Introducing the Study of Nordic Cooperation

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Introducing the Study of Nordic Cooperation


  • Anne Elizabeth Stie Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Norway
  • Jarle Trondal Department of Political Science and Management, University of Agder, Norway / ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, Norway


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Abstract:  To rediscover Nordic cooperation this article develops a ‘conceptual grammar’ that provides general theoretical ‘images’ of cooperation that are systematically applied. Being supplementary analytical constructs, moreover, these images capture great variety and differentiation in Nordic cooperation. Next, this article provides a review of two sets of literature that are of particular relevance to this thematic issue. The first is a broader literature on European integration. The second is studies of Nordic cooperation. The article closes with an overview of the contributions to this thematic issue.

Keywords:  differentiation; disintegration; integration; Nordic cooperation; Nordic Council; Nordic Council of Ministers

Published:   3 November 2020


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v8i4.3726


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