Dynamic Finland — The Political System and the Welfare State

Pesonen, Pertti; Riihinen, Olavi
Title: Dynamic Finland — The Political System and the Welfare State
Authors: Pesonen, Pertti (Author)
Riihinen, Olavi (Author)
Product number: 9789517464260
Product form: Paperback
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Price: 45,00 € (40,91 € vat 0 %)

Publ. product code: 1322337
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica Historica 3
Edition: 2002
Publication year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 323
Product family: History
Studia Fennica Historica
Books in English
Finnish library classification: 32.182 Suomen poliittinen järjestelmä ja sisäpolitiikka
Key words: Society, politics, Administation, Welfare State, Social politics
Finland celebrated its 85th year of independence in 2002. It is one of the thirteen countries of the world that have preserved their democracy uninterrupted since the First World War.

Despite its modest origins and difficult wartime experiences, this dynamic country is now a world leader in many spheres. In 2001 it was named the world's most technologically advanced and also the least corrupt country.

Other studies have shown it to have one of the three most competitive economies, the best environmental sustainability, and the second most equal society.

Such rapid development has increased the need for information about Finland and what can be learned from its unique experience. This book offers an introduction to the country today, focusing on the most recent research into its politics, policies, and society, viewed in a comparative context.

Dynamic Finland has been written for a general audience by two eminent scholars.