Scandinavia and the European Union: pragmatic functionalism reconsidered

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This chapter compares the European policies of the Nordic countries. The authors identify the similarities and differences in Nordic approaches to the EU and argue that Nordic policies towards the EU can be explained in terms of pragmatic functionalism seeking to protect the welfare state.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics
EditorsPeter Nedergaard, Anders Wivel
Place of PublicationLondon; N.Y.
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print) 9781138905856
ISBN (Electronic) 9781317443780 , 978 1 315 695716
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesRoutledge International Handbooks

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - European Union - Scandinavia, Scandinavian politics, The Nordic countries and the EU, European Union Member States, Small state strategy

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