Social Democratic Welfare States and the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Diane Sainsbury

in Welfare States and Immigrant Rights

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199654772
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744747 | DOI:
Social Democratic Welfare States and the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

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Chapter 10 examines the politics behind the trajectories of immigrant rights in Sweden and Denmark. It asks why Sweden and Denmark eventually adopted such different approaches. It compares policy developments since the late 1960s, which reveals early dissimilarities in the framing and the impact of framing on policy venues, the policy positions of the parties and the structure of party competition, and the involvement of immigrants in the policy process. The existence of an anti-immigration party in Denmark since the late 1970s has been a major contrast, but different structures of party competition and the differing responses of the mainstream right parties have been decisive in determining immigrant rights and changes in the incorporation regime.

Keywords: framing; policy venues; parties; structure of party competition; immigrant involvement

Chapter.  12908 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy

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