Search for dissertations about: "nation-building"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 29 swedish dissertations containing the word nation-building.

  1. 1. Borders and Belonging : Nation-Building in Georgia's Armenian and Azerbaijani Ethno-Regions, 2004–2012

    Author : Christofer Berglund; Sten Widmalm; Sven Oskarsson; Svante Cornell; Timothy Blauvelt; Henry E. Hale; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Ethnic conflicts; nation-building; borderlands; minorities; integration; language politics; matched-guise experiments; South Caucasus; Georgia; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Since the fall of the Soviet Union, scholars researching ethnic politics have approached the South Caucasus as a testing ground for theories of separatism and conflict. But the 2003 Rose Revolution brought a new generation of politicians to power in Georgia. READ MORE

  2. 2. The “Good Child” and Nation-Building in Japan: Faith, Equality and Utilitarianism in The First Japanese Primary School Reader

    Author : Martin Nordeborg; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Japanese language; education; Meiji; nation-building; identity; discourse; dialogism;

    Abstract : Education is said to be one of the cornerstones of bringing a people together, of building a nation. The Fundamental Code of Education in 1872 (Gakusei) envisioned a common school for all children in Japan. Although the implemention would take time, the feudal division of learning was now to be replaced by a national network of schools. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making sense of Baltic democracy : public support and political representation in nationalising states

    Author : Kjetil Duvold; Sten Berglund; Lars Johannsen; Paul G. Lewis; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; democracy; democratisation; consolidation; support for democracy; political culture; political representation; party systems; social cleavages; political community; nation-building; ethnic minorities; post-communism; Baltic countries; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Central and Eastern Europe; the European Union; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : A chief topic of this book is the advance of democracy in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The three countries belong to the most ‘successful’ cases of transition from communist rule to democracy, demonstrated by the fact that they joined the European Union in 2004. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Social Distance, Institutions, and Economic Growth

    Author : Gustav Hansson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; institutions; rule of law; government effectiveness; development; colonial origin; country size; Montesquieu; nationalism; nation-building; ethnic diversity; protectionism; non-nested tests; modeling selection; economic growth; productivity; equipment investment; investment prices.;

    Abstract : Paper 1: Country Size and the Rule of Law: Resuscitating Montesquieu In this paper, we demonstrate that there is a robust negative relationship between the size of country territory and a measure of the rule of law for a large cross-section of countries. We outline a theoretical framework featuring two main reasons for this regularity; firstly that institutional quality often has the character of a local public good that is imperfectly spread across space from the core of the country to the hinterland, and secondly that a large territory usually is accompanied by valuable rents and a lack of openness that both tend to distort property rights institutions. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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