Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 July 2006

304 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719070471

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Democracy in Scandinavia

Consensual, majoritarian or mixed?

David Arter

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Today MUP

  • This book is about the distinctive features of Scandinavian democracy, the state of Scandinavian democracy and the classification of the Scandinavian democracies
  • Breaks new ground in challenging the established status of the Scandinavian countries as 'consensus model democracies'
  • Poses three questions: what are the distinctive features of the five Scandinavian political systems when compared with the Westminster model of democracy? how well does the evidence from recent commissions suggest that Scandinavian democracy is working in practice? Is Scandinavian democracy consensual, majoritarian or mixed?
  • The book will serve as a textbook for courses on Scandinavian politics and legislative studies and will provide essential reading for those interested in comparative politics, legislative studies and policy-making in the smaller European democracies
  • A perfect companion volume to Scandinavian Politics Today

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