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De meningslösa stolarnas samband: - En studie om samband mellan Sverigedemokraternas tomma stolar till följd av avhopp för mandatperioden 2010-2014
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis explores the correlation between empty seats for the Swedish Democrats in Swedish municipality councils, during the 2010-2014 length of office. First I investigate why these seats are left empty and show that they are almost exclusively due to the withdrawals from the seat rather than the seats not being filled to begin with. Based on previous research on withdrawals from council seats I draw four hypotheses. These are tested to investigate the relationship between the seats by using linear regression alongside with a multiple linear regression including all the explanatory variables. The only significant correlation in the analysis concerns the commissioners’ stance to immigration and its consequences. A leadership of coalition has the strongest correlation between empty seats in the municipality, although not significant, increasing the share of empty seats caused by withdrawals from the Swedish democrats compared to where there wasn’t a leadership of coalition. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 36 p.
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302412DiVA: diva2:957457
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Political Science
Available from: 2016-09-02 Created: 2016-09-02 Last updated: 2016-09-02Bibliographically approved

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