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dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Vernon Neilen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-06T08:00:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-06T08:00:12Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:11702en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77592
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the unique set of circumstances which led to the rapid rise of a supposed right-wing populist party in Sweden. The Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden Democrats) are not the first nationalist party to enter the Swedish parliament, but are the first to survive multiple parliamentary elections and are currently the third largest party in parliament. This thesis argues the Sverigedemokraterna do not constitute a political party, but remain a populist movement within Swedish politics, are not right-wing but rather a lagom-inspired hybrid, and the stabilizing effects of the culture of lagom prevents the permanence of extremism in Swedish politics. The increase in immigrants from predominantly Muslim states due to the Arab Spring and the Syrian civil war stoke the anti-Islamic rhetoric of this nationalist group, but did not cause their rapid ascent and neither did the entry of Sweden into the European Economic Community. The Sverigedemokraterna are a single-point culmination of a century of nationalist and fascist groups splitting and merging within Sweden, but as other groups continue to appear the SD cannot be the only culmination.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectSwedenen_US
dc.subjectnationalismen_US
dc.subjectnativismen_US
dc.subjectfascismen_US
dc.subjectSverigedemokraternaen_US
dc.subjectelectionsen_US
dc.subjectpolitical theoryen_US
dc.subjectpolitical partiesen_US
dc.subjectpopulismen_US
dc.subjectEuropeen_US
dc.subjectlagomen_US
dc.titleLagom: Intersects of nationalism and populism in Swedish parliamentary electionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTaylor, Charles Lewisen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThomas, Courtney Irene Powellen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBriggs, Ryan C.en_US


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