Search for dissertations about: "political elites"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 50 swedish dissertations containing the words political elites.

  1. 1. Conditions for Corruption : Institutions, Executive Power, and Privatization in Argentina and Chile in the 1990s

    Author : Viviana Stechina; Hans Blomkvist; Fredrik Uggla; Staffan Andersson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; corruption; political power; political elites; executive power; institutions; rules of law; accountability; transparency; political economy; governance; privatization; developing countries; Latin America; Argentina; Chile.; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The question posed in this dissertation is why high-level corruption has been less widespread in Chile than in Argentina. It explores the hypothesis that political-institutional conditions have made Chile less vulnerable to high-level corruption than its neighbor. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Sweden and Poland Entering the EU : Comparative Patterns of Adaptive Organization and Cognition

    Author : Niklas Eklund; Lindahl Rutger; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; integration; transnationalization; adaptation; Sweden; Poland; European Union; enlargement; Stein Rokkan; political cognition; national elites; strategic policy deliberation; qualitative research interviewing; enthusiasts; voluntarists; pragmatists; skeptics; Statsvetenskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap; politikvetenskap; political science;

    Abstract : This thesis is a comparative study of how elites in Sweden and Poland approach and make sense of EU membership. It begins with the observation that the public debates in several EU member countries are becoming increasingly politicized around a dichotomy, i.e. enthusiasm and skepticism vis-à-vis European integration. READ MORE

  4. 4. Leetocracy : Political participation, social network sites and inequality

    Author : Nils Gustafsson; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; political participation; social network sites; social media; Web 2.0; political mobilization; social movements; political parties; democratic theory;

    Abstract : This dissertation is about whether social network sites have the potential to bring about more equal participation. It deals with a phenomenon that has changed the underlying infrastructure of how millions of people communicate. READ MORE

  5. 5. Competitive Elections in Authoritarian States : Weak States, Strong Elites, and Fractional Societies in Central Asia and Beyond

    Author : Fredrik M. Sjöberg; Li Bennich-Björkman; Sven Oskarsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; electoral competitiveness; authoritarianism; parliamentary elections; candidates; Kyrgyzstan; clan; ethnicity; clientelism; political parties; market reform; privatization; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Why do some authoritarian states have competitive elections? This study shows that whenever there is a balance of power between candidates, competitiveness will ensue. Electoral fraud is often widespread in autocratic states, but if no single candidate or party is in a position to monopolize electoral support the result will be competitive. READ MORE