Guide for Party & Organisation Profiles
- Title should consist of 6-10 words. (Example: The Sweden Democrats: Killer of Swedish Exceptionalism).
- Party profile should be written as a scholarly text.
- Maximum length of 6000 words.
- Should be written in a descriptive style.
- All information should be evidence-based and properly cited/referenced.
- Comments and analysis in the text should also be based on verifiable, concrete data and information.
- No theoretical discussions, as profiles should appeal to an average audience.
- Use accessible, straightforward language and style.
- Avoid using heavy academic jargon.
- Create a text which has a chronological flow/structure to enable readers to follow any changes or transformation in the party’s style, stance, rhetoric, and narratives.
- The text should start with descriptions of socio-political conditions in the country, especially as they contributed to the party’s birth/ability to gain a foothold in the political arena. Alternatively, the profile could begin with striking characteristics or achievements of the party being profiled.
- Use subheadings every 600-800 words, to provide natural breaks in the text.
- Write a conclusion (a few paragraphs) to summarize and analyse the whole text. The conclusion should not consist of new data/information.
- Write 5-6 spots to highlight the most crucial parts of the text. Each spot should include at max. 70-90 words.
- Add 6-8 keywords/tags.
- Organize the references in an orderly manner.
Referencing Rules With Samples
Sample (fictive): Aiming to contribute to the growing scholarly research on populism, raise public awareness and provide practical recommendations to policy makers, the ECPS monitors the populism trends across the world by observing and reporting on the populist political parties, movements and actors (Mulinari and Neergaard, 2014). In order to follow the impact of populism trends on de-democratization and authoritarianization in national context, the ECPS prepares country profiles as scholarly texts in 1500-2000 words (Jungar, 2016). In order to follow the impact of populism trends on de-democratization (BBC, 2018) and authoritarianization in national context, the ECPS prepares country profiles as scholarly texts in 1500-2000 words (Helin, 2009)
Scholarly Journal Articles
- Mulinari, Diana & Neergaard, Anders. (2014). “We are Sweden Democrats because we care for others: Exploring racisms in the Swedish extreme right.” European Journal of Women’s Studies, 21, 43–56.
- Jungar, A. C. (2016), “The Sweden Democrats.” In: R. Heinisch and O. Mazzoleni (eds). Understanding Populist Party Organisation: The Radical Right in Western Europe. London: Palgrave. 189-219.
- Yegenoglu, M. (1998). Colonial Fantasies: Towards a Feminist Reading of Orientalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Newspaper – (news piece)
- — (2018). “Sweden Democrats tap into immigration fears.” Sep. 25, 2018. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29202793 (accessed on June 9, 2020).
Newspaper – (featured & columns)
- Helin, Jan. (2009). “Åkesson visar sitt sanna jag.” Aftonbladet. Okt.19, 2009. https://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/a/yvzd6e/akesson-visar-sitt-sanna-jag (accessed on June 15, 2020).
- Westerberg, Bengt. (2016). “Vad menade du egentligen, Jimmie Åkesson?” SVT Nyheter, November 17, 2016. https://www.svt.se/opinion/bengt-westerberg-om-sd (accessed on June 9, 2020).