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Gissurarson: What Explains Denmark’s Success?

The relative success of the Scandinavian countries is not because of the welfare state constructed by social democrats in mid-twentieth century, but rather because of the solid legal and social framework offered by the nation state, supported by a strong … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Nationalism, Good and Bad

A distinction can be made between nationalism good and bad, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, RNH Academic Director, submitted at a CEPOS summer school in Copenhagen 12 June 2022. Good nationalism recognises the nation as a ‘daily plebiscite’, in Ernest Renan’s … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Conservative Insights, Liberal Principles

In the spring of 1983, Friedrich von Hayek visited Oxford where a few students had recently founded the Hayek Society, for discussions about classical liberal principles. At a dinner on that occasion, Hayek gave a short speech where he expressed … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Nordic Solutions in Ukraine

The history of the Nordic nations shows that the conflict in Ukraine could be solved, RNH Academic Director, Professor Hannes H. Gissurarson, said in an interview by Magnus Thor Hafsteinsson at the radio station Utvarp Saga on 24 May. First, … Continue reading

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Gissurarson: Property Rights for Indigenous People

Indigenous People in the Arctic regions should not be treated like museum pieces; they wish to be regarded as nations, not as the keepers of national parks, RNH Academic Director Hannes H. Gissurarson said at a seminar on Arctic Policy, … Continue reading

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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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