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Lundberg, Erik, Associate Professor, PhDORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0627-1245
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Lundberg, E. (2024). Can Participation in Mock Elections Boost Civic Competence among Students?. Journal of Political Science Education, 1-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Can Participation in Mock Elections Boost Civic Competence among Students?
2024 (English)In: Journal of Political Science Education, ISSN 1551-2169, E-ISSN 1551-2177, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Mock elections are an increasingly popular form of  active learning, adopted in many European countries and the United States. However, we have limited knowledge regarding the extent to  which they enhance students’ civic competence. This article analyzes data from over 9,000 students aged 13-19 who participated in  a  2022 mock election in  Sweden. The goal is  to determine the extent to which mock elections boost civic competence, with an emphasis on potential variations related to  gender, ethnic background, and edu-cational stage. Results indicate that such participation positively influences students’ self-reported political knowledge and, to  a  lesser extent, their political interest, engagement, and efficacy. Yet, the impact varies among student demographics. For instance, foreign- born students reported greater effects than their Swedish-born coun-terparts. Female students displayed heightened political knowledge and interest compared to  males, while male students demonstrated higher political engagement. Interestingly, mock elections seemed to enhance political knowledge more in  primary school students than in  secondary school ones. Conversely, they had a  more pronounced impact on the political interests and engagement of secondary school students. The study concludes with suggestions for future research to  employ more rigorous methods to  assess the influence of  mock elections on civic competencies.

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-47787 (URN)10.1080/15512169.2023.2300425 (DOI)001136794000001 ()2-s2.0-85181449419 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-01-10 Created: 2024-01-10 Last updated: 2024-01-29Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, E. (2023). Different Types, Different Reactions? How Civil Society Organizations Respond to Right-wing Extremism. VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 34(5), 1002-1013
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Different Types, Different Reactions? How Civil Society Organizations Respond to Right-wing Extremism
2023 (English)In: VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, ISSN 0957-8765, E-ISSN 1573-7888, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 1002-1013Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Extreme right-wing violence has resulted in an intense academic debate on how democratic actors can respond to movement on the extreme right. This article explores how various types of CSOs perceive their role, interest, and willingness when it comes to counteracting right-wing extremism. Building on a theoretical framework that makes visible a variety of CSO responses and differences between types of CSOs, the results show that CSOs view themselves as having a watchdog role in relation to right-wing extremism. However, CSOs place the principal responsibility of response to right-wing extremism outside organized civil society in the hands of politicians, citizens, and the media. In addition, not all CSOs are willing to respond in the same way or to the same extent. Humanitarian and social service organizations are more inclined to engage in dialogue and protest compared with sports and recreation organizations and culture organizations. The article concludes by discussing the notion that bridging organizations may be more willing to respond to right-wing extremism and to use dialogue and deliberation compared to bonding organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Civil society, social movements, countering violent extremism, right-wing extremism
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Till demokratins försvar? Det lokala civilsamhället bemötande av högerextrema rörelser
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-42090 (URN)10.1007/s11266-022-00517-z (DOI)000837529800002 ()2-s2.0-85135746598 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-08-09 Created: 2022-08-09 Last updated: 2023-11-16Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, E. & Lundin, H. (2023). Kan deltagande i skolval stärka ungas delaktighet i demokratin?. Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor (MUCF)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kan deltagande i skolval stärka ungas delaktighet i demokratin?
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Skolval arrangeras regelbundet på Sveriges gymnasie- och högstadieskolor för att ge elever möjlighet att ta ställning till, och rösta på ett politiskt parti. Syftet är att stärka elevers delaktighet i demokratin till exempel genom att motivera elever att lära sig mer om partier och politik, och att stärka ett aktivt medborgarskap. Men vilken betydelse har deltagande i skolval för elevers delaktighet i demokratin? Den här policy briefen redovisar resultat från en analys av i vilken mån deltagande i skolval bidrar till att främja ungas förutsättningar att delta i demokratin. Policy briefen är skriven av Erik Lundberg, docent i statsvetenskap vid Högskolan Dalarna i samarbete med Hanna Lundin, mastersstudent i internationell och jämförande utbildning vid Stockholms universitet. Resultaten baseras på den utvärdering av Skolval 2022 som har genomförts av Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor (MUCF).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor (MUCF), 2023. p. 266-272
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-45889 (URN)
Available from: 2023-04-24 Created: 2023-04-24 Last updated: 2023-04-25Bibliographically approved
Abdelzadeh, A. & Lundberg, E. (2022). Det demokratiska utanförskapets geografi. In: Demokratin och delaktigheten: Del 3 av 4 ur antologin 100 år till (pp. 34-60). Stockholm: Kommittén demokratin 100 år
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det demokratiska utanförskapets geografi
2022 (Swedish)In: Demokratin och delaktigheten: Del 3 av 4 ur antologin 100 år till, Stockholm: Kommittén demokratin 100 år , 2022, p. 34-60Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kommittén demokratin 100 år, 2022
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-39806 (URN)
Note

