Search for dissertations about: "state capacity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 556 swedish dissertations containing the words state capacity.

  1. 1. Grasping the Peripheral State : A Historical Sociology of Nicaraguan State Formation

    Author : Anders Neergaard; Sociologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; national arena; international arena; integrative capacity; repressive capacity; extractive capacity; international system of states; world capitalist economy; colonial legacy; peripheral state; nation-state; state formation; Historical political sociology; state forms; state arena; infrastructural power; despotic power.; Sociology; Sociologi;

    Abstract : The thesis has two aims. The first one is to contribute to the field of political and historical sociology through an understanding of the processes of state formation in a Third World country. The second aim is to describe and analyze the development of the Nicaraguan state from independence to 1990. READ MORE

  2. 2. Empowering The State : Support for State Intervention in The Baltic States and Poland

    Author : Wojciech Szrubka; Elfar Loftsson; Marie-Louise Bergmann-Winberg; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Legitimacy; democratic transition; institutions; political capacity; state trust; Legitimitet; demokratisering; institutioner; politisk kapacitet; förtroende för staten; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The central question for this study is the popular perception of the state in four Eastern European countries. The democratic transition in this part of Europe has often been marked by deep mistrust towards politicians and sometimes towards the new political system as such. READ MORE

  3. 3. State Capacity and Development in Francophone West Africa

    Author : Jens Andersson; Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; State capacity; Colonialism; Africa; Economic development; France;

    Abstract : This thesis proposes a unique quantitative investigation of the long-term development of modern states in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is done by measuring and analysing the dynamic history of tax revenue, as a key measure of the capacity of the state, and development in four countries in francophone West Africa – Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Senegal – over the long 20th century. READ MORE

  4. 4. Attitudes towards the Market and the Welfare State : Incorporating attitudes towards the market into welfare state research

    Author : Arvid Lindh; Jonas Edlund; Anne Grönlund; Staffan Kumlin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Market; welfare state; social policy; political attitudes; public opinion; trust; class; marketization; sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : Social policy and its associated institutions are central political arenas for societal compromise and conflict. The capacity to attract strong support from a wide constituency of citizens is, therefore, a defining feature of welfare policy legitimacy. READ MORE

  5. 5. Between Militarism and Technocratic Governance : State Formation in Contemporary Uganda

    Author : Anders Sjögren; Björn Beckman; Abdul Raufu Mustapha; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; state formation; civil society; militarism; governance; regimes; informalisation; public sector reform; health care; local politics; Masaka; Uganda; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : State-civil society relations in Africa have during recent decades been transformed in the context of economic liberalisation and state reform. This study explores state-civil society relations in contemporary Uganda, from 1986 to the present, in order to illustrate and explain the scope for and capacity of different social forces to create access to and democratise the state. READ MORE