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Denk, Thomas
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Anckar, C. & Denk, T. (2024). Diffusion and the Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Global Comparison. Nordic Journal of Human Rights
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Diffusion and the Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Global Comparison
2024 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Human Rights, ISSN 1891-8131, E-ISSN 1891-814XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We identify four patterns of diffusion that are likely to explain how trends in death penalty usage spread among countries. The first is geographic proximity, which creates dependency relations between nations that in turn affect the spread of changes in death penalty regimes. The second is global diffusion, meaning processes that spread ideas globally. The third is cultural homogeneity, which can be expected to be conducive for diffusion; studies show that countries similar in terms of language and religion influence each other to a great extent. Finally, similar colonial heritage, which can establish cultural and institutional ties between countries. This study encompasses all independent countries of the world over the period 1800 to 2021. In addition to measures of diffusion, a number of control variables are introduced. Relationships are measured using statistical techniques complemented by qualitative analyses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2024
Keywords
Death Penalty, Global Historical Study, Diffusion
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-112816 (URN)10.1080/18918131.2024.2325254 (DOI)001188810400001 ()
Available from: 2024-04-04 Created: 2024-04-04 Last updated: 2024-04-04Bibliographically approved
Denk, T., Hedström, K. & Karlsson, F. (2022). Citizens' attitudes towards automated decision-making. Information Polity, 27(3), 391-408
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Citizens' attitudes towards automated decision-making
2022 (English)In: Information Polity, ISSN 1570-1255, E-ISSN 1875-8754, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 391-408Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Public organisations are starting to show an interest in automated decision-making (ADM). So far, existing research focuses on the governmental perspective on this phenomenon. Less attention is paid to citizens' views on ADM. The aim of this study is to provide empirical insights into citizen awareness of and beliefs about ADM in public-sector services. To this end, we participated in an annual national survey in Sweden carried out by the SOM Institute at Gothenburg University concluding that a minority of the citizens know about the use of ADM in public-sector services. Furthermore, when computers instead of civil servants make decisions in the public-sector, citizens expect decisions by computers to become less legally secure but more impartial. They also expect ADM to take personal circumstances into account to a lesser degree and become less transparent. Finally, we found that citizens with that awareness expect decisions by computers to become more reliable and impartial. Based on our empirical findings in relation to previous research, we suggest four hypotheses on citizen's awareness and beliefs about public-sector ADM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2022
Keywords
Automated decision-making, public organisations, public administration, attitudes, values, electronic government
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-101515 (URN)10.3233/IP-211516 (DOI)000852884600007 ()
Available from: 2022-09-29 Created: 2022-09-29 Last updated: 2022-10-05Bibliographically approved
Niels, N. K., Denk, T., Maria, O. & Trond, S. (2022). Introduction. In: Niels Nørgaard Kristensen; Thomas Denk; Maria Olson; Trond Solhaug (Ed.), Perspectives on Political Awareness: Conceptual, Theoretical and Methodological Issues (pp. 1-12). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2022 (English)In: Perspectives on Political Awareness: Conceptual, Theoretical and Methodological Issues / [ed] Niels Nørgaard Kristensen; Thomas Denk; Maria Olson; Trond Solhaug, Cham: Springer, 2022, p. 1-12Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, the authors argue for more developed conceptual, theoretical and measurement elaboration of political awareness. They claim that political awareness has relevance in more situations than previous studies have assumed. The chapter gives an overview of the conventional definition and model, which claims the relevance of political awareness for attitude formation. The seminal work of Zaller (The nature and origins of mass opinion, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1992) is in focus for the overview. The authors challenge his definition by introducing a new conceptual framework of political awareness that consists of three dimensions: (a) political attentiveness, (b) political knowledge and (c) political understanding. Furthermore, they present theoretical and methodological contributions from the chapter in the anthology. These contributions introduce new ideas about the significance of political awareness and new ways to explore political awareness with survey items and comparative design.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2022
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103213 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-90394-7_1 (DOI)9783030903930 (ISBN)9783030903947 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-18 Created: 2023-01-18 Last updated: 2023-01-18Bibliographically approved
Denk, T. & Anckar, C. (2022). Introduktion (3ed.). In: Thomas Denk; Carsten Anckar (Ed.), Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system (pp. 13-37). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduktion
2022 (Swedish)In: Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system / [ed] Thomas Denk; Carsten Anckar, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, 3, p. 13-37Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022 Edition: 3
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103029 (URN)9789144152530 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Denk, T. & Carsten, A. (2022). Komparativ metod (3ed.). In: Thomas Denk; Carsten Anckar (Ed.), Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system (pp. 361-376). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Komparativ metod
2022 (Swedish)In: Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system / [ed] Thomas Denk; Carsten Anckar, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, 3, p. 361-376Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022 Edition: 3
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103030 (URN)9789144152530 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Denk, T. & Anckar, C. (Eds.). (2022). Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system (3ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system
2022 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022. p. 391 Edition: 3
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103028 (URN)9789144152530 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Nørgaard Kristensen, N., Denk, T., Olsson, M. & Solhaug, T. (Eds.). (2022). Perspectives on Political Awareness: Conceptual, Theoretical and Methodological Issues (1ed.). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives on Political Awareness: Conceptual, Theoretical and Methodological Issues
2022 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2022. p. 132 Edition: 1
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Sociology
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103025 (URN)9783030903930 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Denk, T. & Anckar, C. (2022). Politiska system: Former, trender och utmaningar (3ed.). In: Thomas Denk; Carsten Anckar (Ed.), Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system (pp. 377-387). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politiska system: Former, trender och utmaningar
2022 (Swedish)In: Komparativ politik: Elva politiska system / [ed] Thomas Denk; Carsten Anckar, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, 3, p. 377-387Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022 Edition: 3
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103031 (URN)9789144152530 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, M., Karlsson, F., Åström, J. & Denk, T. (2022). The effect of perceived organizational culture on employees’ information security compliance. Information and Computer Security, 30(3), 382-401
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The effect of perceived organizational culture on employees’ information security compliance
2022 (English)In: Information and Computer Security, E-ISSN 2056-4961, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 382-401Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: This paper aims to investigate the connection between different perceived organizational cultures and information security policy compliance among white-collar workers.

