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Bergman, Torbjörn
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Bergman, T. & Blomgren, M. (2019). EU-hybriden och den representativa demokratin: positioner och framtidsperspektiv (1ed.). In: Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Anna Michalski, Lars Oxelheim (Ed.), EU och nationalstatens återkomst: (pp. 37-64). Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>EU-hybriden och den representativa demokratin: positioner och framtidsperspektiv
2019 (Swedish)In: EU och nationalstatens återkomst / [ed] Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Anna Michalski, Lars Oxelheim, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2019, 1, p. 37-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press Sweden, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Europaperspektiv, ISSN 1403-3879 ; 2019
Keywords
Europeiska unionen, demokrati, integration
National Category
Political Science Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156186 (URN)9789173591324 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2019-05-20Bibliographically approved
Walther, D., Hellström, J. & Bergman, T. (2019). Government instability and the state. Political Science Research and Methods, 7(3), 579-594
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Government instability and the state
2019 (English)In: Political Science Research and Methods, ISSN 2049-8470, E-ISSN 2049-8489, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 579-594Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Government instability (cabinet duration) is an important feature of parliamentary democracy. Over time, the research on cabinet duration has improved in technical and theoretical sophistication. However, we note that little attention has been paid to the relationship between governments and the state itself. Our main hypothesis is that state capacity, e.g., factors such as state bureaucratic effectiveness and law and order, shape how easy it is for governments to implement the new policy and thus how well they can achieve policy objectives. We also argue that when state capacity is low, the ability to adequately respond to external shocks goes down, and instability increases. When testing this empirically we find that low state capacity does indeed help us predict an increased risk for early termination—in particular, whether the government ends through a replacement (but not by an early election). Using interaction effects, we also demonstrate that the effect of external shocks, such as an increase in unemployment, is conditional on state capacity. An increase in unemployment only has a significant effect on cabinet stability when state capacity is low, suggesting that the cabinet’s (in)ability to address the economic problems is an important factor for understating cabinet durability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2019
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133426 (URN)10.1017/psrm.2018.20 (DOI)000472096700011 ()
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Note

Previously published in thesis in manuscript form.

Available from: 2017-04-10 Created: 2017-04-10 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Bergman, T., Hellström, J. & Sandström, C. (2018). Regeringsbildningen efter riksdagsvalet 2018. In: Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin & Kajsa Falasca (Ed.), Snabbtänkt: reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare (pp. 21-22). Sundsvall: DEMICOM, Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regeringsbildningen efter riksdagsvalet 2018
2018 (Swedish)In: Snabbtänkt: reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare / [ed] Lars Nord, Marie Grusell, Niklas Bolin & Kajsa Falasca, Sundsvall: DEMICOM, Mittuniversitetet , 2018, p. 21-22Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: DEMICOM, Mittuniversitetet, 2018
Series
DEMICOM-rapport ; 38
Keywords
Regeringsbildning, riksdagsvalet 2018, partier, partipositioner, valmanifest, medieanalys
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153291 (URN)978-91-88025-99-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-16 Created: 2018-11-16 Last updated: 2018-11-20Bibliographically approved
Bergman, T. (2016). Parlamentarism (4ed.). In: Ingvar Mattson & Olof Petersson (Ed.), Svensk författningspolitik: (pp. 137-152). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Parlamentarism
2016 (Swedish)In: Svensk författningspolitik / [ed] Ingvar Mattson & Olof Petersson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, 4, p. 137-152Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016 Edition: 4
Keywords
Parlament, riksdag, regering, regeringsbildning
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114317 (URN)978-91-44-10640-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-17 Created: 2016-01-17 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Bergman, T., Ersson, S. & Hellström, J. (2015). Government formation and breakdown in Western and Central Eastern Europe. Comparative European Politics, 13(3), 345-375
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Government formation and breakdown in Western and Central Eastern Europe
2015 (English)In: Comparative European Politics, ISSN 1472-4790, E-ISSN 1740-388X, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 345-375Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we use a new data set describing governments, political parties and institutions to make an explicit comparison between Western Europe (WE) and Central Eastern Europe (CEE) in the investigation of three different topical issues found in the coalition literature, namely, coalition formation (that is, which factors affect who forms the winning coalitions), the number of cabinet members (that is, what affects the number of ministers in a cabinet) and cabinet duration (that is, which factors affect how long a new government lasts). Our findings indicate that, regardless of all the discussions about how CEE is different from WE because of the post-communist heritage or the volatility of voters in the CEE region, structural attributes such as the size and number of political parties are important determinants of coalition formation and cabinet duration patterns in both the West and the East. In fact, precisely because of the unsettled nature of CEE party politics, structural attributes tend to matter even more in the East.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82331 (URN)10.1057/cep.2013.27 (DOI)000352824700004 ()
Projects
The European Representative Democracy Data ArchiveRepresentative Democracy in Europe
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, dnr A050-10Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, MMW 2011.0030
Available from: 2013-10-30 Created: 2013-10-30 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Agnafors, M., Amnå, E., Bergman, T., Bexell, M., Stubbergaard, Y., Wihlborg, E. & von Sydow, B. (2015). Kommentarer till Johan P. Olsen, "Lorenzettis utfordring og demokratiets århundre". Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 117(1), 38-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommentarer till Johan P. Olsen, "Lorenzettis utfordring og demokratiets århundre"
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2015 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 117, no 1, p. 38-41Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund University Open Access, 2015
Keywords
Demokrati Sverige EU
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110640 (URN)
Note

