quinta-feira, 24 de março de 2016

As Origens e o Desenvolvimento do Igualitarismo Sueco

Entre os dias 28 de março e 1 de abril a Faculdade de Economia e Administração da USP organizará um mini-curso sobre as origens do igualitarismo sueco com o economista Erik Bengtsson (Lund). O curso é aberto ao público acadêmico em geral. Mais informações e a ementa do curso podem ser encontradas na chamada abaixo.

Erik Bengtsson, Lund University/Gothenburg University 

Dias: 28, 30 de março e 1 de abril de 2016 
Horário: 14 horas Local: 
Sala Delfim Netto, FEA 2

In international perspective, Sweden is known as a country with a high degree of economic equality and a large and generous welfare state. To the extent that it is true, this module explores the history of this state of affairs: why and how did Sweden become that way? We go back to the mid-to-late 19th century to investigate the development of Swedish society from the viewpoint of class relations, inequality and welfare policy

Mandatory Readings

Alestalo, Matti and Kuhnle, Stein (1987) “The Scandinavian Route: Economic, Social, and Political Developments in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden”, International Journal of Sociology 16 (3–4): 3–38. 

Bengtsson, Erik, Anna Missiaia, Mats Olsson and Patrick Svensson (2015) “Wealth Inequality in Sweden, 1750–1900”. Presented at the Economic History Society Annual Conference in Wolverhampton, March 2015, the XVIIth World Economic History 2 Congress, Kyoto, August 2015, and the 11th Swedish Economic History Meeting in Umeå, 8–10 October 2015. 

Optional Readings

Bengtsson, Erik (2014) “Labour’s Share in Twentieth Century Sweden: A Reinterpretation”. Scandinavian Economic History Review, 2014, vol. 62 no. 3, pp. 290–314. Castles, Francis G. (1973) “Barrington Moore’s Thesis and Swedish Political Development”, Government and Opposition pp. 313-331. 

Lundh, Christer (2004) “Wage Formation and Institutional Change in the Swedish Labour Market 1850–2000”, in Christer Lundh, Jonas Olofsson, Lennart Schön & Lars Svensson (Eds.), Wage Formation, Labour Market Institutions and Economic Transformation in Sweden 1860–2000 (Lund: Lund University), pp. 92–143. 

Roine, Jesper and Daniel Waldenström (2008) “The Evolution of Top Incomes in an Egalitarian Society: Sweden, 1903–2004”, Journal of Public Economics 92(1–2), 366– 387. 

Tilton, T. (1974) “The Social Origins of Liberal Democracy: The Swedish Case”, American Political Science Review 68(2): 561–571.

 Plus three short articles from the Economist magazine, from a special report on the Nordic countries from 2 February 2013. “The Nordic countries are probably the best governed in the world”, “The Nordic countries are reinventing their model of capitalism“, and “Immigration and growing inequality are making the Nordics less homogeneous”, all available from http://www.economist.com/printedition/2013-02-02 .