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Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway since 1800

John Bryden, Ottar Brox, and Lesley Riddoch


This book, which has a Preface by Scotland’s leading historian, Sir Tom Devine, is a comparative study of the economic, social and political development of Norway and Scotland, mainly since about 1800. The authors are from Scotland, Norway, Denmark, England and Finland. It starts with an overview of the histories of the two countries, which were closely intertwined between the 8th and 17th Centuries, and the economic, social and political relationships between them. It includes specific chapters dealing with the comparative development of political institutions and democracy, agriculture and l ... More

Keywords: Scotland, Norway, Comparative Development, Political Institutions, Welfare Model, Land Ownership, Clearances, Industrial Development, Coal, Hydro-Electric Power, Oil and Gas, Education, Outdoor Recreation, Money and Banking, Local Government, Independence, Union, Religion, the World Wars, development theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696208
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Bryden, editor
University of Aberdeen

Ottar Brox, editor
Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research

Lesley Riddoch, editor

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