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Political Science

 

Graphic element for the subject of Political Science How does representative democracy work, both formally and in practice? How does war break out and how is peace maintained? How is power organised and distributed in world politics? Why does nationalism thrive in a globalised world? Where is the process of European integration headed?

The above are examples of the sort of questions that Political Science addresses. If you want to work with policy advocacy, political analysis and public administration and decision-making, and if you are interested in how power is generated and maintained in society, Political Science could be the subject for you.

Political Science and International Relations are, at Södertörn, distinct subjects at undergraduate (first-cycle) level. In both teaching and research, however, the two are closely connected.

Most of our courses are taught in Swedish, but some, especially at higher levels, are taught in English.

Publications

Publications from the DiVA publications database are listed here on an ongoing basis.
Publications

In: Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity. Hershey, PA : IGI Global, 2019. 431-446.

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate salient approaches to citizenship and civic-normative educationin liberal democratic life. The chapter argues that core technocratic assumptions about clarity,linearity, and predictability feeding into civic-educational deployment and change warrant critical attention.The chapter aims to shed new light on states’ instinct to regard themselves and their value setsas seamless conceptual wholes. A range of ramifications of this typical approach are interrogated, inprinciple as well as in relation to Swedish civic-educational matrices. The chapter refines a heuristicmodel for unpacking citizenship and civic-normative education thinking in liberal democracy originallypresented in an earlier work by the author. It is concluded that even as the enormous policy efforts thatgo into organizing and revamping public civic-normative education in response to new societal challengeshave little chance of meeting governments’ intentions; they may still be important since they areexerted in highly visible public spaces and domains.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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Globalizations 2019, 16 (1): 67-82.

This paper argues that past research has overlooked how the way problems and solutions are framed contribute to a prevailing gap in the global governance of climate and energy. Empirically, this paper investigates the frames of energy and climate change as expressed in key documents from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and International Energy Agency (IEA). Partly in contrast to past research, this paper finds (1) that there is a growing similarity in how the IPCC and IEA frame climate and energy; (2) that the IEA has gone from ignoring to acknowledging climate change and the transformation to a low-carbon energy system; and (3) that there is a prevailing difference in emphasis, whereas the IPCC only marginally discuss energy, while the IEA is still mainly talking about energy needs and fossil fuels even if climate change and renewables have entered their agenda.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gunilla Reischl

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Stockholm : , 2018. ( ; )

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Karl Magnus Johansson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Contemporary Politics 2018, : -.

Democratic innovations have recently gained momentum throughout the world. An increasing number of such practices takes place and coincides with a visible grow in the number of analyses focusing on the forms, functioning and effects of democratic innovations. In spite of these developments, a great deal of research on democratic innovations have largely neglected Central and Eastern Europe. This special issue of Contemporary Politics adds to the existing literature on democratic innovations by focusing on such attempts to deepen citizen participation in the political decision-making process in Central and Eastern Europe. Its attempt to expand the research agenda relies on new empirical evidence relative to three major forms of democratic innovations (direct democracy, deliberative democracy and citizens’ involvement with the aid of ICTs).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Gherghina

Joakim EkmanOlena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Educational Philosophy and Theory 2018, 50 (14): 1407-1408.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Surveillance & Society 2018, 16 (3): 269-276.

This special issue is the result of a research initiative that began in 2013, just before the annexation of Crimea by Russia. We, the guest editors, together with Pawel Waszkiewicz at the University in Warsaw, wanted to fill a gap in research on surveillance, which had at that time not yet addressed post-communist societies to any great extent. Today the situation is slightly different, but the need for further research is still pressing. It is therefore with great pleasure that we present a collection of five research articles by both senior and early-stage researchers, as well as a postscript by Professor Emeritus Maria Los, who is one of the few researchers who has written extensively on surveillance-related issues from a post-communist perspective. Below we introduce the special issue with a conceptual overview of post-communist research and its connections to surveillance studies.

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Fredrika Björklund

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Snabbtänkt. Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet, Demicom., 2018. 101-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe 2018, : -.

This paper shows that contemporary Polish politics under the tutelage of Law and Justice (PiS) can fruitfully be analysed as a biopolitical production of political subjects. Drawing on Giorgio Agamben’s take on biopolitics, this paper asks how biopolitics and sovereign power materialized in two recent Polish parliamentary debates on EU sanctioned refugee quotas. The paper uses linguistic tropes to operationalize sovereign power and applies them to the analysis. The findings demonstrate the centrality of contingent factors in the ways to which biopolitics materializes in the debates and reveals the radically politicizing effects for a contemporary democratic system.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2018, 25 (1): 78-83.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

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Jaakko TurunenNoomi Weinryb

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Geopolitics 2018, : -.

This article maps the specific ways in which gendered and racialized boundary constructs create conditions of possibility for certain bordering practices. Connecting Critical Border Studies with feminist theories of geopolitics, it examines media reporting in Russia and Sweden about “migrants‘ sexual violence” in the wake of the 2015 New Years‘ events in Cologne. Despite contextual differences, in both countries these events were narrated as symbolic in negotiating Europe and its borders. In Russia, the events were connected to a story of a Russian girl in Berlin being raped by migrants (a story later revealed to be fabricated) and a narrative of Europe collapsing because of immigration. In Sweden, the events were connected to reports of sexual violence at festivals, sparking a debate about “Swedish values” of gender equality being endangered by immigration. The article argues, firstly, that narratives of migrants‘ sexual violence performed bordering functions in both the symbolic sense of delineating national identity and Europeanness, and the concrete sense of legitimating a stricter border regime. Secondly, it argues that the narratives performed that function only by tapping into local geopolitical narratives, in the Russian case on the country‘s ambivalent relation to Europe, and in Sweden the idea of gender exceptionalism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The role of borders as dividers between states and markers of territorial sovereignty is central to modern statehood. Whereas the voluntary opening of a state border could therefore appear puzzling, this thesis argues that state sovereignty can be manifested either when states allow borders to become more open or more closed. To understand the relation between borders and sovereignty, the empirical focus of this study is the opening of the border between Norway and Russia through the introduction of a local border traffic permit. The sovereignty ideas attached to this border policy are analysed at two different levels: the policy making discourse at the national level and the policy-receiving context at the local level in the municipality next to the border. The empirical study draws on written material – including parliamentary debate transcripts, policy documents, and printed press – to analyse how the border policy was represented in the Norwegian public discourse in the years leading up to its implementation in 2012. The study demonstrates that the opening of the border through local visa freedom was not associated with a loss of sovereignty. At the central level, the introduction of local visa freedom was seen as a means to strengthen the economy in the border region, and to increase exchanges across the border. The expectation is that by improving local cross-border relations, the policy will strengthen Norway’s relations with Russia by securing incentives for friendly bilateral relations. In the local discourse, the main theme concerned expectations on what this border policy would mean for the growth of the local economy. Because the policy is expected to strengthen Norway’s internal cohesion and improve bilateral relations with Russia, the border policy change is seen to reproduce (rather than weaken) Norway’s territorial sovereignty. This conclusion is based on the fact that different dimensions of sovereignty are seen as mutually reinforcing and that centre and periphery are in agreement about the benefits of a more open border. The thesis concludes that we should see policies towards borders as a way to manifest and reproduce state sovereignty.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter Strandbrink

Johanna Pettersson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of Conflict and Integration 2018, 2 (1): 8-37.

This article hinges on the notion that the location of the term ‘culture’ in political discourse and debate remains under-theorised, particularly regarding its covariation with political recognition. It is shown that arguments for culturally motivated justice, recognition, or redress of past wrongs may be expected only by marginalised groups, not by states or other powerful political agents –since these are not framed as cultural in the first place. This suggests that to become more powerful in modern politics one normally must become less cultural. The article ultimately aims to unpack this implicit logic of modern liberal democratic reasoning on culture.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In the 1990s, Swedish democracy's ability to remain strong and renew itself became increasingly questioned in government commission reports and social-scientific writings. The perceptions of the financial crisis in 1992–1994, new identities, immigration and changes in participation in civic associations and organizations were listed as challenges to democracy. Together, they helped constitute an understanding of an emerging gap between the population and existing representative democratic forms. In response, the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s saw the emergence of several discourses, political initiatives and scientific contributions that articulated and responded to the need to secure a “working democracy”. By analyzing theoretically the arrangements of elements in policy and in attempts to shape the population's habits, dispositions and behavior, this thesis illuminates the role of aesthetics in the knowledge and power effects of these efforts. Methodologically, the thesis draws on Michel Foucault's genealogical approach in four empirical chapters. In doing so, the thesis displays why, when and how the efforts to secure a working democracy emerged, and analyzes the politics inherent to them. The chapters consist, first, of a study of the birth and changes in “democracy policy” as a distinct political domain; second, a mapping of the emergence of the discourse and dispositif of “valuefoundation”; third, a mapping of the discourse on exclusion and the discourse on and apparatus to combat “violence-promoting extremism”, and, finally, a mapping of inventive approaches in survey research that articulated how to secure a working democracy. This mapping exposes a vision of democratic dis-involvement and how to contain it infused by risk-management, benchmarking and a monitoring of changes in the population. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate the emergence of a complex network of power relations and knowledge used to achieve congruence between the population and governmental aims. This, the thesis underscores, marginalizes the role of dissent and interruptions in democratic life, to instead equate democracy with a system of congruence, smooth interactions and overall alignment to demands on circulation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter Strandbrink

Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Gendering Nationalism. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 67-87.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Det gränslösa samtalet. Lund : Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018. 163-170.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Democratic Theory 2018, 5 (1): 1-17.

This article investigates civic-political and cognitive participation as they play out in democratic theory. Its core purpose is to develop a conceptual-normative critique of the presupposition in liberal democratic theory that these logics are mutually reinforcing and complementary. This misunderstanding of a theoretical ambivalence contributes to inhibiting constructive assessment of epistocratic*technocratic frameworks of democratic interpretation and theory. I demonstrate that these logics circulate contrasting views of democratic power and legitimacy and should be disentangled to make sense of liberal democratic theoretical and political spaces. This critique is then fed into a political-epistemological interrogation of post-truth and alt-facts rhetorical registers in contemporary liberal democratic life, concluding that neither logic of participation can harbor this unanticipated and fundamentally nonaligned way of doing liberal democratic democracy.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Energy Research & Social Science 2018, 41 : 128-135.

Abstract Neoliberal trends are a part of the sociopolitical contexts that shape present-day energy transitions. Economic arguments extensively used in nuclear energy discourses regarding the Nuclear Renaissance period may indicate that neoliberal trends have penetrated discussions about energy transitions. This article examines the presence of neoliberal rationality in the official nuclear energy discourses coming from Russia and Poland. These countries are interesting in respect to their relatively recent changes towards a market economy. Neoliberal rationality is defined in the article as the combination of market rationality, limited role of state, political consensus, governance structures and securitization, following Foucault and Brown. Discourse analysis of the energy policies and speeches of politicians that contain statements about nuclear energy development is carried out. The analysis confirms the significant presence of these themes in nuclear energy discourses as well as discourses reflecting the specificities of the two countries. The combination of the defining features of neoliberal rationality in official nuclear energy discourses seem to leave limited space for challenging nuclear energy development and discussing alternative energy transitions.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

East European Politics 2018, 34 (2): 123-151.

This article seeks to explain public attitudes to secret surveillance. Secret surveillance, for example wiretapping by intelligence agencies, is a controversial activity that affects fundamental civil liberties in any democratic system. Several large research projects have recently attempted to explain how people form opinions about surveillance in general. Thereby privacy concerns and institutional trust are often highlighted. In this article, we argue that earlier research uses a too narrow definition of attitudes to surveillance and that secret surveillance is particularly sensitive due to its opaque character. We introduce a two-dimensional concept that focuses on rationalistic and emotional responses to surveillance. Drawing on new data from three post-communist societies – Estonia, Poland, and Serbia – we show how institutional trust is mainly responsible for explaining acceptance of secret surveillance, but not how one feels about it. Instead, it is the level of ontological insecurity and privacy concerns that explains this second dimension. The results are theorised and implications for future research are discussed. © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko TurunenNoomi Weinryb

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The International Spectator 2018, 53 (2): 124-140.

Corporatisation of critical information infrastructure (CII) is rooted in the ‘privatisation wave’ of the 1980s-90s, when ground was laid for outsourcing public utilities. Despite well-known risks relating to reliability, resilience, and accountability, commitment to efficiency imperatives have driven governments to outsource key public services and infrastructures. A recent illustrative case with enormous implications is the 2017 Swedish ICT scandal, where outsourcing of CII caused major security breaches. With the transfer of the Swedish Transport Agency’s ICT system to IBM and subcontractors, classified data and protected identities were made accessible to non-vetted foreign private employees – the sensitive data could thus now be anywhere. This case clearly demonstrates accountability gaps that can arise in public-private governance of CII.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lindy Newlove-Eriksson

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Baltic Rim Economies 2018, 1 : 46-47.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Bridging the prosperity gap in the EU. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018. 46-84.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Educational Philosophy and Theory 2018, 50 (3): 254-269.

Drawing on recent interdisciplinary, multidimensional research on civic and religious education in northern Europe, this article explores disciplinary epistemological economies in an era of mounting discontent with the narrowness of mono-disciplinary analyses of complex social and educational issues. It is argued in the article that under conditions of sufficient world complexity, interdisciplinarity provides for a more cogent scholarly approach to educational structures and phenomena than either of the logics of mono-, multi- and transdisciplinarity—the main extant alternatives. It is shown in both conceptual and empirical terms that these alternatives cannot accommodate social and educational diversity, complexity and sprawl other than thinly, hence should mainly be endorsed by universities and research funders for other than epistemological reasons or when there is agreement that the object subjected to analysis is correspondingly thin and isolated. As education in and of itself is a remarkably complex social phenomenon and field of study, it is concluded that interdisciplinary environments may typically be expected to provide a stronger potential for assessing and understanding it.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Political Science Review 2018, 4 : 487-502.

Based on data from a survey conducted in Saint Petersburg in 2013, this article sheds new light on attitudes towards fatherhood in contemporary Russia. We explore what norms are held concerning fatherhood, how these attitudes are related to age, sex, education and income as well as to ideal?typical models established in previous research on fatherhood from Western Europe and the US. Thus, the article also discusses what explanatory value established theoretical models have for the Russian context. Norms of the role of the father in the family are related to general norms of masculinity and, hence, are an important part of the study of politics and the political climate in a society. The results show that there are several fatherhood ideals present in contemporary Northwestern Russia: a traditional breadwinner model, an active fatherhood model as well as what we refer to as a marginalized fatherhood model. The latter has not been substantially identified in previous research, and may tentatively be identified as a legacy of the Soviet era.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin

Joakim Ekman

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Les amis de la révolution algérienne (1954-1962). Alger : Houmas éditions, 2017. 85-97.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Europe-Asia Studies 2017, 69 (10): 1662-1663.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2017, 69 (10): 1678-1680.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Glen Grant

Olena PodolianRoman Horbyk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
Media and Communication StudiesPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparative Migration Studies 2017, 5 (1): -.

Family migration policy, once basing citizens and resident foreigners’ possibilities to bring in foreign family members mainly on the right to family life, is increasingly a tool states use to limit immigration and to push newcomers to integrate into civic and economic life. The family migration policies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden range widely – from more minimal support and age requirements to high expectations of language skills, work records and even income levels. While in Denmark and increasingly in Norway growing sets of requirements have been justified on the need to protect the welfare state and a Nordic liberal way of life, in Sweden more minimal requirements have been introduced in the name of spurring immigrants’ labor market integration even as rights-based reasoning has continued to dominate. In all three countries, new restrictions have been introduced in the wake of the refugee crisis. These cases show how prioritizations of the right to family life vis-à-vis welfare-state sustainability have produced different rules for family entry, and how family migration policies are used to different extents to push civic integration of both new and already settled immigrants.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Emily Cochran Bech

Karin Borevi

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Strains of Commitment. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. 364-388.

Denmark and Sweden have many features in common, not least the way welfare state symbols are used in the construction of each country’s national identity, but they display striking differences in approaches to immigrant integration. The chapter argues that this situation reflects the existence of distinctly different dominating ideal typical notions on how social cohesion and welfare state sustainability comes about: In Denmark, a society-centred perspective is predominant, viewing the existence of a particular cultural homogeneity as indispensable for the welfare state to sustain. In Sweden, a state-centred approach instead prevails, referring to the welfare state as a potential promoter of social inclusion. Depending on what ideal typical idea is the dominant, perceptions vary on what are the main challenges from immigration and cultural pluralism, and what policy measures need to be taken. Comparative analysis of a long period of elite discourses and policy developments substantiates the argument.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Borevi

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparative Migration Studies 2017, 5 (1): -.

This special issue addresses the question of how to understand the civic turn within immigrant integration in the West towards programs and instruments, public discourses and political intentions, which aim to condition, incentivize, and shape through socialization immigrants into ‘citizens’. Empirically, it focuses on the less studied Scandinavian cases of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. In this introduction, we situate the contributions to this special issue within the overall debate on civic integration and convergence. We introduce the three cases, critically discuss the (liberal) convergence thesis and its descriptive and explanatory claims, and explain why studying the Scandinavian welfare states can further our understanding of the nature of the civic turn and its driving forces. Before concluding, we discuss whether civic integration policies actually work.

