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Blombäck, S. (2020). From Brussels to the Capital: New Parties’ Paths into National Parliaments. In: Bukow S., Jun U. (Ed.), Continuity and Change of Party Democracies in Europe: (pp. 141-168). Weisbaden: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Brussels to the Capital: New Parties’ Paths into National Parliaments
2020 (English)In: Continuity and Change of Party Democracies in Europe / [ed] Bukow S., Jun U., Weisbaden: Springer, 2020, p. 141-168Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

New political parties are an important source of change in the party systems of modern democracies, but these parties often struggle to gain and retain parliamentary representation. This article addresses the question of which of the parties that were successful in European Parliament elections also enter national parliaments, and why. FsQCA analysis show that a combination of experienced leadership, membership in a European Parliament political group and an electoral system without high barriers for new entrants explains most cases of parties that are successful in entering the parliament at the national level. It does not, however, explain why others are not successful, indicating that the causation is asymmetrical.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Weisbaden: Springer, 2020
Series
Politische Vierteljahresschrift Sonderhefte
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38522 (URN)10.1007/978-3-658-28988-1_6 (DOI)978-3-658-28987-4 (ISBN)978-3-658-28988-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-03-13Bibliographically approved
Hagevi, M., Blombäck, S., Hinnfors, J., Demker, M. & Loxbo, K. (2019). DIPAC CITIZEN DATA: Technical report 1.0. Växjö: Linnaeus University
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2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The data described in this report were collected for the DIPAC-project: Decreased Ideological Polarisation and Conflict in Western Europe?  This report describes DIPAC Citizen data set. The first part of this report gives information on the project as a whole, including discussions of case selection and core concepts. Following this, there are a technical report the DIPAC citizen data set.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University, 2019. p. 137
Keywords
politics, party, comparative, Europe, party system, survey, citizen, opinion
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37529 (URN)
Projects
Minskad ideologisk polarisering och konflikt i Västeuropa? (Mipok)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2014-01246The Crafoord Foundation, 20160645
Available from: 2019-10-14 Created: 2019-10-14 Last updated: 2019-10-21Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S., Hinnfors, J., Loxbo, K., Demker, M. & Hagevi, M. (2019). DIPAC Election Manifesto Data: Technical report 1.0. Växjö: Linnaeus University
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2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University, 2019. p. 45
Keywords
politics, parties, party system, Europe, election manifesto, ideology, Left-Right, GAL-TAN
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37528 (URN)
Projects
Minskad ideologisk polarisering och konflikt i Västeuropa? (Mipok)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2014-01246The Crafoord Foundation, 20160645
Available from: 2019-10-14 Created: 2019-10-14 Last updated: 2019-10-21Bibliographically approved
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.
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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 ()2-s2.0-85068845030 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S. & Bolin, N. (2019). The discouraging effect of the radical right.: An experimental study of the importance of party cues on voters’ assessment of political proposals. In: : . Paper presented at Swedish Political Science Association (SWEPSA) annual meeting, Norrköping, 2-4 October, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The discouraging effect of the radical right.: An experimental study of the importance of party cues on voters’ assessment of political proposals
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The radical right continues to make electoral progress. While the general and, by large, continuous increase in support has been going on for at least two decades it is only recently that we can regard the radical right party family as one of the large ones. Despite this, there are reasons to believe that its full potential has yet to be revealed. Previous research suggest that parties of the radical right might suffer from a stigmatization effect, that is, voters are reluctant to vote for them since supporting them is regarded as less socially acceptable. Similarly, it has been suggested that due to the lack of a reputational shield some segments of the electorate will find proposals from the radical right less compelling compared to a situation where the exact same proposal is presented by one of the mainstream parties. While this seems like a convincing hypothesis, we are not aware of any systematic Large-N studies testing this claim. Against this background, this study employs an experimental survey design to empirically test whether political proposals are assessed differently dependent on who the sender is. Specifically we have conducted a survey experiment, in a panel with Swedish voters, randomizing the sender in order to measure whether political proposals are less favored if they are presented by the radical right Sweden Democrats instead of one of the mainstream parties the Social Democrats and the Moderates.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37522 (URN)
Conference
Swedish Political Science Association (SWEPSA) annual meeting, Norrköping, 2-4 October, 2019
Available from: 2019-10-11 Created: 2019-10-11 Last updated: 2019-10-29Bibliographically approved
Blombäck, S., Ravik Jupskås, A. & Hinnfors, J. (2019). United or Divided? Preferential Agreement among Party Members. In: Demker, M., Heidar, K., Kosiara-Pedersen, K. (Ed.), Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times (pp. 111-134). ECPR Press
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2019 (English)In: Nordic Party Members: Linkages in Troubled Times / [ed] Demker, M., Heidar, K., Kosiara-Pedersen, K., ECPR Press, 2019, p. 111-134Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ECPR Press, 2019
Series
Studies in European Political Science
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38526 (URN)9781785523250 (ISBN)9781785523267 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-03-13Bibliographically approved
Bjereld, U., Blombäck, S., Demker, M. & Sandberg, L. (2018). Digital demokrati?: partierna i en ny tid. Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlas
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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
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Populism som utmaning mot den liberala demokratin i Europa
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
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