Search for dissertations about: "Public Opinion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 68 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

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Marta Axner; Uppsala universitet.; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; 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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholms universitet/Gotab Elander

    Author : Peter Hallberg; Stockholms universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; historiography; civil society; public sphere; public opinion; diffusion; collective; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap 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

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Johan Lagerkvist; [2006]
    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. Democracy's Infrastructure: The Role of Procedural Fairness in Fostering Consent

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

    Author : Marcia Grimes; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2005]

    Abstract : Several strands of democracy theory posit that citizens ought to consent to political institutions only under the condition that those institutions adhere to fair procedures of decisions making. While this theory linking citizens' consent to the design of decision-making processes may be normatively compelling, our current knowledge of this link in real political life remains incomplete. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Simon Matti; Luleå tekniska universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social sciences - Political science; Socialvetenskap - Statsvetenskap; 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