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  • 1.
    Ac, Ayse
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Lamminen Hedda, Sara
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Vad vet de om heder?: En studie om hurSocialtjänst, polis och frivilliga jourer behandlar hederskonflikter2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Trots att ett flertal åtgärder riktats för att förbättra situationen för de som faller offer för hedersvåld finns det en koherens om att mycket lite faktiskt hänt inom området. Syftet med uppsatsen var främst att undersöka hur Socialtjänsten, polisen och frivilliga jourer behandlar hederskonflikter och varför det uppstått ett misslyckande i att hjälpa de utsatta. Undersökningen tillämpades utefter den kvalitativa innehållsanalysen. En viktig slutsats från projektet är att det främst krävs en kunskapsutveckling inom området om det skall vara möjligt att nå framsteg. En annan förutsättning är att införliva en fungerande integrationspolitik i Sverige.

  • 2.
    Alizade, Hasrat
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Zetterberg, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Frontex, EU:s försvar mot (il)legala invandrare?: En diskursanalytisk studie om Frontex säkerhetiseringsarbete2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Frontex, som är EU:s gemensamma gränskontrollbyrå arbetar med att samordna EU:s medlemsstaters gränsbevakning för att på så sätt stoppa illegal invandring och bekämpa de illegala nätverk som organiserar denna. Detta arbete är dock någonting som resulterar i att det blir svårt, för att inte säga omöjligt för flyktingar att ta sig in i EU på ett legalt sätt för att söka asyl. Syftet med denna uppsats är att undersöka varför Frontex arbetar för att öka säkerheten vid EU:s yttre gränser.

    Det empiriska materialet, som består av Frontex arbetsprogram analyseras genom Köpenhamnsskolans säkerhetsteorier och vår valda metod, diskursanalys. Säkerhetiseringsteorin bidrar till en djupare förståelse av säkerhet medan diskursanalysen bidrar med analysredskap. Genom att dela upp materialet i tre diskurser fann vi att Frontex säkerhetisering riktar sig mot illegal invandring, människosmuggling/människohandel och terrorism. Utifrån vår analys kom vi fram till att Frontex inte gör någon skillnad på migranter i sin säkerhetisering av EU:s yttre gränser. De som inte har giltigt tillstånd får inte tillträde till unionens område, oavsett om de är kriminella eller flyktingar i behov av internationellt skydd.

  • 3.
    Altgård, Anton
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Att Styra eller Bli Styrd: En Undersökning av Systemlegitimitet i Kina2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Kinesiska myndigheter återkommer ständigt till problematiseringen av korruption i offentlig förvaltning, men utländska myndigheter pressar hellre den Kinesiska regeringen om det kinesiska politiska systemets brist på demokrati. Denna studie av inflödes- respektive utflödeslegitimitet hos unga personer på orterna Xiangyun och Midu följer upp på tidigare undersökningar av den äldre generationen på samma platser, samt undersöker vilken av ovanstående brister som kinesiska medborgare uppfattar som det största problemet i det kinesiska systemet. Resultatet visar på vissa generationsskillnader, men även på att befolkningen i stort föredrar ett teknokratiskt förhållningssätt till politiskt styre över det demokratiska alternativet.

  • 4.
    Amanuel, Betiel
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Den (miss)lyckade svenska integrationspolitiken: En komparativ studie av den (gamla) integrationspolitiken och den (nya) integrationspolitiken2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka hur den svenska integrationspolitiken har varit uppbyggd och därmed söka bilda en förståelse till varför integrationen har misslyckats i Sverige. En komparativ studie har utförts av den gamla integrationspolitiken formulerad i proposition 1997/98:16 och den nya integrationspolitiken formulerad i skrivelsen 2008/09:24. Genom en diskursanalytisk metod undersöktes hur identitetskonstruktionerna ”invandrare” och ”svenskar” är konstruerade i dessa offentliga dokument. Detta för att se över hur detta har påverkatHögskolan Dalarna3integrationspolitiken. Genom att analysera identitetskonstruktionerna i de olika integrationsstrategierna kommer uppsatsen fram till att integrationspolitiken har misslyckats på grund av att det finns en polarisering mellan ”svenskar” och ”invandrare” i både propositionen och skrivelsen som förhindrar integration på lika villkor.

  • 5.
    Antonsson, Jenny
    et al.
    Falu kommun.
    Kaufmann, Bruno
    Falu kommun.
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Parkhouse, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Falu dialogguide: En vägledning till medborgardialog2017Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 6.
    Avenäs, Johanna
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Varför en sydsvensk regionbildning: finns svaret i Ansvarskommitténs utredning?2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den sydsvenska regionbildningen är en förening som tillsammans står bakom en avsiktsförklaring för att slå samman Blekinge, Kalmar, Kronoberg och Skåne till en region med eget utvecklingsansvar. Förslag på att Sverige borde införa regioner med eget utvecklingsansvar lade den statliga utredningen, kallad Ansvarskommittén, fram efter att utförligt undersökt hur Sveriges samhällsorganisation kan förbättras. Efter Ansvarskommittén lade fram sitt förslag diskuterades det kring regionbildningar runt om i Sverige, men dessa diskussioner har en efter en lagts ner, förutom den sydsvenska regionbildningen och denna uppsats vill försöka ta reda på varför. Syftet med denna uppsats utgår ifrån att ta reda på om argumentationen för att bilda region som presenteras i Ansvarskommitténs utredning är drivkraften bakom den sydsvenska regionbildningen. För att ha underlag för att besvara detta syfte utgick jag från följande frågeställning Vilka huvudargument lade Ansvarskommittén i sin utredning fram för regionalisering i Sverige?, Vilka likheter och skillnader finns det i huvudargumenten för regionalisering från Ansvarskommittén i förhållande till den sydsvenska regionbildningens sätt att resonera kring en regionalisering? och Mot bakgrund av forskningslitteratur om regionalism, nyregionalism och regionalisering, i vilken utsträckning kan dessa begrepp kopplas samman med Ansvarskommitténs utredning? För att besvara syftet utgick jag från Ansvarskommitténs utredningsdokument och dokument från den sydsvenska regionbildningen. Genom kvalitativ textanalys i form av idéanalys och argumentationsanalys kom jag fram till att det verkar som att den sydsvenska regionbildningen har sin drivkraft i Ansvarskommitténs argumentation.

