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Swedish word of the day: sakpolitik

You'll hear this word a lot on Swedish news over the coming days. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 15.Nov.2018 15:32 hrs

Today's word of the day will be cropping up a lot in Swedish news over the next few weeks: sakpolitik.

Sak means 'thing' and politik can mean either 'politics' or 'policy', so sakpolitik means… 'policy about things'.

In Swedish, it stands in opposition to idépolitik, which literally means 'policy of ideas', and refers to party ideology and principles. Sakpolitik is a broad category, and can be broken down into policies relating to areas such as schools, healthcare, law and order, foreign policy, and so on.

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