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Euroskepticismen hos VP och SD: Likheter, skillnader, traditionella drag och alternativ till EU: En jämförande fallstudie av Vänsterpartiet och Sverigedemokraternas euroskepticism
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Euroscepticism in the Left party and the Swedish democrats: Similarities, differences, traditional features and an alternative to the EU : a comparative study of Euroscepticism in the Left Party and the Swedish Democrats (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to describe the hard euroscepticism in two Swedish parties: The Swedish democrats and the Left party, by describing and comparing their arguments. I will mainly do this by examining if they have traditional features in their arguments and if they have an alternative system to the EU. I’m using a study by Van Bohemen et al and the Benchmark theory by De Vries to analyze the results. The arguments are found in their official party documents.

By describing, comparing and analyzing the arguments I’ve found that both parties arguments have anti-institutional and protectionist features. The Left party also argues against economic inequality and the Swedish democrats arguments have ethnocentric features. Besides the traditional ‘arguments’ The Left party also argue that the union is unequal, neoliberal and disregarding the climate changes. Both parties also have an alternative system to the EU. The Left party wants to replace it with international organizations which works against for instance inequality and climate changes. The Swedish democrats wants a deepened Nordic collaboration, which would help the economy as well as protect the Nordic identity.

My conclusion is that both parties have traditional Eurosceptic features and an alternative system. There are some similarities as well as differences in their arguments and the differences are mainly ideological.

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2019. , p. 40
Keywords [en]
Euroscepticism, The Swedish democrats, the Left party, the European union
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-159701ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--19/02088--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-159701DiVA, id: diva2:1343813
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Bachelor Thesis in Political Science
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