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  • 1.
    Abdelzadeh, Ali
    et al.
    Örebro universitet.
    Zetterberg, Pär
    Uppsala universitet.
    Ekman, Joakim
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Procedural Fairness and Political Trust Among Young People: Lessons from a panel study on Swedish High School Students2015In: Acta Politica, ISSN 0001-6810, E-ISSN 1741-1416, Vol. 50, no 3, 253-278 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 2.
    Al-khalidi, Ali
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    The Failure of Democracy in Iraq2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The motivation of the bachelor thesis is to provide an understanding of democracy in Iraq from 2003 until present. After the fall of Saddam’s regime, there have been general elections but there is still an unstable democracy in Iraq. What are the reasons behind the failure of democracy in Iraq? Of course, there are many reasons behind this but my choice is to focus on three specific ones. How do these three variables that I have chosen, affect the possibility of democracy in Iraq? These two questions will be answered in this bachelor thesis, using Path Dependence Theory and Dahl’s Polyarchy Model and its Criteria that help to analyze and answer the research questions. Iraq has many major problems but the three I have focused on are ethnic and religious divides between Shia and Sunni, the violent environment and the presence of terrorist groups.

  • 3.
    Amiri, Marzieh
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Säkerhetisering av migration Från en human till en mer restriktiv migrationspolitik: En fallstudie av Sveriges migrationspolitik under åren 2015–2016.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Elisabeth Abiri claimed that the political question regarding immigration to Sweden had been securitized during the 1990s and that national security, therefore, had been prioritized on the expense of human security and human rights. This thesis will examine whether or not her perspective is valid as an explanatory tool in the context of Swedish migration politics during the “migrant crisis” 2015-2016. Her perspective will be examined by cross-referencing it to the theory of political securitization by examining the propositions, proposed laws and measures, speeches and claims by members of the Swedish Government regarding this topic. I will also define national security so that this term may be applied as a tool for analysing the validity of Abiri’s claim in the aforementioned context. The perspectives of human security and human rights and human rights and migration will also be applied in order to test Abiri’s perspective’s validity. The results show that migration politics in Sweden has indeed been securitized and that this, in turn, has been the factor which allowed the Swedish government to, not only propose, but also adopt new laws and extraordinary measures that have turned the priority from migrant rights and security to national security.

    Keyword: Securitization, Migration, Migration Politics, Human Rights, Sweden Antal ord: 10623 

  • 4.
    Amnå, Erik
    et al.
    Örebro universitet.
    Ekman, Joakim
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Standby Citizens: Diverse Faces of Political Passivity2014In: European Political Science Review, ISSN 1755-7739, E-ISSN 1755-7747, Vol. 6, no 2, 261-281 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Andersson, Eva
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Bernerstedt, Mats
    Forsmark, Jan
    Rydenstam, Klas
    Åberg, Pelle
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES). Ersta Sköndal högskola.
    Cirkeldeltagare efter 65: Livskvalitet och aktivt medborgarskap2014Report (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Andersson, Hans
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Liberal Intergovernmentalism, spillover and supranational immigration policy.2016In: Cooperation and Conflict, ISSN 0010-8367, E-ISSN 1460-3691, Vol. 51, no 1, 38-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    That the Lisbon Treaty lays the foundation for a supranational asylum and immigration policyis surprising, even more so for Liberal Intergovernmentalism (LI), whose founder AndrewMoravcsik predicts that no such development will take place. While the article uses LI as its pointof departure, it shows that it runs into problems with regards to the policy area of asylum andimmigration. The article therefore turns to the (neo-)functionalist concept of spillover. Whileworking with the concept, it was deemed necessary to create a more coherent typology ofdifferent spillovers. The article suggests that the concept of spillover may be both descriptiveand explanatory. With regards to descriptive spillover, it seems valuable to differentiate betweenwidening and deepening spillovers, but concerning explanatory spillovers, more options becamevisible: there are unintended or intended functional spillovers, as well as unintended political,cultivated and social spillovers. The argument is illustrated through a detailed study of Sweden – a‘reluctant European’ that within the area of asylum and immigration made a fundamental U-turnwith regards to a supranationalism, a change that can be described as a social spillover.

