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Johansson, Karl Magnus
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Johansson, K. M. (2018). Behovet av psykologi i statsvetenskaplig analys: Palme i centrum. In: Björn Badersten, Jakob Gustavsson & Maria Strömvik (Ed.), Det gränslösa samtalet: vänbok till Magnus Jerneck (pp. 163-170). Lund: Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift
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2018 (Swedish)In: Det gränslösa samtalet: vänbok till Magnus Jerneck / [ed] Björn Badersten, Jakob Gustavsson & Maria Strömvik, Lund: Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift , 2018, p. 163-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-35376 (URN)978-91-639-7499-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-29 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved
Van Hecke, S., Andrione-Moylan, A., Brack, N., de Coninck, I., Day, S., Gagatek, W., . . . Wolfs, W. (2018). Reconnecting European Political Parties with European Union Citizens. Stockholm: International IDEA
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2018 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Democracy involves popular control over decision-making, and political equality among those exercising that control. In parliamentary democracies, day-to-day control is delegated to elected politicians, who organize themselves in political parties. Globally, political parties have become an important interface between government and the people.

Since their establishment, European political parties have enhanced their role(s) within the polity of the European Union. Within the context of multiple challenges to democracy worldwide, and in view of the 2019 European Parliament elections, European political parties are increasingly called upon to represent EU citizens in their work, and ensure an effective connection with people.

This Discussion Paper takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the role(s) of European political parties within the polity of the EU. It focuses on how European political parties can (re)connect with EU citizens, and emphasizes the regulatory framework in which European political parties operate. It also provides insights into European political parties’ linkage with national political parties, and outreach in relation to EU political actors and citizens. It includes a set of recommendations to advance the broadening, deepening and diversification of avenues and tools for European political parties to connect with citizens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: International IDEA, 2018. p. 71
Series
International IDEA Discussion Paper ; 6/2018
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36968 (URN)10.31752/idea.2018.71 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-12-13 Created: 2018-12-13 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. M. (2018). Statsministern och medierna. In: Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin & Kajsa Falasca (Ed.), Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare (pp. 101). Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, Demicom.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statsministern och medierna
2018 (Swedish)In: Snabbtänkt: Reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare / [ed] Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin & Kajsa Falasca, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, Demicom. , 2018, p. 101-Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, Demicom., 2018
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36768 (URN)978-91-88025-99-9 (ISBN)
Note

S. 91 i elektronsiks version.

Available from: 2018-11-14 Created: 2018-11-14 Last updated: 2018-11-16Bibliographically approved
Johansson, J., Johansson, K. M. & Mellbourn, A. (2017). Parlament i världen: Riksdagen och Interparlamentariska unionen. Stockholm: Sveriges riksdag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parlament i världen: Riksdagen och Interparlamentariska unionen
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Under mer än hundra år har världens parlament och folkvalda haft en återkommande mötesplats för tankeutbyte och gemensamma aktioner i Interparlamentariska unionen, IPU.

Från början var IPU en del av förra sekelskiftets framväxande rörelse för demokrati och fred i Europa. Samarbete mellan världens parlamentariker skulle demokratisera utrikespolitiken och skapa förutsättningar för en hållbar fred. Inom loppet av ett drygt kvartssekel hedrades hela åtta företrädare för IPU med Nobels fredspris.

Trots två förödande världskrig på 1900-talet och hotet om kärnvapenkrig sedan dess har IPU behållit sin roll som mötesplats och samtalsforum. Arbetet med utvecklings- och biståndsarbete har vuxit kring frågor om hållbar utveckling och mänskliga rättigheter. Att främja kvinnors deltagande i politiken har blivit en profilfråga. Sedan millennieskiftet betonar IPU särskilt sin roll som parlamentarisk partner till FN.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sveriges riksdag, 2017. p. 128
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33833 (URN)978-91-88607-23-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-07 Created: 2017-12-07 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. M. (2017). Sweden and the European Union. In: William R Thompson (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics: . Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden and the European Union
2017 (English)In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics / [ed] William R Thompson, Oxford University Press, 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Membership in the European Union (EU) entails adjustments or changes in national democracies. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, and EU membership has given rise to controversies in the public debate as well as in the academic community. Four main scholarly and related themes are addressed here.

