The European Union and the Nordic Countries

Author: Lee Miles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134804059

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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The European Union and the Nordic Countries provides an authoritative assessment of the intricate relationship between the EU and the Nordic countries. The team of authors includes academics from the five main Nordic countries. The authors explore the ramification of wider Nordic EU membership for particular subject areas, such as economic and monetary union, social and environmental policy, agriculture, fisheries and foreign and security affairs. The authors argue that the impact of two more Nordic countries becoming EU members will prove positive. However, despite further Nordic accessions seeming inevitable, this will not be easy and will require major changes in public opinion in Norway and Iceland.

The Nordic Countries and the European Union

Still the other European community?

Author: Caroline Howard Grøn,Peter Nedergaard,Anders Wivel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317536606

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

View: 4892

In European policy-making, the Nordic countries are often viewed as a relatively coherent bloc; in international and European affairs the Nordic position has traditionally been conditioned on being different from and better than Europe. This book offers a coherent, original and systematic comparative analysis of the relationship between the Nordic countries and the European Union over the past two decades. It looks at the historical frame, institutions and policy areas, addressing both traditional EU areas such as agriculture and more nascent areas affecting the domestic and foreign policies of the Nordic countries. In doing so, it examines how the Nordic approach to European policy-making has developed and explains why the Nordic countries are similar in some respects while differing in others when engaging with EU institutions. In highlighting the similarities and differences between the Nordic countries it explores what lessons – positive and negative – may be drawn from this approach for the Nordic countries and other small states. This book will be of interest to scholars, students and practitioners engaged with the Nordic Countries, EU politics and policy-making, European politics and comparative politics.

The Nordic Countries and the European Security and Defence Policy

Author: Alyson J. K. Bailes,Gunilla Herolf,Bengt Sundelius

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199290840

Category: Political Science

Page: 427

View: 9362

A special feature of Europe's Nordic region is that only one of its states has joined both the European Union and NATO. Nordic countries also share a certain distrust of approaches to security that rely too much on force or that may disrupt the logic and liberties of civil society. Impacting on this environment, the EU's decision in 1999 to develop its own military capacities for crisis management - taken together with other ongoing shifts in Western security agendas and US-Europe relations - has created complex challenges for Nordic policy establishments. This multi-author volume combines the techniques of reporting and analysis, debate and reduction, to illuminate the consequences for the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The views expressed in it by Nordic and non-Nordic, younger and more established analysts reflect the political and intellectual ferment triggered in the Nordic region by these developments: in the process shedding light on defence and security challenges that matter deeply for Europe as a whole.

Nordic States and European Integration

Awkward Partners in the North?

Author: Malin Stegmann McCallion,Alex Brianson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319575627

Category: Political Science

Page: 143

View: 1255

This book provides the first lengthy study of awkward states/partners in regional integration. Is awkwardness a characteristic of states in many global regions, or is it reducible to the particular case of the United Kingdom in European integration? The authors assess how far the concept of ‘awkwardness’ can travel, and apply it to the cases of the Nordic States’ involvement in and with the European Union - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway. The renewed interest in the Nordic region is in part thanks to recent events in the on-going crisis of European integration, and particular its member states’ response to the refugee question, which appears to be undermining years of intra-regional solidarity even between the Nordic countries. The security dimension of the region further broadens the book’s readership beyond Nordic Politics specialists to IR scholars, as the Nordic countries share borders with Russia and are key players in the Baltic Sea Strategy seeking to involve Russia in looser forms of regional cooperation.

The Nordic countries and the EC

Author: Teija Tiilikainen,Ib Damgaard Petersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788787749541

Category: European Economic Community countries

Page: 203

View: 9140

Perspectives of Equality

Work, women and family in the Nordic Countries and EU

Author: Laura Kalliomaa-Puha

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289304764

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 4477

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European Integration and National Identity

The Challenge of the Nordic States

Author: Lene Hansen,Ole Waever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134599161

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 9141

The four Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway, have all held referenda on their relationship to the European Union in the 1990's. These referenda catalysed heated debates: should Finland and Sweden give up neutrality? Should Denmark follow the European Union's move towards higher degrees of integration? And, had there been enough change in Norway to reverse the rejection of European Community membership in 1972? These key questions about the future of European integration are addressed in this highly topical book by examining the crucial role played by national identity.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1501725777


