This book represents the first recent attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of Sweden's economic development since the middle of the 18th century. It traces the rapid industrialisation, the political currents and the social ambitions, that transformed Sweden from a backward agrarian economy into what is now regarded by many as a model welfare state.
Introduction 1. The Agrarian Revolution 2. Early Industrialisation 3. Regulation, Deregulation and Adjustment 4. A Transformed 'Elite' 5. Industrial Transformation 6. Industry - Dynamics and Crises 7. Organised Capitalism 8. Welfare Capitalism 9. The Swedish Model 10. A Model in Crisis