Norway, independence, social democracy and Scotland's referendum" organised by Nordic Horizons and the Public Policy Network Øivind Bratberg is a post doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. His primary research interests include social democracy and the Nordic model as well as British party politics and devolution. Øivind is co-author of The Nordic Model of Social Democracy (forthcoming at Palgrave, 2013) and runs the British Politics Society and newsletter in Oslo University www.britishpoliticssociety.no. He'll be looking at Norway's evolution through devolution and independence into the social democracy it is today and drawing parallels with Scotland.
Nicola McEwen will respond -- Co-Director, Institute of Governance and Senior Lecturer in Politics specialising in comparative territorial politics and public policy; devolution and multi-level governance; nationalism and the politics of national identity.
The venue is Lecture Theatre 175 in Old College, Edinburgh University - 20 June - 6-8 pm
A round table discussion follows. Tea and biscuits 6pm. Event starts 6.20 and ends at 8.30pm.