Search for dissertations about: "politics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 719 swedish dissertations containing the word politics.

  1. 1. Design-Politics : An Inquiry into Passports, Camps and Borders

    Author : Mahmoud Keshavarz; Andrew David Morrison; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : design studies; interaction design; design theory; design criticism; politics of design; critical border studies; political theory; articulation; irregular migration; undocumentedness; social anthropology; politics of movement and migration;

    Abstract : This thesis is an interrogation of the contemporary politics of movement and more specifically, migration politics from the perspective of the agency of design and designing. At the core of this thesis lies a series of arguments which invite design researchers and migration scholars to rethink the ways they work with their practices: that states, in order to make effective their abstract notions of borders, nations, citizenship, legal protection and rights are in dire need of what this thesis coins as material articulations. READ MORE

  2. 2. Ethnic Politics : Voters, Parties and Policies in Kenya and Zambia

    Author : Karolina Hulterström; Axel Hadenius; Li Bennich-Björkman; Sten Widmalm; Joel D. Barkan; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; ethnic politics; ethnic conflict; ethnic mobilisation; political parties; voting; policy; patronage; neo-patrimonialism; Kenya; Zambia; Statsvetenskap; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis is an investigation of ethnic politics, both as a concept and as an empirical phenomenon. It is based on the propositions that (a) most instances of ethnic politics are non-violent rather than violent and, (b) most scholarly work in the field is explanatory and devoted to violent ethnic conflict. 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. Pro-welfare politics : A model for changes in European welfare states

    Author : Sang-Hoon Ahn; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Sociology; Welfare state; Rights; Duties; Alliance; Social policy; Social insurance; Politics; Cleavages; Class; Welfare status; Multi-dimensional approach; Pooled time series analysis; LISREL; Sociologi; Sociology; Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the changing conditions of European welfare states and the underlying driving forces behind these changes. It is broadly based on the recently emphasized notions of dynamic structuring and internal structure of welfare programs, taking into account the new environment of the welfare state. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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