Search for dissertations about: "Erik Björn"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 swedish dissertations containing the words Erik Björn.

  1. 1. One coin - One vote : the rural political power shift that pushed Sweden towards industrialization

    Author : Erik Lindgren; Björn Tyrefors; Per Pettersson-Lidbom; Erik Grönqvist; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Development; Education; Infrastructure Investment; Railroads; Historical data; Political Institutions; Infant mortality and Weather; Growth; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : The Causal Effect of Political Power on the Provision of Public Education: Evidence from a Weighted Voting SystemWe estimate how political power affects the provision of public education in local governments, using data from a nondemocratic society where voters received votes in proportion to their taxable income. This was the system used in Swedish local governments during the period 1862–1909. READ MORE

  2. 2. Unraveling the importance of solid and adsorbed phase mercury speciation for methylmercury formation, evasion and bioaccumulation

    Author : Sofi Jonsson; Erik Björn; Ulf Skyllberg; Erik Lundberg; Per Persson; Robert Mason; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; mercury; methylmercury; aquatic systems; estuary; Hg; MeHg; bioaccumulation; methylation; demethylation; evasion; sediment; water; terrestrial sources; atmospheric sources; climate change; eutrophication;

    Abstract : Monomethylmercury, MeHg, is formed under anoxic conditions in waters, sediments and soils and then bioaccumulated and biomagnified in aquatic food webs, negatively effecting both human and wildlife health. It is generally accepted that precipitation of mercury, Hg, and adsorption of Hg to e.g. READ MORE

  3. 3. Light treatment in seasonal and nonseasonal depression : diagnostic, clinical and neurendocrine studies

    Author : Björn-Erik Thalén; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : Depression; seasonal; nonseasonal; light treatment; clinical ratings; melatonin; cortisol; ACTH; CRH; dexamethasone suppression testBj rn-Erik Thalen; 1996Printed in Sweden by Repro Print; Stockholm.;

    Abstract : There is a need for evaluation of new treatment modalities in depression. The aims of this thesis were to investigate the effect of 2 hours of daily light treatment for 10 days in patients with a major depression with seasonal or nonseasonal pattern and to study subgroups of depressed patients with respect to clinical, demographic, and neuroendocrine factors, the effect of exposure to bright light, dexamethasone suppression test, CRH stimulation and the hormonal effect of light exposure on healthy controls. READ MORE

  4. 4. Phase transitions in magnetic metamaterials

    Author : Björn Erik Skovdal; Björgvin Hjörvarsson; Vassilios Kapaklis; Gunnar K. Pálsson; Peter Schiffer; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Magnetic metamaterials; artificial spin ice; mesospins; magnetic nanostructures; mesoscopic spin systems; multiscale materials; tri-criticality; emergence; edge modes;

    Abstract : Magnetic metamaterials consisting of arrays of densely packed, two-dimensional nanoscale magnetic islands have degrees of freedom on two separate length scales: inside the islands, and among them. These degrees of freedom can be tuned by e.g. size, shape, island separation and lattice geometry. READ MORE

  5. 5. The un/selfish leader : Changing notions in a Tamil Nadu village

    Author : Björn Alm; Gudrun Dahl; Bengt-Erik Borgström; Jens Lerche; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social Anthropology; India; Tamil Nadu; leadership; corruption; rural change; individualism; Social anthropology; Socialantropologi;

    Abstract : 'The un/selfish' leader explores notions of selfishness, as they were perceived by people in the village of Ekkaraiyur, Tamil Nadu, India, at a time they associated with thorough changes in their lives.Discussing locally held notions about agrarian change, seen as causing the erosion of earlier village loyalties and leading to the emergence of a new type of leaders, the study focus on the censure of the alleged corruption of these leaders. READ MORE