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Kristian Kriegbaum Jensen

Karin Borevi

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Right of Access to Information and the Right to Privacy. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 139-149.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Helsingfors : Tankesmedjan Agenda, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: När skiftet äger rum. Stockholm : Tankesmedjan Tiden, 2017. 187-239.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2017, 119 (4): 820-822.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Sveriges riksdag, 2017.

Under mer än hundra år har världens parlament och folkvalda haft en återkommande mötesplats för tankeutbyte och gemensamma aktioner i Interparlamentariska unionen, IPU.Från början var IPU en del av förra sekelskiftets framväxande rörelse för demokrati och fred i Europa. Samarbete mellan världens parlamentariker skulle demokratisera utrikespolitiken och skapa förutsättningar för en hållbar fred. Inom loppet av ett drygt kvartssekel hedrades hela åtta företrädare för IPU med Nobels fredspris.Trots två förödande världskrig på 1900-talet och hotet om kärnvapenkrig sedan dess har IPU behållit sin roll som mötesplats och samtalsforum. Arbetet med utvecklings- och biståndsarbete har vuxit kring frågor om hållbar utveckling och mänskliga rättigheter. Att främja kvinnors deltagande i politiken har blivit en profilfråga. Sedan millennieskiftet betonar IPU särskilt sin roll som parlamentarisk partner till FN.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Johansson

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Baltic Sea Region: A Comprehensive Guide. Berlin : Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH, 2017. 115-168.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics. London : Routledge, 2017. 147-160.

The Nordic states – Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland 1 – have provided fertile terrain for populism, which is understood here as a ‘thin’ ideology ‘that considers society to be ultimately separated into two homogenous and antagonistic groups – “the pure people” versus the “corrupt elite”, and which argues that politics should be an expression of the volonté générale’ (Mudde 2004: 543). Populism embraces an anti-establishment position and an idea of two homogenous groups that stand in an antagonistic relationship to one another: ‘the people’ and ‘the elite’. As an ‘empty container’, the ‘people’ can refer to the citizens (demos), ‘our people’ (ethnos) and the ‘ordinary people’ (the ‘common man’) (Canovan 1999). This thin-centred ideology can and ultimately must combine with other ideologies to develop into electorally attractive alternatives. Historically, populism has manifested itself in and married with different, ‘fuller’ ideologies. Consequently, populism can be left- and right-wing – and even agrarian populism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Cultural Borders of Europe. New York, Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2017. 170-183.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordicom Information 2017, 39 (1): 127-129.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2017, 119 (2): 338-341.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Postcolonial Studies 2017, 20 (3): 294-316.

Some states create geographical imaginaries that envision the homeland as coherent and good, and the spaces of Others as disordered, dangerous and therefore legitimate objects of violence. Such ‘violent cartographies’ serve not only to justify policy actions, but constitute bordering practices aiming to provide stability, integrity and continuity to the Self, sometimes referred to as ‘ontological security’. This article examines the role of creativity and artistic imagination in challenging dominant geopolitical narratives. It examines satire on the Russian-language internet, which played upon the Russian state’s geopolitical narrative about the war in Ukraine 2014–15. Three themes within this dominant narrative – (1) the imperialist idea of Russia as a modernising force, (2) the gendering of Ukraine as feminine and Europe as homosexual and (3) the idea that the current war was a re-enactment of Russia’s historical battle against fascism – all became the object of fun-making in satire. I argue that satire, by appropriating, repeating but slightly displacing official rhetoric in ways that make it appear ridiculous, may destabilise dominant narratives of ontological security and challenge their strive towards closure. Satire may expose the silences of dominant narratives and undermine the essentialism and binarism upon which they rely, opening up for estrangement and disidentification.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Socialt arbete i civilsamhället. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 175-200.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko TurunenNoomi Weinryb

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 2017, 16 (2): 41-66.

Immigration into states with historical linguistic minorities creates the dilemma of which language newly arrived immigrants should learn in the state-provided integration programmes. Research has shown how territorially concentrated historical minorities have used immigrants to favour their own nation-building projects. While these minorities to some extent operate like a majority within their federal state or province, this paper explores how constitutionally bilingual Finland, having a Swedish-speaking non-territorial minority with the same linguistic rights as the majority, governs immigrant integration. It investigates the implications of the strong legal and weak societal status of Swedish for immigrant integration by connecting scholarship on liberal multiculturalism and integration in multilingual states to laws, reports and interviews on integration in Swedish-speaking Finland. It shows tensions between Finland-Swedish integration aspirations and state level policies promoting a majority-monolingual integration. Unlike minorities with federal protection, the non-territorial Swedish-speaking minority largely relies on the voluntary choice of immigrants to choose Swedish as their language of integration. Structural obstacles, however, hinder this choice in bilingual regions, having resulted in political debates and actions. This article bridges research on Finnish multiculturalism and research on integration policy in contexts where historical minorities are present by introducing a non-territorial, formerly dominant minority to the research field.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nina Carlsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Marketing 2017, 4 : -.

This paper introduces and elaborates the notion of fundraising as a theatrical event. By exploring the theatrical setup, as well as social context, of two elite fundraising events that took place at almost the same time and place and for the same cause, the authors disentangle different components that are at play in a fundraising event. The paper shows that a fundraising event needs to align sensory, artistic, and symbolic theatrical levels to convey the desirability of the fundraising cause. In addition, not only the economic but also the social and cultural capitals of the hosts of the event may be of relevance to the fundraising.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko TurunenNoomi Weinryb

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: På väg. Lund : Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2017. 247-259.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2017, 119 (3): 630-632.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This book explores the inherent tension in civic education. There is a surging belief in contemporary European society that liberal democracy should work harder to reproduce the civic and normative setups of national populations through public education. The cardinal notion is that education remains the best means to accomplish this end, and educational regimes appropriate tools to make the young more tolerant, civic, democratic, communal, cosmopolitan, and prone to engaged activism. This book is concerned with the ambiguities that strain standard visions of civic education and educational statehood. On the one hand, civic-normative education is expected to drive tolerance in the face of conflicting good-life affirmations and accelerating worldview pluralisation; on the other hand, nation-states are primarily interested in reproducing the normative prerogatives that prevail in restricted cultural environments. This means that civic education unfolds on two irreconcilable planes at once: one cosmopolitan/tolerant, another parochial/intolerant. The book will be of significant interest to students and scholars of education, sociology, normative statehood, democracy, and liberal political culture, particularly those working in the areas of civic education; as well as education policy-makers.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. : Oxford University Press, 2017. -.

Membership in the European Union (EU) entails adjustments or changes in national democracies. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, and EU membership has given rise to controversies in the public debate as well as in the academic community. Four main scholarly and related themes are addressed here.First is the discursive construction of the question of democracy in relation to European integration. In an effort to legitimize membership in the public debate, the consequences in terms of sovereignty were summarized in the official Swedish discourse on EU membership as a loss in formal sovereignty but an increase in real sovereignty. The conclusions became known as the calculus of sovereignty. This conceptual innovation entailed a reinterpretation of popular sovereignty, as stipulated by the Swedish constitution, as well as of democracy, implying that efficiency or problem-solving capacity was emphasized more than procedural democracy. Increased economic and political interdependence had created a situation where independent political decisions were seen as ineffective.Second is the controversy surrounding the question of influence and the extent to which Sweden is exerting influence in the EU. This issue came to the fore in connection with the euro referendum in 2003. While some argued that remaining outside the euro would come with a political price—marginalization—others emphasized the lack of evidence for such effects. To some extent, this remains a moot point, not least as a result of the expansion and importance of the euro zone.Third is the question of whether or not there is political opposition, that is, conflict rather than consensus in EU affairs. Recent research claims that (allegedly almost nonexistent) previous research had underestimated the degree of political opposition or conflict, notably in parliament. Moreover, results suggest that there is variation in EU opposition across time and policy areas. However, the key question here should be whether or not there is effective opposition, making a difference to policy outcomes. Several reforms have been initiated to strengthen the involvement of the parliament in EU policymaking, but none has really sought to challenge the balance between parliamentary scrutiny and executive discretion.Fourth is the state and different interpretations of either decentering or centering effects. Whereas some claim that fragmentation or decentralization is the central feature of the Europeanization of the Swedish state, other researchers submit that the predominant tendency is rather centralization, as the demands of EU decision making—not least EU summitry—on national policy coordination have been a principal driving factor in this process.These are the main themes in the debate over the EU and EU membership in Sweden. Included here are a series of analytical narratives and counternarratives, as well as a discussion of important implications for the national democracy and for the distribution or redistribution of power among domestic political actors therein. In sum, any interpretation of modern-day politics must now take into account the significance of the EU, operating through Europeanizing impacts.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Energy policies which maintain and extend nuclear energy are often opposed by anti-nuclear movements. Ambitious plans for developing nuclear energy in Russia, constructing a first nuclear plant in Poland, and lifting the ban on nuclear energy while allowing the replacement of old reactors in Sweden are examples of such energy policies. In contrast to the massive anti-nuclear movements of 1970-1990s, recent anti-nuclear movements are not organized as national protest campaigns. This thesis examines repertoires of anti-nuclear movements in the alleged “Nuclear Renaissance” period.  Repertoires of anti-nuclear actions are analyzed from the perspective of discursive and political opportunities of anti-nuclear movements. Discursive opportunities are enabled or hindered in the ordering of nuclear energy discourses, making messages and actions of social movements legitimate or illegitimate. While discourses of anti-nuclear movements are complex, official discourses of nuclear energy featuring arguments about profitability, energy security and environmental security in connection to nuclear energy development, resonate more with broader socio-political developments. Ordering of discourses is established in such a way that expert rhetoric becomes a standard approach for discussing nuclear energy, while references to emotions and subjective matters are unacceptable.Political contexts of anti-nuclear movements provide opportunities for environmental NGOs, one kind of actor in anti-nuclear movements, to pursue nonconfrontational strategies and engage in institutional channels, where they can contribute their expert knowledge. Concurrently, another actor in anti-nuclear movements, local anti-nuclear groups, on the one hand, share argumentative structures with environmental NGOs, and, on the other hand, attempt to mobilize local population and organize local protests. Due to limited opportunities for attention from the national media and focus on local issues, local protests are not featured in the national media, which is crucial for national protest actions.The differences in repertoires between these two kinds of actors and absence of actors opting for mass engagement provide insight into repertoires of anti-nuclear movements as a whole. This thesis demonstrates how discursive opportunities of social movements, which result from competing discourses of movements and their counter-agents, and political opportunities structure repertoires of actions of these movements.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau

Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Acta Politica 2017, 52 (3): 286-305.

This article examines the role of Europarties in the European Union (EU) institutional and constitutional or treaty reform, in decisions and negotiations leading to the adoption of treaties in the 1980s and 1990s. The existing literature on such reform in the EU largely overlooks the role of Europarties in the making of new treaties. Research on EU treaty reform usually operates within a state-centric ontology and framework for analysis. Challenging previous analyses and moving beyond state-centrism and intergovernmentalism, strictly inter-state bargaining, this article offers a complementary transnationalist account of what is happening in the drama of grand bargains or history-making treaty negotiations in the EU. There is a transnational dimension to such treaty reform; there is Europarty mobilization and influence. In conclusion, Europarties matter when they are in numerical ascendance, relatively cohesive and able to mobilize their networks of political parties and leaders.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Party Politics 2017, 23 (1): 55-65.

The question of how party leaders are selected has recently, and belatedly, come under systematic comparative scrutiny. If it is the location of intra-party power that interests us, however, it might be that some of the more observable indicators in such processes, such as the identity of the selectorate, are not actually the most revealing ones. Using a delegation perspective, we thus present a framework for analysing prior steps in leader selection and relate it to various ideal-typical constellations of intra-party power. The framework encompasses, first, what we call precursory delegation, with focus especially on an agent that, formally or informally, manages the selection process before it reaches the selectorate. Second, the framework takes account of the degree to which the process is managed rather than left open to free competition between leader candidates. We illustrate the framework primarily with instances of leader selection in two Swedish parties.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Bolin

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Palabras al margen 2016, 81 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politisk teori. Stockholm : Liber, 2016. 180-197.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Borevi

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Psicologia 2016, 32 : -10.

This study assessed the influence of Stereotypes about Parliamentarians and Behavioral Contagion on Political Participation, comparing two countries: Brazil and Sweden. Stereotypes were admitted to be useful to tell parliamentarians' groups apart and predict their behavior. Behavioral Contagion was investigated as a possible catalyst of political action. Online questionnaires were administered to 984 Brazilians (37.4% women) and 879 Swedes (46.5% women). Structural Equation Modeling assessed relationships among variables. Behavioral Contagion played a pivotal role on predicting political engagement. Stereotypes predicted participation where they challenged commonsense: Brazilians usually cannot tell the difference among politicians, then those Brazilians who could were more politically engaged; in Sweden, the factor "corruption" predicts non-institutional types of Participation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Thiago Lopes Carneiro

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

As populist radical right parties have become electorally successful throughout Europe, mainstream parties have been adopting more restrictive immigration policies in order to win back voters, in what has been labelled a "contagion of the right". Sweden, however, has been a deviant case both in a comparative European context and in relation to influential theories of party competition. Despite the electoral threat from a growing radical right party (the Sweden Democrats) during the last decade, no other party engaged in any significant policy co-optation prior to the 2014 elections. In this paper I consider multiple explanations for this deviance derived from empirical and theoretical literature and mapped onto an analytical framework distinguishing between the party goals policy, office, and votes. The empirical material consists of survey data, statements from party representatives, and parliamentary voting patterns. I find the goal-oriented explanations to be only partially satisfactory, and go on to explore the possibility that the deviance can be explained by the institutionalisation of the Swedish cordon sanitaire – the commitment by all other parties to politically isolate the Sweden Democrats. The path dependency of the cordon sanitaire, I argue, became a behavioural constraint that effectively hindered parties from legitimately engaging in the co-optation of SD policies, until it was removed by the external shock of the 2015 "refugee crisis".

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Backlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Telos 2016, 177 : 3-15.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Richard Polt

Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Telos 2016, 177 : 107-126.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politisk teori. Stockholm : Liber, 2016. 310-326.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2016, 68 (8): 1455-1456.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Citizenship Studies 2016, 20 (6-7): 914-931.

The present article concerns Estonian e-government, that is, the digitalization of government and public administration, and the way e-government produces a moral citizen. Although several case studies on e-government exist, they have seldom been sensitive to the local conditions shaping the functions and social meaning of digitalization. E-government involves producing knowledge, and the present article draws on a theoretical perspective that stresses the tight relationship between knowledge and power. In Estonia, the power–knowledge regime is characterized by centralization. Centralization is the condition for a firm national e-government policy, and within this policy, an image of the unique Estonian citizenry is produced. The Estonian moral citizen who emerges out of e-government is de-politicized and detached from a social context, on the one hand, and strongly politicized and attached to a specific ethno-national community, on the other.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 2016, 10 (2): 241-260.

The World Bank has for over a decade tried to formalize the informal economy in Kosovo. However, local journalists and businessmen among others provide an alternative understanding of informality that problematizes the World Bank’s view and actions. Against this backdrop, the article analyses the constitution and the constitutive effects of the World Bank’s anti-informality operations in Kosovo between 1999 and 2014. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s power analytics, the article claims that the Bank’s agenda, and the economic ideas enacted through it, does structure and shape informal economic practices on the ground. Yet this structuring involves two forms of misrecognition. As a result, informality is paradoxically constituted (in novel ways) and reconstituted through the World Bank’s imposed anti-informality agenda. The article concludes with a discussion of how this underlines the need for policy solutions that depart from liberal peacebuilding’s subject–object distinction to form instead around an acknowledgement of informality as emergent and transforming throughout international interventions.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Danielsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Understanding Populist Party Organization. Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 189-219.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Populist Political Communication in Europe. New York : Routledge, 2016. 68-81.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jesper Strömbäck

Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe. New York : Routledge, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

East European Politics 2016, 32 (1): 1-11.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Gherghina

Joakim EkmanOlena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

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School of Social Sciences
Political Science

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International Peacekeeping 2016, 23 (1): 1-28.

nformal economies' relevance for peacebuilding is widely acknowledged. By providing an alternative interpretation in relation to the view that informality emerges in post-conflict environments due to the state's institutional weakness, this article contends that in Kosovo the principles of informality and its reproduction are inherent to informality itself. The article turns to the analytics of Pierre Bourdieu in order to reveal aspects of Kosovar informality left unexamined by established approaches. It illustrates how intrinsic inequalities and power relations constitute and reproduce informal economic practices throughout a circular rationale. Rather than a direct function of state weakness, informality in Kosovo is an effect of agents' engagement in knowledgeable and everyday practices. Agents' susceptibility contributes to the temporary fixing of meanings and doings that enable differentiations yet also interdependencies between relatively powerful and relatively powerless businesses. The article reflects on the implications of an intrinsic rationale for the politics of informality within peacebuilding operations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Danielsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Tidskrift för politisk filosofi 2016, 20 (1): 10-22.

