Denmark: in pursuit of influence
Introduction: a reluctant but serious player
Attitudes to European integration in Denmark are very complex. A majority of the Danish people support economic integration in Europe as long
as it does not affect Danish autonomy too much. Denmark joined the EEC
in 1973 after a referendum in October 1972 where 63.4 per cent of the
Danish people supported membership. The SEA was ratified after 56.2
per cent of the Danish people supported it in a referendum on 27
Martin Bak Jørgensen
Representations of the refugee crisis
in Denmark: deterrence policies and
When (then) Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen gave his New Year’s
Address on 1 January 2016 he focused particularly on the high number of
refugees and asylum seekers who came to Europe and Denmark in 2015.1
The number both pressed and challenged Denmark, he said and then
Let us be honest with each other – we are challenged: it challenges our
economy when we have to spend many more billions on asylum seekers and
refugees. Money that
Pollution levels in local lakes in Denmark
The Danish Society for the Conservation of Nature (DN) of Frederikssund is a
local committee of a national NGO working towards protecting nature and the
environment. DN Frederikssund addresses local issues regarding the protection of
nature and the environment to achieve local sustainable development. It initiates
local campaigns, participates in political hearings and comments on the municipality’s environmental strategies and plans.
In the mid-1990s, DN Frederikssund became aware of
Social class, economic capital and
the Swedish, German and Danish
This chapter starts by problematizing the politico-legal distinction between
‘economic migrant’ and ‘refugee’ in the Swedish and wider European contexts. It goes on to discuss the procedural similarities and differences of the
Swedish, German and Danish asylum systems, their different appeal
instances and their implications regarding the question of who can be
granted (refugee) protection status. Drawing on insights from my PhD thesis
(Joormann, 2019) and
Minimum rights policies targeting people
seeking protection in Denmark and Sweden
The temporary law changed the general view of Sweden in Europe. We used
to be the generous country, and that affected us as a public agency, because
this generous image has also characterized our approach. If you look around
here in our office, the rooms are named after Malala, Raoul Wallenberg …
all human rights advocates. We have the human rights convention framed on
our walls … but now, we are supposed to adapt to an absolute minimum
approach. We’re now at
A Session at the 2019 American Studies Association Conference
Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Nicholas F. Radel, Nigel Hatton, and Ernest L. Gibson III
“Rebranding James Baldwin and His Queer Others” was a session held
at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association in November 2019 in
Honolulu, Hawaii. The papers gathered here show how Baldwin’s writings
and life story participate in dialogues with other authors and artists who probe
issues of identity and identification, as well as with other types of texts and
non-American stories, boldly addressing theoretical and political perspectives
different from his own. Nick Radel’s temporal challenge to reading novels
on homoerotic male desire asks of us a leap of faith, one that makes it possible
to read race as not necessarily a synonym for “Black,” but as a
powerful historical and sexual trope that resists “over-easy”
binaries of Western masculinity. Ernest L. Gibson’s engagement with
Beauford Delaney’s brilliant art and the ways in which it enabled the
teenage Baldwin’s “dark rapture” of self-discovery as a
writer reminds us that “something [has been missing] in our discussions
of male relationships.” Finally, Nigel Hatton suggests “a
relationship among Baldwin, Denmark, and Giovanni’s Room
that adds another thread to the important scholarship on his groundbreaking work
of fiction that has impacted African-American literature, Cold War studies,
transnational American studies, feminist thought, and queer theory.” All
three essays enlarge our assessment of Baldwin’s contribution to
understanding the ways gender and sexuality always inflect racialized Western
masculinities. Thus, they help us work to better gauge the extent of
Baldwin’s influence right here and right now.
Given the significant similarities and differences between the welfare states of Northern Europe and their reactions to the perceived 'refugee crisis' of 2015, the book focuses primarily on the three main cases of Denmark, Sweden and Germany. Placed in a wider Northern European context – and illustrated by those chapters that also discuss refugee experiences in Norway and the UK – the Danish, Swedish and German cases are the largest case studies of this edited volume. Thus, the book contributes to debates on the governance of non-citizens and the meaning of displacement, mobility and seeking asylum by providing interdisciplinary analyses of a largely overlooked region of the world, with two specific aims. First, we scrutinize the construction of the 2015 crisis as a response to the large influx of refugees, paying particular attention to the disciplinary discourses and bureaucratic structures that are associated with it. Second, we investigate refugees’ encounters with these bureaucratic structures and consider how these encounters shape hopes for building a new life after displacement. This allows us to show that the mobility of specific segments of the world’s population continues to be seen as a threat and a risk that has to be governed and controlled. Focusing on the Northern European context, our volume interrogates emerging policies and discourses as well as the lived experiences of bureaucratization from the perspective of individuals who find themselves the very objects of bureaucracies.
Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Activities and Modalities for Resilience Building in South Sudan .
Cochrane Consulting : Ottawa, Canada .
Coghlan , N. ( 2017 ), Collapse of a Country: A Diplomat’s Memoir of South Sudan .
McGill-Queen’s University Press : Montreal and Kingston .
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Department for International Development
March 2010 .
. ( 2015 ), Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment in Maban County, Upper Nile .
Danish Refugee Council
January 2015 .
. ( 2017
Uses and Misuses of International Humanitarian Law and Humanitarian
teams than the futile pursuit of some orthodoxy.
It was signed by twelve states: the Grand Duchy of Baden, Belgium, Denmark,
Spain, France, the Grand Duchy of Hesse, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal,
Prussia, Switzerland and Württemberg.
That is, mobile medical facilities, according to the meaning at the time
Asylum and immobility in Britain, Denmark and Sweden
Bureaucratised banality: asylum and
immobility in Britain, Denmark and Sweden
Bordering is not new to Northern and Western Europe. Although the
erosion of physical and invisible boundaries is often celebrated – from the
fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, to the implementation of the
Schengen Agreement in 1985 – a resurgence of bureaucratic bordering is
manifest (see also the Introduction in this volume). Gaining entry to European countries has become ever more restrictive, particularly since the
1980s. Meanwhile, as Ana Aliverti