NORDIC POLITICS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
alone (2004)
nordic politics
This book questions the existence of what often has been knoen as “the Nordic homogenity”. This is done through thorough                                                           
                                           analysis of both Norwegian, Swedish and Danish political fields. Is it possible to speak of an own, Nordic model in Europe?


                                           HVA SKJER MED PARTIENE?  (Eng: What is happening to the parties)

                                           co-authored with J. Saglie (2002)

                                           Here we are showing that the political parties in Norway have changed as a result of more general socio-econmical changes in                                                       
                                           Norway. The book is based upon organisational data, as well as several qualitative and quantitative researchs among the political                                                   
                                           parties. This publication was a part of the Norwegian Makt- og Demokratiutredningen 1998 – 2003. NB! Only available in                                                           

                                           ISBN: 82-053-1315-6

                                           STATSVITENSKAPELIG UTSYN  (Eng: The view from a Political Science perspective)
co-edited with H. Baldersheim and B. Hagtvedt (2000)

This book provides a run-through of topics and ways of thinking which are shaping Politcial Science at the turn of the Millenium.
                                           Examples of these are globalisation, the pressure at the welfare states and the many channels of democracy. NB! Only available in                                                 

                                           NORWAY – CENTRE AND PERIPHERY. ELITES ON TRIAL

An introduction to, and analysis of, the political system in Norway, with a special focus on political parties, democracy and the                                                       
                                           distribution of power. Among other things, it shows that Norway is one of the world's richist countries which still is based on a                                                       
                                           strong egalitarian culture and local connections. This book was rewarded Choice Outstanding Academic Book, 2001

                                            BEYOND WESTMINISTER AND CONGRESS: THE NORDIC EXPERIENCE
co-edited with P. Esaiasson (2000)
the nordic experience
A collection of thirteen different scholars' presntation of the parliamentaric life and its procedures in the five different Nordic                                                            
ISBN: 08-142-5042-6


                                            PARLIAMENTRY PARTY GROUPS IN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES: POLITICAL PARTIES BEHIND                                                                
                                           CLOSED DOORS
co-edied with R. Koole (2000)

An analysis and comparison of parliamentarian party groups in thirteen European states, as well as in the European Parliament
                                            One of the book's main findings is that the the importance of these parliamentary party groups are increasing in all the states.                                                       
                                            ISBN: 04-152-2336-2

                                            VESTEUROPEISK POLITIKK  (Eng. West-European Politics)

co-authored with E. Berntzen (1998)

                                            This is an introductuary book to the main features of the political system in 18 Western-European states. The main emphasis is put                                                
                                            upon the historical pre-requistions behind the institutional arrangements today, on the partysystems and the main governmental                                                        
                                           coalitions. NB! Only available in Norwegian
                                            ISBN: 82-004-2711-7

Parties Without Boarders? The international linkages of political parties
                                            co-authored with L. Svåsand (1997) NB! Only available in Norwegian

                                            ISBN: 82-518-3623-9

                                            PARTIENE I EN BRYTNINGSTID
                                            (Eng.: The Political Parties in Times of Changes
                                            co-edited with L. Svåsand (1994) NB! Only available in Norwegian

                                            ISBN: 82-419-0153-4

                                            (Eng.: The Party Democracies Challenged. Norwegian Party Elites in a Democratic Perspectiv)

                                            (1988) NB! Only available in Norwegian

                                            ISBN: 82-00-02655-8

                                            NORSKE POLITISKE FAKTA 1884 -- 1982
                                            (Eng.: Norwegian Political Facts 1884 -- 1982)
(1983) NB! Only available in Norwegian

                                            ISBN: 82-00-05628-7





Heidar, Knut. Norwegian Parties and the Party System. Norway in Transition. Transforming a Stable Democracy. London & New York: Routledge 2007. ISBN 978-0-415-37821-5. s. 103-129


Heidar, Knut. How parties respond. Interest aggregation revisited. Party Politics 2006; 12: 769-771

Heidar, Knut. Parliamentary Party Group Unity: Does the Electoral System Matter? Acta Politica 2006 ;41(3): 249-266

Heidar, Knut. Party membership and participation. Handbook of Party Politics. London: Sage Publications 2006. ISBN 0-7619-4314-5

Heidar, Knut; Pedersen, Kariana. Party Feminism: Gender Gaps within Nordic Political Parties. Scandinavian Political Studies 2006; 29 (3): 192-218


Heidar, Knut. Norwegian parties and the party system: Steadfast and changing. West European Politics 2005;28(4):807-833