First is the discursive construction of the question of democracy in relation to European integration. In an effort to legitimize membership in the public debate, the consequences in terms of sovereignty were summarized in the official Swedish discourse on EU membership as a loss in formal sovereignty but an increase in real sovereignty. The conclusions became known as the calculus of sovereignty. This conceptual innovation entailed a reinterpretation of popular sovereignty, as stipulated by the Swedish constitution, as well as of democracy, implying that efficiency or problem-solving capacity was emphasized more than procedural democracy. Increased economic and political interdependence had created a situation where independent political decisions were seen as ineffective.

Second is the controversy surrounding the question of influence and the extent to which Sweden is exerting influence in the EU. This issue came to the fore in connection with the euro referendum in 2003. While some argued that remaining outside the euro would come with a political price—marginalization—others emphasized the lack of evidence for such effects. To some extent, this remains a moot point, not least as a result of the expansion and importance of the euro zone.

Third is the question of whether or not there is political opposition, that is, conflict rather than consensus in EU affairs. Recent research claims that (allegedly almost nonexistent) previous research had underestimated the degree of political opposition or conflict, notably in parliament. Moreover, results suggest that there is variation in EU opposition across time and policy areas. However, the key question here should be whether or not there is effective opposition, making a difference to policy outcomes. Several reforms have been initiated to strengthen the involvement of the parliament in EU policymaking, but none has really sought to challenge the balance between parliamentary scrutiny and executive discretion.

Fourth is the state and different interpretations of either decentering or centering effects. Whereas some claim that fragmentation or decentralization is the central feature of the Europeanization of the Swedish state, other researchers submit that the predominant tendency is rather centralization, as the demands of EU decision making—not least EU summitry—on national policy coordination have been a principal driving factor in this process.

These are the main themes in the debate over the EU and EU membership in Sweden. Included here are a series of analytical narratives and counternarratives, as well as a discussion of important implications for the national democracy and for the distribution or redistribution of power among domestic political actors therein. In sum, any interpretation of modern-day politics must now take into account the significance of the EU, operating through Europeanizing impacts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2017
Keywords
consensus, coordination, democracy, European Union, influence, institution, opposition, sovereignty, state
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32647 (URN)10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.506 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-05-30 Created: 2017-05-30 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. M. (2017). The role of Europarties in EU treaty reform: Theory and practice. Acta Politica, 52(3), 286-305
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2017 (English)In: Acta Politica, ISSN 0001-6810, E-ISSN 1741-1416, Vol. 52, no 3, p. 286-305Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the role of Europarties in the European Union (EU) institutional and constitutional or treaty reform, in decisions and negotiations leading to the adoption of treaties in the 1980s and 1990s. The existing literature on such reform in the EU largely overlooks the role of Europarties in the making of new treaties. Research on EU treaty reform usually operates within a state-centric ontology and framework for analysis. Challenging previous analyses and moving beyond state-centrism and intergovernmentalism, strictly inter-state bargaining, this article offers a complementary transnationalist account of what is happening in the drama of grand bargains or history-making treaty negotiations in the EU. There is a transnational dimension to such treaty reform; there is Europarty mobilization and influence. In conclusion, Europarties matter when they are in numerical ascendance, relatively cohesive and able to mobilize their networks of political parties and leaders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Macmillan Publishers Ltd., 2017
Keywords
Europarties, European People's Party, European Union, Intergovernmental Conference, transnational, treaty reform
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31055 (URN)10.1057/s41269-016-0024-y (DOI)000404782300002 ()2-s2.0-85021777705 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-10-27 Created: 2016-10-27 Last updated: 2017-07-21Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. M. (2016). Europarty Influence and Its Limits: The Case of the European People’s Party and the Amsterdam Treaty. Journal of European Integration, 38(1), 79-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Europarty Influence and Its Limits: The Case of the European People’s Party and the Amsterdam Treaty
2016 (English)In: Journal of European Integration, ISSN 0703-6337, E-ISSN 1477-2280, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 79-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the conditions for Europarty influence. Europarties can be expected to matter when they are in numerical ascendance, relatively cohesive and able to mobilize their networks of political parties and leaders. The explanatory power of this argument is tested empirically through an in-depth case study: the role of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) in the negotiations leading to the adoption of the Amsterdam Treaty in 1997. The article submits and documents that there is a transnational dimension to such treaty reform, that there is Europarty influence but clear limits to such influence. The case demonstrates how factors pertaining to domestic politics, especially in Germany where chancellor Kohl was severely constrained in the search for a compromise over the new treaty, limited the scope for the EPP to more significantly shape the outcome of the treaty negotiations. Accordingly, domestic political context condition Europarty influence.

