Lesson 32: Politics and participation

In this lesson we will:

  • reflect on how the electoral system works
  • consider what determines which party you vote for
  • consider the challenges with representation, reliability, thrustworthiness of the electoral system.


Note: The lesson was recorded early in 2022 before the 2022 election. Here is how Sweden voted.


Reference material to read/see/hear:

Extra reference

Reference Videos (for this lesson and the lesson 31 on Democracy)

Look through the content in the links above. Then answer the questions via the form or by email.

  1. How are Swedish elections organized – who can vote – when and how? See UR Play: Den svenska demokratin
  2. What are the most important issues that motivate that determine which party we vote for?
  3. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of the Swedish election system?