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The Evolving Security Landscape: Citizens’ Perceptions of Feminism as an Emerging Security Threat
Swedish Defence University, Department of Political Science and Law, Political Science Division.
Swedish Defence University, Department of Political Science and Law, Political Science Division.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0198-2221
Swedish Defence University, Institutionen för ledarskap och ledning, Leadership and Command & Control Division Karlstad.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9990-2877
2022 (English)In: European Journal for Security Research, ISSN 2365-0931, E-ISSN 2365-1695, no 7, p. 67-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article we explore how Swedish citizens perceive security threats, and how threat perceptions overlap with ideology, trust and demographics. The results show that concerns over security threats are foremost connected to an authoritarian outlook. In addition, four typical groups of security orientations were identifed. On the one end of the spectrum, we found one group with anti-immigrant, anti-feminist and anti-egalitarian opinions and low confdence in media and institutions. At the other end, we identifed a group dominated by women with university degrees, who believe in egalitarian tolerance and display trust in societal institutions. Even though the findings are in line with previous research on the radical right globally, we were intrigued by the existence of a clearly defned group of respondents that oppose feminism to the extent that it is even seen as a security threat. This is particularly striking given that Sweden is thought of as one of the most equal countries in the world, with a government pursuing a feminist foreign policy.

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2022. no 7, p. 67-86
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Political Science; Leadership and Command & Control
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10749DOI: 10.1007/s41125-021-00078-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-10749DiVA, id: diva2:1640745
Available from: 2022-02-25 Created: 2022-02-25 Last updated: 2022-12-14Bibliographically approved

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