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  • 101.
    Adolfsson, Rebecca
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    EU:s gemensamma handelspolitik före och efter Lissabonfördraget: En jämförande studie av EU:s normativa makt genom den gemensamma handelspolitiken 2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to examine the EU’s normative power through the Common Commercial Policy (CCP) before and after the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force. The study is a comparative study and was carried out through a document study of official documents and treaties. To pursue the aim the following questions were asked: What are the differences and similarities within the EU's common trade policy before and after the introduction of the Treaty of Lisbon and does the Treaty of Lisbon increased the normative ambition of the EU?

     

    In this study Ian Manners theory Normative Power Europe has been categorized into direct normative actions and indirect normative actions. The empirical material is based on literature, primary document, Official Journal of the European Union and EU: s webpage.

     

    The conclusions of this study show that the Treaty of Lisbon has changed the constitutional basis for the common commercial policy in several ways. The CCP has more room after the Treaty of Lisbon to develop and take on direct normative actions. The major difference is that the CCP now endorse all the Union’s objectives, principles and values which give the CCP more opportunities to set normative requirements and gain normative power.

  • 102.
    Adolfsson, Tobias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Med medierna som vapen: De strategiska narrativens nya roll i modern krigföring2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Information is power in the 21st century and strategic narratives through framing are nowadays regarded as part of the modern armoury of war. States constantly compete to create credible narratives in support of their actions on the international policy arena. After the Crimean crisis in 2014 the world was forced to open its eyes to medias new usage in modern warfare. State funded news agencies play an important role in this recent development and one of the most prominent actors is Russia. This thesis seeks to contribute to the discussion of strategic narratives and framing in the news media through a case study of the Russian news site Sputnik News. The thesis focuses on the news agency’s depiction of five empirical events in which the Swedish and Russian armed forces were involved during 2014 and 2015. A qualitative analysis of 25 news articles discussing the five events has detected proof of pro-Russian framing processes. The aim of Sputnik News seems to be a transformation of the general Swedish frame regarding Russia itself and perhaps more specifically Russia’s recent change in foreign policy.

  • 103.
    Adolfsson, Åsa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Jämställdhet: En fråga om tillväxt2001Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 104.
    Adong, Florence Odora
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Recovery and Development Politics: Options for Sustainable Peacebuilding in Northern Uganda2011Report (Other academic)
  • 105.
    Adén, Jennifher
    Swedish Defence University.
    Terrorister i klassrummet: En policystudie om gestaltningar av barn i brittisk kontraterrorismdiskurs2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In January 2016, a four-year-old child in England was accused by his nursery school teacher to be radicalized after he drew a picture of a man holding a knife. The child was threatened to be reported to the British anti-radicalisation program Channel. This example is just one of many cases in the UK where children have been considered as potential terrorists. During 2015-2016, a total of 2 127 children under the age of 15 have been referred to the Channel programme.

    Statistics show that children in no respect dominate participation in terrorist crimes. Only 4 % 3 514 arrests related to terrorism in the UK have been of children under 18 years of age. Although the UK government has stated that there is little evidence that children have been radicalised the number of referrals continue to rise.

    This study asks the question of why children are being suspected as terrorists or security problems, although statistics and governmental statements contradict it. By conducting a discourse analysis aimed to study how children are being portrayed in political discourse, together with Carol Bacchi’s policy theory ’What’s the problem represented to be’ (WPR) it has been seen that portrayals of children hide other underlying political problems connected to this issue. Portrayals of children as easily manipulated and vulnerable individuals in need of protection work as a cover up for the state’s deeper need of control over the multifaceted and ambiguous extremist threat.   

  • 106.
    Aeby, Michael
    Graduate Institute Geneva.
    Peace and security challenges in Southern Africa: governance deficits and lacklustre regional conflict management2018Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Armed insurgencies, social cleavages and governance deficits relating to authoritarian rule and abuse of state resources all imperil peace and stability in Southern Africa. The Southern African Development Community’s institutional framework for regional peace and security is proving ineffective because its leaders are unwilling to enforce democratic principles.

