oru.sePublications
Change search
Refine search result
1234567 1 - 50 of 483
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 1.
    Aarebrot, Frank
    et al.
    Institutt for sammenliknende politikk, Universitetet i Bergen.
    Berglund, Sten
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Statehood, Secularisation, Cooperation: Explaining Democratic Survival in Inter-War Europe - Stein Rokkan's Conceptual Map Revisited1995In: Historical social research / Historische Sozialforschung, ISSN 0172-6404, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 210-225Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article addresses itself to the crisis of democracy in inter-war Europe which saw the breakdown of one democratic regime after the other with Czechoslovakia as the only survivor case in Eastern and Central Europe by the end of this period. It is cast within the framework of Stein Rokkan's seminal conceptual map of Europe which is expanded in order to account for countries and variables originally not included in his analytical scheme. The analysis leads to the following conclusion: where the state building was weak and the legacy of empire strong, or where secular nation building was still impaired by deeply rooted religious sentiments, or where significant segments representing major cleavages where not coopted into a constitutional compromise, the chances for democratic survival in inter-war Europe were slim indeed. The conclusion applies to the inter-war era alone, but it clearly has implications for contemporary Europe. Noting that statehood and secularization ranked high on the agenda of communist Eastern Europe, the authors raise the paradoxical question if the success of democracy in this part of the world may in fact be a byproduct of the extent to which the now defunct communist regimes were successful in promoting their pet goals.

  • 2.
    Aarebrot, Frank
    et al.
    Institutt for sammenliknende politikk, Universitetet i Bergen.
    Berglund, Sten
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Weninger, Thomas
    Institute of Political Science, University of Vienna.
    The View from EFTA1998In: Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance / [ed] Oskar Niedermayer, Richard Sinnott, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 1998, p. 344-367Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     This chapter examines public opinion regarding European Community integration in the five small but comparatively prosperous countries in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). The evidence reveals a split. On the one hand, there is the positive endorsement expressed in Austria, Finland and Sweden; on the other, there is the negative assessment expressed in Norway and Switzerland. This ambivalence confirms that the impact of centre-periphery location is complex. Moreover, as the Norwegian and Swiss cases indicate, the centre-periphery cleavage within countries is as relevant as that between countries to an understanding of support for internationalized governance.

  • 3.
    Abdelzadeh, Ali
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Den missnöjda demokraten: Ungas politiska missnöje och engagemang i en tid av förändring2015Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4.
    Abdelzadeh, Ali
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Kvinnor i en mansdominerad värld: En jämförande studie om kvinnors representation i de etablerade demokratiernas parlament2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to map out and to analyze the spatial variation of female representation at the national level in established democracies. The aim is also to explain the variation in the female representation. The main questions that the paper tries to answer are:

    1.How does women representation in established democratic parliaments vary?

    2.Why does women representation in established democratic parliaments vary?

    This study is a comparative and statistic study, i.e. a study that includes a bigger number of countries and where quantitative analysis methods are used in order to achieve comparative analyses. This study is both a descriptive and an explanatory study. The statistical method that is used in this study is mainly bivariat analysis and multivariat regression.

    The results show that the variation in female representation in the established democracies is quite considerable. Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Netherlands feature high female representation at the national level during the period 1995-2005. The result also implies that the proportion of women in parliament increases during the current period. The result also shows that political institutions, socio-economic -and cultural factors, are important and necessary in order to explain the variation in female representation. The overall standards that can be discerned of the statistical analyses is that the proportion of women in parliament is higher in countries with a proportional electoral system, high number of parliament members, high socio-economic development (high HDI, GDI and GNP per capita) contemporary as the country introduced female suffrage in an early stage and have a more positive attitude toward female leadership.

  • 5.
    Abdelzadeh, Ali
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Turkiet: en konsoliderad demokrati?2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6.
    Abdelzadeh, Ali
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Dahl, Viktor
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Bilaga 2: En utvärdering av Skolval 20102015In: Öva och ta ställning: En utvärdering av arbetet med skolvalen 2014 / [ed] Björnstam, Linnea, Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor , 2015, , p. 9p. 47-55Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna rapport är att: (a) redogöra för vilka elever som deltog i skolvalet 2010, (b) samt undersöka huruvida deltagandet i skolvalet har någon effekt på ungas intresse för politik/samhällsfrågor, politiska diskussioner med föräldrar och vänner, intention att rösta i framtida val samt politiskt deltagande. För denna undersökning används först och främst enkätdata från Political socialization Project (PSP); en pågående longitudinell studie som undersöker framväxten av unga människors politiska attityder och engagemang (Amnå, Ekström, Kerr & Stattin, 2009). Analyserna i denna rapport omfattar endast elever i PSP-studien vars skola anmält till Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor att de genomfört skolval. Totalt omfattar de analyser som denna rapport baseras på 3 högstadieskolor och 3 gymnasieskolor vilket sammantaget blir 860 elever.