Heidar, Knut
; Saglie, Jo. Kristenfolket i KrF - noe for seg selv i norsk politikk? Tallenes tale 2003 Perspektiver på statistikk og kirke: Tapir Akademisk Forlag 2004. s. 45-72

Heidar, Knut; Svåsand, Lars. Political Parties in Norway. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning 2004; 45(2): 295-317

Saglie, Jo; Heidar, Knut. Democracy within Norwegian Political Parties. Complacency or Pressure for Change? Party Politics 2004; 10(4): 385-405


Heidar, Knut; Saglie, Jo. A decline of linkage? Intra-party participation in Norway. European Journal of Political Research 2003; 42(6): 761-786

Heidar, Knut. Political parties in Norway - National institutions, locally anchored. Political Leadership in a Global Age. Aldershot: Ashgate 2003. ISBN 0-7546-3556-2. s. 93-108

Heidar, Knut; Saglie, Jo. Predestined Parties? Organizational Change in Norwegian Political Parties. Party Politics 2003; 9(2): 219-239


Haugsgjerd, Elin Allern
; Heidar, Knut. Partier og interesseorganisasjoner i Norge. Partier och interesseorganisationer i Norden: Nordisk ministerråd 2001. s. 103-140

Haugsgjerd, Elin Allern; Heidar, Knut. Parties and Interest Organizations in Norway [Scientific lecture]. Southwestern Soicial Science association 2000

Heidar, Knut
; Kjølsrød, Lise. Forskning er for fremtiden. Dagbladet 2000

Heidar, Knut
. Matthews, Donald R., and Henry Valen. Parliamentary Representation: The Case of the Norwegian Storting. American Political Science Review 2000; 94(2): 488-489


Heidar, Knut
. Civil Society and the Mobilization of Bias: Comparing Political Participation in the U.S. and Norway: Department of Political Science, University of Oslo 1999. ISBN 82-570-4415-6. 40 s. Working paper 7/1999 ; 5/1999

Heidar, Knut. Lena Wägnerud: Politikens andra sida. Statsvetenskaplig Tidsskrift 1999; 102(1) :84-90


Heidar, Knut
; Svåsand, Lars. Nordiske partiers samarbeidsmønstre - med hverandre og med Europa. I: Europa i Norden. Europeisering av nordisk samarbeid.: TANO, Oslo 1998. s. 290-317 


Heidar, Knut; Egeberg, Morten; Nordby, Trond. Forord. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift 1997;3/97(13)

Heidar, Knut. A "New" Party Leadership? Challenges to Political Parties. The Case of Norway: The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor 1997. ISBN 0-472-10680-5. s. 125-148

Heidar, Knut. Konservatisme. Samfunnsvitenskapelig leksikon: Universitetsforlaget, Oslo 1997

Heidar, Knut. Politisk historie. Samfunnsvitenskapelig leksikon: Universitetsforlaget, Oslo 1997
Heidar, Knut. Sosialisme. Samfunnsvitenskapelig leksikon: Universitetsforlaget, Oslo 1997

Heidar, Knut
. Norway. European Journal of Political Research 1997; 32(3-4): 463-468
Heidar, Knut. Roles, Structures and Behaviour: Norwegian Parlamentarians in the Nineties. Journal of Legislative Studies 1997; 3(1): 91-109

Heidar, Knut. Roles, Structures and Behaviour: Norwegian Parliamentarians in the Nineties. Members of Parliament in Western Europe: Frank Cass, London 1997. ISBN 0-7146-4821-3. s. 91-109


"The polymorphic nature of party membership". European Journal of Political Research, 1994.

"Programmatic renewal in the Norwegian Labour Party: 'En attendant l'Europe'". West European Politics, no. 1, 1993.

"Norway: Levels of Party Competition and System Change". West European Politics, no. 3, 1989

"Party Organizational Elites in Norwegian Politics: Representativeness and Party Democracy". Scandinavian Political Studies, 1986.

"Party Power: Approaches in a Field of Unfulfilled Classics". Scandinavian Political Studies, no. 1, 1984.

“The Deradicalisation of Working Class Parties: A Study of Three Labour Party Branches in Norway”, Ph.D.-theses, London University, LSE, 1980.

"Social Democratic Parties between Class and Organiza­tion", Scandinavian Political Studies, 1978

"The Norwegian Labour Party: Social Democracy in a Periphery of Europe" . A.Thomas and W.Paterson (eds.), Social Democratic Parties in Western Europe, Croom Helm, 1977
center and periphery                                   
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