Search for dissertations about: "political bias"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 39 swedish dissertations containing the words political bias.

  1. 1. Incumbent Renomination : Accountability and Gender Bias

    Author : Michal Smrek; Elin Bjarnegård; Johanna Kantola; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; political recruitment; party politics; proportional representation; gender; incumbency; re-selection; accountability; representation; delegation; preference voting; flexible lists; Czech Republic; Slovakia.; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Party recruiters in proportional-representation (PR) systems are forced to do what their majoritarian counterparts are not: they need to rank-order all their candidates on the party ballots based on whom they most wish to get elected. Consequently, new candidates and incumbents alike compete for a limited number of electable ballot slots. READ MORE

  2. 2. Austerity Politics : Is the Electorate Responsible?

    Author : Pär Nyman; Karl-Oskar Lindgren; Kåre Vernby; Johannes Lindvall; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Deficit bias; Fiscal policy; Perceptions; Political economy; Responsibility; Retrospective voting; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : This thesis contributes to the public finance literature concerned with fiscal sustainability, and consists of an introduction and four stand-alone essays. The first three essays analyse the reasons why governments accumulate large levels of debt. READ MORE

  3. 3. The strategy of assistance : Swedish environmental support to the Baltic states 1991-1996

    Author : Björn Hassler; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental cooperation; game theory; Baltic States; self-interest; rational choice; Sida; foreign aid; unitary actor; political science; modeling; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Political science; Statsvetenskap; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Sweden has provided considerable amounts of environmental assistance to the Baltic States since their regained independence. To explain the existence and character of this support program, the rationales behind the Swedish policy have to be analyzed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Decisions on democracy : The politics of constitution-making in South Africa 1990-1996

    Author : Per Strand; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; democratisation; constitutionalism; constitution-making; institutional choice; consociationalism; South Africa; Statsvetenskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap; statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Constitution making was at the very centre of the-troubled but ultimately successful SouthAfrican transition to democracy. Despite divergent and contradictory demands on thenature of a future democratic constitution, and the ever-present risk of a return to armedconflict in a vicious circle of violence and distrust, the South African patties reached acompromise that so far has been the foundation of six years of multiparty democracy. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays in Political Economics

    Author : Jaakko Meriläinen; Torsten Persson; David Strömberg; Toke Aidt; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Class-based voting; close elections; economic policy; ideology; local government; political parties; political promotions; political representation; politician quality; rank effects; regression discontinuity design; voting behavior; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : When Does Regression Discontinuity Design Work? Evidence from Random Election OutcomesWe use elections data in which a large number of ties in vote counts between candidates are resolved via a lottery to study the personal incumbency advantage. We benchmark non-experimental regression discontinuity design (RDD) estimates against the estimate produced by this experiment that suggests that there is no personal incumbency advantage. READ MORE