A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Comparisons, Categories, and Labels : Investigating the North–South Dichotomy in Europe (2021)

Tervonen-Gonçalves, L., & Oinonen, E. (2021). Comparisons, Categories, and Labels : Investigating the North–South Dichotomy in Europe. Critical Policy Studies, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2021.2006072

JYU-tekijät tai -toimittajat

Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Tervonen-Gonçalves, Leena; Oinonen, Eriikka

Lehti tai sarja: Critical Policy Studies

ISSN: 1946-0171

eISSN: 1946-018X

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Volyymi: Early online

Kustantaja: Routledge, Taylor & Francis

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2021.2006072

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Ei avoin

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus:

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78877


The paper presents genealogy-oriented analysis of how the Nordic model gained its dominant characterization as modern, advanced and superior to other European welfare models while Southern European countries came to be labelled laggards in the welfare domain. To illuminate the relational nature of these, and all, comparisons, the analysis accentuates how researchers, politicians, and civil servants alike designate Nordic and Southern European states, their societies, and their welfare models. The empirical analysis focuses on scholarly writings about welfare-state comparisons (1986–2017) and on European Union documents addressing cohesion policies (1986–2021).

Analysis of the vocabulary and labelling illuminates how the Scandocentric and the South-related bias have been produced and reproduced.The analysis indicates that labels, once established, tend to get replicated without question and grow unquestionable in science and policy-making both. While reducing complexity and increasing predictability, this process simultaneously constrains alternative ways to interpret changing situations and alternative contexts.

YSO-asiasanat: hyvinvointivaltio; mallit (mallintaminen); vertailu; kansainvälinen vertailu; dikotomiat; diskurssianalyysi

Vapaat asiasanat: comparisons; labelling; welfare state modelling; dichotomies; Europe; policy discourse analysis

Liittyvät organisaatiot

OKM-raportointi: Ei, julkaisuprosessissa

Alustava JUFO-taso: 2

Viimeisin päivitys 2021-02-12 klo 13:19