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Choosing futures : Alva Myrdal and the construction of Swedish futures studies, 1967–1972
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas. SciencesPo CNRS.
2006 (English)In: International Review of Social History, ISSN 0020-8590, E-ISSN 1469-512X, Vol. 51, no 2, p. 277-295Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article discusses the Swedish discourse on futures studies in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It focuses on the futures discourse of the group appointed by the Prime Minister, Olof Palme, in 1967 under the chairmanship of Alva Myrdal. The Swedish futures discourse focused on futures studies as a democratic means of reform in defence of the Swedish model and “Swedish” values of solidarity and equality, in opposition to an international futurology dominated by the Cold War and dystopic narratives of global disaster. The article suggests that the creation of Swedish futures studies, culminating in a Swedish institute for futures studies, can be seen as a highpoint of postwar planning and the Swedish belief in the possibility of constructing a particularly Swedish future from a particularly Swedish past.

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Cambridge University Press, 2006. Vol. 51, no 2, p. 277-295
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-398113DOI: 10.1017/S0020859006002458ISI: 000240163000004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-398113DiVA, id: diva2:1374604
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