  • 7.
    Adenskog, Magnus
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    After the Equilibrium: Democratic Innovations and Long-term Institutional Development in the City of Reykjavik2018In: Analyse & Kritik. Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis, ISSN 0171-5860, E-ISSN 2365-9858, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 31-53Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although democratic innovations (DIs) are spread all over the world, there is little research on the institutional outcomes of implementing such innovations in governmental organisations. To remedy this, it is important to focus on cases where DIs have been implemented and formally connected to the policymaking process over a longer period. Reykjavik provides such a case. Drawing on observations and interviews with key stakeholders over a period of three years, this study analyses how the institutional logic of DIs influenced the local government in Reykjavik. The study presents two conclusions: First, it is clear that one equilibrium (representative democracy) has not been replaced by another (participatory democracy). Second, there is no peaceful co-existence between the two, but instead the outcome is an organisation in ‘a state of flux’. There are several factors contributing to this outcome, but three stand out: a populist power-shift, dissatisfaction with theworking of the implemented DIs and deliberative ambiguity. In the final part of the article, the institutional outcome is discussed in relation to overall consequences for the political system.

  • 8.
    Adenskog, Magnus
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Democratic innovations in political systems: towards a systemic approach2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    There are many indicators that the representative democratic system is currently facing serious legitimacy challenges. Two central indicators of these challenges are changing patterns of political participation and a decline in system support. Against this backdrop, a growing number of governments claim that democratic innovations (DIs) could reconnect institutions with citizens. This thesis focuses on online DIs implemented in real political contexts, and the overarching aim of the thesis is to contribute to the emergent empirical scholarship on how DIs can influence political systems. In the last two decades, most empirical studies in the field have analysed DIs at the micro level.

    This thesis takes a different stance by posing system-related research questions to the implementation of DIs and, by doing so, showing how DIs are interrelated with, rather than isolated from, the political system and that DIs can influence political systems. The thesis consists of one literature review and three empirical case studies, applying a multiple methodological approach. Its novelty lies in three main empirical findings that contribute to the development of the field. First, it shows that participation in DIs can influence citizens’ perceived trust towards local political institutions. In addition, the results suggest that predispositions and prior engagement mediate the direction of change in trust amongst citizens. Secondly, the results show that DIs can perform different political functions, such as facilitating spaces for citizens to provide original ideas and deliberation, while also having an agenda-setting function. Thirdly, the result suggest that long-term institutional change is complex and that the implementation of DIs can create a situation in which civil servants and politicians perceive their organisation to be in some ‘state of flux’, as they are torn between two competing institutional logics. In conclusion, this thesis should be understood as a piece in a broader movement that works towards a systemic approach to the study of DIs, and that by showing these empirical findings, the thesis contributes to deepening our understanding of what influences and functions DIs can have in political systems.

    List of papers
    1. The Challenges for Online Deliberation Research: A Literature Review
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Challenges for Online Deliberation Research: A Literature Review
    2014 (English)In: International Journal of E-Politics, ISSN 1947-9131, E-ISSN 1947-914X, Vol. 5, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    While pure deliberation has still not been found online, the field of online deliberation research is blossoming. Born out of the “frustrations and possibilities” of the 1990s, a current theme in the field is to re-link deliberative theory with empirical political science. The aim of this systematic literature review is to sort out and examine important features of this development; to identify and categorise important research themes and issues as well as to pinpoint some research gaps. Using citation analysis as a method for article selection, 788 abstracts were retrieved and out of these, 130 items were chosen for further analysis. First the review shows that researchers from several different disciplines are involved in the field and that these researchers are studying online deliberation in a variety of arenas aided by a wide range of methods. Second the review reveals that the field struggles with a highly diversified concept of deliberation; that newer theoretical developments are underutilised in the operationalisation of theoretical concepts for empirical analyses, and that it there is a rather low degree of cumulativity in the field. Finally, more attention is paid on deliberation per se, rather than the political and democratic consequences of deliberation.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    IGI Global, 2014
    Keywords
    Deliberation, internet, deliberative democracy, literature review, online deliberation
    National Category
    Political Science
    Research subject
    Political Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-32418 (URN)10.4018/ijep.2014010101 (DOI)
    Available from: 2013-11-15 Created: 2013-11-15 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved
    2. Democratic Innovations in Deliberative Systems: the Case of the Estonian Citizens’ Assembly Process
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democratic Innovations in Deliberative Systems: the Case of the Estonian Citizens’ Assembly Process
    2015 (English)In: Journal of Public Deliberation, ISSN 1937-2841, E-ISSN 1937-2841, Vol. 11, no 1, article id 7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    With the proliferation and application of democratic innovations around the world, the empirical study of deliberative and participatory processes has shifted from small-scale environments and experiments to real-life political processes on a large scale. With this shift, there is also a need to explore new theoretical approaches in order to understand current developments. Instead of analyzing democratic innovations in isolation, the recent ‘systemic turn’ in the field encourages us to broaden our perspective and evaluate democratic innovations as complementary parts of a political system.