Page: N.A

View: 6230

Beyond Westminster and Congress

The Nordic Experience

Author: Peter Esaiasson,Knut Heidar

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 9780814208397

Category: Political Science

Page: 506

View: 5451

In Beyond Westminster and Congress, thirteen scholars characterize parliamentary life and procedures in five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Although there are important institutional similarities among the five systems -- all have unicameral parliaments that share common roots in the political history of the region -- there are theoretically interesting differences among the five systems as well. These similarities and differences make the Nordic countries particularly interesting subjects for analysis. The book had its genesis at the Nordic Political Science Association Conference in Oslo in 1993, where several of the contributors met to discuss the possibility of coordinating parliamentary surveys already underway in some of the Nordic countries. The five-nation project Nordic Legislature and Legislators was started shortly thereafter, and members of the research group met on several occasions over the next few years to organize their research. The collaborative nature of this project makes it a particularly valuable contribution to our understanding of how parliaments work. The book begins by setting the Scandinavian parliaments in their historical and national settings. Part I analyzes political representation in the Nordic countries, focusing on the links between representatives and the represented. Part 2 analyzes parliamentary organization, the different roles of committees, parties, and leadership. In part 3, the analysis turns to parliamentary decision making, including the influence of interest groups and the executive. Finally, the authors consider relations between the national parliaments and the larger European setting, includingrepresentation in the European Parliament.

The Media Welfare State

Nordic Media in the Digital Era

Author: Ole J Mjøs,Trine Syvertsen,Hallvard Moe,Gunn S Enli

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047212031X

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 1517

The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era comprehensively addresses the central dynamics of the digitalization of the media industry in the Nordic countries—Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland—and the ways media organizations there are transforming to address the new digital environment. Taking a comparative approach, the authors provide an overview of media institutions, content, use, and policy throughout the region, focusing on the impact of information and communication technology/internet and digitalization on the Nordic media sector. Illustrating the shifting media landscape the authors draw on a wide range of cases, including developments in the press, television, the public service media institutions, and telecommunication.

Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star

The Nordic Countries, 1700-2000

Author: Mary Hilson,Silke Neunsinger,Iben Vyff

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785334972

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 8983

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labour movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as this volume demonstrates, narratives of the so-called "Nordic model" can obscure the fact that experiences of work and the fortunes of organized labour have varied widely throughout the region and across different historical periods. Together, the essays collected here represent an ambitious intervention in labour historiography and European history, exploring themes such as work, unions, politics and migration from the early modern period to the twenty-first century.

The Nordic Regions and the European Union

Author: Sören Zibrandt von Dosenrode-Lynge,Henrik Halkier

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 4014

The Nordic Regions and the European Union is an authoritative book on the influences of European integration on the regional level in the Nordic countries. It provides both factual insight into the Nordic regions and the Europeanization of the four Nordic countries, offering theoretical contributions to the theory of regionalism in a European context built on systematic comparison. the extent to which the regional level of governance has been influenced by the increasing importance of European integration across a range of policy areas. Part two presents in-depth studies of key aspects of the process of Europeanization in the Nordic regions, including cross-border co-operation, regional lobby activities in Brussels and regional policy as a field of activity in which multi-level governance has become particularly prominent.

Models of Capitalism in the European Union

Post-crisis Perspectives

Author: Beáta Farkas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137600578

Category: Political Science

Page: 541

View: 6293

This book uses comparative economic analysis to provide a common conceptual framework for all current European Union member states. Based on empirical investigation, the author identifies the Nordic, North-western, Mediterranean, and Central and Eastern models of capitalism on the threshold of the 2008 global financial and economic crisis. The chapters also examine the resulting institutional responses to the crisis and the methods of crisis management adopted by each member state. The analysis reveals that the crisis has not triggered radical institutional change but, instead, highlighted deep institutional differences not between the old and new member states, but between the Nordic, North-western, Mediterranean, and Central and Eastern European countries. These institutional differences are so significant that they require the rethinking of European integration theory. Models of Capitalism in the European Union serves as a useful handbook for academics, advanced students, policy-makers and advisors who are interested in European economic issues.

