att arkivera hemsidor och flöden i sociala medier. Arkiv, samhälle och forskning (2)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DigiFacket: ett projekt om att arkivera hemsidor och flöden i sociala medier
2018 (Swedish)In: Arkiv, samhälle och forskning, ISSN 0349-0505, no 2Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Föreningen för Arkiv och Informationsförvaltning, 2018
Keywords
e-arkiv, hemsidor, sociala medier, fackföreningar
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Library and Information Science; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357895 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-21 Created: 2018-08-21 Last updated: 2018-11-14Bibliographically approved
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