Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Political Science: Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on the subject of political science using the Swenson Center’s resources.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on the subject of political science using the Swenson Center’s resources.

The Swenson Center is located at Augustana College and is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-American history and relations. 

Political Science in Sweden and Swedish America

Keywords / Search terms:

Here are some search terms to try in the library catalog or other search areas. Using the asterisk (*) is a wildcard option, that will return variations on a search term. For example, politic* will bring up politics, politician, political, etc.

  • Politic*
  • Government
  • Sweden politics and government
  • Swedish American politics
  • Politics Swed*
  • Foreign relations
  • Democracy

Possible research questions:

  • Who are some Swedish American politicians and what role have they played in American politics?
  • What are the political relationships between Sweden and the United States in a given era?
  • How have Swedish and American political norms and mechanisms influenced each other?
  • How did political behaviors of Swedish Americans differ from other immigrant contemporaries in the United States?
  • What role did immigration play in the relationship between Sweden and the United States?
  • What was the relationship between religion and politics in Swedish America?