Dataset: Ideological Transformations, Organizational Development and Mainstream Reactions. A Comparison of Populist Parties in Four Nordic Countries, 2015

Abstract

This project offers comparative knowledge on how, why and when popular attitudes towards the out-group population translate into party political preferences in countries that share very similar socio-political attributes; hence, the Nordic countries. The Nordic countries seem to constitute a fruitful design so as to move beyond demand side explanations and to acknowledge supply-oriented explanations for the varying electoral fortunes of the four nationalist-populist parties. This project involved contextualized comparisons over time. The study called attention to the rise of national-populist parties in the four Nordic countries: the Sweden Democrats (SD) in Sweden; the Danish People's Party (DPP) in Denmark; the Progress Party (PP) in Norway and the True Finns (TS) in Finland. These parties experienced their greatest electoral success in recent years and since 2010 they have all been represented in the national parliament. The main research question was why these four parties differ in terms of electoral support, policy influence and governmental experience. The empirical focus was on how the national-populist parties have changed ideologically and organizationally and which strategies the mainstream parties have adopted faced with a new political competitor arena and mainstream reactions to their development in the public debate. Data was collected by manual coding of e.g. topic and tone of the articles in four leading newspapers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Ideological Transformations, Organizational Development and Mainstream Reactions. A Comparison of Populist Parties in Four Nordic Countries, 2015

Identification Number

NSD2438

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Hellström, Anders Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Hellström, Anders Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University Malmö University Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2015 Anders Hellström, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 219651

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2017-05-30

Notes

Original data from Anders Hellström, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Ideological Transformations, Organizational Development and Mainstream Reactions. A Comparison of Populist Parties in Four Nordic Countries, 2015". Data collected by Anders Hellström, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University. First NSD edition, Bergen 2017.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2013 2015

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2013-01-01 2015-12-31

Country

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Text unit

Universe

Articles collected from media data bases in each individual country

Kind of Data

Coded textual data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Hellström, Anders, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University  (Malmö University)

Sampling Procedure

Data was collected by manual coding of e.g. topic and tone of the articles in four leading newspapers in four countries.

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Availability Status

Data from "Ideological Transformations, Organizational Development and Mainstream Reactions. A Comparison of Populist Parties in Four Nordic Countries, 2015" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

Four data files; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Ideological Transformations, Organizational Development and Mainstream Reactions. A Comparison of Populist Parties in Four Nordic Countries, 2015" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
"(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Ideological Transformations, Organizational Development and Mainstream Reactions. A Comparison of Populist Parties in Four Nordic Countries, 2015". The survey was financed by The Reasearch Council of Norway. The data are provided by Anders Hellström, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University and prepared and made available by NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Anders Hellström,  Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Anders Hellström, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, The Research Council of Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Publications

Reproducing the Nation and the Scandinavian Nationalist Populist Parties

Hellström, Anders (2016) Reproducing the Nation and the Scandinavian Nationalist Populist Parties. Berghahn books.

Invandring, mediebilder och radikala högerpartier i Norden

Hellström, Anders & Lodenius, Anna-Lena (2016) Invandring, mediebilder och radikala högerpartier, Delmi report 2016:6.

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