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

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003