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- proper n. A group of countries in northern Europe consisting of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and their associated territories Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Åland.
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In the Nordic countries “privatization” provoked strong negative reactions even when the term was used to refer to ordinary processes of adjustment between the public and the private sector, usually widely accepted Olsen, 1986b; Christensen, 1987; Kristensen, 1987a.
To examine how one set of Western democracies has responded to pressures for comprehensive reform, we consider some aspects of recent political history in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, particularly Norway Olsen, 1988b.1 The Nordic case may be of some general interest.