Swedish Language Overpowers Neo-Nazi March in Norway

Pan-Nordic and transnational dimensions of right-wing extremism

A photograph of the report cover. The background is red and the title is written in white.


This report constitutes the first comprehensive review of right-wing extremism (RWE) in the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden). In it, a team of 13 leading researchers have compiled and reviewed academic texts written about the topic. The result is a descriptive and analytical report of how the Nordic RWE milieu has developed from 1918 until today, with a specific focus on the pan-Nordic and transnational dimensions of the milieu. In the report, we also compile the practices used to prevent RWE in the Nordics, and analyze how well they are situated to handle the threat RWE poses to society.


  • Tommi Kotonen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Robin Andersson Malmros, University of Gothenburg
  • Jennie Sivenbring, University of Gothenburg
  • Claus Bundgård Christensen, Roskilde University
  • Terje Emberland, Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies
  • Nicola Karcher, Østfold University College
  • Heléne Lööw, University of Uppsala
  • Leena Malkki, University of Helsinki
  • Christer Mattsson, University of Gothenburg
  • Anders Ravik Jupskås, University of Oslo (C-REX)
  • Venla Ritola, University of Helsinki
  • Daniel Sallamaa, University of Helsinki
  • Oula Silvennoinen, University of Helsinki

You can read the report on the Nordic Co-operation’s website: “When neo-Nazis march on Norwegian streets, you hear a lot of Swedish” (norden.org)

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