The Impacts of Post 9/11 Nostalgic Neo-Nationalist Narratives on Migration and Welfare Policy in the USA and Denmark
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Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
© 2022 Josephine M Winslow
Abstract: Despite their oft cited differences, the governments of both Denmark and the USA leveraged the fear of their residents to legitimize arguments which had previously existed outside of the bounds of traditional and visible politics. The two decades following the September 11th attacks mark a paradigm shift regarding the salience of immigration and religious issues to the general public. As the DPP gained its first substantial electoral wins in the months following the attacks, American leadership created the Department of Homeland Security and increased its surveillance capabilities through the passage of the Patriot Act. During this time period, anti-Muslim sentiment became increasingly publicly acceptable in Danish society, which was a tangible shift from previously permitted language. The presence of a Muslim other has impacted the quality of welfare and the morality of migration legislation.
Winslow, Josephine, "The Impacts of Post 9/11 Nostalgic Neo-Nationalist Narratives on Migration and Welfare Policy in the USA and Denmark" (2022). Scripps Senior Theses. 2200.
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