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9 4. DIFFERENT LIVES IN DENMARK 83 4.1 Life modes 85 4.2 Lifestyles 87 4.3 Living Conditions 93 5. POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES 101 5.1 The three classical ideologies: Liberalism, conservatism and socialism 103 5.2 Ideological branching 107 5.3 Parties and ideologies 111 6. THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IN DENMARK 117 6.1 Politics, the political system and different forms of political governance 117 6.2 Democracy – what is that? 119 6.3 Power in politics – and in other contexts 124 6.4 Elections and the electorate 125 6.5 Political parties, NGOs and grassroots movements 127 6.6 Government and Folketinget 130 6.7 Others influence the political decision processes in Denmark 134 6.8 Political participation, rights and obligations – what is the good citizen? 137 6.9 Is democracy in the western countries, including Denmark, under pressure? 145 7. THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA AND THE DEMOCRATIC DIALOGUE 150 7.1 The Danes’ use of different media 151 7.2 The battle of the political agenda 154 7.3 Political participation and debate on social media 156 7.4 Are the media necessary for democracy? 161 8. ECONOMY AND NEED FULFILMENT IN DENMARK 165 8.1 Deficiency needs and growth needs 165 8.2 Different ways to need fulfilment 168 8.3 What is sound economy? 174 8.4 Fluctuations in the economy 182 8.5 Economic policy 184 8.6 Do economic reforms increase prosperity and welfare? 188 9. WELFARE STATE OR COMPETITION STATE 191 9.1 The development of the welfare state 191 9.2 Different welfare models 194 9.3 The challenges of the welfare state and the emergence of the competition state 197 9.4 From welfare state to competition state 205


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