Search for dissertations about: "CULTURE OF SCIENCE"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 373 swedish dissertations containing the words CULTURE OF SCIENCE.

  1. 1. Gatekeepers of democracy? : a comparative study of elite support for democracy in Russia and the Baltic States

    Author : Linda A. Åström; Sten Berglund; Lars Johannsen; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political support; Russia; the Baltic states; democracy; democratic consolidation; political culture; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : This study deals with the consolidation of democracy in general and with political support for democracy, in particular. The theoretical reason for observing support for democracy rests on the assumption that this kind of support is a vital factor that will foster (or its absence will obstruct) the development of democracy in the countries analysed in this study, i. READ MORE

  2. 2. Justice and the Prejudices of Culture : On Choice, Social Background and Unequal Opportunities in the Liberal Society

    Author : Marcus Ohlström; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Liberalism; culture; justice; equality of opportunity; esteem; self-esteem; John Rawls; Statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Egalitarian liberal theories of justice – so this dissertation argues – fail to take into accountthe full implications of the way citizens’ socio-cultural backgrounds work to undermine theequal opportunities these same theories demand. While egalitarians support extensiveredistribution of income and wealth from the privileged to the less privileged, and advocateequal opportunities for all, they do not properly attend either to how our shared societalcultures structure social esteem and related advantages, or to how our individual socioculturalenvironments structure the very act of choice. READ MORE

  3. 3. The role of practical work in physics education in Lao PDR

    Author : Thongloon Vilaythong; Sune Pettersson; Oleg Popov; Bertil Sundqvist; Ogawa Masakata; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cultural-Historical Activity Theory; laboratory work; Laos; pendulum experiment; physics curriculum; physics education research; practical activities; Subject didactics; Ämnesdidaktik; didactics of physics; fysikdidaktik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to get a better understanding of the role of practical work in physics education in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). The Lao PDR is one of least developed countries in the world with a weak base for science, and poor market opportunities for science graduates. READ MORE

  4. 4. Politics of Affection : Ex-Combatants, Political Engagement and Reintegration Programs in Liberia

    Author : Johanna Söderström; Li Bennich-Björkman; Anna Jarstad; Anirudh Krishna; Terrence Lyons; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ex-combatants; DDR; reintegration programs; Liberia; political culture; policy feedback; focus groups; democratization; democratic citizenship; peacebuilding; procedural design; political reintegration; political involvement; tolerance of dissent; inclusion; expressed antagonism; political participation; politisk kultur; politisk sociologi; återintegreringsprogram; fredsbyggande; policyanalys; soldater; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Ex-combatants' relationship with post-war politics is crucial for the continued democratization and peace processes, irrespective of what has shaped it: the war or their post-war experiences. In this thesis, the relationship with politics, after the end of the Liberian civil war (1989-2003) is explored among ex-combatants, following the research question: How do ex-combatants in Liberia think about politics and how do they engage in politics? Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) programs are a large component of contemporary peacebuilding efforts that target ex-combatant populations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Semiotics of Politics : Dialogicality of Parliamentary Talk

    Author : Jaakko Turunen; Inga Brandell; Johan Tralau; Jens Bartelson; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; language; dialogicality; parliamentary talk; Mikhail Bakhtin; Hans-Georg Gadamer; Yuri Lotman; Poland; Slovakia; Politics; Economy and the Organization of Society; Politik; ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : Parliamentary talk, despite its central place in politics, has not been the focus of many qualitative studies. The present study investigates how parliamentary talk emerges in a dialogue between different arguments in the parliament. READ MORE