I modernt tänkande om staten finns en framträdande idé om att korrekt kunskap om politiska frågor och omständigheter bör vara vägledande för hur stater agerar och organiserar sig. Denna politiska epistemologi skyggar inför tanken att staters maktutövning och allmänna orientering skulle vara mer irrationell än rationell; vilket framträder klart i både Platons och den tidiga upplysningsfilosofins statsteori. Slutpunkten för resonemanget är att normativ bearbetning av politiska problem inte kan vara mer än ett korrelat till beslut som fattas på sakligt kvalificerade grunder.I denna text visas hur den rationalistiska politiska epistemologin bygger på radikalt felaktiga föreställningar om förhållandet mellan specialistkunskap om olika samhällssektorer och insikter och utsagor om politikens allmänna område. Bidraget avslutas med en översiktlig bedömning av Sveriges, respektive EU:s, grad av överensstämmelse med det teknokratiska styrideal som springer ur rationalismens politiska epistemologi.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Energy Research & Social Science 2016, 13 : 170-179.

This article examines how members of the Swedish Parliament framed nuclear energy in the 2010 debate on the future of nuclear power in Sweden in order to understand how politicians construct and contextualize their views on the role of nuclear energy in energy transitions. Our findings suggest that four themes could be identified in the debate and that these were formative for politicians in framing nuclear energy. Even though all political actors anticipate an energy transition towards a more sustainable system, different paths to advancing in this process were brought up in the debate, both with and without prolongation of the nuclear energy program. Our analysis suggests that framings of nuclear energy are closely related to the political ideologies of the parties in the Parliament because the two framings of nuclear energy correspond with the division of the Swedish Parliament into two political blocs. However, views on nuclear energy are not inherent to political ideologies but are constructed. This article thus integrates the politics of nuclear energy within the research on energy transitions.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina TarasovaKarin Edberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political ScienceSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cooperation and Conflict 2016, 51 (1): 38-54.

That the Lisbon Treaty lays the foundation for a supranational asylum and immigration policyis surprising, even more so for Liberal Intergovernmentalism (LI), whose founder AndrewMoravcsik predicts that no such development will take place. While the article uses LI as its pointof departure, it shows that it runs into problems with regards to the policy area of asylum andimmigration. The article therefore turns to the (neo-)functionalist concept of spillover. Whileworking with the concept, it was deemed necessary to create a more coherent typology ofdifferent spillovers. The article suggests that the concept of spillover may be both descriptiveand explanatory. With regards to descriptive spillover, it seems valuable to differentiate betweenwidening and deepening spillovers, but concerning explanatory spillovers, more options becamevisible: there are unintended or intended functional spillovers, as well as unintended political,cultivated and social spillovers. The argument is illustrated through a detailed study of Sweden – a‘reluctant European’ that within the area of asylum and immigration made a fundamental U-turnwith regards to a supranationalism, a change that can be described as a social spillover.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of European Integration 2016, 38 (1): 79-94.

This article explores the conditions for Europarty influence. Europarties can be expected to matter when they are in numerical ascendance, relatively cohesive and able to mobilize their networks of political parties and leaders. The explanatory power of this argument is tested empirically through an in-depth case study: the role of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) in the negotiations leading to the adoption of the Amsterdam Treaty in 1997. The article submits and documents that there is a transnational dimension to such treaty reform, that there is Europarty influence but clear limits to such influence. The case demonstrates how factors pertaining to domestic politics, especially in Germany where chancellor Kohl was severely constrained in the search for a compromise over the new treaty, limited the scope for the EPP to more significantly shape the outcome of the treaty negotiations. Accordingly, domestic political context condition Europarty influence.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

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-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Divan : tidskrift för psykoanalys och kultur 2015, 1-2 : 47-53.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Människa, Stat, Utopi. Hägersten : Tankekraft förlag, 2015. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy. : Sage Publications, 2015. 442-457.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

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School of Social Sciences
Political Science

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: Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 2015.

What is the relationship between borders and knowledge? How do changes in territorial and social borders affect knowledge's epistemic boundaries; how do changed knowledge boundaries affect physical borders? Which is more resilient; which seems to change most easily? These are the questions addressed by the fourteen chapters in this volume.The volume uses case studies, based on both historical and contemporary sources, to highlight processes of knowledge production within the social sciences and humanities. The focus is on Middle Eastern societies and peoples - Circassian, Assyrian, Turkish, Arab, Kurdis... – living around or having moved from the Mediterranean. One central subject is the influence of migration and travel on the relationship between the geographic and linguistic borders established by nation-builders, and those constructed by scholars, travellers and commentators. A second is the transfer and translation of textual elements of knowledge – e.g. cultural repertoires or historical narratives – from one linguistic social setting to another. Together with an introductory discussion of the book's three border-knowledge themes, the studies present new theoretical and methodological conceptualisations of the intriguing and manifold relationship between physical, social borders, and the boundaries of knowledge.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Marie Carlson

Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

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School of Social Sciences
Political Science

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In: Borders and the Changing Boundaries of Knowledge. Istanbul : Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, 2015. 195-208.

Political and institutional boundaries (empire, nation and academic disciplines), and boundaries to communication (language and script) enclose empirical knowledge. A series of investigations, all relevant to the Middle East and the Mediterranean, are presented here. They lay the ground for a detailed discussion of how scope conditions, previous research and misreading can explain Ernest Gellner’s use of the concept of ‘asabiyya, forged by the XIVth century scholar Ibn Khaldûn’s, and the transfer of it from its general context to his own modelling of a particular, Muslim, society – a move totally foreign to Ibn Khaldûn’s own intentions and thinking. Paradoxically the boundaries of knowledge can serve their very transgression, but when including knowledge from across the border it has to be done on its own terms. Ibn Khaldûn’s work, from a time before modern nations and academic disciplines, can serve as an example and an inspiration.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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In: La cartographie syndicale algérienne... Après une quart de siècle de pluralisme. Alger : Editions les Amis de Abdelhamid Benzine.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karim Maiche

Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

East European Quarterly 2015, 43 (1): 111-128.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Turun Sanomat 2015, 7 maj : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2015, 12 maj : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2015, 14 april : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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In: Rural protest groups and populist political parties. Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2015. 217-243.

Agrarian-based populism has an almost uninterrupted presence in Finnish politics. Its various manifestations are analysed in this chapter. The main focus is on party-based agrarian populism: the Finnish Rural Party (1959-1995) and its successor party, the True Finns (from 1995 onwards). The endurance of populism in Finland, apart from its organisation, is due to both continuity in relation to its main appeal – its anti-establishment position, the rhetorical construction of a united and threatened ‘people’, and the restoration of popular sovereignty – and transformations to the contextual references of these core populist ideas. The party that started as an agrarian populist party for rural smallholders is today a populist radical right-wing party, with nationalism, expressed in anti-immigration and anti-EU positions, becoming more salient and more radical for the True Finns. It is concluded that a process of radicalisation took place, which was key to their electoral breakthrough in 2011.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Rechtspopulismus und Rechtsextremismus in Europa. Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2015. 187-205.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession. Colchester : ECPR Press, 2015. 58-80.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. 152-168.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of European Integration History 2015, 21 (2): 269-286.

This article explores and offers an in-depth empirical account of the efforts made by the centre-right and federalist European People’s Party (EPP) to play a role in the 1996-97 Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) and negotiations leading to the adoption of the Amsterdam treaty in 1997. Before and during the course of the IGC the EPP made concerted efforts to muster a consensus around its priorities, concerning institutions as well as issues, and for a substantial treaty reform. EPP bodies convened and set out their views on the IGC, with the purpose of trying to work out compromises and reach agreement on the issues in order to strengthen the position in the IGC negotiations. In sum, there was significant activity in the EPP. The findings carry implications for research on the transnationalization of politics, in particular transnational party and elite networks, and the EU and its constitutionalization.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Europe-Asia Studies 2015, 67 (10): 1523-1526.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: On conference website. : .

How should we understand that Denmark and Sweden – two countries with manifold features in common – have arrived at strikingly divergent policy responses towards immigrant integration? This paper suggests that, despite similar references to welfare state symbols, dominant national identity constructions in the two countries represent distinctly different ideal typical views on how social solidarity is generated and maintained. In Denmark official political discourse and policy making processes indicates the working of a society-centered perspective on national identity, emphasizing social cohesion as a necessary precondition for public institutions to sustain. This idea is arguably reflected in the Danish immigrant policy approach, where the inclusion of newcomers is conditioned on them acquiring a comprehensive set of demands defining a predefined (and ‘settled’) idea of Danishness. In comparison, the Swedish idea about national identity is more oriented towards a state-centered approach, in the sense that the capacity of the political institutions – notably the welfare state – is typically emphasized as the core promoter of social inclusion and sense of national belonging. In the field of immigrant integration, this idea is mirrored in a widespread conviction that the organization of welfare state institutions, rather than the spirit of the people, constitutes the necessary condition for creating and sustaining national cohesion and integration. The paper gives a historical account of the nation building processes in the two countries and shows that crucial differences in political perceptions along the ideal types mentioned above are to be identified in contemporary political discourses related to the ‘civic’ turn in immigrant integration policies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Borevi

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Mångfaldens dilemman. Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015. 17-40.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bo Bengtsson

Karin Borevi

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Europe-Asia Studies 2015, 67 (9): 1512-1514.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: After the Soviet Empire. Leiden/Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 87-107.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2015, 22 (3): 90-92.

Review of the Nordic Romani Studies Conference

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Florence FröhligJaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
EthnologyPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Människa, stat, utopi. Hägersten : Tankekraft, 2015. 233-260.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Människa, stat, utopi. Hägersten : Tankekraft, 2015. 13-37.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mårten Björk

Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt. New York : Routledge, 2015. 195-207.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nature and Culture 2015, 10 (2): 131-156.

The synergies and trade-offs between the various dimensions of sustainable development are attracting a rising scholarly attention. Departing from the scholarly debate, this article focuses on internal relationships within social sustainability. Our key claim is that it is diffi cult to strengthen substantive social sustainability goals unless there are key elements of social sustainability contained in the very procedures intended to work toward sustainability. Our analysis, informed by an organizing perspective, is based on a set of case studies on multi-stakeholder transnational sustainability projects (sustainability standards). This article explores six challenges related to the achievement of such procedures that can facilitate substantive social sustainability. Three of these concern the formulation of standards and policies, and three the implementation of standards and policies. To achieve substantive social sustainability procedures must be set in motion with abilities to take hold of people's concerns, frames, resources, as well as existing relevant institutions and infrastructures. © Berghahn Journals.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

M. Klintman

Åsa Casual Vifell

Magnus Boström


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

Bonn : Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, 2015. (ZEI Discussion Paper ; C 231/2015)

This paper outlines and elaborates the role of Europarties – political parties at European level – in the political system of the European Union (EU). It explores the key role and features of these organisations and claims that they are significant actors, particularly through their mobilisation of political parties and leaders. However, the conditions for Europarty influence are demanding. Europarties can be expected to matter when they are in numerical ascendance, relatively cohesive and able to mobilise their networks of political parties and leaders. These leaders remain first and foremost national politicians, responsible to national electorates. Therefore, Europarty influence and relevance overall remain conditioned on the domestic political context of national parties and leaders. Yet, functional pressures for transnational engagement serve to further institutionalise Europarties.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Sociologisk forskning 2015, 52 (2): 199-201.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2015, 67 (6): 995-996.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In 2004, Mikheil Saakashvili was elected president in Georgia, committing to a foreign policy that would ostensibly make his country a leading example of reform and democratization in the post-Soviet space, and a net-contributor to Euro-Atlantic security. Throughout its time in power and until its defeat in Georgia’s 2012 parliamentary elections, the Saakashvili government remained steadfast in its commitment to establishing these international roles for Georgia, despite developments in both the country’s international and domestic contexts that could plausibly have made these roles, and the foreign policy decisions deriving from them, redundant.This dissertation explores the relationship between national role conceptions (NRCs) and foreign policy stability. It demonstrates how Georgia’s NRCs as a Beacon of Liberty and a Net-Security Contributor, evolving specifically in the relationship between the Georgian and U.S. governments during these years, contributed to stability in Georgia’s foreign policy. Yet these NRCs were also subjected to serious challenges, particularly relating to two crises ensuing over the November 2007 riots in Tbilisi and the August 2008 war between Georgia and Russia. In both cases, the Georgian government was subjected to conflicting imperatives emanating from its own role conceptions, the expectations voiced by its U.S. counterparts, and the immediate demands of crisis decision making.Drawing on recent advances in foreign policy role theory and crisis management theory, two social mechanisms are developed, role location and role conflict management. Role location is a long-term process of interaction between the actor and significant others, resulting in a gradual harmonization of role expectations and intentions. Role conflict management instead represents the actor’s handling of potentially disruptive moments, raising questions about the credibility and legitimacy of existing NRCs in the eyes of others, and confronting the actor with choices regarding stability and change in existing NRCs.The framework is applied in an analysis of the Georgian government’s foreign policy vis-à-vis the U.S. in the years 2004-2012, with particular attention to the disruptive effects of the crises in 2007-2008, and the actions taken to address the resulting role conflicts. The analysis draws on unique first-hand material, including interviews with members of the Georgian and U.S. foreign policy elites, confidential diplomatic correspondence and official speeches, to uncover the processes by which the mechanisms of role location and role conflict management played out in Georgia’s foreign policy. The dissertation concludes that the stability in Georgia’s foreign policy stemmed from the fact that the two NRCs became deeply socially embedded in Georgia’s relations with the U.S. over time, but also from the Georgian government’s ability to adapt its NRCs in response to crises, the role expectations of significant others, and contextual change. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Eriksson

Niklas Nilsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Baltic Worlds 2015, 8 (1-2): 34-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia MalitskaOlena PodolianYuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
HistoryPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparative European Politics 2015, 13 (3): 345-375.

In this article, we use a new data set describing governments, political parties and institutions to make an explicit comparison between Western Europe (WE) and Central Eastern Europe (CEE) in the investigation of three different topical issues found in the coalition literature, namely, coalition formation (that is, which factors affect who forms the winning coalitions), the number of cabinet members (that is, what affects the number of ministers in a cabinet) and cabinet duration (that is, which factors affect how long a new government lasts). Our findings indicate that, regardless of all the discussions about how CEE is different from WE because of the post-communist heritage or the volatility of voters in the CEE region, structural attributes such as the size and number of political parties are important determinants of coalition formation and cabinet duration patterns in both the West and the East. In fact, precisely because of the unsettled nature of CEE party politics, structural attributes tend to matter even more in the East.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Svante Ersson

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Crossings and crosses. Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2015. 155-169.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Crossings and crosses. Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2015. 1-13.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter StrandbrinkJenny BerglundThomas Lundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Comparative ReligionPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2015, 29 (1): 33-56.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Nordström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Ethnic and Racial Studies 2015, 38 (10): 1707-1723.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Lia Antoniou


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political ScienceSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Environmental Politics 2015, 24 (2): 337-341.

The parliamentary election of 14 September 2014 induced decidedly mixed feelings in the Swedish Green Party (Miljöpartiet de gröna). It led to the ejection of the centre-right government and the installation, for the first time, of Green cabinet ministers. However, the party also experienced a small but unexpected loss of votes compared to its score in the previous election. Moreover, partly because a far-right party built impressively on its breakthrough into the national parliament in 2010, the new government rests on a precariously narrow parliamentary base.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Bolin

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 2015, 10 (1): 3-20.

This article investigates the normative logic and orientation of civic and religious education in seven countries in northern Europe. One main underlying argument is that public schooling must be generically regarded as a heavy functional contributor to the ‘soft’ normative reproduction and validation of certain ethical and cultural identities. In the article, the rhetorical goals of neutralism and tolerance in current European political–educational thought are measured against empirical modes and practices of education. A parochialism–cosmopolitanism conceptual dichotomy is constructed and used as a main analytical guide, which allows for a number of critical conclusions to be made on the production of normative statehood through education in contemporary ‘post-normative’ Europe. The ultimate ambition of the text is thus to contribute to shedding new light on the interpretation and enactment of value diversity in these seven educational settings and interculturalising societies. © The Author(s) 2014

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

West European Politics 2015, 38 (3): 730-740.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Bolin

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Välfärdsgapet. Stockholm : Santérus Förlag, 2015. 51-87.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Parliamentary talk, despite its central place in politics, has not been the focus of many qualitative studies. The present study investigates how parliamentary talk emerges in a dialogue between different arguments in the parliament. At the same time, this is a study of politics, of how human interaction gives birth to laws that regulate life in two contemporary democracies, Slovakia and Poland. It provides a close-reading of two political debates: on the state language in Slovakia and on gender parity in Poland.This study draws on hermeneutic and semiotic thinkers such as Gadamer, Bakhtin and Lotman to elaborate a dialogical understanding of language that can provide the basis for a method of textual analysis. The dialogical understanding of language emphasises that text and talk must be studied in the context of an interaction. The unit of analysis is a pair of utterances, a question and an answer. Until an utterance has been interpreted, it carries only the potential of meaning; its meaning is materialised by the responses it receives.The study further argues that conversation analysis and its tools can usefully be applied to the study of political debate. The method provides for the analysis of the dynamics between micro-scale interaction in the parliament and the macro-scale dynamics of culture. These dynamics assume two different forms that Lotman termed as “translation” and “explosion”.The study shows that parliamentary debate is characterised by a constantly evolving topic of discussion, namely that the meaning of the bill at the start of the debate and at the end of the debate are really two different bills. This is not because the content of the bill has undergone changes, but because in the course of the debate, the bill has generated new cultural connections. Casting a vote in support of the bill does not approve just the bill itself but a whole set of interconnected political, social and cultural values—what Lotman approached as the semiosphere. This study suggests Lotman’s cultural semiotics can provide for “imperfect hermeneutics” that is sensitive to the dynamic and contested nature of tradition in politics whilst acknowledging the inevitability of culture in mediating political talk. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Inga Brandell

Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Nordisk Østforum 2015, 2 : 143-165.

