Search for dissertations about: "Cape Town"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the words Cape Town.

  1. 1. Neighbourhood Politics in Transition Residents’ Associations and Local Government in Post-Apartheid Cape Town

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sara Monaco; Uppsala universitet.; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : Political science; post-apartheid civil society–state relations; the dilemma of pluralist democracy; neighbourhood politics; social movements; residents’ associations; political opportunity structures; framing processes; South Africa; Cape Town; Hout Bay; Imizamo Yethu; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study focuses on the changing practices of South African residents’ associations and their relationship with political parties and local government from 1990 to 2006, with the aim to examine how associations in Cape Town respond when they are confronted with a new democratic institutional and political context.Two empirical questions guide the analysis: How do residents’ associations perceive that the changing political context has affected them in their attempts to influence agenda-setting and decision-making? And how can we understand the process in which they decide to act, or not act, in response to important changes in their political environment?Drawing on social movement theory, most importantly the notions of political opportunity structures and framing processes, an analysis is made of the most significant changes in Cape Town’s post-apartheid institutional and political context. READ MORE

  2. 2. Postcolonial Nature Conservation and Collaboration in Urban Protected Areas : Everyday relations at Macassar Dunes/Wolfgat reserves, Cape Town, South Africa

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : Marnie Graham; Stockholms universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; collaborative conservation; co-management; postcolonial identities; urban nature; ways of knowing nature; Southern cities; Indigenous methodology; Macassar Dunes Wolfgat reserves; Cape Town; South Africa; politics of nature conservation; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : Protected areas and nature conservation are profoundly shaped by Western ideas, and are embedded within powerful discourses and colonising practices. This thesis examines how colonialism and apartheid shape contemporary practices of nature conservation in Cape Town in South Africa - its institutions, geographies and peoples. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making a life: Meanings of migration in Cape Verde

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Lisa Åkesson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Cape Verde; culture of migration; transnationalism; sending country perspective; kinship; life-making;

    Abstract : This anthropological study examines the meanings and practices associated with migratin in Cape Verde, and the social an historical space in which these are produced. More specifically, it analyses an ideology of migration that concerns collective experiences of Cape Verde's history, political economy, ecology and geography as well as notions about the life of the person. READ MORE

  4. 4. Shaping urban environments through human selection for plant traits

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : Julie Goodness; Stockholms universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cape Town; cities; ecosystem services; environmental management; functional traits; interdisciplinary; landscaping preferences; residential landscapes; social-ecological system; Stockholm; traits; urban ecology; Kapstaden; städer; kulturella ekosystemtjänster; ekosystemtjänster; miljöförvaltning; funktionella egenskaper; tvärvetenskaplig; anläggningspreferenser; bostadsmiljö; socialekologiska system; Stockholm; växtegenskaper; urban ekologi; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : Cities, as home to the majority of the world’s people, are significant sites for addressing challenges of achieving sustainability and securing human wellbeing. Urban environments are complex social-ecological systems, and meeting these challenges requires better understandings of the interactions of social and ecological elements. READ MORE

  5. 5. Paediatric burn injuries in Cape Town, South Africa : Context, circumstances, and prevention barriers

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Ashley van Niekerk; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2007]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Burns; paediatric; injury circumstances; low-income context; prevention barriers;

    Abstract : Despite concerns about the impact of childhood burns, there remains a paucity of systematic descriptions of its epidemiology, contexts of occurrence, and preventability. This information is essential for the development of prevention interventions in Cape Town, South Africa. READ MORE