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Abdelzadeh, A., Zetterberg, P. & Ekman, J. (2015). Procedural fairness and political trust among young people: evidence from a panel study on Swedish high school students. Acta Politica, 50(3), 253-278
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Procedural fairness and political trust among young people: evidence from a panel study on Swedish high school students
2015 (English)In: Acta Politica, ISSN 0001-6810, E-ISSN 1741-1416, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 253-278Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The role of ‘fair’ institutions in developing democratic legitimacy has received increased attention. Citizens who perceive – on basis of past experiences – that they are being treated fairly by authorities have been held to have greater trust in political institutions. However, previous studies on the relationship between procedural fairness and political trust have not paid sufficient attention to individuals with limited first-hand experiences of authorities. We examine the relationship on an authority that virtually all individuals meet early in life: the school. Using structural equation modeling on unique panel data covering 1,500 Swedish adolescents (ages ranging from 13 to 17), we find a reciprocal relationship: personal encounters with school authorities shape young people’s political trust; however, the images that adolescents get of the political system (through family, peers, media, etc.) have also consequences on their perceptions about the authorities they encounter in their daily lives. The analysis increases our understanding of how individuals form their political allegiances by showing that the relationship between fairness and trust is more dynamic than has previously been suggested: neither an accumulated set of experiences of authorities nor formal ties with political institutions (as voters, etc.) are required for a relationship to emerge. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2015
Keywords
Procedural fairness, political trust, reciprocal, school, adolescents, Sweden, structural equation modeling
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-35331 (URN)10.1057/ap.2014.22 (DOI)000359176500001 ()
Note

This study was made possible by access to data from the Political Socialization Program, a longitudinal research program at YeS (Youth & Society) at Örebro University, Sweden. Responsible for the planning, implementation, and financing of the collection of data in this project were Professors Erik Amnå, Mats Ekström, Margaret Kerr, and Håkan Stattin. The data collection was supported by grants from the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation. Moreover, the participation of Pär Zetterberg in the writing of this study was made possible by a grant from the Swedish Research Council.

Available from: 2014-06-11 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Amnå, E. & Ekman, J. (2015). Standby citizens: understanding non-participation in contemporary democracies. In: Barrett, M. & Zani, B. (Ed.), Political and civic engagement: multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 96-108). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standby citizens: understanding non-participation in contemporary democracies
2015 (English)In: Political and civic engagement: multidisciplinary perspectives / [ed] Barrett, M. & Zani, B., London: Routledge, 2015, p. 96-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2015
Keywords
standby citizens, civic engagement, non-participation, political participation
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29221 (URN)978-0-415-70467-0 (ISBN)
Projects
PIDOP
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 225282
Available from: 2013-05-28 Created: 2013-05-28 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Amnå, E. & Ekman, J. (2014). Standby citizens: diverse faces of political passivity. European Political Science Review, 6(2), 261-281
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standby citizens: diverse faces of political passivity
2014 (English)In: European Political Science Review, ISSN 1755-7739, E-ISSN 1755-7747, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 261-281Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The current debate on political participation is bound to a discussion about whether citizens are active or passive. This dichotomous notion is nurtured by an extensive normative debate concerning whether passivity is an asset or a threat to democracy; and it is especially manifest in studies of young people's political orientations. Drawing on this discussion, the present study goes beyond the dichotomy by keeping political interest conceptually separate from participation in order to improve our understanding of political passivity. Multivariate cluster analysis of empirical data on Swedish youth suggests that we need to consider three distinctive forms of 'political passivity'. In the paper we present empirical evidence not only of the existence of a particular 'standby citizen', but also of two kinds of genuinely passive young people: unengaged and disillusioned citizens. Alongside active citizens, these people are in distinctly different categories with regard to their political behavior. This entails a new analytical framework that may be used to analyze an empirical phenomenon that has received surprisingly little attention in the literature on political participation and civic engagement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2014
Keywords
political participation; political passivity; latent political participation; monitorial citizens; standby citizens
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27650 (URN)10.1017/S175577391300009X (DOI)000339056200005 ()2-s2.0-84897474714 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Political socialization and human agency
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2013-02-21 Created: 2013-02-21 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved
Berglund, S., Deegan-Krause, K. & Ekman, J. (2013). Concluding remarks (3ed.). In: Sten Berglund, Joakim Ekman, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Terje Knutsen (Ed.), The handbook of political change in Eastern Europe: (pp. 823-830). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Concluding remarks
2013 (English)In: The handbook of political change in Eastern Europe / [ed] Sten Berglund, Joakim Ekman, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Terje Knutsen, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing , 2013, 3, p. 823-830Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013 Edition: 3
Keywords
democratisation, relevance of parties, cleavages models
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-31044 (URN)978 0 85793 537 3 (ISBN)978 1 78254 588 0 (ISBN)0857935372 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens JubileumsfondThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Berglund, S. & Ekman, J. (2013). The diversity of political regimes (3ed.). In: Sten Berglund, Joakim Ekman, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Terje Knutsen (Ed.), The handbook of political change in Eastern Europe: (pp. 1-13). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The diversity of political regimes
2013 (English)In: The handbook of political change in Eastern Europe / [ed] Sten Berglund, Joakim Ekman, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Terje Knutsen, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing , 2013, 3, p. 1-13Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013 Edition: 3
Keywords
political regimes, pluralism, democratisation
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-31042 (URN)9780857935373 (ISBN)9781782545880 (ISBN)0857935372 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens JubileumsfondThe Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2013-10-01 Created: 2013-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Ekman, J. & Amnå, E. (2012). Political participation and civic engagement: towards a new typology. Human Affairs, 22(3), 283-300
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political participation and civic engagement: towards a new typology
2012 (English)In: Human Affairs, ISSN 1210-3055, E-ISSN 1337-401X, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 283-300Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Reviewing the literature on political participation and civic engagement, the articleoffers a critical examination of different conceptual frameworks. Drawing on previousdefinitions and operationalisations, a new typology for political participation and civicengagement is developed, highlighting the multidimensionality of both concepts. Inparticular, it makes a clear distinction between manifest 'political participation'(including formal political behaviour as well as protest or extra-parliamentary politicalaction) and less direct or 'latent' forms of participation, conceptualized here as 'civicengagement' and 'social involvement'. The article argues that the notion of 'latent'forms of participation is crucial to understand new forms of political behaviour and theprospects for political participation in different countries. Due to these innovations itcontributes to a much-needed theoretical development within the literature on politicalparticipation and citizen engagement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2012
Keywords
civic engagement, political participation, latent participation, manifest participation, typology
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-22607 (URN)10.2478/s13374-012-0024-1 (DOI)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 225282Riksbankens JubileumsfondEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, PIDOP
Available from: 2012-04-21 Created: 2012-04-21 Last updated: 2018-05-08Bibliographically approved
Berglund, S. & Ekman, J. (2010). Cleavages and political transformations. In: Stefan Immerfall, GöranTherborn (Ed.), Handbook of European societies: social transformations in the 21st century (pp. 91-109). Berlin: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cleavages and political transformations
2010 (English)In: Handbook of European societies: social transformations in the 21st century / [ed] Stefan Immerfall, GöranTherborn, Berlin: Springer , 2010, p. 91-109Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Springer, 2010
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-6849 (URN)10.1007/978-0-387-88199-7 (DOI)978-0-387-88198-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-05-23 Created: 2009-05-16 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Sedelius, T. & Ekman, J. (2010). Intra-executive conflict and cabinet instability: Effects of semi-presidentialism in Central and Eastern Europe. Government and Opposition, 45(4), 505-530
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intra-executive conflict and cabinet instability: Effects of semi-presidentialism in Central and Eastern Europe
2010 (English)In: Government and Opposition, ISSN 0017-257X, E-ISSN 1477-7053, Vol. 45, no 4, p. 505-530Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Comparing eight post-communist semi-presidential systems (Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and Russia), comprising a total of 65 instances of intra-executive coexistence between 1991 and 2007, this article asks to what extent and in what ways president–cabinet conflicts increase the risk of pre-term termination of governments. Previous studies of intra-executive conflicts in semi-presidential regimes have mainly been occupied with explaining why conflicts occur in the first place, and neglected the question of how such conflicts are actually related to political outcomes. The present empirical investigation demonstrates that the occurrence of intra-executive conflict in transitional semi-presidential systems is likely to produce high rates of cabinet turnover.

