Essays about: "Democratic Theory"

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  1. 1. THE EU – A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE INFLUENCE ON DEMOCRACY IN HUNGARY? - An analysis on how the EU has affected the democracy in Hungary

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Felicia Jansson; [2022-02-03]
    Keywords : Democratic backsliding; EU; European Commission; European Parliament; Council of European Union; Democracy promotion;

    Abstract : Since Viktor Orbán became prime minister of Hungary in 2010 he has hollowed out the Hungarian Democracy step by step and given himself more influence. Hungary became a member of the EU in 2004, so this has been happening while being a member of the EU, so the question is – what kind of influence does the EU have over the democracy in member states? That is the research question for this thesis, and it has the aim to analyze how the European Commission, European Parliament, and The Council of the European Union have affected the development of democracy in Hungary in the years 2015 – 2021. READ MORE

  2. 2. Coercive State Capacity and Incumbent’s use of Electoral Violence

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

    Author : Fabian Stigar; [2022]
    Keywords : electoral violence; state capacity; main perpetrator of electoral violence;

    Abstract : Elections are a core democratic procedure intended to peacefully transfer power between political parties. However, in many parts of the world, elections are associated with the strategic use of violence to affect results and future power dynamics. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reinventing the Middle Kingdom : A case study of Chinese spread of authoritarianism through International Organizations

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för statsvetenskap (ST)

    Author : Anton Altgård; [2022]
    Keywords : ASEAN; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; authoritarianism; Belt and Road Initiative; China; democracy; democratization; democratic backsliding; international organizations; liberalism; one-China Policy; realism; rational actor theory;

    Abstract : The liberal theory of international relations primarily associates international cooperation with liberal democratic states, to the point that a theory of scholars Poast and Urpelainen claim that international cooperation with consolidated democracies through international organizations may boost the democratization of or at least prevent democratic backsliding in non-consolidated democracies. This paper investigates the possibility of decoupling these theories from democracies and democratizing by examining whether Chinese efforts within the framework of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Belt and Road foreign policy project have a similar but reverse effect on its target states, prompting developments in authoritarian directions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Digital Citizen Participation in Urban Planning : A comparative analysis between Helsingborg and Linköping smart cities

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för Urbana Studier (US)

    Author : Maria de los Angeles Persson; [2022]
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    Abstract :   The study sets out to examine digital citizen participation in urban planning in two Swedish smart cities, Helsingborg, and Linköping.   The theoretical framework combines three perspectives, the Habermas’ communicative theory, the Arnstein’s citizen participation concept and the smart city concept. READ MORE

  5. 5. Shock troops, Bulls**t, and Captain America : the U.S. Marines' Decoding of Generation Kill and the Marine identity from the grunt's perspective

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informatik och media

    Author : Jueqin Wang; [2022]
    Keywords : audience studies; military; encoding and decoding; professional subculture; questionnaire; Generation Kill;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the identity of the U.S. military personnel (the Marines) through their perceptions of a war television series, Generation Kill. The thesis sampled 38 respondents through an online questionnaire. READ MORE