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Ekman, Joakim
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Ekman, J. (2019). Berlin & Europe: 1989 and now. Baltic Worlds, XII(2), 101-102
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Berlin & Europe: 1989 and now
2019 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, E-ISSN 2001-7308, Vol. XII, no 2, p. 101-102Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Södertörns högskola, 2019
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39734 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
Gherghina, S., Ekman, J. & Podolian, O. (Eds.). (2019). Democratic Innovations in Central and Eastern Europe. Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democratic Innovations in Central and Eastern Europe
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The book covers direct democracy (referendums in particular), deliberative democracy practices and e-participation – forms which are salient in practice because they match the political realities of our time. Expert contributors show how the recent actions of ordinary citizens in several Central and Eastern European countries have challenged the contemporary political order, and grassroots movements and diverse forms of mobilization have challenged the notion of weak civil societies in the East. The empirical evidence presented attempts to deepen citizen involvement in political contexts sometimes quite different from the democratic political systems in the Western world. Using lessons from a still largely underexplored part of Europe, the book both complements and revises theoretical approaches, or complements empirical results in existing studies on democratic innovations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. p. 132
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39703 (URN)9780367421670 (ISBN)
Note

Contemporary Politics, Vol. 25(1): Democratic innovations in Central and Eastern Europe

Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
Gherghina, S., Ekman, J. & Podolian, O. (2019). Democratic innovations in Central and Eastern Europe: expanding the research agenda. Contemporary Politics, 25(1), 1-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democratic innovations in Central and Eastern Europe: expanding the research agenda
2019 (English)In: Contemporary Politics, ISSN 1356-9775, E-ISSN 1469-3631, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Democratic innovations have recently gained momentum throughout the world. An increasing number of such practices takes place and coincides with a visible grow in the number of analyses focusing on the forms, functioning and effects of democratic innovations. In spite of these developments, a great deal of research on democratic innovations have largely neglected Central and Eastern Europe. This special issue of Contemporary Politics adds to the existing literature on democratic innovations by focusing on such attempts to deepen citizen participation in the political decision-making process in Central and Eastern Europe. Its attempt to expand the research agenda relies on new empirical evidence relative to three major forms of democratic innovations (direct democracy, deliberative democracy and citizens’ involvement with the aid of ICTs).

Keywords
Central and Eastern Europe, citizens, Democratic innovations
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36888 (URN)10.1080/13569775.2018.1543752 (DOI)000455478900001 ()2-s2.0-85057304903 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-06 Created: 2018-12-06 Last updated: 2019-02-05Bibliographically approved
Duvold, K., Berglund, S. & Ekman, J. (2019). Political culture in the Baltic states: between national and european integration. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political culture in the Baltic states: between national and european integration
2019 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The book is the first systematic and comparative effort to capture political culture in the Baltic countries, including political orientation and support for democracy. Revolving around public opinion data from the 1990s and onwards, including two recent surveys commissioned by the authors, the book takes stock of the political climate prevailing in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania a quarter of a century after reclaiming independence and fifteen years after becoming members of NATO and the EU. These three countries share the same geopolitical fate and many contemporary challenges, and yet each has been marked by their own transitions and struggles between nation building and European integration, Western and post-Soviet orientations, and past experience and future aspirations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 220
Keywords
Baltic States
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39585 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-21844-7 (DOI)9783030218430 (ISBN)9783030218447 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Åberg, P., Ekman, J. & Rodin, J. (2018). What should a Russian father be like?: Exploring fatherhood norms and identifying norm patterns among inhabitants of Saint Petersburg. International Political Science Review (4), 487-502
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What should a Russian father be like?: Exploring fatherhood norms and identifying norm patterns among inhabitants of Saint Petersburg
2018 (English)In: International Political Science Review, ISSN 0192-5121, E-ISSN 1460-373X, no 4, p. 487-502Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on data from a survey conducted in Saint Petersburg in 2013, this article sheds new light on attitudes towards fatherhood in contemporary Russia. We explore what norms are held concerning fatherhood, how these attitudes are related to age, sex, education and income as well as to ideal?typical models established in previous research on fatherhood from Western Europe and the US. Thus, the article also discusses what explanatory value established theoretical models have for the Russian context. Norms of the role of the father in the family are related to general norms of masculinity and, hence, are an important part of the study of politics and the political climate in a society. The results show that there are several fatherhood ideals present in contemporary Northwestern Russia: a traditional breadwinner model, an active fatherhood model as well as what we refer to as a marginalized fatherhood model. The latter has not been substantially identified in previous research, and may tentatively be identified as a legacy of the Soviet era.

