Torsten Persson (professor at IIES, Stockholm university) and Jens Rydgren (professor at the Department of Sociology) will present research regarding popular support, electoral gains, and political candidates of the Sweden democrats.

There are no papers attached but for those interested in their research, you may take a look at, for example https://www.iffs.se/en/news/a-negative-attitude-toward-immigration/ (Rydgren, report for Institute for Future Studies) or http://perseus.iies.su.se/~tpers/ (with link to a recent paper of Persson’s with Johanna Rickne among others).

At this seminar, we will have two presentations and we will allocate time for the presenters to comment each other’s work as well as having time for a more general discussion.