|Manchester University Press
|Textbook | Monograph
The approach is distinctive in being systematically thematic and comparative and the author draws on the current themes in political science literature to produce a book with considerable 'added value' over the run-of-the-mill textbook treatment.
There are six parts and thirteen chapters covering Scandinavia past and present; parties in developmental perspective; the Scandinavian party system model; the Nordic model of government; the Nordic welfare model; legislative-executive relations in the region; the changing security environment and the transition from Cold War 'security threats' to the 'security challenges' of today; and a concluding chapter looks at regional co-operation, Nordic involvement in the 'European project' and the Nordic states as 'moral superpowers'.
The book is aimed at students of Scandinavia, and also those wishing to view Scandinavian politics and policy-making in a wider comparative perspective.
David Arter holds the First Chair of Politics at the University of Aberdeen.
Part II: Parties in development perspective
Part III: Parties, voters and social change: w(h)ither the Scandinavian party system model?
Part IV: The Nordic model
Part V: Legislative–executive relations in the Nordic region
Part VI: The strategic security environment
|Countries / Regions
|Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Northern Europe, Norway, Sweden