Demokratin 100 år – samling för en stark demokrati (Ku 2018:02

Available from: 2022-03-09 Created: 2022-03-09 Last updated: 2023-03-17Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, E. & Abdelzadeh, A. (2022). Time matters: civic engagement and the development of anti-immigrant attitudes among adolescents. Acta Politica, 57(3), 597-620
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time matters: civic engagement and the development of anti-immigrant attitudes among adolescents
2022 (English)In: Acta Politica, ISSN 0001-6810, E-ISSN 1741-1416, Vol. 57, no 3, p. 597-620Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Kan ett engagemang i civilsamhället motverka intolerans mot invandrare?
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37886 (URN)10.1057/s41269-021-00211-w (DOI)000681141700001 ()2-s2.0-85111723844 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-08-16 Created: 2021-08-16 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Abdelzadeh, A. & Lundberg, E. (2022). Ungas röst: En studie om ungdomars valdeltagande 2018 och deras egna tankar om att delta i val. Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ungas röst: En studie om ungdomars valdeltagande 2018 och deras egna tankar om att delta i val
2022 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [no]

Valdeltagandet är högt bland unga och följer ganska väl befolkningen i stort. Det finns dock en oroväckande klyfta i samhället, alla unga upplever inte att de har lika möjligheter att göra sin röst hörd. Unga med sämre socioekonomiska förutsättningar deltar i lägre utsträckning i val. Under samtal med unga träder också en allvarlig bild fram av att unga inte upplever att samhället finns till för dem eller att politiska företrädare inte lyssnar. De känner sig inte inkluderade.

Den här rapporten visar att det spelar roll var unga växer upp och bor. Ungas socioekonomiska förutsättningar är tätt sammankopplade med valdeltagande. Det finns betydande skillnader i valdeltagande mellan olika områden i kommunerna i hela landet. Det visar att skillnader i social jämlikhet riskerar att leda till politisk ojämlikhet. De geografiska skillnaderna i valdeltagande pekar på att det finns behov av insatser som utjämnar skillnader i uppväxt- och levnadsvillkor. Alla unga ska ges likvärdiga förutsättningar, det ska inte spela någon roll var de bor.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor, 2022. p. 80
Keywords
Unga
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-41308 (URN)978-91-89027-34-3 (ISBN)
Note

Denna studie har genomförts på uppdrag av MUCF. 

