In this course we learn about how the emergence of populist radical right-wing parties and movements in the world, from the 1980s until today, can be understood. The course provides theoretical and empirical knowledge about the ideology, organization, strategies, and policy impact, of these parties and movements, the reasons for voter support, and how differences in mobilization across countries and over time can be explained. The course reading covers cutting-edge research within several social science disciplines, including e.g., political science, economics, and psychology, but the main focus is on political sociology.

Language: English

Course description and schedule

Populist radical right-wing politics in the contemporary world 2021 (548 Kb) (pdf)

Schedule 2021


Professor: Jens Rydgren