Abstract: The Confederation of Danish Industry and the Shaping of the Welfare State, 1945-1961

Morten Lind Larsen

Abstract

This paper is part of a dissertation project that will investigate the relationship between the Confederation of Danish Industry and the Danish welfare state in the years following the Second World War. It will use this case to add to our understanding of the different fashions in the interplay between trade organizations and the state, and the project is set to finish in October 2011. In this paper I will present the overall framework of the project and a small part of the analysis in the form of the case of Danish socialization trends, 1944-1945.