History

On 31 May 2007, the Danish Government set up a committee whose task was to draw up a democracy canon. The democracy canon contains what the committee believes to be key events, philosophical trends and political texts that have played an important role in the development of Danish democracy. The committee has pointed to 35 canon items as key landmarks in the long evolutionary history of democracy.

The democracy canon is envisaged as a source of inspiration for debate about and understanding of the preconditions for modern democracy in Denmark.

History