The Changing Role Of Scandinavian Interest Groups In Denmark

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Scandinavia is a nation of around 27 million people who come from many cultures (Harrison). Primarily, they are a liberal democracy which places its values in being a welfare state. The state is currently recovering from a war with a country that was previously their largest trading partner, Germany. Because they are recovering from this war their economic priorities have shifted to helping take care of citizens affected by the war in Denmark as well as reparations to the land itself re-constructing much of the and roadways which were affected by the fighting.

The largest issues facing Scandinavia as a state include the inherent border dispute with Germany due to Scandinavia occupying some of the German lands near Denmark when they won the
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Meaning that much of the actions of the interest groups are still being conventional means such as lobbying or protesting. However, there is one growing unconventional means of participation which many people use frequently, and that is via social media. Social media in recent years has become incredibly important to Scandinavian interest groups as it helps them to multiply their audience which allows them to get their message out much faster and easier. This changes the dynamic of control interest groups have over each other no longer being able to drown each other out with more coverage due to larger pools of resources or social …show more content…
All the interest groups of Scandinavia compete in order to gain the favour and support of the reasonably responsive government. A key example of this was when the Denmark people formed a Single-issue promotional group attempting to gain some sort of tangible results which would make them feel more like part of the country as, at that point, the only really large ties they had to the rest of the country were through trade and the Prime Minister who is from Denmark. In order to satiate this group, the government deconcentrated the upper house to Copenhagen. Some thought that moving the two houses from each other might result in a loss of efficiency or proper cooperation due to there suddenly being more than 600 kilometers between the two. This would appear to be untrue especially because of the advent of modern technology the two houses can communicate from pretty much anywhere so long as they can receive bills and information as well as communicate with each other. This could be done with just a fax machine and phones however with the ability to e-mail and video call can elevate this communication so that the distance doesn’t affect communication in the

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