About Fronesis

As the theoretical terrain changes, new maps are needed. Theoretical concepts and perspectives are the cure for the mystifying language of power. The journal Fronesis provides tools for a critical comprehension of our time by gathering politics, theory, and critique in extensive thematic issues.

The ambition of Fronesis is to be accessible and pedagogic in order to make complex topics a concern for more than academic scholars. Since its foundation in 1998, Fronesis has established itself as an important forum for radical interventions in the Swedish public debate.

In Fronesis, the vivid international leftist debate gets accessible in Swedish. Forgotten texts are being reintroduced, and new interventions on burning issues published. A radical conversation within academia meets the discussions and ideas of the labor movement, new social movements and progressive politics.

In 2004, Fronesis was appointed the cultural journal of the year in Sweden.

Thematic issues and authors

Since the start in 1998, Fronesis have published issues on themes as ”The Universal”, ”Home and Residence”, ”Capitalism”, ”Liberalism”, ”Human Nature”, ”Critique”, ”Labor”, ”Law and Order”, and ”The Bourgeoisie”, and many others.

Among our translations into Swedish are texts by, among others, Theodor W. Adorno, Giorgio Agamben, Sara Ahmed, Mahdi Amil, Samir Amin, Perry Anderson, Hannah Arendt, Étienne Balibar, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Luc Boltanski, Pierre Bourdieu, Wendy Brown, Cornelius Castoriadis, Vivek Chibber, John Dewey, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Michel Foucault, Antonio Gramsci, Donna Haraway, Michael Hardt, Michael Heinrich, Axel Honneth, bell hooks, Max Horkheimer, Eva Illouz, Jürgen Kocka, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Ernesto Laclau, Bruno Latour, Karl Marx, Chantal Mouffe, Antonio Negri, Jacques Rancière, Richard Rorty, Arlie Russel Hochschild, Saskia Sassen, Michel Serres, Beverly Skeggs, Valerie Solanas, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Guy Standing, Loïc Wacquant, Immanuel Wallerstein, Michael Walzer, Amy E. Wendling, Iris Marion Young, and Slavoj Zizek.

Eurozine member

Fronesis is a member of Eurozine, the network of European cultural journals. In the Eurozine online magazine, a selection of articles from the printed issues of Fronesis are continuously made available in English. A list of  links to our translated articles and summaries of the issues in English is available below.

Editorial board

The running work with Fronesis is managed by an editorial board, appointed by the non-profit association Fronesis.

The current editorial board is composed as follows:
Chairman: Magnus Wennerhag
Treasurer: David Lindberg
Other members of the editorial board:
Shabane Barot, Kajsa Borgnäs, Sam Carlshamre, Maryam Fanni, Charlotte Fridolfsson, Henrik Gundenäs, Anders Hylmö, Elias Isaksson, Dalia Mukhtar-Landgren, Linda Nyberg, Hannah Ohlén Järvinen, Per-Anders Svärd, and Johan Örestig.



If you wish to contact Fronesis, please contact us by e-mail:

Our mail address:
Tidskriftsföreningen Fronesis,
Box 4319,
S-203 14 MALMÖ,

Phone: +46 (0)40 23 20 01

Fronesis articles in English

Here you find links to Fronesis articles available on Eurozine, in English and other languages.

Fronesis no. 50-51: The Family

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Fronesis no. 48-49: The Universal

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Fronesis no. 46-47: Crisis

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Fronesis no. 44-45: The Psyche

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Fronesis no. 42-43: Home and residence

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Fronesis no. 40-41: Class

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Fronesis no. 38-39: Development

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Fronesis no. 36-37: Critique

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Leila Brännström, Anders Johansson, Sharon Rider, Malin Rönnblom: What is the state of critique today?

Fronesis no. 35: Human Nature

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Sverker Sörlin: The new boundaries of mankind

Fronesis no. 34: The Battle for the People

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Cas Mudde: The populist radical Right: A pathological normalcy

Fronesis no. 32–33: Social Democracy

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Magnus Ryner: An obituary for the Third Way: The financial crisis and social democracy in Europe

Fronesis no. 31: Culture and Politics

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Rasmus Fleischer: The revenge of the beer fiddlers? The regulation of amateurs in musical life

Fronesis no. 29–30: Democracy and Expertocracy

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Åsa Knaggård: Inexact science: Climate policy between experts and politicians

Fronesis no. 28: Marx’s Critique of Political Economy

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Anders Ramsay: Marx? Which Marx? [En] / ¿Marx? ¿Qué Marx? [Es]

Fronesis no. 27: Migration

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Olle Sahlström: Migration: a lever for union renewal?

Fronesis no. 25–26: Feminism and the Left

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Beverley Skeggs (interview): On the economy of moralism and working class properness

Fronesis no. 24: Bourgeoisie

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Jamie Peck: The creativity fix [En] / Das Kreativitätsskript [De]
Jakob Norberg: No coffee

Fronesis no. 22–23: Liberalism

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Saskia Sassen (interview): Denationalized states and global assemblages

Fronesis no. 19–20: The Political

Luka Arsenjuk: On Jacques Rancière

Fronesis no. 13: Europe

Petya Kabakchieva: Eurolocal perspectives towards the EU: Imagining the European Union as a nation-state [En] / Eurolokale Perspektiven über die EU [De]