Local candidate lists: Historical artefacts or a novel phenomenon? A research note
2015 (English)In: Party Politics, ISSN 1354-0688, E-ISSN 1460-3683, Vol. 21, no 5, 813-820 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using Sweden as an example, we propose the hypothesis that local candidate lists rest on a different rationale compared to national party lists, more specifically a rationality that has developed as a result of an altered relationship between the local and national levels and is expressed in terms of localism. The emergence of new local lists is most likely an effect of the challenges to the welfare state posed in the past 40 years. However, although local lists are essentially a recent phenomenon, our examples suggest that their existence can also be explained in terms of historical patterns of dissent from and resistance to state intervention at the local level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 21, no 5, 813-820 p.
localism, welfare state, historical patterns, state intervention, Sweden, new parties, historical analysis
History and Archaeology
Research subject History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29130DOI: 10.1177/1354068813499870ISI: 000360801100012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-29130DiVA: diva2:649427