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Social democracy in northern Europe : its relevance for Australia

Scott, Andrew 2006, Social democracy in northern Europe : its relevance for Australia, Australian review of public affairs, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-17.

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Title Social democracy in northern Europe : its relevance for Australia
Author(s) Scott, Andrew
Journal name Australian review of public affairs
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Publisher School of Economics and Political Science, University of Sydney
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2006-10
ISSN 1832-1526
Summary Social democrats in English-speaking countries have frequently looked to Sweden and its neighbours as offering a policy model that combines economic prosperity with social equality. In recent decades this admiration has dissipated due to a sense that comprehensive welfare provision in the Nordic nations is in retreat and that policy options for small states have been reduced by ‘globalisation’. Yet there remains strong evidence of economic and social achievement in various northern European nations, maintained by policies which continue to be more recognisably social democratic than elsewhere. This article examines Australian policy interest in Scandinavia, especially the 1986 union mission that produced the report, Australia Reconstructed. The article situates that mission in the history of interest in the Swedish model in the wider English-speaking world, with the aim of exploring the extent to which social democracy in the north of Europe remains intact and relevant.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 160603 Comparative Government and Politics
Socio Economic Objective 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, School of Economics and Political Science, The University of Sydney
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