  • 7.
    Balborg, Rasoul
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    The role of the United States of America and the United Kingdom in the overthrowing of Mohammad Mossadeghs Government in Iran, 1953: A study of an intervention2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to verify which factors contributed to the democratically elected Government losing political power in Iran in 1953 under the leadership of Mohammad Mossadegh. The study answers why Mohammad Mossadegh was not able to mobilize the people of Iran against the coup and how the coup could be carried out despite his support from the people. The last part of the study examines what kind of relationship the Iranian army had to the US and the UK and why they opposed Mohammad Mossadegh, isolated his Government and took part in the coup. The study uses two theories. Its theories are flowing: The first theory is The Rational Actor Model and the second theory is The Organizational Behaviour Model which has been written by Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow. Analysis units for this case study are UK and the USA and their motives and opinions.

    In 1953 Harry Truman left the President post and was replaced by Dwight David Eisenhower. British agents convinced the new Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles and his brother Allen Dulles, that Mossadegh led Iran to Communism. Dwight Eisenhower and Winston Churchill became the coup's main sponsors. There were some random events that made the coup possible. On 16 August 1953 orders came from the US and UK that the coup should be cancelled and local actors also agreed with this. Three days later, on August 19 of 1953 the coup became possible when the National Police Commissioner General Mohammad Daftary allied with the coup supporters. Local actors in Iran under the leadership of General Mohammad Daftary who became police chief after the first coup attempt at 16 of August 1953 played an important role in the overthrowing of Mohammad Mossadeghs Government. That kind of event was a desired support for the US and UK’s Foreign Policy at that time. Both countries used this in the best way by giving money to the coup supporters in Iran. The coup in Iran becomes the beginning of a chain of similar covert operations conducted by the US and its allies around the world during the Cold War period up to the breakdown of the Soviet Union, 1991.

    The coup was planned by the CIA as well as the SIS, and the final green signal was provided by both Governments of the USA and UK. Thus the coup was not a hasty decision taken by the lower levels of the bureaucracy. This was covered by high ranking administrative officials, including President Dwight David Eisenhower and Prime Minister Winston Churchill and their local agents. This study shows how post war USA and UK could not tolerate to see free leaders grow who wanted to work for their own national interests. Mohammad Mossadegh who had a character for loyalty and service to the Iranian people could definitely not be tolerated under such a state of affairs. The new world order required independent states which needed to make their position clear if they were to join the Soviet pact or whether wishing to join themselves with the western world. Mohammad Mossadegh and Iran was one of the Middle Eastern states that became a part of the Cold War politics and economic interests between the USA, UK and the Soviet Union. This type of problem is about the US and the UK financial interests in the oil industry and that there was also an international cold war conflict between the USA and the Soviet Union.

  • 8. Berg, M.
    et al.
    De Majo, Veronica
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Understanding the Global Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction2017In: Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy, ISSN 1944-4079, E-ISSN 1944-4079, Vol. 8, no 2, 147-167 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Disasters are a growing international concern that has spurred the development of political strategies and policies from international to local levels. This paper analyzes how disasters are constructed as a policy problem within the UN global strategy for disaster risk reduction. Building on a social constructivist view of policy problems, we analyze how disasters and disaster risks are being represented through these global policies, while we also pay attention to what this representation excludes and de-emphasizes. We show that the UN strategy is mostly concerned with adjusting or adapting societies to hazards, and managing risks, rather than addressing the social processes that render people vulnerable to those hazards. The predominant concern with technological and managerial solutions eclipses the need for changes in the social structures that create disaster risks. We argue that the understanding of disasters represented in the UN strategy supports an emerging holistic paradigm. However, we also argue that the holism it represents is limited rather than radical. By making visible what is excluded or not properly problematized in this representation, we point to the complexity of the task and show where its limitations lie.

  • 9. Berglund, Sten
    et al.
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Turning the Clock Backwards?: Hybrid Regime Dynamics in Post-Orange Ukraine2011In: Nordic Political Science Association (NOPSA), Vasa Finland, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Bergman, Saga
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    "Vissa tycker att man leker, vi tycker inte det": Uddevalla ungdomsfullmäktiges chanser till verkligt inflytande.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien berör Uddevalla kommuns arbete med ungdomsfullmäktige. Uppsatsen argumenterar för att det är viktigt att ungdomar har möjlighet till mer inflytande än de har i dag. Uppsatsen bygger på sex stycken kvalitativa intervjuer. Syftet med studien är att identifiera och tolka vilka möjligheter ungdomsfullmäktige i Uddevalla har i dag till inflytande över kommunalpolitiken. Studien innehåller också en analys över hur berörda tjänstemän, politiker och ungdomar tror man kan öka ungdomsfullmäktiges möjligheter till inflytande. Resultatet av undersökningen är att Uddevallas ungdomsfullmäktige inte ger ungdomar möjligheter till verkligt inflytande över den kommunala politiken. Detta då valen till ungdomsfullmäktige och ungdomsfullmäktiges mötesform är bristfälliga. Det finns heller inga garantier att makthavarna låter sig påverkas av ungdomsfullmäktiges beslut. Övriga resultat i studien pekar på att när ett ungdomsfullmäktige har en egen budget så ökar deras chanser till inflytande. Samt att det är viktigt att kommunens övergripande mål med ungdomsfullmäktige är att ungdomarna ska få mer inflytande i politiken om ungdomarnas chanser till inflytande ska öka. Studiens resultat tyder även på att chanserna för att ungdomsfullmäktige ska ha inflytande ökar om de har en egen ung tjänsteman.

