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Unformatted text preview: groups, and they are important for collective unity c. The rise of the labor movement i. Fusion between trade unions and social democratic party 3. Historical origins of Swedish Social Democracy a. Social-structural Factors i. History of feudalism in Europe, society organized in status differences 1. When the guild system was the economy, a person was born into their trade 2. If you were born into a category and you wanted to move up, you could not do it ii. It was natural to want to move up your social status, so after feudalism it was natural to organize your entire group and attempt to move up like that, because alone you would not make it b. Political-institutional Factors i. In a Parliamentary system of government, the survival of the government depends on a strong majority 1. This leads to strong parties as a political incentive ii. Social democracy can provide strong/unified/disciplined parties...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '07