Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star

Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star : The Nordic Countries, 1700-2000

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Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labour movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as this volume demonstrates, narratives of the so-called "Nordic model" can obscure the fact that experiences of work and the fortunes of organized labour have varied widely throughout the region and across different historical periods. Together, the essays collected here represent an ambitious intervention in labour historiography and European history, exploring themes such as work, unions, politics and migration from the early modern period to the twenty-first century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18.29mm | 467.2g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 11 illustrations, 1 map, 3 tables
  • 1789200814
  • 9781789200812

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"Enhanced with the inclusion of illustrations, tables, maps, and a seven-page index, [this volume consisting of] thirteen erudite and informative articles by experts in the field of labor and trade unionism is very highly recommended for college and university library International Studies in Social History collections in general, and European Labor and Trade Unionism History supplemental studies reading lists in particular." Midwest Book Review
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About Mary Hilson

Mary Hilson is Professor of History at Aarhus University, Denmark.Silke Neunsinger is Associate Professor in Economic History and Director of Research at the Swedish Labor Movement Archives and Library.Iben Vyff is Head of Communication at Elsinore Museums, Denmark.
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