  • 11.
    Bjernevi, Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Political Parties as Actors in Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: A Comparative Case Study of Islamist Parties in Egypt and Tunisia after the 2011 Arab Spring Revolutions2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Different actors are important during transition from authoritarian rule and democratization, e.g. state institutions, political parties, non-governmental organizations, trade unions, the business sector, and the media. This comparative study looks at the leading political parties in Egypt and Tunisia, the Freedom and Justice Party and the Ennahda Party, and their role during the transitions that started with the 2011 Arab spring revolutions. These parties have certain common features as they are Islamist in their origin and orientation. Focus here is on the roles that they played in central processes during the transition, such as e.g. elections and constitution writing. Whereas Tunisia after the 2011 revolution continued on the road towards democracy, Egypt experienced a second revolution, or rather a coup d´état, which sent the country back to authoritarian rule. In 2016, Tunisia was declared by Freedom House to be the first "Free" (democratic) Arab state since Lebanon lost that status with the outbreak of the civil war in 1975. Egypt, meanwhile, is assessed as being more authoritarian and less free than it was during the Mubarak regime prior to 2011. The purpose of this study is to examine if – and if so, how – the actions and behavior of these political parties and their leaders contributed to the different outcomes of these transitions.

  • 12.
    Bjällfalk, Emelie
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Building Stress- Resilience among Swedish Humanitarian Aid Workers: - The Pre- Deployment Preparation from the Humanitarian Aid Workers’ Perspective2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to examine how well MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) prepare the Swedish humanitarian aid workers to face stressful situations, looking at the pre- deployment preparation received. The study investigates how effective and relevant the pre- deployment preparation is in terms of building resilience against stress, according to the humanitarian aid workers’ experience.

    This study has been conducted with a quantitative online survey, combined with a qualitative open- ended survey. The surveys were based on research models on work-related stress and on resilience- building among humanitarian aid workers. The frameworks point out criteria needed to be fulfilled by an organization in order to build sufficient stress- resilience among humanitarian aid workers in the pre- deployment phase.

    The results reveal that MSB is able to fulfill most of the criteria set in accordance with the theoretical framework. The one and only criterion MSB fails in providing is an open, in- depth discussion about mental health before the aid worker is deployed. This also corresponds to the aid workers experience of not being provided with this. The aid workers’ experience reveals that resilience against stress is important, however, many seem to build resilience independently from MSB.

  • 13.
    Björk, Anja
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Medborgarskap i daglig verksamhet: En jämförande analys av identitet och deltagande2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim is first to identify concept of citizenship and the dimensions of the same, in the political science theory, which can be crucial, to that a citizenship may be found available for people who have a cognitive delay. Thereafter examine the prevalence and significance of these, in policy documents from two different organizational forms, through an analysis, in the form of a discussion, on the basis of political science theories in the field. The study's aim in a reflective way, highlighting key requirements for an accessible citizenship for the target audience, and thereby clarify the priorities in daily activities that can support an emancipatory citizenship process for people who have a cognitive delay.

  • 14.
    Blom, Michaela
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Socialdemokraterna och FRA-frågan: En analys om politiskt spel2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    FRA-lagen har varit omdiskuterad och kritiserad. Ett parti som stått på båda sidor

    av diskussionen har varit Socialdemokraterna. Syftet med denna uppsats har

    främst varit att analysera motiven bakom Socialdemokraternas vändning i frågan.

    Metoden för undersökningen har varit en deskriptiv fallstudie med Rational choiceperspektiv

    och idéanalys som analysverktyg. Metoden gav mig tillförlitliga resultat.

    Ett resultat av studien visade bland annat att Socialdemokraterna handlat

    rationellt i hopp om att återfå ett större väljarstöd.

  • 15.
    Blomberg, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Muslimska brödraskapet: Demokratiska avsikter?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 16.
    Cederblad, Linda
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Examensarbete Kosovos självständighetsförklaring: En studie om vilka de bakomliggande faktorer som låg till grund för Sveriges erkännandepolitik var då Sveriges regering valde att erkänna Kosovo som självständig stat.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studiens övergripande syfte är att försöka fastställa de bakomliggande faktorerna som låg till

    grund för Sveriges erkännandepolitik då Sveriges regering valde att stödja Kosovos

    självständighetsdeklaration. Genom att söka svar på min forskningsfråga om vilka internationella

    och nationella faktorer som påverkade Sveriges erkännandepolitik då Sveriges regering

    beslutade att erkänna Kosovo som självständig stat används den kvalitativa fallstudien som

    metod. Med utgångspunkt från det teoretiska ramverket för utrikespolitisk analys där första

    steget i Jakob Gustavssons modell används försöker den här studien fastställa dessa faktorer.

    Mina slutsatser är att de bakomliggande faktorerna som låg till grund för Sveriges

    erkännandepolitik då Sveriges regering valde att stödja Kosovos självständighetsdeklaration är

    internationellt på systemnivån Sveriges medlemskap i EU som har inneburit deltagande i GUSP

    där även om medlemsländer inte överlämnat sin suveränitet till EU ändå inneburit anpassning av

    sin egen politik efter EU:s målsättningar, nationellt på statsnivån Sveriges organisatoriska

    anpassning till EU där samordning mellan medlemsstater samt inom medlemsstater har varit ett

    krav och på individnivån dåvarande utrikesministern Carl Bildt med sin utrikespolitik, sitt

    egenintresse och sina idéer.

  • 17.
    Chiesi Lundgren, Giuliana
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Fernelius, Felicia
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Can France really stop them?: A study grounded on the realist perspective about the French foreign policy towards Syria as the root cause of the Phenomenon of French Foreign Fighters2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the Syrian conflict the number of European Foreign Fighters has increased exponentially and has become an ever-growing concern for European policymakers. This phenomenon presents host of major security challenges for European policymakers and governments. Among European countries, France provides the highest number of citizens who have gone to Syria to fight against Assad´s regime. The French authorities have estimated that by mid-2014, over 700 French citizens have left France and travelled to Syria to fight. Historically France has had a relationship with Syria which started with its role as a border-drawing colonial power. Grounded in a framework of realism, that emphasizes nation-states as the primary actor within the international system, the analysis concentrates on the role of France´s foreign policy on the Syria as push factor for terrorism and radicalization. This paper attempts to determinate a specific correlation between the policy that France has been conducting towards Syria between 2000 and 2015, and the phenomenon of French Foreign Fighters. Findings suggest that France´s foreign policy towards Syria is the main root cause of the French Foreign Fighters phenomenon.

