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Ahlin, Filip, Ranstorp, Magnus (2020) From the Nordic Resistance Movement to the Alternative Right - A study on the Swedish Radical Nationalist Environment (Från Nordiska motståndsrörelsen till alternativhögern - En studie om den svenska radikalnationalistiska miljön )

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Type of publication

Study - qualitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Research Institute


Sweden, Swedish Defence University (Försvarshögskolan), (Centrum för Assymetriska Hot- och Terrorismstudier, CATS)

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

General population Right-wing extremists

Key findings

The report finds that the frequency of radical nationalist lone-actor attacks draws attention to the need to
strengthen the security and protection of Muslims, Jews and other minorities. For
example, the physical protection of mosques, synagogues or other meeting points
should be reviewed and heightened.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The study is a thorough analysis with background in previous research, specialist litterature, media, but above all the environment's own produced material, the study sketches a picture of the Swedish radical nationalist environment.

Sample details and representativeness


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