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By Noralv Veggeland

Following the conventional Scandinavian welfare kingdom version, the Nordic/Scandinavian version has lately develop into renowned as a easy suggestion for shaping destiny ways to eu social politics. hard the Anglo-Saxon model(s) and the Continental model(s), the Nordic/Scandinavian version is thought of as a compromise among the 2. within the context of this version, this enticing and complete booklet offers a comparative dialogue of the pursuit of innovation within the public quarter. the writer offers vast examples from modern moving regulatory environments in Scandinavia and argues that the significance of the Nordic/Scandinavian version direction is because of its emphasis on social equality and energetic labour marketplace coverage. excessive public welfare costs and heavy tax burden are compensated by means of excessive paintings productiveness, low unemployment, versatile labour marketplace, and inspiring subsidiarity rules. the end result is 'flexicurity' which exhibits that the versatile labour market's mode of functioning relies, according to se, at the carrying on with life of common social safeguard and public neighbourhood prone. a desirable learn for college kids and students of public coverage and ecu and Scandinavian experiences, this publication can be of curiosity to civil servants and policymakers internationally.

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1. At the same time, there has also been an increase in inequality (Pierson 2001a). Employed workers tend to cling to their workplace despite bad working conditions because their security is linked to their employer (Iversen 2005). Labor market flexibility is in the Anglo-Saxon framework linked to job insecurity, poor working conditions, high employment and low mobility. The Continental and Nordic definition of labor market flexibility weighs varying elements. Of course, these traditions deviate in certain ways.

Sustainability is often linked to the sustainability of the physical environment and this in itself is an important policy issue, but this concept has expanded its original meaning and now implies policy coherence as well. It means to bring together the goals of economic growth, social cohesion and protection of the environment and merge them into one approach. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This also concerns Norway as a member of the EEA. The EU is called a ‘regulatory authority’ (Majone 1997).

It was difficult at the time to imagine that the balance in economic circulation would once again reach critical dimensions comparable to those of the inter-war Great Depression era. The English economist Andrew Shonfield, in a large work from 1969 called Modern Capitalism, argued from a Keynesian perspective and wrote the following: ‘The central thesis of this book is that there is no reason to suppose that the patterns of the past, which have been ingeniously unravelled by historians of trade cycles, will reassert themselves in the future’ (Shonfield 1969: 62).

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