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The End of Norwegian Egalitarianism?

Limits and challenges to a cherished idea
Norwegian egalitarianism refers to the social, political, and cultural practices that promote equality, autonomy, and social justice in Norwegian society. This edited book critically explores the contradictions and paradoxes that challenge the notion of contemporary Norway as an egalitarian society. Through different vantage points, the chapters in this book address how Norwegian egalitarianism is both reproduced and undermined through different practices and institutions in Norwegian society. As such, the book explores the impact of key societal processes, such as globalization, liberalization, and immigration, and argue that Norwegian egalitarianism must be treated as a changing cultural and political phenomenon informed by both normative ideals and political realities. The book aims to encourage new debates about Norwegian egalitarianism, including its trajectories and usefulness as a concept for analyzing change and continuity in Norwegian society.

Detailed information

  • Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788215059822
  • Publication date: 29.09.2023
  • Book group: 214

Astri Dankertsen

Astri Dankertsen is a Professor in Sociology at Nord University, Norway. She is one of the editors and authors of the book An Urban Future for Sápmi? Indigenous Urbanization in the Nordic States and Russia.
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Christian Lo

Christian Lo is an Associate Professor at Nord University and Senior Researcher at the Nordland Research Institute. Lo has recently published the book When Politics Meets Bureaucracy: Rules, Norms, Conformity and Cheating.
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