Dr Itay Lotem, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for the New Statesman on media’s coverage of the rise of the far-right as part of the Swedish elections.

In his article, Dr Lotem mentioned how, prior to the Swedish elections, the majority of the media only focused on the rise of the far-right over other important narratives such as a tendency of a general fragmentation of the Swedish political system.

He concluded: “Small parties more easily shape themselves as voices of single-issue resistance, while social democracy needs to appeal to a broad majority while accepting that Sweden is essentially a multi-cultural, open society.”

Dr Lotem’s article was also featured in a news article on the Guardian.

Read the full piece on the New Statesman website.

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