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Democracy is something that is often taken for granted in Sweden. But that hasn't always been the case. In 2018, it was 100 years since Sweden introduced equal rights to vote in municipal elections, and this can be seen as the decisive step in providing Sweden with a democratic form of government.

Democracy, however, is not taken for granted in other parts of the world. Great parts of the global population live in countries without democratic elections and where public participation isn't high up on the agenda. So how about the future? Is democracy under threat? This page collects some thought-worthy articles on the theme of democracy.

Democracy through architecture

Architecture is an important part of democracy and the key to stimulate democratic processes.

Democracy is no guarantee of peace

Democracy is often an important part of making peace, even if the road there can be violent.

Truthfulness wins the election

The party delivering the most credible description of reality is likely to win the next election.

Language – the key to influence

Swedish pupils are knowledgeable about society and social issues. But do they turn into proactive citizens?

The student rising – political activism past and present

‘Welcome to the left-wing university’. An echo from revolutionary and activist times gone by.

How trolls will affect the election

Fake new, made viral via social media, will affect the 2018 Swedish general election.

The electoral system decides the winner

Klas Markström studies how election system setups affect the results.

Latest update: 2019-02-25