Finland's success : politics without resistance?

  • Heino Nyyssönen Profesor de las Universidades de Tampere y Jyväskylä, Finlandia


The purpose of this article is to study Finland`s relatively rapid economic success since the mid-1990s using a conceptual history approach and focusing particularly on neo-liberalist rhetoric. The thesis is that  neoliberalist policies were introduced, not in the typical political form but rather in order to maintain and save the welfare State. It also focuses on questions of lack of resistance and political debate. It is argued that a relatively moderate rethoric has its origins in Finnish history. In Finland, the State has represented something good for many citizens. Although at present the State is competitive, there are problems at the level of the welfare state, which has essentially slowed down since the economic depression of the 1990s.

Biografía del autor

Magíster y Doctor en ciencias políticas, Universidad de Jyväskylä. Finlandia;  conferenciante en centros académicos de Alemania, Chile, Irlanda, Japón y Polonia.
Palabras clave economic depression, network society, economic competitiveness, political resistance, conceptual history,
Cómo citar
Nyyssönen, H. (2008). Finland's success : politics without resistance?. Estudios Internacionales, 41(161), p. 35-51. doi:10.5354/0719-3769.2011.14257