    This paper will draw upon a qualitative case study, based on interview and supported by survey data, of the ‘Estonian Citizens’ Assembly Process’ (ECA), in order to operationalize the systemic approach to deliberative democracy and illustrate how this can be applied to an analysis of democratic innovations.

    The ECA spanned more than a year (November 2012 to April 2014) and covered three political arenas: the public sphere, democratic innovations and representative institutions. The systemic analysis highlights the deliberative strengths and weaknesses of arenas and institutions, and illuminates how various arenas and democratic innovations did and did not complement one another in the creation of a deliberative process. The systemic analysis offers two possible interpretations of the ECA. The more affirmative interpretation is it constituted a deliberative system, as it did perform the three main functions fulfilled by different arenas and institutions. The more critical interpretation is that the ECA partly failed to be a deliberative system, due to social domination and decoupling of institutions.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    International Association for Public Participation, 2015
    Keywords
    Democratic innovations, deliberative systems, crowdsourcing, ICTs, deliberative democracy
    National Category
    Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
    Research subject
    Political Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-39681 (URN)
    Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved
    3. Democratic Innovations: Reinforcing or changing perceptions of trust?
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democratic Innovations: Reinforcing or changing perceptions of trust?
    2017 (English)In: International Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 0190-0692, E-ISSN 1532-4265, Vol. 40, no 7, p. 575-587Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Declining trust in representative institutions is considered one of the most significant political problems of our time. It is often suggested that democratic innovations—or mechanisms which aim to increase and deepen citizen participation in the political decision-making process—can help reverse this trend. However, empirical research about actual effects of participation on trust is scarce, and weakened by causality problems. With survey data representing 1,470 participants in a landmark Swedish e-petition system, the article shows that both generalized attitudes and process evaluations matter in how trust is affected by democratic innovations.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Taylor & Francis, 2017
    Keywords
    Citizen participation; democratic innovations; e-petitions; public trust
    National Category
    Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
    Research subject
    Political Science
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-48957 (URN)10.1080/01900692.2016.1162801 (DOI)000415699700004 ()2-s2.0-84978523941 (Scopus ID)
    Projects
    Building pervasive participation
    Funder
    Swedish Research Council Formas
    Available from: 2016-03-04 Created: 2016-03-04 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved
    4. After the Equilibrium: Democratic Innovations and Long-term Institutional Development in the City of Reykjavik
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>After the Equilibrium: Democratic Innovations and Long-term Institutional Development in the City of Reykjavik
    2018 (English)In: Analyse & Kritik. Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis, ISSN 0171-5860, E-ISSN 2365-9858, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 31-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Although democratic innovations (DIs) are spread all over the world, there is little research on the institutional outcomes of implementing such innovations in governmental organisations. To remedy this, it is important to focus on cases where DIs have been implemented and formally connected to the policymaking process over a longer period. Reykjavik provides such a case. Drawing on observations and interviews with key stakeholders over a period of three years, this study analyses how the institutional logic of DIs influenced the local government in Reykjavik. The study presents two conclusions: First, it is clear that one equilibrium (representative democracy) has not been replaced by another (participatory democracy). Second, there is no peaceful co-existence between the two, but instead the outcome is an organisation in ‘a state of flux’. There are several factors contributing to this outcome, but three stand out: a populist power-shift, dissatisfaction with theworking of the implemented DIs and deliberative ambiguity. In the final part of the article, the institutional outcome is discussed in relation to overall consequences for the political system.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Lucius und Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft, 2018
    Keywords
    Democratic innovations, ICT, local government, institutional logics
    National Category
    Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69066 (URN)10.1515/auk-2018-0002 (DOI)2-s2.0-85048634224 (Scopus ID)
    Available from: 2018-09-26 Created: 2018-09-26 Last updated: 2018-11-19Bibliographically approved
  • 9. Allodi, Mara
    et al.
    Almgren, Ellen
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Ekman, Tiina
    Eriksson, Cecilia [ Arensmeier ]
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Johansson, Susanna
    Theodorsson, Niklas
    Munck, Ingrid
    Zetterberg, Pär
    Ungas demokratiskolor i internationell belysning2007In: Resultatdialog 2007: forskning inom utbildningsvetenskap, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2007, p. 7-13Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Amin, Miriam
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    The Democratisation Process of the Kurdistan Province in federal Iraq: A case study of democratisation2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Active, passive, or stand-by citizens?: Latent and manifest political participation2010In: New forms of citizen participation: Normative implications / [ed] Erik Amnå, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG , 2010, p. 191-203Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Associational life, youth, and political capital formation in Sweden: historical legacies and contemporary trends2007In: State and civil society in Northern Europe: the Swedish model reconsidered / [ed] Lars Trägårdh, New York: Berghahn books , 2007, p. 165-204Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    En demokratisk befrielseteologi2010In: Sändaren, no 20Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 14.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ett åtråvärt mellanrum mellan stat och marknad2009In: Idellt engagemang, Vol. 2, no November, p. 2-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 15.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Förord2007In: En ny demokrati, Stockholm: Global utmaning , 2007, p. 2-5Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 16.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Förord [till Staten och organisationerna av Gunnar Heckscher]2010In: Staten och organisationerna av Gunnar Heckscher, Stockholm: Sober , 2010, 3, p. VII-XIIIChapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Governance: en utmaning för staten och för demokratin?2007In: Vård med omsorg - möjligheter och hinder: betänkande från Delegationen för mångfald inom vård och omsorg, Stockholm: Fritze , 2007, p. 191-222Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Gynnar regioner demokratin?: Några reflektioner med anledning av Ansvarskommitténs slutbetänkande (SOU 2007:10)2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    In School - and After2019In: Young Peoples' Visions and Worries for the Future of Europe: Findings from the Europe 2038 Project / [ed] Dagmar Strohmeier and Harriet Tenenbaum, Abingdon: Routledge, 2019Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Discussion on the presented research findings

