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Sverigedemokraterna: Ett radikalt högerpopulistiskt parti?: En idealtypsanalys av Sverigedemokraternas principprogram (2011)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Sweden Democrats has become the third largest party in Sweden after the

parliamentary elections in 2014. Ever since the party was founded in 1988, debates regarding the party’s policy has been of great interests but also the party’s ideological affiliation whether to classify it as a populist radical right party or not. Furthermore, many scientists have arrived at the conclusion that the Sweden Democrats should be seen as a populist radical right party. This conclusion makes it interesting to further investigate what ideological affilitation the party should identify itself with since the party itself argues to be a social conservative party with a nationalist ethos. With this in mind, the purpose of this study is to examine if the party has populist radical right fundamentals in its recent policy program through the use of the method idea analysis and through the use of creating an ideal type of the theory populist radical right. In addition, it has thus been possible to confirm or to deny the Sweden Democrats as a populist radical right party. The result of this thesis has shown that the policy program does consist of populist radical right elements. Hence, it has been concluded that the Sweden Democrats should be categorized as a populist radical right party. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Ideology, Idea analysis, Ideal type, Party program, Populist radical right, Populist radical right party, Sweden Democrats, SD
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45952OAI: diva2:849495
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Political Science
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Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
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