Search for dissertations about: "elections"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 71 swedish dissertations containing the word elections.

  1. 1. Parties, Majorities, Incumbencies : Four essays in political economics

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics

    Author : Christian Odendahl; Stockholms universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; elections; political economics; close elections; local spending; local taxation; voter transition; incumbency; coalition governments; voting power; regression discontinuity; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four self-contained essays on political economics. The first paper studies the impact of having one party in government versus a coalition of parties, where the exogenous variation in the type of government stems from close election outcomes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Competitive Elections in Authoritarian States Weak States, Strong Elites, and Fractional Societies in Central Asia and Beyond

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Fredrik M. Sjöberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; electoral competitiveness; authoritarianism; parliamentary elections; candidates; Kyrgyzstan; clan; ethnicity; clientelism; political parties; market reform; privatization; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Why do some authoritarian states have competitive elections? This study shows that whenever there is a balance of power between candidates, competitiveness will ensue. Electoral fraud is often widespread in autocratic states, but if no single candidate or party is in a position to monopolize electoral support the result will be competitive. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Power of Elections : Democratic Participation, Competition and Legitimacy in Africa

    University dissertation from Department of Political Science, Lund University

    Author : Staffan I Lindberg; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political and administrative sciences; methodology; Africa; democratization; democracy; Elections; institutions; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap;

    Abstract : This book is about elections and democracy in newly democratizing countries. Building on a new data set of 5,568 observations in 232 elections, it provides evidence elections have a casual impact on improving the quality of democracy in Africa in more than one way. READ MORE

  4. 4. Making their way home from Brussels. New Political Parties in European and National Elections

    University dissertation from Department of Political Science, Lund University

    Author : Sofie Blombäck; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political Parties; Elections; European Parliament; QCA; case studies;

    Abstract : This thesis studies new political parties in the context of both European and national elections. It argues that the study of new political parties should not focus only on the national level. This is particularly true for new parties in Europe, since these can also aim for representation in the European Parliament. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Universitetsbiblioteket

    Author : Mikael Elinder; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : 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; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi 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