National identity in the kings speeches
The king's New Year's speeches are analyzed in a new article .
This article by Sandra Feride Demiri and Katrine Fangen supplements the limited research on the monarchy by highlighting the symbolic and cultural value of Norway’s Royal House in nation-building.
To maintain his unifying and non-partisan role, the king must balance between conflicting perspectives on national identity.
The analysis of royal New Year’s speeches 1960–2014 examines the concepts of ‘Norwegianness’ conveyed, noting the increasing focus on diversity and a multicultural society.