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The Nordic Varieties of Capitalism Vol: 28

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23 Nov 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
420 pages - 156 x 234 x 39mm
Comparative Social Research


This is the only comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the political economy of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Five studies have been written within a project, and are based on thorough discussions on a common framework within which the distinct features of the economic policies of each separate country are analysed in a comparative perspective. The studies are accompanied by an extensive comparative discussion - written collectively by the members of the project team - that locates the Nordic model(s) within the wider map of capitalist varieties in the contemporary Western world. This book emphasizes the variety of experiences within the Nordic realm, from the dramatic collapse of Iceland's economy as the financial bubble burst in 2008 to the full-employment oil-economy of Norway that proved virtually unaffected by the financial instabilities of 2008. It also identifies certain common transformations (particularly linked to the politics of immigration and integration, the persistent role of the unions, and new opportunities created by national systems of innovation).
EDITORIAL BOARD. List of Contributors. Introduction: The Nordic Varieties of Capitalism. Icelandic Capitalism – From Statism to Neoliberalism and Financial Collapse. The Finnish Model of Economic and Social Policy – From Cold War Primitive Accumulation to Generational Conflicts?. From the Edge of the Abyss to Bonanza – and Beyond. Danish Economy and Economic Policies 1980–2011. The Integration of the Norwegian Oil Economy into the World Economy. Under the Influence of Traumatic Events, New Ideas, Economic Experts and the Ict Revolution – The Economic Policy and Macroeconomic Performance of Sweden in the 1990s and 2000s. Nordic Collective Agreements – A Continuous Institution in a Changing Economic Environment. Nordic Political Economy After Financial Deregulation: Banking Crises, Economic Experts, and the Role of Neoliberalism. The Nordic Varieties of Capitalism. Comparative social research. Comparative social research. Copyright page.

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