This paper initially examines the shortcomings of the current legal framework regarding private party funding in the light of recent international and -governmental recommendations, whereupon it explores the legal revisions proposed in parliamentary report #1550 on transparency in private support to political parties. With a theoretical point of departure in Robert A. Dahls theory of democracy it particularly emphasizes the significance of transparency and accountability in the evaluation of the Danish democratic political funding framework, and discusses their impact on openness and equal opportunity for political participation in–and influence on–the viability and systemic legitimacy of the Danish democracy. The project report concludes that while the revisions to the current legislation as proposed in the expert committees parliamentary report #1550 could succeed in somewhat augmenting the degree of transparency in private party funding, it fails to sufficiently incorporate consideration to the particular implications of anonymous donations to equal opportunity in the decisionmaking process. Conclusively, we argue that this may have severe consequences for the legitimacy of the Danish democracy.
|Uddannelser||Forvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||27 maj 2015|
|Vejledere||Pernille Boye Koch|
- Private party funding