Search for dissertations about: "Astrid Hedin"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words Astrid Hedin.

  1. 1. The Politics of Social Networks : Interpersonal Trust and Institutional Change in Post-Communist East Germany

    Author : Astrid Hedin; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; East Germany; PDS; SED; feminism; gender; political party; communicative action; logic of appropriateness; garbage-can decision-making; interpersonal trust; institutional change; social network; new institutionalism; structuration; Giddens; path-dependence; Political and administrative sciences; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap;

    Abstract : New institutionalist approaches are inherently weak at accounting for institutional change. In this book, social network analysis is proposed as a key to institutional change. The social network perspective focuses emergent patterns of interpersonal interaction and the resulting ties of interpersonal trust. READ MORE

  2. 2. The State as Investment Market : An Analytical Framework for Interpreting Politics and Bureaucracy in Kyrgyzstan

    Author : Johan Engvall; Li Bennich-Björkman; Svante Cornell; Astrid Hedin; Henry Hale; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Kyrgyzstan; state; investment market; sale of public offices; corruption; politics; bureaucracy; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : What type of state has emerged in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, and what kind of theoretical framework must we develop to understand its behavior and performance? This study argues that the logic of political and bureaucratic organization follows that of an investment market in which public offices are purchased with the expectation of yielding a favorable return. This theory represents a novel perspective on the post-communist state which has hitherto either been premised on modernization theory or emphasized a robustly personalistic logic of political organization. READ MORE

  3. 3. The complicated struggle to be a support : meanings of being a co-worker, supervisor and closely connected to a person developing burnout

    Author : Eva Ericson-Lidman; Gunilla Strandberg; Astrid Norberg; Ulla-Carin Hedin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; burnout; co-workers; supervisors; closely connected; healthcare; phenomenological-hermeneutics; thematic content analysis; the ethical demand; social support; Nursing; Omvårdnad;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis is to illuminate meanings of being a co-worker, supervisor and closely connected to a person developing burnout, and to describe perceptions of signs preceding burnout. The thesis comprises four papers and is based on qualitative data. READ MORE