Available from: 2022-04-22 Created: 2022-04-22 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, E. (2021). Guardians of Democracy?: On the Response of Civil Society Organisations to Right-Wing Extremism. Scandinavian Political Studies, 44(2), 170-194
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Guardians of Democracy?: On the Response of Civil Society Organisations to Right-Wing Extremism
2021 (English)In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 170-194Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Till demokratins försvar? Det lokala civilsamhället bemötande av högerextrema rörelser
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-35873 (URN)10.1111/1467-9477.12193 (DOI)000605909400001 ()2-s2.0-85099247388 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-01-26 Created: 2021-01-26 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Bayram Özdemir, S., Lundberg, E. & Özdemir, M. (2021). Hur kan lärare främja positiva interetniska relationer i skolan? Förutsättningar, strategier och utmaningar. In: Thalberg, S., Asplund A., & Silberstein, D (Ed.), Ungas uppväxtvillkor och integration: (pp. 137-164). Stockholm: Delegationen för migrationsstudier (Delmi)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur kan lärare främja positiva interetniska relationer i skolan? Förutsättningar, strategier och utmaningar
2021 (Swedish)In: Ungas uppväxtvillkor och integration / [ed] Thalberg, S., Asplund A., & Silberstein, D, Stockholm: Delegationen för migrationsstudier (Delmi) , 2021, p. 137-164Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Delegationen för migrationsstudier (Delmi), 2021
Series
Delmi Rapport ; 2021:6
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37331 (URN)978-91-88021-75-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-08 Created: 2021-06-08 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, C., Lundberg, E. & Pronin, K. (2021). No More Political Compromise?: Swedish Commissions of Inquiry 1990–2016. Scandinavian Political Studies, 44(4), 416-440
Open this publication in new window or tab >>No More Political Compromise?: Swedish Commissions of Inquiry 1990–2016
2021 (English)In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 44, no 4, p. 416-440Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2021
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Det statliga kommittéväsendet 1990-2016
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-37376 (URN)10.1111/1467-9477.12205 (DOI)000658439400001 ()2-s2.0-85107384579 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-06-15 Created: 2021-06-15 Last updated: 2023-04-14Bibliographically approved
Dahlström, C., Lundberg, E. & Pronin, K. (2020). Conflict-resolvers or tools of electoral struggle? Swedish commissions of inquiry 1990-2016. Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conflict-resolvers or tools of electoral struggle? Swedish commissions of inquiry 1990-2016
2020 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Many countries face growing challenges of democratic governance from political polarizationand the increasingly complex nature of policy problems. The question is then how can governments build consensus and confer legitimacy on policy proposals in an environment where negotiating agreement among competing interests is increasingly difficult? In the past, many governments have dealt with these types of challenges by appointing ad hoc, independent commissions of experts and stakeholders from both sides of the political aisle to provide independent policy advice and to serve as an arena for political negotiation. Such commissions have been especially prevalent in Sweden, known for its rational and consensus-oriented policy making process. Drawing on a unique database, we investigate whether Swedish commissions can still fulfill their role as the cornerstone of the Swedish policymak-ing process. We analyze commissions with regard to their membership, political independence, and resources. We find that broadly representative commissions with policy stakeholders and parliamen-tary politicians, which havehistorically constituted about 50 percent of Swedish commissions of in-quiry, are now only a small fraction of commissions. The government is also exerting more control over commission outcomes by giving a greater number of directives. However, commission resources have stayed about the same, and commission do not appear to be used as a tactical electoral tool.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gothenburg: University of Gothenburg, 2020
Series
QoG Working Paper Series, ISSN 1653-8919 ; 2020:3
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Intercultural Studies, Det statliga kommittéväsendet 1990-2016
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-32524 (URN)
Available from: 2020-04-20 Created: 2020-04-20 Last updated: 2022-01-14Bibliographically approved
Projects
Intresseorganisationernas deltagande i statliga kommittéerKan deltagande i skolval stärka elevers delaktighet i demokratin?; Publications
Lundberg, E. (2024). Can Participation in Mock Elections Boost Civic Competence among Students?. Journal of Political Science Education, 1-18Lundberg, E. & Lundin, H. (2023). Kan deltagande i skolval stärka ungas delaktighet i demokratin?. Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor (MUCF)
Det demokratiska utanförskapets geografi; Publications
Abdelzadeh, A. & Lundberg, E. (2022). Det demokratiska utanförskapets geografi. In: Demokratin och delaktigheten: Del 3 av 4 ur antologin 100 år till (pp. 34-60). Stockholm: Kommittén demokratin 100 år
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