This thesis takes an analytical look at the ideological impact of the new party, Liberal Alliance (LA), on Danish party politics. Instead of using a traditional political science approach, which focuses on more quantitative methodologies in measuring ideology, this thesis turns to ideology theory, represented by Michael Freeden’s morphological approach, to address the field of party politics. LA is challenging the traditional liberal party Venstre - Liberal party of Denmark (V) on the position as the ‘true’ liberal party in the Danish parliament. The thesis focuses on explaining how LA has renewed a liberal (ideological) approach to the welfare-state system and how this differs from the ideological approach of V. Through a morphological discourse analysis of the two parties’ ideological foundations, it is shown how V has changed its ideological stance from the 1980s to the 2000s, and how that has left ideological room for the new liberal party.
|Uddannelser||Offentlig Administration, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||31 maj 2013|
|Vejledere||Torben Bech Dyrberg|
- Liberal Alliance