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10 July 2017

Interview with Erik Olin Wright

Earlier this spring, Erik Olin Wright came to Stockholm to talk at our research seminar. He spoke about pathways to a coopera...

10 July 2017

New perspectives on the privatization of Swedish welfare

If a social scientific observer of the mid-1980s had been presented with a line-up of rich Western countries – say Germany, S...extent come from for-profit providers.

17 April 2017

A march for science and research!

Alternative facts and fake news. These are phenomenons that March for Science wants to counteract. March for Science will be organized in 400 cities around the World on the 22nd of April, highligting the importance of science and the use of research-based knowledge in society. The Institute for Futures Studies is one of more than 60 organizations that support the initiative in Sweden.

13 April 2017

Children of austerity

Nearly ten years after the first financial chock Waves rippled through the world economy, generating a global recenssion, the...och .

13 April 2017

A future without Down syndrome? Ethical reflections on the development of technology

Would you use prenatal testing to determine if the fetus you or your partner is carrying has Down’s syndrome? A new non-invasive test has become a success in countries like Iceland. But this success has had as result that not a single child with Down's syndrome is now being born. We need to consider the ethical implications of new technology in healthcare, says philosopher Julia Mosquera.

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