Essays about: "Democracy"

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  1. 1. An arena for effective opposition? : A systematic investigation into political opposition in the European Parliament

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Emelie Lundell; [2021]
    Keywords : political opposition; opposition deficit; European Parliament; European Union; Peter Mair; democratic legitimacy; democratic deficit;

    Abstract : The European Union is suffering from a legitimacy crisis, which thus far has culminated with Great Britain’s decision to exit the union. According to the ‘opposition deficit thesis’, this is caused as there is no arena in which effective opposition can be voiced in the European Union, which forces EU citizens to organise their opposition outside the political system, and often against it. READ MORE

  2. 2. Consociationalism in the post-colonial world : A comparative study of Fiji and Mauritius

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Gabriel Lönn; [2021]
    Keywords : consociational democracy; Mauritius; Fiji; democracy; consociationalism;

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  3. 3. “Would you like a side of democracy with that imperialism?” : Mill’s arguments applied to the colonies of the Gold Coast and Senegal.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)

    Author : Carl Sameland; [2021]
    Keywords : Mill; Imperialism; British Empire; French Empire; Ghana; Senegal;

    Abstract : In this disciplined configurative case-study the effects of imperialistic rule  on the democratization of the colonies Ghana (Gold Coast) and Senegal during their colonization. The positive effects of imperialism will be represented by the liberal thinker J.S. Mill. READ MORE

  4. 4. Hong Kong in Transition : The Hong Kong identity and value change in relation to the pro-democracy protests of 2003-2020

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Jessika Larsson; [2021]
    Keywords : Hong Kong; Identity; Localism; Democracy; Protests; Social movement; China;

    Abstract : The importance of protecting democracy and free speech in the world has never been moreparamount than in a time like now, when pro-democracy and independence movements areon the rise and democracy is declining. The aim of this thesis is to investigate the potentialstrengthening of the local identity in Hong Kong in relation to the 21st centurypro-democratic protests and the postmaterialist generation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Are the Interests of Women Included in Times of Crisis? : A comparative study of the substantive representation of women during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Southern African Region

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Janna Cederquist; [2021]
    Keywords : Representation; substantive representation; descriptive representation; democracy; electoral autocracy; Southern Africa; gender; female political representation; COVID-19; pandemic;

    Abstract : This study set out to answer how and to what extent the gendered effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are addressed in parliamentary debates in the Southern African regional context. As both the proportion of women in parliament and the level of democracy have been established by previous research as important conditions for women to be able to act for women as a group, four countries with varying combinations of these factors are examined. READ MORE