  • 107.
    Aflaki, Inga Narbutaite
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
    Petridou, Evangelia
    Mid-Sweden University.
    Miles, Lee
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies. UK.
    Entrepreneurship in the polis: Understanding political entrepreneurship2015 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Dynamics of entrepreneurship have attracted growing attention from scholars of political science, policy studies, public administration and planning, as well as more recently, from the realms of international relations and foreign policy analysis. Under the banner of political entrepreneurship, this volume considers and maps out conceptual approaches to the study of entrepreneurship drawn from these fields, discusses synergies, envisages new analytical tools and offers contemporary empirical case studies, illustrating the diverse political contexts in which entrepreneurship takes place in the polis. Drawing upon an international cast of senior academics and cutting edge young researchers, the volume takes a closer look at key aspects of political entrepreneurship, such as, defining political entrepreneurs, how it relates to change, decision-making and strategies, organizational arrangements, institutional rules, varying contexts and future research agendas. By highlighting the political aspects of entrepreneurship, the volume presents new exciting opportunities for understanding entrepreneurial activities at regional, national and international levels. The volume will be of particular relevance to scholars and students of political science, policy studies, public administration, planning, international relations and business studies as well as practitioners interested in the nexus and utility of entrepreneurship in the modern-day political world.

  • 108.
    Afsah, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Ukraina som nation & stat: En studie om hur etniska motsättningar kan vara ett hinder för demokratiseringsprocessen & hur det skulle kunna lösas.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this study is to investigate, scrutinize and to understand the current political situation in Ukraine and why it has not been progressed. The disastrous democratic process and the country´s existing and indefatigable problems are studied through dynamics that deals with the country’s ethnic divisions and the conflict with Russia regarding several regions in Ukraine. In this paper, a case study is used as the method, and by applying Anna Jarstads dilemmas of democracy process and Arend Lijpharts Consociational democracy is as well, the investigation shows that this system of democracy model can be successful Ukraine if they take regards to Anna Jarstads four dilemmas. The conclusion of this study means that it is important to take regards into the dilemmas of democracy and therefore must be regarded to when a country is trying to build a state based on democracy and that no improvement can be done without it. And the process of democracy should take impression of the Consociational democracy model, otherwise it´s more likely that the political volatility will remain and further increase.

  • 109.
    Agbu, Osita A.
    The Nordic Africa Institute, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation.
    Ethnicity and Democratisation in Africa: Challenges for Politics and Development2011Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This Discussion Paper explores the challenges that ethnicity poses for democratisation and development in Africa. It provides an overview of the literature on ethnicity and democratisation and an analysis of the trends on the continent since the end of the Cold War. In this regard, it critically examines perspectives on the impact of ethnicity on democracy and analyses the ethnicity-citizenship nexus in the context of the national democratic question in Africa. This provides the basis for the analysis of emerging challenges facing Africa and the way forward. The paper provides additional insights into the ongoing debates about democracy and the nation-state question in Africa and is of interest to scholars, practitioners and the general reader.

  • 110.
    Agevall, Lena
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Välfärdens organisering och demokratin: - en analys av New Public Management2005Book (Other academic)
  • 111.
    Agevall, Lena
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Abrahamsson, Agneta
    Immigrants caught in the crossfire of projectification of the Swedish public sector.: Short-term solutions to long-term problems2010In: Diversity in Health and Care, ISSN 1743-4904, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 201-209(9)Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 112.
    Agevall, Lena
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Fritzén, Lena
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Johnsson, Eva
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Social Work.
    Jonnergård, Karin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Tidens tand - att analysera förändringsprocesser i professionella grupper2009Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 113.
    Agevall, Lena
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Jenner, Håkan
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Dealing with dilemmas: A fundamental task in police work2007In: In Tension between Organization and Profession: Professionals in Nordic Public Services, Nordic Academic Press, Lund , 2007, p. 169-191Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter is based on a survey of Swedish and international police research. A fundamental task in police work is discussed: dealing with dilemmas. These have to be handled in a judiciously way by the police officers, as there are no absolute answers to the question of how to act in various situations. The reasoning is linked to questions about multi-functional organizations and competence.

  • 114.
    Agevall, Lena
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Jonnergård, Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Att vara en professionell yrkesutövare och att vara ämbetsman - samtidigt2010In: Professioner i offentlig förvaltning / [ed] Torgny Klasson, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2010, p. 137-160Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 115.
    Agevall, Lena
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. Statsvetenskap.
    Jonnergård, Karin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    Management by documents - a risk of de-professionalizing?2007In: In tension between Organization and Profession: Professionals in Nordic Public Service, Nordic Academic Presss, Lund , 2007, p. 33-56Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    If we have to document our professional action, will we then only perform the actions that we are supposed to document? This question reflects the content of this chapter. The chapter includes a frame of reference for studying control of professionals in organizations and illustration on different types of professional controls.