Drawing on cross-national public opinion surveys from the spring of 2014, this article analyses popular support for democracy in the three Baltic states – more specifically the attitudinal differences between the ethnic majorities and the Russian-speaking minorities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It assesses the democratic political culture of the three countries 25 years after the fall of communism in Europe, 10 years after EU membership, a few years after the global financial crisis, and in the midst of the recent Russian–Ukrainian crisis. The data demonstrate widespread public dissatisfaction with democracy throughout the region, especially in Latvia, the country hardest hit by the crisis in 2008–2009. As a rule, the Russian-speaking minorities in the three Baltic states tend to be more critical of democracy than ethnic Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Acta Politica 2015, 50 (3): 253-278.

The role of ‘fair’ institutions in developing democratic legitimacy has received increased attention. Citizens who perceive – on basis of past experiences – that they are being treated fairly by authorities have been held to have greater trust in political institutions. However, previous studies on the relationship between procedural fairness and political trust have not paid sufficient attention to individuals with limited first-hand experiences of authorities. We examine the relationship on an authority that virtually all individuals meet early in life: the school. Using structural equation modeling on unique panel data covering 1500 Swedish adolescents (ages ranging from 13 to 17), we find a reciprocal relationship: personal encounters with school authorities shape young people’s political trust; however, the images that adolescents get of the political system (through family, peers, media and so on) have also consequences on their perceptions about the authorities they encounter in their daily lives. The analysis increases our understanding of how individuals form their political allegiances by showing that the relationship between fairness and trust is more dynamic than has previously been suggested: neither an accumulated set of experiences of authorities nor formal ties with political institutions (as voters and so on) are required for a relationship to emerge.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ali Abdelzadeh

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Foucault Studies 2015, 20 : 76-95.

This article deals with civil society organizations active in the field of family policy and demographic issues in contemporary Russia, using Michel Foucault’s concepts of biopolitics and governmentality. More specifically, so called “daddy-schools” that have emerged in and around Saint Petersburg since 2008, are studied, using interviews and documents. The analysis shows that the organizations work as a complement to the state but have also been able to influence policy, alter legislation and challenge the established assumptions and governmentality of the Russian state concerning parenthood, the “good” father and how to deal with the ongoing demographic crisis and increase fertility.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of Civil Society 2015, 11 (1): 19-38.

History and traditions are important for many civil society organizations (CSOs). However, they have to mediate between their original mission and modern-day realities. This article argues that the concept of decoupling can enrich analyses of how organizations deal with path dependency. Hence, theoretically, the article discusses cross-fertilization between historical and organizational institutionalism. This is illustrated through a study of Swedish CSOs using survey data, interviews and documents. The Swedish popular movement tradition is argued to be a path that is not easily abandoned, and the results show how actors in CSOs find history to be both a resource and a constraint. Furthermore, different decoupling strategies, including both reversed and official decoupling, are used to balance between historical legacies and current challenges.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond. London : Routledge, 2014. 95-117.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

P. Waszkiewicz

Fredrika Björklund

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2014, 14 september : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe . Farnham : Ashgate, 2014. 1-38.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe . Farnham : Ashgate, 2014. 117-152.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jānis Ikstens

Emelie Lilliefeldt

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe . Farnham : Ashgate, 2014. 219-240.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: . : .

Civil society organizations are discussed as actors who can reduce democratic deficits in global/regional governance institutions, not least the EU which is the focus of this paper. However, organizations with different aims and ideologies often come together in large meta-organizations to address EU-institutions. This paper studies how the identity and ideological acerbity of CSOs is affected by membership in heterogeneous meta-organizations through a case study of CONCORD Europe, active in the development cooperation field at the EU level. Theoretically, neo-institutional theory and research on meta-organizations is used. Empirically, documents and interviews with representatives of CONCORD and CONCORD’s membership are analyzed.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: . : .

This paper will deal with civil society organizations active in the field of family policy and demographic issues in contemporary Russia, using Michel Foucault’s concepts of biopolitics and governmentality. More specifically, so called “daddy-schools” that have emerged in and around Saint Petersburg since 2008, are studied, using interviews and documents. A preliminary analysis shows that the organizations work as complements to the state but have also influenced policy, altered legislation and challenged established assumptions and the governmentality of the Russian state concerning parenthood, the “good” father and how to deal with the ongoing demographic crisis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: ISTR Conference Working Paper Series. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Dagens Nyheter 2014, 5 apri : 6-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Håkan Thörn

Adrienne SörbomJoakim EkmanMagnus Wennerhag

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political ScienceSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2014, 116 (2): 233-234.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pär Zetterberg

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2014, 66 (10): 1735-1737.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandia 2014, 80 (2): 132-133.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristina Boréus


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Europe-Asia Studies 2014, 66 (10): 1737-1738.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Facing an Unequal World. : International Sociological Association.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: On conference website. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2014, online (June 27): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina TarasovaKarin Edberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political ScienceSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Warsaw : Norden Centrum, 2014. (Analizy Norden Centrum ; 5 (25))

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Hellström

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Sosiologi i dag 2014, 44 (2): 86-90.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The Paradox of Openness. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. 190-209.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2014, online (June 17): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peteris Timofejevs Henriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe . Farnham : Ashgate, 2014. 77-115.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Internationella relationer. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2014. 435-452.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Stockholm : Folkbildningsrådet, 2014. (Folkbildningsrådet utvärderar ; 2014: 3)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Eva Andersson

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Farnham : Ashgate, 2014.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Baltic Worlds 2014, VII (1): 58-71.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Nordström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internasjonal Politikk 2014, 72 (2): 282-284.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Review 2014, 22 (02): 244-257.

This article compares, thematically, two prominent but problematical twentiethcentury critics of nihilism: Martin Heidegger and Carl Schmitt. Both spoke of the spread of a global space, tied to tendencies towards the reduction of everything to a reserve of resources, a development both connected to a pursuit of intense but ultimately insignificant experiences. For Schmitt, nihilism stems from the disconnection of the global order from its European, Christian origins. For Heidegger, nihilism represents, rather, the culmination of a European, metaphysical tradition. Furthermore, while Schmitt appears to see a counterpoint to nihilism in the sacred sites of Christianity, representing the ultimate metaphysical exception of Christian revelation, Heidegger proposes a view of sacred sites as tied to the appearance of a god as something strange and enigmatic, which has often been reduced within Christian, theological thought. In conclusion, I situate the two critiques in relation to Karl Jasper's notion of an Axial Age and the developments of a contemporary global space. This way of situating the two critiques will show how Heidegger actively attempted to handle two fundamental developments which Schmitt sought to elude: the increasingly intense relativisation of Christianity in relation to other major religious traditions, and the relativisation of claims concerning religious revelations and theophanies in relation to the scientific and technological spatiality and temporality of the global space.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Review 2014, 22 (02): 179-195.

The concept of ‘nihilism’ is ambiguous and has had and continues to be attached to several different usages. This special Focus primarily looks at the ways in which ‘nihilism’, in and following the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, has been understood as specifically tied to a crisis of European culture or civilisation, and has come to be politicised in conjunction with the National Socialist and Fascist movements in Germany and Italy during the twentieth century. Specifically, the individual articles deal with the connection between an understanding of nihilism and what it entails for the question concerning political responsibility. This introductory article presents this thematic, introduces the other contributions, and attempts to situate these debates on nihilism in the context of processes of secularisation. The article retrieves three major themes in relation to the critiques surveyed in this special Focus: nihilism as a crisis of beliefs and values, as an appropriation of religious elements into ideological grand narratives, and as the unshackling of an instrumental approach towards reality, and argues that all of them remain relevant to contemporary debates.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mats Andrén

Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Att växa som människa. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2014. 231-250.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Jewish Thought, Utopia, and Revolution. Amsterdam/New York : Rodopi, 2014. 161-171.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Acceleration, modernitet och identitet. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2014. 7-21.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Carl-Göran Heidegren

Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Conflict, Crime, and the State in Postcommunist Eurasia. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 103-128.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Nilsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandinavian Political Studies 2014, 37 (3): 215-238.

The Nordic countries are no longer characterized by a stable five-party system. Not only have small Christian parties and Green parties emerged in most countries, so-called 'populist radical right parties' have also been increasingly successful in recent decades. This article examines to what extent the populist radical right parties in the Nordic countries represent a new party family. Based on various and original data, including archive material, interviews with key representatives, party manifestos and expert surveys, the processes of deciding party names, the development of transnational linkages and ideological transformation are analyzed. The article demonstrates that even though the Danish People's Party, the True Finns and the Sweden Democrats have different historical legacies, they have converged ideologically (i.e., socioeconomically centrist and socioculturally authoritarian), adopted similar names and are on the verge of becoming a more formalized transnational actor. The Progress Party in Norway is better seen as a hybrid between a populist radical right party and a more traditional conservative party. The findings challenge several classifications in the extensive literature on populist radical right parties. Most importantly, the True Finns should be included as a populist radical right party, whereas the Norwegian party should be treated more carefully. Furthermore, Nordic populist radical right parties are no longer - if they have ever been - so-called 'neoliberal populists'. Finally, the findings suggest a re-freezing of the Nordic party systems in which a phase of divergence has been replaced by a phase of convergence.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anders Ravik Jupskås

Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2014. (PESO Research Reports ; 2)

This report explores the question of how populist parties organize and towhat extent they have intrinsic characteristics and are alike in their organization. As this problematique is under-researched there is an important gapin our understanding and knowledge concerning populism and its parties. Largely a synthetic work, the report seeks to fill this void in existing researchthrough an overview of the secondary literature and an inventory ofscattered evidence covering a set of political parties broadly labelled populist. The evidence reveals that these parties in a range of European countrieshave experienced remarkably similar organizational attributes andstyle. A clear pattern has emerged. In a broad comparative perspective,three identifiable patterns are particularly notable as regards the organizationof these parties. The first pattern is centralized organizational structures. The second pattern, and linked to the former, is personalized leadership,which is often but not always based on charismatic authority. Thethird pattern is factionalism or intra-party division.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of Baltic Studies 2014, 45 (3): 321-344.

This article addresses political-party organization in Estonia, especially candidate selection. Its first objective is to describe the ways in which the main parties chose their candidates before the 2011 parliamentary election. A second objective is to evaluate those procedures in light of expectations generated by established theory. The focus is on two conditions: the institutional framework, particularly the electoral system, and the relative youth of Estonian democracy. The evidence confirms these expectations only partially, which suggests that an individual party’s ideological, organizational and strategic circumstances, in addition to structural and institutional conditions, are critical to understanding why it performs this basic function as it does.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

European Political Science Review 2014, 6 (2): 261-281.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Amnå

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Since the 1970s, the concept of “economic informality” has served as focal point for a comprehensive scholarly thinking and the development of policy initiatives enhanced by international organisations. Yet, informality displays a puzzling resilience. The problematique of this book concerns the lenses through which informality has been constituted, studied and acted upon as an empirical phenomenon. By developing a critical understanding of informality as object of study, the book uncovers the historical, scholarly and practitioner contexts in which contemporary conceptualisations of informality are constituted.The author argues that three dominant and conventional approaches to informality systematically fail to account for how the reasons behind people's participation in informal economic activities are constituted by an internal and hierarchically structured social order. To transcend the identified shortcomings of the established approaches, the book rethinks informality through a comprehensive power analysis and highlights the importance of hierarchy, covert violence and domination. A central assumption of this rethinking is that informality constitutes a social phenomenon that emerges and is expressed through social practices, which over time and across space have become institutionalised to the point that informality is considered commonsensical and unchangeable. By putting the reconceptualisation to use through the thinking of Pierre Bourdieu, the book performs an empirical analysis of the nexus between resilience, symbolic violence and informal economic practices in Kosovo from the late 1980s until 2011. Based on primary research material, the analysis offers a unique insight into informal dynamics and illuminates the workings of an intrinsic, circular, malleable and ambiguous system of domination that would otherwise remain hidden.By engaging the empirical, theoretical and meta-theoretical level at the same time, the book explores the twofold constitution of informality as a social phenomenon and brings to light a new understanding of the resilience of the informal. As such, the reconceptualisation forms a critical intervention into scholarly and practitioner discussions about informality. By revealing mechanisms of domination, the book offers an alternative and fruitful account of the socio-historical weave within which practices of informality in Kosovo crystallise. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Joakim Ekman

Anna Danielsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2014

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Journal of Common Market Studies 2014, 52 (3): 461-478.

The purpose of this article is to contribute to the understanding of the broader effects of monitoring practices in the European Union. The empirical setting is Solvit, a Commission-initiated network tasked with informal resolution of misapplications of internal market directives by national authorities. All Member States must operate a Solvit centre within their administrations. Using a governmentality approach, the article investigates the normative underpinnings of the technologies deployed by Solvit and the experts which operate them. A survey study of the Solvit network shows the development of an EU identity and a cognitive judicialization which contributes to a depoliticization of issues. This allows Solvit to expand its remit from ex post monitoring to ex ante regulation. While a governance instrument can be designed for a delimited task, a governmentality approach highlights more general mechanisms by which such an instrument's influence and reach may be extended beyond its modest appearances.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ebba Sjögren

Åsa Casula Vifell


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2014

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Palabras al margen 2013, 10 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcel Mangold

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2013, 3 mars : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Secure Information Society. : Springer London, 2013. 137-148.

Content analysis is an established and effective method for research in the social science and, despite what many think, it has been around for quite some time. It has also tremendously benefited from ICT and the growth of computing power, as computers have proved to excel in the dull routine of scanning texts for keywords. But content analysis has become ubiquitous with the advent of the Internet, particularly emails and Web sites. Keyword search, a pivotal element of content analysis, is the most widespread feature of many Internet applications, from search engines to password-cracking programs. Consequently, it has become a central concern for cybersecurity. This chapter investigates some of the most important applications of content analysis on the Net and discusses its increasing essential position in many areas of cybersecurity.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Giampiero Giacomello

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2013, 115 (4): 465-469.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: On conferensce website. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau

Romina Rodela

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Environmental SciencePolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: On conference website. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Tarasova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peteris Timofejevs Henriksson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Baltic Worlds 2013, online (April 21): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Nordström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Du sköna nya stad. Stockholm : Stockholmia förlag, 2013. 209-240.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Åsa Casula Vifell


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: In the Name of Political Union. Brussels : FEPS - Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2013. 62-76.

Europarties regularly organise summit meetings of party and government leaders prior to the European Council. So far only specific cases have been studied, with a focus on policy impact with regard to European Council meetings. By contrast, this article investigates Europarty summits – particularly the PES Leaders’ Conferences – empirically and systematically through a comparison across time and cases. On the one hand the focus lies on the organisation of and participation in pre-European Council meetings. On the other hand the article also explores the reasons why senior politicians from various political parties (do not) attend these summits. This article shows that Europarty summits (PES Leaders’ Conferences) have been increasingly institutionalised, that there is significant variation both within and across cases as far as participation is concerned, and that they serve different functions: elite networking, intra-party decision-making, soft policy coordination, bilateral contacts and media performance.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Steven Van Hecke

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Graždanskoe obrazovanie i prosveščenie naselenija. Sankt-Peterburg : Politehnika-servis, 2013. 258-284.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Marcella Milana

Michal Bron Jr

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Utrikespolitiska institutet, 2013. (UI Occational papers ; 2013:15)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Nilsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Institutional Legacies of Communism. London : Routledge, 2013. 200-216.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2013. 51-70.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective. New York : Routledge, 2013. 19-68.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2013, 115 (2): 113-130.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Political State of the Region Report 2013. Copenhagen : Baltic Development Forum, 2013. 50-53.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordidactica 2013, 3 (1): 1-11.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Religion, State and Society 2013, 41 (4): 394-417.

Even under globalised and hyper-diverse cultural and social conditions, representative liberal democracy conceives of itself as non-involved in issues to do with ethics, faith and belief. Drawing on a formalist systemic state identity it advocates a neutralist, secularist, generalist and non-biased approach to education in state schools. Building on a current research project on religious/civic education in the Baltic-Barents area, this article argues that this self-image is flawed and that representative liberal democracy cannot avoid being ethically biased. There is thus, the article argues, a need to better frame our understanding of different modes of religious/civic education as well as the logic of ethical neutralism characteristic of contemporary democratic statehood. © 2013 © Taylor & Francis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe. Aldershot : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013. 125-166.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mindaugas Jurkynas

Kjetil Duvold


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2013, 6 (3-4): 21-28.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2013, 4 : 68-70.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: I det offentligas tjänst. Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013. 109-130.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Åsa Casula Vifell


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: I det offentligas tjänst. Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013. 15-33.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Åsa Casula Vifell

Anders Ivarsson Westerberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: I det offentligas tjänst. Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013. 9-13.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Åsa Casula Vifell

Anders Ivarsson Westerberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2013, 3 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Världspolitikens Dagsfrågor 2013, 11-12 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Danielsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Globalizations 2013, 10 (2): 277-292.

