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dc.contributor.authorChristensen, Tom
dc.contributor.authorJensen, Mads Dagnis
dc.contributor.authorKluth, Michael
dc.contributor.authorKristinsson, Gunnar Helgi
dc.contributor.authorLynggaard, Kennet
dc.contributor.authorLægreid, Per
dc.contributor.authorNiemikari, Risto
dc.contributor.authorPierre, Jon
dc.contributor.authorRaunio, Tapio
dc.contributor.authorAdolf Skúlason, Gústaf
dc.description.abstractGovernment responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in the Nordic states—Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden—exhibit similarities and differences. This article investigates the extent to which crisis policymaking diverges from normal policymaking within the Nordic countries and whether variations between the countries are associated with the role of expertise and the level of politicization. Government responses are analyzed in terms of governance arrangements and regulatory instruments. Findings demonstrate some deviation from normal policymaking within and considerable variation between the Nordic countries, as Denmark, Finland, and to some extent Norway exhibit similar patterns with hierarchical command and control governance arrangements, while Iceland, in some instances, resembles the case of Sweden, which has made use of network-based governance. The article shows that the higher the influence of experts, the more likely it is that the governance arrangement will be network-based.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleThe Nordic governments' responses to the Covid-19 pandemic: A comparative study of variation in governance arrangements and regulatory instrumentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalRegulation & Governanceen_US
dc.identifier.citationRegulation & Governance. 2022.en_US

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