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New Risks—Are They Still New for the Nordic Welfare States?

Virpi Timonen

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Nordic welfare states led the way in consolidating new social risk provision through welfare state social care and active labour market policies some two decades ago. Current provision has ... More


National Antiquities

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 6, ‘National Antiquities’, looks at the problems of origins and the representation of early societies in the historians' work. It points to the crucial role that myths of origins have ... More


Normative State Power in International Relations

Marjo Koivisto

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199652792
eISBN:
9780191745270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While the relationship between norms and the state is an omnipresent research theme in International Relations (IR), variants of international theory from classical liberalism to recent ... More


Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Hannele Forsberg and Teppo Kroger (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Children and families are at the heart of social work all over the world but, until now, Nordic perspectives have been rare in the body of English-language child welfare literature. Is there ... More


Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century

Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, and Olli Kangas (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847426604
eISBN:
9781447305583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426604.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Changing social equality through state policies was perhaps the greatest legacy of the twentieth century. The Nordic countries in particular have been able to raise living standards and curb ... More


 “Myself to Myself”: The Norse Odin and Divine Autosacrifice

Kimberley Christine Patton

in Religion of the Gods: Ritual, Paradox, and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195091069
eISBN:
9780199871568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091069.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter analyzes the self-immolation of the hanging god Odin, self-told in Norse skaldic poetry. It argues that whatever the reasons for Odin's ordeal—a reflexive sacrificial mystery which, like ... More


The Nordic Model of Gender Equality: The Welfare State, Patriarchy, and Unfinished Emancipation

Tuovi Allen

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Compared with their Western counterparts, societies of Scandinavian or Nordic origins have been more committed to achieving equality and justice and are thus perceived to be more progressive. ... More


Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Kari Melby, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, and Anna-Birte Ravn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gender equality is often seen as a hallmark of the Nordic countries. This book explores this notion by examining the meanings of gender that underpin policies in the Scandinavian welfare states, ... More


The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book seeks to explain and understand aspects of the firm in the Japanese economic system, and to explain the corporate success of Japan. The book is interdisciplinary, uses theoretical and ... More


Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kääpä (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Nordic Genre Film offers a transnational approach to studying contemporary genre production in Nordic cinema. It discusses a range of internationally renowned examples, from Nordic noir such as the ... More


Hölderlin in Homburg, 1798–1800

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Having left Frankfurt Friedrich Hölderlin moved to Homburg, three hours' walk away. He went there to be in the company of his friends, especially Isaak von Sinclair, and to stay near Susette Gontard. ... More


Aftermath, 1992 and 1993

DAVID MCKAY

in Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter mentions some of the potential anomalies in the European Monetary System (EMS). It also consists of brief case-studies of those countries most affected by the crises and concentrates on ... More


Good Governance Gone Bad: How Nordic Adaptability Leads to Excess

Darius Ornston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726101
eISBN:
9781501726118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726101.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The small, open economies of Nordic Europe are hailed as paragons of good governance, adapting flexibly to rapid, technological change and shifting patterns of economic competition. But they have ... More


Appointments to Public Administration in Norway: No Room for Political Parties?

Elin Haugsgjerd Allern

in Party Patronage and Party Government in European Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199599370
eISBN:
9780191741517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599370.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter systematically explores the issue of party patronage in Norway—a country where the role of parties, including partisanship, in connection with public appointments is traditionally ... More


The International Co-operative Alliance and the consumer co-operative movement in northern Europe, c. 1860-1939

Mary Hilson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100801
eISBN:
9781526135919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100801.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The consumer co-operative movement was one of the most important popular movements in inter-war Europe, but remains under-researched by historians in comparison to other social movements, especially ... More


Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden -are well known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn ... More


Nordic Capitalisms and Globalization: New Forms of Economic Organization and Welfare Institutions

Peer Hull Kristensen and Kari Lilja (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594535
eISBN:
9780191724909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594535.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This book is an original study of why and how Nordic countries by the turn of the century rated at the top on many socio-economic performance indexes. Why did they adapt to globalization and the ... More


Experiences from two financial crises in the Nordic welfare states: 1990–93 and 2008–10 compared

Pekka Kosonen

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/9781847428288.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the 2008 economic crisis in three small Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland and Sweden. It compares the responses in these countries during two periods of economic turbulence: ... More


The Nordic Development and Growth Models: The Riddle is Still There, but we May be a Little Wiser

Juhana Vartiainen

in Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660704
eISBN:
9780191748943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660704.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

The Nordic countries are often bundled together, as representatives of a ‘model’ which combines high living standards and an open market economy with social insurance and ambitious public services. ... More


Introduction: Nordic Genre Film and Institutional History

Tommy Gustafsson and Pietari Kääpä

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The demand for all areas of Nordic film and television culture outside the borders of the Nordic countries may come as no surprise. The popularity of television shows such as The Killing ... More


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