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Adamson, Göran
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Adamson, G. (2019). Invandring och brottslighet: En datauppdatering för 2000-talet. Amman
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Invandring och brottslighet: En datauppdatering för 2000-talet
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amman: , 2019. p. 38
Keywords
Immigration, kriminalitet
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14639 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Adamson, G. (2019). Why Do Right-Wing Populist Parties Prosper?: Twenty-One Suggestions to the Anti-Racist. Society (New Brunswick), 56(1), 47-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why Do Right-Wing Populist Parties Prosper?: Twenty-One Suggestions to the Anti-Racist
2019 (English)In: Society (New Brunswick), ISSN 0147-2011, E-ISSN 1936-4725, Vol. 56, no 1, p. 47-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this piece, Goran Adamson argues that the anti-racist rhetoric is naive and dangerously counter-productive. In theory, they refer to populist parties fueling on the anti-racist elite’s outcries. In practise, however, the anti-racists have forgotten all about it, and seem to believe that right-wing populism will vanish if only it is told off. Shocked, anti-racists say populist parties gain voters despite having certain views. But nobody votes on a party despite its view. True to leftist sensationalism, anti-racists always talk about fascism within right-wing populist parties, thereby overlooking a wide array of other causes for voter appeal. Prone to instant aggression, anti-racists react with fury to any populist provocation, thereby contributing to the meteoric rise of contemporary populism in the West. Instead of conducting a proper analysis, anti-racists say how can people vote on these parties and so on - much like an anti-racist bourgeoisie. Anti-racists, Goran Adamson claims, seem to think knowledge of right-wing populism is compromising, as if you would be tainted by it. In fact, it is the other way around. Criticism requires knowledge - and an ignorant anti-racist might, in the long run, have no power to resist the allure of right-wing populism. People vote on right-wing populist parties, anti-racists maintain, because these people fail to understand. But they claim they do, even though they have reached other conclusions. The responsibility of the financial and political classes for provoking popular reactions is minimized, while the distress among ordinary people is belittled or moralized. The political class ignores a central leftist principle: social behavior has often political/economic explanations. As a direct result of multiculturalism, the pet theory among anti-racists, society’s underprivileged groups - domestic workers and migrants - are in constant conflict instead of uniting against globalization and neoliberal deregulation. This is called divide and rule. In their quest for ideological purity, any anti-EU sentiment, anti-racists claim, is right-wing extreme, hence driving scores of voters into the arms of right-wing populism. These parties are further boosted by the fact that anti-racists sneer at family values and cultural traditionalism. Vocal victims of EU’s austerity measures are dismissed as right-wingers, further fueling political polarization. Popular and populist, anti-racists maintain, is basically the same thing. As a result, democracy becomes politically tainted, and the anti-racist elites are the only safe-guard against unaccountable elites. Right-wing populists never cease to talk about our roots, while multiculturalists never stop talking about roots overseas. Save for that geographic detail, they are two branches of the politicalromantic tree. Right-wing populist parties prosper, but not despite anti-racist efforts, Goran Adamson argues, but as a result of them.

Keywords
Anti-racism; Right-wing populism; Right-wing extremism; Fascism; National socialism; Nazism; Multiculturalism; Socialism; EU; Johann Herder; Elitism; Austrian Freedom Party; The establishment
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Gender Studies
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14936 (URN)10.1007/s12115-018-00323-8 (DOI)000459828400008 ()2-s2.0-85061190982 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-02-05 Created: 2020-02-05 Last updated: 2020-02-05
Adamson, G. (2018). De gode viljers land: En venstrefløjskritik af multikulturalismen som svensk statsideologi. Pressto
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De gode viljers land: En venstrefløjskritik af multikulturalismen som svensk statsideologi
2018 (Danish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [da]

