Modern Welfare States: Scandinavian Politics and Policy in the Global Age / Edition 2

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Overview

Einhorn and Logue analyze the political, economic, and social challenges facing five small, affluent, and advanced industrial democracies in Scandinavia: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Updated and expanded from its successful predecessor, this edition emphasizes how global and European developments have affected democratic policymaking in areas such as:

• Social welfare policy

• Employment policy

• Labor relations

• Economic policy

• Social change

A comprehensive yet accessible survey of political history, governmental institutions, policymaking, political parties, interest groups, political culture, and foreign relations is also included. The comparative and interdisciplinary focus makes this a stimulating source of ideas for anyone interested in democracy and social justice in the global era.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275950583
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface: Scandinavia in the Era of Globalization
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Acronyms
I Understanding Scandinavian Politics 1
1 Still the Social Laboratory? 3
2 The Perils of Success 15
II Scandinavian Democracy Today 35
3 Is There a Scandinavian Democratic Model? 37
4 Institutions of Democracy 53
5 Political Actors: Parties, Voters, Interest Groups 93
III Scandinavian Welfare States 145
6 The Politics of Solidarity 147
7 Policy in an Interdependent World 163
8 The Social Welfare State 191
9 Managing the Market Economy 219
10 From Industrial Conflict to Workplace Democracy 259
IV The Model Appraised 303
11 Scandinavian Welfare States and Their Critics 305
12 The Future of the Scandinavian Model 325
App. A Popular Vote in Scandinavian Parliamentary Elections 353
App. B Distribution of Parliamentary Seats 360
App. C Governing Parties and Coalitions 366
App. D Elections to the European Parliament, 1979-99 376
References 379
Index 395
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