  • 116.
    Agevall, Lena
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Gunnar
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Albert O. Hisrchmans liv och verk2008In: Sorti eller protest: En fråga om lojaliteter, Arkiv Förlag, Lund , 2008, p. 7-12Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 117.
    Agevall, Lena
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Gunnar
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Förord till den nya svenska utgåvan av Sorti eller protest2008In: Sorti eller protest: En fråga om lojaliteter, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2008, p. 13-33Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Förod till Albert O.Hirschmans bok "Sorti eller protest"

  • 118.
    Agevall, Ola
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Max Weber2010In: Encyclopedia of political theory / [ed] Mark Bevir, London: Sage Publications, 2010, p. 1413-1419Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 119. Aggestam, Karin
    et al.
    Hedin, AstridKronsell, AnnicaSvedberg, Erika
    A World in Transition: Feminist Perspectives on International Relations1997Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 120.
    Aggestam, Lisbeth
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    A European foreign policy?: role conceptions and the politics of identity in Britain, France and Germany2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 121. Aggestam, Lisbeth
    et al.
    Engelbrekt, Kjell
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Wagnsson, Lotta
    Winnerstig, Mike
    Europeisk säkerhetspolitik2000Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Europeisk säkerhetspolitik är ett ständigt aktuellt ämnesområde. Här presenteras ingående analyser av den europeiska säkerhetssituationens mest centrala problem. Boken ger också en översikt av de förklaringsmodeller som brukar användas för att förstå säkerhetsproblematiken. Författarna, statsvetare vid Stockholms universitet, ingår i Stockholmsgruppen för europeiska säkerhetsstudier.

  • 122.
    Agha, Hiba
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    LAS - Lagen om anställningsskydd.2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 123.
    Aghaie Joobani, Hossein
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Meta-Geopolitics of Central Asia: A Comparative Study of the Regional Influence of the European Union and the Shanghai Co-operation Organization2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Central Asia has been the focal point of intense geopolitical power struggle throughout history. At the dawn of the 21st century, Central Asia has undergone major changes as the European Union and the China-led Shanghai Co-operation Organization have emerged as two normative powers, both seeking to influence the patterns of security governance in the region. This study aims to delve deep into ‘the black boxes’ of the EU’s and China’s foreign policies toward five CA republics. It starts from the premise that the bulk of research on Eurasian politics tend to concentrate mostly on realist and traditional geopolitical doctrine, which seem to have failed to properly explain the normative and ideational transformations that have taken place in the region as a result of the presence of these two emerging normative agents. By interweaving both realist and constructivist theories of International Relations (IR) into a new all-encompassing analytical framework, termed “meta-geopolitics”, the thesis seeks to trace and examine how geopolitical as well as normative components of the EU and Chinese regional strategies have affected the contemporary power dynamics in the post-Soviet space. I argue that, in contrast to the geopolitical struggle during the 19th and 20th centuries, a clash of normative powers is brewing in the region between China, under the aegis of the SCO, and the EU. The research also concludes that China has relatively been in a better position in comparison to the EU to render its policies as feasible, effective and legitimate to the Central Asian states. 

  • 124.
    Aghayev, Emil
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Europas sista diktatur: Internationella och nationella faktorer bakom Vitrysslands stagnerade demokratisering2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 125.
    Agne, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Accountability's Effect: Reaction Speed and Legitimacy in Global Governance2016In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, ISSN 1075-2846, E-ISSN 1942-6720, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 575-594Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines whether and how accountability in international organizations (IOs) influences their speed of reaction to economic and humanitarian crises. Reaction speed is one among several factors in the capacity of IOs to handle crisis-like problems and, therefore, also a factor in their capacity to create legitimacy for themselves. Original theoretical arguments and statistical survival analyses of the time it takes for IOs to react to crises confirm that accountability in IOs indeed affects reaction speed. However, the effect varies depending on the use of alternative accountability mechanisms. Transparency speeds up reactions while stake-holder participation slows them down. More generally, this article identifies synergies, trade-offs, and nonlinear relationships between reaction speed and different accountability mechanisms that should be reflected in debates on legitimacy in global governance as well as in the institutional design of legitimate IOs.

