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Högerextrema partier i EU-parlamentetoch deras påverkan på demokratin.
Karlstad University. Karlstad.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Right-winged parties in the European Parliament and possible impact to democracy. (English)
Abstract [en]

This is a study about the extreme right and populist meps in the European Parliament, and the purpose of this study is to explain how the ways they organise themselves in a political group within the European Parliament can influence EU:s democratic system in a negative direction.

    The essay explores the rise of the right-winged parties in the European Parliament. Populism as a phenomenon is the ideology upon which the extreme right parties have based their politics and is something that could change shape dependent on the situation.

    The essay thus investigates whether there is a connection between the phenomena and the low voter turnout in the European Parliamentary elections. The two research questions are 1. Can the low-level participation be a root cause of the extreme right and populist parties gaining power in the European Parliament? and 2. Is the impact a threat to democracy?

     The European Parliament is one of the most important institutions in the European Union and is the only institution whose leaders are elected in public elections, therefore the low level of participation is an important issue to study.

     The result of the study is that the extreme right parties pose a threat to EU:s democracy when they get to much power and the opportunity to change the political agenda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 46
Keywords [en]
Populism, The European Parliament, European Parliament elections, democracy, extreme right.
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Other Humanities Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-68136DiVA, id: diva2:1227905
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Political Science
Educational program
Political Science (180 ECTS credits)
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