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Ehrhart, A., Wallman Lundåsen, S. & von Schoultz, Å. (2017). Mellanvalsdemokrati –ett invånarperspektiv.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellanvalsdemokrati –ett invånarperspektiv
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32223 (URN)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved
von Schoultz, Å. (2017). Party Systems and Voter Alignments. In: Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans & Michael S. Lewis-Beck (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour: Volume 2 (pp. 30-55). Sage Publications
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Party Systems and Voter Alignments
2017 (English)In: The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour: Volume 2 / [ed] Kai Arzheimer, Jocelyn Evans & Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Sage Publications, 2017, p. 30-55Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32230 (URN)10.4135/9781473957978.n3 (DOI)9781473913158 (ISBN)9781473957978 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Ehrhart, A., von Schoultz, Å. & Wallman Lundåsen, S. (2017). Utökat deltagande: En väg mot en mer hållbar demokrati?. In: Edit Andrésen, Gustav Lidén, Sara Nyhlén (Ed.), Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier (pp. 89-95). Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utökat deltagande: En väg mot en mer hållbar demokrati?
2017 (Swedish)In: Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier / [ed] Edit Andrésen, Gustav Lidén, Sara Nyhlén, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University , 2017, p. 89-95Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, 2017
Series
Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 1654-5753 ; 13
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32221 (URN)978-91-88527-37-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
von Schoultz, Å. & Wass, H. (2016). Beating Issue Agreement: Congruence in the Representational Preferences of Candidates and Voters. Parliamentary Affairs, 69(1), 136-158
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beating Issue Agreement: Congruence in the Representational Preferences of Candidates and Voters
2016 (English)In: Parliamentary Affairs, ISSN 0031-2290, E-ISSN 1460-2482, Vol. 69, no 1, p. 136-158Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using the Finnish National Election Study 2011 and the Finnish Candidate Study 2011, we explore congruence in the representational preferences of candidates and voters, the extent to which contextual- and individual-level characteristics are related to preferences and whether the effects of these factors are similar across both groups. The analysis concentrates on the focus of representation, further classified as (i) national representation of all citizens, (ii) geographical representation of one's own constituency, (iii) party representation and (iv) group-based interest representation. The results show that, while candidate and voter representational preferences largely overlap, the impacts of contextual factors, socioeconomic characteristics and ideological orientation that shape preferences are different for candidates and voters to some extent.

Keywords
Candidates, Congruence, Focus of representation, Representational roles, Voters, District magnitude
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32224 (URN)10.1093/pa/gsv001 (DOI)000369540300009 ()
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, Å. & Christensen, H. (2016). Ideals and Actions: Do Citizens’ Patterns of Political Participation Correspond to their Conceptions of Democracy?. Government and Opposition, 51(2), 234-260
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ideals and Actions: Do Citizens’ Patterns of Political Participation Correspond to their Conceptions of Democracy?
2016 (English)In: Government and Opposition, ISSN 0017-257X, E-ISSN 1477-7053, Vol. 51, no 2, p. 234-260Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The interest in procedures for political decision-making has grown tremendously during recent decades. Given the intense scholarly debate and the implementation of greater opportunities for citizen participation in many democracies, there has been surprisingly little interest in citizens’ conceptions of democracy understood as their preferences concerning the processes by which the political system works. Some recent attempts do, however, suggest that it is important to expand the study of public opinion from policy output to decision-making processes, and that there are coherent patterns in citizens’ expectations of the way in which political decisions come about. What is not clear, though, is whether citizens’ different conceptions of democracy have repercussions for how they engage in politics. Using the Finnish National Election Study of 2011 (Borg and Grönlund 2011), this article explores the relationship between citizens’ conceptions of democracy and patterns of political participation. Results demonstrate a distinct association between citizens’ ideals and the actions they take.

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32252 (URN)10.1017/gov.2014.29 (DOI)2-s2.0-84925853281 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-05 Created: 2017-12-05 Last updated: 2018-02-20Bibliographically approved
von Schoultz, Å. (2016). Passing through the Eye of the Needle: Individual Electoral Success in Finnish Parliamentary Elections. In: Lauri Karvonen, Heikki Paloheimo, Tapio Raunio (Ed.), The Changing Balance of Political Power in Finland: (pp. 163-188). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Passing through the Eye of the Needle: Individual Electoral Success in Finnish Parliamentary Elections
2016 (English)In: The Changing Balance of Political Power in Finland / [ed] Lauri Karvonen, Heikki Paloheimo, Tapio Raunio, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2016, p. 163-188Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2016
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32225 (URN)978-91-7335-051-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
von Schoultz, Å. (2016). Puolueiden puheenjohtajien merkitys äänestyspäätöksen kannalta. In: Kimmo Grönlund och Hanna Wass (Ed.), Poliittisen osallistumisen eriytyminen: Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2015 (pp. 159-176). Helsingfors: Justitieministeriet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Puolueiden puheenjohtajien merkitys äänestyspäätöksen kannalta
2016 (Finnish)In: Poliittisen osallistumisen eriytyminen: Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2015 / [ed] Kimmo Grönlund och Hanna Wass, Helsingfors: Justitieministeriet , 2016, p. 159-176Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Justitieministeriet, 2016
Series
Utredningar och anvisningar, ISSN 1798-7059, E-ISSN 1798-7067 ; 28
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32227 (URN)978-952-259-516-4 (ISBN)978-952-259-517-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
von Schoultz, Å. (2015). Förändringar i det politiska landskapet. In: Stefan Sjöblom & Siv Sandberg (Ed.), Makten att kombinera: Utmaningar, vägval och handlingskraft i Svenskfinland (pp. 227-247). Helsingfors: Svenska Kulturfonden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förändringar i det politiska landskapet
2015 (Swedish)In: Makten att kombinera: Utmaningar, vägval och handlingskraft i Svenskfinland / [ed] Stefan Sjöblom & Siv Sandberg, Helsingfors: Svenska Kulturfonden , 2015, p. 227-247Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsingfors: Svenska Kulturfonden, 2015
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32215 (URN)978-951-9211-94-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
von Schoultz, Å. (2015). Nordic Research on Political Behaviour. Scandinavian Political Studies, 38(4), 342-368
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nordic Research on Political Behaviour
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 342-368Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This review article sets out to give an overarching presentation of Nordic research on political behaviour, which has constituted a vital subfield within Nordic political science since the 1950s. The aim of the article is to give the reader a sense of what characterises the development within the field and to point towards interesting research worth further exploring. The review covers some notes on the general progress within the field, a bibliographic analysis of publication patters complemented by a presentation of the dominating themes of research, and a discussion of methodological advancements. Research within the field rests on the strong legacy of the Norwegian scholar Stein Rokkan and the early influence of the behaviouralism and American research. The biographical analysis does, however, clearly demonstrate the leading position of Danish scholars in terms of both qualitative and quantitative indicators. From a methodological perspective, researchers within the region can be described as early adapters. The electoral programmes established in the middle of the 1950s in Sweden and Norway are among the oldest in the world, following on from the pioneering efforts of the United States which stretch back to 1948. Furthermore, recent years have brought about a significant increase in experimental research. Thematically, the research agenda has been dominated by, but not restricted to, electoral research. Sophisticated knowledge of how voters think and act at elections, but also of the changing role and behaviour of citizens within the Nordic sphere, has been developed over time.

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32216 (URN)10.1111/1467-9477.12053 (DOI)000364650000003 ()2-s2.0-84946496541 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-12-04 Created: 2017-12-04 Last updated: 2018-02-20Bibliographically approved
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