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Modern Welfare States Scandinavian Politics and Policy in the Global Age

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ISBN-10: 0275950581

ISBN-13: 9780275950583

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Eric S. Einhorn, John Logue

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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: BL Social welfare policy BL Employment policy BL Labor relations BL Economic policy BL 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…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 7/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface: Scandinavia in the Era of Globalization
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Understanding Scandinavian Politics
Still the Social Laboratory?
The Perils of Success
Scandinavian Democracy Today
Is There a Scandinavian Democratic Model?
Institutions of Democracy
Political Actors: Parties, Voters, Interest Groups
Scandinavian Welfare States
The Politics of Solidarity
Policy in an Interdependent World
The Social Welfare State
Managing the Market Economy
From Industrial Conflict to Workplace Democracy
The Model Appraised
Scandinavian Welfare States and Their Critics
The Future of the Scandinavian Model
Popular Vote in Scandinavian Parliamentary Elections
Distribution of Parliamentary Seats
Governing Parties and Coalitions
Elections to the European Parliament, 1979-99