Search for dissertations about: "Annica Sandström"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Annica Sandström.

  1. 1. Innovative policy networks : the relation between structure and performance

    Author : Annica Sandström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political Science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The central undertaking in this thesis is to explore the explanatory power of the concept of policy networks. The main question is whether there is a relation between the structural features of policy networks and their performance? Does network structure matter for network performance, and in that case, in what sense? In order to investigate the relationship between structure and performance, five implementation networks, engaged in inter-organizational collaboration with the task to create multidisciplinary units, at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), are studied. READ MORE

  2. 2. Policy networks : the relation between structure and performance

    Author : Annica Sandström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political Science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The importance of policy networks and the need to treat networks seriously have long been emphasized within the field of policy science. However, not many attempts have been made to investigate the explanatory power of policy networks using the tools and theoretical concepts provided by social network analysis (SNA). READ MORE

  3. 3. Centralized Disaster Management Collaboration in Turkey

    Author : Helena Hermansson; Daniel Nohrstedt; Charles Parker; Annica Sandström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; collaboration; disaster management; collaborative disaster management; cross-sector collaboration; trust; power balance; legitimacy; integration; local knowledge; local actors; civil society; interdependence; pre-existing relations; political affiliation; natural disaster; disaster response; damage assessment; aid distribution; search and rescue; decentralization; central-local collaboration; political-administrative system; Turkey; Van; Erciş; Statskunskap; Political Science; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan;

    Abstract : Following unprecedented earthquakes in 1999, highly centralized Turkey initiated reforms that aimed to improve disaster management collaboration and to empower local authorities. In 2011, two earthquakes hit the country anew affecting the city of Van and town of Erciş in Turkey’s southeast. READ MORE

  4. 4. What logics drive the choices of public decision-makers?

    Author : Jens Nilsson; Carina Lundmark; Annica Sandström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Decision-making; new institutionalism; rational choice; sociological institutionalism; values; public administration; wildlife management; local parliaments; collaborative management; Political Science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis explores what logics drive the decisions of public decision-makers. More specifically, and drawing on new institutional theory, this topic is investigated from the perspective of how institutions, i.e. the formal and informal patterns of rules and practices, influence public decision-makers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Three faces of HELCOM - institution, organization, policy producer

    Author : Matilda Valman; Andreas Duit; Henrik Österblom; Per Olsson; Urika Mörth; Annica Sandström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Helsinki Commission; institutional change; policy change; organizational response; ecosystem approach; Baltic Sea; BSAP; content analysis; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Despite early initiatives during the 1960s and 1970s, and continuing efforts ever since, the Baltic Sea remains in poor condition. The Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) is the governing body tasked with protecting the marine environment from further deterioration through intergovernmental collaboration between the Baltic Sea states and the EU. READ MORE