Sweden and the European Union: An Assessment of the Influence of EU-membership on Eleven Policy Areas in Sweden

October 31, 2020
Sweden and the European Union: An Assessment of the Influence of EU-membership on Eleven Policy Areas in Sweden

What has EU-membership meant for Swedish policy andpolicy-making since the country became a member in 1995?Has the policy changed in terms of organisation (form) and content(substance) as a result of an increasingly consolidated membership?Based on the assumption that Swedish policy is part of multilevelgovernance at a local, regional, national and European level, thefocus is on the interaction between Swedish national policy and theEU. In this book Swedish policy refers to the following policyareas: economic, agricultural, environmental, social, education,gender equality, asylum and migration, crime prevention, foreignand security, neighbourhood and development and aid. Every policyarea has been scrutinised over time, from the moment of entry intothe EU until today. The book addresses students at various levels,as well as politicians, civil servants and journalists with regardto how Sweden and Europe in general, and Swedish policy and the EUin particular, are interwoven in one political system. Contributingauthors Therese Bjärstig, Tobias Bromander, Fredrik Bynander,Katarina Eckerberg, Camilla Eriksson, Ingrid Grosse, AnneHaglund-Morrissey, Martin Nilsson, Anna Parkhouse, CharlotteSilander, Daniel Silander, Sofia Strid, Rebecka Ulfgard Villanueva,Mats Öhlén