This chapter is about non-western immigrants’ representation in elected assemblies in Norway and Denmark. Non-western immigrants are a small minority in these countries. That may be a difficult position since democracy is based on different forms of majority rule. Every democracy faces the dilemma of how to treat minorities. The checks on direct power from the majority vary from one country to another. One aspect is the electoral system, which may or may not have built-in mechanisms that defend minorities.
Bergh, J. and Bjørklund, T. (2003), "THE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION OF IMMIGRANTS IN OSLO AND COPENHAGEN: A STUDY OF ELECTORAL SYSTEMS AND VOTING BEHAVIOR", Brochmann, G. (Ed.) Multicultural Challenge (Comparative Social Research, Vol. 22), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 101-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0195-6310(03)22004-4Download as .RIS
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