Design/methodology/approach: The survey using the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument was sent to white-collar workers in Sweden (n = 674), asking about compliance with information security policies. The survey instrument is an operationalization of the Competing Values Framework that distinguishes between four different types of organizational culture: clan, adhocracy,market and bureaucracy.

Findings: The results indicate that organizational cultures with an internal focus are positively related to employees’ information security policy compliance. Differences in organizational culture with regards to control and flexibility seem to have less effect. The analysis shows that a bureaucratic form of organizational culture is most fruitful for fostering employees’ information security policy compliance.

Research limitations/implications: The results suggest that differences in organizational culture are important for employees’ information security policy compliance. This justifies further investigating the mechanisms linking organizational culture to information security compliance.

Practical implications: Practitioners should be aware that the different organizational cultures do matter for employees’ information security compliance. In businesses and the public sector, the authors see a development toward customer orientation and marketization, i.e. the opposite an internal focus, that may have negative ramifications for the information security of organizations.

Originality/value: Few information security policy compliance studies exist on the consequences of different organizational/information cultures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2022
Keywords
Organizational culture, Information security policy compliance, Competing values framework, Information security policy, Information security culture, Bureaucratic culture
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Informatics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-96073 (URN)10.1108/ics-06-2021-0073 (DOI)000731588700001 ()2-s2.0-85121446066 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2021-12-17 Created: 2021-12-17 Last updated: 2022-06-14Bibliographically approved
Denk, T. (2022). Travelling with Political Awareness: A Comparative Approach. In: Niels Nørgaard Kristensen; Thomas Denk; Maria Olson; Trond Solhaug (Ed.), Perspectives on Political Awareness: Conceotual, Theoretical and Methodological Issues (pp. 115-132). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Travelling with Political Awareness: A Comparative Approach
2022 (English)In: Perspectives on Political Awareness: Conceotual, Theoretical and Methodological Issues / [ed] Niels Nørgaard Kristensen; Thomas Denk; Maria Olson; Trond Solhaug, Cham: Springer, 2022, p. 115-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2022
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-103026 (URN)9783030903930 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-11 Created: 2023-01-11 Last updated: 2023-01-12Bibliographically approved
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