  • 7.
    Antoniou, Lia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Andersson, Hans E.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Mapping migrants' inclusion: An analytical framework for examining policy output2015In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 38, no 10, 1707-1723 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    A Nordic Model of Democracy?: Political Representation in Northern Europe2014In: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe : Political Institutions and Discourse / [ed] Nicholas Aylott, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, 1-38 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    A Question of Priorities: Candidate Selection in Estonian Political Parties2014In: Journal of Baltic Studies, ISSN 0162-9778, E-ISSN 1751-7877, Vol. 45, no 3, 321-344 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article addresses political-party organization in Estonia, especially candidate selection. Its first objective is to describe the ways in which the main parties chose their candidates before the 2011 parliamentary election. A second objective is to evaluate those procedures in light of expectations generated by established theory. The focus is on two conditions: the institutional framework, particularly the electoral system, and the relative youth of Estonian democracy. The evidence confirms these expectations only partially, which suggests that an individual party’s ideological, organizational and strategic circumstances, in addition to structural and institutional conditions, are critical to understanding why it performs this basic function as it does.

  • 10.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Conclusions: Towards a New North European Democracy2014In: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe : Political Institutions and Discourse / [ed] Nicholas Aylott, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, 219-240 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe: Political Institutions and Discourse2014Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    The Party System2015In: The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics / [ed] Jon Pierre, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 152-168 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Blomgren, Magnus
    Umeå universitet.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Umeå universitet.
    Political Parties in Multi-Level Polities: The Nordic Countries Compared2013 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Political parties are essential for parliamentary democracy, the form of government that prevails in most European states. But how have parties adapted to modern society – not least a new layer of political decision-making in the EU? Should we talk of a crisis of party democracy?

    This book reports the findings of a comparative survey of parties in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland and Sweden, all EU member states; and Norway, which remains outside the Union. Using original data, it explores how power is exercised within party organisations and their respective parliamentary groups.

    Within an analytical framework that envisages a party as a series of delegation relationships, the book illuminates how leaders are chosen, how election candidates are selected, how manifestos are written – and how a party's various elements are co-ordinated. For all the challenges posed by multi-level governance, parties retain much of their capacity for making democracy work.

  • 14.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Managed Intra-Party Democracy: Precursory Delegation and Party Leader Selection2017In: Party Politics, ISSN 1354-0688, E-ISSN 1460-3683, Vol. 23, no 1, 55-65 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The question of how party leaders are selected has recently, and belatedly, come under systematic comparative scrutiny. If it is the location of intra-party power that interests us, however, it might be that some of the more observable indicators in such processes, such as the identity of the selectorate, are not actually the most revealing ones. Using a delegation perspective, we thus present a framework for analysing prior steps in leader selection and relate it to various ideal-typical constellations of intra-party power. The framework encompasses, first, what we call precursory delegation, with focus especially on an agent that, formally or informally, manages the selection process before it reaches the selectorate. Second, the framework takes account of the degree to which the process is managed rather than left open to free competition between leader candidates. We illustrate the framework primarily with instances of leader selection in two Swedish parties.

  • 15.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mittuniversitetet.
    Polarising Pluralism: The Swedish Parliamentary Election of September 20142015In: West European Politics, ISSN 0140-2382, E-ISSN 1743-9655, Vol. 38, no 3, 730-740 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Bolin, Niklas
    Mid Sweden University.
    The Swedish Greens: a big step forward – and several steps back2015In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, E-ISSN 1743-8934, Vol. 24, no 2, 337-341 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The parliamentary election of 14 September 2014 induced decidedly mixed feelings in the Swedish Green Party (Miljöpartiet de gröna). It led to the ejection of the centre-right government and the installation, for the first time, of Green cabinet ministers. However, the party also experienced a small but unexpected loss of votes compared to its score in the previous election. Moreover, partly because a far-right party built impressively on its breakthrough into the national parliament in 2010, the new government rests on a precariously narrow parliamentary base.

