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Sentrum-periferi-relasjoner: Kan avstand påvirke holdninger til europeisk integrasjon? Et komparativt casestudium av Tyskland og Romania
(The University of Bergen, 2012-11-20)
Abstract This master thesis is at hypothesis-generating case stadium focusing on center-periphery relations between EU and its member countries. Center-periphery relations between EU as an organization and its member ...
The veepstakes: A study of the selections of the American vice presidents from 1940 to 2008
(The University of Bergen, 2009-11-19)
American vice presidents have become influential and powerful political figures. Yet, they are not popularly elected; since 1940, they have been personally selected by the presidential nominees themselves. This thesis ...
A meta-analysis of income and democracy. Why we still have not reached consensus after 60 years of research
(The University of Bergen, 2015-06-02)
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between per capita income and democracy. Namely, do increases in income per capita affect a regime's level of democracy? The scholarly tradition has investigated ...
Baltic Corporatist Arrangements. A Comparative Analysis of Tripartite Arrangements in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
(The University of Bergen, 2003)
The subject of this thesis is the development of tripartite arrangements between representatives of the trade union organisations, the employers’ organisations and the government or the state bureaucracy in Estonia, ...
Lehman Brothers - A Casualty of Constructive Ambiguity?
(The University of Bergen, 2009-10-05)
This thesis seeks to explain the US Government's role in the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. It asks why Lehman did not find a solution in the market before it was too late, and why the Government did not ...
The Three Mahapacs: a game theoretical analysis of power changes and democracy-building in Israel
(The University of Bergen, 2009-05-27)
Since independence, Israel has passed through the phases of democratic transition from the non-democratic British Mandate Authority of pre-independence Palestine to the democratic confirmation of peaceful transfers of ...
In Science We Trust, Through Ideology We Look: Explaining Climate Change Attitudes in Norway
(The University of Bergen, 2015-06-01)
This thesis explores climate change attitudes among the Norwegian public. While previous research on public opinion on climate change to a large degree has focused on scepticism, this thesis focuses on climate change ...
How and Why Parties Respond to Membership Decline: The Case of the SPD and the CDU
(Taylor & Francis, 2013)
A dominant assumption in the existing literature on party organisation in Western Europe holds that parties acquiesce in membership decline because modern campaigning is capital- rather than labour-intensive. This article ...
Living in a material world: political funding in electoral authoritarian regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa
(The University of Bergen, 2011-05-27)
This thesis investigates the role of political funding in two electoral authoritarian regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa. The issue of political funding has been investigated thoroughly in developed democracies in the West, but ...
Nordisk stemmegivning i FNs generalforsamling - Test av en konstruktivistisk hypotese om nordisk sikkerhetspolitikk
(The University of Bergen, 2003)