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

1950

6

THE RADICAL PARTY HAS A DISCERNIBLE PARTY HIERARCHY IN WHICH THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ACTS DIRECTLY ON THE LOCAL (CONSTITUENCY AND COUNTY) LEVELS. THE ACTUAL "POWER" RESIDES IN THE FOLKETING GROUP, ALTHOUGH THIS BODY OFTEN INCLUDES THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IN ITS DELIBERATIONS. DECISIONS ARE COMMUNICATED TO THE OTHER PARTY LEVELS BY THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

1951

6

1952

6

1953

6

1954

6

1955

6

1956

6

1957

6

1958

6

1959

6

1960

6

1961

6

1962

6

1963

6

1964

6

1965

6

1966

6

1967

6

1968

6

1969

6

1970

6

"The structure and organisation of RV is similar to that of other "old" parties. The national conference elects members of the executive and approves programmes. The executive follows the familiar pattern of a few representatives of the national conference and a majority of ex officio members from the Folketing group, Radical Youth, the Radical press and the local and regional party organisations." (Fitzmaurice, 1981, 114 - Patti Goff)

1971

6

1972

6

1973

6

1974

6

1975

6

1976

6

1977

6

1978

6

1979

6

1980

6

1981

6

1982

6

1983

6

1984

6

1985

6

"The Radicals annual National Assembly is the party's highest authority." (Kirchner, 1988, 284 - Patti Goff)

1986

6

1987

6

1988

6

1989

6

1990

6

Katz and Mair, p.227 - organigram confirms code of 6 - Patti Goff