Essays about: "authoritarian regime"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 53 essays containing the words authoritarian regime.

  1. 1. Master’s Thesis in Political Science Democratization in southern Africa: Process and Challenges : A case study of Zimbabwe’s divergent path in its democratic transition

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Statsvetenskap

    Author : Dorcas Hällstrand; [2020]
    Keywords : Democratization; democratic transition; authoritarian rule; dominant party system; power dynamics; power capture; power division; power sharing;

    Abstract : Despite promising prospects to transition towards a democracy after attaining its independence in 1980, Zimbabwe somehow fell into authoritarian rule and became increasingly undemocratic compared to other countries in southern Africa. Therefore, this thesis seeks to understand why a “most likely” case of democratization in the region failed and instead slipped into authoritarianism between 1980 and 2000. READ MORE

  2. 2. Actor or ally? Exploring Sweden’s involvement in Turkish gender politics through the Swedish Consulate General in Istanbul

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Genusvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Maja Fregert Tolgraven; [2020]
    Keywords : gender equality; feminist foreign policy; civil society; Turkey; EU accession; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this project is to study the implementation of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy through its gender equality enchancing foreign aid to Turkish civil society, managed by The Swedish Consulate General in Istanbul. Through a multi-methods study based on document analysis of project grant cases in 2019, and in-depth interviews with Consulate staff and representatives from partner organizations, the study maps a web of different actors and processes of change in Turkish gender politics: states, civil society, segments of the public and the international community. READ MORE

  3. 3. Partisanship above Fundamental Values? A comparative analysis of Europarties’ reactions to party members' non-compliance with the European Union’s fundamental values (Art. 2 TEU) over time

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Moa Ryberg; [2020]
    Keywords : European Union; Europarties; partisan politics; non-compliance; EU fundamental values; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The European Union (EU) can no longer portray itself as a community of democracies since Hungary was recently classified as an electoral authoritarian regime. This was the culmination of a trend of democratic decline, which stands in contrast to the fundamental values the EU proudly denotes are its foundation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown : How the Rwandan government has legitimized its rule 2010-2019

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Sara Kjellström; [2020]
    Keywords : electoral authoritarian regimes; Rwanda; securitization; legitimization;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to study how electoral authoritarian regimes remain resilient over time, by observing how they handle challenges to their rule. More specifically, the thesis will focus on the strategies used to legitimize further rule. READ MORE

  5. 5. A durable and instable peace? : Exploring authoritarian modes of peacebuilding in Tajikistan

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Molly Linna Lundström; [2020]
    Keywords : illiberal peacebuilding; authoritarian conflict management; Tajikistan;

    Abstract : After independence from the Soviet Union Tajikistan fell into civil war in 1992. The armed conflict ended in 1997 after a peace agreement had been signed between the warring parties. Since, Tajikistan has become increasingly authoritarian, and experts have predicted the renewed onset of war. Yet, peace has been kept for over 20 years. READ MORE