Elites in an Egalitarian Society

Support for the Nordic Model

  • Trygve Gulbrandsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Trygve Gulbrandsen
    Pages 21-51
  3. Trygve Gulbrandsen
    Pages 53-78
  4. Trygve Gulbrandsen
    Pages 79-100
  5. Trygve Gulbrandsen
    Pages 137-158
  6. Trygve Gulbrandsen
    Pages 159-180
  7. Trygve Gulbrandsen
    Pages 181-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-207

About this book


Based on two unique survey studies of elites in Norway, this book examines whether elite attitudes towards central national issues have changed in the wake of international and national events and developments since 2000. The chapters examine elite integration and relations between elites and citizens in Norway as a means to discuss the continued viability of the Nordic welfare state model. This insight into how elites relate to central issues in Norwegian society and how they look upon citizens’ political interest and competence in general, will be of interest to academics within sociology and political science, as well as journalists and commentators and policy makers.


Scandinavia Welfare State Citizenship Market Liberalism employment

Authors and affiliations

  • Trygve Gulbrandsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Social ResearchOsloNorway

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