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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.
    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)
  • 3.
    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)
  • 4.
    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.

  • 5.
    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)
  • 6.
    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.

  • 7.
    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)
  • 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).
    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)
  • 10.
    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)
  • 11.
    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.

  • 12.
    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.

  • 13.
    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)
  • 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).
    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)
  • 16.
    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.

  • 17.
    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)
  • 18.
    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)
  • 19.
    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, Vol. 44, no 2, 86-90 p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 20.
    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)
  • 21.
    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)
  • 22.
    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.

  • 23.
    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)
  • 24.
    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)
  • 25.
    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)
  • 26.
    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.

  • 27.
    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)
  • 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
    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.

  • 30.
    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)
  • 31.
    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.

  • 32.
    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)
  • 33.
    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)
  • 34.
    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)
  • 35.
    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.

  • 36.
    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)
  • 37.
    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)
  • 38.
    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)
  • 39.
    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)
  • 40.
    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)
  • 41.
    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.

  • 42.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Uppsala universitet.
    Kosovo - den sista pusselbiten på Balkan?2013In: Världspolitikens Dagsfrågor, ISSN 0042-2754, no 11-12Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 43.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Reforming and Performing the Informal Economy: Constitutive Effects of the World Bank's Anti-informality Practices in Kosovo2016In: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, ISSN 1750-2977, E-ISSN 1750-2985, Vol. 10, no 2, 241-260 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The World Bank has for over a decade tried to formalize the informal economy in Kosovo. However, local journalists and businessmen among others provide an alternative understanding of informality that problematizes the World Bank’s view and actions. Against this backdrop, the article analyses the constitution and the constitutive effects of the World Bank’s anti-informality operations in Kosovo between 1999 and 2014. Drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s power analytics, the article claims that the Bank’s agenda, and the economic ideas enacted through it, does structure and shape informal economic practices on the ground. Yet this structuring involves two forms of misrecognition. As a result, informality is paradoxically constituted (in novel ways) and reconstituted through the World Bank’s imposed anti-informality agenda. The article concludes with a discussion of how this underlines the need for policy solutions that depart from liberal peacebuilding’s subject–object distinction to form instead around an acknowledgement of informality as emergent and transforming throughout international interventions.

  • 44.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Informality and peacebuilding: Field notes on the intrinsic reproductive principles of informal economic practices in post-conflict Kosovo2016In: International Peacekeeping, ISSN 1353-3312, E-ISSN 1743-906X, Vol. 23, no 1, 1-28 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    nformal economies' relevance for peacebuilding is widely acknowledged. By providing an alternative interpretation in relation to the view that informality emerges in post-conflict environments due to the state's institutional weakness, this article contends that in Kosovo the principles of informality and its reproduction are inherent to informality itself. The article turns to the analytics of Pierre Bourdieu in order to reveal aspects of Kosovar informality left unexamined by established approaches. It illustrates how intrinsic inequalities and power relations constitute and reproduce informal economic practices throughout a circular rationale. Rather than a direct function of state weakness, informality in Kosovo is an effect of agents' engagement in knowledgeable and everyday practices. Agents' susceptibility contributes to the temporary fixing of meanings and doings that enable differentiations yet also interdependencies between relatively powerful and relatively powerless businesses. The article reflects on the implications of an intrinsic rationale for the politics of informality within peacebuilding operations.

  • 45.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Uppsala universitet, Statsvetenskapliga institutionen.
    On the Power of Informal Economies and the Informal Economies of Power: Rethinking Informality, Resilience and Violence in Kosovo2014Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the 1970s, the concept of “economic informality” has served as focal point for a comprehensive scholarly thinking and the development of policy initiatives enhanced by international organisations. Yet, informality displays a puzzling resilience. The problematique of this book concerns the lenses through which informality has been constituted, studied and acted upon as an empirical phenomenon. By developing a critical understanding of informality as object of study, the book uncovers the historical, scholarly and practitioner contexts in which contemporary conceptualisations of informality are constituted.