  • 17.
    Aylott, Nicholas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Ikstens, Jānis
    University of Lativa.
    Lilliefeldt, Emelie
    Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations.
    Ever More Inclusive?: Candidate Selection in North European Democracies2014In: Models of Democracy in Nordic and Baltic Europe : Political Institutions and Discourse / [ed] Nicholas Aylott, Farnham: Ashgate, 2014, 117-152 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Backlund, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Isolation and Policy Co-Optation: The Path Dependency of the Swedish Cordon Sanitaire2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    As populist radical right parties have become electorally successful throughout Europe, mainstream parties have been adopting more restrictive immigration policies in order to win back voters, in what has been labelled a "contagion of the right". Sweden, however, has been a deviant case both in a comparative European context and in relation to influential theories of party competition. Despite the electoral threat from a growing radical right party (the Sweden Democrats) during the last decade, no other party engaged in any significant policy co-optation prior to the 2014 elections. In this paper I consider multiple explanations for this deviance derived from empirical and theoretical literature and mapped onto an analytical framework distinguishing between the party goals policy, office, and votes. The empirical material consists of survey data, statements from party representatives, and parliamentary voting patterns. I find the goal-oriented explanations to be only partially satisfactory, and go on to explore the possibility that the deviance can be explained by the institutionalisation of the Swedish cordon sanitaire – the commitment by all other parties to politically isolate the Sweden Democrats. The path dependency of the cordon sanitaire, I argue, became a behavioural constraint that effectively hindered parties from legitimately engaging in the co-optation of SD policies, until it was removed by the external shock of the 2015 "refugee crisis".

  • 19.
    Backlund, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Placing radical right parties in political space: Four methods applied to the case of the Sweden Democrats2013Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within political science, there are numerous methodological approaches to estimating the policy positions of political actors. Such methods are often used to examine party systems as a whole, but little research has been done on testing them in the context of parties that deviate from the political mainstream, such as populist radical right (PRR) parties. This study evaluates four common approaches, (1) expert surveys, (2) manual content analysis, (3) dictionary-based content analysis, and (4) Wordfish, by applying them to the PRR party the Sweden Democrats. Election manifestos, being considered the most authoritative statements of official party policy, are used as the empirical basis of the content analyses. Results show an overall high degree of convergent validity along economic and socio-cultural policy dimensions, but also suggest an advantage for the more qualitative methods 1 and 2, as the frequency-based methods (3 and 4) face problems with the context-dependence of words, linguistic volatility and data scarcity on issues of low salience, difficulties that are related to the characteristics of the Sweden Democrats. Manual content analysis and expert surveys do not face these issues, but instead need to deal with reliability and bias. If the former compensates by averaging multiple codings and the latter focuses on clearly defined policy-specific dimensions, these two methods – ideally in combination – are more appropriate than frequency-based approaches in the analysis of parties similar to the Sweden Democrats.

  • 20.
    Berglund, Jenny
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.
    Lundén, ThomasSödertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).Strandbrink, PeterSödertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Crossings and crosses: Borders, educations, and religions in northern Europe2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Berglund, Sten
    et al.
    Örebro University.
    Ekman, JoakimSödertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES). Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.Deegan-Krause, KevinWayne State University.Knutsen, TerjeUniversity of Bergen.
    Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Umeå universitet.
    Erik Oddvar Eriksen & John Erik Fossum (red): Det norske paradoks. Om Norges forhold til Den europeiske uninon. Anmeldt av Torbjörn Bergman2014In: Sosiologi i dag, ISSN 0332-6330, E-ISSN 1893-4617, Vol. 44, no 2, 86-90 p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Umeå universitet.
    Är riksdagen viktig?2013In: Statsvetenskapens frågor / [ed] Li Bennich-Björkman, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 166-174 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Umeå universitet.
    Ecker, Alejandro
    University of Vienna.
    Müller, Wolfgang C.
    University of Vienna.
    How Parties Govern: Political Parties and the Internal Organization of Government2013In: Party Governance and Party Democracy: Festschrift to Kaare Strøm / [ed] Wolfgang C Müller & Hanne Marthe Narud, New York: Springer, 2013, 33-50 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Umeå University.
    Ersson, Svante
    Umeå University.
    Hellström, Johan
    Umeå University.
    Government formation and breakdown in Western and Central Eastern Europe2015In: Comparative European Politics, ISSN 1472-4790, E-ISSN 1740-388X, Vol. 13, no 3, 345-375 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we use a new data set describing governments, political parties and institutions to make an explicit comparison between Western Europe (WE) and Central Eastern Europe (CEE) in the investigation of three different topical issues found in the coalition literature, namely, coalition formation (that is, which factors affect who forms the winning coalitions), the number of cabinet members (that is, what affects the number of ministers in a cabinet) and cabinet duration (that is, which factors affect how long a new government lasts). Our findings indicate that, regardless of all the discussions about how CEE is different from WE because of the post-communist heritage or the volatility of voters in the CEE region, structural attributes such as the size and number of political parties are important determinants of coalition formation and cabinet duration patterns in both the West and the East. In fact, precisely because of the unsettled nature of CEE party politics, structural attributes tend to matter even more in the East.

