Tiden (magazine)

Quarterly political magazine in Sweden

Editor-in-chiefPayam Moula
CategoriesPolitical magazine
PublisherTankesmedjan Tiden
FounderHjalmar Branting 22
Based inStockholm

Tiden (Swedish: The Times) is a quarterly theoretical political journal published in Stockholm, Sweden, since 1908. It is organ of the Social Democratic Party. Its original subtitle was Tidskrift för socialistisk kritik och politik (Swedish: Journal of Socialist Criticism and Politics). It is later changed to Socialdemokratisk idé- och debattidskrift (Swedish: Magazine of the Social Democratic Views and Debate).

History and profile

Tiden was established by the Swedish social democrat politician Hjalmar Branting in 1908.[1][2] It is an official publication of the Social Democratic Party.[3][4]

Tiden was a monthly publication from 1908 to 1917.[4] In the period between 1918 and 1929 it came out eight times per year.[4] Then it was published ten times per year from 1930 to 1992.[4] From 1999 its frequency was switched to bimonthly.[4] It is published by Tankesmedjan Tiden, a leftist think tank founded in 2006, on a quarterly basis.[5] The magazine is headquartered in Stockholm.[1]

Editors and contributors

Many leading politicians from the Social Democratic Party edited Tiden, including its founder Hjalmar Branting.[4] The others included Pierre Schori and Gösta Edgren.[6] Since March 2018 its editor-in-chief has been Payam Moula.[2]

The contributors of Tiden have been mostly members of the party.[6] One of them was Birgitta Dahl who published articles on gender equality.[7] However, it also has had international contributors such as German political scientist Fritz Croner who used the term planned economy for the first time in Tiden during World War I referring to German economic planning.[8] A well-known Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal also contributed to Tiden publishing articles on the planning of economy in Sweden.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Tiden Magasin". tidskrift.nu (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Om Tiden". Tiden (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  3. ^ Timothy A. Tilton (Spring 1987). "Why don't the Swedish Social Democrats Nationalize Industry?". Scandinavian Studies. 59 (2): 150. JSTOR 40918846.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Nyckeltitel: Tiden" (in Swedish). Libris. Retrieved 15 August 2022.
  5. ^ Sigurd Allern; Ester Pollack (2020). "The Role of Think Tanks in the Swedish Political Landscape". Scandinavian Political Studies. 43 (3): 154. doi:10.1111/1467-9477.12180.
  6. ^ a b Ian R. Barnes (September 1980). "The Changing Nature of the Swedish Aid Relationship During the Social Democratic Period of Government". Cooperation and Conflict. 15 (3): 146. doi:10.1177/001083678001500302.
  7. ^ Leila Brännström; Markus Gunneflo (2022). "Swedish Foreign Policy Feminisms: Women, Social Democracy and Capitalism". The Australian Feminist Law Journal: 19. doi:10.1080/13200968.2022.2088189.
  8. ^ a b Sami Outinen (2020). "From Democratic Socialism and Rational Planning to Postmodern Identity Politics and Market-Orientation: Ideological Development of the Social Democrats in Sweden and Finland in the Late 20th Century". Työväentutkimus: 8. doi:10.37456/tvt.91142.

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