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Samhällets miniatyrisering - En empirisk prövning av teorin om samhällets miniatyrisering

Öster, Stefan LU (2012) STVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The aim of this thesis is to test a fundamental assumption in Fukuyama´s theory of the miniaturization of society. That assumption is that large organisations foster a larger radius of trust than smaller organisations do.
Data of individuals memberships and trust in 14 western developed countries is derived from World Value Surveys and European Value Surveys. A series of logistic regressions is made to compare the effect from memberships in different organisations on generalized trust. The focus is on two of Fukuyama´s examples of large organisations that are assumed to cultivate a larger trust, labour unions and political parties. The results shows that no support can be found for the claim that labour unions have a larger effect on... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to test a fundamental assumption in Fukuyama´s theory of the miniaturization of society. That assumption is that large organisations foster a larger radius of trust than smaller organisations do.
Data of individuals memberships and trust in 14 western developed countries is derived from World Value Surveys and European Value Surveys. A series of logistic regressions is made to compare the effect from memberships in different organisations on generalized trust. The focus is on two of Fukuyama´s examples of large organisations that are assumed to cultivate a larger trust, labour unions and political parties. The results shows that no support can be found for the claim that labour unions have a larger effect on trust than other organisations. Political parties show a more puzzling result, most of the time no significant effect at all can be found, but when it can be found the effect is relatively strong. (Less)
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author
Öster, Stefan LU
supervisor
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course
STVK01 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Socialt kapital, miniatyrisering, miniaturization, Fukuyama, trust, participation, radius of trust.
language
Swedish
id
2543081
date added to LUP
2012-06-27 10:50:31
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to test a fundamental assumption in Fukuyama´s theory of the miniaturization of society. That assumption is that large organisations foster a larger radius of trust than smaller organisations do.
Data of individuals memberships and trust in 14 western developed countries is derived from World Value Surveys and European Value Surveys. A series of logistic regressions is made to compare the effect from memberships in different organisations on generalized trust. The focus is on two of Fukuyama´s examples of large organisations that are assumed to cultivate a larger trust, labour unions and political parties. The results shows that no support can be found for the claim that labour unions have a larger effect on trust than other organisations. Political parties show a more puzzling result, most of the time no significant effect at all can be found, but when it can be found the effect is relatively strong.},
  author       = {Öster, Stefan},
  keyword      = {Socialt kapital,miniatyrisering,miniaturization,Fukuyama,trust,participation,radius of trust.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Samhällets miniatyrisering - En empirisk prövning av teorin om samhällets miniatyrisering},
  year         = {2012},
}