The state of Denmark and whether it should be copied by Europe

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A regular general election in a small country like Denmark do not ordinarily attract significant attention from outsiders. But the 5 June 2019 election did. International attention focused on whether the Danish Social Democrats won, whether they did it by copying the immigration policies of the populist radical right Danish People’s Party who declined from 21 to 9 percent of the votes, and whether this is a pursuable strategy for Social Democrats in the rest of Europe. The Danish case alone cannot answer the question of whether it is a successful strategy for European Social Democratic parties to copy (parts of) the immigration policy of the populist radical right parties. But it shows what happened in Denmark anno 2019 and hence may drizzle some nuance to the vital comparative studies of electoral behavior, party policies and coalition formation across parties, countries and time.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date5 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2019

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