How is outer space governed? This article argues that private authority is gaining salience in space politics, even with respect to the traditionally state-centric security and military aspects of space. Further, while commercial actors have always played a role in space programs, three significant changes can be detected: transnational conglomerates and consortia as opposed to individual corporations are emerging as key partners in space politics; private partners are gaining stronger and wider responsibilities for the development and management of space programs (including manned spaceflights); and public accountability is increasingly at stake due to a widening of security in space policy. The latter development includes a blurring of key distinctions between military and civilian usage (also referred to as dual-use or dual-role application), as well as between the public and private realms.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lindy Newlove-Eriksson

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Right-Wing Populism in Europe. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. 293-307.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristina Boréus


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2013. (PESO Research Reports ; 1:2013)

Within political science, there are numerous methodological approaches to estimating the policy positions of political actors. Such methods are often used to examine party systems as a whole, but little research has been done on testing them in the context of parties that deviate from the political mainstream, such as populist radical right (PRR) parties. This study evaluates four common approaches, (1) expert surveys, (2) manual content analysis, (3) dictionary-based content analysis, and (4) Wordfish, by applying them to the PRR party the Sweden Democrats. Election manifestos, being considered the most authoritative statements of official party policy, are used as the empirical basis of the content analyses. Results show an overall high degree of convergent validity along economic and socio-cultural policy dimensions, but also suggest an advantage for the more qualitative methods 1 and 2, as the frequency-based methods (3 and 4) face problems with the context-dependence of words, linguistic volatility and data scarcity on issues of low salience, difficulties that are related to the characteristics of the Sweden Democrats. Manual content analysis and expert surveys do not face these issues, but instead need to deal with reliability and bias. If the former compensates by averaging multiple codings and the latter focuses on clearly defined policy-specific dimensions, these two methods – ideally in combination – are more appropriate than frequency-based approaches in the analysis of parties similar to the Sweden Democrats.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Backlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Party Governance and Party Democracy. New York : Springer, 2013. 33-50.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Alejandro Ecker

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Statsvetenskapens frågor. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2013. 166-174.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Stockholm : Sveriges kommuner och landsting, 2013. ( ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Contemporary European Studies 2013, 21 (3): 372-381.

Public inquiries into the state of democracy and power were undertaken in three Scandinavian states—Norway, Denmark and Sweden—on the threshold of the twenty-first century. The parliamentary directives identified globalization and, above all, the effects of European integration as the main challenges to popular rule in these three small democracies. The Scandinavian power investigations arrived at different conclusions about the impact of European integration on national sovereignty and on the distribution of power in the respective societies, and each country saw their problem differently. The Swedish report acknowledged minor difficulty with regard to the distribution of power; the Norwegian investigation concluded on a bleak note; whereas the Danish conclusion was affirmative and was self-conscious of being a European role model. The article attributes national differences to different normative conceptions of sovereignty and to the historical and institutional character of the three states' relationship with the EU.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Changing Faces of Populism. Brussels : Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2013. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Åsa Casula Vifell

Anders Ivarsson Westerberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Auf dem Weg zu einer europäischen Parteiendemokratie?. Baden-Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2013. 175-.

Political parties play a central role in the political process of the EU. However, this still means mainly national parties while European parties are relatively weak. The Euro crisis has highlighted the need for a truly democratic connection between European citizens and the European governance process. Arguably, stronger European political parties should play a crucial role here. This volume brings together experts on party research and European law who explore the possibilities and limitations of a stronger European party government.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Steven Van Hecke

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2013, 16 september : 5-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Nujin Tasci

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Dagens Nyheter 2013, 21 juni : 6-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Nujin Tasci

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Aftonbladet 2013, 7 maj : 4-5.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Nujin Tasci

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Political parties are essential for parliamentary democracy, the form of government that prevails in most European states. But how have parties adapted to modern society – not least a new layer of political decision-making in the EU? Should we talk of a crisis of party democracy?This book reports the findings of a comparative survey of parties in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland and Sweden, all EU member states; and Norway, which remains outside the Union. Using original data, it explores how power is exercised within party organisations and their respective parliamentary groups.Within an analytical framework that envisages a party as a series of delegation relationships, the book illuminates how leaders are chosen, how election candidates are selected, how manifestos are written – and how a party's various elements are co-ordinated. For all the challenges posed by multi-level governance, parties retain much of their capacity for making democracy work.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magnus Blomgren

Nicholas Aylott

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

International migration (Geneva. Print) 2013, 51 (4): 73-86.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sten Berglund

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective. New York : Routledge, 2013. 69-96.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective. New York : Routledge, 2013. 1-18.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New York : Routledge, 2013.

This edited collection reports the results of a comparative study of video surveillance/CCTV in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. It investigates how video surveillance as technologically mediated social control is affected by national characteristics, with a specific concern for recent political history. The book is motivated by asking what makes video surveillance "tick" in three very different cultural settings, two of which (Poland and Sweden) are virtually unexplored in the literature on surveillance. The selection of countries is motivated by an interest in societies with recent experiences of authoritarianism, and how they respond to the global trend towards intensified technical means of control. With thorough empirical studies, the book constitutes an important contribution to security studies, surveillance studies, and post-communist area studies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Baltic Worlds 2012, 10 november : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2012, 27 juni : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Tidskrift för vetenskap, konst och industri 2012, 2 : 169-174.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2012, 12 juni : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2012, 5 februari : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2012, 8 februari : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2012, 26 januari : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2012, 25 januari : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: On conference website. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patricia Jonason

Mai-Brith Schartau

Michal Bron Jr

Magnus Boström


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Environmental SciencePolitical SciencePublic Law

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: On conferece website. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lina W Schartau

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

European Perspectives 2012, 4 (2): 41-71.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Olena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Video surveillance. Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2012. 52-65.

Surveillance is an important governance technique of modern societies and is linked to particular governmental rationalities. This article examines the Swedish policy on camera surveillance, using the analytical framework of governmentality, the art of government, in advanced liberal societies as its theoretical framework. The focus is on three features that characterise current developments in the Swedish policy. These are labelled situational prevention, generalisation of distrust and the significance of the informed citizen. The study shows how prevention, i.e. situational prevention, was successfully introduced as a main rationale for monitoring only after the technology had been in place for some years. Monitoring as a form of general situational prevention, the congruent generalised distrust that affects the public and the Swedish requirement to inform citizens about cameras are viewed as elements of a governmental rationality based on the notion of the autonomous, free and self-responsible subject. Accordingly, the popular idea that camera surveillance is an indicator of an expanding security state must be modified.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Video surveillance. Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2012. 113-121.

This article reports on the results of a study on surveillance and plural policing in the Stockholm public transport system. More specifically, it analyses a SEK 500 million (EUR 55 million) investment called The Security Project, through which the Stockholm public transport authority seeks to address a perceived security deficit among its passengers. At its core, the Security Project was an investment in Sweden's largest CCTV system, and many other surveillance measures. The article describes how surveillance became central to addressing security concerns in the Stockholm public transport system. It applies a diachronic case study methodology and uses a framework that highlights centralisation of governance networks and normative cohesion as means to study plural policing and surveillance. The article addresses current debates on these topics, primarily Coaffee's and Duijnhoven's recent work on urban security. It aims to show how the roles of the police, private security and surveillance practices in general have been altered by the Security Project, and how the project produced contradictory effects through centralisation on the one hand, and a maintained (chaotic) diversity of policing on the other.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2012, 4 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2012, 4 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

The International Journal of Children's Rights 2012, 20 (1): 122-140.

It is a contested issue to what extent international conventions on human rights actually constrain states. While earlier shown that courts may invoke international conventions, this article investigates to what extent legislators, when it comes to migration, are similarly restrained. In a context where the trend is that states limit immigration and curb asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants' social rights, the answer would seem to be that states are obviously unhampered. However, in Sweden there have been changes to the Swedish Aliens Act and to the entitlement to health care which have rather safeguarded asylum seeking and undocumented children's situation. This article discusses the role that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has played in this development and considers whether this has restrained Sweden's ability to act.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Tungan på vågen. Göteborg ; Stockholm : Makadam Förlag, 2012. 183-196.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Tungan på vågen. Göteborg ; Stockholm : Makadam Förlag, 2012. 165-182.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2012, 114 (4): 585-587.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Kungl Krigsvetenskapsakademiens Handlingar och Tidskrift 2012, 216 (4): 120-122.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2012, 2 : 81-84.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2012, 3 : 12-30.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko Turunen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Information Polity 2012, 17 (1): 35-43.

This article reports on the results of a study on surveillance and plural policing in the Stockholm public transport system. More specifically, it analyses a SEK 500 million (EUR 55 million) investment called The Security Project, through which the Stockholm public transport authority seeks to address a perceived security deficit among its passengers. At its core, the Security Project was an investment in Sweden's largest CCTV system, and many other surveillance measures. The article describes how surveillance became central to addressing security concerns in the Stockholm public transport system. It applies a diachronic case study methodology and uses a framework that highlights centralisation of governance networks and normative cohesion as means to study plural policing and surveillance. The article addresses current debates on these topics, primarily Coaffee's and Duijnhoven's recent work on urban security. It aims to show how the roles of the police, private security and surveillance practices in general have been altered by the Security Project, and how the project produced contradictory effects through centralisation on the one hand, and a maintained (chaotic) diversity of policing on the other.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Organising for Democracy. Stockholm, Sweden and Kano, Nigeria : Stockholm University, 2012. 50-59.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Farnham : Ashgate, 2012.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Government and Opposition 2012, 47 (2): 206-227.

This article aims to start filling a gap in contemporary research on the rotating EU presidencies. In particular, the article pays attention to the role played by domestic factors in the development and fate of EU presidencies. What is the level of conflict between the government and the opposition during EU presidencies? This question is central for us and we address it through an in-depth analysis of one single case, Sweden, through a comparative examination of the role that domestic politics played in the Swedish EU presidencies of 2001 and 2009. In conjunction with our four main explanations for the varying degrees of political conflict during EU presidencies we present four hypotheses that could be advanced in the comparative study of EU presidencies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrik Langdal

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparative European Politics 2012, 10 (5): 585-607.

The puzzle to be explained in this article is how and why parties experience variation in the degree of moderation in nationalism. The article submits that an important indicator for such variation can be found in the extent to which a party is transnationally embedded, but the central claim of this article is that while external influences may well temper party nationalism they are filtered through predominantly internal factors, notably the cleavage structure and the political culture. The explanatory power of this argument is tested through a comparative case study of relative moderation in nationalism of two Baltic post-communist national conservative parties, Pro Patria Union in Estonia and For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK in Latvia, with particular attention to party preferences and positions on national questions, as well as of engagement in transnational party cooperation. Both started out as national conservative parties, but whereas the former party has turned into a more mainstream conservative party of European stance and a moderate nationalist party the latter has remained radical nationalist and basically held on to (ethno-) nationalism. The article examines the sources of this variation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Li Bennich-Björkman

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Party Politics 2012, 18 (2): 193-214.

Scholars of women’s parliamentary presence have suggested that the proportion of women parliamentarians rests on the interaction between intra-party and party external conditions, and that these can be discussed in terms of necessity and sufficiency. Still, the field lacks systematic cross-case assessments of such relationships. This research takes an explorative approach to necessity, sufficiency and interaction in the field of gender and party. Using fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis to study 57 individual West European parties, it demonstrates that party behaviour is a function of intra-party and party-external conditions. Furthermore, it shows that when the external factors are not present, parties are themselves able to achieve gender-balanced parliamentary delegations. The article reveals that there are several paths to gender balance, and that the absence of conditions sufficient for balance does not explain why parties do not become gender balanced

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Emelie Lilliefeldt


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2012

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2011, 26 november : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Letra Internacional 2011, 112 : 57-63.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nya Argus 2011, 9 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan von Essen

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2011, 25 (2): 182-184.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2011

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Energy and Security in the Baltic Sea Region. Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2011. 121-148.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Information Polity 2011, 16 (4): 355-368.

Surveillance is an important governance technique of modern societies and is linked to particular governmental rationalities. This article examines the Swedish policy on camera surveillance, using the analytical framework of governmentality, the art of government, in advanced liberal societies as its theoretical framework. The focus is on three features that characterise current developments in the Swedish policy. These are labelled situational prevention, generalisation of distrust and the significance of the informed citizen. The study shows how prevention, i.e. situational prevention, was successfully introduced as a main rationale for monitoring only after the technology had been in place for some years. Monitoring as a form of general situational prevention, the congruent generalised distrust that affects the public and the Swedish requirement to inform citizens about cameras are viewed as elements of a governmental rationality based on the notion of the autonomous, free and self-responsible subject. Accordingly, the popular idea that camera surveillance is an indicator of an expanding security state must be modified.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Nordic Civil Society at a Cross-Roads. Baden-Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2011. 151-176.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2011

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Tvära möten. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2011. 135-153.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The Republic of Moldova was one of fifteen states to emerge from the dissolution of the Soviet Union. With weak historical legacy of statehood, deteriorating economy and serious national divisions, the young state lacked many of the prerequisites deemed necessary for successful democratization. From the very beginning of independence, Moldova became the battleground of Romanianists, propagating for the Romanian character of Moldova’s majority population, and Moldovanists, who viewed the people as a separate nation. In the literature on democracy and democratization, a divided nation is singled out as a serious threat to statehood and democratization efforts alike. Without a nation in place it is generally understood that democracy cannot take root.Nevertheless, Moldova in a few years time managed to make considerable progress on its path towards democracy. A main theme of the dissertation is thus the issue of national division and how it has affected political developments in general and democracy in specific. This picture is then further expanded by including close analysis of political support.The dissertation contributes to discussions about how nation and democracy goes together in transitional states with no legacy of either of them. The analysis shows that national division in Moldova works on different levels. While political actors often seek support from the electorate according to their positions on the nation, national identity by itself does not suffice to explain differences in political support. Instead other aspects, such as generational values, degree of urbanity and level of education, play a much larger role. Democracy, as a platform where different political ideas and ambitions may form, can both complicate transitions since it provides opportunities for conflicts, but democracy also holds the prospects to find ways to resolve disagreements. In the long run, this carries the seed of consolidation of both democracy and nation alike.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Elfar Loftsson

Andreas Johansson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In the late 20th century, the proportions of women and men elected into European national parliaments became increasingly equal. Political parties shape these outcomes by selecting and fielding candidates in elections. Scholars recognise that parties' actions do not occur in isolation; yet there is little systematically comparative research about the configurations of conditions in which these actions occur. Previous research also often relies on studies of West European parties. This doctoral thesis investigates how conditions inside and outside parties combine to create gender-equal parliamentary presence. The thesis examines the extent to which Western European experiences apply to Central and East European parties, and explores the conditions that stand in the way of progress towards gender balance. It presents three empirical studies. The first is a qualitative comparative analysis of 57 West European parties during the late 1980s, a period in which the trend towards equality accelerated. The second study applies the knowledge produced in the first analysis to cases in Central and Eastern Europe. It uses an original dataset covering six parties in four EU member states in a structured focused comparison. Finally, the thesis presents an in-depth case study of an unexpectedly gender-balanced Latvian party. The analyses show that gender-equal parliamentary presence is achieved when conditions inside and outside parties combine, and that no condition is necessary or singularly sufficient. The absence of gender-equal parliaments is sustained by combinations other than the absence of those that lead to gender-balance. Operationalisations from Western Europe turn out to be largely applicable to cases in Central and Eastern Europe. These latter cases also demonstrate that organisational instability need not impede women’s presence in elected office.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Nicholas Aylott

Emelie Lilliefeldt


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ett nordiskt rum. Stockholm : Makadam Förlag, 2011. 136-141.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus JohanssonNicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Madisonian Turn. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2011. 297-328.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Rim Economies : Quarterly Review 2011, 3 : 39-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The city as a focal point of both domestic and international security policy is characteristic of the 21st century security landscape in Europe. Amidst the 'War on Terror' and the pan-European battle against organised crime, the city is the location where global processes are actually taking place. Urban security is the local policy response both to such global threats as terrorism and local ones, such as violent crime. Public transport systems in particular came under threat after the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001, Madrid in 2004, and London in 2005. This doctoral thesis studies security policy in three public transport systems – Berlin, Stockholm, and Warsaw – from a comparative perspective focusing on the conditions that made new and very specific understandings of security possible.The study argues that urban transport security has undergone radical changes during the last ten years. While transport authorities and the police used to conceive security as related solely to crime rates, today the focus of security practices consists of passengers' perceptions. The study shows how this shift is paralleled by a new discourse of 'security as emotion', and how it came into being. It concentrates specifically on the central role that surveillance and private policing assumes as the security policy shifts objectives to the inner life of the passengers. Today, complex governance networks of both public and private actors manage security in the three cities. The analysis shows how passengers are constructed in the urban security policy as children, consumers, and citizens. These different 'roles' constitute the passenger in the eye of urban security governance characterised by technocracy, 'friendly security', and individual responsibility. The introduction of new governance models for public administration, the legacy of European communist regimes, and rising fear of crime are central conditions for this new, sensitised urban transport security.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrika Björklund

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2011, 1 : 100-102.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Danielsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Puzzles of Government Formation. London : Routledge, 2011. 44-64.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cooperation and Conflict 2011, 46 (2): 222-241.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrik Doeser


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Utrikespolitiska institutet, 2011. (UI Brief ; 6)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jan Joel Andersson

Fredrik Doeser


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2011.

