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Cartelisation in Sweden?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Statsvetenskap)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0404-9496
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Forum för politiskt beteende)
2018 (English)In: Cartelisation,Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament / [ed] Henrik Enroth & Magnus Hagevi, London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1, p. 15-26Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this volume is to assess the cartel party theory based on a study of the Swedish party system, specifically, the party groups in the unicameral Swedish Parliament (the Riksdag). Attending to a range of factors, we ask whether or not the party groups in the Riksdag have increasingly come to resemble one another in the period from the late twentieth century to the first decade of the twenty-first century. In this chapter of introduction, we present the Swedish case as well as six empirical studies of the Swedish case highlight various factors that the cartel party theory takes to be conducive to cartelisa­tion, and discuss countervailing forces as well. We explore whether party elites are becoming increasingly alike and increasingly removed from grassroots and constituents due to processes of professionali­zation; whether opposition to government is waning in the wake of globali­sation and Europeanisation; and whether parties are becoming more alike by adapting to general processes of mediatisation in politics. In two chapters, we investigate key factors not yet sufficiently acknowledged either by authors or critics of the cartel party theory: gender representation and party culture; we ask whether these factors act as countervailing forces to cartelisation. In a concluding chapter we discuss how the empirical results presented here might lead us to rethink accepted ideas about cartelisation, convergence and increasing similarities among parliamentary parties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: ECPR Press, 2018, 1. p. 15-26
Keywords [en]
cartel party, political parties, parliament, politics, convergence, gender, internal party democracy, party finance, mass media, party conflict, European Union
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71005ISBN: 978-1-78552-254-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-71005DiVA, id: diva2:1184041
Projects
Party Government in Flux: Changing Conditions for the Party Groups in the Swedish Riksdag
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, RRD10-1373:1The Crafoord Foundation, 20120687Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2018-02-20

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