The Public Debates on Violent Extremism in Sweden: New Concepts and Meanings

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What has previously been referred to as terrorism or ideologically motivated crime in Sweden has recently increasingly been referred to as violence-affirming extremism. The new language use implies an expansion of the focus from actual violence use to including also those groups and ideologies that affirm the use of violence to fulfill political goals. The significant changes in the new language use and the consequences that has come from this change has been widely debated in Sweden. In this article the debate is presented and the possible reasons to why this rather radical change has come about is being analyzed.


Enheter & grupper

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
Antal sidor23
TidskriftTerrorism and Political Violence
StatusSubmitted - 2019 mar 27
Peer review utfördJa