  • 18.
    Dakwar, Nina
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Med möjlighet att binda: Tillkännagivandets funktioner i det svenska parlamentariska systemet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Tillkännagivanden från riksdagen till regeringen är ett statsvetenskapligt ämne inom svensk politik som är bristfälligt studerat. Syftet med denna beskrivande studie är att öka kunskapen om tillkännagivandet och vilka funktioner det fyller. Den grundläggande frågeställningen bryts ned till tre preciserade delfrågor om innebörden av begreppet tillkännagivande, hur man använder sig av det och hur man förhåller sig till det. För att placera forskningsproblemet i sitt sammanhang utgår jag från begrepp inom parlamentarisk demokrati och relationen mellan riksdag och regering. Delfrågorna undersöks genom litteraturgranskning och genom metoden kvalitativ textanalys med inriktning klassificerande analys. Som kompletterande metod till kvalitativ textanalys har samtalsintervjuer genomförts. Genom kvalitativ textanalys undersöks fyra tillkännagivanden samt regeringens redogörelser för behandlingen av riksdagens skrivelser till regeringen som avser svar på de fyra tillkännagivandena. Samtalsintervjuer genomförs med två tjänstemän vid utskottskanslier och med två politiska sekreterare vid socialdemokraternas respektive moderaternas partikanslier i riksdagen. Resultatet visar att riksdagens tillkännagivanden till regeringen är uttalanden av riksdagen i obestämd beslutsform som inte är bindande konstitutionellt men däremot politiskt bindande för regeringen genom en tradition av konstitutionell praxis. En av tillkännagivandets funktioner är möjligheten för riksdagen att uttala sig i denna form. Det som utgör en möjlighet för riksdagen kan i förlängningen bli politiskt bindande för regeringen och bidra till att riksdagen indirekt stärker sin makt. Genom att använda analysnivåerna individ-, parti- och parlamentarisk nivå visar resultatet att aktörer på olika nivåer använder tillkännagivanden som ett verktyg för olika syften. En annan av tillkännagivandets funktioner är att användas som verktyg för att kunna lyfta, kanalisera upp, ett förslag från en lägre individ- eller partinivå till den parlamentariska nivån där korrespondensen av skrivelser mellan riksdagen och regering sker.

  • 19.
    Day, Rachel
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Peace Without Arms: Viable Option or Far-Fetched Ideal?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper argues that a State can reconstruct it’s own politics in such a way

    that allows for more reliance on conflict resolving international organizations and

    institutions and can reduce the need for military force and/or power politics. Accordingly,

    the complexities of the security dilemma can be reduced or eliminated. I utilize a single

    case study approach that analyzes the 2010 territorial conflict known as the ‘Isla Calero’

    dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Using both an inductive approach and semistructured interviews, this paper analyzes how the dispute was settled without the use of power politics. It is argued that Costa Rica was able to halt the cycle of the security

    dilemma through their decision to demilitarize. Moreover, I argue that Costa Rica’s

    approach is relevant and applicable to other states and could contribute to successful

    conflict resolution between States without the use of power politics.

  • 20.
    Duvold, Kjetil
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    A 'macro-regional' Europe in the making: theoretical approaches and empirical evidence2017In: Journal of Baltic Studies, ISSN 0162-9778, E-ISSN 1751-7877, Vol. 48, no 3, 381-383 p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Duvold, Kjetil
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    The Challenge of Non-Territorial Autonomy: Theory and Practice2015In: Journal of Baltic Studies, ISSN 0162-9778, E-ISSN 1751-7877, Vol. 46, no 1, 102-104 p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 22. Duvold, Kjetil
    et al.
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Alternatives to Democracy: The Resilience of Elitist and Authoritarian Preferences in Central and Eastern Europe2004In: Central Europe Beyond Double Enlargement / [ed] Jankauskas, Algimantas, Vilnius: Lithuanian Political Science Association , 2004Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Duvold, Kjetil
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Between Institutions and Personalities: Determinants of Trust in the Baltic Presidents2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In several political systems, presidents may benefit from the image of being disassociated from a single party and, in a slightly Gaullist manner, project themselves as above-party politics and remain somewhat elevated from the usual political mud-slinging (Sedelius 2004). In the Baltic states, there have been – 25 years after national independence –relatively few presidents and, hence, the institution represents greater continuity than parliamentary politics. For many years, the Baltic presidents enjoyed greater levels of trust than other political actors, such as parties, MPs and PMs (Duvold 2006). Still, the greater popularity of the presidents, as compared with prime ministers and parliamentarians, undoubtedly owes something to the very limits on their governmental powers: the presidents are not closely associated with unpopular economic decisions or with the day-to-day partisan squabbling in parliament (Duvold and Sedelius 2004). Some of them have, on the contrary, acted as mediators during potentially damaging conflicts. In fact, their position may allow them to act as spokesmen for popular discontent (Baylis, 1996, 304). 

    Drawing on a collection of public opinion surveys conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 2001–2014, this paper deals with two main questions: 1) Has trust in the Baltic presidents increased or decreased over time and and to what extent does trust in the president follow trust in other institutions? 2) What are the determinants of trust in the presidents? To what extent can it be explained in terms of background variables, such as age, socio-economic position or ethnic belonging; by political performance and satisfaction; by attitudes towards the current political regimes; or by a sense of belonging to the country and its society?

