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Mikael Sundström

Mikael Sundström

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Mikael Sundström

Ett smalare men vassare Centerparti?

Author

  • Mikael Sundström
  • Malena Rosén Sundström

Summary, in English

In 1973, the Swedish Centre party managed to attract 25.1 per cent of the votes in that year’s election. A quarter of a century later the once agrarian party hovered precariously close to the four per cent election threshold. During the long and unbroken decline, the party was a member of the centre-right bloc – yet was intermittently drawn to the Social Democrats. Throughout, it retained a strong focus on countryside, agrarian and environmental issues (with a particular emphasis on the decommissioning of nuclear power plants). By the late 1990s it was clear that the party’s electoral strategy needed an urgent and comprehensive overhaul. In this effort we analyse this overhaul (including a rejection of left-leaning tendencies), its structural antecedents; its intrinsic success potential; and its, and the party’s, future prospects.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2010

Language

Swedish

Pages

189-202

Publication/Series

Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift

Volume

112

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Fahlbeckska stiftelsen

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Centerpartiet
  • partipolitik

Status

Published

Research group

  • Partiforskningsgruppen

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0039-0747