Mattia Fochesatoa (Siena) and Samuel Bowles (SFI): Nordic Exceptionalism? Social Democratic Egalitarianism in World-historic Perspective. Stefan Olafsson (Iceland): Well-Being in the Nordic Countries: An International Comparison. Nikolai Kingsley (Cambridge): Singing from Another Hymn Sheet: The Nordic States in the High North. Alyson J.K. Bailes (Iceland) and Beinta i Jakupsstovu (Molde): The Faroe Islands and the Arctic: Genesis of a Strategy. Marten Von Werder and Anna‐Elisabeth Thum (CEPS): Extending Working Life in Finland. Thorvaldur Gylfason (Iceland): Iceland: How Could this Happen? Eirikur Bergmann (Bifrost): Iceland: A Postimperial Sovereignty Project. A new report examines Nordic cooperation in multilateral diplomacy. Sweden is better than this: Katrine Kielos on how the fight about economic credibility is fundamentally about reinstating a belief in politics. Is Norway paradise for publishers? A country divided: James Fletcher on mining in Greenland. All the Rage in Denmark: Pedja Jurisic on Yahya Hassan and the Danish integration debate. Agnes Berecz on populism in Nordic countries: A critical assessment. The grim truth behind the “Scandinavian miracle”: Television in Denmark is rubbish, Finnish men like a drink and Sweden is not exactly a model of democracy — why, asks one expert, does everybody think the Nordic region is a utopia? Alwyn Turner reviews The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth about the Nordic Miracle by Michael Booth. The cosy jumpers, the vast brooding sky — what’s not to like about Scandinavian television? Caroline Crampton on Britain’s love for an imaginary Nordic paradise. Denmark's birth rate has become so low a travel company is offering couples a discount to have more sex. Finland's new stamps are drawings of gay bondage porn.