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Wennerhag, Magnus, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3886-0298
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Wahlström, M., Peterson, A. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). "Conscience Adherents" Revisited: Non-Lgbt Pride Parade Participants. Mobilization, 23(1), 83-100
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Conscience Adherents" Revisited: Non-Lgbt Pride Parade Participants
2018 (English)In: Mobilization, ISSN 1086-671X, E-ISSN 1938-1514, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 83-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Foundation stones in the resource mobilization theory of social movements are the notions of "conscience adherents" and "conscience constituents," first introduced by McCarthy and Zald in 1977. In this article, we revisit the concept of conscience adherent, by applying it to individuals and groups that are direct supporters of an LGBT movement, but who do not stand to directly benefit from the success should the movement accomplish its goals. Using quantitative data collected during Pride parades in Stockholm, Haarlem, London, and Warsaw, we analyze the group of participants who reported that they were lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and compare them to heterosexual and gender-conforming participants, identifying factors that explain why people in the latter category participate in Pride parades. We argue that experiences of discrimination, knowing people from the beneficiary group, and/or subscribing to general principles of justice, contribute to conscience adherent participation. Furthermore, based on interviews with Pride parade organizers, we argue that mobilizations based on a more inclusive political strategy will attract more non-LGBT participants.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34901 (URN)10.17813/1086-671X-23-1-83 (DOI)000429408400005 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P2013-0861:1Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2008-1799European Social Fund (ESF), ESF-08-ECRP-001
Available from: 2018-04-26 Created: 2018-04-26 Last updated: 2018-05-04Bibliographically approved
Wennerhag, M. & Lindgren, J. (2018). Från sammanhållning till solidaritet. Fronesis (58-59), 8-15
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från sammanhållning till solidaritet
2018 (Swedish)In: Fronesis, ISSN 1404-2614, no 58-59, p. 8-15Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Både vetenskapliga teorier om hur samhället hålls samman och politiska förslag syftande till att öka sammanhållningen kretsar ofta kring begreppet solidaritet. Vad innebär samhällssolidaritet i en tid präglad avojämlikhet, ekonomisk globalisering och framväxande nationalism? Vilka former tar sig solidariteten inom välfärdsstaten – och vilka är vi egentligen solidariska med?

Keywords
Solidaritet, Durkheim, Social sammanhållning
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34702 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved
Wennerhag, M. & Elgenius, G. (2018). Förändring och kontinuitet i det svenska politiska landskapet: Politisk-sociologiska perspektiv inför valet 2018. Sociologisk forskning, 55(2-3), 121-138
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förändring och kontinuitet i det svenska politiska landskapet: Politisk-sociologiska perspektiv inför valet 2018
2018 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 121-138Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Change and continuity in the political landscape. Politico-sociological perspectives on the general election in Sweden 2018

The political landscape in Sweden has undergone considerable changes in recent decades. The number of political parties in the Swedish parliament has increased from five to eight, and the socio-economic issues of the traditional political right–left scale has been challenged by socio-cultural issues relating to lifestyle and identity. Notably, the radical right has had significant electoral success in Sweden based on an ethno-nationalist and anti-immigrant rhetoric. The corporatist model has increasingly been challenged by new forms of political authority, participation and representation. Yet, new political actors such as social movements and civil society actors, think tanks and policy professionals, are becoming increasingly engaged in the political processes. Moreover, traditionally marginalised groups including the young, women and individuals of migrant background are represented to a higher degree in political bodies than before. In this article, we introduce the articles of Sociologisk Forskning’s special issue on the Swedish political landscape and give an overview of the main developments of politics and society in the country.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2018
Keywords
political sociology, cleavages, radical right, Sweden, politics
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36144 (URN)000437926900002 ()2-s2.0-85051387171 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-27 Created: 2018-08-27 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved
Johansson, H., Scaramuzzino, R. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). Multilevel Strategies for Political Influence: How and Why Do Domestic Civil Society Organisations Seek Political Influence at National and EU Levels?. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 14(2), 68-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multilevel Strategies for Political Influence: How and Why Do Domestic Civil Society Organisations Seek Political Influence at National and EU Levels?
2018 (English)In: Journal of Contemporary European Research, ISSN 1815-347X, E-ISSN 1815-347X, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 68-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses domestic civil society organisations (CSOs) and their multilevel strategies for gaining political influence in the European Union. Drawing on a theoretical framework identifying different ‘routes’ that CSOs can take in a multilevel system of EU governance, this article analyses which routes or combination of routes CSOs take and investigates what organisational factors can explain similarities and differences among domestic CSOs’ multilevel strategies for political influence. Factors like type of organisation, organisational resources, level of activity and perceived relevance of national and EU political levels are combined. The article shows that CSOs tend to choose a combination of routes and that most of them also participate at the national level when trying to influence EU policy. The article furthermore finds that domestic CSOs seek to influence EU policies above all when they organise around issues that face potential conflicts between national and EU policies, illustrating the analytical significance of how CSOs perceive different political levels.