  • 20.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Jourhavande medborgare: samhällsengagemang i en folkrörelsestat2008 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Medborgarnas politiska deltagande och samhällsengagemang ses ofta som en av demokratins livsnerver. Samtidigt sägs engagemanget vara på väg att urholkas – politiska partier tappar medlemmar, det blir allt svårare att finna kandidater till förtroendeposter. Den moderna medborgaren framstår som en solitär individualist. Detta är en vanlig situationsbeskrivning, men är det den enda?

    I Jourhavande medborgare introduceras forskningen om politiskt engagemang och griper sig samtidigt an ett antal centrala frågor, såsom: Vad föder, göder och föröder engagemanget? Vilka uttryck tar det sig, och hur organiseras det? I boken beskrivs samhällsengagemanget i dagens Sverige med bilden av den jourhavande medborgaren - ett mer mångfacetterat och föränderligt engagemang än tidigare, men inte nödvändigtvis mindre.

  • 21.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Medborgarna - bättre än ryktet2008Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Bilden av den svenska medborgaren som slö och oengagerad är fel. I själva verket är medborgarna ständigt beredda att rycka in –om det behövs. Men den svenska demokratin behöver fördjupas. För första gången ska vi lösa konflikter med medborgare som inte ser ut som våra spegelbilder

  • 22.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Mundebo, Ingemar (2008). Hur styrs staten? Resultat av resultatstyrning. Stockholm: Stockholm University: Stockholm Studies in Politics 1212009In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 111, no 3, p. 299-308Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Mångkulturalism och religion i en sekulär stat2009In: Frisinnad Tidskrift, Vol. 80, no 3, p. 74-76Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 24.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    New forms of citizen participation: normative implications2010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Nyanlända måste utbildas i grundläggande värderingar: DN Debatt 2010-05-202010Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    En kurs i samhällsorientering för alla nyanlända i Sverige ger dem bättre chans till delaktighet och jämlikhet. Utan kunskap om samhällets grundläggande värderingar saknas en viktig förutsättning för att kunna leva och verka i Sverige. Statens skyldighet bör vara att tillhandahålla samhällsorientering som tar fasta på tre kunskapsområden – värden (de konstitutionella grundvalarna), välfärds­staten (de offentliga institutionerna) och vardagslivet (praktiskt tillämpad kännedom om hur välfärdsstaten fungerar). Kommunerna bör erbjuda varje nyanländ person minst 60 timmars utbildning, utan att dela in dem i traditionella kategorier efter etniska eller religiösa identiteter, skriver Erik Amnå i ett förslag som i dag överlämnas till integrationsminister Nyamko Sabuni.

