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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPSE-CT-2002-00134

  • Start date

    1 March 2003

  • End date

    30 April 2006

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 690 668

  • EU contribution

    € 1 389 999

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

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'.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Address

Kloveniersburgwal, 48
1012 Ce Amsterdam

Netherlands

Participants (4)

GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY

Sweden

KARL-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANE

Switzerland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: HPSE-CT-2002-00134

  • Start date

    1 March 2003

  • End date

    30 April 2006

Funded under:

FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 690 668

  • EU contribution

    € 1 389 999

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands