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Scandinavia: The Progress Parties Between Protest and Extremism

Piero Ignazi

in Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780198293255
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601903 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198293259.003.0009

Series: Comparative Politics

 Scandinavia: The Progress Parties Between Protest and Extremism

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This chapter explores the rise of extreme right political parties in Scandinavia. The parties that occupy the extreme right positions in the political sphere are the Fremskridtsparti and the Dansk Folkeparti in Denmark, and the Fremskrittsparti in Norway. The inclusion of these parties in the category of extreme right remains debatable and problematic. However, their features qualify for inclusion in this political family, although their anti-system profile is limited compared to that of their European counterparts.

Keywords: extreme right; political parties; Denmark; Norway; Sweden; Finland

Chapter.  9904 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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