In this first Södertörn Studies in Education research volume, a collection of original, inter-communicating, and partly intersecting analyses of education and learning by Södertörn scholars is, for the first time, presented in one binding. The book is organised in three overall themes: liberal education, interculturality, and steering. New scholarly ground is opened up in the fields of linguistic, ideational, social, ethnographical, systemic, spatial, political, and organisational studies, bringing us new knowledge as well as showing the strength and width of educational studies at Södertörn University. We are confident that it will be put to good use by researchers in the field and students alike.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter StrandbrinkBeatriz Lindqvist

Håkan Forsberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences

Teacher Education

EthnologyPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Madisonian turn. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2011. 356-387.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kaare Strøm

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The Madisonian turn. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2011. 251-293.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Bolin

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The Madisonian turn. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2011. 3-34.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kaare Strøm

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The Madisonian turn. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2011. 35-64.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kaare Strøm

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2011.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kaare Strøm

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Social democracy and European integration. London : Routledge, 2011. 157-187.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran von Sydow

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2011, 12 (1): 37-43.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

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Review of International Studies 2011, 37 (1): 417-436.

This article discusses how and under what conditions ideas coming from International Relations (IR) scholarship are used in foreign policy. We argue that the focus on policy relevance, which dominates the IR literature on the research-policy interface, is limited. Focusing instead on political utilisation highlights types and mechanisms of political impact, which are overlooked in studies on policy relevance. The fruitfulness of this change in focus is showed in an analysis of how Samuel Huntington's ‘clash of civilizations’ notion and Joseph Nye's ‘soft power’ concept have been used in US foreign policy. George W. Bush's explicit critique and reframing of ‘the clash’ thesis should not be interpreted as absence of impact, but as a significant symbolic utilisation, which has helped legitimate US foreign policy. Likewise, in the few instances in which the notion of ‘soft power’ has been used explicitly, it has played a conceptual and symbolical rather than instrumental role. More generally, this article argues that accessible framing and paradigm compatibility are essential for political utilisation of ideas.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ludvig Norman

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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International migration (Geneva. Print) 2011, 11 (4): 167-188.

The most direct way to regulate immigration is to decrease the possibilities to reach a state’s territory through visa demands, carrier sanctions, and limiting the chances of granting a residence permit even when a person succeeds in reaching a state’s territory. However, during the last decade several scholars noted that in an attempt to decrease the number of asylum seekers, states have also started to curb asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants’ right to work and social benefits. Intriguingly, even though Sweden has followed this international pattern of using direct ways to curb the number of asylum seekers, this paper shows that to a large extent Sweden has abstained from using the more recent indirect methods. Although there are examples of reductions in social benefits, the trend has generally been the reverse in Sweden. Unexpectedly, we suggest that an economic crisis, such as the one that occurred in Sweden in the early 1990s, may lead to an increase of certain rights. We also discuss a number of possible explanations for the Swedish case, including whether a proportional electoral system creates possibilities for small parties to influence policies pertaining to social rights. Furthermore, since we demonstrate that in recent years children have been the primary beneficiaries of an increase in social rights, we suggest that groups perceived to be vulnerable are more likely to experience an increase in social rights.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanna Nilsson

Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2010, 4 : 388-392.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2010, 24 (3): 328-330.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Kontraster och nyanser. Lund : Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Axess 2010, 6 : 25-25.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2010, 8 december : 5-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Nordisk Østforum 2010, 24 (4): 440-443.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Kontraster och nyanser. Lund : Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010. 645-653.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Torbjörn Bergman


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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In: Surveillance, Privacy and the Globalization of Personal Information. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010. 310-327.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Barbara Kunz


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2010, 3 (1): 18-18.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Inblick Östeuropa 2010, 1/2 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2010, 24 (2): 121-132.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Utrikespolitiska institutet, 2010. (UI Brief ; 2)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrik Doeser


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2010, 24 (2): 149-166.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrik Doeser


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : SNS förlag, 2010.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Tallberg

Åsa Casula Vifell

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The role of political parties in the European Union. London : Routledge, 2010. 116-136.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Tallberg

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Vom alten Norden zum neuen Europa:. Berlin : BWV, 2010. 117-130.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

West European Politics 2010, 33 (2): 208-236.

One of the most prominent trends in the organisation of European parliamentary democracies is the empowerment of chief executives. This article submits that an important reason contributing to this development is summit decision-making in the European Union, which requires states to confer additional authority, discretion and resources on chief executives. The effects are long-term shifts in the domestic institutional balance of power between the executive and the legislature, as well as within the executive branch. The explanatory power of this argument is tested through a case study of chief executive empowerment in Sweden, as well as comparative qualitative evidence from a broader set of European states. The findings carry implications for research on the presidentialisation of politics, the domestic implications of international cooperation, and the Europeanisation of EU member countries.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Tallberg

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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Public Administration 2010, 88 (3): 649-664.

Examining core executive organization for EU affairs in Finland and Sweden, this article uncovers how change agents used European integration deliberately to strengthen their role in the domestic settings through taking control of EU policy co-ordination. In both countries, EU membership was an exogenous factor that enabled the offices of the PM to secure a more powerful position and advance their own institutional agendas. This strengthened their leadership role and weakened the respective foreign ministries, whose legitimacy in EU co-ordination was undermined by the discourse that matters pertaining to this co-ordination should be treated as domestic policy instead of foreign policy. This discourse proved instrumental in the organizational reforms and core executive restructuring. Both countries also provide evidence of intra-Nordic organizational learning since the Finnish co-ordination system was based on lessons drawn from Denmark whereas the subsequent Swedish reform was inspired and legitimized by changes in Finland.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tapio Raunio

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Umeå : H:ström Text & Kultur, 2010.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Linda Åkerström

Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Contemporary South Korean capitalism. [Oslo] : Unipub, 2010. 103-119.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2010, 112 (1): 122-128.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Regulating chemical risks. Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2010. 301-317.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Marta Reuter

Mikael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Environmental SciencePolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2010, 1 : 115-120.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jennie K. Larsson

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politik, protest, populism. Malmö : Liber, 2010. 92-130.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politik, protest, populism. Malmö : Liber, 2010. 34-60.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Amnå

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Malmö : Liber, 2010.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Linde

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2010, 112 (1): 23-32.

Since the 1990s, the Swedish school system has become increasingly more diversified. Decentralization, the introduction of private schools, the challenge of globalization & increased ethnic diversity among pupils have contributed to an increasing heterogeneity. This project analyses the prospects for civic education in different institutional settings & contexts, in both public & private schools. Using unique survey data 1999 & 2009 we ask which effects different institutional settings have on "citizen competences," i.e., civic engagement, political efficacy, knowledge about democracy & political issues, & democratic values & tolerance. The project breaks down into three distinct but interrelated parts. The first deals with changes over time in young Swedes' civic competences. The second subproject focuses on the way & consequences when controversial issues are taught in different schools & institutional settings. The third sub-project adds a comparative perspective by analyzing similarities & differences among young people & schools in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland & England. Adapted from the source document.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Amnå

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Government and Opposition 2010, 45 (4): 505-530.

Comparing eight post-communist semi-presidential systems (Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine and Russia), comprising a total of 65 instances of intra-executive coexistence between 1991 and 2007, this article asks to what extent and in what ways president-cabinet conflicts increase the risk of cabinet instability. Previous studies of intra-executive conflicts in semi-presidential regimes have mainly been occupied with explaining why conflicts occur in the first place, and have neglected the question of how such conflicts are actually related to political outcomes. The present empirical investigation demonstrates that the occurrence of intra-executive conflict in transitional semi-presidential systems is likely to produce high rates of cabinet turnover.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Thomas Sedelius

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Review of Policy Research 2010, 27 (2): 167-185.

This article addresses the relationship between scientific expertise and policy in European chemicals regulation. We argue that the role of scientific expertise in the European regulation of chemicals varies across decision-making levels, countries, and stages of the policy process. Our case study of the role of scientific expertise in the regulation of brominated flame retardants illustrates considerably different manifestations of this interconnected process across regulatory arenas, even though this case concerns a single group of substances. On the European Union level, we find a mix of technocracy and politicization; in Sweden, a clear-cut politicization; and in Poland, noninvolvement. Such differences can be explained by a combination of factors, in particular frame dominance, and mobilization of advocacy coalitions.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Marta Reuter

Mikael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Environmental SciencePolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Mellan det förflutna och framtiden. Göteborg : Centrum för Europaforskning, Göteborgs universitet (CERGU), 2010. 39-62.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Relations 2010, 24 (1): 46-64.

Despite a general acknowledgement that knowledge about identities is essential for understanding international relations, surprisingly little has been written about what actually activates one of a state’s many identities and not another. More generally, the article suggests that situational relevance and commitment are of importance. More specifically, it is suggested that a policy area’s legitimisation is a factor that may affect the commitment to a collective identity. The argument is illustrated by the case of ‘Norden’, as the inhabitants of Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden call their territory. The end of the Cold War and Sweden and Finland joining Denmark in the European Union (EU) put Nordic identity under severe stress in the beginning of the 1990s. As shown, this collective identity was intensely active in the case of the Nordic Passport Union, but less so in the case of environmental negotiations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Göteborgs universitet : Centrum för Europaforskning, Göteborgs universitet (CERGU), 2010.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Henry Ascher

Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Dordrecht : Springer, 2010.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Christina Rudén

Johan ErikssonMichael Gilek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Environmental SciencePolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Skolor som politiska arenor. Stockholm : Fritzes, 2010. 79-103.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pär Zetterberg

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Skolor som politiska arenor. Stockholm : Fritzes, 2010. 45-78.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pär Zetterberg

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Handbook of European Societies. Berlin : Springer, 2010. 91-109.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sten Berglund

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2010

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: I Europas tjänst. Stockholm : SNS förlag, 2009. 224-265.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrik Langdal

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: I Europas tjänst. Stockholm : SNS förlag, 2009. 266-297.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrik Langdal

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: IPSA online paper room. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Det nya Östeuropa. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2009. 9-47.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin

Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan von Essen

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Totalitarismus und Transformation. Dresden : Hannah Arendt-Institute, 2009. 107-116.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The State, Civil Society and the Citizen. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2009. 131-147.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2009

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: The guns of August 2008. Armonk, N.Y. : M. E. Sharpe, 2009. 85-103.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Nilsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ethnopolitics 2009, 8 : 135-153.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Nilsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2009, 23 (3): 217-246.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Det nya Östeuropa. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2009. 49-82.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Jonsson

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The European Union and the Baltic States. London : Routledge, 2009. 143-162.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Acta Politica 2009, 44 : 259-285.

In this article, we examine the occurrence of pre-electoral coalitions (PECs). Recent research points to when and why they are likely to occur, but these explanations are pitched at aggregate level, and they are less satisfying when applied to our particular cases. Rather than institutional or party-system features, we concentrate on the parties themselves – a level of analysis that raises theoretical and methodological challenges, which we discuss. Empirically, we investigate two cases of PEC in 2005–2006. One involved three Norwegian left-of-centre parties, the other involved four Swedish right-of-centre parties; both marked major departures from established behavioural patterns. We suggest certain conditions that may be necessary for a PEC to be formed. In particular, we argue that ‘decisive’ parties must prioritize office at the moment of decision, and that this preference order may be induced by some sort of environmental or intra-party stimulus.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Elin Haugsgjerd Allern

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2009, 2 (3-4): 17-21.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Internationella relationer. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2009. 415-433.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hur gemensam är den europeiska gemenskapen. Stockholm : Santérus, 2009. 231-256.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: How unified is the European Union?. Dordrecht : Springer, 2009. 157-178.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politisk teori. Malmö : Liber, 2009. 174-190.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Sussex : European Parties Elections & Referendums Network, 2009. (European Parliament Election Briefing ; 37)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Malena Rosén Sundström

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cooperation and Conflict 2009, 44 : 7-25.

Lithuania’s formation of a counter-terrorism institution after 9/11 sheds new light on three premises often associated with the study of institutional formation. First, while the distinction between the creation phase and the operation phase is logical, the appearance of extra-institutional guidance suggests that established institutions within other domains (e.g. military security) can temporarily fill an institutional vacuum (counter-terrorism). Second, the dynamic between agency and structure is readily seen, but in this case it was quite clear that agency was strongly dependent upon changes in some of the structural contexts (threat of terrorism, international institutions, age of the security state). Third, the role of sequencing and timing turned out to be more important than expected. There was a strong temporal order between the sequences of the formation phase and a significant spillover from two contemporary security processes (preparations for NATO membership, reforms of the security state).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2009, 4 : 420-424.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Örebro : Örebor universitet, 2009. (Youth & Society (YeS) Working Paper ; 2009:2)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Amnå

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nationalencyklopedin 2009, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gert Holmertz

Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nationalencyklopedin 2009, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gert Holmertz

Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Security in the West. Milano : Vita e Pensiero.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Christopher Jones

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidsskrift 2009, 88 (1): 166-170.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Det nya Östeuropa. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2009. 409-436.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Linde

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Totalitarismus und Transformation. Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009. 240-260.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Linde

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2009, 111 (3): 283-289.

A reply to Marie Demker on Swedish, European and international political science arguing that while Demker's analysis points towards potential real problems, these issues are not as pronounced as one might believe. It is problematic and innovation threatening that theories and models in political science are driven by social scientists in the United States. However, it is not true that Sweden in this case would merely become a case study; instead Swedish political scientists are experts in the political relations of Sweden and this information can directly benefit the political scientists in other countries and thus advancing the science. While English is clearly the linuga franca of our time, Swedish is still the most popular dissertation language and Sweden is by far the most common research subject in Sweden. L. Pitkaniemi

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2009, 111 (2): 135-166.

This article confronts some general methodological issues involved when analyzing 'euroscepticism,' ie., opposition to European integration. Reviewing the literature on party-based & public euroscepticism, the article proceeds with a presentation & critical examination of conceptual frameworks & models suggested in previous research on public attitudes towards the EU. Drawing on eg., the Eurobarometer surveys, the strengths & weaknesses of different analytical frameworks arc demonstrated. The article concludes with a discussion about measurement issues related to empirical analyses of public opposition to European integration. Adapted from the source document.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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International Political Science Review 2009, 30 (1): 7-31.

In past decades a number of countries that have moved away from outright authoritarianism have not transformed into democracies, but rather into regimes that combine democratic and non-democratic characteristics, sometimes labeled hybrid regimes. This article develops a framework for analyzing hybrid regimes. Empirically, the article examines three cases, Tanzania, Russia, and Venezuela, looking specifically at electoral participation and support for the opposition, as well as the potential for political change, i.e. public discontent and conditions for mobilization. The article demonstrates that the stability of hybrid regimes is related to the incumbents' ability to circumvent the opposition, but also to the lack of interplay between citizens and opposition parties.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cooperation and Conflict 2009, 44 (3): 243-267.

The central contention of this article holds that scholars do not adequately assess and explain the influence of transboundary security issues on government behaviour. Their assessment is not adequate because they do not fully conceptualize the relationship between internal and external security concerns. Their explanations are not adequate because existing theories cannot fully explain how and why states respond to transboundary security issues. To rectify these concerns, stimulate and structure further research, and encourage scholarly dialogue, we build an analytical framework for (a) understanding what we describe as the ‘nexus’ of internal and external security matters, and (b) explaining why that nexus may change state behaviour on transboundary security issues. The resulting framework encourages a strong focus on the nature of transboundary problems before studying their implications for changes in perceptions, policies, politics and polity.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mark Rhinard

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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International Studies Review 2009, 11 (1): 205-210.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Giampiero Giacomello

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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In: Det nya Östeuropa. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2009. 83-108.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2009.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin

Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2009

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2009, 4 : 375-384.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Juridisk Tidskrift 2009, 2 : -377.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The European Union and the Baltic States. London : Routledge, 2009. 121-142.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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Framtider 2009, 2 : 15-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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Scandinavian Political Studies 2009, 32 (4): 359-381.

This article presents survey results on Swedish and Finnish parliamentarians' perceptions concerning their influence over domestic decision making in European Union (EU) matters. In the literature the parliaments in Sweden and Finland are classified as powerful ones that can exert considerable influence over domestic EU policy making. Moreover, Finland and Sweden joined the EU at the same time. Therefore the overall expectation is that the parliaments should be equally powerful. However, the results from this survey indicate a significant difference in perceived influence between the two parliaments. It is obvious that Swedish parliamentarians perceive themselves as more marginalised in relation to the government than Finnish parliamentarians. After trying different explanations, it is concluded that the differences can be ascribed to the parliaments' different organisational set-ups for government oversight.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg

Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2009.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sten Berglund

Joakim Ekman

Kjetil Duvold


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordiskt Östforum 2008, 22 (3-4): 379-381.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2008

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Punishment & Society 2008, 10 (3): 319-332.

Sweden is often portrayed as a hold out from ` penal populism', with a comparatively non- punitive population that prefers preventive and non- custodial sanctions to imprisonment. But while the Swedish public is still less punitive than many others, there is evidence that it has become more punitive, and less content with Swedish penal practice, over time. Trying to add to the understanding of the causes of toughening penal attitudes, we proceed to investigate the importance of media consumption for Swedish penal attitudes. We find a correlation between tabloid consumption and punitiveness. We end by a speculation that locates this finding in the wider context of an individualized, victim- centred discourse of crime.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann Towns

Marie Demker


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Le Courrier des pays de l'Est 2008, 2 : -.

