Populismens existentiella dimensioner: Sverigedemokrater och kyrkor i den flytande moderniteten

Article by Joel Halldorf in Theofilos.

Rightwing populism is characterized by critique of immigration, but populist parties also address existential anxieties of late or liquid modernity. I argue that regular churchgoers reject the Sweden Democrats not only because they hold different opinions on immigration, but also due to their strong social capital. The latter helps them cope with modern anxieties, and this makes them less inclined to accept the message of the populists.