  • 126.
    Agne, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Democratic founding: we the people and the others2012In: International Journal of Constitutional Law, ISSN 1474-2640, E-ISSN 1474-2659, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 836-861Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In democratic theory, it goes without saying that people should establish their own political orders. However, the making of states or constitutions sometimes involves people with no intention of actually joining the new political order, as in the U.S.-led regime change of Afghanistan and Iraq or the UN administration of postconflict Kosovo and Timor-Leste. Could such policies be reconciled with the conviction that people should establish their own political orders? In this paper I will develop an affirmative answer to this question. The founding of a state is democratic-that is, constituted by the people subject to this foundational decision-when agreed to by as many persons as possible within and beyond the boundaries of the state to be founded. Hence, the very sense in which a state may have been democratically founded in the past presupposes an involvement of people beyond its current boundaries. Moreover, the moral values inherent in the practice of people constituting their own states do not imply restriction of power to the group of future citizens but protection of their autonomy, and, properly understood, the realization of this autonomy is contingent on people who will remain outside the state once founded.

  • 127.
    Agne, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    The autonomy of globalizing states: bridging the gap between democratic theory and international political economy2011In: International Political Science Review, ISSN 0192-5121, E-ISSN 1460-373X, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 43-60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Scholars of democratic theory and international political economy often disagree over the effects of globalization on state autonomy. Yet, each approach pays minimal attention to the contributions of the other to their common object of study. In an effort to remedy this situation, I identify the premises and procedural habits of each approach which tend to make it appear irrelevant to the other, and then adjust them to remove the appearance of irrelevance without impairing the integrity of each approach. The argument is illustrated by observations from Britain, France and Sweden in recent decades.

  • 128. Agnew, John
    et al.
    Checkel, Jeffrey T.
    Deudney, Daniel
    Mitzen, Jennifer
    Guzzini, Stefano
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government. Danish Institute for International Studies.
    The return of geopolitics in Europe? Social mechanisms and foreign policy identity crises2017In: Cooperation and Conflict, ISSN 0010-8367, E-ISSN 1460-3691, Vol. 52, no 3, p. 399-422Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 129.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Answering questions in parliament during budget debates: Deliberative reciprocity and globalisation in Western Europe2011In: Parliamentary Affairs, ISSN 0031-2290, E-ISSN 1460-2482, Vol. 64, no 1, p. 153-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Much time is spent asking questions during parliamentary debates. To what extent are they answered? This paper investigates this question by examining budget debates in post-1945 France, Sweden, and the UK as well as in the European Parliament from 1996 to 2001. The purpose is to introduce an empirical approach to a theoretical discussion of whether globalisation weakens deliberative democracy within nations while strengthening it between them. It is found that deliberative reciprocity was unexpectedly stable within nations in the course of post-1945 Western globalisation, and that questions are more often answered in national parliaments than in the European Parliament. The paper concludes by considering the implications of these findings for competing visions of political debate as a means for reaching consensus or as an expression of irresolvable conflict.

  • 130.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Citizen Participation in European Politics1999Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 131.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Cosmopolitan democratic theory and legitimate founding of political community: why Turkey has a right to participate in the politics of EU enlargement2011In: European democracy and cosmopolitan democracy / [ed] Daniele Archibugi and Guido Montani, Ventotene: Altiero Spinelli Institute for Federalist Studies , 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 132.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Democracy Reconsidered: Britain, France, Sweden, and the EU2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether some positions in democratic theory should be adjusted or abandoned in view of internationalisation; and if adjusted, how. More specifically it pursues three different aims: to evaluate various attempts to explain levels of democracy as consequences of internationalisation; to investigate whether the taking into account of internationalisation reveals any reason to reconsider what democracy is or means; and to suggest normative interpretations that cohere with the adjustments of conceptual and explanatory democratic theory made in the course of meeting the other two aims.

    When empirical methods are used, the scope of the study is restricted to West European parliamentary democracies and their international affairs. More particularly, the focus is on the making of budget policy in Britain, France, and Sweden after the Second World War, and recent budget policy in the European Union. The aspects of democracy empirically analysed are political autonomy, participation, and deliberation. The material considered includes parliamentary debates, official statistics, economic forecasts, elections manifestos, shadow budgets, general election turnouts, regulations of budget decision-making, and staff numbers in government and parliament budgetary divisions.