Multikulturalisme ses af mange som progressiv og venstreorienteret, og kritikken af den betragtes som reaktionær og racistisk. Denne bog udfordrer denne tankegang og viser – fra et venstrefløjsperspektiv – hvordan den moderne mangfoldighedstankegang tværtimod undergraver fornuft, frihed, lighed og individuel selvbestemmelse. Ved at have et særligt fokus på sær-identiteter og indføre grupperettigheder på bekostning af universel politisk frihed, borgerrettigheder, upartiske institutioner og lighed mellem kønnene er den på kollisionskurs med demokratiets grundværdier. Multikulturalisme er derfor i virkeligheden en konservativ og antimoderne ideologi.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pressto, 2018. p. 205
Keywords
Multikulturalism, ideologier
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14642 (URN)978-87-93716-04-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved
Adamson, G. & Rauhut, D. (2018). Inledning. In: Göran Adamson och Daniel Rauhut(red) (Ed.), Kejsarens nya kläder: om New Public Management och de svenska universitetens sönderfall (pp. 9-22). Academic Rights Watch
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning
2018 (English)In: Kejsarens nya kläder: om New Public Management och de svenska universitetens sönderfall / [ed] Göran Adamson och Daniel Rauhut(red), Academic Rights Watch , 2018, p. 9-22Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Rights Watch, 2018
Keywords
New Public Management, akademisk frihet
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Public Administration Studies
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14645 (URN)978-91-984820-0-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved
Rauhut, D. & Adamson, G. (Eds.). (2018). Kejsarens nya kläder: om New Public Management och de svenska universitetens sönderfall. ACADEMIC RIGHTS WATCH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kejsarens nya kläder: om New Public Management och de svenska universitetens sönderfall
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACADEMIC RIGHTS WATCH, 2018. p. 153
Keywords
New Public Management, akademisk frihet
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Public Administration Studies
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14643 (URN)978-91-984820-0-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved
Adamson, G. (2018). Partikortet, korporatism och autonomin inom akademin. In: Göran Adamson och Daniel Rauhut(red) (Ed.), Kejsarens nya kläder: om New Public Management och de svenska universitetens sönderfall (pp. 89-102). Academic Rights Watch
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Partikortet, korporatism och autonomin inom akademin
2018 (Swedish)In: Kejsarens nya kläder: om New Public Management och de svenska universitetens sönderfall / [ed] Göran Adamson och Daniel Rauhut(red), Academic Rights Watch , 2018, p. 89-102Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Academic Rights Watch, 2018
Keywords
Högre utbildning, New Public Management
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Public Administration Studies
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14644 (URN)978-91-984820-0-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved
Adamson, G. (2017). Was National Socialism Anti-Sex?: On Left-Wing Fantasies and Sex as the Dark Matter of Politics. Society (New Brunswick), 54(1), 23-28
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Was National Socialism Anti-Sex?: On Left-Wing Fantasies and Sex as the Dark Matter of Politics
2017 (English)In: Society (New Brunswick), ISSN 0147-2011, E-ISSN 1936-4725, Vol. 54, no 1, p. 23-28Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing on an extensive amount of work by other researchers, as well as some literary sources from the time, Goran Adamson discusses the widespread view that Nazism was anti-sex. Indeed, during Nazi rule homosexuality and street prostitution were persecuted, and Jews and “degenerates” were prevented from having sex (not merely by law, but by elimination). However, reported circumstances such as cheap access to condoms, a high number of pregnancies during party rallies, and quasi-religious cultivation of “the Germanic sexual instinct” would suggest that matters may have been much less restrictive for the majority of Germans. The idea of an overall Nazi anti-sex attitude may well have been constructed by intellectuals from the Freudian Left/Frankfurt School, especially their theories of an intimate connection between sexual repression and authoritarianism. Such views gained widespread popularity with the 68’ generation, and they were an essential reason why sexuality came to be considered the cure for all social evils. This overestimation of the significance of sexual liberation, and recent conservative reactions to it, constitute an important part of today’s political landscape.

Keywords
National Socialism; Sexuality; Generation of 1968; Fantasies
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11926 (URN)10.1007/s12115-016-0095-4 (DOI)000397313000007 ()2-s2.0-85008239905 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-15 Created: 2017-12-15 Last updated: 2019-10-16Bibliographically approved
Adamson, G. (2016). Multikulturen och högerpopulismen. Kvartal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Multikulturen och högerpopulismen
2016 (Swedish)In: KvartalArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Den multikulturella vänstern har brutit med klassiska vänsterideal som vetenskap, sekularism, anspråk på sanning och fri debatt. Den förkastar högerns nationalism men odlar en etnomystik som är minst lika konservativ. Kulturell självbelåtenhet hånas och hyllas på samma gång. Var finns principen?...

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14638 (URN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Adamson, G. (2016). Populist parties and the failure of the political elites: the rise of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ). Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Populist parties and the failure of the political elites: the rise of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ)
2016 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The author analyses the reasons behind the electoral success of European right-wing populist parties. Using the Austrian Freedom Party under Jörg Haider as a case study and with a richness of primary material, he argues that their success is only partly caused by "racism". It is also, and more prominently, the result of populism – i.e. a critique of the "elite". These parties and their voters should not, then, be labelled as arrogant insiders attacking downtrodden outsiders like immigrants, workers, and minorities. Instead, the right-wingers are more justly portrayed as outsiders and underdogs, raising their anger and frustration against the insiders: the "media elite" and the "leftists and the artists".

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016. p. 263
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14640 (URN)10.3726/978-3-653-05733-1 (DOI)978-3-631-66158-1 (ISBN)978-3-653-05733-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2020-01-07Bibliographically approved
Adamson, G. (2016). Svensk mångfaldspolitik: et studie i opportunisme. In: Necef Ûmit, Mehmet och Bech Dyrberg, Torben (red.) (Ed.), Multikulturalismens fælder: Mørklægning og moralisme i medier, forskning og politik (pp. 63-88). Fredriksberg: Samfundslitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svensk mångfaldspolitik: et studie i opportunisme
2016 (Danish)In: Multikulturalismens fælder: Mørklægning og moralisme i medier, forskning og politik / [ed] Necef Ûmit, Mehmet och Bech Dyrberg, Torben (red.), Fredriksberg: Samfundslitteratur , 2016, p. 63-88Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fredriksberg: Samfundslitteratur, 2016
Research subject
SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14641 (URN)978-87-593-2495-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-10-25 Created: 2019-10-25 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically approved
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