Urban rural differences in the Nordic welfare states
An Arne Ryde Workshop at Elite Hotel Savoy in Malmö, Sweden, August 18-19
This workshop will bring together scholars that examine economic, political and cultural differences between urban and rural parts of the Nordic countries. A broad mix of paper submissions from a variety of disciplines (e.g. economics, economic history, political science, geography, sociology) is encouraged, including a multitude of methods and theoretical perspectives.
All papers related the broad topic of urban rural differences will be considered, but we particularly welcome paper contributions that

• use a longitudinal perspective and changes over time
• shed light on center-periphery tensions within municipalities
• study migration decisions
• examine urban/rural differences in culture, values and voting

The workshop takes place in Malmö at Elite Hotel Savoy close to the central station. For those who arrive on the 17th, there will be an informal gathering on the evening before the workshop. The program is scheduled to star at 10 am on the 18th, and is planned to end by lunch on the 19th. For presenters the Arne Ryde foundation covers food and hotel accommodation (one or two nights). Participants will make and pay their own travel arrangements.

Submit your proposal (full paper or abstracts are accepted) to
david.sandberg [at] nek.lu.se
and to
gissur.erlingsson [at] liu.se
no later than May 1st.