  • 26.
    Bergman, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Umeå universitet.
    Hellström, Johan
    Umeå universitet.
    Country-specific configurations and constants in cross-national variable analysis2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Björk, Mårten
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Wittrock, Jon
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Inledning: Det möjligas konst2015In: Människa, stat, utopi: En antologi om det möjligas konst / [ed] Mårten Björk & Jon Wittrock, Hägersten: Tankekraft , 2015, 13-37 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Björklund, Fredrika
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Art of Balancing Utilities: Privacy and Video Surveillance in Sweden2013In: Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology for Social Issues / [ed] Flammini, Francesco; Setola, Robert; Franceschetti, Giorgio, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013, 51-70 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Björklund, Fredrika
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    E-government and moral citizenship: the case of Estonia2016In: Citizenship Studies, ISSN 1362-1025, E-ISSN 1469-3593, Vol. 20, no 6-7, 914-931 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present article concerns Estonian e-government, that is, the digitalization of government and public administration, and the way e-government produces a moral citizen. Although several case studies on e-government exist, they have seldom been sensitive to the local conditions shaping the functions and social meaning of digitalization. E-government involves producing knowledge, and the present article draws on a theoretical perspective that stresses the tight relationship between knowledge and power. In Estonia, the power–knowledge regime is characterized by centralization. Centralization is the condition for a firm national e-government policy, and within this policy, an image of the unique Estonian citizenry is produced. The Estonian moral citizen who emerges out of e-government is de-politicized and detached from a social context, on the one hand, and strongly politicized and attached to a specific ethno-national community, on the other.

  • 30.
    Björklund, Fredrika
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Hur kan kameraövervakning på allmän plats vara ett hot mot den personliga integriteten?2013In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 115, no 2, 113-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Björklund, Fredrika
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Modernisation, Balancing Interests, and Citizens' Rights: Public Video Surveillance in Poland, Germany and Sweden2013In: Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective / [ed] Björklund, Fredrika; Svenonius, Ola, New York: Routledge, 2013, 19-68 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Björklund, Fredrika
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Svenonius, OlaSödertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This edited collection reports the results of a comparative study of video surveillance/CCTV in Germany, Poland, and Sweden. It investigates how video surveillance as technologically mediated social control is affected by national characteristics, with a specific concern for recent political history. The book is motivated by asking what makes video surveillance "tick" in three very different cultural settings, two of which (Poland and Sweden) are virtually unexplored in the literature on surveillance. The selection of countries is motivated by an interest in societies with recent experiences of authoritarianism, and how they respond to the global trend towards intensified technical means of control. With thorough empirical studies, the book constitutes an important contribution to security studies, surveillance studies, and post-communist area studies.

  • 33.
    Björklund, Fredrika
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Svenonius, Ola
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Video Surveillance in Theory and as Institutional Practice: Introduction2013In: Video Surveillance and Social Control in a Comparative Perspective / [ed] Björklund, Fredrika & Svenonius, Ola, New York: Routledge, 2013, 1-18 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Borevi, Karin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Diversity and Solidarity in Denmark and Sweden2015In: On conference website, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    How should we understand that Denmark and Sweden – two countries with manifold features in common – have arrived at strikingly divergent policy responses towards immigrant integration? This paper suggests that, despite similar references to welfare state symbols, dominant national identity constructions in the two countries represent distinctly different ideal typical views on how social solidarity is generated and maintained. In Denmark official political discourse and policy making processes indicates the working of a society-centered perspective on national identity, emphasizing social cohesion as a necessary precondition for public institutions to sustain. This idea is arguably reflected in the Danish immigrant policy approach, where the inclusion of newcomers is conditioned on them acquiring a comprehensive set of demands defining a predefined (and ‘settled’) idea of Danishness. In comparison, the Swedish idea about national identity is more oriented towards a state-centered approach, in the sense that the capacity of the political institutions – notably the welfare state – is typically emphasized as the core promoter of social inclusion and sense of national belonging. In the field of immigrant integration, this idea is mirrored in a widespread conviction that the organization of welfare state institutions, rather than the spirit of the people, constitutes the necessary condition for creating and sustaining national cohesion and integration. The paper gives a historical account of the nation building processes in the two countries and shows that crucial differences in political perceptions along the ideal types mentioned above are to be identified in contemporary political discourses related to the ‘civic’ turn in immigrant integration policies.

