Skip to main content

A framework for socio-economic development in Europe: the consensual political cultures of the small West European states in comparative and historical perspective

Objective

Addressing Research Themes 1 and, to a lesser degree, 3 the project would comparatively and historically analyze the consensual patterns of social and political interaction and the connected relatively large communication capacity. These patterns are the cultural framework of the effective corporatism and base On this of the successful socio-economic development in Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. In an era of global economic challenges and social change these countries are praised for generally maintaining a combination of a relatively high employment rate, a comparatively low level of material inequality and a still generous system of social welfare. The overarching questing of the proposal is whether this framework could be an option for other European countries and whether it could contribute to a truly European 'social model'.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Address
Kloveniersburgwal, 48
1012 CE Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (4)

GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Sprangkullsgatan 19
40530 Goeteborg
KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Elisabethstrasse, 27
8010 Graz
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Linneesgade 22
1361 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANE
Switzerland
Address
Bfsh 2
1015 Lausanne