Nordic Europe's policy leadership

Scott, A 2010, 'Nordic Europe's policy leadership' in Alfonso Martinez Arranz, Natalie Doyle, & Pascaline Winand (ed.) New Europe, New World?, The European Union, Europe and the Challenges of the 21st Century, PIE-Peter Lang, Brussels, Belgium, pp. 111-126.


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Title Nordic Europe's policy leadership
Author(s) Scott, A
Year 2010
Title of book New Europe, New World?, The European Union, Europe and the Challenges of the 21st Century
Publisher PIE-Peter Lang
Place of publication Brussels, Belgium
Editor(s) Alfonso Martinez Arranz, Natalie Doyle, & Pascaline Winand
Start page 111
End page 126
Subjects Comparative Government and Politics
Public Policy
Summary The release of a pamphlet in 2005 extolling the merits of social democratic Sweden by the energetic Compass grouping in the British Labour party' came at an important time, given that Prime Minister Tony Blair would soon step down and the precise policy stance of his successor, Gordon Brown, was yet to be determined. The Compass grouping has since issued quality publications calling for a new approach to political economy;' and critically assessing the shortcomings of the Blair government in reducing inequality.' Various studies demonstrate the continuing extent of social policy provision and achievement in particular parts of continental Europe.5 These suggest that there is much that Anglo-Saxon "liberal market" economies can learn and borrow from the success of the northern European "social market" economies, particularly in tackling inequality.' The EU and many of its continental member countries, especially in Scandinavia or Nordic Europe, continue to pursue substantially different economic and social policies from the market liberalism which predominates in the English-speaking world. This chapter explores aspects of this policy distinctiveness, its context and its significance.
Copyright notice © P.l.E. PETER LANG S.A.
Keyword(s) Europe
Politics and Government
Public Policy
ISBN 9789052016047
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