Danish Political Culture: Fair Conditions for Inclusion of Immigrants?

Tore Vincents Olsen

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Abstract

In the age of migration, the inclusion of immigrants in national politics is crucial for democratic reasons, and because it increases the coordination and cooperation ability of society. The informal norms, values and beliefs of the political culture are one aspect of the institutional and discursive opportunity structures immigrants face as ethnic and religious minorities. The article analyzes the Danish political culture with regard to the potential barriers it has for the inclusion of immigrants in national political life. It finds that the predominantly liberal, secular and republican character of the Danish political culture excludes certain kinds of cultural and religious identities and interests at the symbolic discursive level, while Danish political culture may in fact provide more openness at the practical and institutional level. However, the question, whether or not Danish political culture is able to deal adequately with cultural and religious diversity, remains.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Political Studies
Volume34
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)269-286
ISSN0080-6757
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Olsen, Tore Vincents. / Danish Political Culture: Fair Conditions for Inclusion of Immigrants?. In: Scandinavian Political Studies. 2011 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 269-286.
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