Path: ICPP > ICPP1990 > Danish Radical Left Party > Index to variables > Variable 10.05

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

1950-56

2

TENDENCIES TO FACTIONALISM DO APPEAR, BASICALLY BETWEEN THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUP AND THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION. THE CODING OF THIS VARIABLE IS LINKED WITH THAT OF VARIABLE 10.02 (IDEOLOGICAL FACTIONALISM). THE LEADERSHIP OF THE PARLIAMENTARY PARTY HAS BEEN WILLING TO DE-EMPHASIZE A BASIC TENET OF RADICAL PHILOSOPHY (OPPOSITION TO MILITARY EXPENDITURES) IN ORDER TO PLAY THE ROLE OF "THE PARTY IN THE CENTER" BY JOINING IN A COALITION WITH THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS. THE NATIONAL EXTRA-PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS DID NOT FAVOR, BUT EVENTUALLY APPROVED, THIS COURSE OF ACTION DURING THE 1957-1962 TIME PERIOD. SOME MEMBERS ESPECIALLY OBJECTED TO THE PARTY'S SUPPORT OF NATO AND A SPLIT WAS THREATENED IN 1960 (THOMAS: 1973, 25)

1957-62

3

1951

2

1952

2

1953

2

1954

2

1955

2

1956

2

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

3

1970

3

1971

3

1972

3

1973

3

1974

3

1975

3

1976

3

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