  • 24.
    Ekman, Joakim
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola.
    Linde, Jonas
    Universitetet i Bergen.
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Demokratiseringsprocesser: Nya perspektiv och utmaningar2014 (ed. 2)Book (Other academic)
  • 25. Ekman, Joakim
    et al.
    Linde, Jonas
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Hybridregimer: Förändrade förutsättningar för demokrati och demokratibistånd2007In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 109, no 2, 133-137 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Erikpers, Mikael
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Degree Project: A scientific study of Saudi Arabia and Iran´s involvement in the Syrian conflict2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The first aim of this research has been about explaining the involvement of Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Syrian conflict by using neoclassical realism as a point of departure. By applying this theory on this particular case it was the hope that a complex conflict becomes more understandable. Since neoclassical realism does take domestic factors into consideration, when explaining why a country behaves as it does on the international stage, it was therefore considered a good choice to use this theory when explaining why both countries are involved in the Syrian conflict. This study chose to focus on leaders religious identities as a domestic variable. What is more, a second domestic variable is the ability for the leaders to extract and use their country´s national resources in order to accomplish certain foreign policy goals. This study chose to focus on religion as a resource that both countries use in order to accomplish their respective goals in Syria. What this study wanted to show was that religion could be considered as a resource as well. In addition, the study wanted to expand national resource as a concept and argued that religion as a resource is not confined within one particular border, and is exclusive to one particular country, but instead transcends borders. Thus, religion is less a national but rather a transnational resource that other countries and actors use simultaneously. This study is characterized as a qualitative text analysis. The results showed that Saudi Arabia and Iran view each other as threats to their respective security, and ability to project power in the region. This has to a large extent to do with the leader´s opposite Islamic affiliations. Since Syria is a strategically important country for both Iran and Saudi Arabia, from which they can reduce one another’s ability to further project influence to the rest of the region, both countries foreign policy is to have Syria in their sphere of influence. This is done by supporting opposite religious groups in the conflict. These are Sunni and Shiite groups. Since several other countries and groups are dependent on religion to accomplish their respective goals in Syria, and that the same rebel groups that are being supported by the regimes could turn against them, religion as a resource then becomes more than just being a national one, it becomes transnational.

  • 27.
    Fredriksson, Petra
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Renbro, Terese
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    LVU -politikerns eller professionens beslut?: En studie som syftar att undersöka hur socialsekreterarna ser på sin roll i LVU-ärenden i en politiskt styrd organisation 2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Allt eftersom professionen tar allt större plats på den politiska arenan förändras politikernas roll vilket kan åsidosätta de demokratiska aspekterna. I studien tar vi oss an socialsekreteraren och åskådliggör dess komplexa yrkesroll i en politiskt styrd organisation vilket bidrar till svårigheter när beslut om LVU skall fattas. För att uppnå detta har kvantitativ metod i form av enkätfrågor använts. Resultatet visar att både politiker och tjänstemän har en hög tilltro till socialsekreterarens roll och dess beslutsfattande inom LVU. Socialsekreteraren anser att det är de som har inflytandet över och tar det avgörande besluten om LVU vilket även förstås då återremitteringar sällan sker.

  • 28.
    Goldring, Filippa
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Lagom deltagande sökes: En undersökning av Malmöinitiativet med fokuspå jämlikhet och deltagande2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna undersökning var att se i vilken utsträckning Malmöinitiativet stämmer överens med e-petitionssystem i enlighet med det deltagardemokratiska idealet, och undersöka hur det förhållit sig till de demokratiska aspekterna jämlikhet och politiskt deltagande. Materialet som utgör grundpelare för den empiriska delen är statliga och kommunala dokument, information hämtad från SKL (Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting) samt en mail-konversation med en nyckelperson inom Malmöinitiativet. För att besvara uppsatsens frågeställning och uppnå dess syfte har en kvalitativ textanalys med kvantitativa element använts. Den teoretiska utgångspunkten består i deltagardemokrati, med fokus på relevanta innovationer för uppsatsens ämne, med komplement från Roberts Dahls idealkriterier för en demokratisk politisk ordning. Uppsatsens frågeställningar är enligt följande:

    – Vilka sägs de deltagardemokratiska för- och nackdelarna med så kallade e-petitionssystem

    vara i litteraturen?

    – Utifrån hur Malmöinitiativet är konstruerat och beskrivet, i vilken grad överensstämmer det

    med det som i litteraturen benämns som e-petitionssystem?

    – Utifrån teoretiska antaganden kring e-petitioner som deltagardemokratiskt instrument, hur

    väl har Malmöinitiativet fungerat med avseende på jämlikhet och politiskt deltagande? De analytiska slutsatser som urskiljs grundar sig främst i den jämlika obalansen som ett deltagardemokratiskt verktyg kan frambringa. De fördelar som beskrivs utgår huvudsakligen från den teoretiska framställningen av e-petition som ett deltagardemokratiskt verktyg och visar sig inte lika tydligt i det empiriska materialet som finns tillgängligt. De slutsatser författaren har formulerat syftar på en balans av en en bra utformning av systemet, likt Malmöinitiativets, men även en god implementering av verktyget där det främsta syftet borde vara att göra verktyget tillgängligt för minoritetsgrupper.

  • 29.
    Goldring, Filippa
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Lagom deltagande sökes: En undersökning av Malmöinitiativet med fokuspå jämlikhet och deltagande2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna undersökning var att se i vilken utsträckning Malmöinitiativet stämmer överens

    med e-petitionssystem i enlighet med det deltagardemokratiska idealet, och undersöka hur det

    förhållit sig till de demokratiska aspekterna jämlikhet och politiskt deltagande. Materialet som utgör

    grundpelare för den empiriska delen är statliga och kommunala dokument, information hämtad från

    SKL (Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting) samt en mail-konversation med en nyckelperson inom

    Malmöinitiativet. För att besvara uppsatsens frågeställning och uppnå dess syfte har en kvalitativ

    textanalys med kvantitativa element använts. Den teoretiska utgångspunkten består i

    deltagardemokrati, med fokus på relevanta innovationer för uppsatsens ämne, med komplement från

    Roberts Dahls idealkriterier för en demokratisk politisk ordning. Uppsatsens frågeställningar är

    enligt följande:

    Vilka sägs de deltagardemokratiska för- och nackdelarna med så kallade e-petitionssystem

    vara i litteraturen?

