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Blombäck, S. (2019). Populism as a Challenge to Liberal Democracy in Europe. In: Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A; Bremberg, N; Michalski, A; Oxelheim, L (Ed.), The European Union in a Changing World Order: Interdiciplinary European Studies (pp. 217-243). Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Populism as a Challenge to Liberal Democracy in Europe
2019 (English)In: The European Union in a Changing World Order: Interdiciplinary European Studies / [ed] Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A; Bremberg, N; Michalski, A; Oxelheim, L, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 217-243Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37140 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-18001-0 (DOI)9783030180003 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-09-09 Created: 2019-09-09 Last updated: 2019-09-13Bibliographically approved
Loxbo, K., Hinnfors, J., Hagevi, M., Blombäck, S. & Demker, M. (2019). The decline of Western European social democracy: Exploring the transformed link between welfare state generosity and the electoral strength of social democratic parties, 1975-2014. Party Politics, Article ID UNSP 1354068819861339.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The decline of Western European social democracy: Exploring the transformed link between welfare state generosity and the electoral strength of social democratic parties, 1975-2014
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2019 (English)In: Party Politics, ISSN 1354-0688, E-ISSN 1460-3683, article id UNSP 1354068819861339Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Social democratic parties are crumbling at the polls. Surprisingly, however, the causes of this demise remain largely unexplored. This article contributes to filling this gap in the research by studying the long-term impact of welfare state generosity on the vote share of social democratic parties in 16 Western European democracies. If the welfare state indeed was a key factor behind social democratic growth in the past, we ask whether the recent plight of these parties is down to a reversal of their previously dominant success factor? The article makes three principal findings. First, we show that social democratic parties primarily benefited electorally from expansive reforms at lower levels of welfare state generosity. Second, we find that this dynamic of diminishing returns also helps explain the demise of the Social Democratic party family in the whole of Western Europe. Lastly, our results reveal that programmatic turns to the right predict electoral losses in the least generous welfare states, whereas such shifts either pass unnoticed or predict vote gains in the most generous ones. We conclude by arguing that the structure of welfare state institutions is one important explanation for variations in the demise of the once powerful Social Democratic party family.

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36814 (URN)10.1177/1354068819861339 (DOI)000475079200001 ()
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-09Bibliographically approved
Bjereld, U., Blombäck, S., Demker, M. & Sandberg, L. (2018). Digital demokrati?: partierna i en ny tid. Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlas
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital demokrati?: partierna i en ny tid
2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlas, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35175 (URN)9789173896016 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-11 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2018-12-12Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S. (2018). Populism som utmaning mot den liberala demokratin i Europa. In: A. Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A . Michalski & L. Oxelheim (Ed.), EU i en världsordning under omvandling: . Stockholm: Santérus Förlag
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2018 (Swedish)In: EU i en världsordning under omvandling / [ed] A. Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A . Michalski & L. Oxelheim, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2018
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35174 (URN)9789173591263 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-11 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2018-12-12Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S. (2017). From Brussels to the Capital: New Parties’ Paths into National Parliaments. In: : . Paper presented at ‘Change and Future Viability of Party Democracy in Europe’ Conference, Düsseldorf, October 13-14, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Brussels to the Capital: New Parties’ Paths into National Parliaments
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32369 (URN)
Conference
‘Change and Future Viability of Party Democracy in Europe’ Conference, Düsseldorf, October 13-14, 2017
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S. (2017). Kan en tradition av konsensus överleva Nederländernas val?. Utrikesmagasinet: UI:s forum för analys och opinion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kan en tradition av konsensus överleva Nederländernas val?
2017 (Swedish)In: Utrikesmagasinet: UI:s forum för analys och opinion, ISSN 2002-746XArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32374 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S., Demker, M., Hagevi, M., Hinnfors, J. & Loxbo, K. (2017). Party based conflict in national parliaments. In: : . Paper presented at The XVIII Nordic Political Science Congress, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, August 8-11, 2017.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32371 (URN)
Conference
The XVIII Nordic Political Science Congress, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, August 8-11, 2017
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S. & de Fine Licht, J. (2017). Same Considerations, Different Decisions: Motivations for Split-ticket Voting among Swedish Feminist Initiative Supporters. Scandinavian Political Studies, 40(1), 61-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Same Considerations, Different Decisions: Motivations for Split-ticket Voting among Swedish Feminist Initiative Supporters
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 61-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores why supporters of small, non-established parties choose to vote for different parties in the elections to the European Parliament (EP) and elections to the national parliament. It uses individual-level data with open-ended questions from an online survey on supporters of Feminist Initiative (Fi) – a comparatively small and new Swedish feminist party – to map voters’ own motivations for split-ticket voting in the 2014 elections. Contrary to expectations based on second-order election theory, it is found that voters ticket-split in both directions: there are those voting for Fi in the EP election but not in the national election, and those voting for Fi in the national election but not in the EP election. These voters take the same types of considerations into account but nevertheless end up making opposite voting decisions. Voters clearly distinguish between the two levels – for example, by prioritizing different issues.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32365 (URN)10.1111/1467-9477.12083 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S. & de Fine Licht, J. (2017). The Feminist Voter: Voting or not Voting for a Feminist Party. In: : . Paper presented at ECPR 2017 General Conference, Oslo, 6-9 september, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Feminist Voter: Voting or not Voting for a Feminist Party
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32370 (URN)
Conference
ECPR 2017 General Conference, Oslo, 6-9 september, 2017
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S., Hinnfors, J. & Ravik Jupskås, A. (2017). United or Divided? Ideological Cohesion in Contemporary Scandinavian Parties. In: : . Paper presented at The XVIII Nordic Political Science Congress, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, August 8-11, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>United or Divided? Ideological Cohesion in Contemporary Scandinavian Parties
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32372 (URN)
Conference
The XVIII Nordic Political Science Congress, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, August 8-11, 2017
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9469-7691

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