Search for dissertations about: "Legislatures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the word Legislatures.

  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. From feminism to class politics the rise and decline of women's politics in Reykjavík 1908-1922

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Auður Styrkársdóttir; Umeå universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; women; women s movements; women s lists; women in local governments; structured policy approach; neo-institutionalism; patriarchal theories; parties; Reykjavik; Iceland;

    Abstract : The main objective of this dissertation is to seek answers to three questions: 1) Why did it take so much longer for women than men to win the vote? 2) Why did it take women so long to be elected in any numbers to national legislatures?, and 3) What has been the political significance of women's entry into national legislatures? The answers are sought by examining an aspect of the development of parties ignored by most political scientists, namely the relationship between women's suffrage, party politics and patriarchal power. An empirical study on Iceland is used to examine this aspect in detail. READ MORE

  3. 3. Crossing to the Mainstream: Information Challenges and Possibilities for Female Legislators in the Ugandan Parliament

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Ruth Ester L. Nalumaga; Högskolan i Borås.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; information access; information acquisition; affirmative action; social transformation; affirmativ action; legislators; insiders; outsiders; Uganda;

    Abstract : Just like in other national legislatures in recent years, women have increased in numbers in Uganda, owing mostly to the introduction of affirmative action policies. These measures are regarded as fast track approaches to counter previous historical injustices and imbalances. READ MORE

  4. 4. Parties, Power and Patronage : Papers in Political Economy

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics, Stockholm University

    Author : Olle Folke; Stockholms universitet.; Stockholms universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three empirical essays in political economics."Shades of Brown and Green: Party Effects in Proportional Election Systems" is the first paper to develop a method for estimating the causal effect of party representation in proportional election systems. This method is applied to Swedish municipalities. READ MORE

  5. 5. A revolution in favour of government : the American constitution and ideas about state formation, 1787-1788

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Max Edling; Stockholms universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation analyses the debate over the ratification of the American Constitution between the Federalists, who supported the Constitution's adoption, and the Antifederalists, who opposed adoption. It challenges the traditional interpretation of the Federalist persuasion as primarily concerned with limited government and minority rights. READ MORE