‘The Materialist/Post-materialist Value Dimension as a Party Cleavage in the Nordic Countries’ publisert i West European Politics 13,2,1990: 258-274.
This paper is also published as chapter 24 (pp.521-536) in Ferdinand Müller-Rommel & Thomas Poguntke (eds.): New Politics. The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government. Aldershot: Dartmouth. 1995
This article takes Ronald Inglehart's theory of new politics as a point of depature for examining the role of materialist and post-materialist values as a party cleavage in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). The first part of the article focuses upon the crucial issues and events that have contributed to the rise of the MPM-dimension in the Nordic setting. The political parties which articulate post-materialist values are dealt with in particular.