Denmark: Political Communication and Crisis Management Based on a Worst-case Scenario

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In Denmark, all political parties supported the first lockdown and border closures. The prime minister and the queen addressed the need for community spirit and care for the weakest, and the Danes recreated a national community by participating in daily singalongs hosted by the state broadcaster. Most Danes complied with the recommendations and guidelines issued by politicians and experts, perhaps due to the record high level of social trust and record low level of corruption in Danish society. However, from summer 2020, primarily young people began ignoring advice to keep distance and meet in small groups, arguing that being together with friends is a human right. Previously achieved results of the lockdown were further jeopardized in autumn 2020 when the Prime Minister determined that all mink in Denmark must be killed, an action that was deemed unlawful and caused strong political polarization and a
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Global Leadership
EditorsJoyce S. Osland, Sebastian B. Reiche, Betina Szkudlarek, Mark E. Mendenhall
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9781800718388
ISBN (Electronic)9781800718371
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesAdvances in Global Leadership

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