Scandinavian Politics Today
This volume represents a unique study of contemporary politics and policy-making in the five nation-states and three Home Rule territories of the Nordic region. Written in a lively and readable style by an expert in the field, its approach is systematically thematic and comparative. Chapters deal with current political science issues such as nation-building and state-building, party system change, semi-presidentialism and post-corporatism, as well as addressing intrinsically important regional questions such as whether or not there is a Nordic model of government, a distinctively Scandinavian form of parliamentarianism and a superior welfare system. There is also detailed discussion of the Nordic states in their strategic external environment, focusing on the post-war security configuration in northern Europe and the impact of European integration on Scandinavia.
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The eight wings of the swan
Nationbuilding and statebuilding 18091944
The emergence of the Scandinavisn party systems
The historic strengths of the five main types of party
Party system change since 1970
A Nordic model of government
The Nordic welfare model
A Scandinavian form of parliamentarism?
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