Social democracy – a Scandinavian mystery?

Perceptions of Scandinavia at the moment are governed by its seemingly endless production line of quality crime fiction and drama – the likes of Wallander, The Killing and the ubiquitious Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise, not to mention the terrifying work...

Whatever happened to postmodernism?

By the 1990s, even historians were finding it difficult to ignore the potential implications of what was variously described as postmodernism, post-structuralism, or the linguistic or cultural turn. Theory, so often seen as dangerously continental, even succeeded in...

Common Sense?

In her new book, Common Sense: A Political History (see here for in-depth review and author’s response), Sophia Rosenfeld points out the diverse ways common sense has been used throughout history as well as what it actually stands for. The novelty of her...