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Carl Marklund

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Carl Marklund
Researcher
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Fax: +46 8 608 4170
MA 792 Moas Båge
Publications

Dagens Nyheter 2017, 22 februari : 6-7.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Släkthistoriskt Forum 2016, 3 : 26-30.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Swedish Cinema and the Sexual Revolution. Jefferson : McFarland, 2016. 185-200.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Klara Arnberg

Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of Transnational American Studies 2016, 7 (1): 1-18.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

Geopolitics 2016, 2 (3): 623-639.

This paper analyses the contemporary deployment of the Nordic welfare state model as a centrepiece of Nordic competitive identity and strategic communication on the global market of ideas. First, it looks at the interrelated phenomena of global competition, competitive identity and region branding. Second, it studies the interplay between Nordic transnational public diplomacy and national public diplomacy of individual Nordic countries, in particular Sweden, on the one hand and international media outlets’ reporting on the Nordic countries on the other. In analysing this cross-fertilizing genre, the paper identifies how the welfare state is being repackaged for export along with a set of “progressive values” which are coded as specifically “Nordic.” The paper discusses (1) the interaction between outer images and inner visions; (2) the place and significance of the Nordic model, progressive values and the welfare state in today’s Nordic branding; and (3) the possible function of outward competitive identity as a kind of “compensatory imagination” directed inward as well as outward.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Overseas Development Institute, 2016. (HPG Working Paper ; January 2016)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical StudiesPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The Political Culture of Nordic Self-Understanding. London : Routledge, 2015. 20-34.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Histories of Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding in the Nordic and Baltic Countries. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 172-194.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Ajalooline Ajakiri. The Estonian Historical Journal 2015, 153 (3): 223-248.

This article analyzes Swedish political scientist and conservative politician Rudolf Kjellén’s advocacy in favour of a Swedish "Baltic program" directed at the Baltic Sea region and Russia in the decades preceding the First World War. These Baltic ambitions as well as their legacy in the interwar period are studied as a series of exercises in "para-diplomacy" on three different levels: 1) as a geopolitical reconstruction of a Baltic-Nordic "space of expectation;" 2) as a kind of Baltic-Nordic regionalism based upon early notions of "soft power;" and 3) as an inspiration to the geopolitical outlook of the Swedish military elite, business circles and trade policy-makers in the time period from the First World War up to the Second World War. This "region-work in the margins" contributed to modernizing Swedish conservative elites’ geopolitical outlook into an ostensibly less aggressive vision of Swedish international influence through cultural, economic, and technological prowess.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Ajalooline Ajakiri. The Estonian Historical Journal 2015, 153 (3): 213-222.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mart Kuldkepp

Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Tartu : University of Tartu Press, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mart Kuldkepp

Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Dagens Nyheter 2015, 10 februari : 8-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Geopolitics 2015, 20 (2): 248-266.

This paper looks at how Swedish political scientist Rudolf Kjellén (1864–1922) conceived of the relationship between nature and culture, between material and immaterial power as well as the role of soft power, geopolitical imaginary and competitive identity in off-setting potentially unfavourable geopolitical conditions for small and medium-sized states. It is argued that with regard to small states, Kjellén did not maintain a consistent separation between “soft” cultural resources of power and “hard” laws of nature. Rather, he placed the mutually constitutive tension between geography (nature) and politics (culture) at the centre of his politico-scientific analysis, arguing that active “biopolitics” could supplement geopolitics. In Kjellén’s conception, cultural and natural resources are instruments of an otherwise integrated notion of power which challenges the contemporary separation between hard and soft power.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical StudiesPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The Paradox of Openness. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 1-9.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl MarklundNorbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical StudiesPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2014.

The ‘open society’ has become a watchword of liberal democracy and the market system in the modern globalized world. Openness stands for individual opportunity and collective reason, as well as bottom-up empowerment and top-down transparency. It has become a cherished value, despite its vagueness and the connotation of vulnerability that surrounds it. Scandinavia has long considered itself a model of openness, citing traditions of freedom of information and inclusive policy making. This collection of essays traces the conceptual origins, development, and diverse challenges of openness in the Nordic countries and Austria. It examines some of the many paradoxes that openness encounters and the tensions it arouses when it addresses such divergent ends as democratic deliberation and market transactions, freedom of speech and sensitive information, compliant decision making and political and administrative transparency, and consensual procedures and the toleration of dissent.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl MarklundNorbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSamtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical StudiesPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Dagens Nyheter 2014, 27 oktober : 6-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Rudolf Kjellén. Stockholm : Hjalmarson & Högberg, 2014. 262-284.

Rudolf Kjellén ses idag vanligen som den hårdföra geopolitikens upphovsman. Men ett närmare studium av hans analys av förhållandet mellan natur och kultur och mellan materiella och immateriella maktresurser visar att han också ansåg att en aktiv ”biopolitik” kunde påverka geopolitikens lagar till små och medelstora staters fördel. När det kom till frågan om Sveriges ställning i världen upprätthöll Kjellén t.ex. inte den åtskillnad mellan ”mjuka” kulturella resurser och ”hårda” naturlagar som vanligen anses som typisk för geopolitiken. Snarare pendlade han mellan vad vi idag skulle se som konstruktivistiska respektive realistiska impulser i studiet av internationella relationer.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Paradox of Openness. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 237-261.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Paradox of Openness. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 143-172.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Kultura i Edukacja 2013, 99 (6): 170-190.

