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Stier, Jonas, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7832-2155
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Vieco, F. J. (2021). Bearing Liminality, Laboring White Ink. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang
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2021 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2021
Series
Cultural Identity Studies, ISSN 16613252 ; 34
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37894 (URN)10.3726/b17621 (DOI)978-1-80079-015-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-17 Created: 2021-08-17 Last updated: 2023-03-17Bibliographically approved
Sefton-Rowston, A. (2021). Polities and Poetics. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang
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2021 (English)Book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2021
Series
Cultural Identity Studies, ISSN 16613252 ; 32
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37893 (URN)10.3726/b13624 (DOI)978-1-78874-456-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-17 Created: 2021-08-17 Last updated: 2023-03-17Bibliographically approved
Jarazo-Álvarez, R., Prieto-Arranz, J. I., Zamorano Llena, C., Gray, B. & Stier, J. (Eds.). (2021). The Humanities Still Matter. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang
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2021 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2021
Series
Cultural Identity Studies, ISSN 16613252 ; 31
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37892 (URN)10.3726/b15360 (DOI)978-1-78997-281-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-08-17 Created: 2021-08-17 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Korsell, L., Axelson, T. & Stier, J. (2020). Allmänhetens syn på våldsbejakande extremism: En balans mellan sociala, ekonomiska och polisiära åtgärder. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, 3, 197-216
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Allmänhetens syn på våldsbejakande extremism: En balans mellan sociala, ekonomiska och polisiära åtgärder
2020 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, ISSN 0029-1528, Vol. 3, p. 197-216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The so-called Swedish model of trust is characterised by strong public support for the idea of an individual-based and extensive welfare state, well-developed state individualism, high levels of social trust, widespread appreciation of the judiciary, openness, tolerance, and a free and independent press. Today, Swedish society faces several challenges. Will the Swedish model of trust be eroded or is it relatively resilient to stress?

A Novus survey from 2019 found that a total of 74 percent of the Swedish population were very or quite worried about Islamic extremism, 66 percent very or quite worried about right-wing extremism and 46 percent very or quite worried about left-wing extremism. Other surveys show that the public is also concerned about the deterioration of the welfare state, social gaps, the increased number of refugees to Sweden and xenophobia. Moreover, the Novus survey shows that 65 percent believe that violence-promoting extremism will increase in Sweden in the coming ten-year period. 22 percent indicate that they have become suspicious of people they have encountered in everyday situations and 15 percent have avoided large crowds, e.g. shopping malls, pedestrian areas and subways.

When asked which measures are good for increasing security in society, common answers were to reduce social exclusion, increase camera surveillance in public places and provide more information on democratic principles and values. These answers indicate that Swedish public opinion has a relatively balanced view of public measures against violent extremism, which is consistent with the Swedish model of trust. In general, the public does not propose the implementation of overly excessive measures against violent extremism. However, given continued public concern over the development of violent extremism, the long term stability of the Swedish model of trust remains in question.

Keywords
Violent extremism, Sweden, attitudes, trust, worry, Våldsbejakande extremism, Sverige, attityder, tillit, oro
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-35560 (URN)
Available from: 2020-12-03 Created: 2020-12-03 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
Fredriksson, D., Florén, T. & Karlsson, F. (2020). ”Det första steget”: Studieförbund som kontaktyta för integration. Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
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2020 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2020. p. 86
Series
Interkulturellt utvecklingscentrum Dalarna (IKUD) ; 09
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-31837 (URN)978-91-88679-23-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-02-05 Created: 2020-02-05 Last updated: 2021-11-12
Puranen, B., Axelson, T. & Stier, J. (2020). DN Debatt. ”Coronakrisen mer oroande för dem som går till jobbet”. Dagens Nyheter, Article ID 2020-05-17.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DN Debatt. ”Coronakrisen mer oroande för dem som går till jobbet”
2020 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, article id 2020-05-17Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

DN debatt 17/5.

Bi Puranen, Tomas Axelson och Jonas Stier: Stora skillnader mellan de som arbetar som vanligt och de som arbetar hemifrån.

