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Mellan Folkhemmet och Föregångslandet

Taleny, Adrian LU (2009) STVM01 20092
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to give clarity on the use of Swedish identity and the definition of Swedish identity in the Swedish national political debate between 1976 – 2006. The study analyzes the electoral programs of the three biggest political parties of the period, namely Socialdemokraterna (The social democrats), Moderaterna (The conservative party) and Centerpartiet (The centre party). A fourth party is also analyzed, Sverigedemokraterna (The Sweden democrats), which due to its lack of political power on national policy, is enriching to the study in comparison to its result. The results show that the use of Swedish identity is increased over time, but with an exceptional increase between 1985 and 1994. The results also show that... (More)
The purpose of this study is to give clarity on the use of Swedish identity and the definition of Swedish identity in the Swedish national political debate between 1976 – 2006. The study analyzes the electoral programs of the three biggest political parties of the period, namely Socialdemokraterna (The social democrats), Moderaterna (The conservative party) and Centerpartiet (The centre party). A fourth party is also analyzed, Sverigedemokraterna (The Sweden democrats), which due to its lack of political power on national policy, is enriching to the study in comparison to its result. The results show that the use of Swedish identity is increased over time, but with an exceptional increase between 1985 and 1994. The results also show that the three biggest parties have tended to enact more similar definitions of Swedish identity over time, thus creating a more universal definition of Swedish identity in the Swedish national political debate. This identity consists of certain values such as; Welfare, solidarity, equality, modernity, and environmental concern. Sverigedemokraterna defines Swedish identity in the form of a reactionary defensive identity, which is in opposition to the political establishment and its definition of Swedish identity. (Less)
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author
Taleny, Adrian LU
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course
STVM01 20092
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type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Sverige, Sverigedemokraterna, Centerpartiet, Moderaterna, Socialdemokraterna, valretorik, valmanifest, värderingar, identitet, svensk
language
Swedish
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1526177
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this study is to give clarity on the use of Swedish identity and the definition of Swedish identity in the Swedish national political debate between 1976 – 2006. The study analyzes the electoral programs of the three biggest political parties of the period, namely Socialdemokraterna (The social democrats), Moderaterna (The conservative party) and Centerpartiet (The centre party). A fourth party is also analyzed, Sverigedemokraterna (The Sweden democrats), which due to its lack of political power on national policy, is enriching to the study in comparison to its result. The results show that the use of Swedish identity is increased over time, but with an exceptional increase between 1985 and 1994. The results also show that the three biggest parties have tended to enact more similar definitions of Swedish identity over time, thus creating a more universal definition of Swedish identity in the Swedish national political debate. This identity consists of certain values such as; Welfare, solidarity, equality, modernity, and environmental concern. Sverigedemokraterna defines Swedish identity in the form of a reactionary defensive identity, which is in opposition to the political establishment and its definition of Swedish identity.},
  author       = {Taleny, Adrian},
  keyword      = {Sverige,Sverigedemokraterna,Centerpartiet,Moderaterna,Socialdemokraterna,valretorik,valmanifest,värderingar,identitet,svensk},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mellan Folkhemmet och Föregångslandet},
  year         = {2009},
}