    The study reaches the following conclusions among others. (i) The fact that internationalisation increases the divergence between those who make and those who are affected by decisions is not by itself a democratic problem that calls for political reform. (ii) That international organisations may have authorities delegated to them from democratic states is not sufficient to justify them democratically. Democratisation still needs to be undertaken. (iii) The fear that internationalisation dissolves a social trust necessary for political deliberation within nations seems to be unwarranted. If anything, views argued by others in domestic budgetary debate are taken increasingly serious during internationalisation. (iv) The major difficulty with deliberation seems to be its inability to transcend national boundaries. International deliberation at state level has not evolved in response to internationalisation and it is undeveloped in international institutions. (v) Democratic political autonomy diminishes during internationalisation with regard to income redistribution and policy areas taken over by international organisations, but it seems to increase in public spending. (vi) In the area of budget policy-making there are no signs that governments gain power at the expense of parliaments during internationalisation. (vii) To identify crucial democratic issues in a time of internationalisation and to make room for theoretical virtues like general applicability and normative fruitfulness, democracy may be defined as a kind of politics where as many as possible decide as much as possible.

  • 133.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Democratic founding: We the people and the others - A rejoinder to Mark Tushnet2012In: International Journal of Constitutional Law, ISSN 1474-2640, E-ISSN 1474-2659, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 866-870Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 134.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Democratism: Towards an explanatory approach to international politics2018In: Review of International Studies, ISSN 0260-2105, E-ISSN 1469-9044, Vol. 44, no 3, p. 547-569Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    International politics has often been viewed as a brutal place where might trumps right and where, as a consequence, questions of democracy are irrelevant to ask. In the last decades, however, scholars and political leaders have increasingly suggested that elements of democracy exist in governance beyond individual states. If this is so, how does democracy beyond the state shape international politics? This article suggests conceptual preliminaries for theorising consequences of democracy beyond the state in general and their implications for problems of peace and conflict in particular. The purpose is twofold: first, to begin reconstructing existing normative democratic theory into an explanatory perspective sensitive to international politics; second, to indicate how this new perspective is able to explain empirical observations pertaining to conflict and cooperation among states; international institutions; foreign policies; human rights protection; and the violence of transnational terrorist networks.

  • 135.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Demokrati på europeisk nivå1998In: Demokrati på europeisk nivå? / [ed] Hans Agné, Stockholm: Fritzes offentliga publikationer , 1998, p. 7-44Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 136.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Den europeiska föreningen av välfärdsstat och gränsöverskridande kapitalism2000In: Europaperspektiv: årsbok för Europaforskning inom ekonomi, juridik och statskunskap / [ed] Ulf Bernitz, Sverker Gustavsson, Lars Oxelheim, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2000, p. 223-247Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 137.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Does global democracy matter? Hypotheses on famine and war2010In: Transnational Actors in Global Governance: Patterns, Explanations and Implications / [ed] Christer Jönsson, Jonas Tallberg, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, p. 177-196Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Would an extension of democracy to global politics have a restraining effect on famine and war just as democracy within states is commonly thought to have? This chapter will develop theoretical arguments that suggest an affirmative answer to this question and encourage the building of a research agenda which submits those arguments to empirical testing. For this purpose I will conceive of global democracy as fostered in part by transnational participation in international institutions. This premise is common in the literature to which this volume seeks to contribute, but it also serves to facilitate an empirical grounding of the theory that I seek to develop: observed variation in transnational participation in international institutions can on the basis of this premise be treated as variation also in a necessary but insufficient condition of a particular model of global democracy.

  • 138.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University.
    Erkänn stater på demokratiska grunder: Debattartikel2008In: Sydsvenska dagbladetArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 139.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University.
    EU-politiken tvingar de nya moderaterna attbekänna färg: Debattartikel2006In: EuropaportalenArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 140.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    European Union Conditionality: Coercion or Voluntary adaptation?2009In: Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, ISSN 1303-5525, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 1-18Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research on the enlargement conditionality of the European Union sustains opposite positions on the question of whether it represents a means of coercion or an invitation to voluntary adaptation. However, it reveals no dialogue between advocates of these opposed views. In an attempt to replace this gap in communication with a research agenda, this article undertakes a theoretical investigation of the main arguments for regarding compliance with conditionality either as an effect of coercion or as a voluntary choice. It is found that both of these views are worth taking seriously but also that they are premature and in need of further theoretical and in particular empirical clarification. It is suggested, moreover, that coercion and voluntary adaptation are best viewed as complementary rather than competing descriptions of complying with conditionality.

