Helsingin Yliopisto: Populismin juuret ovat kaukana historiassa

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Comment: Inari Sakki of the University of Helsinki, who was one of 16 new  academy research fellows on the Research Council for Culture and Society, has focused her research on current support of the far right in Europe and Finland. 

Sakki states that it is important to study those factors give far-right parties their support. While the Sweden Democrats reject Islam and multiculturalism and want to return to a Sweden of the 1950s when there were few if any immigrants, the rhetoric of the Perussuomalaiset is based on values like nationalism.

The PS  have not only shown to be unfit to govern, but are keeping the whole country and the political establishment hostage of their anti-EU stance.  Is their anything “patriotic” about this stance or is it just another opportunistic ploy to score political brownie points with other euroskeptic parties in Europe?

The reluctance to take part in government is also an indication that the PS doesn’t have the experience to sit on government. It could reveal the PS is a lot of talk and little action.  

Do you agree?

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“On selvää, että äärioikeiston kannatuksen kasvu on yleiseurooppalainen ilmiö”, sanoo Suomen Akatemian tuore tutkijatohtori Inari Sakki. Monien muiden Euroopan maiden tavoin populistipuolueet ovat moninkertaistaneet kannatuksensa viime vuoden aikana myös Suomessa ja Ruotsissa. Vaikka ilmiö on näkyvä, Inari Sakin mielestä uutta tietoa aiheeseen tuo sosiaalipsykologinen näkökulma.

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