Keywords
Amsterdam Treaty; Europarties; European People's Party; influence; intergovernmental; transnational
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28720 (URN)10.1080/07036337.2015.1088012 (DOI)000368690500005 ()2-s2.0-84955414350 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-11-12 Created: 2015-11-12 Last updated: 2018-11-13Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. M. (2015). Europarties: A Research Note. Bonn: Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung
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2015 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper outlines and elaborates the role of Europarties – political parties at European level – in the political system of the European Union (EU). It explores the key role and features of these organisations and claims that they are significant actors, particularly through their mobilisation of political parties and leaders. However, the conditions for Europarty influence are demanding. Europarties can be expected to matter when they are in numerical ascendance, relatively cohesive and able to mobilise their networks of political parties and leaders. These leaders remain first and foremost national politicians, responsible to national electorates. Therefore, Europarty influence and relevance overall remain conditioned on the domestic political context of national parties and leaders. Yet, functional pressures for transnational engagement serve to further institutionalise Europarties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bonn: Zentrum für Europäische Integrationsforschung, 2015. p. 15
Series
ZEI Discussion Paper, ISSN 1435-3288 ; C 231/2015
Keywords
Europarties, European Union, influence, political parties, role
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28172 (URN)978-3-941928-62-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-09-02 Created: 2015-09-02 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. M. (2015). The European People's Party and the Amsterdam Treaty. Journal of European Integration History, 21(2), 269-286
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2015 (English)In: Journal of European Integration History, ISSN 0947-9511, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 269-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores and offers an in-depth empirical account of the efforts made by the centre-right and federalist European People’s Party (EPP) to play a role in the 1996-97 Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) and negotiations leading to the adoption of the Amsterdam treaty in 1997. Before and during the course of the IGC the EPP made concerted efforts to muster a consensus around its priorities, concerning institutions as well as issues, and for a substantial treaty reform. EPP bodies convened and set out their views on the IGC, with the purpose of trying to work out compromises and reach agreement on the issues in order to strengthen the position in the IGC negotiations. In sum, there was significant activity in the EPP. The findings carry implications for research on the transnationalization of politics, in particular transnational party and elite networks, and the EU and its constitutionalization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2015
Keywords
Amsterdam Treaty, Europarties, European People's Party, Intergovernmental Conference, transnational, treaty reform
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-29290 (URN)10.5771/0947-9511-2015-2-269 (DOI)2-s2.0-85021760424 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-01-25 Created: 2016-01-25 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. M. (2014). Europeiska unionen (3rd ed.ed.). In: Jakob Gustavsson & Jonas Tallberg (Ed.), Internationella relationer: (pp. 435-452). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Europeiska unionen
2014 (Swedish)In: Internationella relationer / [ed] Jakob Gustavsson & Jonas Tallberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014, 3rd ed., p. 435-452Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2014 Edition: 3rd ed.
Keywords
Europeiska unionen, institutioner, integration, politikområden, politiskt system, Sverige
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25072 (URN)978-91-44-10280-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-10-21 Created: 2014-10-21 Last updated: 2015-01-07Bibliographically approved
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