  • 35.
    Borevi, Karin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Bengtsson, Bo
    Uppsala universitet.
    Mångfaldens vägskäl - om integrationspolitikens stigberoende2015In: Mångfaldens dilemman: Medborgarskap och integrationspolitik / [ed] Bo Bengtsson, Gunnar Myrberg & Roger Andersson, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015, 17-40 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Boréus, Kristina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Nationalism and Discursive Discrimination against Immigrants in Austria, Denmark and Sweden2013In: Right-Wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse / [ed] Wodak, Ruth, KhosraviNik, Majid & Mral, Brigitte, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013, 293-307 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Boréus, Kristina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Socialdemokrater möter invandrare. Arbetarrörelsen, invandrarna och främlingsfientligheten i Landskrona under efterkrigstiden, Hans Wallengren (recension av)2014In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 80, no 2, 132-133 p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Boström, Magnus
    et al.
    Örebro University.
    Casual Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Klintman, M.
    Lund University.
    Soneryd, L.
    University of Gothenburg.
    Hallström, K. T.
    Stockholm School of Economics.
    Thedvall, R.
    Social sustainability requires social sustainability procedural prerequisites for reaching substantive goals2015In: Nature and Culture, ISSN 1558-6073, E-ISSN 1558-5468, Vol. 10, no 2, 131-156 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The synergies and trade-offs between the various dimensions of sustainable development are attracting a rising scholarly attention. Departing from the scholarly debate, this article focuses on internal relationships within social sustainability. Our key claim is that it is diffi cult to strengthen substantive social sustainability goals unless there are key elements of social sustainability contained in the very procedures intended to work toward sustainability. Our analysis, informed by an organizing perspective, is based on a set of case studies on multi-stakeholder transnational sustainability projects (sustainability standards). This article explores six challenges related to the achievement of such procedures that can facilitate substantive social sustainability. Three of these concern the formulation of standards and policies, and three the implementation of standards and policies. To achieve substantive social sustainability procedures must be set in motion with abilities to take hold of people's concerns, frames, resources, as well as existing relevant institutions and infrastructures. © Berghahn Journals.

  • 39.
    Brandell, Inga
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    "Frankrikes största parti." En postkolonial fråga2017In: På väg: En vänbok till Sven E. Olsson Hort / [ed] Paavo Bergman, Gunnar Olofsson, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2017Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Brandell, Inga
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Sabir – On the boundaries of knowledge, nation and language2015In: Borders and the Changing Boundaries of Knowledge / [ed] Inga Brandell, Marie Carlson and Önver A. Cetrez, Istanbul: Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul , 2015, 195-208 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Political and institutional boundaries (empire, nation and academic disciplines), and boundaries to communication (language and script) enclose empirical knowledge. A series of investigations, all relevant to the Middle East and the Mediterranean, are presented here. They lay the ground for a detailed discussion of how scope conditions, previous research and misreading can explain Ernest Gellner’s use of the concept of ‘asabiyya, forged by the XIVth century scholar Ibn Khaldûn’s, and the transfer of it from its general context to his own modelling of a particular, Muslim, society – a move totally foreign to Ibn Khaldûn’s own intentions and thinking. Paradoxically the boundaries of knowledge can serve their very transgression, but when including knowledge from across the border it has to be done on its own terms. Ibn Khaldûn’s work, from a time before modern nations and academic disciplines, can serve as an example and an inspiration.

  • 41.
    Brandell, Inga
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Carlson, MarieCetrez, Önver A.
    Borders and the Changing Boundaries of Knowledge2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What is the relationship between borders and knowledge? How do changes in territorial and social borders affect knowledge's epistemic boundaries; how do changed knowledge boundaries affect physical borders? Which is more resilient; which seems to change most easily? These are the questions addressed by the fourteen chapters in this volume.

    The volume uses case studies, based on both historical and contemporary sources, to highlight processes of knowledge production within the social sciences and humanities. The focus is on Middle Eastern societies and peoples - Circassian, Assyrian, Turkish, Arab, Kurdis... – living around or having moved from the Mediterranean. One central subject is the influence of migration and travel on the relationship between the geographic and linguistic borders established by nation-builders, and those constructed by scholars, travellers and commentators. A second is the transfer and translation of textual elements of knowledge – e.g. cultural repertoires or historical narratives – from one linguistic social setting to another. Together with an introductory discussion of the book's three border-knowledge themes, the studies present new theoretical and methodological conceptualisations of the intriguing and manifold relationship between physical, social borders, and the boundaries of knowledge.

