Search for dissertations about: "Barbara Hobson"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Barbara Hobson.

  1. 1. Contextualising Constructions of Corporate Social Responsibility : Social Embeddedness in Discourse and Institutional Contexts

    Author : Brita Backlund Rambaree; Barbara Hobson; Charlotta Stern; Dima Jamali; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; corporate social responsibility; CSR; institutional theory; Foucault; context; embeddedness; institutions; new institutionalism; institutional complementarity; discursive institutionalism; institutional work; responsible investment; SRI; social constructionism; discourse; power; qualitative content analysis; self-reporting; abductive approach; interpretative repertoires; Sociology; sociologi; corporate social responsibility; CSR; institutional theory; Foucault; context; embeddedness; institutions; new institutionalism; institutional complementarity; discursive institutionalism; institutional work; responsible investment; SRI; social constructionism; discourse; power; qualitative content analysis; self-reporting; abductive approach; interpretative repertoires;

    Abstract : ‘Corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) and ‘socially responsible investment’ (SRI) have become predominant frameworks connecting business to society that have spread across the globe. They comprise a shared set of ideas and practices, such as those promoted in global reporting standards and by international organisations such as the UN Global Compact. READ MORE

  2. 2. From Common Market to Social Europe? : Paradigm Shift and Institutional Change in European Union Policy on Food, Asbestos & Chemicals, and Gender Equality

    Author : Marcus Carson; Barbara Hobson; Neil Fligstein; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Policy paradigm; public policy; European Union; new institutionalism; food safety; BSE; chemicals policy; gender equality; domestic violence; Sociology; Sociologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation takes up developments in European Union policymaking that indicate important shifts from an emphasis on prioritizing markets and economic arrangements to a greater recognition and competing prioritization of what can be broadly characterized as "social" concerns. Potentially sweeping changes are taking place in EU policy in the areas of food safety, chemicals, and gender equality. READ MORE

  3. 3. Facets of Work–Life Balance across Europe : How the interplay of institutional contexts, work arrangements and individual resources affect capabilities for having a family, and for being involved in family life

    Author : Susanne Fahlén; Barbara Hobson; Livia Sz. Oláh; Chiara Saraceno; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; capability approach; childbearing; family-friendly work; family policies; work–life balance; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to explore various dimensions of work–life balance in Europe. I examine the extent to which institutional factors, working conditions and individual resources influence individuals’ capabilities to have a family and engage in family life. READ MORE

  4. 4. Negotiating Social Membership : Immigrant Claims-Making Contesting Borders and Boundaries in Multi-Ethnic Europe

    Author : Zenia Hellgren; Barbara Hobson; Fiona Williams; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Migration; Immigration; Social Membership; Claims-making; Contentious politics; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : The concept of social membership is the mainframe for this dissertation, which encompasses four independent articles that approach the boundaries of social membership from different perspectives. Empirically, the focus lies on mobilizing groups that demand an extension of rights and/or inclusion for documented and undocumented immigrants in two European immigration countries: Sweden and Spain. READ MORE

  5. 5. Shifting Responsibilities and Shifting Terrains : State Responsibility, Corporate Social Responsibility and Indigenous Claims

    Author : Rebecca Lawrence; Barbara Hobson; Andrew Barry; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Indigenous rights; Corporate Social Responsibility; resource conflicts; welfare services; forestry; finance; windpower; internal colonisation; market rationalities; Sociology; Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : Using case studies from Australia, Sweden and Finland, and also drawing on examples from parts of Asia, including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and Thailand, the thesis explores how state and market actors respond to Indigenous claims and how Indigenous claims are themselves reconstituted through those particular responses. While the duty of protecting Indigenous rights might nominally fall upon the state, we are increasingly witness to the enfolding of market actors and market rationalities in debates concerning Indigenous claims. READ MORE