Search for dissertations about: "Humanitarian Field"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Humanitarian Field.

  1. 1. Modern Missionaries : An Ethnography of Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Legitimation in the Humanitarian Field

    Author : Wenderson De Lima; Birgitta Schwartz; Bengt Karlsson; Minna Halme; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social Entrepreneurship; Modern Missionaries; Humanitarian Field; Legitimacy; Gift; Charity; Technical Assistance; Humanitarian Habitus; Unexpected Entrepreneurship; Third Sector; NGOs; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : In nearly six decades of international interventions, the question of how to promote societal progress in African societies is still the subject of lively debates. The persistence of wars, famine, political instability and economic underdevelopment on the continent continues to fuel spirited discussions about how to organize aid most efficiently and whether old forms of international assistance still work. READ MORE

  2. 2. Images, Motives, and Challenges for Western Health Workers in Humanitarian Aid

    Author : Magdalena Bjerneld; Gunilla Lindmark; Beth Maina Ahlberg; Lars Dahlgren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; humanitarian action; human resource management; relief workers; aid workers; volunteers; images; motives; qualitative research; Public health medicine research areas; Folkhälsomedicinska forskningsområden; Medicin; Medicine;

    Abstract : This thesis presents how humanitarian aid workers were attracted, motivated, recruited, and prepared for fieldwork, and how they reported their work experience directly from the field and when they returned home. Data were derived from interviews with experienced aid workers, focus group discussions with presumptive aid workers, analysis of letters from aid workers in the field on MSFs homepages in Europe, and from interviews with recruitment officers at some of the main humanitarian organisations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Needs assessments for international humanitarian health assistance in disasters

    Author : Johan von Schreeb; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Needs Assessment; Disaster; Relief; Humanitarian Assistance; Donor Allocations; Foreign Field Hospitals;

    Abstract : Background: Natural and man-made disasters overwhelmingly affect people in low and middle-income countries. In that socio-economic context both the immediate and long-term needs of those affected often exceed national resources. READ MORE

  4. 4. Governing Refugees through Gender Equality : Care, Control, Emancipation

    Author : Elisabeth Olivius; Christine Hudson; Malin Eklund Wimelius; Elisabeth Prügl; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Global governance; feminism; gender equality; refugees; refugee camps; humanitarian aid; Bangladesh; Thailand; governmentality; postcolonial feminist theory; freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research;

    Abstract : In recent decades, international feminist activism and research has had significant success in pushing gender issues onto the international agenda and into global governance institutions and processes. The goal of gender equality is now widely accepted and codified in international legal instruments. READ MORE

  5. 5. Work in voluntary welfare organizations : A sociological study of voluntary welfare organizations in Sweden

    Author : Sébastien Chartrand; Göran Ahrne; Apostolis Papakostas; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; volunteering; work; voluntary organization; Sweden; employee; volunteer; organization; public sector; professionalization; folkrörelser; Sociology; Sociologi;

    Abstract : Since Sweden has one of the most comprehensive welfare states, the role of voluntary organizations active in the field of welfare is often neglected. The unique Swedish nonprofit sector is characterized by 1) the tradition of popular mass movements in which members are central and the real owners of the organization, 2) large membership and volunteering, but low employment levels, 3) dominance in the fields of culture and recreation, but the relative marginalization in welfare. READ MORE