    Since the end of the Cold War the European Union has made use of conditionality in an increasing number of policy areas. Lending programs, trade agreements, foreign aid, and the Eastern enlargements have been promulgated through processes in which countries are required to meet certain conditions. Conditionality is also part of an established practice in global governance, featuring most notoriously in the development programs of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. And although trends like China’s economic engagement in Africa and the repayments of foreign debts in South America might limit the impact of Western conditionality, its scope and political significance remain incontestable. Indeed, in Angola, Belarus, Cuba, Indonesia, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey, Zimbabwe, and many other places, people continue to be subject to conditions set for them by international powers.

  • 141.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Fel syn på universitetet ger fusk och bristande kvalitet2017In: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, , p. 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 142.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Fiskal union för en starkare demokrati?2011In: Överlever EMU utan fiskal union? / [ed] Ulf Bernitz, Lars Oxelheim & Thomas Persson, Stockholm: Santérus Förlag, 2011, p. 247-273Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 143.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Flyktingkrisen öppnar vägar till en bättre värld2015In: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 144.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University.
    Gemensamma skatter ökarfriheten i EMU: Brännpunkt debatt2011In: Svenska dagbladetArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 145.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Irretrievable powers and democratic accountability2009In: The illusion of accountability in the European Union / [ed] Sverker Gustavsson, Christer Karlsson, Thomas Persson, London: Routledge, 2009, p. 51-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 146.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Is successful democracy promotion possible?: The conceptual problem2014In: Democratization, ISSN 1351-0347, E-ISSN 1743-890X, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 49-71Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Is it even logically possible for democracy promotion policies to succeed in the sense that they increase democracy in other countries? Empirical research on the conditions for success in democracy promotion must assume an affirmative answer to this question. To study something empirically, it must be logically possible in the first place. Some critical and normative theorists, on the other hand, answer the same question negatively. They suggest that promotion of democracy from the outside is a contradiction in terms, in particular cases or more generally. This article offers a framework for clarifying this disagreement and for facilitating dialogue across empirical research and normative and critical theory. I draw on this framework also to suggest a conception of democracy that maximizes the political relevance of both normative and empirical analyses of democracy promotion (DP), while freeing that same research from the intellectual blockages of potential contradictions. Such intellectual advantages follow, I argue, by defining democracy as an ideal while making its institutional implications explicit; as an exercise of either constituent or constituted power, depending on the political phase being studied; and as located in the internal relationships of world politics.

  • 147.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Legitimacy in global governance research: How normative or sociological should it be?2018In: Legitimacy in Global Governance : Sources, Processes, and Consequences / [ed] Jonas Tallberg, Karin Bäckstrand, Jan Aart Scholte, Oxford University Press, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 148.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University.
    Omotiverat hårda straff i Göteborg. Vad menar egentligen svenska domstolar med "demokrati?: DN Kultur.2002In: Dagens NyheterArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 149.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Popular power in the European Union: Delegated or Alienated?2015In: The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis / [ed] Simona Piattoni, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, p. 46-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The important role played by national governments in the creation of European institutions and policies is often invoked to reinforce the democratic legitimacy of the European Union. As long as leaders of all states constitutive of the EU are democratically elected, the EU has a reasonable claim to democratic legitimacy for itself, regardless of how it creates policies and institutions on an everyday basis. The powers of the EU are delegated by, and not alienated from, national democracies. Notwithstanding the importance in political practice of this attempt at defending the democratic legitimacy of the EU, this chapter suggests that it fails on theoretical grounds alone and that the normative problem indicated by this failure is aggravated as a consequence of the euro crisis. The chapter identifies more promising avenues toward a legitimate EU by examining democracy defined as a particular form of constituent power.

  • 150.
    Agné, Hans
    Stockholm University.
    S har inteförstått dagens arbeten: Debattartikel2011In: GöteborgspostenArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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