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The book is primarily a description of a set of political events and structures in Scandinavia coherently presented around the question of political consensus. This book fills a significant gap in instructional materials on Western Europe and orients scholars to a rich body of data and studies on the Nordic democracies. How much do the Scandinavian states have in common politically? That is the central question in this review of current political developments in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In particular, is it possible to characterize these countries as being a distinct group of consensual democracies within the mainstream of western Europe? A definition of consensual democracy is proposed as a theme against which patterns of domestic and international policy-making in the region are examined, in order to locate distinguishing elements within its political landscape. These are viewed against the perspectives of the historical structuring of the mass politics; the pattern of social cleavages and partisan conflict since the World War II; and the major political institutions of the nation states. The study concludes, that after a turbulent period in the 1970s, new patterns of consensus and conflict are emerging in the 1980s. The book is aimed at specialists and students of European politics.
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Book Description Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0631159851I5N00
Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1988. Condition: Good. Rev Upd Su. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP63771819
Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1988. Condition: Good. Rev Upd Su. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP89920433
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1987. Paperback. Condition: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0002396228
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 1987. Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Seller Inventory # 3602660
Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1988. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0631159851