Dr Anders Widfeldt

Dr Anders Widfeldt
Dr Anders Widfeldt

Dr Anders Widfeldt

Fil Kand, Fil doktor

Senior Lecturer

About

Biography

Appointed Lecturer in Nordic Politics at the University of Aberdeen in 1996, Dr. Widfeldt was previously with the Department of Political Science, Göteborg University, Sweden. He obtained his doctoral degree in 1997, with a study on party membership in Sweden.

Research

Research Overview

Right-wing radicalism, populism and extremism, political parties, party organisations and Nordic politics.

Research Areas

Politics and International Relations

Research Specialisms

  • Comparative Politics

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Current Research

The Sweden Democrats.

Past Research

Party membership.

Comparative party organisations.

Right wing radicalism.

Historical fascism in the Nordic countries.

Supervision

Supervised PhDs on political parties in Nigeria, local parties in Norway and party organisations in Scotland.

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Comparative politics, Nordic politics, research methods.

Non-course Teaching Responsibilities

Examinations Officer for Politics and International Relations. Director of Teaching and Learning for School of Social Science 2013-19.

Publications

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  • Sweden: Political Developments and Data in 2019

    Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 350-361
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Populist Right-Wing Partisan

    Widfeldt, A.
    Research Handbook on Political Partisanship. Oscarsson, H., Holmberg, S. (eds.). 1st edition. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 190-201, 12 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • “Högerpopulism – hot eller bot för demokratin?”

    Widfeldt, A.
    Demokratins Framtid. Barrling, K., Holmberg, S. (eds.). Sveriges Riksdag, pp. 159-190, 32 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Sweden: Political development and data for 2017

    Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 277-283
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • What Kind of Party Is the UK Independence Party?: The Future of the Extreme Right in Britain or Just Another Tory Party?

    Widfeldt, A., Brandenburg, H.
    Political Studies, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 577-600
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Growth of the Radical Right in Nordic Countries: Observations from the Past 20 Years

    Widfeldt, A.
    Commissioned by Migration Policy Institute. Washington DC: Migration Policy Institute. 37 pages
    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports
  • The Radical Right in the Nordic Countries

    Widfeldt, A.
    The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right. Rydgren, J. (ed.). Oxford University Press, pp. 545-564, 20 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Sweden: From deviant case to populist radical right hotbed?

    Widfeldt, A.
    The European Mainstream and the Populist Radical Right. Odmalm, P., Hepburn, E. (eds.). Taylor and Francis AS, pp. 130-152, 23 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Populist parties in Europe: agents of discontent?

    Widfeldt, A.
    West European Politics, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 907-908
    Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
  • Tensions beneath the surface: The Swedish mainstream parties and the immigration issue

    Widfeldt, A.
    Acta Politica, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 399-416
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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