About the project
Sweden stands out as an internationally and historically exceptional example of a nation with a very high degree of individualism och secularization. My hypothesis is that the forces that drive a nation towards individualism are also the same forces that drives it towards secularization, and that this underlying force is an increased focus on the autonomy of the individual. The aim with my project is to study to what extent an emphasis on an increased autonomy of the individual can be traced in source material in pivotal moments in church, politics and school system in 20th century Sweden.
Master in history