Sverigedemokraterna - isolerade eller påverkande?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 60 credits / 90 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay examines the indirect effects of the local strength of the Swedish Democrats on refugee acceptance in the Swedish municipalities. With statistical methods this essay has aimed to investigate if such effects exist and by using statistical data from three periods of time - 2002, 2006 and 2010 – the investigation has been able to measure effects over time. Based on former research and reasonable expectations the hypothesis for the essay claims that the Swedish Democrats has got an indirect effect upon the refugee acceptance. With the statistical analyses made, the essay is able to conclude that the strength of the Swedish Democrats in municipality elections as well as the change of this strength between the elections does have a negative effect upon refugee acceptance in the Swedish municipalities. With this conclusion, the idea of the Swedish Democrats as an isolated and insignificant party is questioned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Democrats, populist right parties, refugee acceptance, Swedish municipalities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31614OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-31614DiVA: diva2:690539
Subject / course
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits