I am Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University. My main areas of research are political sociology, ethnic relations, and social networks. At Stockholm University I am currently directing two research projects: one in which we follow persons born in 1990 longitudinally in order to study the influence of personal networks and social capital on individual life chances; and one in which we aim to explain the variation of the electoral support of radical right-wing parties, cross-nationally and over time.
For further information, please visit my personal homepage: www.jensrydgren.com
Three recently published works:
Rydgren, J., Sofi, D. and Hällsten, M. 2013. "Interethnic Friendship, Trust, and Tolerance: Findings from Two North Iraqi Cities." American Journal of Sociology 118(6): 1650-1694.
Edling, C., Rydgren, J. and Sandell, R. 2016. "Terrorism, Belief Formation, and Residential Integration: Population Dynamics in the Aftermath of the 2004 Madrid Terror Bombings." American Behavioral Scientist 60: 1215-1231.
Hällsten, M., Edling, C. and Rydgren, J. 2016. "Social Capital, Friendship Networks, and Youth Unemployment." Social Science Research: (forthcoming).
Three frequently cited works:
Rydgren, J. 2005. "Is Extreme Right-wing Populism Contagious? Explaining the Emergence of a New Party Family." European Journal of Political Research 44: 413-437.
Rydgren, J. 2007. "The Sociology of the Radical Right." Annual Review of Sociology 33: 241-262.
Rydgren, J. 2008. "Immigration Sceptics, Xenophobes, or Racists? Radical Right-wing Voting in Six West European Countries." European Journal of Political Research 47:737-765.
- Radical right‐wing voters from right and left: Comparing Sweden Democrat voters who previously voted for the Conservative Party or the Social Democratic Party
- In Sweden we shake hands – but are we really?
- Access to occupational networks and ethnic variation of depressive symptoms in young adults in Sweden
- The intersection of class origin and immigration background in structuring social capital: the role of transnational ties
- Radical right-wing parties in Europe: What populism got to do with it?
- Friendship trust and psychological well-being from late adolescence to early adulthood: A structural equation modelling approach
- Divided by Memories? Beliefs about the Past, Ethnic Boundaries, and Trust in Northern Iraq.
- Social Capital, Friendship Networks, and Youth Unemployment.