Long Hours, Uneasy Feelings: Parliamentary Work in Denmark, Finland and Sweden

Mona Mannevuo, Jenni M. Rinne, Isak Vento

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Politicians' work pressure is gaining more attention in parliamentary studies. To participate in the discussion about governing under pressure, this article offers an interdisciplinary approach to investigate how representatives navigate within a flexible, limitless work culture. This article presents a new inquiry to re-examine contemporary political agency by combining cultural studies theories with empirical insights in Nordic countries. By analysing 52 semi-structured interviews with MPs in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, the study finds that politics attracts people who want to change the world, but these attributes may initiate a vicious cycle, taking the form of psychological strain.

TidskriftParliamentary Affairs
Sidor (från-till)558–575
Antal sidor18
StatusPublicerad - 6 juli 2022
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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A correction has been published: Parliamentary Affairs, Volume 75, Issue 3, July 2022, Page 576, https://doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsab034


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