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By Jóhann Páll Árnason,Björn Wittrock

Within the turning out to be awareness to the various kinds and trajectories of recent societies, the Nordic international locations are actually broadly obvious as a particular and instructive case. whereas discussions have concentrated at the 'Nordic version' of the welfare nation and its checklist of edition to the altering international setting of the past due 20th century, this volume's concentration is going past those issues. The guideline here's long term historical-sociological standpoint is required to make experience of the Nordic paths to modernity; in their major yet now not whole convergence in styles, which for it slow have been perceived as points of a version to be emulated in different settings; and of the explicit positive factors that also set the 5 nations in query (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) except each other. The members discover transformative approaches, certainly the swap from an absolutistmilitary kingdom to a democratic one with its welfarist part, in addition to the the most important studies that may have major implications on destiny developments.

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