Search for dissertations about: "Political opportunity structures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words Political opportunity structures.

  1. 1. A pluralist state? : civil society organizations’ access to the Swedish policy process 1964-2009

    Author : Erik Lundberg; Erik Amnå; Thomas Sedelius; Pia Brundin; Göran Sundström; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; access; interest representation; civil society; neo-corporatism; pluralism; political opportunity structures; policy network; resource exchange; consultations; governmental commissions; remiss procedure; Sweden; Political Science; Statskunskap; Access; Interest representation; Civil society; Neo-corporatism; Pluralism; Political opportunity structures; Policy network; Resource exchange; Consultations; Governmental commissions; Remiss procedure;

    Abstract : Including civil society organizations in the policy process is a distinctive trait of democratic governance. But, while being highly valuable from a democratic point of view, not all civil society organizations are represented in the policy process. READ MORE

  2. 2. Politicizing Europe : Patterns of party-based opposition to European integration

    Author : Göran von Sydow; Ulrika Mörth; Nicholas Aylott; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; European Union; political parties; Euroscepticism; opposition; party system; Europeanization; politicization; representation; referendum; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : European integration was for a long time perceived as an elite-driven project that received public acceptance through what was coined as the permissive consensus. With the expansion of the domain of community actions and capacities, and the turmoil in the ratification processes following changes of the treaties, an increased public contestation over European integration can be observed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Justice and the Prejudices of Culture : On Choice, Social Background and Unequal Opportunities in the Liberal Society

    Author : Marcus Ohlström; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Liberalism; culture; justice; equality of opportunity; esteem; self-esteem; John Rawls; Statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Egalitarian liberal theories of justice – so this dissertation argues – fail to take into accountthe full implications of the way citizens’ socio-cultural backgrounds work to undermine theequal opportunities these same theories demand. While egalitarians support extensiveredistribution of income and wealth from the privileged to the less privileged, and advocateequal opportunities for all, they do not properly attend either to how our shared societalcultures structure social esteem and related advantages, or to how our individual socioculturalenvironments structure the very act of choice. READ MORE

  4. 4. Conflicting Logics? : Implementing Capacity and EU Adaptation in a Postcommunist Context

    Author : Ulrika Jerre; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; child protection reform; Romania; East Central Europe; postcommunism; conditionality; EU adaptation; islands of efficiency; implementing capacity; state transformation; Political and administrative sciences; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap;

    Abstract : It is generally recognized that the EU accession process has profound effects on state transformation in the postcommunist applicant countries. A key problem of postcommunism has been a weak ability to implement public policy. This study explores how efforts to fulfill EU conditionality may influence implementing capacity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Neighbourhood Politics in Transition : Residents’ Associations and Local Government in Post-Apartheid Cape Town

    Author : Sara Monaco; Hans Blomkvist; Bo Bengtsson; Jo Beall; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Political science; post-apartheid civil society–state relations; the dilemma of pluralist democracy; neighbourhood politics; social movements; residents’ associations; political opportunity structures; framing processes; South Africa; Cape Town; Hout Bay; Imizamo Yethu; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study focuses on the changing practices of South African residents’ associations and their relationship with political parties and local government from 1990 to 2006, with the aim to examine how associations in Cape Town respond when they are confronted with a new democratic institutional and political context. Two empirical questions guide the analysis: How do residents’ associations perceive that the changing political context has affected them in their attempts to influence agenda-setting and decision-making? And how can we understand the process in which they decide to act, or not act, in response to important changes in their political environment? Drawing on social movement theory, most importantly the notions of political opportunity structures and framing processes, an analysis is made of the most significant changes in Cape Town’s post-apartheid institutional and political context. READ MORE