Anette Nyqvist
Anette Nyqvist

In the latest issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Vol 19 Issue 3) there is a review of Policy Worlds: Anthropology and the Analysis of Contemporary Power (edited by Cris Shore, Susan Wright and David Peró). The book includes the chapter "Sweden's National Pension System as a Political Technology" written by Anette Nyqvist, researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology.

The chapter examines Sweden’s national pension system, focusing on how the design of the new pension scheme functioned as a political technology to simultaneously depoliticise and ‘responsibilise’ the subjects of the reform. It also explores how the construction of the policy effectively relocated responsibility for future pension levels from the state to the individual citizen.


Read the review published in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (41 Kb) .

Anette Nyqvist’s PhD thesis Opening the Orange Envelope: Reform and Responsibility in the Remaking of the Swedish National Pension Systemis available online.

Find out more about Anette Nyqvist’s research.