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Från marginalparti till vågmästare: En studie över Sverigedemokraternas väg till riksdagen
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Sverigedemokraterna är det enda partiet i Sverige som ökat antalet röster på alla nivåer sedan bildandet. Syftet med denna uppsats är att försöka identifiera vilka orsaker som kan förklara Sverigedemokraternas framgångar.

För att göra detta har historie-institutionalismen, nedfrysningsteorin och diffusionsteorin använts. Vidare analyseras framgångarna även genom de olika – såväl endogena som exogena – faktorer sociologiprofessor Jens Rydgren tar upp.

Resultatet visar att Sverigedemokraterna ända sedan bildandet 1988 haft en tydligt planerad strategi som hela tiden anpassats utifrån partiets storlek.

Abstract [en]

Since the inceptions of the democratic election system in Sweden the Sweden Democrats is the only party which has shown a continuously increasing numbers of voters. The aim of this essay is to try to identify the causes of the success of the Sweden Democrats. 

In doing so, the thesis will apply historical-institutionalism, refrigeration theory and diffusion theory to this historical event. It will also analyze both endogenous and exogenous factors outlined by Professor Jens Rydgren with reference to the party's precedent history.

The result shows that the Sweden Democrats since its foundation in 1988 has had a clear and planned strategy which has been constantly adjusted to the size of the party.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden Democrats, critical junctures, diffusion processes, the four percent threshold, populism
Keyword [sv]
Sverigedemokraterna, formativa moment, diffusionsprocesser, fyraprocentsspärren, populism
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-14143OAI: diva2:430440
Subject / course
Political Science ST2
Social and Behavioural Science, Law


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