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Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

The Nordic Route to Development

  • Lars Mjøset


Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development
  • 9781782544661


Edward Elgar Publishing
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Publiseringsår: 2016
Sider: 533 - 569
  • 9781782544661





Politiske systemer • Økonomisk sosiologi

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Sosiologi
- Fagområde: Samfunnsvitenskap

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The Nordic Route to Development


This chapter studies the emergence and co-evolution of the institutions that today define the Nordic models of socio-economic development. It distinguishes three areas of institutional development: competence, social protection and social partnership institutions – tracing complementarities both inside of and between these areas. The origins of the various institutions are related to a periodization that combines economic and geopolitical factors: techno-economic paradigms, hegemony and international regimes, as well as the nature of the national political systems (non-democracy to first turbulent, then routinized democracy). Nordic liberal capitalism before 1870 develops through two periods of agrarian capitalism driven by interaction between elite institutional designs and social mobilization (religious and peasant movements). Nordic corporate capitalism between 1870 and 1940 develops through a period of paternalist labour relations with restrictions on democracy and on to a period of turbulent mass politics in the interwar years. This dynamic was primarily driven by the interaction between the state, corporate leadership and the labour movement. Institutional developments are traced through each period, and the degree of institutional complementary between an increasing number of institutions are evaluated. The final section analyses the strong institutional complementarities – with both international and national elements – through the early post-war period 1945-75. Throughout the analysis, contrasting patterns of development are highlighted. In particular, two types of Nordic development are found during the period of corporate capitalism: Denmark, Norway and Sweden develop relatively consensual models of development, while Finland and Iceland pursue more conflict-prone models marked by devaluation cycles. If a general concept of a “Nordic model” is to be defined, it must be built on this kind of analysis of national specificities.


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Lars Mjøset

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi ved Universitetet i Oslo
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