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The Other European Community: Integration and Cooperation in Nordic Europe
The Other European Community: Integration and Cooperation in Nordic Europe
By Barry Turner
St. Martin's, 1982, 307 pp
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A breezy and suggestive account of recent developments in the five Nordic countries, tying together particular political events with general trends in the entire area. The book emphasizes the long history of social democracy and the recent retreat from it, and stresses elements of cooperation among the five, as well as the beginnings of new goals-here called "cultural democracy." There is the strong hope that the North, with its resources-human and material-and its traditions, will remain a social laboratory-the more desirable as "a long period of recession seems to have stultified the Western political imagination."