This work analyzes the political instrumentalization of culture. The analysis takes, as an example, official Nordic cultural cooperation in the post-war period. During this time, cultural exchange became the subject of political attention establishing itself as part of the Nordic inter-governmental cooperation framework.

The work focuses on three key moments in the history of official Nordic cultural cooperation: (i) the failure of the NORDEK plan and the establishment of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1971; (ii) the collapse of the Soviet system at the end of the 1980s – beginning of the 1990s; and (iii) the movement towards promoting the Nordic region on the global market in the first decade of the 2000s.

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Disputationen är den 23/9 2013 kl. 13.00 i Moas båge, MA 624,
Alfred Nobels allé 7, Södertörns högskola.