Search for dissertations about: "political parties"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 156 swedish dissertations containing the words political parties.

  1. 1. Dynamic Interactions : National Political Parties, Voters and European Integration

    Author : Johan Hellström; Svante Ersson; Mikko Mattila; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Euroscepticism; European integration; dynamic representation; panel data; party positions; political parties; public opinion; voters; Political science; Statsvetenskap; statskunskap; political science;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of an introduction and four self-contained papers, designated I-IV, which extend previous research on national political parties and voters in Western Europe. More specifically, the issues addressed are parties’ positions and voters’ opinions on European integration and their dynamic interactions, i.e. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Party membership and state subsidies : a comparative study

    Author : Fredrik Bonander; Sten Berglund; Svante Ersson; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; political parties; parties; party membership; state subsidies; membership decline; decline; subsidies; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : This thesis tests the hypothesis that increasing state subsidies to political parties cause a declined party membership. The theory that predicted this development was constructed by Epstein in 1967 and presented in his book Political Parties in Western Democracies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Political institutions and government performance : Central and Eastern Europe in a comparative perspective

    Author : Sebastian Stålfors; Sten Berglund; Torbjörn Bergman; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political institutions; institutional arrangements; government performance; political system; majoritarian democracy; consensus democracy; quality of democracy; macroeconomic management; kinder and gentler democracy; Central and Eastern Europe; post-communist countries.; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : Central and Eastern Europe was strongly affected by the most recent wave of democratisation. Here, successful transition to democracy and market economy was sometimes perceived as a matter of choosing the ‘right’ institutional framework, presumably institutions employed in mature democracies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cross-Pressure and Political Representation in Europe : A comparative study of MEPs and the intra-party arena

    Author : Magnus Blomgren; Torbjörn Bergman; David Farrell; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; European integration; European Parliament; Members of the European Parliament; MEPs voting behavior; party delegations; party groups; political parties; Political representation; representative roles; Statsvetenskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap; politikvetenskap; political science;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores political representation and its manifestation within the European Union (EU). The main purpose is to examine the representative roles of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) in the context of cross–pressure between the national level and the EU level. READ MORE