Keywords
semi-presidentialism, cabinet stability, intra-executive conflict, president, prime minister, post-communist, Central- and Eastern Europe
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-7588 (URN)10.1111/j.1477-7053.2010.01325.x (DOI)000281711700004 ()
Available from: 2009-08-06 Created: 2009-08-06 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved
Ekman, J. & Amnå, E. (2010). Politisk deltagande och andra former av samhällsengagemang: en typologi. In: Joakim Ekman, Jonas Linde (Ed.), Politik, protest, populism: deltagande på nya villkor (pp. 34-60). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politisk deltagande och andra former av samhällsengagemang: en typologi
2010 (Swedish)In: Politik, protest, populism: deltagande på nya villkor / [ed] Joakim Ekman, Jonas Linde, Stockholm: Liber , 2010, p. 34-60Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2010
Keywords
samhällsengagemang, politiskt deltagande, aktivism
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20298 (URN)978-91-47-09045-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-11-07 Created: 2011-11-07 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Amnå, E., Englund, T., Arensmeier, C., Ekman, J., Ljunggren, C., Unemar Öst, I. & Zetterberg, P. (Eds.). (2010). Skolor som politiska arenor: medborgarkompetens och kontrovershantering : internationella studier. Stockholm: Skolverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skolor som politiska arenor: medborgarkompetens och kontrovershantering : internationella studier
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2010 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Villkoren för skolans demokratiuppdrag har förändrats. Det offentliga huvudmannaskapet har utsatts konkurrens från privata initiativ och en ökad kulturell mångfald har konfronterat skolan med nya utmaningar.

Vad betyder detta för skolans möjligheter att bidra med demokratisk utveckling hos skoleleverna?

I den här forskarantologin presenteras en fördjupad analys av svenska elev-, lärar- och skoldata från den internationella utvärderingen ICCS 2009. Rapporten innehåller beskrivande analyser av förutsättningarna för skolor och lärare att hantera kontroverser och av vad eleverna har för medborgarkompetens.

Avslutningsvis görs även preliminära försök att förklara de mönster som präglar svenska elever, lärare och skolor när det gäller medborgarkompetens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2010. p. 104
Keywords
civic education, ICCS, politisk socialisation, ICCS, ungdomar, medborgarkompetens, kontroverser, politiskt delagande, skolan, medborgarfostran, medborgarbildning
National Category
Educational Sciences Political Science
Research subject
Political Science; Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-11531 (URN)978-91-86529-10-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-08-09 Created: 2010-08-06 Last updated: 2019-03-26Bibliographically approved
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