Frank Esser


Political communication in small states: Resilience and the Nordic model. What are the main characteristics and differences of political communication practices in the Nordic countries, how do these compare with political communication in other small European countries, and what role is played vis-à-vis the resilience of the Nordic model?

Non-elected political actors in the Nordic countries

From corporatism to lobbyism: What is the current situation in the Nordic countries? What is common and what is different? Has lobbyism become professionalised, and if so, how is this development expressed? Does technological development, i.e. social media, make a difference? What characterizes the rhetoric of lobbyists? And finally, what implications do the witnessed trends have for democracy and the resilience of the Nordic model?


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