M.A. Reading List - Area Studies: Politics

The Scandinavian Area Studies emphasis in the Master of Arts program in the Department of Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington is intended to allow the student to focus on a specific area emphasis in addition to the establishment of a level of competence and understanding in the central literature core of the Department's program. As with the graduate student's overall program, the M.A. reading list is ultimately the responsibility of the individual student and should be finalized in consultation with the student's advisory committee. The reading list consists of literature from the national literatures of Scandinavia and an area studies list in the student's specific area of emphasis: (l) Folklore and Mythology, (2) History or (3) Politics.

Area Studies Emphasis: Politics

Daunis Auers. Comparative politics and government of the Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 21st century. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. [e-book in UW Libraries]

Eric Einhorn and John Logue, Modern Welfare States. New York: Praeger, 1989.

Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Politics Against Markets. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Pertti Joenniemi, "Europe Changes: The Nordic System Remains?" Bulletin of Peace Proposals V. 41, #3, Summer 1987.

Peter J . Katzenstein, Small States in World Markets. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1985.

Lars Mjøset, "Nordic Economic Policies in the 1970s and 1980s," International Organization V.41, #3,
Summer 1987.

Jonas Pontusson, The Limits of Social Democracy. lthaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.

Bengt Sundelius, Committed Neutral. Boulder: Westview, 1989.

______________, Foreign Policies of Northern Europe. Boulder: Westview, 1982.

Peter Swenson, "Bringing Capital Back In, Or Social Democracy Reconsidered," World Politics, V . 43,
#4, July 1991.

Ole Weaver, "Nordic Nostalgia: Northern Europe After the Cold War," International Affairs, V. 68, # l,
January 1992.

After consultation with Advisory Committee, selected articles from the following journals:

  • Cooperation and Conflict
  • Internasjonal Politikk
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Scandinavian Political Studies