Polish-American Relations since 1989 Is Warsaw the United States’ Trojan Horse? Shortly after the end of the cold war (1989), Poland found itself in a radically modified geopolitical environment which obliged it to redefine its foreign policy. In the beginning of the nineties, Warsaw was busy building an “Atlantic consensus”, moving closer to the United States in order to gain NATO membership (1999). These close links between Washington and Warsaw caused some suspicion in Western Europe to the extent that some readily see Poland as the United States’ Trojan Horse, a role given credence by concrete facts, such as the Polish government’s purchase of 48 fighter planes and, in particular, its unreserved deployment of troops on the side of the Americans at the beginning of the Iraq war (2003). After evoking the development of Polish-American relations since 1989, the author of this article questions the validity of the role attributed to Poland, considering that this might require substantial reconsideration in the wake of Warsaw’s disappointment over its “best friend’s” hesitancy to consider Poland an essential player on the European scene on the same basis as, for example, Great Britain

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Barbara Kunz


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

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. Among other things, the low election turnout in these countries has sometimes been quoted as a symptom of the aforementioned problems. Does lack of explicit trust towards politicians and the political system mean that the ability of the state to act as a regulator and a welfare producer is affected adversely? Is the capacity of the state to fulfill its roll as an intervening actor directly connected to this expressed trust? This study is concerned with these questions and by posing them it reaches beyond the common studies on democratization, whose main concern is the status of ’democracy’ as such. Data from the three Baltic States and Poland reveals that possible connections between citizens’ expressed trust towards the political branches of the state and their opinion on the legitimate role of the state as a regulator is probably more complex than one could expect. The given role of the state as an intervening actor in two policy areas – environmental protection and alcohol consumption – appears very much unaffected by the popular trust towards the political sphere of the state, or its lack. This constitutes a significant finding which opens new avenues into studying state legitimacy in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Wojciech Szrubka


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2008, 100 (3): 293-304.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Baltic Studies 2008, 39 (2): 157-183.

This article argues that transnational engagement offers political parties legitimacy and reinforces tendencies towards standardization. EU accession brought many parties in post-communist Europe into Euro-parties and political groups. In this context, national parties are expected to adhere and keep to certain standards. The case in point is the Estonian Social Democratic Party, which took back this name shortly before Estonia joined the EU. The article shows how this party has been seeking to develop into a modern European social democratic party by engagement in a range of transnational networks and activities and by embracing the organizational and programmatic ideals of its partner parties

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Opposing Europe?. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008. 181-200.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of European Public Policy 2008, 15 (8): 1222-1242.

This article explores the extent to which the growing party politicization of the EU extends to the European Council. We advance the argument that three central factors shape the extent to which party politics influences European Council outcomes: the salience of an issue along the left-right dimension, the partisan composition of the European Council, and the cohesion and mobilization of transnational parties. We explore the influence of these factors empirically through an inventory of elite interview evidence as well as two case studies - the employment chapter of the Amsterdam Treaty and the Lisbon agenda. We conclude that the conditions for party influence in the European Council are demanding, and that the scope for party politicization is less extensive than in the other major EU institutions. The issues on the agenda of the European Council often cut across partisan divides, the heads of government are seldom mobilized along transnational party lines, and decision outcomes instead tend to reflect issue-specific coalition patterns

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Tallberg

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cooperation and Conflict 2008, 43 (3): 267-287.

As prime ministers are drawn into international relations and the foreign policy process, they are in need of advisory structures for foreign affairs in their offices. This article examines the system and the role of foreign affairs advisers to the Prime Minister (PM), the chief executive, in Sweden. The article centres on the organization for foreign affairs, in general terms of institutional and staffing arrangements, and on leader—adviser relationships. As the right hand of the PM, inner circle advisers in foreign affairs have a direct role in overseeing foreign policy on the key issues and do more than just serve in an advisory capacity by being operative in diplomacy and in policy coordination. These advisers can therefore wield influence on policy and the government based on their own expertise and position at the centre of power and at the frontier between the chief executive and the outside world.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hermeneutik, didaktik och teologi. Huddinge : , 2008. 97-105.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review 2008, 21 : 38-61.

The article provides a consistent analysis of institutional changes, takes by Lithuania in the wake of terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. The author rises three premise associated with the study of institutional formation. The author concludes that there was a strong temporal order between the sequences of the formation phase and a significant spill over from two contemporary security processes: preparations for NATO-membership and reforms of the security state.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Abenteuer des Geistes. Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2008. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sten Berglund

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Saarbrücke : VDM Verlag, 2008.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag Dr. Müeller, 2008.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Umeå : Boréa, 2008.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : SNS förlag, 2008.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Christina Bergqvist

Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2008. (Research Reports ; 2008:1)

Förort och integration har de senaste decennierna utvecklat sig till ett mäktigt motsatspar i svensk samhällsdebatt. Miljonprogrammets medialt uppmärksammade bostadsområden runt de stora städerna har lyfts fram som välfärdssamhällets baksida, det segregerade Sverige.Under den första halvan av 2000-talets första decennium gjordes ett omfattande politiskt försök att angripa flera av de sociala och ekonomiska problem som förknippades med integrationen av förorten och dess människor. Den statskommunala storstadssatsningen omfattade sju kommuner och tjugofyra bostadsområden i och omkring Stockholm, Göteborg och Malmö samt sju–åtta olika "mål"- eller politikområden: arbetsmarknad, fritid och kultur, fysisk bostadsområdesförnyelse, skola och språkutveckling, socialbidrag och utbildning. Formellt till en delad budgetkostnad av fyra miljarder. Adolphe Lawson var en av de forskare på Södertörns högskola som följde processen på nära håll i Haninge, Huddinge, Södertälje och Stockholm. I lokalpress och på plats gjorde han sig ett namn som en skarp och frispråkig utvärderare.I Demokrati på förortska analyserar han hur segregationsbekämpning, demokratiutveckling och förvaltningsförnyelse tar sig uttryck på kommunal nivå och på lokalt plan: i Flemingsberg, Fornhöjden, Geneta, Hovsjö, Husby, Jordbro, Rinkeby, Ronna, Rågsved, Skärholmen,Tensta, Vårby Gård och Västra Skogås. Allt i syfte att öka valdeltagandet tredje söndagen i september vart fjärde år.I boken presenterar Lawson sin tolkning av den svenska modellen för segregationsbekämpning. Därtill ger han en noggrann framställning av praktik och teori i storstadssatsningens bostadsområden och kommuner.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Adolphe Lawson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The aim of this study is to explain the evolution of foreign policy in Denmark, Finland and Sweden with regard to Western security cooperation between 1988 and 1993. The study sets out to test two theoretical perspectives on the security cooperation policies of these three small states. The external political perspective is based on the idea that foreign policy is determined by the challenges of a state’s external political environment. The domestic political perspective is based on the idea that phenomena at the domestic level of the state have an impact on how governments cope with external constraints. The primary theoretical ambition is to integrate the findings from these two analyses in order to further an understanding of the mechanisms of foreign policy change in small states.In order to study the relationship between the environment and foreign policy change, the author applies a perceptual approach, which means that his intention is to explain foreign policy action on the basis of the perceptions actors have of the environment.The author draws a number of conclusions with regard to the mechanisms of foreign policy change. First, a perceptual approach is needed in order to analyze a state’s specific responses to international political change. Second, domestic factors are not only important for foreign policy in general but also for the evolution of security cooperation policy in small states under conditions of fundamental shift in the international system. Third, it is possible to attribute some degree of relative explanatory power to external factors and to assign a range of different roles to domestic factors. Fourth, governments of Western democratic small states pay relatively equal attention to external and domestic considerations when making their foreign policies. However, depending on the situation, the relative potency of external and domestic factors can vary.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jan Hallenberg

Fredrik Doeser


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Dagens Nyheter 2007, 2 september : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Svenska Dagbladet 2007, 26 juli : A5-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Changing Relationships between the State, the Civil Society and the Citizen. Braga : Unit for Adult Education, University of Minho.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2007

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Marta Reuter


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Tidskrift 2007, 2 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Europeanization of national political parties. London : Routledge, 2007. 175-194.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Laura Morales

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Europeanization of National Political Parties. London : Routledge, 2007. 149-174.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Journal of Political Research 2007, 46 : 747-771.

The likely effects of the ongoing process of European integration on the internal workings of national political parties have hitherto attracted surprisingly little attention in comparative research. This conceptual article discusses how the increasing relevance of European-level decision making may have changed the balance of power within national political parties. It identifies two groups of party actors who are most likely to benefit from the process of Europeanisation of national political parties. First, the ‘executive bias’ of European Union (EU) decision making is likely to work in favour of party elites in general. However, while they may gain power in intra-party decision making, their control over the national policy agenda is likely to become increasingly eroded through a general shift of policy control to the European level. Second, EU specialists (i.e., those who specialise in EU affairs) are likely to have more access to resources and more control over policy decisions within national parties because of the growing importance of European integration. These propositions are discussed in detail and are then assessed with reference to the main findings from a major empirical study of the topic.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Thomas Poguntke

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Sport in Society 2007, 10 (2): 205-222.

In this essay, we examine the introduction of three points for a win in senior football, a reform that eventually became universally adopted. We have two objectives. First, we seek to answer the question of whether the effect of the new system has justified its proliferation. The second objective is to present a methodological discussion about how to measure this effect, which involves judgments that many would say are entirely subjective and which, at best, are hard to operationalize - a problem that is not unusual in social science. We measure the ’excitingness’ of football through constructing an index of two distinct features of any match. We then apply the index to our data by combining quantitative analysis with strategic case-selection. Our preliminary findings are that three points for a win does seem to boost football’s excitingness, but that the improvement takes four to five years to take full effect.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Aylott

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Journal of Political Research 2007, 46 (5): 607-635.

This article examines the institutional arrangements between Social Democratic parties and trade unions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. First, the authors show how these relations have weakened at a varying pace. Party–union ties are now quite distant in Denmark, but remain relatively close in Norway and, especially, Sweden. Second, the authors explore this variation using a simple model of political exchange. The finding is that the intensity of the relationship is correlated with the resources that each side can derive from the other, which in turn reflects national differences. Yet it is also clear that the degree of change is related to the formative phase of the institutional arrangement itself: the weaker the ties were from the beginning, the more easily they unravel in response to environmental changes.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Elin Haugsgjerd Allern

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

West European Politics 2007, 30 (3): 621-633.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Bolin

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Routledge, 2007.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Thomas Poguntke

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Security strategies, power disparity and identity. Aldershot : Ashgate, 2007. 73-96.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: International Relations and Security in the Digital Age. London : Routledge, 2007. 173-184.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Giampiero Giacomello

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationella Studier 2007, 1 : 64-76.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2007, 1 : 96-98.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: International relations and security in the digital age. London : Routledge, 2007. 158-172.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ian Hosein

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: International relations and security in the digital age. London : Routledge, 2007. 57-82.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ralf Bendrath

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: International relations and security in the digital age. London : Routledge, 2007. 1-36.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Giampiero Giacomello

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Security strategies, power disparity and identity. Aldershot, Hants, England : Ashgate, 2007. 123-147.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Inblick Östeuropa 2007, 1 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Østforum 2007, 21 (2): 139-155.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2007, 109 (2): 133-137.

Project Hybrid regimes has democratization and non-democratic regimes as its focus. In recent years, research has shown how a number of authoritarian regimes have adopted a blend of democracy and authoritarianism rather than converting outright to full democracy. A country might for instance hold free elections but show little regard for the political and human rights of citizens. Project collaborators are operating on the premise that this type of blended or hybrid regime constitutes a distinct regime type alongside democracies, full authoritarian regimes, or totalitarian governments. They seek to explore the question of whether outside aid from full democracies can aid hybrid regimes in converting into full democracies. While the number of democratic governments around the world has increased in recent years, researchers have noted that hybrid regimes often resist efforts on the part of foreign democratic organizations to aid them toward a process of greater democratization. Citing the case of post-Soviet countries, and the Ukraine, the authors question the widely held perception by researchers that countries possessing a blend of democratic and authoritarian elements are at a transition point on the way to full democratization and that non-democratic elements of their governments merely constitute temporary setbacks. The authors, noting that heads of such regimes resist full democracy because they aren't prepared to accept challenges to their political power, argue for a new for the recognition of a new, lasting hybrid type of government characterized by elements of both democracy and authoritarianism. Adapted from the source document.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Linde

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Routledge, 2007.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Giampiero Giacomello

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Sida, 2007. (SIDA Evaluation ; 07/26)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Björn Beckman

Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Fritze, 2007. (Statens offentliga utredningar ; 2007:94)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Political culture. Berlin : BWV, 2007. 159-181.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sten Berglund

Joakim Ekman

Kjetil Duvold


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The state of political science in Western Europe. Opladen : Verlag Barbara Budrich, 2007. 342-360.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sten Berglund

Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2006

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johnny Rodin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Humanister forskar. Uppsala : Uppsala universitet, 2006. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Political Science 2006, 5 (2): 183-192.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Åsa Vifell

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Sveriges riksdag, 2006. ( ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Johansson

Anders Mellbourn

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationella studier 2006, 2 : 60-70.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Sussex : European Parties Elections & Referendums Network, 2006. (Election Briefing Papers ; 30)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niklas Bolin

Nicholas Aylott

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2006. (Utvärderingar av den nya storstadspolitiken ; 22)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ali Hajighasemi

Erik Ljungar

Jonas Lindström

Jenny Nilsson

Anna Ålund

Adolphe Lawson

Christina Axelsson

Dominika Polanska

Elin Vadelius

Lisa Kings

Sven E. O. Hort

Teresa Lindholm


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
ArchaeologyPolitical ScienceSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationella studier 2006, 4 : 80-83.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Axess 2006, 8 : 6-7.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Noreen

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Internationella relationer. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2006. 87-102.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Krisberedskapsmyndigheten (KBM), 2006. (KBM:s temaserie ; 2006:6)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Noreen

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Political Science Review 2006, 27 (3): 221-244.

The purpose of this article is twofold: to analyze the impact of the information revolution on security and to clarify what existing international relations theory can say about this challenge. These pertinent questions are initially addressed by a critical review of past research. This review shows that the concern for security issues is largely confined to a specialist literature on information warfare and cyber-security, while neither the general literature on information society nor security studies pay any serious attention to information-technology-related security issues. The specialist literature is mostly policy oriented, and only very rarely informed by theory, whether from the international relations discipline or any other field. In this article, three general international relations “schools” (realism, liberalism, and constructivism) are scrutinized with regard to what they can say about security in the digital age. It is argued that the liberal focus on pluralism, interdependence, and globalization, the constructivist emphasis on language, symbols, and images (including “virtuality”), and some elements of realist strategic studies (on information warfare) contribute to an understanding of digital-age security. Finally, it is suggested that pragmatism might help to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and overcome the dualistic, contending nature of international relations theories.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Giacomello Giampiero

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Journal of Political Research 2006, 45 (1): 93-121.

This article challenges the assumption that there is an essential difference between a West European 'civic' and an East European 'ethnic' conceptualisation of the nation. If there were such a distinction, one should be able to trace a distinctive 'ethnic' concept of the nation among the populations of East European countries. The article analyses public opinion in three East European countries - Latvia, Poland and Lithuania - using a survey of more than 1,100 respondents in each country. This data suggests, first, that we must question the model of a general East European definition of the nation as an ethnic unit. Second, it is evident that the respondents of each country define the nation differently. For example, Latvian respondents presented a specific concept of the nation - one with clear ethnic undertones. A certain number of the Latvian respondents defined members of the nation according to a single criterion: having Latvian as one's mother tongue. The article also shows how we can deconstruct the concepts of the ethnic versus the civic nation, and thus analyse their separate components. This makes the distinction less rigid, and encourages the discovery of different combinations of ethnic and civic arguments. The result should be more nuanced studies of concepts of the nation and of national belonging.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: State frontiers. London : I. B. Tauris, 2006. 199-214.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : I. B. Tauris, 2006.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Om demokratins villkor. Örebro : Örebro universitet, 2006. 63-91.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2006. (Research Reports ; 2006:5)

Contemporary European life seems to require new ways for people to combine family life and career. There is a fear among European governments and the European Union, however, that such changes will alter received patterns of child rearing and may, in the long run, threaten social cohesion, integration and solidarity between generations. In current discussions how to make childcare generally available, as a social service, without posing a threat to social cohesion, the Swedish post-war experience may serve as a point of reference. This study traces and analyses the development of Swedish childcare which, in order to cater to two-career families, has changed from rudimentary and scarce to sophisticated and comprehensive.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Victor Pestoff


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2005.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gissur Ó. Erlingsson

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Party Politics 2005, 11 (5): 515-534.

Political parties organized at the European level, Europarties, have become more relevant actors in the European Union. Constitutional and legal rules have recognized their role in the EU political system, they now receive funding from the Union’s budget and the strengthening of the European Parliament offers them more opportunities for influencing the EU policy process. Drawing on extensive interview material, we explain why and how Europarties have strengthened their position and show the crucial part played by coalitions of leading personalities of the Europarties. In piecemeal fashion, these coalitions have capitalized on ‘incomplete contracts’ ever since the opening created by the Party Article in the Maastricht Treaty and have successfully argued for a stronger position for the Europarties. Analysing the regulation, we combine rational choice and historical institutionalism and in the concluding discussion look ahead at the future of Europarties

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tapio Raunio

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Transnational European Union. London : Routledge, 2005. 131-149.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politiska partier. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2005. 185-208.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ingvar Mattson

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politiska partier. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2005. 9-24.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gissur Ó. Erlingsson

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Politiska partier. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2005. 25-60.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : SNS förl., 2005.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tapio Raunio

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Tidskrift för politisk filosofi 2005, 3 : 34-51.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Studies Perspectives 2005, 6 (1): 51-71.

