Title: Populismens existentiella dimensioner: Sverigedemokrater och kyrkor i den flytande moderniteten
Author: Joel Halldorf
Institution / Affiliation: Teologiska Högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige
Rightwing populism is characterized by critique of immigration, but populist parties also address existential anxieties of late or liquid modernity. I argue that regular churchgoers reject the Sweden Democrats not only because they hold different opinions on immigration, but also due to their strong social capital. The latter helps them cope with modern anxieties, and this makes them less inclined to accept the message of the populists.
Populism, socialt kapital, Sverigedemokraterna, kristna väljare, frikyrkor
Published by NLA University College
In partnership with Johannelund School of Theology