Search for dissertations about: "Political and administrative sciences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 91 swedish dissertations containing the words Political and administrative sciences.

  1. 1. Participation and Legitimacy : Actor Involvement for Nature Conservation

    Author : Linn Rabe; Magnus Boström; Fred Saunders; Svein Jentoft; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Participation; legitimacy; multi-level; governance; actor involvement; marine protected areas; coastal management; public consultation; locals; nature resource conflict; public-private relations; HELCOM; Baltic Sea; Sweden; Deltagande; samråd; naturvård; miljöskydd; samhällsstyrning; länsstyrelse; naturreservat; marin förvaltning; Environmental Studies; Miljövetenskapliga studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : This PhD thesis in environmental science aims to contribute to the theoretical and empirical understanding of the relation between participation and legitimacy in multi-level environmental governance.It is widely assumed that actor involvement has great potential to improve the legitimacy of nature conservation through long-term acceptance and target achievement. READ MORE

  2. 2. Contested Landscapes : social-ecological interactions between forestry and reindeer husbandry

    Author : Tim Horstkotte; Jon Moen; Camilla Sandström; Micheline Manseau; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; Reindeer husbandry; forestry; adaptive capacity; arboreal lichens; snow; winter pasture; natural resource management; multiple use; land-use conflict; habitat fragmentation;

    Abstract : Throughout northern Fennoscandia, reindeer husbandry is a central part in the cultural heritage of the Sámi people. In its history, Sámi culture and reindeer husbandry have undergone significant adaptations to environmental, social and political challenges. READ MORE

  3. 3. Gatekeepers of democracy? : a comparative study of elite support for democracy in Russia and the Baltic States

    Author : Linda A. Åström; Sten Berglund; Lars Johannsen; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political support; Russia; the Baltic states; democracy; democratic consolidation; political culture; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : This study deals with the consolidation of democracy in general and with political support for democracy, in particular. The theoretical reason for observing support for democracy rests on the assumption that this kind of support is a vital factor that will foster (or its absence will obstruct) the development of democracy in the countries analysed in this study, i. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Governance Gap : Central–local steering & mental health reform in Britain and Sweden

    Author : Wendy Katherine Maycraft Kall; Shirin Ahlbäck Öberg; Paula Blomqvist; B. Guy Peters; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; mental health; public management reform; governance; hard and soft governance; policy steering instruments; administrative traditions; institutional legacies; professions; social work; policy framing; municipal government; care ideology; medical model; disability; risk; welfare policy; Britain; Sweden.; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Why do governments choose certain types of governance strategies to steer the lower level agencies such as municipalities, health services and other welfare agencies? This is a problem facing many governments in the era of public management reforms, where policies are decided at national level while service responsibilities are decentralised and implemented by lower levels. Thus the main mechanism for governments to influence the implementation of these national reforms is through its choice of strategies and instruments to fill the governance gap between national policy-making and local government. READ MORE

  5. 5. Advancing Bioenergy in Europe: Exploring bioenergy systems and socio-political issues

    Author : Kes McCormick; Internationella miljöinstitutet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Bioenergy; Sustainable Development; Political and administrative sciences; Biomass; Renewable Energy; förvaltningskunskap; Statsvetenskap; Energy Policy; Social sciences; Samhällsvetenskaper;

    Abstract : This thesis concentrates on bioenergy (or biomass utilised for heat, electricity and fuels for transport) as a renewable energy with significant potentials and options. Biomass can be considered as 'stored' solar energy because the process of photosynthesis 'captures' energy from the sun in growing plants. READ MORE