Keywords
Europeanization, Advocacy, Social movements, Interest Groups, Political Influence, Civil Society Organizations
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35784 (URN)10.30950/jcer.v14i2.878 (DOI)000436307700002 ()2-s2.0-85049181070 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Beyond the Welfare State: The Europeanization of Swedish Civil Society Organizations
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1678
Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-07-02 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Peterson, A., Wahlström, M. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). ‘Normalized’ Pride?: Pride parade participants in six European countries. Sexualities, 21(7), 1146-1169
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Normalized’ Pride?: Pride parade participants in six European countries
2018 (English)In: Sexualities, ISSN 1363-4607, E-ISSN 1461-7382, Vol. 21, no 7, p. 1146-1169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on quantitative survey data collected during Pride parades in six European countries – the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland – we analyse who participates in Pride parades. Engaging with the so-called protest normalization thesis we ask: are Pride parade participants, aside from sexual orientation, representative of the wider populace? In none of the countries could we find indications that Pride participants mirror the general populations. The parades remain dominated by well-educated, middle strata youth, rich in political resources. However, we find variation between countries, which we link to differences in elite and public support for LGBT rights. © 2017, The Author(s) 2017.

Keywords
LGBT movements, normalization of demonstrations, Pride parades, protest participation, protest survey, adult, article, human, juvenile, population
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34968 (URN)10.1177/1363460717715032 (DOI)000444560500011 ()2-s2.0-85046017657 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-05-16 Created: 2018-05-16 Last updated: 2018-10-09Bibliographically approved
Peterson, A., Wahlström, M. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). Pride Parades and LGBT Movements: Political Participation in an International Comparative Perspective (1ed.). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pride Parades and LGBT Movements: Political Participation in an International Comparative Perspective
2018 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2018. p. 267 Edition: 1
Series
Gender and Comparative Politics ; 5
Keywords
pride parades; LGBT movement; social movements; protests, prideparader; HBTQ-rörelser; sociala rörelser; protester
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35714 (URN)9781315474052 (ISBN)9781138202399 (ISBN)
Projects
Festival och protest: En jämförande studie av Pride-parader i sex europeiska länder
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P13-0861:1
Available from: 2018-06-21 Created: 2018-06-21 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Lindgren, J. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). Solidaritet under nya förutsättningar: Introduktion till Stjernø, Brunkhorst och Karagiannis. Fronesis (58-59), 46-50
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solidaritet under nya förutsättningar: Introduktion till Stjernø, Brunkhorst och Karagiannis
2018 (Swedish)In: Fronesis, ISSN 1404-2614, no 58-59, p. 46-50Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

I detta avsnitt vill vi kasta ljus över de intellektuella och politiska sammanhang som format solidaritetsbegreppet och lyfta fram några samhällsteoretiska diskussioner om solidaritetens förändrade förutsättningar. Avsnittets tre texter belyser hur solidaritetsbegreppet växt fram och diskuterar dess relevans för förståelsen av vår egen tids dominerande utvecklingstendenser och motsättningar.

