Essays about: "Autocracy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 essays containing the word Autocracy.

  1. 1. Gaining international legitimacy by improving women's rights and gender equality - The case of Nicaragua

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Douglas Svedberg; [2020]
    Keywords : Nicaragua; International legitimacy; Women s rights; Gender equality; Autocracy; Political reform;

    Abstract : A reoccurring argument in previous research is that autocracies implement policy changes for women’s rights in order to gain international legitimacy. The idea is that by showing the international community that they are on-board with the global movement to empower women; focus is diverted from their shortcomings in other democratic aspects. READ MORE

  2. 2. Technological Salvation or Orwellian Panopticon? : A Case Study on Social Labelling, Governance, and Social Control in China´s Social Credit System

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Fredrik Ragnell; [2020]
    Keywords : Social Labelling; China; Social Credit System; Governance; Social Control;

    Abstract : The international governance discourse has seen radical changes in both trends and understandings in recent years, from the global dominance of liberal democracy after the Cold War, to the current movement towards authoritarianism. The modern autocracy has progressed its reach by the use of new applications in technology, which has resulted in a digital authoritarianism, also known as E-governance. READ MORE

  3. 3. When Ethnics Rebel Nonviolently : Evaluating Opportunities for Civil Resistance in Ethno-Exclusive Regimes

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning

    Author : Micaela Wannefors; [2020]
    Keywords : nonviolence; civil resistance; ethnic conflict; qualitative comparative analysis;

    Abstract : This thesis seeks to understand which opportunities make excluded ethnic groups use nonviolence. The research question is: Under which conditions do politically-excluded ethnic groups initiate nonviolent resistance rather than violent resistance? The study challenges an existing assumption that ethnic exclusion creates opportunities for violence and hinders nonviolence, by exploring if constraints to violence favor nonviolence. READ MORE

  4. 4. WOMEN & DEMOCRACY IN THE ARAB WORLD A Field Study on Women’s Political Participation in Post-revolution Egypt

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Sandra Jaballah; [2019-09-16]
    Keywords : Autocracy; Egypt; Democracy; Political Transition; Political Stability; Tunisia; UNSCR 1325; Women; Peace; and Security; Women’s Political Participation;

    Abstract : Among the countries involved in the 2011 Arab revolution, Egypt and Tunisia are considered to have developed the most. However, Tunisia is the only country recognised as having undergone asuccessful democratic transition, whilst the transition in Egypt has been unstable and not asprosperous. READ MORE

  5. 5. ELITE SURVIVAL FIRST, THEN MERITOCRATIZATION Implications of Elite Survival on the Meritocratization of Bureaucracies: A Panel Data Study from 1820 to 2010

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Ramin Shirali; [2019-02-12]
    Keywords : Bureaucracy; Public administration; Meritocracy; Impartiality; Tertiary education; Political elite; Political regime; Democracy; Autocracy;

    Abstract : Previous research has shown that meritocratic recruitment increases bureaucratic governance and decreases corruption (Evans and Rauch, 1999, 2000). However, less emphasis has been made on why meritocratic practices take root. This paper aims to explore this scientific gap by testing two main hypotheses. READ MORE