    Utifrån hur Malmöinitiativet är konstruerat och beskrivet, i vilken grad överensstämmer det

    med det som i litteraturen benämns som e-petitionssystem?

    Utifrån teoretiska antaganden kring e-petitioner som deltagardemokratiskt instrument, hur

    väl har Malmöinitiativet fungerat med avseende på jämlikhet och politiskt deltagande?

    De analytiska slutsatser som urskiljs grundar sig främst i den jämlika obalansen som ett

    deltagardemokratiskt verktyg kan frambringa. De fördelar som beskrivs utgår huvudsakligen från

    den teoretiska framställningen av e-petition som ett deltagardemokratiskt verktyg och visar sig inte

    lika tydligt i det empiriska materialet som finns tillgängligt. De slutsatser författaren har formulerat

    syftar på en balans av en en bra utformning av systemet, likt Malmöinitiativets, men även en god

    implementering av verktyget där det främsta syftet borde vara att göra verktyget tillgängligt för

    minoritetsgrupper.

  • 30.
    Hatungimana, Juvenal
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    The cause of conflict in Burundi2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The cause of the conflict in Burundi is not only that of ethnicity but also poverty.

  • 31.
    Hjälm, Veronica
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    The Evolution of a Responsibility to Protect in Africa: The African Unions Emerging Peace and Security Regime2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis focuses on, and tries to evaluate, the role that the African Union (AU) plays in protecting the peace and security on the African continent. The thesis takes an interdisciplinary approach to the topic by both utilizing international relations and international law theories. The two disciplines are combined in an attempt to understand the evolution of the AU’s commitment to the pragmatist doctrine: responsibility to protect (R2P). The AU charter is considered to be the first international law document to cover R2P as it allows the AU to interfere in the internal affairs of its member states. The R2P doctrine was evolved around the notion of a need to arrive at a consensus in regard to the right to intervene in the face of humanitarian emergencies. A part of the post-Cold War shift in UN behaviour has been to support local solutions to local problems. Hereby the UN acts in collaboration with regional organizations, such as the AU, to achieve the shared aspirations to maintain international peace and security without getting directly involved on the ground. The R2P takes a more holistic and long-term approach to interventions by including an awareness of the need to address the root causes of the crisis in order to prevent future resurrections of conflicts. The doctrine also acknowledges the responsibility of the international community and the intervening parties to actively participate in the rebuilding of the post-conflict state. This requires sustained and well planned support to ensure the development of a stable society. While the AU is committed to implementing R2P, many of the AU’s members are struggling, both ideologically and practically, to uphold the foundations on which legitimate intervention rests, such as the protection of human rights and good governance. The fact that many members are also among the poorest countries in the world adds to the challenges facing the AU. A lack of human and material resources leads to a situation where few countries are willing, or able, to support a long-term commitment to humanitarian interventions. Bad planning and unclear mandates also limit the effectiveness of the interventions. This leaves the AU strongly dependent on regional powerbrokers such as Nigeria and South Africa, which in itself creates new problems in regard to the motivations behind interventions. The current AU charter does not provide sufficient checks and balances to ensure that national interests are not furthered through humanitarian interventions. The lack of resources within the AU also generates worries over what pressure foreign nations and other international actors apply through donor funding. It is impossible for the principle of “local solutions for local problems? to gain ground while this donor conditionality exists. The future of the AU peace and security regime is not established since it still is a work in progress. The direction that these developments will take depends on a wide verity of factors, many of which are beyond the immediate control of the AU.

  • 32.
    Hugoson, Rolf
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    1848: Den internationella politikens enastående år, speglat i samtida italiensk dagspress2004In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, no 1Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Hugoson, Rolf
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Filosofisk ordsmakare2004In: Västerbottens-Kuriren, ISSN 1104-0246Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Hugoson, Rolf
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Krig och retorik: En introduktion2004Book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Hugoson, Rolf
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Maktens utmaningar: maktbegreppets beroende av maktanalysen2004In: Statsvetenskapliga förbundets årsmöte, Stockholm, 2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Hugoson, Rolf
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Recension av Sverker Sörlin: Europas idéhistoria 1492-1918, vol. 1 Världens ordning, vol 2 Mörkret i människan2004In: Västerbottens-Kuriren, ISSN 1104-0246Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 37.
    Hämberg, Eva
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work. Örebro universitet.
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Inspection of social services in Sweden: a comparative analysis of the use and adjustment of standards2016In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 6, no 2, 138-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inspection has increasingly been regarded as a safeguard for promoting quality of social services. Little attention has, however, been given to the impact of standards used in inspections, i.e. the written norms, rules and principles used for identification and judgment. The aim of this study is to empirically contribute to an improved understanding of how standards in inspection of social service are designed, and to what extent the design is adjusted in relation to different kind of social services. We employ a systematic and comparative analysis of the content (in terms of input, process, output and outcome aspects) and precision (low, medium and high) of 186 paragraphs derived from legislation and referred to as standards in inspection decisions concerning two types of social work: Investigation, Assessment and Decision-Making (IAD); and Treatment Intervention (TI) in Sweden 2012. Contrary to expectations based on an inspection ideal, our findings show that paragraphs covering outcome aspects are not more commonly referred to as standards in TI than in IAD inspection. The analysis of the precision also indicates that the standards used in inspection of TI are not more adjusted to complex and subjectively experienced aspects than are the standards used in IAD. Our overall results indicate that the policy instrument is primarily adapted to IAD inspection rather than to TI inspection.