  • 26.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Scandinavian democracies learning diversity: From socialisation between lutherans to training of imams2010In: Values, religions and education in changing societies / [ed] Karin Sporre, Jan Malmberg, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2010, p. 9-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter, I want to first address how our Swedish cultural frame can be understood as composed by a combined set of values consisting of Lutheran religious values and state-individualistic orientations. In the following section, the institutional mechanisms are in focus; some of them indeed contested, but claimed to be of strong importance for deepening democracy. Then a case is introduced on how to deal politically with cultural diversity in Sweden when it comes to public education, namely the governmental commission on a Swedish imam training. Finally, some preliminary policy implications in order to handle diversity in a universal welfare state are recommended.

  • 27.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    "Speaking Truth to Power"?: Statsvetarna och kommittéväsendet2010In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 112, no 5, p. 552-567Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Stand-by citizens: a three level analysis of civic engagement2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    International research into democracy has uncovered severe changes in patterns of political engagement and participation. Even political institutions such as political parties and voluntary organisations have undergone major alterations. Scandinavian democracies hitherto have been regarded as exceptionally stable and strong, due to their homogenous qualities of mass-based class politics, strong political parties, high degree of associationalism, peaceful labour market relations, and developed welfare policies. However, three official democratic audits recently revealed that Scandinavian democracies have also been severely affected by both exogenous and endogenous constraints. In addition, Scandinavian democracies appear to be diverging heterogeneously from the assumed ‘pan-Scandinavian’ model.

    This paper presents a three-level study of conditions of active citizen participation in Swedish policy making. At individual level, focus group discussions with alleged most passive citizens as well as local leaders of various action groups and political parties expose complex motivations behind political orientations. At organisational level, interviews with leaders for new and old associations manifest crucial similarities regarding working methods, concepts of membership as well as concerning trust in political institutions. Third, at societal level, an ingenious (and voluntary) embeddedness of civil society in Swedish public sector is examined through analyses of budgetary and legally instructions.

    Finally, two conclusions are discussed. The widespread blaming of citizens for being passive has to be reappraised in the light of a more dynamic and contextual understanding of the conditions for civic engagement in late modernity politics. Simultaneously, researchers ought to pay more attention to latent as well as contextual dimensions of political participation.

  • 29.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Stand-by citizens: motives and embeddedness of Swedish civic engagement2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In contrast to often heard claiming about an overall weakened civic engagement in older Western democracies, this study goes beyond the surface of manifested behaviour traditionally used as measurements of political participation. Instead, it looks for latent individual civic orientations. Focus groups interviews with particularly Swedish citizens that usually are represented as “passive” in aggregated statistics results in analyses of a far more composite and dynamic civic engagement rooted in motivations regarding obligation, importance, ability, demand, effectiveness and meaningfulness. Additionally the study reveals a civic engagement that is deeply embedded not only in political and social movements and organisations but also in welfare state institutions such as their relationships towards civil society organisations.

  • 30.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Staten ska inte styra imamers utbildning: DN Debatt, Dagens Nyheter, den 1 juni 20092009Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    En sekulär stat ska inte styra en religiös organisation genom utbildning av dess ledare. Det är slutsatsen i den utredning om imamutbildning i Sverige som överlämnas till högskole- och forskningsminister Lars Leijonborg i dag. Att ta över utbildningen skulle vara att auktorisera vissa imamer och därmed förstärka misstankarna om att staten vill "disciplinera" imamerna

  • 31.
    Amnå, Erik
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Swedish democracy at the crossroads: obsolete, revised or recharged ideals?2007In: Democracy and human rights in education and society: explorations from South Africa and Sweden / [ed] Chaterine Odora Hoppers, Bernt Gustavsson, Enver Motala, John Pampallis, Örebro: Örebro university , 2007, p. 89-110Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Arensmeier, Cecilia
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ekman, Joakim
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Englund, Tomas
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ljunggren, Carsten
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Skolornas institutionella karaktär och elevernas medborgarkompetens: en jämförelse av olika kommunala och fristående skolor över tid och rum2010In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 112, no 1, p. 23-32Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Institutional Settings and Civic Education: A Comparative Study of Different Types of Publicand Private Schools.

    Since the 1990s, the Swedish school systemhas become increasingly more diversified.Decentralization, the introduction ofprivate schools, the challenge of globalizationand increased ethnic diversity amongpupils have contributed to an increasingheterogeneity.

