C-essay in political science by Dennis Callejas Gidlund, ht-14. Supervisor: Freddy
“Great minds think alike. An comparativa study of the Social Democrats and the
Moderates parties programme 1990-2013.”
The purpose with the essay is to examine if the Social Democrats and the Moderates have
gotten closer within labor market policies, education policies and also within the view of
migration and integration. My research questions are; have the Social Democrats and the
Moderates gotten closer within: 1) Labor market policies, 2) Education policies, 3) The view
of migration and integration between 1990-2013. My method is to read party programmes
from both parties starting year 1990 and 1993, 2001 and 2013, by using this approach I will
see how the parties have developed alongside each other within the areas of subject.
My conclusions are that the two parties have gotten closer within labor market policies and
education policies. In the case of labor market policies it is the Moderates that have gotten
closer the Social Democrats and its rhetoric surrounding the worker’s secure units and the
Social Democrats have gotten closer the Moderates by wanting facilitates for companies.
When it comes to the education policies the Social Democrats and the Moderates have had
similar opinions since 1990, but in the party programme for year 2013 the Social Democrats
states that Sweden needs more options for the public operating mode of education, something
that they previously rejected and the Moderates advocated. Concerning the integration and the
migration the two parties have had almost identical opinions between the years 1990-2013.
2014. , 68 p.