Anuschka Tischer

’ (verkappte Subsidien).14 It is remarkable that Sweden used at least 14 per cent of its French subsidies not for military but for diplomatic expenses, in particular for financing its delegation during the peace talks in Osnabrück.15 On the other hand, in an earlier study on the role of subsidies in the War of the Spanish Succession, Max Braubach referred to them as a ‘substitute’ (Ersatz) for pensions, a judgement made on the basis of a short overview of the historical development and function of the two.16 Both views have their pros and cons and should be discussed further

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A male strategy
Soili-Maria Olli

6 Beyond the witch trials The Devil’s pact The Devil’s pact: a male strategy Soili-Maria Olli By the second half of the seventeenth century, as the witch trials reached their climax in Sweden, belief in the interventionist powers of the Devil had become not only a major preoccupation of the educated classes, but also seems to have considerably exercised the minds of the wider population, illiterate as well as literate. It is apparent, however, that different groups in society held different views as to the nature and consequences of dealing with the Devil

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Helene Brembeck

more than 1,000 facilities across the country, representing approximately 3.5 million square meters of rentable space. By 2017 there were 15,000 facilities in Europe, and the Federation of European Self-Storage Associations (FEDESSA) was publishing annual industry surveys and organizing How self-storage turned from homes into hotels 47 conferences. The UK still has 45% of all European storage facilities, followed by France (13%) and the Netherlands (11%); Sweden holds only 5% of all European storage space. If one accounts for population, however, a different

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The case of Oscar Montelius and Italy
Anna Gustavsson

6 Geographies of networks and knowledge production: the case of Oscar Montelius and Italy Anna Gustavsson In this chapter, I aim to highlight the potential of thinking geographically when studying networks and the production of archaeological knowledge, by considering the contacts in Italy of the Swedish archaeologist Oscar Montelius (1843–1921, see Figure 6.2) and his work on Italian prehistory.1 Oscar Montelius was a pioneer of prehistoric archaeology from the late nineteenth century onwards. He is mainly known for his work on typology and chronology. His Om

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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

doubtful whether distinguishing among closely related words and phenomena in the way Thompson does enriches the analysis. In fact, I believe it becomes limiting. I would venture to claim that it is a mistake to see the processes of media scandals as separate from the everyday talk that is produced in face-to-face meetings, an idea that Lars Nord, a Swedish professor of political communication who has studied Swedish political scandals, seems to take as his point of departure: ‘What differentiates the modern political scandal from the classic one is that the scandal no

in Exposed
Bonnie Clementsson

In the Age of Enlightenment In comparison to many other European countries, eighteenth-century Sweden had a society that was highly homogeneous from economic, social, and religious points of view. This older authoritarian and patriarchal social order was to a great extent founded on various collectively held ideas about responsibilities and obligations. Towards the end of the century, however, the old order was challenged by new ideological impulses. Protestant orthodoxy encountered competition from religious movements such

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Kjell M. Torbiörn

globalisation and its being exposed to greater competition from emerging non-European economies. Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the European Union in 1995, increasing its membership to fifteen. Other institutions, such as the Council of Europe, also included more and more members in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and began to form – with NATO, the European Union and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) – a rather complicated European ‘security architecture’. All these organisations were faced with immediate challenges, such as

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Deterrence policies and refugee strategies
Martin Bak Jørgensen

internal borders within the EU where border controls were re-installed, such as between France and Germany, Germany and Austria, Slovenia and Austria, Germany and Denmark, and Denmark and Sweden (Agustin and Jørgensen, 2019b). The refugee crisis in Denmark As mentioned above, the refugee crisis came to Denmark the first Sunday of September 2015. The Sunday encounter had its own timeline and spurred different reactions from both the public and the authorities. That afternoon, the first large group of refugees and migrants arrived at the small town of Rødby on the island

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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

Book about Love” Is Another Unoriginal Sin’, New York Times, 6 July 2016). Floorball Dad 109 the crime was publicly admitted, were milder versions. In Swedish agricultural society there was a variant intended for so-called whores, that is to say women who had given birth to children out of wedlock and who were for that reason forced to wear a horklut (‘whore kerchief’), also called a horluva (‘whore cap’), on their heads – to mark their crime and their low social position (Frykman 1977). From the latter part of the nineteenth century up until today, public

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Barbara Czarniawska

invoked the authority of the immigration consultant – has informed me that I need to apply for a Temporary Working Visa. I presented my arguments, with quotes from the immigration website and my invitation letter, claiming that an eVisitor visa is enough. The administrator repeated the same statement several times, adding that, if in doubt, I could ask someone at the Australian Embassy in Sweden for advice. I repeated that the immigration site suggests that the closest embassy (where I can possibly be called for an interview) is in Berlin. The administrator sent me the

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