    This project analyses the prospects for civiceducation in different institutional settingsand contexts, in both public and privateschools. Using unique survey data1999 and 2009 we ask which effects differentinstitutional settings have on ”citizencompetences”, i.e. civic engagement, politicalefficacy, knowledge about democracyand political issues, and democratic valuesand tolerance.

    The project breaks down into three distinctbut interrelated parts. The first dealswith changes over time in young Swedes´civic competences. The second subprojectfocuses on the way and consequences when controversial issues aretaught in different schools and institutionalsettings. The third sub-project adds acomparative perspective by analyzing similaritiesand differences among young peopleand schools in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and England.

  • 33.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Brundin, Pia
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Balancing hopes and fears2010In: New forms of citizen participation: normative implications / [ed] Erik Amnå, Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG , 2010, 1, p. 7-14Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Brundin, Pia
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Larsson, Göran
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Staten och imamerna: Religion, integration, autonomi (Betänkande av Imamutbildningsutredningen, SOU 2009:52)2009Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 35.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Ekström, Anna
    Efterlyses: Demokratiska innovationer!2007In: Dagens samhälle, ISSN 1652-6511, no 26, p. 27-27Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 36.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Ekström, Mats
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Kerr, Margaret
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Stattin, Håkan
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
    Political socialization and human agency: The development of civic engagement from adolescence to adulthood2009In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 111, no 1, p. 27-40Article, review/survey (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Eriksson, Cecilia [ Arensmeier ]
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Frihet, jämlikhet och ovisshet2007In: En ny demokrati, Stockholm: Global utmaning , 2007, p. 10-14Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Jeppsson Grassman, Eva
    Micheletti, Michele
    Svedberg, Lars
    Wijkström, Filip
    Historisk chans för outforskad samhällssfär2007Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 39.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Richter, Hanna
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Den politiska styrningen av åtta större svenska städer: en kunskapsöversikt (2007-12-20)2007Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Zetterberg, Pär
    Department of Government at Uppsala University.
    A political science perspective on socialization research: young Nordic citizens in a comparative light2009Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Political scientists characterize Scandinavian adults as politically active citizens in voting and party membership, and also in associational involvement. Scandinavians are said to be more politically motivated, have more political resources and have stronger participatory norms than others. Some scholars explain this in relation to a substantial amount of social capital. Others focus on the quality of political institutions, and strong civic education. Still others point at cultural factors, such as strong emancipative values resulting from socio-economic modernization.

    Remarkably, political scientists have made few theoretical contributions to comparative political socialization research. This chapter aims at filling this gap. By drawing on theories that are able to account for adults, four hypotheses are elaborated that might account for cross-national differences in attitudes towards civic engagement among youth; the civic hypothesis, the social capital hypothesis, the public-institutional hypothesis, and the modernization hypothesis. The explanatory power of each hypothesis is tested by reviewing political socialization research as well as analyses of the IEA civic education data on 14-year-olds in 24 European and North American countries. Somewhat surprisingly, Southern European youth, not Scandinavians, are found to demonstrate the widest range of expected participatory modes. Self-predictions of active involvement seem to be explained mainly by political resources and motivation (the civic hypothesis), as well as by school experiences (the public-institutional hypothesis). However, research on the same cohort some years later indicates that experiences from a multitude of socialization arenas in late adolescence and early adulthood partly alter the cross-country pattern. Adult Scandinavians are in a world-leading position in political action.

    Finally, in the light of recent Scandinavian “Democratic Audits’” claiming that mixed social, political and cultural conditions challenge Nordic stereotypes, the concept of the “Stand-by Citizen” is suggested to be useful in research on contemporary youth’s civic engagement, mainly due to its sensitivity towards not only manifest, but also latent dimensions of attitudes and behavior.

  • 41.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Zetterberg, Pär
    Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sweden.
    A political science perspective on socialization research: young Nordic citizens in a comparative light2010In: Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth / [ed] Sherrod, Lonnie, Torney-Purta, Judith, Flanagan, Constance, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2010, p. 43-66Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Zetterberg, Pär
    Anticipated political action: a cross-national comparison of adolescents’ participatory intentions2007Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Youth is claimed to play a crucial role in changes of political behavior. In this analysis, 14-year-olds in 24 European and North American countries self-predict a fairly wide repertoire. Voting is challenged particularly by protest activities. Southern Europeans demonstrate the widest predicted repertoire, not explained by levels of social capital, post-materialistic values, or political trust, but by resources, motivation, and school experiences. However, reports from about the same cohort some years later reveals a more limited political engagement. The cross-country pattern is altered by various structural and cultural factors. Political socialization processes in late adolescence and early adulthood appear to be both influential and dissimilarly manifested across nations. Therefore, cautiousness in viewing very young people as heralds of major political behavioral changes is recommended.

