chapter  14
Radical-right movement and countermovement in Denmark, 1985–present
WithFlemming Mikkelsen
Pages 18

The Nazi seizure of power in Germany 1933 strengthened Nazi sympathisers in Denmark, who rallied in the streets and allied with rural crisis movements. Some right-wing organisations, such as the Conservative youth organisation took inspiration from ideologies and political tactics of fascism and Nazism in Europe, and encouraged the deployment of an active and sometimes violent street-level politics. The information collected was then categorised and coded under variables such as type of action, time, and type of actor, number of participants and object of action, which allows for quantitative analysis of radical-right and anti-racist activities. Contrary to the 1990s, the countermovement has had great difficulties in confronting the new extreme-right advance in an effective way. In the year 2000, two microscopic neo-Nazi marches in Denmark only mobilised 60 and 20 participants, whereas other radical-right groups completely refrained from public demonstrations.