‘The Materialist/Post-materialist Value Dimension as a Party Cleavage in the Nordic Countries’ publisert i West European Polit



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‘The Materialist/Post-materialist Value Dimension as a Party Cleavage in the Nordic Countries’ publisert i West European Politics 13,2,1990: 258-274.

This paper is also published as chapter 24 (pp.521-536) in Ferdinand Müller-Rommel & Thomas Poguntke (eds.): New Politics. The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government. Aldershot: Dartmouth. 1995


Oddbjørn Knutsen
This article takes Ronald Inglehart's theory of new politics as a point of depature for examining the role of materialist and post-materialist values as a party cleavage in the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). The first part of the article focuses upon the crucial issues and events that have contributed to the rise of the MPM-dimen­sion in the Nordic setting. The political parties which articulate post-materialist values are dealt with in particular.

The empirical analysis reveals that the party alternatives which have a post-materialist electorate are first and foremost the New Left parties in Denmark and Norway, the parallel parties in Iceland and Sweden, the Green parties in Finland and Sweden, and the Women's Alliance in Iceland.



The analysis of MPM-values as a party cleavage reveals it to be a stable and medium to very strong cleavage in Scandinavian politics. The role of the MPM-dimension as a party cleavage is largest in Denmark, Iceland and Norway, where it appears to be one of the most important political cleavages. In Finland and Sweden, where newly-founded Green Parties exist, the MPM-cleavage has a more modest impact.




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