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Hur mår demokratin i Palestina?: En fallstudie med utgångspunkt i Robert Dahls Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Is Palestine a democracy? : A case study based on Robert Dahl's Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay seeks to explore to what extent Palestine can be described as a democracy. It uses political theorist Robert A. Dahl's model of Polyarchy, as laid out in his book Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition, as theoretical framework, giving an account of Dahl's eight requirements for democracy, as well as his theoretical scale divided into the two dimensions liberalization and participation which allows one to determine how far a country has come in the process of democratization. A case study of Palestine is then conducted by comparing the polyarchic model with empirical findings, the central source being Freedom House. The conclusion is reached that Palestine is lacking in a number of key requirements for democracy, resulting in the classification of both the Gaza Strip as well as the West Bank as being best described as inclusive hegemonies, or near-inclusive hegemonies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
Palestine, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Israel, Robert Dahl, Polyarchy, Democracy, Inclusive Hegemony
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-65059OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-65059DiVA, id: diva2:1107553
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Political Science
Educational program
International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
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Available from: 2017-06-13 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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