A Northern Democracy – Introduction to Central and Local Governance in Sweden

Since 2009, The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) receives a large number
of visitors from various countries. As professionals from the public and private sector these
visitors are involved in different cooperation activities within the ICLD such as the International Training Programmes, Municipal Partnerships or study visits in general. To meet the need of general and overall information we have produced this book – an introduction to the Swedish governance system and Swedish society that covers the most important features about Swedish governance. Our aim is that this introduction will provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and serve as a starting point for further studies.