DKP - mellem nation og internationalisme

Clement J H Christensen, Karsten Noes & Andreas Møller Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project investigates how the Danish Communist Party (DKP) defined and related themselves to the concepts of nation and internationalism from 1945-1949. The historical context is that of a politically instable postwar Europe witnessing the early developments towards the cold war. The research question stems from this, since our expectation is that this setting was particularly difficult to navigate in for a party like DKP, since they must have been tied to both the East and the West. In order to explain how the concepts of nation and internationalism expresses themselves in DKP we have used the two magazines ‘Tiden’ and ‘Orientering’ to represent the national level and meeting summaries and local member journals from a variety of different regions. The main result is: A placement of DKP in the international communist movement’s problem of conceptualising the ‘nation’ with reference to its historical past, as a stage in the realisation of Internationalism. Internationalism is understood as an ideological conception of historical development. This historical development is a realisation of the proletariats unified will. The progression as a concept effectively signifies USSR as an ideal example of this realisation - as representing it in its acts. We found pragmatism to be bound to the different parties concepts of nation. The perceptions of nation and references to these are partly recognized as imagined, or expressions of interests, but also functions as reference for organisation and political action.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 jun. 2014
VejledereClaus Bundgaard


  • Kold krig
  • Kommunisme
  • Internationalisme
  • DKP
  • Nationalisme