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Longitudinal Study of Party Change, 1950-1990*
Danish Social Liberal, or the Radical Left Party
(Radikale Venstre)
5.04 Social Welfare
Conceptual and Operational Definitions

1950

3

THE RADICALS SUPPORT THE DANISH WELFARE SYSTEM OF MIXED VOLUNTARY AND COMPULSORY PROGRAMS. THEY FAVOR A MODERATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE WELFARE STATE.

1951

3

1952

3

1953

3

1954

3

1955

3

1956

3

1957

3

1958

3

1959

3

1960

3

1961

3

1962

3

1963

3

1964

3

1965

3

1966

3

1967

3

1968

3

1969

5

"...new social reform system covering everyone... paid by taxes." (Lars - program, 16 - Patti Goff)

1970

3

"Those who have been the traditional upholders of the welfare state - especially the Social Democrats, the radicals and, to a lesser extent, Venstre - found themselves on the defensive... The radicals have taken up the position of the quality of welfare as against its quantity." (Fitzmaurice, 1981, 131 - Patti Goff)

1971

3

1972

3

1973

3

1974

3

1975

3

1976

3

"In 1976 the Radical Liberals released their "program of principles" which outlines party ideology. The Radicals wanted decentralization, but with a community rather than an individual emphasis. They also encouraged experiments that allow local communities to take over administration of common tasks such as taking care of the elderly. Radical Liberals favored free trade and the abolition of farm subsidies." (Daalder, 1987, 11 - Patti Goff)

1977

3

1978

3

1979

3

1980

3

1981

3

1982

3

1983

3

1984

3

1985

3

1986

3

1987

3

1988

3

1989

3

1990

3