Essays about: "authoritarian"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 175 essays containing the word authoritarian.

  1. 1. ANTI-PLURALIST ALL THE WAY? The realtionship between authoritarian support and anti-pluralist vote choice in Europe

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Raphael Schenkel; [2021-10-13]
    Keywords : Anti-pluralism; authoritarian; vote choice;

    Abstract : Literature on anti-pluralism has mostly focused on states and failed so far to include the individual level. This thesis aims to fill this gap and explores individual-leve! anti­pluralism or more precisely the question why citizens vote for anti-pluralist parties. As a possible explanation, I identify authoritarian support from the literature. READ MORE

  2. 2. The EU’s democracy assistance efforts in Belarus - An analysis of the character of EU democracy assistance and involvement in the mass protests of 2020-2021 in Belarus

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Fanny Flyborg; [2021-08-30]
    Keywords : European Union; Belarus; Democracy; Mass Protests; Linkage; Leverage; Democracy Assistance; Authoritarian; Civil Society;

    Abstract : During recent events, Belarus has come under the light due to the falsified re-election of Lukashenko in 2020. Mass protests arose, and the civil society’s demand for democracy became clear. READ MORE

  3. 3. THE CONTRADICTORY ROLE OF THE INTERNET IN AUTOCRACIES Exploring differences between reactive and proactive online repression

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Ella Turta; [2021-07-20]
    Keywords : online repression; mass mobilization; asymmetrical control; internet policy; digital authoritarianism;

    Abstract : Ever since the early days of the Internet the “freedom of the Internet” has been a subject for debate. Is it characterized by an anti-authoritarian ideology that fosters public dissent and challenges the authoritarian rule? Or are autocrats using modern technology for their own illiberal purposes? Recent research argues that viewing modern communication technology asinherently liberative or repressive undermines the fact that the Internet functions in a constantly evolving political context. READ MORE

  4. 4. The double-edged sword? A quantitative analysis of authoritarian stability in the digital context.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Daniel Pakzad Kasra; [2021-03-31]
    Keywords : Authoritarian stability; Modern Information and Communication technologies ICTs ; Repression;

    Abstract : Ever since its introduction the relationship between the modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) and authoritarian stability has been a topic of discussion. We have witnessed how the tools these technologies brought with them have been used to mobilize protest and topple dictators, at the same time we are seeing how authoritarian leaders use the technologies for the benefit of their own through enhancing surveillance and propaganda efforts. READ MORE

  5. 5. Anti-corruption and opposition in Russia: Digital media and rhetorical strategies of Navalny

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Institutionen för globala politiska studier (GPS)

    Author : Oscar Andersson; [2021]
    Keywords : Navalny; corruption; digital media; rhetorical strategies; critical metaphor analysis;

    Abstract : What were the main goals in Navalny’s political agenda and how did this influence his rhetorical approach? This paper explores how Navalny and his aspirants were disqualified as political candidates in Russian elections, and how this affected his approach to being focused on contentious politics as it became the only viable means to push for political change in the country. Two of his most viral videos are analysed to investigate the rhetorical strategies he used to set frames on the political elite, and the main answers revolved around corruption, theft, and the self-image of Medvedev and Putin. READ MORE