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Research interests

My research interests focus on the transformation of parties and party systems, the rise of populism, the decline of Social Democracy and European (dis)integration.

Peer-Reviewed articles

Loxbo, Karl (2020). Compliance with EU law in times of disintegration: exploring changes in transposition and enforcement in the EU member states between 1997-2016. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(5), 1270-1287 (with Brigitte Pircher).

Loxbo, Karl (2019). The decline of Western European social democracy: Exploring the transformed link between welfare state generosity and the electoral strength of social democratic parties, 1975–2014’, Party Politics, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/1354068819861339.

Loxbo, Karl (2018). Ethnic diversity, out-group contacts and social trust in a high-trust society, Acta Sociologica, 61(2), 182–201.

Loxbo, Karl (2017). Parliamentary opposition on the wane? The Case of Sweden, 1970–2014., Government and Opposition, 52(4), 587–613 (with Mats Sjölin).

Loxbo, Karl (2016). ‘Party Organizational Development and the Electoral Performance of the Radical Right: Exploring the Role of Local Candidates in the Breakthrough Elections of the Sweden Democrats 2002-2014’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 26 (2), 170–190 (with Niklas Bolin).

Loxbo, Karl (2015). ‘Sverigedemokraterna: Framgångsrikt enfrågefokus’, Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 117(2), 169–187.

Loxbo, Karl (2014). Voters’ perceptions of policy convergence and the short-term opportunities of anti-immigrant parties: Examples from Sweden. Scandinavian Political Studies 37(3), 239–262.

Loxbo, Karl (2014). ‘Europeisering och kartellisering av nationella partisystem? Förändrade konfliktlinjer mellan partierna i riksdagens EU-nämnd mellan 1995 och 2012’, Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 116(1), 123–148.

Loxbo, Karl (2013). The Fate of Intra-Party Democracy. Leadership Autonomy and Activist Influence in the Mass Party and the Cartel Party, Party Politics, 19(4), 537–554.

Loxbo, Karl (2012). ‘School and the Promotion of Generalised Trust: Experiences from Sicily’, Journal of Trust Research 2(2), 171–201 (with Carina Gunnarson)

Loxbo, Karl (2012). Anti-immigrant parties, local presence and electoral success. Local Government Studies, 38 (6), 817-839 (with Gissur Erlingsson and Richard Öhrvall).

Loxbo, Karl (2011). ‘Corruption and New Public Management’, Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 14 (3-4), 37–58.

Loxbo, Karl (2010). ‘The Impact of the Radical Right. Lessons from the Local Level in Sweden 2002-2006’, Scandinavian Political Studies 33 (3), 295-315.

Loxbo, Karl (2010). ‘Bakom lyckta dörrar. Beslutsprocessen bakom den svenska pensionsreformen 1991-1998’, Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 111(3), 25–50.

Loxbo, Karl (2009). Har den interna demokratin i politiska partier försämrats över tid?’ Sociologisk forskning, 46 (4), 7–28.

Book chapters

Loxbo, Karl (2019). Radikala högerpopulistiska partier. In Hagevi, Magnus (ed) (2019). Partier och partisystem. Andra upplagan. Lund: Studentlitteratur, pp. 87-115.

Loxbo, Karl (2018). ‘Cartelisation and Europeanisation? In Enroth Henrik and Hagevi, Magnus (eds). Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament. ECPR/Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 97–118.

Loxbo, Karl (2018). ‘Are the Predictions of the Cartel Party Thesis Supported in the Swedish Case?, in Enroth Henrik and Hagevi, Magnus (eds). Cartelisation, Convergence or Increasing Similarities?: Lessons from Parties in Parliament. ECPR/Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 43–69 (with Margnus Hagevi).

Loxbo, Karl (2015). ‘Partierna och demokratin efter medlemsnedgången’, i SOU 2015: 96. Låt fler forma framtiden. Forskarantologi. Stockholm: Wolters Kluwe, pp. 13–64  (with Magnus Hagevi).

Loxbo, Karl (2015). ‘Utmaningen från radikala högerpopulistpartier’. in Hagevi, Magnus (ed). §§§§ Lund: Studentlitteratur, pp. 133-149.

Loxbo, Karl (2012). ‘Att rösta mot systemet’. i Hagevi, Magnus (red.). Den svenska väljaren. Surveyinstitutet Volym 2, s. 165-181. Umeå: Boréa.