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Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

concepts with a reflection on the significance of center-periphery dynamics in transnational intellectual relations. Building on our previous work on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual history of Finland and Scandinavia, 1 we proceed from

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). So far, however, two older and more institutionalized sub-regional schemes have proven to be more successful: the Benelux group (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) and the Nordic group (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway

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Past and Present

Matthew P. Romaniello

breadth of disciplines: history, anthropology, linguistics, and environmental studies, to name a few. It begins with a look at the contribution of Finnish ships and sailors to the Russian American Company’s efforts in the North Pacific by the eminent

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Claudia Mitchell

network,” Heta Mulari, in “Emotional Encounters and Young Feminine Choreographies in the Helsinki Metro,” investigates how they “make meaning” of these encounters. In a move from Finland to Scotland, Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro in “Farmers Don

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Margrit Pernau

established in many countries and languages, from Latin America to Korea, from Finland to South Africa. The History of Concepts Group (HCG), the parent organization of Contributions , was founded in 1998 and has hosted annual meetings since then. Concepta has

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Carlos López Galviz

station’s entrance, a curved façade, was the famous glass vase designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. An example of the vase is part of the exhibit, together with station drawings. Aalto submitted his design to the competition of the Paris world fair

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Kai Syng Tan

running after trucks as a leap to a new life, prezi.com/user/kaisyngtan. Commissioned as performance-lectures in the ANTI Festival (Kuopio, Finland), Exparte (Brick Lane Gallery, London), and Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Centre (U.K.). Image: Kai Syng

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Scandinavianism

Mapping the Rise of a New Concept

Ruth Hemstad

the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. Out of two composite states—Denmark-Norway and Sweden including Finland—four nation-states gradually emerged. 2 This profoundly changed political situation helped form the important geopolitical background for the

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Ism Concepts in Science and Politics

Jani Marjanen

contributions to the project of creating Scandinavian unity. Wiktor Marzec and Risto Turunen take a comparative view in studying Polish and Finnish political uses of the concept of socialism, thus highlighting how the ism facilitated translations of labels for

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Monica Reichenberg

Kingdom, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway. 1 Deregulation has granted teachers more autonomy in their decisions concerning textbook selection and use. 2 The arguments for deregulation have been that a strong state influence