Skip to main content
Department of Culture and Language

Neoliberalism in the Nordics: developing an absent theme

The research programme “Neoliberalism in the Nordics: developing an absent theme” intends to develop an understanding of neoliberalism in the Nordic welfare states, and specifically, of the role of the welfare state and a set of political alliances surrounding and including social democracy, not merely as the targets of neoliberal critique but as the vehicles of a specific Nordic variant of neoliberalism.

The programme leader is Jenny Andersson, Department of Science and History of Ideas, Uppsala University, and it incorporates researchers from 8 Nordic universities for a period of six years.

For more about the programme, please visit