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Med demokratin som sköld: En studie om extrema politiska partier och polyarki
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
With the democracy as shield : A study about extreme political parties and polyarchy (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine how the two extreme parties, the Nordic Resistance Movement and the Communist Party relates to Robert Dahl's seven institutions of polyarchy. This is examined by using a qualitative method. The parties' programs have been analyzed to answer if their views and proposals are consistent with the institutions of polyarchy. The thesis will also try to answer if extreme parties should be banned from a polyarchical perspective. Polyarchy is structured as an interconnected network where seven predetermined institutions all need to work together to achieve a realistic form of democracy. According to the left-right scale the two parties is placed at the edge of each side. The Communist Party strives for a stateless state and the Nordic Resistance Movement wants to see an ethnically pure national socialist society.

The thesis shows that the Nordic Resistance Movement doesn't fulfill any of Robert Dahl's seven institutions of polyarchy. The Communist Party fulfills only two institutions. It is difficult, if not impossible, to determine whether enemies of democracy should enjoy democratic rights. The polyarchy speaks both for and against a ban on extreme parties. It's a democratic dilemma.

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2018. , p. 45
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68125OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-68125DiVA, id: diva2:1225399
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Political Science
Educational program
Political Science (180 ECTS credits)
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