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Pohjoismainen aluehallinto ja sen uudistuspaineet

Nordregio Working Paper 2002:10

How do the Nordic countries approach the regional policy challenges currently facing them? And how are their governance structures and national policy responses influenced by the challenges arising from the economic, political and social restructuring brought about by internationalisation? This report, commissioned by the Finnish Association of Local and Regional Authorities, seeks to offer responses to these questions in light of the on-going policy debates in Finland. The main focus of this report is on Swedish and Norwegian regional policy, though other Nordic countries are also discussed in cases where their experiences are of relevance to the Finnish case. Short summaries in both English and Swedish are also included.