Power, Communication, and Politics in the Nordic Countries

Eli Skogerbø
Øyvind Ihlen
Nete Nørgaard Kristensen
Lars Nord
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The Nordic countries are stable democracies with solid infrastructures for political dialogue and negotiations. However, both the “Nordic model” and Nordic media systems are under pressure as the conditions for political communication change – not least due to weakened political parties and the widespread use of digital communication media. 

In this anthology, the similarities and differences in political communication across the Nordic countries are studied. Traditional corporatist mechanisms in the Nordic countries are increasingly challenged by professionals such as lobbyists, a development that has consequences for the processes and forms of political communication. Populist polit­ical parties have increased their media presence and political influence, whereas the news media have lost readers, viewers, listeners, and advertisers. These developments influence societal power relations and restructure the ways in which political actors communicate about political issues. 

This book is a key reference for all who are interested in current trends and developments in the Nordic countries. The editors, Eli Skogerbø, Øyvind Ihlen, Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, and Lars Nord, have published extensively on political communication, and the authors are all scholars based in the Nordic countries with specialist knowledge in their fields.



Part One

Eli Skogerbø, Nete Nørgaard Kristensen, Lars Nord, & Øyvind Ihlen
Nete Nørgaard Kristensen & Mark Blach-Ørsten
Jón Gunnar Ólafsson & Valgerður Jóhannsdóttir
Kim Strandberg & Tom Carlson
Eli Skogerbø & Rune Karlsen
Lars Nord & Marie Grusell

Part Two

Sigurd Allern, Mark Blach-Ørsten, Anu Kantola, & Ester Pollack
Carl-Gustav Lindén, Lisbeth Morlandstø, & Gunnar Nygren
Nete Nørgaard Kristensen & Anna Roosvall
Øyvind Ihlen, Anne Skorkjær Binderkrantz, & PerOla Öberg
Tine Ustad Figenschou, Magnus Fredriksson, Kristoffer Kolltveit, & Josef Pallas
Audun Beyer, Erik Knudsen, Kim Andersen, & Adam Shehata
Jens E. Kjeldsen, Christian Kock, & Orla Vigsø
Lars Nord, Eli Skogerbø, & Nete Nørgaard Kristensen
Cover: Power, Communication, and Politics in the Nordic Countries


Pages: 396
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