Keywords
Solidaritet, Durkheim, Globalisering, Avnationalisering
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34703 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved
Elgenius, G. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). The changing political landscape of Sweden: Political cleavages, actors and processes. Sociologisk forskning, 55(2-3), 139-154
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The changing political landscape of Sweden: Political cleavages, actors and processes
2018 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 55, no 2-3, p. 139-154Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The political landscape in Sweden has undergone considerable changes in recent decades The number of political parties in the Swedish parliament has increased from five to eight, and the socio-economic issues of the traditional political right–left scale has been challenged by socio-cultural issues relating to lifestyle and identity. Notably, the notion of Swedish exceptionalism and the particularities of its welfare state is lingering despite findings pointing in the opposite direction e.g. with the increased electoral support for the radical right, and its ethno-nationalist and anti-immigrant rhetoric. The corporatist model has been challenged by new forms of political authority, participation and representation. New political actors, such as social movements and civil society actors, think tanks and policy professionals, are becoming increasingly engaged in political processes. The long-term trend suggests that traditionally marginalised groups, such as the young, women and groups of migrant background, are represented in decision-making forums to a higher degree than before. Yet, current conditions need further analysis. In this article, we provide a background to Sociologisk Forskning’s special issue on the political landscape of the parliamentary election in 2018.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2018
Keywords
cleavages, political sociology, radical rightwing parties, the Sweden Democrats, Swedish Exceptionalism and the Swedish general election 2018
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36145 (URN)000437926900003 ()2-s2.0-85051410416 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-27 Created: 2018-08-27 Last updated: 2018-08-30Bibliographically approved
Wennerhag, M. (2017). Patterns of protest participation are changing. Sociologisk forskning, 54(4), 347-351
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patterns of protest participation are changing
2017 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 347-351Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

since the late 1960s, participation in political protests has become more common in sweden. Today, a large majority of swedes have at one point joined a demonstration or would be willing to join a demonstration, and around six percent of the population participates in a demonstra- tion at least once a year. This article uses survey data to discuss the changing protest patterns in relation to the country’s traditional corporatist political culture, with a focus on which groups participate in contemporary political protests. 

Keywords
protest participation, social movements, normalization of protest
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33981 (URN)000419291200016 ()2-s2.0-85041089556 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-26 Created: 2017-12-26 Last updated: 2018-02-09Bibliographically approved
Wennerhag, M. (2017). Pride anländer till Sverige: En resa i två etapper. In: Filip Wijkström, Marta Reuter & Abbas Emami (Ed.), Civilsamhället i det transnationella rummet: (pp. 35-61). Stockholm: European Civil Society Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pride anländer till Sverige: En resa i två etapper
2017 (Swedish)In: Civilsamhället i det transnationella rummet / [ed] Filip Wijkström, Marta Reuter & Abbas Emami, Stockholm: European Civil Society Press , 2017, p. 35-61Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Prideparader hålls i dag på mer än 900 platser världen över varje år. Pride är – precis som arbetarrörelsens förstamajtåg – ett exempel på transnationell spridning av en manifestation för att påverka politik och samhälle. Initialt till minne av ett upplopp i New York i slutet av 1960-talet har denna parad blivit en årligen återkommande händelse på den globala HBTQ-kartan. Manifestationen används i dag inte bara för att påverka politik utan också för att stärka den egna gruppens sammanhållning. I kapitlet beskrivs paradens resa till Sverige. Trots en allt starkare och mer standardiserad transnationell praktik har den svenska scenen även fortsatt haft tydliga lokala inslag.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: European Civil Society Press, 2017
Keywords
Pride parades, LGBT movement, social movements, gay and lesbian movement
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32162 (URN)978-91-86641-08-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Festival och protest: En jämförande studie av Pride-parader i sex europeiska länder
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P13-0861:1
Available from: 2017-02-24 Created: 2017-02-24 Last updated: 2017-03-08Bibliographically approved
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