Why are Swedes more successful than Samis? Cover Image

Miért sikeresebbek a svédek, mint a számik?
Why are Swedes more successful than Samis?

Author(s): Attila Dabis
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Political Sciences, Public Law, Sociology, Ethnic Minorities Studies, EU-Legislation
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Swedish community in Finland; Samis

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes the reasons why the Swedish community in Finland proved to be more successful, relative to the Samis, in implementing their political, social and economic aspirations. Parallel to the relevant scientific literature, the study is partly based on a fourmonth long research visit to Finland, conducted in 2015, April to July. The analysis found that the success of Swedish-speaking Finns is, to a large extent, the result of the peculiar historical development of the Finnish nation and the role of the Swedish speaking community in that process. Other relevant factors that contributed to Swedish success included better lobbying, a larger number of Swedes compared to Samis, as well as better representation in domestic and international institutions.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-106
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Hungarian