POL S 519
Analyzes the political, economic, and historical development of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Finland from World War II to the present. Readings focus on domestic and foreign policies that distinguish these countries from other advanced industrial societies. Offered: jointly with SCAND 519.
Description. Modern Scandinavian Politics reviews the major approaches to the study of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland in the social science literature. Students are expected to take an active role in presenting course material and to write a final paper comparing and contrasting two Nordic political systems.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Texts. Required readings: Geyer, Ingebritsen and Moses, Globalization, Europeanization And The End of Scandinavian Social Democracy? Rothstein, Just Institutions Matter; Ingebritsen, The Nordic States And European Unity; Matthews and Valen, Parliamentary Representation; Kurzer, Markets And Moral Regulation; Katzenstein, Small States in World Markets; Tilton, The Political Theory of Swedish Social Democracy.
Class assignments and grading
Grading. Readings: 10 %; Final Paper: 90 % Total 100 %