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Nordic Studies in a Global Context

About the Series

This new book series aims to open up more empirical, critical and reflective perspectives on the Nordic cultures, institutions, legal frameworks and "models" in a global and comparative context and to create a bridge between humanistic Nordic studies and the comparative and IR-oriented social sciences and law programmes. It looks to encourage methodologically driven and critical reflection on the nature, construction and use of Nordic traditions, models, institutions, laws, discourses and images.

The series welcomes submissions from a broad range of disciplines across the social sciences, law and humanities. Works can be located within a single discipline but should have some relevance beyond; contributions with a policy dimension are also welcome.

If you have an idea for a new book in Nordic Studies in a Global Context, please send a written proposal to the Series Editors:

Haldor Byrkjeflot Professor of Sociology, University of Oslo [email protected]

Eirinn Larsen, Professor of History, University of Oslo [email protected]  

Cathie Jo Martin Professor of Political Science at Boston University [email protected]

For guidance on how to structure your proposal, please visit:

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Associative Governance in Scandinavia Organizing Societies by “Combining Together”

Associative Governance in Scandinavia: Organizing Societies by “Combining Together”

1st Edition

Edited By Anker Brink Lund, Haldor Byrkjeflot, Søren Christensen
February 15, 2024

This edited volume explores a variety of aspects of associative governance, providing detailed case studies of associations and associational governance in Scandinavia. Theoretically developing a concept and approach of associative governance, the book sheds light on a dynamic way of perceiving ...

Nordic Experiences in Pan-nationalisms A Reappraisal and Comparison, 1840–1940

Nordic Experiences in Pan-nationalisms: A Reappraisal and Comparison, 1840–1940

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Hemstad, Peter Stadius
June 30, 2023

This book seeks to reassess and shed new light on pan-nationalisms in general and on Scandinavianism/Nordism in particular, by seeing them as possible futures and as interconnected ideas and practices across and beyond Europe. An actor- and practice-oriented approach is applied at the expense of ...

The Making and Circulation of Nordic Models, Ideas and Images

The Making and Circulation of Nordic Models, Ideas and Images

1st Edition

Edited By Haldor Byrkjeflot, Lars Mjøset, Mads Mordhorst, Klaus Petersen
May 31, 2023

This critical and empirically based volume examines the multiple existing Nordic models, providing analytically innovative attention to the multitude of circulating ideas, images and experiences referred to as "Nordic". It addresses related paradoxes as well as patterns of circulation, claims ...

Nordic Criminal Justice in a Global Context Practices and Promotion of Exceptionalism

Nordic Criminal Justice in a Global Context: Practices and Promotion of Exceptionalism

1st Edition

Edited By Mikkel Jarle Christensen, Kjersti Lohne, Magnus Hörnqvist
October 18, 2022

This book critically investigates Nordic criminal justice as a global role model. Not taking this role for granted, the chapters of the book analyze how Nordic approaches to criminal justice were folded into global contexts, and how patterns of promotion were built around perceptions that these ...

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