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Grendstad, Gunnar 1960-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 60 publications in 2 languages and 853 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JA75.7, 306.2
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Most widely held works by Gunnar Grendstad
Cultural theory as political science( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural Theory as Political Science is the first major European political science book to discuss the growing interdisciplinary field of cultural theory. Conventional fields of political research - for example, policy analysis, voting behaviour, and international relations - have so far relied on paradigms such as neo-institutionalism and rational choice. This book challenges and complements those paradigms. Going to the heart of political science methodology, Cultural Theory as Political Science proposes a coherent and viable alternative to mainstream political science. The focus of analysis is social solidarity which comprises three mutually supportive, analytically distinct features: social relations, cultural bias and behavioural strategy. The authors argue that these elements illuminate political questions at a level of analysis on any scale level: from the household to the state; the international regime to the political party. Accessible and entertainingly written, this book presents user-friendly cultural theory. It will be a welcome alternative to political scientists as well as by those in other fields of research who are looking for an unconventional approach.; Foreword Introduction 1. Cultural Theory as Political Science Michael Thompson, Gunnar Grendstad and Per Selle Preferences Introduction 2
Unique environmentalism : a comparative perspective by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explains and demonstrates how the Norwegian case of environmentalism is unique. The two connected anomalies of an inclusive and state friendly society and a strong orientation and commitment to local communities make the case stand apart from mainstream international definitions of environmentalism. The authors study a specific political culture with a rather unique combination of state structure and civil society of which organized environmentalism is an important part. The political culture influences organizational form and organizational ideology as well as the way these organistions are linked to and interact with the goverment. The study shows why international non-government organizations (INGOs) which are successful elsewhere, such as Greenpeace, are unable to establish themselves in some countries. The study compares Norwegian environmentalism with perspectives and findings from other political systems. More generally, this is also a study on the role of voluntary organizations and civil society in a specific type of democracy. The book throws light on why the working of the Norwegian political system - as well as the Scandinavian political systems more generally - is often misunderstood in the international literature."--Publisher's website
Policy making in an independent judiciary : the Norwegian Supreme Court by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do the justices of a nation's highest court arrive at their decisions? In the context of the US Supreme Court, the answer to this question is well established: justices seek to enshrine policy preferences in their decisions, but they do so in a manner consistent with 'the law' and in recognition that they are members of an institution with defined expectations and constraints. In other words, a justice's behaviour is a function of motives, means, and opportunities. Using Norway as a case study, this book shows that these forces are not peculiar to the decisional behaviour of American justices. Employing a modified attitudinal model, Grendstad, Shaffer and Waltenburg establish that the preferences of Norway's justices are related to their decisions. Consequently, the authors show how an understanding of judicial behaviour developed and most fully tested in the American judicial system is transportable to the courts of other countries"--Back cover
Kultur som levemåte by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Norwegian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural theory and the new institutionalism by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prescribing the institutional population by modes of individualism and collectivism by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oljehovedstadens politiske kulturlandskap : en sammenligning av holdninger og verdier i Stavanger-området og Norge by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Norwegian and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing theories of political culture in explaining environmental attitudes by Gunnar Grendstad( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Data om arbeidsledighet, 1953-1987 : dokumentasjon by Ove Botnevik( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comparing theories of political culture in explaining environmental attitudes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Europe by cultures : an exploration in grid/group analysis by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Followership, leadership and party ideology : Norwegian political cultures 1982 and 1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultural theory, postmaterialism and environmental attitudes by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are typologies essential? : what are the essentials of a typology? by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Revealed Preferences of Norwegian Supreme Court Justices by Gunnar Grendstad( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ontological Gerrymandering and Procrustean beds : problems of categorization in social research( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discontesting equality by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ledelse i ulike organisasjonskulturer( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Norwegian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Comparing political orientations : grid-group theory versus the left-right dimension in the five Nordic sountries by Gunnar Grendstad( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Egalitarianism and environmentalism : explorations in the cultural context of " green values " by Gunnar Grendstad( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Grendstad, Gunnar

Gunnar Grendstad Norwegian political scientist

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Unique environmentalism : a comparative perspective