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Wennerhag, Magnus, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3886-0298
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Jämte, J. & Wennerhag, M. (2019). Brottsförebyggande åtgärder mot radikala vänsterrörelser: effekter och erfarenheter. Karlstad: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brottsförebyggande åtgärder mot radikala vänsterrörelser: effekter och erfarenheter
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Under senare år har lokala myndigheter utvecklat brottsförebyggande åtgärder för att motverka politiskt motiverad våldsanvändning och ”våldsbejakande extremism”. I detta projekt undersöks hur lärare, socialarbetare och poliser på lokal nivå tolkar och utför sitt uppdrag inom det specifika arbetet mot ”vänsterextremism” samt hur vänsterradikala aktivister uppfattar och påverkas av dessa åtgärder.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, 2019. p. 32
Series
MSB ; 1370
Keywords
Extremism, Vänsterextremism, Brottsförebyggande åtgärder, Sociala rörelser, Radikalisering
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38036 (URN)978-91-7383-934-1 (ISBN)
Projects
Radikalisering och motradikalisering
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2019-04-24 Created: 2019-04-24 Last updated: 2019-05-22Bibliographically approved
Johansson, H., Scaramuzzino, R. & Wennerhag, M. (2019). Social Movements and Interest Groups Compared: How organisational type matters for explaining Swedish organisations’ advocacy strategies. Partecipazione e conflitto, 12(2), 353-381
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Movements and Interest Groups Compared: How organisational type matters for explaining Swedish organisations’ advocacy strategies
2019 (English)In: Partecipazione e conflitto, ISSN 1972-7623, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 353-381Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The divide between interest groups and social movement studies runs deep, but present developments call for a renewed focus on the relevance of these analytical categories. Both of these two forms of collective action relate to organisations that are assumed to follow distinctive logics and strategies for political influence. This article aims to contribute to the debates on the analytical difference between interest groups and social movements by comparing their political strategies and addressing the relevance of the typology for explaining organisations’ use of political strat-egies. The paper draws on a dataset resulting from a large survey among Swedish civil society organisations among which clear cases of interest group organisations and “old” and “new” social movement organisations (SMOs) were identified. The results show that the distinction between interest groups and social movement organisations has some analytical value when it comes to explaining the use of different types of strategies: e.g. direct lobbying and media-based and protest-based strategies. Also, the distinction between old and new SMOs is shown to be relevant because old SMOs seem to be in a way “in between” interest groups and new SMOs suggesting that social movements tend to develop over time and to become more similar to interest groups.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Salento, 2019
Keywords
Advocacy strategies, Civil society organisations, Interest groups, Organisational types, Social movements, Sweden
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39201 (URN)10.1285/i20356609v12i2p353 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-10-21 Created: 2019-10-21 Last updated: 2019-10-21Bibliographically approved
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 ()2-s2.0-85054783829 (Scopus ID)
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: 2018-11-01Bibliographically approved
Scaramuzzino, R. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). Europeanization of Swedish civil society: Motives, activities, and perceived consequences. In: Anna Meeuwisse & Roberto Scaramuzzino (Ed.), Europeanization in Sweden: opportunities and challenges for civil society (pp. 75-107). Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Europeanization of Swedish civil society: Motives, activities, and perceived consequences
2018 (English)In: Europeanization in Sweden: opportunities and challenges for civil society / [ed] Anna Meeuwisse & Roberto Scaramuzzino, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018, p. 75-107Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018
Series
Studies on civil society ; 10
Keywords
Europeanization; Civil society; Advocacy; Protests; Social movements; Interest organizations
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37233 (URN)978-1-78920-034-8 (ISBN)978-1-78920-035-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Beyond the Welfare State: The Europeanization of Swedish Civil Society Organizations
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1678
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-10Bibliographically approved
Scaramuzzino, R. & Wennerhag, M. (2018). Factors Explaining Swedish Civil Society Organizations’ Europeanization. In: Anna Meeuwisse & Roberto Scaramuzzino (Ed.), Europeanization in Sweden: opportunities and challenges for civil society (pp. 108-120). Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors Explaining Swedish Civil Society Organizations’ Europeanization
2018 (English)In: Europeanization in Sweden: opportunities and challenges for civil society / [ed] Anna Meeuwisse & Roberto Scaramuzzino, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018, p. 108-120Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018
Series
Studies on civil society ; 10
Keywords
Europeanization; Civil society; Advocacy; Protests; Social movements; Interest organizations
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37234 (URN)978-1-78920-034-8 (ISBN)978-1-78920-035-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Beyond the Welfare State: The Europeanization of Swedish Civil Society Organizations
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2010-1678
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-10Bibliographically 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
Projects
National mobilization strategies and transnational networking: Social movements in East and West. [A006-2008_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityAnarchists in Eastern and Western Europe - a Comparative Study [A068-2011_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Wennerhag, M., Fröhlich, C. & Piotrowski, G. (Eds.). (2017). Radical left movements in Europe. Abingdon, Oxon: RoutledgeWennerhag, M. (2017). Radical left movements in Europe: An introduction. In: Magnus Wennerhag; Christian Fröhlich; Grzegorz Piotrowski (Ed.), Radical Left Movements in Europe: (pp. 1-21). Abingdon, Oxon: RoutledgeSörbom, A. & Wennerhag, M. (2016). Begreppet extremism - en kritisk introduktion. ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys (5), 15-37Piotrowski, G. (2016). Od post-anarchizmu do pop-anarchizmu. In: Skrycki Radosław and Michał Przyborowski (Ed.), Radosława Skryckiego (Ed.), Studia z dziejów anarchizmu (2): w dwusetlecie urodzin Michaiła Bakunina. Paper presented at Szczecin, May 29-31, 2014.. Szczecin: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu SzczecińskiegoPolanska, D. V. & Piotrowski, G. (2016). Poland: Local differences and the importence of cohesion. Baltic Worlds, IX(1-2), 46-56Piotrowski, G. & Polanska, D. V. (2016). Radical Urban Movements in Poland: the case of squatting. Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica, 17(1), 53-69Jämte, J. & Sörbom, A. (2016). Why Did It Not Happen Here?: The Gradual Radicalization of the Anarchist Movement in Sweden 1980–90. In: Bart van der Steen and Knud Andresen (Ed.), A European Youth Revolt: European Perspectives on Youth Protest and Social Movements in the 1980s (pp. 97-111). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacmillanPiotrowski, G. & Wennerhag, M. (2015). Always against the state?: An analysis of Polish and Swedish radical left-libertarian activists’ interaction with institutionalized politics. PArticipation and COnflict, 8(3), 845-875Polanska Vergara, D. & Piotrowski, G. (2015). The transformative power of cooperation between social movements: squatting and tenants’ movements in Poland. City, 19(2-3), 274-296Piotrowski, G. (2014). Squatting in the East – Rozbrat in Poland. In: van Hoogenhuijze, Leendert and Van Der Steen, Bart (Ed.), The City Is Ours: Squatting and Autonomous Movements in Europe from the 1970s to the Present (pp. 233-253). Oakland CA: PM Press
Anti-racist contentions in the Baltic Sea region – a study of anti-racist activists' interplay with politicians and civil servants [57/2016_OSS]; Södertörn University
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