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

    Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research, vol. 42, no. 7-8, pp. 1091-1101
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Contemporary Right-wing Extremism

    Widfeldt, K. A.
    "Understanding Democratic Politics. Concepts, Institutions, Movements" (ed. Axtmann R.), Sage, pp. 280-290, 10 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The parliamentary election in Sweden, 2002

    Widfeldt, A.
    Electoral Studies, vol. 22, pp. 778-784
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • Sweden

    Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research, vol. 41, no. 7-8, pp. 1089-1094
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Special issue: Political Data Yearbook, 2001 - Sweden

    Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research, vol. 40, pp. 421-425
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Sweden: Weakening Links between Parties and Organisations

    Widfeldt, K. A.
    In: Political Parties and Interest Groups. Shaping Demographic Governance (ed. Thomas,C. S.), Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 63-78, 15 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • The Swedish Centre Party. The Poor Relation of the Family?

    Widfeldt, K. A.
    In: From Farmyard to City Square? The Electoral Adaptation of the Nordic Agrarian Parties (ed. Arter,D.), Ashgate, pp. 1-30, 29 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Scandinavia: Mixed success for the populist right

    Widfeldt, A.
    Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 53, pp. 486-500
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Special Issue Political Data Yearbook 1999 - Sweden

    Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research, vol. 38, pp. 523-528
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • State subsidies to political parties: Confronting rhetoric with reality

    Pierre, J., Svasand, L., Widfeldt, A.
    West European Politics, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1-24
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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