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The nordic model of welfare.

A historical reappraisal

Niels Finn Christiansen, Klaus Petersen, Nils Edling og Per Haave

Museum Tusculanum 2006. 432 s. ISBN 8763503417
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In international welfare state scholarship and political discourse the Nordic Model has become a standard concept. But how precise is the concept and to what extent do the five Nordic countries fit into this overall pattern? In this book a group of Nordic historians trace the historical origins and developments of welfare in the five Nordic countries. The aim of this book is to modify the standard concept by emphasizing both the common features and the variations between them. As a work hypothesis the authors regard “Norden” as a model with five exceptions.
The articles in this book are all written by historians who have worked within the framework of a Nordic research project operating under the title The Nordic Welfare-Model – a Historical reappraisal.

The editors
Niels Finn Christiansen, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen.
Nils Edling, Research Fellow, Department of History, Stockholm University.
Per Haave, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Oslo.
Klaus Petersen, Associate Professor, Department of History & Civilization, University of Southern Denmark.