  • 38.
    Hård af Segerstad, Johanna
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Från varningsklocka till säkerhetspolitiska beslutsunderlag: En beskrivande studie av relationen mellan den svenska militära underrättelsetjänsten och beslutsfattare på politisk nivå2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen har som syfte att beskriva relationen mellan den svenska militära underrättelsetjänsten och beslutsfattare på politisk nivå. Utgående från Samuel Huntingtons och Morris Janowitz teorier om civil-militära relationer studerar jag 1974 och 1996 års underrättelseutredningar för att genom en jämförelse av dessa försöka beskriva relationen utifrån teorins etablerade begrepp imperatives och control, i denna studie översatta till fordringar och kontroll.

    Studien genomförs som en kvalitativ innehållsanalys och dokumentstudie. Analysen av hur utredningarna beskriver den svenska militära underrättelsetjänsten tjänar som underlag för att beskriva relationen mellan beslutsfattare och underrättelsetjänst och hur denna utvecklats.

    Slutsatserna visar att det sedan mitten av 1970-talet råder en uttalad och tämligen oförändrad syn på att det är de funktionella fordringarna som styr den militära underrättelsetjänsten. Med en förändrad säkerhetspolitisk situation har den militära underrättelsetjänsten fått en viktigare roll och ökat inflytande i den politiska processen samtidigt som den politiska sidans syn på behov av kontroll och insyn i underrättelsetjänsten har ökat. Underrättelsetjänstens autonomi visavi beslutsfattarna kan sägas ha minskat.

  • 39.
    Jernberg, Ann-Kristin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Offentlig tjänsteman? "Nej absolut inte dom tankarna har jag aldrig tänkt" : En kvalitativ intervjustudie med lärare om sin roll som offentliga tjänstemän2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen undersökte genom en kvalitativ intervjustudie hur 6 grundskolelärare såg på sin yrkesroll till följd av de många förändringar som politikerna har infört för denna tjänstemannakår. Detta grundade sig på det handlingsutrymme som de besitter i egenskap av närbyråkrater, till följd av den politiska nivåns målstyrning och att det ur legitimitetshänseende kan anses bidra till demokratins svarta hål. Regeringen diskuterar om de befintliga styrmodellerna ska bytas ut, vilket gjorde det intressant att studera lärarkåren.

    Uppsatsens syfte var att undersöka om, och i sådana fall på vilket sätt, lärares förhållningssätt till sin roll som offentliga tjänstemän har förändrats det senaste decenniet. Uppsatsens frågeställningar utgjordes av: Hur ser lärarna på sin roll som offentlig tjänsteman, anser de att den har förändrats över tid, och i så fall på vilket sätt? I vilka situationer uppfattar lärarna föräldrarnas dubbla brukarroll som försvårande för den egna yrkesrollen? Vilken eller vilka modeller för den offentliga verksamhetens organisering för legitimitet framkommer mest tydligt i lärarnas berättelser?

    Resultatet visade på att flertalet av respondenterna inte såg sig som offentliga tjänstemän, men att rollen hade förändrats över tid och även arbetsbördans omfattning. Den dubbla brukarroll som föräldrarna besitter, kunde medföra vissa svårigheter för lärarnas yrkesutövande om de inte samarbetade och var engagerade i barnens kunskapsutveckling. Det förekommer även andra faktorer som sågs som försvårande, såsom ekonomiska förutsättningar och situationer när olika förväntningar och krav kolliderar. De modeller för organisering som var närvarande i skolan utgjordes av den byråkratiska modellen, den professionella modellen och den brukarorienterade modellen.

    Undersökningen visade även på den viktig funktion som lärarna besitter dels för att utbilda samhällets framtid, barnen, och dels för att uppnå medborgarnas förtroende och därmed legitimitet för den demokratiska grund som samhället vilar på.

  • 40.
    Johansson, Oskar
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Bad or even worse: Exploring the critical decisions of Japan in 1940 and 1941, in the light of contemporary neoclassical realism2017Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Several contemporary theories in the neo-realist corpus, modifies earlier assumptions about unit level behavior. The explanatory value of these theories has to be tested. The aim of this research, was to test the explanatory value of Davide Fiammenghis theory about the security curve, and Nuno P. Monteiros theory about unipolarity. In order to test the theories, a case study was designed where Japans aggression against the USA in 1941, was used as a least-likely case. Inspired by the idea from neo-classical realism, that the perceptions of decisions makers can vary considerably from real conditions, I used primary sources to study the perceptions and calculations inside the Japanese government. Three critical foreign policy decisions, made by the Japanese government in 1940 and 1941 were analyzed. Fimmenghis theory were first rejected, yet when it was modified to fit the condition of asymmetric economic dependence, it fit well the data. The study also indicated, that Monteiros theory can explain state behavior, if a state anticipates that it could end up in unipolar, international system.

  • 41.
    Kaddik, Christian
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Minskar det politiska engagemanget bland unga vuxna människor i Borlänge?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to describe what characterizes young people´s vision on the subject of political engagement. As a part of that the author wants to investigate whether young adults regard political parties and organizations as relevant platforms to engage within. The essay conducts a quantitative group interview based on young adults between the ages of 18-29 as respondents, whom all are residents of the town Borlänge.

    In this essay the author describes a number of reasons as explanatory for the changes in political commitment regarding political trends, changes in community involvement, the effects of socialization, the effects of schools and economic factors.

    In the conclusions the author clarifies that young adults are as much part of political life today, but in other forms than before, which contradicts the theory on lack of political engagement in the society. Though, political parties are no longer as relevant platforms as they used to be a couple of decades ago.

  • 42.
    Karlsson, Annika
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Opinionsbildande myndigheter?: En jämförande studie av tre myndigheters informationsarbete2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    The purpose of this thesis is to study how three Swedish authorities use advocacy in their

    activities. The thesis examines what type of advocacy activities that occur in the authorities

    and the change that has taken place between 2009-2016. Comparisons over time are

    possible as this study follows up a previous thesis which was based on the same definition

    of advocacy.

