Search for dissertations about: " sweden"

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  1. 1. Paranormal Sweden? : Paranormal beliefs and practices in contemporary Sweden

    Author : Cristoffer Tidelius; Maria Klingenberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Paranormal; Paranormal beliefs; Paranormal practices; Mediumship; Ghost hunts; Cryptozoology; Parapsychology; Ufology; Occulture; Epistemic authority; Epistemic capital; Boundary-work; Sociology of Religion; Religionssociologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation aims to study the contemporary occurrence of paranormal beliefs, activities and experiences in Sweden as well as a paraculture of practices dedicated to these issues, with a particular focus on issues of knowledge and authority. The study is placed against the backdrop of academic and popular claims that paranormal beliefs, activities and experiences are not only common but are also on the rise. READ MORE

  2. 2. Opportunity creation as a mixed embedding process : A study of immigrant entrepreneurs in Sweden

    Author : Quang V. D. Evansluong; Caroline Wigren-Kristoferson; Marcela Ramirez-Pasillas; Monder Ram; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; immigrant entrepreneurship; opportunity creation; entrepreneurial opportunity; social integration; Sweden; mixed embeddedness; mixed embedding; företagsekonomi; immigrant entrepreneurship; opportunity creation; entrepreneurial opportunity; Social integration; sweden; mixed embeddedness; mixed embedding;

    Abstract : Entrepreneurial opportunities are frequently noted and addressed in the literature of immigrant entrepreneurship; however, little is known about how these entrepreneurial opportunities come into existence and how immigrant entrepreneurs create such opportunities. The purpose of this thesis is to examine why and how immigrant entrepreneurs create entrepreneurial opportunities through embedding processes in the home country and the host country. READ MORE

  3. 3. Corruption in Sweden : Exploring Danger Zones and Change

    Author : Staffan Andersson; Gullan Gidlund; Torbjörn Bergman; Paul Heywood; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Corruption; danger zones; delegation; institutional and contextual changes; least corrupt cases; multi-method approach; principal-agent relations; public sector; Sweden; Public sector research; Forskning om offentlig sektor; statskunskap; political science; Political science;

    Abstract : In this dissertation I study corruption in the public sector in Sweden, a country which the literature regards as having few corruption problems. Sweden is therefore classified as a “least corrupt” case, and such countries are seldom studied in corruption research. My work is thus an effort to fill a gap in the literature. READ MORE

  4. 4. Family Language Policies and Immigrant Language Maintenance : Lithuanian in Sweden

    Author : Frederik H. Bissinger; Peteris Vanags; Anneli Sarhimaa; Katharina M. Ruuska; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; family language policy; language maintenance; language practices; language management; language ideologies; harmonious bilingual development; sociolinguistics; ethnography; Lithuanian; Sweden; baltiska språk; Baltic Languages;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates family language policies of Lithuanian families in Sweden and strives to shed some light on the maintenance of Lithuanian as a heritage language. The aims of the study are to understand how Lithuanian families in Sweden construct, negotiate and implement their family language policies, and to identify challenges regarding the maintenance of Lithuanian which Lithuanian families in Sweden encounter. READ MORE

  5. 5. Architectures of Life-Building in the Twentieth Century : Russia, Germany, Sweden

    Author : Irina Seits; Sven-Olov Wallenstein; Irina Sandomirskaja; Thordis Arrhenius; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; architecture of the twentieth century; modernism; Soviet avantgarde; functionalism; constructivism; life-building; Russia; Germany; Sweden; urban theory; IKEA; living space; everyday life; home; Архитектура двадцатого века; жизнестроение; авангард; модернизм; функционализм; ИКЕЯ; Kritisk kulturteori; Critical and Cultural Theory; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : The modernist concept of life-building as an architectural method for improving the conditions of everyday life originated in Europe during the 1920s. This book explores three modes of functionalism by way of a comparative analysis of both the theoretical discourses and architectural practices associated with functionalism in Russia, Germany, and Sweden. READ MORE