  • 42.
    Brandell, Inga
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Maiche, Karim
    University of Tampere.
    L'Europe post-nationale, l'Europe post-industrielle: quel rôle et quelle place pour les syndicats?2015In: La cartographie syndicale algérienne... Après une quart de siècle de pluralisme: Actes du colloque en hommage à Abdelhamid Benzine Alger 7 et 8 mars 2015 / [ed] Nacer Djabi, Alger: Editions les Amis de Abdelhamid Benzine , 2015, 29-42 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Carlsson, Nina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Navigating Two Languages: Immigrant Integration Policies in Bilingual Finland2017In: Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, ISSN 1617-5247, E-ISSN 1617-5247, Vol. 16, no 2, 41-66 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Immigration into states with historical linguistic minorities creates the dilemma of which language newly arrived immigrants should learn in the state-provided integration programmes. Research has shown how territorially concentrated historical minorities have used immigrants to favour their own nation-building projects. While these minorities to some extent operate like a majority within their federal state or province, this paper explores how constitutionally bilingual Finland, having a Swedish-speaking non-territorial minority with the same linguistic rights as the majority, governs immigrant integration. It investigates the implications of the strong legal and weak societal status of Swedish for immigrant integration by connecting scholarship on liberal multiculturalism and integration in multilingual states to laws, reports and interviews on integration in Swedish-speaking Finland. It shows tensions between Finland-Swedish integration aspirations and state level policies promoting a majority-monolingual integration. Unlike minorities with federal protection, the non-territorial Swedish-speaking minority largely relies on the voluntary choice of immigrants to choose Swedish as their language of integration. Structural obstacles, however, hinder this choice in bilingual regions, having resulted in political debates and actions. This article bridges research on Finnish multiculturalism and research on integration policy in contexts where historical minorities are present by introducing a non-territorial, formerly dominant minority to the research field.

  • 44.
    Carneiro, Thiago Lopes
    et al.
    Universidade de Brasília.
    Torres, Cláudio Vaz
    Universidade de Brasília.
    Ekman, Joakim
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Political Participation in Brazil and Sweden: The Role of Stereotypes and Contagion2016In: Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, ISSN 0102-3772, E-ISSN 1806-3446, Vol. 32, -10 p., e32ne223Article in journal (Refereed)
    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.

  • 45.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms unviersitet.
    Stockholm i EU: fragmentering, nätverk och regional storstadsidentitet2013In: Du sköna nya stad: privatisering, miljö och EU i Storstockholmspolitiken / [ed] Torbjörn Nilsson, Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag, 2013, 209-240 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Svenska tjänstemän i Bryssel2013In: I det offentligas tjänst: nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen / [ed] Åsa Casual Vifell, Anders Ivarsson Westerberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013, 109-130 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Förvaltningen och dess folk2013In: I det offentligas tjänst: nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen / [ed] Åsa Casual Vifell, Anders Ivarsson Westerberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013, 15-33 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, AndersSödertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    I det offentligas tjänst: Nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Tjänsteman i en förvalting i förändring2013In: I det offentligas tjänst: nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen / [ed] Åsa Casual Vifell, Anders Ivarsson Westerberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013, 9-13 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholm University.
    Sjögren, Ebba
    Stockholm School of Economics .
    The Legal Mind of the Internal Market: A Governmentality Perspective on the Judicialization of Monitoring Practices2014In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 52, no 3, 461-478 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this article is to contribute to the understanding of the broader effects of monitoring practices in the European Union. The empirical setting is Solvit, a Commission-initiated network tasked with informal resolution of misapplications of internal market directives by national authorities. All Member States must operate a Solvit centre within their administrations. Using a governmentality approach, the article investigates the normative underpinnings of the technologies deployed by Solvit and the experts which operate them. A survey study of the Solvit network shows the development of an EU identity and a cognitive judicialization which contributes to a depoliticization of issues. This allows Solvit to expand its remit from ex post monitoring to ex ante regulation. While a governance instrument can be designed for a delimited task, a governmentality approach highlights more general mechanisms by which such an instrument's influence and reach may be extended beyond its modest appearances.

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