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Rygaard i Søllerød Naturpark i Rudersdal

The Conservative People’s Party in Rudersdal

A vote for the Conservative People’s Party in Rudersdal on the 21st of November and you get local representatives dedicated to a caring community marked by decency, honesty, empathy, concern and common sense.

The Conservative People’s Party in Denmark is more than a hundred years old. In our hearts we subscribe to politics, which support the pillars of our society – our families, our Constitution, law and order, our schools and our obligation to care for the poor, helpless and despondent in our midst. It also means that we feel obliged to protect our nature and our environment as well as the companies, which make our economy and society thrive.
Locally, we, the Conservatives in Rudersdal, aim to protect our distinct communities, our unique nature and the cultural heritage, which is a daily blessing to us. More specifically we seek to secure our elderly a decent and respectful old age, as well as state-of-the-art day-care centres and education for our children. In the next four years we plan to establish a local, yet international school for children (with English as the primary language).
To achieve these goals we intend to improve our local “domestic” economy. For years the public agenda has sprouted all sorts of initiatives, some creative other less productive. A common denominator has been the allocation of resources to numerous and curious, yet not always fruitful projects. For us, the time has come to do a proper audit and rethink the way in which we prioritise. As part of this process, we aim to try and locate ways in which we can instigate a lowering of the taxes paid on the land, upon which we have built our houses and homes (“grundskylden”).
A vote for the Conservative People’s Party in Rudersdal in the local elections 2017 helps us towards a caring community marked by decency, honesty, empathy, concern and common sense.

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About the photo:

Rygaard is and old Danish farm lying in the middle of “Søllerød Naturpark”, preserved through the effort of Conservative politicians in the second half of the 20th century.
Political Landscape in Denmark - and Rudersdal 2017

Short Introduction to Danish Politics

Danish Politics is characterised by a vibrant support for our democracy. Currently, nine parties are represented in the Danish Parliament. This guarantees the need for compromises.

Danish Politics operates on the national level within a multi-party system, in which numerous parties have no chance of gaining a majority. Parties must work with each other to form coalition governments and/or minority cabinets. This also characterises the political system at the local level in the 98 communities. However, here we do find communities governed by majority.

Thus, to the uninitiated, Danish Politics usually seems very confusing. One reason is that there are so many political parties. Locally, this becomes even more confusing as local lists may play significant roles. In the following general introduction, these are left out of the equation.

A common denominator for all political parties is the manifest support for the welfare state. We may differ politically as to details concerning, for instance, the degree of support for the unemployed and the less fortunate among us. We do not, however, dispute the general idea. We know that we are lucky to live in one of the most well-organised societies in the world and we also appreciate the social cohesion, which characterises us. In general, we score high on indexes of happiness as well as anti-corruption.

Traditionally, Danish Politics is nevertheless divided into two blocks – blue (right-winged or liberal/conservative) and red (left-winged or socialist).

The main issue here is how to finance the well-fare state. Should we find the means trough growth in the private sector or should it be funded through raising taxes?

Political parties will be listed on this axis from blue to red in the following way (and with their Danish names):

Liberal Alliance, Venstre, Konservative, Radikale, Dansk Folkeparti, Socialdemokratiet, Alternativet, Socialistisk Folkeparti and Enhedslisten.

Our political landscape, however, is also divided according to our attitudes towards immigration and refugees. According to this axis (from the least positive to the most “open”), the parties must be listed like this:

Dansk Folkeparti, Socialdemokratiet, Konservative, Venstre, Liberal Alliance, Radikale, Socialistisk Folkeparti, Alternativet, and Enhedslisten.

Finally, a significant division in Danish politics concerns our environmental engagement. Here we find an axis reaching from the least to the most engaged, which looks like this:

Venstre, Liberal Alliance, Dansk Fokeparti, Socialdemokratiet, Socialistisk Folkeparti, Radikale, Koncervative, Alternative and Enhedslisten.

This means, for instance, that if your vote for the Conservative People’s Party (Konservative) you will get a dedication to a responsible economic policy paired with a marked social engagement and an overwhelming focus on our natural and cultural heritage as well as the environment.

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Flygtninge i Barcelona Source: Vice

Skal indvandrere og flygtninge bosættes spredt?

Hvis integration måles på tilhørsforholdet til arbejdsmarkedet og viljen til at gifte sig ind i lokalbefolkningen, hvad skal der så til for at integration finder sted? Det spørgsmål har en række spanske forskere stillet sig selv på baggrund af (fremragende) spanske tal.

Fremskrivning af integration

Det viser sig nu at det er muligt selv efter meget kort tid og med megen lille fejlkilde at forudsige at integration finder bedst sted des mere spredt indvandrerne bliver ud over landskabet. Dér hvor de klumpes sammen ”sker der mindst”.

Undersøgelsen blev foretaget retrospektivt. Dvs. at forskerne identificerede lokalsamfund hvor de kendte til befolkningssammensætningen, erhvervsfrekvensen og ægteskabsmønsterets udvikling over tid fra 1998 – 2008. De kunne nu påvise med næsten absolut sikkerhed at omfanget af integrationen – erhvervsfrekvens og blandede ægteskaber – var ligefrem proportionalt med antallet af nytilkomne versus den oprindelige befolkning. Resultatet fremkom ved at bruge modellen til at forudsige hvad man antog ville ske fra 1998 og fremefter med det, der i virkeligheden skete. Det viste sig nu at forudsigelserne omtrent svarede perfekt til den virkelige udvikling, således som den gik for sig.

Konklusionen er således helt klar: jo mere de nytilkomne klumpes sammen des længere tager det. Forskerne påstår derfor også i deres konklusion at de kan forudsige graden af integration hvis eksempelvis antallet af flygtninge og indvandrere stiger med 2 – 3 %.

Det betyder ikke at sådanne faktorer som kultur, etnisk homogenitet blandt indvandrere, og lokal heterogenitet ikke betyder noget. Ligesom køn, alder, uddannelse, sprog mv. er ubetydeligt. Sådanne faktorer har betydning for den enkeltes mulighed for at blive succesfuldt integreret.

Men det betyder at set i det helt store perspektiv afhænger en succesfuld indoptagelse af nye befolkningsgrupper af antallet af de nytilkomne i forhold til de oprindelige beboere.

Forecasting the Integration of Immigrants.
By Pierluigi Contucci, Rickard Sandell, and Seyedalireza Seyedi.
The Journal of Mathematical Sociology (2017) Vol. 41, No. 2.