Search for dissertations about: "post-communist countries."

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  1. 1. The tug-of-war between presidents and prime ministers semi-presidentialism in Central and Eastern Europe

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitetsbibliotek

    Author : Thomas Sedelius; Högskolan Dalarna.; Örebro universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap; semi-presidentialism; premier-presidentialism; president-parliamentary systems; constitutions; post-communist; intra-executive conflict; president; prime minister; parliament; Central and Eastern Europe;

    Abstract : Presidential power and constitutional issues are at the very core of recent popular upheavals in the former Soviet republics, as demonstrated by the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004, and similar protests in Georgia in 2003 and in Kyrgyzstan in 2005. After the demise of the Soviet Union, these countries opted for a particular form of semi-presidentialism, here referred to as president-parliamentary. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Politics of Social Networks : : Interpersonal Trust and Institutional Change in Post-Communist East Germany

    University dissertation from Department of Political Science, Lund University

    Author : Astrid Hedin; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; East Germany; PDS; SED; feminism; gender; political party; communicative action; logic of appropriateness; garbage-can decision-making; interpersonal trust; institutional change; social network; new institutionalism; structuration; Giddens; path-dependence; Political and administrative sciences; förvaltningskunskap;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Hur förändras organisationer? Medan statsvetenskaplig ny-institutionell teori är mer inriktad på att förklara varför institutioner är seglivade och svåra att förändra, så antar ekonomisk organisationsteori att organisationer relativt enkelt anpassar sig till omgivningens krav. Det sociala nätverks-perspektivet fokuserar de strukturer av samarbete och tillit som utvecklas mellan människor i och utanför organisationer och hur dessa strukturer kan begränsa och möjliggöra hur institutioner förändras. READ MORE

  3. 3. Four Essays on Interhousehold Transfers and Institutions in Post-Communist Romania

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Andreea Mitrut; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Romania; gifts; reciprocity; social norms; groups; informal networks; inequality;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of four essays related to different social and economic aspects in postcommunist Romania: Paper 1: In many developing and transitional countries, inter-household transfers in general and gifts in particular are sizable and very important. We use unique Romanian data that enables us to isolate pure gifts from other kinds of private transfers. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro universitet

    Author : Sebastian Stålfors; Örebro universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : 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.; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap 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. Maybe Baby? Reproductive Behaviour, Fertility Intentions, and Family Policies in Post-communist Countries, with a Special Focus on Ukraine

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Katharina Wesolowski; Uppsala universitet.; Södertörns högskola.; Södertörns högskola.; Södertörns högskola.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sociologi; Sociology; Family policies; Family planning; Environmental pollution; Fertility rates; Fertility intentions; Contraceptive methods; Ukraine; Politics; Economy and the Organization of Society; Politik; ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : This thesis studies different aspects of reproductive behaviour on the international, national, and local levels in post-communist countries. The main focus is Ukraine, where fertility rates are very low and the population is in severe decline. READ MORE