Essays about: "political interest"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 602 essays containing the words political interest.

  1. 1. PROMOTING ELECTORAL TURNOUT THROUGH VOTING ADVICE APPLICATIONS? A comparative approach between the Swedish parliamentary election 2018 and the European Parliament election 2019

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Kajsa Evertsson; [2020-11-25]
    Keywords : Voting Advice Applications; VAAs; elections; Sweden; European Union; European Parliament; European Parliament elections; Swedish parliamentary elections; first-order elections; second-order elections; voting behaviour; electoral turnout; second-order election theory; rational choice theory; election campaigns; campaign efforts;

    Abstract : As the only directly elected institution within the European Union (EU), the European Parliament (EP) elections aim to function as the clear link between the citizens and the EU. However, the EP elections are characterized by low turnout and lack of interest compared to national elections. READ MORE

  2. 2. THE ÅLAND OFFICE IN BRUSSELS An analysis of its channels of influence

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Gustav Blomberg; [2020-10-12]
    Keywords : regions; regional offices in Brussels; channels of influence; Åland Islands;

    Abstract : This thesis is a case study of the Åland office in Brussels that sets out to analyse its extra-state and intra-state channels of influence in use in order to influence European policy- and decision-making and at the same time try to shed light on how the Åland office circumvent and, on the other hand, work in tandem with the central government of Finland. In this respect, the bypass-theory of the multi-level governance approach will be used to understand and analyse these regional paradiplomatic activities both without the state and in tandem with the state. READ MORE

  3. 3. THE RESURGENCE OF RUSSIA - A case study examining the reasons for the Kremlin to intervene in Syria and its new modus operandi -

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Julian Alexis Kasapov; [2020-10-06]
    Keywords : Russia; U.S.; Afghan Syndrome; Pax Americana; Realism; Liberalism; Multilateralism; Perpetual Peace; Kant; Hobbes;

    Abstract : This study focuses on how Russia, in modern days, through historical and current relations with Syria, is reasserting itself as a global political force to be reckoned with. The research methodology chosen is a comparative case study that uses qualitative research methods to develop the case based on existing data. READ MORE

  4. 4. Gender dynamics in media-driven belief polarization - disentangling reinforcing processes behind media usage and perception of societal issues

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation

    Author : Lisa Axelsson; [2020-08-19]
    Keywords : Reinforcing spirals; selective exposure; media effects; alternative media; gender gap; interpersonal communication; belief polarization;

    Abstract : In academia as well as in mainstream media, people are voicing concern that a fragmented media environment, entailing an immense increase of alternative media, may motivate selective exposure, in turn leading to increasingly polarized perceptions of society among the public. Consulting the theory of reinforcing spirals (RSM), there is ample evidence for a reciprocal relationship between selective media exposure and sociotropic beliefs – potentially sparking polarization dynamics. READ MORE

  5. 5. News Media Usage, Political Interest and Political Participation

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för journalistik, medier och kommunikation

    Author : Xiaopeng Pang; [2020-08-19]
    Keywords : News media usage; political participation; political interest; age differences; regression analysis;

    Abstract : The discussion in this thesis focus on the relationship between news media usage and political participation. During the last several decades, many researchers have been worried about the decline of political participation, however, more and more opinions believe that political participation has not declined, but just transformed from traditional forms to new forms. READ MORE