Dr Anders Widfeldt
Fil Kand, Fil doktor
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.
Right-wing radicalism, populism and extremism, political parties, party organisations and Nordic politics.
Politics and International Relations
The Sweden Democrats.
Comparative party organisations.
Right wing radicalism.
Historical fascism in the Nordic countries.
Supervised PhDs on political parties in Nigeria, local parties in Norway and party organisations in Scotland.
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.
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Sweden: Political Developments and Data in 2019European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 350-361Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Populist Right-Wing PartisanResearch Handbook on Political Partisanship. Oscarsson, H., Holmberg, S. (eds.). 1st edition. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 190-201, 12 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
“Högerpopulism – hot eller bot för demokratin?”Demokratins Framtid. Barrling, K., Holmberg, S. (eds.). Sveriges Riksdag, pp. 159-190, 32 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Sweden: Political development and data for 2017European Journal of Political Research, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 277-283Contributions 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?Political Studies, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 577-600Contributions to Journals: Articles
The Growth of the Radical Right in Nordic Countries: Observations from the Past 20 YearsCommissioned by Migration Policy Institute. Washington DC: Migration Policy Institute. 37 pagesBooks and Reports: Commissioned Reports
The Radical Right in the Nordic CountriesThe Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right. Rydgren, J. (ed.). Oxford University Press, pp. 545-564, 20 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Sweden: From deviant case to populist radical right hotbed?The European Mainstream and the Populist Radical Right. Odmalm, P., Hepburn, E. (eds.). Taylor and Francis AS, pp. 130-152, 23 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Geert Wilders: maverick who could ride anti-Islam wave to the top of Dutch politicsThe ConversationContributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
Populist parties in Europe: agents of discontent?West European Politics, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 907-908Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles