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Asylum and immobility in Britain, Denmark and Sweden
Victoria Canning

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Ylva Habel

elucidate the ways in which blackness and black life have become contested, unfathomable ‘objects’ in Swedish mainstream media debates. I locate my discussion at the interface between those debates, afro-​pessimist legacies and my position as a black film and media scholar before, during, and after the release of the animated children’s film Liten Skär och Alla Små Brokiga [Little Pink and The Motley Crew] (Stina Wirsén, Sweden, 2012). My aim is to examine the ways in which the film’s pickaninny figure, Little Heart, and the hurtfulness of this stereotype were discussed

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’. Rapid and dramatic moves in global financial markets can – so is the lesson driven home by the 1992 economic turmoil in Sweden – put pressure on politicians to provide decisions literally ‘within the hour’ to avert a major national crisis. Doing time on earth; politics as ultimately fenced by natural ecocycles This institutionalised political shortsightedness is increasingly challenged. The long-term trends of population growth, water and air pollution, and possibly irrevocable climate change, have created doubts about the sustainability and productivity of the planet

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Lennart J. Lundqvist

and individual autonomy. Only when formulated and implemented in an open, participatory process of democratic decision-making could massive policy changes deeply affecting individual autonomy be considered legitimate and thus politically sustainable. Participation and autonomy for whom: market actors or democratic citizens? As the earlier chapters reveal, ecological governance for sustainability does have important spatial, temporal, cognitive, and integral implications for both the democratic process and its 2579Ch6 12/8/03 150 11:55 AM Page 150 Sweden and

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Ingrid Ryberg

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Criteria for ecologically rational governance
Lennart J. Lundqvist

political answers addressing the full spectrum of sustainable development, and in particular its ecological aspects, are now emerging. Sweden provides an interesting case of development from environmental policy towards ecological governance. In his acceptance speech as the new Leader of Sweden’s Social Democratic Party in March 1996, the then Minister of Finance Göran Persson proclaimed the achievement of an ecologically sustainable society as a new and noble mission for his party. Presenting his Cabinet Policy Platform two weeks later, Prime Minister Persson stated that

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, Morera understates Hoeufft’s importance and the importance of subsidies to Hoeufft’s business.8 Hoeufft remitted subsidies not only to the United Provinces but also to many of France’s other allies during most of the Thirty Years’ War, including Sweden, Hesse-Cassel, and Transylvania.9 In this chapter, I focus on Hoeufft’s role as the organizer of subsidy payments from the king of France to most of the French king’s allies. I will touch upon other aspects of his career as a merchant of ships, grain, arms, and munitions, a banker engaged in royal finances, a committed

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Dominique Anxo, Marian Baird, and Christine Erhel

16 Work and care regimes and women’s employment outcomes: Australia, France and Sweden compared Dominique Anxo, Marian Baird and Christine Erhel Introduction The objective of this chapter is to analyse how national care regimes interact with the employment regime to influence female employment outcomes. We do this with a comparative analysis of Australia (population 24 million), France (62 million) and Sweden (9.5 million), three advanced market economies that have distinct and contrasting employment and care regimes. For the employment regime, we focus on paid

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