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  1. "Sociocultural conservatism" and "nationalism"
  2. Far-right parties
  3. Differences in the political programs

The last Swedish elections have shown the progression of the Swedish far-right party, the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna). It appears that the rise of far-right parties is a general tendency in Europe, France is not an exception, the influence of the National Front is also growing up. Nevertheless, despite being both situated far-right on their national left-right political axis, the Sweden Democrats and the National Front wouldn't be situated on the same position on an international left-right political axis. These axis take into account two main dimensions: socioeconomic issues (should the state intervene or not on the market?) and sociocultural issues (mainly divided that way: right parties are conservatist about cultural behaviour, freedom and autonomy; whereas left parties are progressist). We could therefore wonder to what extent the Sweden Democrats and the National Front, despite being both situated far-right on their national political axis, would not have the same position on a common international axis.

[...] Group4 SWEDISH POLITICS, September 2014 Far-right parties in France and Sweden : are they equally on the right ? Comparative analysis of the parties' position The last Swedish elections have shown the progression of the Swedish far-right party, the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna). It appears that the rise of far-right parties is a general tendency in Europe, France is not an exception, the influence of the National Front is also growing up. Nevertheless, despite being both situated far-right on their national left-right political axis, the Sweden Democrats and the National Front wouldn't be situated on the same position on an international left-right political axis. [...]


[...] Most of the far-right parties express a really strong nationalism, which can leads to racism A-C. Jungar & A. Ravik Jupskås, ?Populist Radical Right Parties in the Nordic Region: A New and Distinct Party Family??, Scandinavian Political Studies (2014) Vol No p Consulted on http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ 10.1111 /1467- 9477.12024 /abstract 2 Michel Winock, Nationalism, antisemitismand fascism in France (2004), Seuil, Paris, Collection Points 3 Jungar, & Ravik Jupskås A., ibid., p218 1/5 xenophobia or exclusionism: they consider that the nation-state should stay as homogeneous as possible, that is why they advocate anti-immigration policies, and they reject multiculturalism. [...]


[...] * * * Thanks to the comparison with the French National Front, we have highlighted some of the main characteristics of the Sweden Democrats' party, and also compared it to the elements composing the definition of a far-right party. Finally, we could say that if we had to draw an international left-right axis and find every political party's position, both parties would obviously be on the far-right side. But the Sweden democrats would be less on the right (rather than more on the left) than the National Front. Words : J. [...]


[...] * * * Several elements characterize a far-right party, most of them can be regrouped under the expressions ?sociocultural conservatism? and ?nationalism?. M. Winock (French historian) has defined the main characteristics of far-right parties' ideology, among which we can find hatred of the present (decandence) combined with nostalgia of a gold past; that is why their values include authority, order, security (pro-militarism), tradition, conservatism. The second group of characteristics is composed of the refusal to changement and praise of immobility, except for the political system that they want to modify. [...]

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