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Idéanalys av Centerpartiets partiideologi 2001-2013: Är det medlemmar eller väljare som bestämmer Centerpartiets ideologi?
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


When the Swedish Centre Party, Centerpartiet, just before Christmas 2012 released a draft for new program of ideas a powerful "winter storm" broke out. Ideas that Centerpartiet would abolish compulsory schooling and the right to inheritance and allow polygamy are just a few of the things that cause alarm.

It's not the first time during the last years the Centre Party is associated with neo-liberal elements in their party’s ideology. In 2007 Erik Ullenhag criticized Centerpartiet for their new neo-liberalism was a danger to the alliance.

The aim of this study is to investigate whether it is possible to see a change in Centerpartiets ideology and how deep it is. From an idea analytical approach based on ideal types, created for social liberalism, neoliberalism and ecohumanism, the party programs from 2001 and 2013 are studied. The eight components studied are: the view on human nature, most important unit in society, the vision of freedom, methods of social change, political governance, society's economic organization, the vision of prosperity and utopia - the good society.

In examining the causes of the potential changes a secondary analysis, where existing material was used, has been implemented.

The result shows that there has been a change in ideology in Centerpartiet between 2001 and 2013. The probable causes for this are the bad result in the general election 2010 and the election of a new leadership for the party in 2013.

Keywords: Swedish Centre Party, analysis of ideas, ideologies, ideal types, change,

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Swedish Centre Party, analysis of ideas, ideologies, ideal types, change
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14399Archive number: HHS13:2OAI: diva2:627057
Subject / course
Political science
Available from: 2013-08-01 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-08-01Bibliographically approved

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