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Gert Tinggaard Svendsen

Trust, Social Capital and the Scandinavian Welfare State: Explaining the Flight of the Bumblebee

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  • Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen, Institut for Miljø- og Erhvervsøkonomi, Center for Landdistriktsforskning, Danmark
  • Gert Tinggaard Svendsen
Denmark exemplifies the puzzle of socioeconomic success in Scandinavia. Populations are thriving despite the world’s highest levels of tax and generous social benefits. Denmark would appear to be a land of paradise for free-riders and those who want ‘money for nothing’. However, the national personality is characterized both by cooperation in everyday life and the numerous ‘hard-riders’ who make extraordinary contributions. Applying Bourdieuconomics, the authors focus on contemporary case studies to explain how social capital and trust are used to counteract free-riding and enable the flight of the Scandinavian welfare state ‘bumblebee’.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
ForlagEdward Elgar Publishing
Antal sider156
ISBN (Trykt)978 1 84844 064 7
StatusUdgivet - 2016

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