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Ideology in Change? - Swedish partisan politics from the 1960s to 2014

Tengdahl, Leonardo LU (2015) STVM25 20142
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to study to what extent there has been ideological changes over time in Swedish partisan politics. In order to investigate this, the political theories Conservatism, Neoliberalism, the “Third Way”, Social democracy and Marxism/Communism was used. These theories laid the foundation for the analytical tool. An idea and ideology analysis was used to investigate the changes in the party programs over time. The method in use is a comparative case study. The material in this thesis consists of different party programs from the Social Democratic Party, the Left Party and the Moderate Party. The oldest party program is from 1967 and the latest from 2013. The results of the study conclude that ideologies tend to change... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to study to what extent there has been ideological changes over time in Swedish partisan politics. In order to investigate this, the political theories Conservatism, Neoliberalism, the “Third Way”, Social democracy and Marxism/Communism was used. These theories laid the foundation for the analytical tool. An idea and ideology analysis was used to investigate the changes in the party programs over time. The method in use is a comparative case study. The material in this thesis consists of different party programs from the Social Democratic Party, the Left Party and the Moderate Party. The oldest party program is from 1967 and the latest from 2013. The results of the study conclude that ideologies tend to change and that it is primarily the parties’ view on the economy that has converged. In spite of this, the differences in ideologies are abundantly present in contemporary Swedish politics. (Less)
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author
Tengdahl, Leonardo LU
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STVM25 20142
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Ideology, Sweden, Politics, Liberal economy, Convergence
language
English
id
4925494
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2015-02-28 17:18:13
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to study to what extent there has been ideological changes over time in Swedish partisan politics. In order to investigate this, the political theories Conservatism, Neoliberalism, the “Third Way”, Social democracy and Marxism/Communism was used. These theories laid the foundation for the analytical tool. An idea and ideology analysis was used to investigate the changes in the party programs over time. The method in use is a comparative case study. The material in this thesis consists of different party programs from the Social Democratic Party, the Left Party and the Moderate Party. The oldest party program is from 1967 and the latest from 2013. The results of the study conclude that ideologies tend to change and that it is primarily the parties’ view on the economy that has converged. In spite of this, the differences in ideologies are abundantly present in contemporary Swedish politics.},
  author       = {Tengdahl, Leonardo},
  keyword      = {Ideology,Sweden,Politics,Liberal economy,Convergence},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ideology in Change? - Swedish partisan politics from the 1960s to 2014},
  year         = {2015},
}