    The author argues that three dominant and conventional approaches to informality systematically fail to account for how the reasons behind people's participation in informal economic activities are constituted by an internal and hierarchically structured social order. To transcend the identified shortcomings of the established approaches, the book rethinks informality through a comprehensive power analysis and highlights the importance of hierarchy, covert violence and domination. A central assumption of this rethinking is that informality constitutes a social phenomenon that emerges and is expressed through social practices, which over time and across space have become institutionalised to the point that informality is considered commonsensical and unchangeable. By putting the reconceptualisation to use through the thinking of Pierre Bourdieu, the book performs an empirical analysis of the nexus between resilience, symbolic violence and informal economic practices in Kosovo from the late 1980s until 2011. Based on primary research material, the analysis offers a unique insight into informal dynamics and illuminates the workings of an intrinsic, circular, malleable and ambiguous system of domination that would otherwise remain hidden.

    By engaging the empirical, theoretical and meta-theoretical level at the same time, the book explores the twofold constitution of informality as a social phenomenon and brings to light a new understanding of the resilience of the informal. As such, the reconceptualisation forms a critical intervention into scholarly and practitioner discussions about informality. By revealing mechanisms of domination, the book offers an alternative and fruitful account of the socio-historical weave within which practices of informality in Kosovo crystallise. 

  • 46.
    de los Reyes, Paulina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Hörnqvist, Magnus
    Stockholms universitet.
    Boréus, Kristina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Estrada, Felipe
    Flyghed, Janne
    González Arriagada, Alejandro
    Lundgren, Marcus
    Umeå universitet.
    Lundström, Markus
    "Bilen brinner... men problemen är kvar": Berättelser om Husbyhändelserna i maj 20132014Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 47.
    Duvold, Kjetil
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Jurkynas, Mindaugas
    Vytautas Magnus University.
    Lithuania2013In: The Handbook of Political Change in Eastern Europe / [ed] Sten Berglund, Joakim Ekman, Kevin Deegan-Krause and Terje Knutsen, Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013, 3rd, 125-166 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Edberg, Karin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Tarasova, Ekaterina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Phasing out or phasing in: Framing the role of nuclear power in the Swedish energy transition2016In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, Vol. 13, 170-179 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines how members of the Swedish Parliament framed nuclear energy in the 2010 debate on the future of nuclear power in Sweden in order to understand how politicians construct and contextualize their views on the role of nuclear energy in energy transitions. Our findings suggest that four themes could be identified in the debate and that these were formative for politicians in framing nuclear energy. Even though all political actors anticipate an energy transition towards a more sustainable system, different paths to advancing in this process were brought up in the debate, both with and without prolongation of the nuclear energy program. Our analysis suggests that framings of nuclear energy are closely related to the political ideologies of the parties in the Parliament because the two framings of nuclear energy correspond with the division of the Swedish Parliament into two political blocs. However, views on nuclear energy are not inherent to political ideologies but are constructed. This article thus integrates the politics of nuclear energy within the research on energy transitions.

  • 49.
    Ekman, Joakim
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Schools, Democratic Socialization and Political Participation: Political Activity and Passivity among Swedish Youths2013In: Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, ISSN 2000-9879, Vol. 3, no 1, 1-11 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Ekman, Joakim
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Systemstöd och demokratiattityder i Baltikum2015In: Nordisk Østforum, ISSN 0801-7220, E-ISSN 1891-1773, no 2, 143-165 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on cross-national public opinion surveys from the spring of 2014, this article analyses popular support for democracy in the three Baltic states – more specifically the attitudinal differences between the ethnic majorities and the Russian-speaking minorities in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It assesses the democratic political culture of the three countries 25 years after the fall of communism in Europe, 10 years after EU membership, a few years after the global financial crisis, and in the midst of the recent Russian–Ukrainian crisis. The data demonstrate widespread public dissatisfaction with democracy throughout the region, especially in Latvia, the country hardest hit by the crisis in 2008–2009. As a rule, the Russian-speaking minorities in the three Baltic states tend to be more critical of democracy than ethnic Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians.

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