Search for dissertations about: "political culture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 212 swedish dissertations containing the words political culture.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Politics of Affection : Ex-Combatants, Political Engagement and Reintegration Programs in Liberia

    Author : Johanna Söderström; Li Bennich-Björkman; Anna Jarstad; Anirudh Krishna; Terrence Lyons; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ex-combatants; DDR; reintegration programs; Liberia; political culture; policy feedback; focus groups; democratization; democratic citizenship; peacebuilding; procedural design; political reintegration; political involvement; tolerance of dissent; inclusion; expressed antagonism; political participation; politisk kultur; politisk sociologi; återintegreringsprogram; fredsbyggande; policyanalys; soldater; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Ex-combatants' relationship with post-war politics is crucial for the continued democratization and peace processes, irrespective of what has shaped it: the war or their post-war experiences. In this thesis, the relationship with politics, after the end of the Liberian civil war (1989-2003) is explored among ex-combatants, following the research question: How do ex-combatants in Liberia think about politics and how do they engage in politics? Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) programs are a large component of contemporary peacebuilding efforts that target ex-combatant populations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Politics on the net : NGO practices and experiences

    Author : Pia Brundin; Jan Olsson; Håkan Thörn; Peter Dahlgren; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Internet; ICTs; politics; cyber politics; NGOs; political culture; national political context; online activism; advocacy; interactivity; social movements; political influence; globalisation; civil society; global civil society; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : This study investigates how different kinds of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), operating in different national political contexts, perceive and use the Internet as a political space. The political space concept, as defined here, encompasses two dimensions of Internet use: one external, where organisations use the Internet for online activism and campaigning, and one internal, signifying organisational use of the Internet to promote engagement and interactivity with members and/or supporters. READ MORE

  4. 4. Gatekeepers of democracy? : a comparative study of elite support for democracy in Russia and the Baltic States

    Author : Linda A. Åström; Sten Berglund; Lars Johannsen; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political support; Russia; the Baltic states; democracy; democratic consolidation; political culture; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : This study deals with the consolidation of democracy in general and with political support for democracy, in particular. The theoretical reason for observing support for democracy rests on the assumption that this kind of support is a vital factor that will foster (or its absence will obstruct) the development of democracy in the countries analysed in this study, i. READ MORE

  5. 5. Doubting democrats? : A comparative analysis of support for democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

    Author : Jonas Linde; Sten Berglund; André-Paul Frognier; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Statsvetenskap; political support; Central and Eastern Europe; democracy; democratisation; democratic consolidation; political culture; regime principles; regime performance; regime institutions; public opinion; European Union; statskunskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with public support for the democratic political system in the new Central and East European member states of the European Union. The main aim of this study is to analyse democratic consolidation on the attitudinal level. READ MORE