Scandinavian Politics Today / Edition 2

Scandinavian Politics Today / Edition 2

by David Arter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0719078539

ISBN-13: 9780719078538

Pub. Date: 02/17/2009

Publisher: Manchester University Press

This fully revised and updated second edition of 'Scandinavian politics today' describes, analyses and compares the contemporary politics and international relations of the five nation-states of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and the three Home Rule territories of Greenland, Faeroes and Åland that together make up the Nordic region.

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Overview

This fully revised and updated second edition of 'Scandinavian politics today' describes, analyses and compares the contemporary politics and international relations of the five nation-states of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden and the three Home Rule territories of Greenland, Faeroes and Åland that together make up the Nordic region.

Thirteen chapters cover Scandinavia past and present; parties in developmental perspective; the Scandinavian party system model; the Nordic model of government; the Nordic welfare model; legislative-executive relations in the region; the changing security environment and the transition from Cold War 'security threats' to the 'security challenges' of today; and a concluding chapter looks at regional co-operation, Nordic involvement in the 'European project' and the Nordic states as 'moral superpowers'.

The book will be of interest not only to students of Scandinavia but to those wishing to view Scandinavian politics and policy-making in a wider comparative perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719078538
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Series:
Politics Today Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
818,162
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables

List of abbreviations

Preface

Part I: Scandinavia past and present

1. The eight wings of the swan

2. Nation-building and state-building, 1809-1944

Part II: Parties in development perspective

3. The emergence of the Scandinavisn party system(s)

4. The historic strengths of the five main types of party

Part III: Parties, voters and social change: w(h)ither the Scandinavian party system model?

5. 'Earthquake elections' of 1970-73 and the Emergence of New Party Types

6. Party system change since 1970

Part IV: The Nordic model

7. A Nordic model of government?

8. The Nordic welfare model

Part V: Legislative-executive relations in the Nordic region

9. The Nordic Parliaments: An Alternative Model?

10. 'Fairly Strong Standing Committees' and 'Influential Party Groups' - a Distinctively Nordic Mix?

11. Nordic Government(s): Parliamentary, Presidential or Prime Ministerial?

Part VI: The strategic security environment

12. The Changing Security Environment of the Nordic Region: From Cold War 'Security Threats' to the 'Security Challenges' of Today

13. 'Reluctant Nordics', 'Reluctant Europeans', but 'Moral Superpowers'?

Index

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