Danish Peoples Party: Centre Oriented Populists?

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Danish People’s Party is the successful splinter party of the Progress Party created by Pia Kjærsgaard and collaborators in 1996. Traditional party membership, public financing and a high degree of centralization and party discipline characterize the party organization, while their political program emphasizes less immigration and integration, less EU integration, more law and order, and welfare chauvinism. Their electoral success has affected government formation and policies. They have provided the parliamentary base for a center-right government and gained political concessions in particular on the immigration and integration field. While aiming to become an influential party, they did not enter into government when they became the largest party right of center in 2015. Their marked electoral decline in 2019 leaves a number of questions in regard to future political position and influence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook of Danish Politics
EditorsPeter Munk Christiansen, Jørgen Elklit, Peter Nedergaard
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter20
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

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