Search for dissertations about: "joakim ekman"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words joakim ekman.

  1. 1. National identity in divided and unified Germany : continuity and change

    Author : Joakim Ekman; Sten Berglund; Hans-Dieter Klingemann; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; national identity; German unification; inner unification; nation-building; Germany; GDR; FRG; Eastern Germany; Western Germany; political culture; national community; statskunskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap; Nationell identitet; Västtyskland; Östtyskland; Tyskland; 1990-talet; Tysklands återförening 1990; Politisk kultur;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with the construction, maintenance and change of national identities in divided and unified Germany. Following World War II, Germany was divided in two parts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Transcending dichotomies : The many faces of youth dissatisfaction in democracy

    Author : Ali Abdelzadeh; Joakim Ekman; Maarten Van Zalk; Jonas Linde; Magnus Hagevi; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; political dissatisfaction; adolescents; critical citizens; procedural fairness; political attitudes; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : In the recent scholarly debates over changing citizenship attitudes and norms in advanced democracies, especially when it comes to rising levels of political dissatisfaction, opinion about the political role of young people is divided. For some scholars, they represent a driving force behind the development of new kinds of citizenship values, and constitute an asset to the functioning of political systems. READ MORE

  3. 3. Oligarchs, State Power and Mass Opinion : A Study of the Role of Oligarchs in Post-Soviet Pseudo-democracies

    Author : Tigran Babajan; Staffan Andersson; Torbjörn Bergman; Karl Loxbo; Joakim Ekman; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; oligarchs; post-Soviet pseudo-democracies; state power abuse; mass opinion; oligarker; postsovjetiska pseudodemokratier; missbruk av statens makt; folkopinioner; Statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : This thesis attempts to understand the role of oligarchs in post-Soviet pseudo-democratic regime trajectories. The two dominant, competing streams of prior work have emphasized either the importance of state power or that of mass opinion in these processes in order to explain why some regimes successfully maintain their grip on power, while others make gradual steps towards democratization. READ MORE

  4. 4. On the Power of Informal Economies and the Informal Economies of Power : Rethinking Informality, Resilience and Violence in Kosovo

    Author : Anna Danielsson; Joakim Ekman; Stefano Guzzini; Vivienne Jabri; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Informal economy; Informality; International organisations; Power; Policy production; Violence; Symbolic violence; Pierre Bourdieu; Consent; Domination; Practices; Kosovo; Politics; Economy and the Organization of Society; Politik; ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Since the 1970s, the concept of “economic informality” has served as focal point for a comprehensive scholarly thinking and the development of policy initiatives enhanced by international organisations. Yet, informality displays a puzzling resilience. READ MORE

  5. 5. Quality of Democracy Around the Globe : A Comparative Study

    Author : John Högström; Ingemar Wörlund; Svante Ersson; Joakim Ekman; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; quality of democracy; stable democracies; political institutions; political participation; political competition; political equality; rule of law; demokratikvalitet; stabila demokratier; politiska institutioner; politiskt deltagande; politisk konkurrens; politisk jämlikhet; rättsstatens principer;

    Abstract : This study deals with the quality of democracy, and its purpose is to examine which factors affect the varying levels of the quality of democracy in the stable democracies in the world. The research question posited in the study is: what explains the varying levels of the quality of democracy in the democratic countries in the world, and do political institutions matter? Theoretically, the quality of democracy is distinguished from other similar concepts employed in comparative politics, and what the quality of democracy stands for is clarified. READ MORE