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Sveriges demokratisering. En gammal process får en ny tolkning

Anderson, Gustaf LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
In this study the Swedish democratization process is being examined with the help of three modern democratization theories. In order to find out which modern theory best can be applied to the Swedish case two Swedish books, covering the time of interest are being examined. The two books are standard works used as political-historical course literature at Swedish universities. Results show that none of the three theories can by itself fully explain the Swedish democratization. In the end of the paper this leads to a critical discussion about these more modern approaches to this type of events. They do, however, provide us with usable tools when examining processes such as the Swedish democratization. The question is also asked, whether the... (More)
In this study the Swedish democratization process is being examined with the help of three modern democratization theories. In order to find out which modern theory best can be applied to the Swedish case two Swedish books, covering the time of interest are being examined. The two books are standard works used as political-historical course literature at Swedish universities. Results show that none of the three theories can by itself fully explain the Swedish democratization. In the end of the paper this leads to a critical discussion about these more modern approaches to this type of events. They do, however, provide us with usable tools when examining processes such as the Swedish democratization. The question is also asked, whether the two books differ in their stories about the historical events. My conclusion is that this is not the case. On the contrary, they do seem to provide us with a consistent picture of the historical events that led to the breakthrough of parliamentarism, and the first Swedish general election. (Less)
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author
Anderson, Gustaf LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sverige, demokratisering, demokratiseringsteorier, historia, rösträtt
language
Swedish
id
3798510
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:00:33
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {In this study the Swedish democratization process is being examined with the help of three modern democratization theories. In order to find out which modern theory best can be applied to the Swedish case two Swedish books, covering the time of interest are being examined. The two books are standard works used as political-historical course literature at Swedish universities. Results show that none of the three theories can by itself fully explain the Swedish democratization. In the end of the paper this leads to a critical discussion about these more modern approaches to this type of events. They do, however, provide us with usable tools when examining processes such as the Swedish democratization. The question is also asked, whether the two books differ in their stories about the historical events. My conclusion is that this is not the case. On the contrary, they do seem to provide us with a consistent picture of the historical events that led to the breakthrough of parliamentarism, and the first Swedish general election.},
  author       = {Anderson, Gustaf},
  keyword      = {Sverige,demokratisering,demokratiseringsteorier,historia,rösträtt},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sveriges demokratisering. En gammal process får en ny tolkning},
  year         = {2013},
}