Looming crisis, public discontent with privatization, and widening inequalities are factors which have historically set the electorate in favour of social democratic welfare policies. Today,however, these concerns rather appear to support new right-wing populist countermovements, even in the traditionally progressive Nordic countries. This article asks why thereis not more explicit support of progressive policies, despite the presence of socio-economicfactors which would normally favour such a policy shift, at least not just yet. In response to this query, the article first analyses the comparisons between the present crisis and the crisisof the 1930s with regard to alleged political inertia. It then reinterprets the contemporarypolitical consequences of crisis by revisiting three classical social theorists who took pains atanalysing the political responses to the economic crisis of the 1930s: Karl Popper, Gunnar Myrdal, and Karl Polanyi. On the basis of this revisitation of these three classics, the articleargues that the combined eff ects of distrust in politics and the persistence of admittedly rolled-back welfare systems mutes the progressive reform potential of the present crisis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Communicating the North. Farnham : Ashgate, 2013. 263-287.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Contemporary European Studies 2013, 21 (3): 357-371.

This article analyses the background, activities and reception of the Swedish power investigation (1985–1990). It argues that the power investigation had to navigate between two distinct expectations: on the one hand, the investigation was to expose private power in the interest of equality and justice; on the other hand, it was to improve the exercise of public power in the interest of democracy and efficiency. Because of this two-fold objective, the power investigation was criticised for having neither disclosed private power openly enough, nor pointed out possible ways of adequately rejuvenating welfare state policies clearly. However, the article concludes that one may also assess the power investigation insofar as it served to reconceptualise the socio-political language of welfare state politics in general, as a result of the power inherent in the right to investigate power.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

European Journal of Scandinavian Studies 2013, 43 (2): 245-257.

In this article, we study the relationship between the United States of America and Norden, first showing how images of the Nordic model were constructed and reproduced in the United States from the 1920s until the 1960s. We find both utopias and dystopias in these narratives. Second, the article argues that these American images, narratives, and stereotypes did not only fulfill a function in the American debate, but were also relayed back to Norden, and affected debate, nation-branding strategies, and self-understandings there. During the Cold War, furthermore, the Nordic welfare state image gained a new currency which reached well beyond national borders, far into transnational space.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Klaus Petersen

Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2013, VI (1): 53-54.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: All Well in the Welfare State?. Helsinki : Nordic Centre of Excellence NordWel, 2013. 206-231.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: All Well in the Welfare State?. Helsinki : Nordic Centre of Excellence NordWel, 2013. 82-102.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Alanko

Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: All Well in the Welfare State?. Helsinki : Nordic Centre of Excellence NordWel, 2013. 12-25.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Helsinki : Nordic Centre of Excellence NordWel, 2013.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: In Experts We Trust. Odense : University Press of Southern Denmark Press, 2010. 61-89.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Rhetorics of Nordic Democracy. Helsinki : Finnish Literature Society, 2010. 114-140.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research 2010, 2 : 609-634.

This article takes a closer look at how interwar supporters of modernism sought to overcome the opposition they had to face. It does so by looking at the usage of history and Swedishness at the Stockholm Exhibition in 1930 and contrasting this experience with a brief excursus on the image of progress and Americanism as presented at the A Century of Progress International Exposition, held in Chicago in 1933–1934. The backers of both these exhibitions – functionalist architects and progressive businessmen, respectively – consciously sought to find ways in which to savor the propagandistic value of this "the shock of the new" while retaining a reassuring continuity between well-known and widespread self-identifications with "the idyll of the past." They did so by forging "national" forms of modernity, attempting to bypass the political conflicts and ideological polarizations which characterized the interwar years. As such, it is argued, they also exemplify how the logic of the exhibition could be used for harnessing technology, science, and funkis (functionalism) as tools for re-identifying the nation with modernity and simultaneously de-politicizing modernism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter Stadius

Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Die Ordnung der Moderne. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, 2009. 199-221.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2009, 3 : 487-510.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Nikolas Glover

Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

NORDEUROPAforum 2009, 19 (1): 83-100.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandinavian Journal of History 2009, 34 (3): 264-285.

While Sweden was first proposed as a 'social laboratory' due to its unique homogeneity in the 1920s, it only evolved into a positive example for others with its framing as a 'middle way' between totalitarianism and capitalism during the 1930s. While some questioned whether this Swedish balancing act could be exported, others saw the middle way less as precise 'plan' than as a pragmatic and provisional, yet principled, method of trial and error. The framing of the 'Swedish model', by contrast, emerged in the 1960s with reference to the internal organization of Swedish political economy. While the middle way had been characterized by a non-ideological and conciliatory pragmatism between extremes, the Swedish model represented a highly ideological vision of egalitarianism, which abstracted the Swedish experience and made it possible to export elsewhere. As it became more relevant to other societies, the Swedish model was also injected with a Utopian-Dystopian tension which the originally rather Eutopian image of the middle way had largely lacked.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

This dissertation aims to problematize the historical concept of “social engineering”.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ideas in History 2007, II (2): 9-42.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Presshistorisk Årsbok – Media History Yearbook 2006, 23 : 45-61.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2006

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Sociology. Moscow : Russian Academy of Sciences, 2006. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nyhedsbrev: Netværk for Nordisk Velfærdsstatshistorie 2005, 26 : 26-31.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationella Studier 2003, 4 : 45-52.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Script : the journal of the LSE Students' union 2002, 1 (3): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2002

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Coauthor, Södertörn University

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