• Michal Maciej Lezanski-Larsen
Throughout recent years, the Danish government led by Mette Frederiksen and the Social Democrats has increased the amount of migration policy restrictions. One of the current legislative amendments to the Danish Aliens Act, Bill L 226, allows for a transfer of asylum seekers to a third country outside the European Union. This decision was received with international condemnation, arguing that this legislation breaches international agreements regarding refugee protection. This research is a descriptive case study where the policy analysis of the Danish legislative amendment Bill L 226 is conducted through Carol Bacchi’s ‘What’s the problem represented to be?’ (WPR) approach and application of the theoretical framework of the subjects of Global Public Policy and Global Refugee Policy. This research concluded that Bill L 226 legislation was the Danish government’s attempt to address the problem of asylum seekers through an externalisation policy of asylum seekers’ transfer that ultimately failed to materialise. There are, however, some indications that externalisation policies may gain more support in the future, and as for now, the Danish government is not changing its immigration policy course.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date15 Oct 2022
Number of pages57
ID: 490788398