Search for dissertations about: "Authoritarianism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the word Authoritarianism.

  1. 1. Authoritarianism Constrained: The Role of Local People's Congresses in China

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University

    Author : Oscar Almén; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Statskunskap; Political Science; China Rule of Law; Authoritarianism; Democratization; Legislatures; POlitical Participation; People s Congresses; Local Politics; China; rule of law; authoritarianism; democratisation; legislatures; political participation; people s congresses; local politics;

    Abstract : This is a study of China's local legislatures, the local people's congresses, and their political role. Through the in-depth study of three county people's congresses and interviews with local politicians two aspects of the local people's congresses have been examined in detail: political participation and the exercise of political power. READ MORE

  2. 2. Growth without Democracy : Challenges to Authoritarianism in Vietnam

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Political Science, Stockholm University

    Author : Eva Hansson; Stockholms universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; party-state; economic liberalisation; authoritarianism; democratisation; civil society; labour strikes; trade unions and democratisation; industrial zones; Foreign Direct Investment; Vietnam; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Vietnam today can clearly be counted as a case of economic success. At a party congress in the mid-1980s, the formal decisions were made on a reform program under the name of Doi Moi (renovation), which aimed at liberalising and reforming the economy. READ MORE

  3. 3. Competitive Elections in Authoritarian States Weak States, Strong Elites, and Fractional Societies in Central Asia and Beyond

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Fredrik M. Sjöberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; electoral competitiveness; authoritarianism; parliamentary elections; candidates; Kyrgyzstan; clan; ethnicity; clientelism; political parties; market reform; privatization; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Why do some authoritarian states have competitive elections? This study shows that whenever there is a balance of power between candidates, competitiveness will ensue. Electoral fraud is often widespread in autocratic states, but if no single candidate or party is in a position to monopolize electoral support the result will be competitive. READ MORE

  4. 4. Uniting Against Autocrats : Opposition Coordination, Turnovers and Democratization by Elections

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Michael Wahman; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Democratization; authoritarianism; election; party; opposition; coalition; ethnic; Africa; Kenya; Ghana; Senegal;

    Abstract : As counter intuitive as it might sound, autocracy without elections is a rare combination today. Elections do not constitute democracy, but they can promote democratization. This dissertation studies the process of democratization through elections, focusing on the effect of opposition coordination. READ MORE

  5. 5. Learning Democracy Together in School? Student and Teacher Attitudes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    University dissertation from Stockholm : avdelningen för internationell och jämförande pedagogik

    Author : Lidija Kolouh-Westin; Stockholms universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Bosnia and Herzegovina; democracy; education; authoritarianism; social responsibility; conflict resolution; attitudes; values; globalization; socialization; participation; critical citizenship; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Education; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Pedagogik;

    Abstract : The principal aim of this study is to examine attitudes and values, through questionnaires, among students and teachers in the last grade of primary school (grade 8) regarding issues related to authoritarianism, democracy, human rights, children rights, conflict resolution and legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A second aim is to explore and analyze the role of the international community in the democratization and education processes in the light of globalization in this country through secondary sources of data, site visits and observations. READ MORE