Christine Ingebritsen

Professor - Scandinavian Studies
Christine Ingebritsen


Christine Ingebritsen is a political scientist who teaches and conducts research on the position of small states in international relations. Her work seeks to explain how and why Scandinavian governments (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) have responded differently to contemporary challenges – from a more globalized international political economy to an integrated Europe. Collectively, Scandinavia seeks to export best practices to international institutions and acts as a “norm entrepreneur” in several important issue-areas (the environment, human rights and security).

Author of numerous articles and books explaining Nordic resistance to Europeanization; attitudes toward the EURO; and
how elites collaborate at a distance from the populations. I  have also explored the power  of “norms” which are particularly
a  part of all  societies, but especially in the Nordic and European areas. Our classes often including a journal, outlining
the contemporary social, economic, political and health of the societies we compare. Welcome to the Ingebritsen classes:
we  welcome your interest in the northern societies that have achieved health, wealth and sustainability.


  • Cornell University, PhD, 1993

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  • Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

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