Shifting Knowledge Regimes: the Metamorphoses of Norwegian Reformism

  title={Shifting Knowledge Regimes: the Metamorphoses of Norwegian Reformism},
  author={Rune Slagstad},
  journal={Thesis Eleven},
  pages={65 - 83}
  • Rune Slagstad
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Political Science, History
  • Thesis Eleven
This article traces the metamorphoses of Norwegian reformism during the last two centuries. In the Norwegian system, the shifting political regimes have to a remarkable extent been accompanied by shifting knowledge discourses. Regardless of whether its ideological dress was liberalism or socialism, a central feature of Norwegian reformism has been its basis in different versions of social science: it has been a scientific reformism. The legal knowledge regime of the civil servants’ state was… 

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