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 about the exceptionality of Nordic models, and the diffusion and impact of Nordic experiences and ideas. Providing original case studies, the book further examines how the Nordic models have been constructed, transformed and circulated in time and in space. It investigates the actors and channels that have been involved in circulating models: journalists and media, bureaucrats and policy-makers, international organizations, national politicians and institutions, scholars, public diplomats and analyses where and why models have travelled. Finally, the book shows that Nordic models, perspectives, or ideas do not always originate in the Nordic region, nor do they always develop as deliberate efforts to promote Nordic interests.

This book will be of key interest to Nordic and Scandinavian studies, European studies, and more broadly to history, sociology, political science, marketing, social policy, organizational theory and public management.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter 1|10 pages

The making and circulation of Nordic models

An introduction
ByHaldor Byrkjeflot, Mads Mordhorst, Klaus Petersen
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part 1|132 pages

The Nordic model as socio-economic and political construct

chapter 2|21 pages

Images of the Nordic welfare model

Historical layers and ambiguities
ByPauli Kettunen, Klaus Petersen
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chapter 3|28 pages

Social science, humanities, and the ‘Nordic model’ 1

ByLars Mjøset
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chapter 4|21 pages

The utopian trap

Between contested Swedish models and benign Nordic branding 1
ByCarl Marklund
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chapter 5|19 pages

Tracing the Nordic model

French creations, Swedish appropriations, and Nordic articulations 1
ByAndreas Mørkved Hellenes
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chapter 6|22 pages

Adapting the Swedish model

PSOE-SAP relations during the Spanish transition to democracy
ByAlan Granadino, Peter Stadius
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chapter 7|19 pages

The ‘Nordic model’ in international development aid

Explanation, experience and export
BySunniva Engh
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part 2|135 pages

Nordic models in specific spheres

chapter 8|20 pages

‘A cross between Batman and a public ear’

How the United States transformed the ombudsman
ByByron Z. Rom-Jensen
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chapter 9|27 pages

Branding the Nordic model of prostitution policy

ByMalcolm Langford, May-Len Skilbrei
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chapter 10|17 pages

The making and circulation of corporate quotas

ByMari Teigen
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chapter 12|22 pages

From innovation to impact

Translating New Nordic Cuisine into a Nordic food model 1
BySilviya Svejenova, Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen, Haldor Byrkjeflot
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chapter 13|20 pages

The creation of a regional brand

Scandinavian Design
ByMads Mordhorst
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chapter 14|7 pages

Conclusion and perspectives

ByHaldor Byrkjeflot, Mads Mordhorst, Klaus Petersen
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