Synopses & Reviews
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 political parties and trade unions are being questioned. Instead, Scandinavians are turning towards single issue participation and "small democracy" in the workplace or in public sector service institutions. This book deals with the details of these processes and in particular how they have affected political participation, identity, and social polarization.
...this is a good and very useful book for anyone interested in the future of politics in small, social-democratic states... Choice
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-300) and index.
About the Author
Jørgen Goul Andersen
is Professor of Political Sociology, Aalborg University.
Jens Hoff is Associate Professor, the Institute of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.
Table of Contents
Part I: Political Participation and Citizenship
* Political Engagement *Electoral Participation * Political Parties * Participation in Voluntary Associations * Participation in Voluntary Associations * Participation in Trade Unions * Workplace Democracy in Scandinavia * User Participation in Scandinavia: the "third citizenship"? * Political Action and Political Distrust * Part II: Challenges to Citizenship
* Marginalization and Citizenship * Reluctant Europeans: The Scandinavians and the Challenge of the European Union * Immigrants, Refugees, and Citizenship in Scandinavia