Der Aufstand in Stockholm und der Mythos der schwedischen Sozialdemokratie
In May 2013, an elderly man was killed by the police in a poor neighbourhood of suburban Stockholm. The reaction consisted in a massive wave of protests and riots in Husby, Stockholm, as well as in several other suburbs of the capital and other cities. Thörn analyses the context of the riots, discussing both the development of neoliberalism in Sweden since the crisis of the early 1990s and the restructuring of public housing schemes. The article also examines the role played by urban social movements within the response to the housing crisis of Sweden and other countries.