“Needed but Undeserving”: Contestations of Entitlement in the Danish Policy Framework on Migration and Integration

  • Martin Bak Jørgensen
  • Trine Lund Thomsen
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Abstract

This chapter investigates how entitlement is being narratively framed through contestations and negotiations in the policy regimes on labour migration. The chapter focuses particularly on the case of Denmark. It has been argued that the Nordic welfare states can be characterised as expressions of a universal welfare state; however, when it comes to the Nordic immigration regimes, there is less similarity. Contrary to studies emphasising the role of right-wing populist parties, our claim is that we find a decreasing level of contestation among the political parties and increasing support of welfare chauvinism. Furthermore, the chapter argues that we have seen an increased culturalisation becoming the basis for entitlement and access and thus creating new stratifications of exclusion and inclusion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Bak Jørgensen
    • 1
  • Trine Lund Thomsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Aalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

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