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Gissurarson: the Nordic Conservative-Liberal Tradition

While American and European leftwingers often single out Sweden and the other Nordic countries as examples of successful socialism, in fact there is a strong conservative-liberal tradition there, embodied in institutions and articulated by able and persuasive thinkers, RNH Academic … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Liberty Made Inspiring Again

Liberty has to be made inspiring again, seen as an intellectual adventure, recognised as a precondition for innovation and entrepreneurship, RNH Academic Director, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, said at a seminar on 13 May 2022 organised by the Faculty of … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Make Trade, Not War

Small states may be feasible and in many cases more efficient and desirable than larger political units, but they are vulnerable, as the recent Russian attack on Ukraine showed, RNH Academic Director, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson argued at a seminar … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Catholicism and Liberalism Compatible

Catholicism and classical liberalism are quite compatible, RNH Academic Director, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, argued on 11 May 2022 at a seminar in Zagreb, organised by the Zagreb School of Economics and Management and the Austrian Economics Center. He recalled … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Small States Feasible, Efficient, and Desirable

Paradoxically, economic integration facilitates political disintegration, RNH Academic Director, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, argued at a seminar on 10 May 2022 in Ljubljana, organised by the Faculty of Economics and Business at the Catholic Institute in Ljubljana and the Austrian … Continue reading

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Snorri Sturluson’s Political Theory

It is nothing new that Icelandic chronicler and poet Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241) is seen as a critic of royal power, RNH Academic Director Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson pointed out in a talk on 19 April 2022 about Snorri’s political theory … Continue reading

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