Pandemic responses at the subnational level: Exploring politics, administration, and politicization in Swedish municipalities


How did Swedish municipalities deal with the pandemic? The national response has been the highlight all over the world but little focus was given to the subnational level. 

Thus, CNDS fellow, Mikael Granberg, together with colleagues, dived into the politics, administration and politicization of the municipal response to the pandemic in Sweden. The article investigates the decision making processes and found, inter alia, that only a quarter of the municipalities activated the extraordinary crisis management committee while a majority of them had an alternate special organization in place. More interesting conclusions and results can be found in the article.

The full article is available on Wiley Online

Last modified: 2023-02-01