A key element in the Scandinavian model is the “historic compromise” between business and labour, and the role of the state in supporting it. In this class we identify the different elements of this compromise and we look how it proved compatible with the structure and ideology of the trade union movement up until recent years. We then turn to recent developments asking whether this model is still relevant to understanding economic and labour market policy developments.
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