Essays about: "autocracy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 essays containing the word autocracy.

  1. 1. Counting votes or counting bodies? : A qualitative study on the effect Regime Type has on the nature of Pre-election Violence in autocratic states

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

    Author : Tilda Janbrink; [2021]
    Keywords : Military regime; elections; electoral violence; pre-election violence; autocracy; state repression; Pakistan; Uzbekistan;

    Abstract : In a quantitative study in 2007, Davenport found that autocratic military regimes statistically face a higher risk of electoral violence than authoritarian party-backed regimes. This thesis has attempted to link Davenports findings with theories on military belligerence presented by Lai and Slater (2006) as well as Geddes et al. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Trust is good; control is better Exploring repression is the relation between Collective Actions and Blacklists within the Chinese Social Credit System

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alexandre Souza Gomes; [2020-11-13]
    Keywords : Chinese social credit system; autocracy; repression; Collective Action; blacklist;

    Abstract : The Social Credit System (SCS) is a trial regulatory and reputational system set to score, reward, and punish Chinese residents for desirable and undesirable behavior. Officially, the SCS aims at enhancing overall societal trust, and integrity. READ MORE

  4. 4. 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

  5. 5. 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