Keywords
Fatherhood, Russia, breadwinner, new fatherhood, marginalized fatherhood
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32717 (URN)10.1177/0192512116684345 (DOI)000443427600005 ()2-s2.0-85052728988 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-06-07 Created: 2017-06-07 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved
Ekman, J. & Schartau, M.-B. (2017). Politics. In: Zurück Bestellen Henningsen, Bernd; Etzold, Tobias; Hanne, Krister (Ed.), The Baltic Sea Region: A Comprehensive Guide: History, Politics, Culture and Economy of a European Role Model (pp. 115-168). Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politics
2017 (English)In: The Baltic Sea Region: A Comprehensive Guide: History, Politics, Culture and Economy of a European Role Model / [ed] Zurück Bestellen Henningsen, Bernd; Etzold, Tobias; Hanne, Krister, Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH, 2017, p. 115-168Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH, 2017
Series
The Baltic Sea Region - Nordic Dimensions - European Perspectives ; 17
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33714 (URN)978-3-8305-1727-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-16 Created: 2017-11-16 Last updated: 2017-11-16Bibliographically approved
Ekman, J., Gherghina, S. & Podolian, O. (2016). Challenges and realities of political participation and civic engagement in central and eastern Europe. East European Politics, 32(1), 1-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges and realities of political participation and civic engagement in central and eastern Europe
2016 (English)In: East European Politics, ISSN 2159-9165, E-ISSN 2159-9173, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29887 (URN)10.1080/21599165.2016.1141091 (DOI)000410394600001 ()2-s2.0-84960406093 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-04-18 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Carneiro, T. L., Torres, C. V. & Ekman, J. (2016). Political Participation in Brazil and Sweden: The Role of Stereotypes and Contagion. Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, 32, Article ID e32ne223.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Political Participation in Brazil and Sweden: The Role of Stereotypes and Contagion
2016 (English)In: Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, ISSN 0102-3772, E-ISSN 1806-3446, Vol. 32, p. -10, article id e32ne223Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study assessed the influence of Stereotypes about Parliamentarians and Behavioral Contagion on Political Participation, comparing two countries: Brazil and Sweden. Stereotypes were admitted to be useful to tell parliamentarians' groups apart and predict their behavior. Behavioral Contagion was investigated as a possible catalyst of political action. Online questionnaires were administered to 984 Brazilians (37.4% women) and 879 Swedes (46.5% women). Structural Equation Modeling assessed relationships among variables. Behavioral Contagion played a pivotal role on predicting political engagement. Stereotypes predicted participation where they challenged commonsense: Brazilians usually cannot tell the difference among politicians, then those Brazilians who could were more politically engaged; in Sweden, the factor "corruption" predicts non-institutional types of Participation.

Abstract [pt]

Este estudo investigou a influência de estereótipos sobre parlamentares e contágio comportamental na participação política, comparando dois países: Brasil e Suécia. Considerou-se que estereótipos podem ser úteis para diferenciar grupos de parlamentares e predizer seus comportamentos. O Contágio Comportamental foi investigado como um possível catalisador da ação política. Os questionários online foram respondidos por 984 brasileiros (37,4% mulheres) e 879 suecos (46,5% mulheres). Empregou-se a Modelagem por Equações Estruturais para aferir as relações entre as variáveis. O Contágio Comportamental foi central na predição do engajamento. Os estereótipos predisseram participação quando desafiavam o senso comum: brasileiros não costumam diferenciar parlamentares, mas aqueles que conseguiam eram mais engajados; na Suécia, o fator “corrupção” predisse a participação não-institucional.

Keywords
Political Participation, Stereotypes about Parliamentarians, Behavioral Contagion, participação política, estereótipos sobre parlamentares, contágio comportamental
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33016 (URN)10.1590/0102-3772e32ne223 (DOI)
Note

Available in portuguese:

Carneiro, Thiago Lopes, Torres, Cláudio Vaz, & Ekman, Joakim. (2016). Participação Política no Brasil e na Suécia: o papel dos estereótipos e do contágio. Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, 32(spe), e32ne223.

Available from: 2017-07-04 Created: 2017-07-04 Last updated: 2017-07-04Bibliographically approved
Abdelzadeh, A., Zetterberg, P. & Ekman, J. (2015). Procedural Fairness and Political Trust Among Young People: Lessons from a panel study on Swedish High School Students. Acta Politica, 50(3), 253-278
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Procedural Fairness and Political Trust Among Young People: Lessons from a panel study on Swedish High School Students
2015 (English)In: Acta Politica, ISSN 0001-6810, E-ISSN 1741-1416, Vol. 50, no 3, p. 253-278Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The role of ‘fair’ institutions in developing democratic legitimacy has received increased attention. Citizens who perceive – on basis of past experiences – that they are being treated fairly by authorities have been held to have greater trust in political institutions. However, previous studies on the relationship between procedural fairness and political trust have not paid sufficient attention to individuals with limited first-hand experiences of authorities. We examine the relationship on an authority that virtually all individuals meet early in life: the school. Using structural equation modeling on unique panel data covering 1500 Swedish adolescents (ages ranging from 13 to 17), we find a reciprocal relationship: personal encounters with school authorities shape young people’s political trust; however, the images that adolescents get of the political system (through family, peers, media and so on) have also consequences on their perceptions about the authorities they encounter in their daily lives. The analysis increases our understanding of how individuals form their political allegiances by showing that the relationship between fairness and trust is more dynamic than has previously been suggested: neither an accumulated set of experiences of authorities nor formal ties with political institutions (as voters and so on) are required for a relationship to emerge.

National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25804 (URN)10.1057/ap.2014.22 (DOI)000359176500001 ()2-s2.0-84935471543 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Amnå, E. & Ekman, J. (2015). Standby Citizens: Understanding Non-Participation in Contemporary Democracies (1ed.). In: Martyn D. Barret & Bruna Zani (Ed.), Political and Civic Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 96-108). London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Standby Citizens: Understanding Non-Participation in Contemporary Democracies
2015 (English)In: Political and Civic Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives / [ed] Martyn D. Barret & Bruna Zani, London & New York: Routledge, 2015, 1, p. 96-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2015 Edition: 1
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25802 (URN)9780415704670 (ISBN)9780415704687 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-01-12 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2020-01-08Bibliographically approved
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