Bland annat är de som arbetar som vanligt mer oroade över att Sverige skadas av coronakrisen och anser i högre grad att vi själva bör lösa vårt eget lands problem.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bonnier, 2020
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-35668 (URN)
Available from: 2020-12-17 Created: 2020-12-17 Last updated: 2021-11-12Bibliographically approved
Korsell, L., Axelson, T., Frisk, L. & Stier, J. (2020). Harassment and Threats, Concern and Fear: The Experiences of Local Politicians in Ludvika, Sweden. Journal for Deradicalization, Spring(22), 188-217
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Harassment and Threats, Concern and Fear: The Experiences of Local Politicians in Ludvika, Sweden
2020 (English)In: Journal for Deradicalization, E-ISSN 2363-9849, Vol. Spring, no 22, p. 188-217Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sweden has a history of a stable party system, democracy, consensus, welfare and few labour market conflicts. But after the election in 2014, the Ludvika municipality in Sweden found itself in an unusual situation: a representative from a neo-Nazi party – the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) – held a seat in its local political council. The party, and its movement, are the most prominent representative of violent white supremacy in Sweden, known not least for its fear-mongering tactics. Between November 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, Dalarna University conducted a study using questionnaires and interviews within the Ludvika municipality to investigate the sense of safety felt by elected representatives of both the political council and the municipal boards. An anticipated result might have been that the NRM presence in the municipal assembly has strongly impacted on the politicians’ sense of safety – and also has increased political tensions. To a certain extent, this proved to be the case. However, Ludvika politicians must also contend with other sources of and reasons for mockery, harassment and threats: predominantly “angry citizens” due to controversial decisions, personal conflicts within established parties relating to the choice of personnel, and a contempt for in particular some extreme right wing political opinions.. The results regarding the sense of safety and vulnerability are very much in line with national figures. Even overall, Swedish politicians at the national, regional and local levels are aware of pressure from right-wing extremists, who distribute propaganda that often incorporates blame, an exposing of individuals and violent language. The result from Ludvika should therefore be seen as one of degree rather than of type, as the situation is worse here than in other municipal councils in Sweden. A conclusion that can be drawn from the study is that the political debate is heading in an increasingly antagonistic direction, where ideological adversaries are regarded more as enemies than as legitimate opponents. While in the long term this can pose a threat to democracy, positive counter-responses were found in Ludvika that can serve to support the democratic position.

Keywords
Sweden; Right-Wing Extremism; Municipality; Threats
National Category
Political Science Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-34909 (URN)2-s2.0-85129610916 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-08-28 Created: 2020-08-28 Last updated: 2023-01-08Bibliographically approved
Stier, J. & Sandström, M. (2020). Managing the Symbolic Power of Halal Meat in Swedish Preschools: A ‘Food for Thought’ in Discussions on Diversity”. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 20(1), 92-106
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2020 (English)In: Journal of Intercultural Communication, E-ISSN 1404-1634, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 92-106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-31491 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-30 Created: 2019-12-30 Last updated: 2024-01-30Bibliographically approved
Blomberg, H. & Stier, J. (2019). Flashback as a rhetorical online battleground: Debating the (dis)guise of the Nordic Resistance Movement. Social Media + Society, 5(1), Article ID 2056305118823336.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Flashback as a rhetorical online battleground: Debating the (dis)guise of the Nordic Resistance Movement
2019 (English)In: Social Media + Society, E-ISSN 2056-3051, Vol. 5, no 1, article id 2056305118823336Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The right-wing Swedish Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) is increasingly active on social media. Using discursive psychology, this text explores the rhetorical organization of text and rhetorical resources used on the Swedish online forum Flashback. The aim is to reveal and problematize truth claims about NRM made by antagonists and protagonists. Questions are (1) how and what do NRM antagonists and protagonists convey in Flashback posts about NRM, and its ideology and members? (2) how do NRM antagonists and protagonists make truth claims about NRM in Flashback posts? The empirical material consisting of 1546 Flashback posts analyzed to identify typical discussions on “NMR’s true nature”; accomplished social actions stemming from the posts. Findings show that the Flashback thread can be understood as being a rhetorical battle that concerns the “truth” about NRM, where a variety of rhetorical resources are used to render statements credibility and those involved legitimacy.

Keywords
extremism, online fora, Flashback, discourse, truth claims
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Research Profiles 2009-2020, Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29134 (URN)10.1177/2056305118823336 (DOI)000458183300001 ()2-s2.0-85089588046 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2022-12-19Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, E., Axelson, T. & Stier, J. (2019). Hur kan högerextremism bemötas och vem ska agera till demokratins försvar?. Dalarnas Tidningar (DT), Article ID 2019-03-13.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur kan högerextremism bemötas och vem ska agera till demokratins försvar?
2019 (Swedish)In: Dalarnas Tidningar (DT), article id 2019-03-13Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Till demokratins försvar? Det lokala civilsamhället bemötande av högerextrema rörelser
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-30718 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-23 Created: 2019-09-23 Last updated: 2022-05-05Bibliographically approved
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