Search for dissertations about: "Public Opinion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 75 swedish dissertations containing the words Public Opinion.

  1. 1. Public Religions in Swedish Media : A Study of Religious Actors on Three Newspaper Debate Pages 2001-2011

    Author : Marta Axner; Mia Lövheim; Anders Sjöborg; Knut Lundby; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; religion; media; public sphere; public religion; content analysis; mixed-methods; media logic; public debate; secularization; post-secular; mediatization; Sociology of Religion; Religionssociologi;

    Abstract : This study addresses issues concerning religion in the public sphere, brought about by the debates over the perceived resurgence of religion and the post-secular. The aim is to analyze the participation of religious actors in the public, using three newspaper debate pages as the empirical material. READ MORE

  2. 2. Ages of liberty : social upheaval, history writing, and the new public sphere in Sweden, 1740-1792

    Author : Peter Hallberg; Peter Burke; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; historiography; civil society; public sphere; public opinion; diffusion; collective; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates how different social groups used history as a political instrument in Sweden during the second half of the eighteenth century (1740-1792). More specifically, it analyzes how representations of the past were used to influence behavior, legitimize claims to power, mould opinion and forge collective identities. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Internet in China. Unlocking and Containing the Public Sphere

    Author : Johan Lagerkvist; Kinesiska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Political Culture; Public Sphere; Social Control; Public Opinion; Freedom of Speech; Democratization; Humanities; Humaniora; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences; Propaganda; Internet; New Media;

    Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to address a paradox: government control and social freedom on China's Internet are growing simultaneously. The study, which is based on fieldwork conducted between 2002 and 2006, and 48 interviews, seeks answers to the following two questions: 1. READ MORE

  4. 4. Under the influence? Understanding media’s coverage of opinion polls and their effects on citizens and politicians

    Author : Per Oleskog Tryggvason; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; opinion polls; public opinion; political coverage; political communication; mediatization; bandwagon effects;

    Abstract : News media’s use of horse race polls is a defining feature of contemporary political reporting. This thesis investigates how the news media use these opinion polls and how this coverage can influence two of the most central actors in representative democracies: citizens and politicians. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring public policy legitimacy : a study of belief-system correspondence in Swedish environmental policy

    Author : Simon Matti; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political Science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : As environmental problems today are understood as being problems of collective action, they also depend on the broad engagement of individual citizens for their successful solution. Policymakers are thereby faced with the challenge of designing policy and constructing policy tools, which contribute to an increase in individual environmental responsibility and voluntarily behavioural change. READ MORE