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Från opposition till koalition - En studie av Fremskrittspartiets väg från paria till partner

Hansson, Amanda LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study aims to explain why mainstream right-wing parties govern with radical right-wing parties instead of more central and/or liberal options by investigating the case of Norway. The election 2001 and 2013 lead to similar election results but two different government formations, the later one including a right-wing populist party. By using traditional theories about government formation and a more behaviouristic and institutional approach this study examines what accounts for this variation. The result finds that traditional theories fail to explain the variation and that a behaviouristic and institutional approach is needed to explain the different outcomes of the two studied elections. Hence pre-electoral alliances are needed prior... (More)
This study aims to explain why mainstream right-wing parties govern with radical right-wing parties instead of more central and/or liberal options by investigating the case of Norway. The election 2001 and 2013 lead to similar election results but two different government formations, the later one including a right-wing populist party. By using traditional theories about government formation and a more behaviouristic and institutional approach this study examines what accounts for this variation. The result finds that traditional theories fail to explain the variation and that a behaviouristic and institutional approach is needed to explain the different outcomes of the two studied elections. Hence pre-electoral alliances are needed prior to the election to bridge the ideological gap between the parties. This result shows that the variation in the two studied elections is not caused by changes in policy preferences or office oriented explanation but a result of right-wing mainstream parties changed attitude towards right wing populist parties like the Progress Party in Norway. (Less)
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author
Hansson, Amanda LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Government formation, Multiparty government, Pre-electoral alliances, Right-wing populism, Progress Party
language
Swedish
id
8897059
date added to LUP
2017-02-08 15:19:53
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2017-02-08 15:19:53
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  abstract     = {This study aims to explain why mainstream right-wing parties govern with radical right-wing parties instead of more central and/or liberal options by investigating the case of Norway. The election 2001 and 2013 lead to similar election results but two different government formations, the later one including a right-wing populist party. By using traditional theories about government formation and a more behaviouristic and institutional approach this study examines what accounts for this variation. The result finds that traditional theories fail to explain the variation and that a behaviouristic and institutional approach is needed to explain the different outcomes of the two studied elections. Hence pre-electoral alliances are needed prior to the election to bridge the ideological gap between the parties. This result shows that the variation in the two studied elections is not caused by changes in policy preferences or office oriented explanation but a result of right-wing mainstream parties changed attitude towards right wing populist parties like the Progress Party in Norway.},
  author       = {Hansson, Amanda},
  keyword      = {Government formation,Multiparty government,Pre-electoral alliances,Right-wing populism,Progress Party},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Från opposition till koalition - En studie av Fremskrittspartiets väg från paria till partner},
  year         = {2017},
}