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Unformatted text preview: This article was downloaded by: [Stanford University Libraries] On: 02 February 2012, At: 21:30 Publisher: Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Som and Democracy Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/csad20 War, Xenophobia, and the Death Agony of the Danish Social Democratic Welfare State Stine Vejlby Available online: 26 Jul 2011 To cite this article: Stine Vejlby (2011): War, Xenophobia, and the Death Agony of the Danish Social Democratic Welfare State, Som and Democracy, 25:2, 44-57 To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08854300.2011.579471 PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE Full terms and conditions of use: http://www.tandfonline.com/page/terms- and-conditions This article may be used for research, teaching, and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, redistribution, reselling, loan, sub- licensing, systematic supply, or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The accuracy of any instructions, formulae, and drug doses should be independently verified with primary sources. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand, or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material. War, Xenophobia, and the Death Agony of the Danish Social Democratic Welfare State Stine Vejlby This article analyzes how the Danish welfare state and som in Denmark have declined since the 1970s, and how this has accelerated since the beginning of the twenty-first century. The reasons for this can be found in the hegemonic shift in ideology from som to neo- liberalism, the latter privileging the private sector. This has led to com- prehensive changes within Denmark in terms of immigration policy and foreign policy. Denmark is a small, wealthy country with a population of approxi- mately 5.5 million occupying an area of just over 43,000 square kilo- meters. Since World War II the Danish people have enjoyed social peace and a high standard of living, backed up by an extensive welfare state. The Scandinavian countries were pioneers in the devel- opment of such welfare states. 1 The Danish labor movement was successful in politically institutionalizing its objectives during the post-war period, gradually expanding the public sector. This was accomplished by establishing a comprehensive system that secured the labor unions’ jurisdictional demands regarding working life, and also expanded access to education to the whole population. In that sense, the Danish welfare state is a system of governmental and legal arrangements which guarantees the security of the individual. Morearrangements which guarantees the security of the individual....
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