Marcus Agnafors: Lorenzettis utmaning, Pax perspektiv och det normativas plats

Erik Amnå: När medborgaren står standby

Torbjörn Bergman: Demokratins utmaningar – ett beprövat men svårt tema

Magdalena Bexell: Globalt folkstyre?

Ylva Stubbergaard: Makt att tala – makt att tolka

Elin Wihlborg: Demokratins utmaningar i digitalise-ringens tidevarv – reflektioner kring organiseringen

Björn von Sydow: Norge och Sverige i Lorenzettis ljus

Available from: 2015-10-24 Created: 2015-10-24 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved
Bergman, T. (2014). Erik Oddvar Eriksen & John Erik Fossum (red): Det norske paradoks. Om Norges forhold til Den europeiske uninon.: Anmeldt av Torbjörn Bergman [Review]. Sosiologi i dag, 44(2), 86-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Erik Oddvar Eriksen & John Erik Fossum (red): Det norske paradoks. Om Norges forhold til Den europeiske uninon.: Anmeldt av Torbjörn Bergman
2014 (Swedish)In: Sosiologi i dag, ISSN 0332-6330, E-ISSN 1893-4617, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 86-90Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Keywords
EU, EÖS, Norge, demokrati, rättsordning
National Category
Sociology Political Science
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94882 (URN)
Available from: 2014-10-19 Created: 2014-10-19 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Bergman, T. (2014). Sitter Löfven i en historiskt svår situation?. WordPress.com
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sitter Löfven i en historiskt svår situation?
2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
WordPress.com, 2014
Keywords
regeringsstabilitet, Riksdagsval 2014, Socialdemokraterna, Stefan Löfven
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94878 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A050-10
Note

Om makt och politik (Bloggsida)

Available from: 2014-10-19 Created: 2014-10-19 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Bergman, T. & Bäck, H. (2014). Vem stöttar vem i regeringsbildningen?: Om minoritetsregeringar och "stödpartier". WordPress.com
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem stöttar vem i regeringsbildningen?: Om minoritetsregeringar och "stödpartier"
2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
WordPress.com, 2014
Keywords
Riksdagsval 2014, Regeringsbildning 2014, Stödpartier
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94880 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A050-10
Note

Om makt och politik (Bloggsida)

Available from: 2014-10-19 Created: 2014-10-19 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Bergman, T. (2014). What a difference a vote makes?. WordPress.com
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What a difference a vote makes?
2014 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
WordPress.com, 2014
Keywords
Swedish government formation 2014, Swedish elections 2014
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94881 (URN)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A050-10
Note

Om makt och politik (Bloggsida)

Available from: 2014-10-19 Created: 2014-10-19 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
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