How can policy-relevant ideas be effectively communicated to practitioners? While the existing literature has focused on what kind of theory and research are policy relevant, it does not say much about how this knowledge can be communicated. If you want to make a difference, you must know how to reach your target. We take note of the important, but in this context often overlooked opportunities for knowledge diffusion that are provided by the education of young minds and the training of mid-career officials and officers. This article first discusses three contending perspectives on the relationship between scholars and practitioners. It then makes a conceptual elaboration of conditions for communicating research to practitioners, drawing on a wide body of literature on the power of ideas. We conclude by summarizing pointers for how scholars may reflect and how we can act, if we wish to enrich foreign policy practice with research-based ideas.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bengt Sundelius

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Glänta 2005, 3 : 50-52.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The politics of group rights. Lanham : University Press of America, 2005. 129-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Inga Brandell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Finsk tidskrift 2005, 1 : 27-38.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier (Sieps), 2005. (Rapport / Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier ; 2005:3)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Christer Karlsson

Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2005.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe have attracted increasing interest from researchers from various disciplines. This book gathers researchers from the humanities, the social and natural sciences, who in their respective ways, and from a wide range of perspectives, attempt to come to grips with the challenges that the region poses for research.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Frank Michael KirschGöran BolinMonica Hammer

Wojciech Szrubka


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Centrum för Tysklandsstudier, 2005. (Schwedische Perspektiven ; 5)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrik Strålind

Mai-Brith Schartau

Wojciech Szrubka


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of International and Area Studies 2004, 11 (1): 79-100.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Europarties. Brussels : CEVIPOL, Centre d'étude de la vie politique of the Free University of Brussels, 2004. 17-43.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Liege : EMES, 2004. ( ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Victor Pestoff


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Perspektiv på perspektivismen. Stockholm : Doctus indomitus, Stockholms universitet, 2004. 93-98.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Studies Review 2004, 6 : 333-335.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Santérus, 2004.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nationalism & Ethnic Politics 2004, 10 (1): 105-134.

This article concerns Latvian school policy during the 1990s. It is argued that Latvian post-communist school policy bears great similarity with political practice during the time of Soviet rule. The defining feature of present-day Latvian school policy is the privileged status granted the Latvian language and the separation of Latvian children from Russian-speaking children. It is emphasized that the separate school system is a legacy of the Soviet era except that nowadays, official measures favor Latvian rather than Russian-speaking children. Current ethnic politics can thus be seen to exert a strong influence on Latvian society just as it did during the Soviet era and earlier.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Post-accession in East Central Europe. Budapest : Hungarian Centre for Democracy Studies, 2004. 175-196.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg

Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2004.

Why are some non-state actors more successful than others in developing and maintaining durable patterns of transnational interaction?Why are some transnational actors more successful in their lobbying than others?This book is a case study of the Baltic Sea region that addresses such questions. Many non-governmental organizations today have regular contacts with counterparts in other littoral states. In some cases, the non-state actors have also deepened their cooperation and established regional international non-governmental organizations or transnational networks. Their purpose has been, amongst other things, to establish a platform from which they can interact with the Baltic Sea states and influence regional intergovernmental processes. In explainging these patterns of transnational relations, the author highlights a broad range of conditions relating to the actors themselves as well as to structure.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Coastal Management Research Center (COMREC), 2004. (COMREC Reports ; 2004:1)

Ofta hävdas att de lokala, direkt berörda parterna är mest lämpade att fatta beslut i miljöfrågor. I denna pilotstudie sätts det ifråga. En undersökning presenteras av hur lagen om strandskydd fungerar på kommunal nivå, mer specifikt dess tillämpning i Haninge kommun och skärgårdsön Ornö.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Linda Ekström

Elfar Loftsson

Sofia Norling

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2004

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2004. (Research Reports ; 2004:1)

How have people in the three Baltic states changed after the fall of the Soviet Union? Do they trust the new political institutions? How do they look upon gender equality, homosexuality or abortion? What differences are there between the three countries, and how can they be explained? These are some of the questions addressed in this report. The analyses are based on data from a series of surveys carried out as part of the research project "Democracy and Social Transition in the Baltic Sea Region" at Södertörns högskola (University College)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Vilmante Liubiniene

Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2004

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Routledge, 2003.

This book provides new perspectives on transnational activism with a specific regional focus on Asia. By offering an innovative approach, its theoretical chapters and empirical case studies examine macro as well as micro aspects of power and how cross-border activities of civil society groups are related to problems of democracy.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

N. Piper

Anders Uhlin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Transnational Activism in Asia. London : Routledge, 2003. 1-25.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

N. Piper

Anders Uhlin


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Politologen 2003, : 43-54.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine JungarKarl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordiskt Östforum 2003, 17 (4): 487-502.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pelle Åberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2003

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Sweden and Poland from a European Perspective. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. 35-61.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. 76-88.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. 62-75.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anders Ahlqvist

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. 48-61.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. 32-47.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. 16-30.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Elfar Loftsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Sweden and Poland from a European Perspective. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. 133-144.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Wojciech Szrubka


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svensk Tidskrift 2003, 90 (5): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationella Studier 2003, 4 : 3-8.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jonas Tallberg

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier (SIEPS),, 2003. (Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier ; 2003:3)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Fifteen into one?. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2003. 369-387.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Den gränslösa välfärdsstaten. Stockholm : Agora, 2003. 224-251.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationella studier 2003, 2 : 3-9.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Malmö : Liber, 2003.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Foreign policy 2003, 137 (Jul/Aug): 112-113.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The international migration review 2003, 37 (3): 896-897.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Re-inventing the nation. Botkyrka : Multicultural Centre (Mångkulturellt centrum), 2003. 243-292.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Re-inventing the nation. Botkyrka : Multicultural Centre (Mångkulturellt centrum), 2003. 75-122.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. (Research Reports ; 2003:4)

Vem satte dagordningen inför EU-omröstningen 1994? Hur mobiliserades politiskt stöd, hur finansierades mobiliseringen? Vem påverkade oss, hur gick det till och vad ville man få oss att tänka? Respekterades vi som medborgare? I denna undersökning av demokratins struktur och medborgarskapets villkor 1990-94 inriktas analysen på ja-sidan, på organisationssverige, på massmedierna och på staten. En detaljerad historisk grund läggs för fortsatt analys av ett avgörande skede i Sveriges europeisering.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003.

This volume describes the transformation of the three Baltic States to liberal democracies, and discusses to what extent the new institutions that have come into existence enjoy popular support. It is an empirical study, based on a survey conducted in 1999, to test hypotheses derived from representation and participation theories. Each chapter contains a discussion of the theoretical implications found in the Baltic context. The three Baltic societies are on the verge of a transition towards a more consolidated and stable system in which the rule of law is widely accepted as a democratic principle. However, there are nostalgic sentiments among those who were deeply involved in the Soviet system, and among those who have been disadvantaged by the new system.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Elfar Loftsson

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003. (Research Reports ; 2002:5)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2003.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Stanislaw Zyborowicz

Björn Hassler

Yonhyok Choe


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2003

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Internationella Studier 2002, 3 : 85-87.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2002

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Nordisk Tidskrift 2002, 3 : 336-337.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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Party Politics 2002, 8 (4): 423-439.

This article addresses the role of party elites in the setting of European multilevel governance and transnationalization. Emphasis is placed on informal networks, elite socialization and policy coordination. The analysis focuses on the 1985 Intergovernmental Conference, which led to the Single European Act (SEA), and the political family of Christian Democrats, most notably party leaders' meetings. The research material consists of interviews and archival sources. It can be shown that the SEA was to a large extent shaped through transnational party elite socialization. Challenging previous analyses, there is sufficient documentary evidence to claim that political parties, or rather party elites, were centrally involved in the making of this historic treaty. Such involvement of elected political representatives could further the democratic legitimacy of the European Union, but reinforces problems of intra-party democracy

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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Journal of Common Market Studies 2002, 40 (5): 871-893.

This article breaks new ground in our understanding of the Maastricht outcome by examining the role of the European People’s Party (EPP) and its member parties. Special emphasis is placed on the meetings of Christian Democrat leaders. At the time of the 1991 parallel Intergovernmental Conferences, six out of 12 heads of government met in the EPP. The article argues that the Treaty on European Union was facilitated by the transnational coalition of the Christian Democrats and by the shared ideological identity of this federalist movement. This weakens the intergovernmental approach to European integration

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: Sverige i EU . Stockholm : SNS förl., 2002. 290-297.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: Sverige i EU. Stockholm : SNS förl, 2002. 113-128.

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Björn Beckman

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: Sverige i EU. Stockholm : SNS förl., 2002. 150-168.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: Sverige i EU. Stockholm : SNS förl.,, 2002. 76-94.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: Sverige i EU. Stockholm : SNS förl., 2002. 9-20.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: fall eller försvar?. Stockholm : Santérus, 2002. 175-199.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2002

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In: European political parties between cooperation and integration. Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2002. 11-28.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter A. Zervakis

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: European political parties between cooperation and integration. Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2002. 51-80.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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In: The Amsterdam Treaty. Odense : Odense Univ. Press, 2002. 341-357.

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Anna-Carin Svensson

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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Stockholm : SNS förl., 2002.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2002.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter A. Zervakis

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2002

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Didaktisk Tidskrift 2002, 12 (1): 43-53.

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Peter Strandbrink

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2002

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Liege : EMES, 2002. ( ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Victor Pestoff


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2002

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In: Cooperation or competition?. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2002

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In: The Baltic Sea region. Uppsala : Baltic University Press, 2002. 479-484.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2002

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In: Sverige i EU. Stockholm : SNS (Studieförb. Näringsliv och samhälle), 2002. 169-188.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


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2002

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In: Conflict and cooperation in the North. Umeå : Kulturgräns norr, 2002. 361-373.

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Kristiina Karppi

Johan Eriksson

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2002

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In: Conflict and Cooperation in the North. Umeå : Kulturgräns norr, 2002. 23-28.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristiina Karppi

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2002

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In: Cooperation or competition?. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2002

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In: Conflict and cooperation in the North. Umeå : Kulturgräns norr, 2002. 239-250.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kristiina Karppi

Johan Eriksson

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2002

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Umeå : Kulturgräns norr, 2002.

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Kristina Karppi

Johan Eriksson

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2002

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Uppsala : Uppsala univ., 2002. (Uppsala peace research papers ; 6)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Noreen

Johan Eriksson

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2002

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In: Sabiedrība un kultūra, rakstu krājums. Liepaja : Liepaja Academy of Pedagogy, 2002. 185-198.

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Fredrika Björklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2002

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Orientalia Suecana 2002, LI-LII : 35-46.

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Annika Rabo

Inga Brandell

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2002

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In: Europa-Handbuch. Gütersloh : Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2002. 261-267.

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Ann-Cathrine Jungar

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2002

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In: Riksdagens roll i EU. Stockholm : Fritzes, 2002. 47-82.

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Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg

Ann-Cathrine Jungar

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2002

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Internationella studier 2002, 2 : 34-44.

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Ann-Cathrine Jungar

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2002

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Scandinavian Studies 2002, 74 (3): 397-426.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

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2002

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Scandinavian Political Studies 2002, 25 (1): 57-83.

Surplus majority government is the most frequent type of cabinet in postwar Finland. The case study investigates the explicative power of two groups of theories of surplus majority government on the Finnish rainbow coalition formed in 1995. Firstly, theories that model surplus size as instrumental for government capability, i.e. surplus size as critical to decision-making capability, Secondly, theories that model the surplus size as a possibility or where the size is the result of the expected utility of government being higher than that of opposition for the political parties in terms of goal realisation. The main materials studied are internal party documentation and interviews with key people. The result of the study is that parties' strategic features best explain the surplus size of the rainbow coalition, since participation in government offers greater opportunities for the realisation of party goals, such as policy, votes and future office.

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Ann-Cathrine Jungar

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2002

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Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2002. (Research Reports ; 2002:4)

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Adolphe Lawson


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2002

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AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Olav F. Knudsen


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2002

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European Journal of Political Research 2001, 39 (2): 225-249.

This article analyzes party responses to European integration in Finland andSweden.We argue that such responses are shaped by seven explanatory factors: basic ideology, public opinion, factionalism, leadership influence, party competition, transnational links, and the development of integration. Each factor can lead to a positive or a negative evaluation of the European Union. In the empirical analysis, the sample includes all parties represented in the respective national parliaments, and the research material consists of party documents, parliamentary votes, statements by leading party figures, public opinion surveys, direct observation and interviews. Party competition and leadership influence are the strongest factors in the Finnish case, while public opinion and factionalism are the strongest factors in Sweden. Issue avoidance combined with the secondary importance of the EU in party politics explain why parties have been relatively successful in containing internal factionalism and discord, especially in Finland

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tapio Raunio

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2001

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Stockholm : SNS förl., 2001. (Demokratirådets rapport ; 2001)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Olof Petersson

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2001

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In: The 1999 elections to the European Parliament. Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2001. 199-213.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

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2001

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In: Les fédérations européennes de partis. Bruxelles : Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2001. 21-38.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

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2001

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In: Mot en europeisk välfärdspolitik?. Stockholm : SNS förl., 2001. 9-42.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kerstin Jacobsson

Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2001

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Political ScienceSociology

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In: Mot en europeisk välfärdspolitik?. Stockholm : SNS förl., 2001. 43-91.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

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2001

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In: När Europa kom till Sverige. Stockholm : SFS förl., 2001. 171-186.

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Hans Hegeland

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2001

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Stockholm : SNS förl., 2001.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magnus Ekengren

Kerstin Jacobsson

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2001

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In: Threat Politics. Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001. 100-119.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson


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2001

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In: Finnish and Swedish security. Stockholm : Swedish National Defence College, 2001. 226-229.

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Pekka Visuri

Michael Karlsson

Olav F. Knudsen


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2001

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In: Finnish and Swedish Security. Stockholm : Swedish National Defence College, 2001. 180-203.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michael Karlsson

Olav F. Knudsen


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2001

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In: Threat politics. Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001. 210-225.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2001

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In: Threat politics. Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001. 1-18.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

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2001

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Internationella studier 2001, 2 : 103-106.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

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2001

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Internationella Studier 2001, 1 : 59-70.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

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2001

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Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 2001, 9 (4): 211-222.

The swiftness and considerable political impact of the widespread conceptualisation of IT as a security problem makes it a particularly fruitful case for analysing threat politics – how and why some threat images but not others end up on the political agenda. A conceptual framework combining theories of framing, securitisation, agenda setting and policy diffusion is developed, which is applied to the case of IT security policy in Sweden. The analysis emphasises the impact of the end of the Cold War, the uncertainty following the breakthrough of the information age, the tradition of focusing on information and technological development in military affairs, the adaptability to ‘widened security thinking’ within the military-bureaucratic establishment, and the lack of opposition to the securitisation of IT.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

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2001

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In: EU civilian crisis management. Surrey : Camberley, 2001. 19-33.

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Eric K Stern

Johan Eriksson

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2001

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Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 2001, 1 : 61-63.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

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2001

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In: Threat politics. Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001. 145-163.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2001

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Aldershot : Ashgate, 2001.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

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2001

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Stockholm : Säkerhetspolitiska rådet, Utrikespolitiska institutet, 2001.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Eriksson

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2001

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Economic and Industrial Democracy 2001, 22 (2): 311-314.

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Fredrika Björklund

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2001

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In: Nyhetens obehag. Nora : Nya Doxa, 2001. 69-82.

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Inga Brandell

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2001

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Economic and Industrial Democracy 2000, 21 (1): 39-70.

This article addresses the dramatic increase of work-related demands and the deterioration of the psychosocial work environment for women employed in the public service sector in Sweden during the 1990s and the potential contribution of social enterprises to enriching women's work environment. The empirical part of the study of the staff of 57 day care centres, chosen throughout Sweden, compares the three main types of social enterprises providing day care services, namely parent cooperatives, voluntary organizations and worker cooperatives, with each other and contrasts them, in a retrospective study, with similar municipal services. The staff study shows that social enterprises provide good jobs in the sense of being both demanding and providing decision latitude for the employees. Women gain more control over their jobs through greater participation and influence in the decision-making processes of social enterprises. This both enriches their work life and results in a more engaged staff and better quality services.

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Victor A Pestoff


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2000

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Nationalencyklopedin 2000, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Magnus Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2000

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Nationalencyklopedin 2000, : -.

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Karl Magnus Johansson

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2000

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In: Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa. Oslo : Norwegian Institute of Human Rights, 2000. 228-270.

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Staffan Darnolf

Yonhyok Choe


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2000

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Internationella Studier 2000, 4 : 68-76.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Hans Hegeland

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2000

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In: Norden i sicksack. Stockholm : Santérus, 2000. 219-233.

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Gry Larsen

Karl Magnus Johansson

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2000

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Tidskrift för politisk filosofi 2000, 3 : 30-51.

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Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2000

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