Search for dissertations about: "oligarchs"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the word oligarchs.

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

    University dissertation from Växjö : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Tigran Babajan; Linnéuniversitetet.; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; 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

  2. 2. From Oligarch to Benefactor? Legitimation Strategies among the Wealthy Elite in Post-Soviet Ukraine

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Hanna Söderbaum; Uppsala universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Wealthy elites; oligarchs; legitimacy; philanthropy; media ownership; social change; justification logics; interviews;

    Abstract : This thesis explores how wealthy actors in post-Soviet Ukraine seek to legitimize their extraordinary positions in society. It argues that they attempt to create legitimacy by setting up private philanthropic foundations, in this thesis also termed giving organizations. READ MORE

  3. 3. In the Lands of Oligarchs Ethno-Politics and the Struggle for Social Justice in the Indigenous-Peasant Movements of Guatemala and Ecuador

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Magnus Lembke; Stockholms universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ethno-politics; indigenous-peasant movements; oligarch power structures; political regimes; social justice; strategies; structures; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The study explores how struggles for social justice by Guatemalan and Ecuadorian indigenous peasant movements are affected by ethno-politics (the strategic political use of ethnicity), by using a comparative historical approach incorporating structural change and strategic agency. The analysis revolves around the partly enduring, partly changing oligarchic structures. READ MORE