The essence of the “Swedish socialism” created in the 20th century lies in “democratic functional socialism”. During the last 30 years, even after having refused part of its elements, it remains the foundation of the Swedish welfare state, and historically the name of the “Swedish socialism” is mostly related to the famous Swedish and global figure of the smart political powers, social democrat Olof Palme. The article reviews the features of the biography of Olof Palme and his both theoretical and practical activity opting for social justice and by creating a welfare state in Sweden by the means of “democratic functional socialism”. Olof Palme was also an advocate of human rights and freedoms, neutrality of small countries, an international mediator, an advocate of nuclear disarmament policy and a severe critic of neo-liberal ideas.
Volume 67, Issue 2 (2014), pp. 2–18
Over the period of two decades of public governance evolution, the public sector researchers focused on the main elements of new public management evolution to new public governance as modern stage of public administration theory and administrative practice. The methodology of public governance consists of various ideas, paradigms, analytical methods, models and constructs. Such collection represents the logic of public governance problem research in the modern public sector changes, reforms, modernization at the beginning of twenty first century. This study on the basis of meta-analysis, theoretic modelling, classification, interpretative method has the task to explore the main reasons, structures and impacts of public governance evolution to the development of public policy decision making, intersectional integration, creation of hybrid form of organization networks, quality of socially oriented governance and implementation of more effective strategic planning role modelling the new constructions of performance management in public sector.