A Modern Nordic Saga : Politics, Economy and Society

Author: Ryszard M. Czarny

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319423630

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 7750

This book focuses on the Nordic countries through a European perspective and wishes to draw attention to their place in the new world order. The volume emphasizes the specificity of their cooperation within the region itself as well as within the European Union, and stresses the importance of the Nordic region as an area of possibilities and tangible chances resulting from the challenges of globalization. The social, cultural, political and economic dimensions of these countries are characterized by cooperation among states, their collaboration with other regional organizations and within international projects, as well as exchange of viewpoints on the specificity of the current Norden issues. The cooperation of the Nordic countries and their inhabitants as well as migrations between the Scandinavian states have been a trademark of the common and shared history of Norden.

The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics

Author: Peter Nedergaard,Anders Wivel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135133252X

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 7125

The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics is a comprehensive overview of Scandinavian politics provided by leading experts in the field and covering the polity, the politics and the policy of Scandinavia. Coherently structured with a multi-level thematic approach, it explains and details Scandinavian politics today through a series of cutting-edge chapters. It will be a key reference point both for advanced-level students developing knowledge about the subject, as well as researchers producing new material in the area and beyond. It brings geographical scope and depth, with comparative chapters contributed by experts across the region. Methodologically and theoretically pluralistic, the handbook is in itself a reflection of the field of political science in Scandinavia and the diversity of the issues covered in the volume. The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics will be an essential reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners interested and working in the fields of Scandinavian politics, European politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Food Redistribution in the Nordic Region

Experiences and results from a pilot study

Author: Ole Jørgen Hanssen,Per Ekegren,Irmelin Gram-Hanssen,Pirjo Korpela,Nanna Langevad-Clifforth,Kristin Skov-Olsen,Kirsi Silvennoinen,Malin Stare,Åsa Stenmarck,Erik Svanes

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9289338571


Page: 103

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This report has a focus on waste prevention through redistribution of food to low-income people via charity organisations. Food redistribution can go via national food banks and via direct redistribution, often on a local level. Food banks redistributed about 1,5 mill meals in 2013, and local charity organisations probably 2–3 times more. The regulatory framework for food redistribution is described and discussed. The demand of and potential for redistribution is probably much higher than at present, and the reports points out strategies and measures for how food banks can contribute to secure and further develop. The report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers’ overall green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth” – read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way.”

Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States

Comparing Care Policies and Practice

Author: Eydal, Guðný Björk,Rostgaard, Tine

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447310489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 424

View: 1136

In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, the UK and the US demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in Nordic countries through family and social policies, and how these shape and influence the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods.

The Nordic Voter

Myths of Exceptionalism

Author: Åsa Bengtsson,Kasper Hansen,Ólafur Þ Harõarson,Hanne Marthe Narud,Henrik Oscarsson

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 190730150X

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2333

The Nordic Voter is the first book-length comparative analysis of voting behaviour in the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. Leading scholars from national election studies teams present a detailed account of voter turnout, party identification, satisfaction with democracy, preferential voting, government support and party choice. The five-nation study is based on a comparative data set prepared uniquely for this book that allows for comprehensive analysis of the diversity in voting behaviour in the Nordic countries, as well as discrepancies between Nordic and non‑Nordic countries. The book counters the widespread tendency for comparative analyses to lump Nordic countries together. Its general claim, substantiated by a unique and extensive empirical analysis of voter behaviour, is that the differences between the Nordic countries are in fact so large – in terms of institutional settings and micro-level voting behaviour – that there is no justification for making general claims about a typical ‘Nordic voter’. The authors challenge presumptions about ‘remarkable similarities’ between Nordic voters, revealing numerous examples of remarkable dissimilarities between voters in the Nordic countries.

Which Europe?

The Politics of Differentiated Integration

Author: K. Dyson,A. Sepos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230289525

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 9146

The Euro Area, the Schengen Area, and Airbus - the 'Anglosphere', the Franco-German 'motor' and Nordic cooperation – each illustrates how differentiation has become a pervasive feature of European integration. Which Europe? offers an authoritative and comprehensive examination of differentiated integration in its functional and its territorial aspects. It focuses on its implications for both the practice and the theory of European integration. Is it strengthening or weakening the EU and its Member States? Are territorial identities being undermined or strengthened? Are new theories of integration required? In particular, this book looks at the relationship between the growth in use of differentiated integration and the widening of European Union membership, the broadening in its policy scope, and the deepening in integration.