Regional policy in Sweden and Norway - same, but different
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- NIBR rapport 
Sweden and Norway are apparently two relatively similar countries, which both have adopted the "Scandinavian Welfare State Model". This implies similarities within the field of regional policy. However, if we look more carefully, there are certain discrepancies in this field. The analyses compares the impacts of the narrow, peripheral oriented regional policy, as well as the broader sector policies where the regional dimension is an integrated, though seldom outspoken part. A major question is how Sweden's membership in the EU has changed the impacts of regional policy compared to Norway, which is not a member. It is indicated that this process seems to imply a widening gap between the two countries with regard to national regional policies.