Kristina Bækker Simonsen

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University. Areas of research include immigrant belonging, national identity and majority populations’ attitudes toward immigrants. For more information about Kristina click here.

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Utlendingsdirektoratet, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. Photo: Brage.aronsen, Wikimedia

2019.02.18 | Article, Kristina Bækker Simonsen, Multiculturalism, Public policy, Aarhus University

Political approaches to immigration in Scandinavia since 1995

Immigration has been described as one of the policy areas where Denmark, Norway and Sweden have differed most since 1995. In 2018, Denmark was amongst the most restrictive countries in Western Europe, Sweden the most liberal and Norway somewhere in-between. These differences can be explained, at least to some extent, by divergent approaches to…