Democracy and Citizenship in Scandinavia

  • Jørgen Goul Andersen
  • Jens Hoff

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 1-12
  3. Political Participation and Citizenship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 15-30
    3. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 31-46
    4. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 47-76
    5. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 77-92
    6. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 93-113
    7. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 114-134
    8. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 135-163
    9. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 164-184
  4. Challenges to Citizenship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 187-203
    3. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 227-249
    4. Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jens Hoff
      Pages 250-262
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-308

About this book

Introduction

Major changes in citizenship and democracy have taken place in Scandinavia within the last two decades. Participation in conventional forms of politics has declined markedly, and the ability of institutions such as political parties and trade unions to deliver social mobility is being eroded. Instead, Scandinavians are turning towards single issue participation and 'small democracy' in the workplace or in public sector service institutions. The scenario is that of a 'spectator democracy' with engaged and conscious spectators who lack the long-term political commitment to engage actively in 'big democracy'. Also, Scandinavian citizenship is challenged by structural unemployment, EU membership, and immigration. This book deals with the details of these processes and in particular how they have affected political participation, identity and social polarization.

Keywords

democracy Electoral European Union European Union (EU) mobility

Authors and affiliations

  • Jørgen Goul Andersen
    • 1
  • Jens Hoff
    • 2
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230507968
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39931-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50796-8
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