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Statskapacitet - Nyckeln till en stabil demokrati?

Habermann, Arvid LU and Tandberg, Alexander (2019) STVA22 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Little research has been made about the causes of autocratisation. This report aims to answer two research questions: whether countries with high state capacity are more democratic in a global perspective and if a reduction in state capacity could explain the autocratisation happening in Hungary and Poland. The hypothesis is that high state capacity leads to democratic stability. To answer these questions, we made a series of bivariate statistical analyses using variables describing level of democracy and level of state capacity. The results show that there is a covariance between level of democracy and state capacity among the world’s countries. We also found that as state capacity fell in Hungary and Poland, so did the level of... (More)
Little research has been made about the causes of autocratisation. This report aims to answer two research questions: whether countries with high state capacity are more democratic in a global perspective and if a reduction in state capacity could explain the autocratisation happening in Hungary and Poland. The hypothesis is that high state capacity leads to democratic stability. To answer these questions, we made a series of bivariate statistical analyses using variables describing level of democracy and level of state capacity. The results show that there is a covariance between level of democracy and state capacity among the world’s countries. We also found that as state capacity fell in Hungary and Poland, so did the level of democracy. However, we found factors other than state capacity which could explain the change in level of democracy in a more satisfactory way. The hypothesis is therefore neither verified nor falsified. (Less)
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Habermann, Arvid LU and Tandberg, Alexander
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STVA22 20191
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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Swedish
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8975590
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2019-09-06 12:26:28
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  abstract     = {Little research has been made about the causes of autocratisation. This report aims to answer two research questions: whether countries with high state capacity are more democratic in a global perspective and if a reduction in state capacity could explain the autocratisation happening in Hungary and Poland. The hypothesis is that high state capacity leads to democratic stability. To answer these questions, we made a series of bivariate statistical analyses using variables describing level of democracy and level of state capacity. The results show that there is a covariance between level of democracy and state capacity among the world’s countries. We also found that as state capacity fell in Hungary and Poland, so did the level of democracy. However, we found factors other than state capacity which could explain the change in level of democracy in a more satisfactory way. The hypothesis is therefore neither verified nor falsified.},
  author       = {Habermann, Arvid and Tandberg, Alexander},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Statskapacitet - Nyckeln till en stabil demokrati?},
  year         = {2019},
}