    Authorities' work with avocacy is a relatively unexplored area, wherefore the

    study primarily draws on interviews conducted with the three elected authorities:

    Energimyndigheten, Försäkringskassan and Havs- och vattenmyndigheten. The collected

    material is processed qualitatively using a broad definition of the concept of advocacy and

    a framework which identifies four types of advocacy.

  • 43.
    Klimplová, Lenka
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Institucionální charakteristiky ovlivnující participaci zamestnavatelu na rešení nových sociálních rizik: Institutional Settings Determining Employers' Participation in New Social Risks Solving2008In: Nová sociální rizika na ceském trhu práce. Problémy a politická agenda / [ed] Winkler, Jirí, Brno: Barrister & Principal, Masarykova univerzita , 2008, 165-180 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Klimplová, Lenka
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Nezamestnaní absolventi škol: Unemployed graduates2005In: Úcelové programy na lokálních trzích práce. Jejich význam, potrebnost a realizace, Brno: Masarykova univerzita , 2005, 141-150 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Klimplová, Lenka
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Program APZ rekvalifikace-stáže v okrese Pardubice: Programme of the active employment policy - the stay for unemployed graduates in the District Pardubice2005In: Sociální práce/ Sociálna práca, ISSN 1213-6204, no 2, 95-106 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [un]

    The article describes a measure of the active employment policy – the stay for unemployed graduates ("requalification-stay") – which helps to solve an unemployment of this social group. It uses secondary analyses of statistical sources, interview with experts and available literature. The aim of the text is outlining direct and indirect effects of this measure, both positive and negative ones. The article should serve as information starting point for further analyses and detailed evaluation of this measure.

  • 46.
    Klimplová, Lenka
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Shrnutí diskuse o tvorbe a realizaci úcelových programu na lokálních trzích práce: Summary of discussion about formation and realization of local labour market programmes2005In: Úcelové programy na lokálních trzích práce. Jejich význam, potrebnost a realizace, Brno: Masarykova univerzita , 2005, 153-162 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Klimplová, Lenka
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    The Czech Republic and the Varieties of Capitalism Approach: Is the Czech Market Economy Liberal or Coordinated?2009Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book aims to apply the Varieties of Capitalism approach developed by Hall and Soskice (2001) to the case of the Czech Republic and ascertain whether the Czech market economy is approaching a liberal or a coordinated ideal type defined by these authors. At the same time, such findings might provide an answer to whether the Varieties of Capitalism approach designed for advanced industrialized economies is fully applicable for analysis of a post-socialist country that underwent a complicated process of economic and institutional transformation. The book is highly recommended to all readers who are interested in new institutionalism, especially actor-centered one, and in contemporary situation in the Czech Republic in five fields analyzed by the Varieties of Capitalism approach - an industrial relations sphere, a vocational training and education sphere, a corporate governance sphere, an employees' sphere, and an inter-firm relations sphere.

  • 48.
    Klimplová, Lenka
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    The Czech Republic from the Perspective of the Varieties of Capitalism Approach2007In: Contemporary European Studies, ISSN 1802-4289, Vol. 2, no 2, 49-74 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern capitalism is not singular. There are varieties of capitalism in the contemporary world. The paper aims to apply the Varieties of Capitalism approach developed by Hall and Soskice (2001) to the case of the Czech Republic and ascertain whether the Czech market economy is approaching a liberal or a coordinated ideal type defined by these authors. At the same time, such findings might provide an answer to whether the Varieties of Capitalism approach designed for advanced industrialized economies is fully applicable for analysis of a post socialist country that underwent a complicated process of economic and institutional transformation.

  • 49.
    Knudsen, Angelica
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Balancing Power in the Middle East: A study of the purposes and effectiveness of the Iran Sanctions2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study has two main purposes; to study the reasons of why sanctions were imposed on Iran, and evaluating the success of the sanctions. The study suggests that the disclosure of the Iranian nuclear program had consequences on the power balance in the Middle East, with Iran imposing a threat to regional neighbours and worrying the international community, leading to the United Nations Security Council imposing heavy sanctions on Iran in 2006. The study aims to study why sanctions were imposed on Iran and argues that the reasons can be derived from the theories of

    balance of powerand logic of choice, suggesting that sanctions were the best available foreignpolicy tool for the international community to use as a means to balance Iran’s power ambitions. Secondly, the study aims to provide a new perspective to the debate on sanctions that historically has been stating that sanctions do not work, which contradicts policy makers’ frequent choice to use them. This study shows that sanctions have been successful to a certain extent in the case of Iran, explaining some of the reasons for the success. These reasons are explained by a theoretical framework, weighing the three purposes of sanctions; coercion, constraining and signallingagainst conditions for success such as significant levels of pre-sanction trade, psychological factors, democracy, and clearly defined sanction goals. The study concludes that Iran beingcompletely blocked from the international market, causing an economic decline mainly affecting the middle class, in combination with the election of the West-friendly president Rouhani has been some of the main reasons for the sanctions’ success.

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    Lindeby, Susanna
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Processes of feelings in a society with a violent past: A qualitative study of the communication for Societal healing in the Truth Commissions in East Timor, Sri Lanka and Ghana between 2002-20112013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The research investigates in what extent and how communication for meeting feelings is provided in Truth Commission work. It examines if and in what way feelings are addressed in the communication officially published by the Truth Commissions in East Timor, Ghana and Sri Lanka, occurring between 2002-2011. The research is also looking at the healing processes in a time perspective to find out if there is a communication for Societal healing to be continued in a longer term. My conclusion is that two cases of three in my research, the TRCs in Ghana and East Timor, have communication clearly directed to meet feelings caused by the war. One of the three cases (East Timor) has a communication with a clear ambition to heal over a longer period, to continue after the existence of the Truth Commission. The research suggests that communication with a clear ambition to reach out widely in the society, a communication directed to meet and process feelings over a longer period, can make Societal healing more effective. It also concludes that, in the future, Societal healing, as a field in conflict resolution, will be more based on representational media than today, provided through web communication.

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