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Northern Neighbours - Scotland and Norway since 1800

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very good condition b19 dl

BCC approved (with endorsements) "How is it that two broadly similar countries, neighbours with roughly equal populations and similar natural conditions, can follow two very different development paths? The authors of Northern Neighbours claim that 'politics matter'. In their comparative history of Scotland and Norway, key factors in each county's development are thrown into relief. The result is a convincing explanation for their divergence and a significant contribution to development theory in general." Matthew Hoffman, Cornell University "In this important book we can read another exciting attempt to examine through the comparative lens the modern histories of Norway and Scotland. A team of interdisciplinary experts drawn from both countries and elsewhere in the UK have been assembled to consider the radically different historical paths of two small nations and the social, political and economic consequences." Professor Sir Tom M. Devine A topical, comparative study of the economic, social and political development of Norway and Scotland Northern Neighbours explores the reasons for, and outcomes of, the social, political and economic divergence between Scotland and Norway over a period encompassing 500 years, in an engaging and comprehensive way. This accessible comparative study takes a closer look at the links between suffrage, property ownership and the process of democratisation and distribution of political power, land use and reform, the relative movement of populations, the process of industrialization, and rights of access. It offers a thorough analysis of the history of religion, education and finance in both countries, and explores the exploitation of their rich natural resources, and the resulting contrast in their fortunes. The authors also pose timely questions about the future of both countries; whether the economic and social disparities between the two can be addressed, and if the Nordic model could provide a basis for a realistic and effective development strategy for Scotland, were it to become an independent nation. John Bryden is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at the University of Aberdeen and researcher for the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) Ottar Brox is former research director of the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research Lesley Riddoch is a freelance journalist, commentator and broadcaster

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Author(s):
Bryden, john; Brox, Ottar; Riddoch, Lesley (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0748696202
ISBN-13:
9780748696208
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
Northern Neighbours - Scotland and Norway since 1800

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very good condition b19 dl

BCC approved (with endorsements) "How is it that two broadly similar countries, neighbours with roughly equal populations and similar natural conditions, can follow two very different development paths? The authors of Northern Neighbours claim that 'politics matter'. In their comparative history of Scotland and Norway, key factors in each county's development are thrown into relief. The result is a convincing explanation for their divergence and a significant contribution to development theory in general." Matthew Hoffman, Cornell University "In this important book we can read another exciting attempt to examine through the comparative lens the modern histories of Norway and Scotland. A team of interdisciplinary experts drawn from both countries and elsewhere in the UK have been assembled to consider the radically different historical paths of two small nations and the social, political and economic consequences." Professor Sir Tom M. Devine A topical, comparative study of the economic, social and political development of Norway and Scotland Northern Neighbours explores the reasons for, and outcomes of, the social, political and economic divergence between Scotland and Norway over a period encompassing 500 years, in an engaging and comprehensive way. This accessible comparative study takes a closer look at the links between suffrage, property ownership and the process of democratisation and distribution of political power, land use and reform, the relative movement of populations, the process of industrialization, and rights of access. It offers a thorough analysis of the history of religion, education and finance in both countries, and explores the exploitation of their rich natural resources, and the resulting contrast in their fortunes. The authors also pose timely questions about the future of both countries; whether the economic and social disparities between the two can be addressed, and if the Nordic model could provide a basis for a realistic and effective development strategy for Scotland, were it to become an independent nation. John Bryden is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at the University of Aberdeen and researcher for the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) Ottar Brox is former research director of the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research Lesley Riddoch is a freelance journalist, commentator and broadcaster

Author(s):
Bryden, john; Brox, Ottar; Riddoch, Lesley (editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0748696202
ISBN-13:
9780748696208
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
Northern Neighbours - Scotland and Norway since 1800

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