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dc.contributor.editorKoivunen, Anu
dc.contributor.editorOjala, Jari
dc.contributor.editorHolmén, Janne
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-20T08:10:10Z
dc.date.available2021-04-20T08:10:10Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20210420_9780429643446_8
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47876
dc.description.abstractThe Nordic Model is the 20th-century Scandinavian recipe for combining stable democracies, individual freedom, economic growth and comprehensive systems for social security. But what happens when Sweden and Finland – two countries topping global indexes for competitiveness, productivity, growth, quality of life, prosperity, and equality – start doubting themselves and their future? Is the Nordic Model at a crossroads? Historically, consensus, continuity, social cohesion, and broad social trust have been hailed as key components for the success and for the self-images of Sweden and Finland. In the contemporary, however, political debates in both countries are increasingly focused on risks, threats, and worry. Social disintegration, political polarization, geopolitical anxieties, and threat of terrorism are often dominant themes. This book focuses on what appears to be a paradox: countries with low income differences, high faith in social institutions, and relatively high cultural homogeneity becoming fixated on the fear of polarization, disintegration, and diminished social trust. Unpacking the presentist discourse of "worry" and a sense of interregnum at the face of geopolitical tensions, digitalization, and globalization, as well as challenges to democracy, the chapters take steps back in time and explore the current conjecture through the eyes of historians and social scientists, addressing key aspects of and challenges to both the contemporary and future Nordic Model. In addition, the functioning and efficacy of the participatory democracy and current protocols of decision-making are debated. This work is essential reading for students and scholars of the welfare state, social reforms, and populism, as well as Nordic and Scandinavian studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPerspectives in Economic and Social History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KJ Business & managementen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCZ Economic historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHB Sociologyen_US
dc.subject.otherdemocratic peace
dc.subject.otherdemocratic social consensus
dc.subject.othereconomic history
dc.subject.otheregalitarian
dc.subject.otherhistory of welfare states
dc.subject.otherNordic welfare state
dc.subject.othernational welfare
dc.subject.otherredistribution
dc.subject.othersafety net
dc.subject.othersocial history
dc.subject.othersocial integration
dc.subject.othersocial welfare
dc.subject.otherwelfare economics
dc.subject.otherwelfare history
dc.subject.otherwelfare policy
dc.subject.otherwelfare state
dc.titleThe Nordic Economic, Social and Political Model
dc.title.alternativeChallenges in the 21st Century
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780429026690
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9780429643446
oapen.relation.isbn9780367134754
oapen.relation.isbn9780367724405
oapen.relation.isbn9780429026690
oapen.imprintRoutledge
oapen.pages272


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