Scandinavian Civil Society and Social Transformations

The Case of Norway

  • Bernard Enjolras
  • Kristin Strømsnes

Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Bernard Enjolras, Kristin Strømsnes
    Pages 1-24
  3. Ivar Eimhjellen, Kari Steen-Johnsen, Bjarte Folkestad, Guro Ødegård
    Pages 25-65
  4. Karl Henrik Sivesind, Daniel Arnesen, Trygve Gulbrandsen, Åsta Dyrnes Nordø, Bernard Enjolras
    Pages 67-116
  5. Per Selle, Kristin Strømsnes, Jill Loga
    Pages 117-163
  6. Bernard Enjolras, Kristin Strømsnes
    Pages 165-185
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-195

About this book


This book aims at presenting a conceptual apparatus and empirical analysis of the ways Nordic civil society is affected by social transformations by focusing on the Norwegian case. The Norwegian empirical focus allows identifying processes and factors of change that are relevant outside this context and enable us to understand, on a more general basis, the relationship between social transformations and transformations affecting the voluntary sector.

This book will make an original contribution to the field of comparative civil society studies both by increasing the available knowledge on the Nordic civil society model and by analyzing the societal transformations affecting civil society over time.


rapid societal changes affecting the voluntary sector public-policy environment of the voluntary sector Nordic model and comprehensive welfare state patterns of mobilization in social popular movements Norwegian institutional transformations in civil society

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Enjolras
    • 1
  • Kristin Strømsnes
    • 2
  1. 1.Institutt for Social ResearchOsloNorway
  2. 2.Department of Comparative PoliticsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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