  • 43.
    Andalen, Johanna
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Det svenska tandvårdssystemet: En kvalitativ jämförelse mellan Socialdemokraterna och Allians för Sverige.2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 44.
    Andalen, Johanna
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Medborgarnas Örebro: Deltagardemokrati med framgång?2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 45.
    Andersson, Erik
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The pedagogical political participation model (the 3P-M) for exploring, explaining and affecting young people’s political participation2017In: Journal of Youth Studies, ISSN 1367-6261, E-ISSN 1469-9680, Vol. 20, no 10, p. 1346-1361Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In young people’s political participation in public decision-making, research and youth policy may benefit from a participation model that is pedagogical and sensitive to context. Due to the limitations of established participation models, the pedagogical political participation model (referred to here as the 3P-M) is suggested. The 3P-M is a theoretical and methodologically embedded model that builds on three observations: (1) that young people (as a category) are always presented as dependent on and subordinate to adults (decision-makers) in public decision-making, (2) that participation cannot be quantitatively measured without being normative and insensitive to context and (3) that different types of pedagogical leadership determine what kind of political participation is possible. The 3P-M offers an analytical framework for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to identify, explain and affect public pedagogical settings and situations in which young people politically participate.

  • 46.
    Andersson, Ida
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    En studie som behandlar diskriminering av "de andra" i media: Artiklar i Dagens Nyheter, utgivna mellan åren 2005-2006 som berör bostadsområdet Rinkeby utgör det empiriska studiet2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 47.
    Andersson, Renee
    Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
    Lesbiska flyktingar i offentliga dokument2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The means that the Swedish State has to legitimize and standardize different perspectives of women and their sexuality is significant. Persecution of gender and sexuality is today something that can grant refugee status according to the Swedish Aliens Act. By studying the documents that forestall the amendment of the laws is it possible to unveil the concept and ideas about women sexuality that the state manifests and reproduces through these laws and official documents.

    The aim of this essay is to look upon the sexual policy as it occurs in official the documents that deal with lesbian refugees. The study cover and maps present research on this group of women and gives an answer to how norms about women sexuality are expressed in these documents.

    Throughout the survey of the research field not much previous research was found, therefore even research that only partly covers the field is included and reviewed.

    As method a detailed reading of the official documents and a discourse analysis with it’s emphasize on theoretical themes like gender and sexuality, lesbianism and state feminism, was made. Lesbians are missing in the official state documents and the one time the Migration Board’s documents refer to lesbians they are ascribed to as gender and not as sexuality.

    The essay concludes that the confusion about the category gender and the category sexuality has the result that the lesbians become invisible. Lesbians tend throughout the material to be ascribed to the category gender and gay men to the category sexuality.

    The standardized perspective and normative discourse that has been found in the official documents has the effect that women is looked a pound as gender and therefore, by the same logic loose their sexuality. In this way the Swedish State discriminates lesbian.

    Another conclusion is that the Swedish State has a somewhat ambivalence perspective on their own work on promoting gender equality.

  • 48.
    Andersson, Renée
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Gender mainstreaming as feminist politics: A critical analysis of the pursuit of gender equality in Swedish local government2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Gender mainstreaming is often described as a strategy to increase gender equality in states and other institutions and/or to make them more gender aware. It should however be considered a contested concept, and the aim of this thesis is to produce a critical perspective and empirical knowledge about whether, and if so how, gender mainstreaming contributes to a more (gender) equal society. The production of gender mainstreaming as gender equality policy is investigated, using both feminist new institutionalism and discourse theory.

    The study investigates whether, and if so how, gender mainstreaming is facilitating new public management by transforming the ambitions of feminist politics into a neoliberal strategy adapted for public administration.

    The case examined in this study is a local government gender mainstreaming project conducted in a municipality in Sweden. The case also includes vertical and horizontal outlooks and is categorized as a critical case. To study "what is not there" in the empirical material, the concepts of silences and silencing are used as both theoretical and methodological tools.

    The thesis shows that gender mainstreaming produces a gender equality policy that is disconnected from political parties, and that gender mainstreaming becomes a common good. This, I argue, produces a non-political politics, which includes a governing technique that privileges political consensus, articulated in terms of non-conflict and win-win.

