Search for dissertations about: "Social System"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 2255 swedish dissertations containing the words Social System.

  1. 1. Shorelines of adaptation and fields of innovation : Emerging sustainability transformations in sea-level rise planning and the food system

    Author : Jacob von Oelreich; Rebecka Milestad; Åsa Svenfelt; Madeleine Granvik; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : This licentiate thesis builds on the understanding that there is an urgent need for radical and systemic transformations towards sustainability in all parts of society, since current socio-ecological relations are highly unsustainable. The aim of the thesis is to explore emerging societal transformations towards strengthened sustainability through case studies within planning for sea-level rise and the food system, respectively. READ MORE

  2. 2. Contentious countrysides : social movements reworking and resisting public healthcare restructuring in rural Sweden

    Author : Desirée Enlund; Aina Tollefsen; Madeleine Eriksson; Linda Sandberg; Cindi Katz; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; welfare state retrenchment; public healthcare restructuring; contentious politics; social movements; cooperatives; self-organization; social reproduction; Sweden; rural areas; New Public Management; neoliberalism; välfärdsstaten; sjukvårdens omvandling; motstånd; sociala rörelser; kooperativ; självorganisering; social reproduktion; landsbygd; glesbygd; New Public Management; nyliberalism; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi; genusvetenskap; gender studies;

    Abstract : The broader aim of this thesis is to contribute to the understanding of the production and reproduction of spatial inequalities following from the restructuring of the public healthcare system. More specifically, by analyzing the contention around healthcare restructuring related to two cases spanning a longer period in northern Sweden, I aim to investigate the changing conditions for healthcare provision in rural and sparsely populated areas, and I explore the forms of collective action that local people engage in to sustain the access to healthcare, as well as how state authorities’ attitudes towards such collective action have shifted. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sites and Modes of Knowledge Creation: On the Spatial Organization of Biotechnology Innovation

    Author : Jerker Moodysson; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; epistemic communities; biotechnology; communities of practice; geography; proximity; knowledge; localization; globalization; innovation systems; Innovation; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences;

    Abstract : The accelerated speed and intensity of global interconnections in all segments of society during the last couple of decades have had a profound impact on the workings of contemporary capitalism. Increased pressure is put on national and regional economies to continuously upgrade their competitive advantages, at the same time as new learning opportunities occur at a faster rate than ever. READ MORE

  4. 4. Institutions and the Geography of Innovation: A Regional Perspective

    Author : Elena Zukauskaite; CIRCLE; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economic Geography; Innovation; Innovation System; Institutions; Knowledge base; Region; Scania; Sweden;

    Abstract : Economic geographers have long been intrigued by the role of institutions in innovation processes. It has been argued that differences in institutions are among the factors explaining the uneven innovative capacity across and within countries. READ MORE

  5. 5. District heating comes to town : The social shaping of an energy system

    Author : Jane Summerton; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; district heating; municipal technology; energy system; pipeline; large t<:chnical system; actor network; multiorganization; grid; grid-based energy system; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with the introduction of district heating in an "ordinary" Swedish town: Mjölby. The process was initiated in 1974 and the decision to build was taken in 1979. In the following years pipelines were laid down and the system was gradually built. In 1987, a permanent heat plant was ready to assume operation. READ MORE