Dr Anders Widfeldt

Dr Anders Widfeldt
Dr Anders Widfeldt

Dr Anders Widfeldt

Fil Kand, Fil doktor

Senior Lecturer



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 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.


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


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.


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  • Linking Parties With People?: Party Membership in Sweden 1960-1994

    Widfeldt, A.
    Ashgate, Aldershot. 311 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Losing touch? The political representativeness of Swedish parties, 1985-1994

    Widfeldt, A.
    Scandinavian Political Studies, vol. 22, pp. 307-326
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Special Issue: Political Data Yearbook, 1999 (1 January 1998-1 January 1999) - Sweden

    Pierre, J., Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research, vol. 36, pp. 511-518
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Special issue: Political Data Yearbook, 1998 (1 January 1997-1 January 1998) - Sweden

    Pierre, J., Widfeldt, A.
    European Journal of Political Research, vol. 34, pp. 527-530
    Contributions to Journals: Articles


Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Journals