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Title The Nordic varieties of capitalism / edited by Lars Mjøset
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, UK : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 420 pages) : illustrations
Series Comparative social research, 0195-6310 ; v. 28
Comparative social research ; volume 28
Contents Icelandic capitalism : from statism to neoliberalism and financial collapse / Stefán Ólafsson -- The Finnish model of economic and social policy : from Cold War primitive accumulation to generational conflicts? / Juhana Vartiainen -- From the edge of the abyss to bonanza, and beyond : Danish economy and economic policies 1980-2011 / Jørgen Goul Andersen -- The integration of the Norwegian oil economy in the world economy / Lars Mj̲øset, Ådne Cappelen -- 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 / Lennart Erixon -- Nordic collective agreements : a continuous institution in a changing economic environment / Juhana Vartiainen -- Nordic political economy after financial deregulation : banking crisis, economic experts, and the role of neoliberalism / Lars Mjøset
Summary "This is the only comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the political economy of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, 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 Icelands 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)"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Capitalism -- Scandinavia.
Economic development -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavian and Nordic Countries -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Mjøset, Lars, editor
ISBN 0857247786 (electronic book)
1283406330
9780857247780 (electronic book)
9781283406338