Search for dissertations about: "Civil Society"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 278 swedish dissertations containing the words Civil Society.

  1. 1. Standardizing Civil Society : Interpreting Organizational Development in the Tension Between Instrumentalism and Expressivism

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Santérus Academic Press

    Author : Ola Segnestam Larsson; Bengt Kristensson Uggla; Lars Svedberg; Christina Garsten; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Business studies; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : This book focuses on empirical phenomenon of organizational development, which seems to be trusted as the solution to many problems in civil society and the key to ‘the good society’. But can organizational development fulfil such expectations?As civil society becomes increasingly prominent in local struggles, national debates, and international politics, scholars are paying attention to how it should be promoted and developed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Civil society in civil war : peace work and identity politics in Sri Lanka

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University

    Author : Camilla Orjuela; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; peace work; identity; conflict resolution; civil society; peace movement; NGO; dialogue; multiculturalism; ethnic conflict; civil war; ethnicity; nationalism; Sri Lanka;

    Abstract : What possibilities do civil society actors have in contributing to peace in violent conflicts fought along identity lines? What are the problems involved in civil society peace work? This thesis takes on these questions, applying a critical, interpretative and constructivist approach. It draws the attention to actors who are often not visible in war and peace processes, given that a focus on outside intervention has dominated peace and conflict research. READ MORE

  3. 3. A sustainable home? Reconceptualizing home in a low-impact society

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University

    Author : Pernilla Hagbert; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; social practices; transition; low-impact; home; housing; sustainability;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses the environmental and socio-economic impact of modern ways of living, focusing on home-related concepts and practices for transitions to a less environmentally harmful and more socially just society. Exploring diverse conceptualizations of a sustainable home, the aim is to broaden discourses on less resource-intensive ways of living and residing. READ MORE

  4. 4. Translating Popular Education Civil Society Cooperation between Sweden and Estonia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Pelle Åberg; Anders Uhlin; Ulrika Mörth; Karl Magnus Johansson; Mikko Lagerspetz; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Translation; diffusion; socialization; popular education; civil society; Sweden; Estonia; transnational cooperation; democracy promotion; ABF; AHL; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : By their very nature, attempts by civil society organizations to promote democracy abroad involve cooperation and contact across the borders of nation states. The dissemination of the ideas and practices of the promoters is often essential; in the case of Swedish democracy promotion, popular education or folkbildning has been important. READ MORE

  5. 5. The effect of resource sustainability interventions on social sustainable development in the built environment

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Mikael Mangold; [2013]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Domestic Water; Housing; Social Sustainability;

    Abstract : There are several sustainable development targets for the Swedish housing market. The sector as a whole is expected to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases. Housing prices should increase and not inflate. Meanwhile, the development of the built environment should contribute to well being and decrease segregation. READ MORE