Sverigedemokraternas framgångar i kommunalvalen 2006 och 2010
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay examines the recent electoral success of the Sweden Democrats (SD) in the Swedish municipal election in 2006 and 2010. By using statistical methods it aims to explain which of three contradicting theoretical frameworks best can explain how a populist radical right party could penetrate one of the most stable party systems in the world. The theoretical approaches tested in this essay are: a demand-side, an external supply-side and an internal supply-side approach. By using theoretically anchored proxies to determine the effect of the contradicting theoretical approaches this essay concludes that the internal supply-side explanation measuring the local party organizational ability of the SD had the most substantial effect when it comes to explaining their recent electoral success in the Swedish municipalities, as opposed to a more commonly believed demand-side driven explanation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 46 p.
Sweden Democrats, populist radical right parties, electoral success, internal supply-side explanations, party organization.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23862OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-23862DiVA: diva2:601440
Subject / course
Europena Studies Programme, 180 credits
2013-01-17, Linneuniversitetet, K2042, Universitetsplatsen 1, 35252, Växjö, 10:00 (Swedish)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Loxbo, Karl, PhD
Enroth, Henrik, PhD