This volume is organized around Swedish and Austrian models of social partnership, the welfare, economic policies and neutrality policy with special focus on developments since the end of the Cold War. There is a stronger trend towards changes in Sweden within the process of decorporization with a more intensive change into more pluralistic decision making models. In GDP per head Austrian economic performance has been more successful. On the other hand, Sweden succeeded better than Austria in reaching more equal income distribution. Both countries seem to continue the neutrality policy track.