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Gender (in)equality in the Swedish Radical Right: A Comparative Study of New Democracy and the Sweden Democrats
University West, Department of Economics and IT.
University West, Department of Economics and IT.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to describe the use of gender symbols and gender equality ideas in contemporary nationalist parties in Sweden. Nationalism and national identity traditionally contain gendered ideas, symbols and identities, in which women are subordinate to men. Paradoxically, in Sweden, gender equality has become an intrinsic part of the national identity. Theories on gender and nationalism are applied and used in the quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to distinguish and describe the use of gender symbols and gender equality ideas in the two Swedish parties New Democracy and the Sweden Democrats. The findings show that the parties do rely on traditional nationalist gender roles, and that the Sweden Democrats emphasize these roles to a greater extent than New Democracy. The analysis also shows that both parties try to incorporate the Swedish gender equality into their ideologies but interpret the notion of gender equality in two different ways. 

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2011. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Nationalism, Radical right populist parties, Ideology, Gender, Gender equality
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-3371OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-3371DiVA: diva2:420817
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Political science
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-06-21 Created: 2011-06-06 Last updated: 2011-06-21Bibliographically approved

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