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Rationality and Social Engineering: Perspectives from Asia and Scandinavia
  • Carl E. Marklund, European University Institute
Asia and Scandinavia are seldom compared, yet both share the experience of massive state-driven social and economical reform during the 20th century. By looking at Chinese, Singaporean, and Swedish notions of “social engineering” from the Great Depression to the present recession, this lecture (series) attempts to outline some of the critical differences but also similarities between communist, neo-liberal, and social democratic modes of governance and how they have tended to merge over time. What are the perils and promises of social engineering today and how can Asian and Scandinavian experiences be brought to bear upon one and another?
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Carl E. Marklund. "Rationality and Social Engineering: Perspectives from Asia and Scandinavia" (2009)
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