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Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States

Erik Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208333
eISBN:
9780191708985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208333.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The small advanced industrial states of Western Europe have been regarded as a model for political and economic success because they are both stable and prosperous. The formula for that success ... More


Introduction

Erik Jones

in Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208333
eISBN:
9780191708985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208333.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the empirical puzzle that started this book's research. During the 1960s and 1970s, Belgium and the Netherlands experienced two parallel shocks: one was the breakdown of their ... More


Transformations of the Welfare State: Small States, Big Lessons

Herbert Obinger, Peter Starke, Julia Moser, Claudia Bogedan, Edith Gindulis, and Stephan Leibfried

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296323
eISBN:
9780191700774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296323.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book gives a twist to the longstanding debate on the impact of economic globalization on the welfare state. It focuses on several small, advanced OECD economies in order to assess whether (and ... More


Electoral Markets and Stable States

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the first of three chapters on political party systems and structures of competition, and looks at electoral markets in Europe. It begins by clarifying the term ‘electoral markets’ in the ... More


Introduction

Herbert Obinger, Peter Starke, Julia Moser, Claudia Bogedan, Edith Gindulis, and Stephan Leibfried

in Transformations of the Welfare State: Small States, Big Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296323
eISBN:
9780191700774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296323.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The process of welfare state restructuring in Austria, Denmark, New Zealand, and Switzerland is the focus of the book as it examines the influence of international political economy transformation in ... More


The Problems of Commodity Dependence

Mohammad A. Razzaque, Philip Osafa‐Kwaako, and Roman Grynberg

in Commodity Prices and Development

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234707
eISBN:
9780191715488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234707.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the reliance of least developed countries (LDCs), small vulnerable states (SVS), and heavily indebted poor countries (HIPCs) on commodities for production and export and the ... More


Small States in World Politics: The Story of Small State Survival, 1648-2016

Matthias Maass

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719082733
eISBN:
9781526132406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082733.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What is the story behind the paradoxical survival of small and weak states in a world of great powers and crude power politics? The answer lies at the system-level: Small states survival is shaped by ... More


The story of small state survival: past, present, and future

Matthias Maass

in Small States in World Politics: The Story of Small State Survival, 1648-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719082733
eISBN:
9781526132406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082733.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the previous chapters, it has been demonstrated how over more than 3 ½ centuries, the fate of small states has depended first of all on the states system. This chapter concludes the investigation ... More


Introducing small state survival as a historical phenomenon

Matthias Maass

in Small States in World Politics: The Story of Small State Survival, 1648-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719082733
eISBN:
9781526132406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082733.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 describes the overall project, the study of small state survival. It points out the immediate policy relevance and the niche in existing scholarship that is targeted. Generally speaking, ... More


Looking Back in Anger? The Assault on ‘Small-State Realism’

John Gilmour

in Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish experience in the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627462
eISBN:
9780748671274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627462.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

A debate has developed between two main schools of historiographical interpretation of Sweden’s wartime conduct which can briefly be summarised as ‘small-state realism’ and ‘moral interpretation’. ... More


The Power of Economists within the State

Johan Christensen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600492
eISBN:
9781503601857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Why have some countries gone further than others in adopting market–conforming policies? Although previous studies have highlighted political parties, production regimes, and political institutions, ... More


Narrow Nationalism: The Virginia Plan’s Opponents

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Virginia Plan threatened smaller states like Connecticut, New Jersey, and Delaware that were excluded from James Madison's coalition. Soon after Randolph proposed the Virginia Plan, leading ... More


Waving not drowning: Iceland, kreppan and alternative social policy futures

Zoë Irving

in Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Despite its relatively small size and supposed semi-peripherality, Iceland's place in the European context of financial crisis has been pivotal. Iceland was popularly regarded as a catalyst in the ... More


Iceland

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Iceland is a very small nation-state with a population of just over 300,000 inhabitants. This chapter addresses the various strategies its filmmakers have reverted to in fashioning a film industry in ... More


The Small State Challenge

Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal

in Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796718
eISBN:
9780191837951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796718.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 introduces the main arguments of the book; outlines the approach, method, and data; defines key terms; and provides a chapter outline. Global theories of democratization have systematically ... More


Democratization and Economic Development

Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal

in Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796718
eISBN:
9780191837951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796718.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 interrogates modernization theory and the belief that economic growth is key to explaining why democratic regimes rise and fall. Many small states in Africa, the Caribbean, and most ... More


Democratization and Geography

Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal

in Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796718
eISBN:
9780191837951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796718.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 problematizes the conflicting arguments that proximity to democratic neighbours and islandness strongly affect democratic development. First, even though small states are extremely ... More


Seeking refuge in the Nordic model: social policy in Iceland after 2008

Zoë Irving

in Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.003.0015
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Small island states have not figured prominently in comparative analysis or welfare state modelling and Iceland has only recently gained popular notoriety as a result of its economic and ... More


Democratization and Small Size

Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal

in Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796718
eISBN:
9780191837951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796718.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The previous chapters challenged mainstream democratization theory by highlighting small state divergence. Chapter 7 turns to the final explanation: that small states tend to be more democratic ... More


Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds

Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198796718
eISBN:
9780191837951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796718.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book brings thirty-nine small democracies into the comparative politics canon for the first time. For over fifty years, scholars have debated the complex and dynamic process called ... More


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