Search for dissertations about: "Voting"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 85 swedish dissertations containing the word Voting.

  1. 1. Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance, and Trust

    Author : Mikael Elinder; Sören Blomquist; Henrik Jordahl; David Strömberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economic voting; Voting; Regional economic conditions; Political attitudes; Cognitive dissonance; Social capital; Trust; Economic growth; Robustness; Applied econometrics; Elections; Self-interest; Election promise; Pocketbook voting; Prospective voting; Retrospective voting; Child care; Local economic conditions; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay 1: (with Henrik Jordahl and Panu Poutvaara) We present and test a theory of prospective and retrospective pocketbook voting. Focusing on two large reforms in Sweden, we establish a causal chain from policies to sizeable individual gains and losses and then to voting. READ MORE

  2. 2. Strategic Voting under Coalition Governments

    Author : Annika Fredén; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; strategic; voting; coalitions; proportional representation; strategic; PR-systems; Statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : If a voter defects from preference under the consideration of policy outcomes and others' behavior, it is a "strategic vote". This thesis relates voters' strategic considerations to the government formation process: the chances for a party to gain seats, enter office, and affect overall policies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Growing into Voting : Election Turnout among Young People and Habit Formation

    Author : Richard Öhrvall; Elin Wihlborg; Gissur Ó Erlingsson; Sven Oskarsson; Jan Teorell; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Voter turnout; political equality; habit formation; youth participation; Valdeltagande; politisk jämlikhet; vaneröstande; ungas deltagande;

    Abstract : This thesis contains an introduction and four essays that together address the issues of turnout and habitual voting. Although voting is less unequal than other forms of political participation, it is still biased in favour of more socially affluent citizens.  One way to achieve more equal participation is to increase the general turnout. READ MORE

  4. 4. Economic Voting and Issue Ownership. An Integrative Approach

    Author : Johan Martinsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic voting; issue ownership; unemployment; elections; Sweden; voting behavior; saliency; public agenda; government support;

    Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to improve our understanding of how economic changes influence popular support for political parties. Previous studies have generally found that there is a tendency for the popular support of incumbent governments to diminish when the economic development deteriorates. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on Voting Behavior, Labor Market Policy, and Taxation

    Author : Henrik Jordahl; Timothy Besley; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; Elections; voting behavior; pocketbook voting; self-interest; public interest; intergovernmental grants; vote purchasing; redistribution; central bank independence; labor market reform; credibility; flexibility; inflation; unemployment; rigidities; horizontal equity; optimal taxation; heterogeneous preferences; utilitarianism; Nationalekonomi; val; röstningsbeteende; plånboksröstning; egenintresse; allmänintresse; statsbidrag till kommuner; röstköp; omfördelning; centralbanksoberoende; arbetsmarknadsreform; trovärdighet; flexibilitet; inflation; arbetslöshet; rigiditet; horisontell rättvisa; optimal beskattning; heterogena preferenser; utilitarism; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays.Essay 1 investigates the vote motive in Swedish general elections. A theoretical model of rational retrospective voting is tested empirically on pooled cross-sectional and panel data from the Swedish Election Studies between 1985 and 1994 supplemented with time series on inflation and unemployment. READ MORE