National politics of Sweden in the 1950s

International relationships

The article presents the characteristics of the social and political reforms in Sweden in the 1950s. This article analyzes the “Nordic model” in Sweden from the point of functioning of labor relations (Saltsjöbadsandan), political system where all relevant groups play an important role (Harpsundsdemokrati), and the welfare state (Folkhemmet). Special attention is paid to the activities of the outstanding politician Swedish Prime Minister Tage Erlander. The author issues activities of the personal secretary Olof Palme.