Search for dissertations about: "Egalitarianism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the word Egalitarianism.

  1. 1. A Black Utopia? Social Stratification in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Sierra Leone

    Author : Stefania Galli; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social Stratification; Institutions; Ideals; Colonialism; Africa; Sierra Leone; West Africa; Slave trade; Egalitarianism; Settler colony; Inequality; Wealth; Marriage; Socio-economic status;

    Abstract : In the present dissertation, social stratification in colonial Sierra Leone is discussed, with the aim of providing novel evidence on the association between ideals, institutions and inequality. The case study of Sierra Leone is valuable for it allows to examine social stratification in an alleged egalitarian context. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Social Capital, Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health A Health Economic Study

    Author : Kamrul Islam; Socialepidemiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; economic systems; economic theory; Economics; econometrics; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences; epidemiologi; Folkhälsa; epidemiology; Public health; Sweden; Panel data fixed-effect model; Decomposition analysis; Concentration index; Socioeconomic health inequality; Population aging; Survival analysis; Extended Cox model; Multilevel analysis; Unbalanced panel data; Externalities; Crime rates; Election participation rates; Community social capital; Municipality-level social capital; Systematic review; Egalitarianism; Determinants of health; Mortality; Health-related quality of life; Health; Keywords; Social capital; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik;

    Abstract : The thesis comprises four independent research papers and a summary that focus on two related dimensions. The first dimension focuses on the understanding of the production of health. Particularly, the question is asked whether community's stock of social capital influence individual's health. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ethical Aspects of Radiation Risk Management

    Author : Per Wikman-Svahn; John Cantwell; Carl F. Cranor; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; radiation protection; radiological protection; nuclear power; nuclear energy; social issues; ethical issues; ethics; risk; uncertainty; value judgments; precautionary principle; distributive issues; justice; limits; prioritarianism; responsibility; egalitarianism; black swan; black elephant; risk management;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on the assumption that the intersection of moral philosophy and practical risk management is a rewarding area to study. In particular, the thesis assumes that concepts, ideas, and methods that are used in moral philosophy can be of great benefit for risk analysis, but also that practices in risk regulation provide a useful testing ground for moral philosophical theories. READ MORE

  4. 4. Your Treatment, My Treat? : On Lifestyle-Related Ill Health and Reasonable Responsibilitarianism

    Author : Max Fonseca; Ludvig Beckman; Jouni Reinikainen; Kristin Voigt; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; responsibilitarianism; lifestyle; health; distributive justice; contractualism; Thomas Scanlon; luck-egalitarianism; the harshness objection; free will; accountability responsibility; sin-taxes; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : How should the costs of unhealthy lifestyles be distributed between individual citizens and the state? This study approaches this question by investigating the justifiability of the responsibilitarian idea that people who are responsible for their lifestyle-choices should also be held responsible for the costs that these lifestyle-choices generate.Two main conclusions come out of this investigation. READ MORE

  5. 5. I Am Tsunki : Gender and Shamanism among the Shuar of Western Amazonia

    Author : Marie Perruchon; Jan-Åke Alvarsson; Kenneth Kensinger; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Cultural anthropology; Shuar; gender; shamanism; Amazonia; missionaries; spirits; animism; anthropology of the everyday; complementarity; discourses; entheogenic experience; Kulturantropologi; Cultural anthropology; Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : In this work, Perruchon brings together what is generally treated as two distinct domains of analysis: gender and shamanism. She investigates the relationship between gender and achievement of power through the shaman’s role in Shuar society. READ MORE