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Finlands  låga valdeltagande: En teorikonsumerande fallstudie utav Finlands låga valdeltagande
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Finland is like Sweden, Denmark, and Norway a stable democracy. Political rights are well developed and according from reports made by Freedom house, all the Nordic countries are classified as free. Therefore, they have perfect conditions to reach a high turnout.

The Nordic states are very like each other, there are no big differences between the Nordic political systems. All the Nordic states are using a proportional election system and each country only has one chamber. Despite our similarities, the voting turnout in Finland is significantly lower than in the other Nordic states.

For the last elections, Sweden and Denmark have never had a turnout below 80 percent in their parliament elections and Norway has not been under the level of 75 percent. Finland on the other hand has been struggling with their political turnout for a long time. 

I chose to do a case study and my case is Finland and their low turnout in parliament elections. My theory was developed by Sören Holmberg and Henrik Oscarsson and this theory can explain why some states have a low turnout and why some states has a high turnout. 

In the case of Finland, they have a low turnout for number of reasons. Their institutional design, contextual factors like political options and individual factors like unemployment.

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2017. , p. 35
Keywords [sv]
Valdeltagande, val, rösta, demokrati, Finland, Sverige, Institutionella, kontextuella, individuella.
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-60066DiVA, id: diva2:1067609
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