Parties, Governments And Voters In Finland: Politics Under Fundamental Societal Transformation

byLauri Karvonen

Paperback | November 1, 2014

Parties, Governments And Voters In Finland: Politics Under Fundamental Societal Transformation by Lauri Karvonen
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Finland's modern, technologically advanced welfare state is, in fact, a fairly recent creation, because the social changes that led to it occurred in Finland much later than elsewhere in the West. Once underway, however, such changes took place with unprecedented speed. This book is the story of what happens to parties, governments and voters when the fundamental features that conditioned party formation and voter alignments undergo rapid change. It is this that makes the Finnish case interesting and, as far as possible, this book examines Finland in a comparative perspective. Karvonen's study is based on a wealth of new primary evidence. It demonstrates that Finland is indeed a special case in certain respects, especially when it comes to the attenuation of ideological rivalry and the recurrent waves of populist protest.
Lauri Karvonen is Professor of Political Science at Åbo Akademi, Finland, and Director of Democracy: A Citizen Perspective (D:CE, a Centre of Excellence in Research on Democracy). His previous books include Fragmentation and Consensus (1993) and Party Systems and Voter Alignments Revisited(2001). He has published articles in journals s...
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Title:Parties, Governments And Voters In Finland: Politics Under Fundamental Societal TransformationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:140 pages, 8.75 X 6.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:140 pages, 8.75 X 6.25 X 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2014Publisher:ECPR PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910259330

ISBN - 13:9781910259337

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