    The thesis identifies a conflation between gender mainstreaming, as a strategy, with the policy objective of gender equality. Gender mainstreaming did not create space for addressing gender-based violence, or include the voice of the women’s movement, from which it can be concluded that gender mainstreaming does not contribute to feminist politics. This could have societal consequences and can influence, or even hinder, actual political change.

    List of papers
    1. The myth of Sweden’s success: A deconstructive reading of the discourses in gender mainstreaming texts
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The myth of Sweden’s success: A deconstructive reading of the discourses in gender mainstreaming texts
    2018 (English)In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 455-469Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article investigates discourses of Sweden's success in gender mainstreaming. Using the theoretical concept of myth, discourse analysis is performed on different categories of texts (including academic texts, grey papers and official reports). The aim is to analyse how this discourse of success is constructed and to increase the understanding of its components. The themes identified in the reading include adaptation, integration, volume and initiatives. In conclusion, it is argued that a conflation of gender mainstreaming (viewed as a strategy) with gender equality (as a policy objective) has been a vital part of the construction of Sweden as the best case of gender mainstreaming.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Sage Publications, 2018
    Keywords
    Discourse, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, myth, Sweden
    National Category
    Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Gender Studies
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65904 (URN)10.1177/1350506817743531 (DOI)000447562100005 ()2-s2.0-85055159833 (Scopus ID)
    Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-20 Last updated: 2018-11-01Bibliographically approved
    2. Learning from Gender Mainstreaming Education: Limitations of Education as a Policy Objective
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning from Gender Mainstreaming Education: Limitations of Education as a Policy Objective
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Keywords
    Gender mainstreaming, governmentality, public administration
    National Category
    Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65905 (URN)
    Available from: 2018-03-20 Created: 2018-03-20 Last updated: 2018-03-20Bibliographically approved
    3. The Question of Feminism in Gender Mainstreaming: A Case of Non-conflict in Local Politics
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Question of Feminism in Gender Mainstreaming: A Case of Non-conflict in Local Politics
    2015 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 203-219Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses gender equality and how and why a gender mainstreaming strategy avoids the question of gender conflict. The making of gender-equality work is studied by investigating how feminism is talked about and rejected in a specific gender mainstreaming project in the municipality of Örebro, Sweden. Drawing upon the theoretical concepts of hegemony and discourse, the focus is on the silences—the unspoken questions and problems—surrounding the project. I examine how the exclusion of feminism and conflict is articulated when gender mainstreaming is introduced as a new way of doing gender-equality work in the municipality. The struggles identified show that feminism is rejected because it is seen as being in opposition to (1) professionalism and (2) legitimate political issues. I conclude that within the local discourse of gender mainstreaming there is a notion that this form of gender-equality work ought to be performed without harmful or threatening gender conflicts. This means that the strategy of gender mainstreaming constitutes a short-cut to bypass controversial problems like equal treatment, special efforts for women, and men's privileges in gender-equality work.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Taylor & Francis, 2015
    Keywords
    gender mainstreaming
    National Category
    Political Science Gender Studies
    Research subject
    Political Science; Gender Studies
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46762 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2015.1066443 (DOI)000359906300005 ()2-s2.0-84938788637 (Scopus ID)
    Available from: 2015-11-24 Created: 2015-11-24 Last updated: 2018-03-20Bibliographically approved
    4. Att göra kön i kommunal politik: lokala variationer av gender mainstreaming och kvinnofrid
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att göra kön i kommunal politik: lokala variationer av gender mainstreaming och kvinnofrid
    2014 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 35, no 2-3, p. 55-80Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2014
    National Category
    Gender Studies
    Research subject
    Gender Studies
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38523 (URN)
    Available from: 2014-11-11 Created: 2014-11-11 Last updated: 2018-03-20Bibliographically approved
  • 49.
    Andersson, Renée
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Learning from Gender Mainstreaming Education: Limitations of Education as a Policy ObjectiveManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Andersson, Renée
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The myth of Sweden’s success: A deconstructive reading of the discourses in gender mainstreaming texts2018In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 455-469Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article investigates discourses of Sweden's success in gender mainstreaming. Using the theoretical concept of myth, discourse analysis is performed on different categories of texts (including academic texts, grey papers and official reports). The aim is to analyse how this discourse of success is constructed and to increase the understanding of its components. The themes identified in the reading include adaptation, integration, volume and initiatives. In conclusion, it is argued that a conflation of gender mainstreaming (viewed as a strategy) with gender equality (as a policy objective) has been a vital part of the construction of Sweden as the best case of gender mainstreaming.

1234567 1 - 50 of 483
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf