Search for dissertations about: "Transition Towns"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Transition Towns.

  1. 1. Neighbourhood Politics in Transition : Residents’ Associations and Local Government in Post-Apartheid Cape Town

    Author : Sara Monaco; Hans Blomkvist; Bo Bengtsson; Jo Beall; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Political science; post-apartheid civil society–state relations; the dilemma of pluralist democracy; neighbourhood politics; social movements; residents’ associations; political opportunity structures; framing processes; South Africa; Cape Town; Hout Bay; Imizamo Yethu; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study focuses on the changing practices of South African residents’ associations and their relationship with political parties and local government from 1990 to 2006, with the aim to examine how associations in Cape Town respond when they are confronted with a new democratic institutional and political context. Two empirical questions guide the analysis: How do residents’ associations perceive that the changing political context has affected them in their attempts to influence agenda-setting and decision-making? And how can we understand the process in which they decide to act, or not act, in response to important changes in their political environment? Drawing on social movement theory, most importantly the notions of political opportunity structures and framing processes, an analysis is made of the most significant changes in Cape Town’s post-apartheid institutional and political context. READ MORE

  2. 2. Resilience Assessment in Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development

    Author : Sellberg My; Garry Peterson; Norström Albert; Sara Borgström; Rebecka Milestad; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; environmental planning; natural resource management; practitioner perceptions; societal planning; transdisciplinary research; transformation; Transition Towns;

    Abstract : The framework of resilience thinking within sustainability science highlights ability to deal with change and uncertainty, and promotes more adaptive forms of management and governance. While the concept of resilience is increasingly being adopted into policies and planning, as well as by grass-roots movements, environmental and development organizations, many practical approaches to resilience lack theoretical backing. READ MORE

  3. 3. Globalization, CSR and business legitimacy in local relationships

    Author : Agneta Sundström; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The business-society relationship is commonly viewed from a legitimacy perspective and refers to how society grants power over resources needed by business for survival and success. With globalization, business's need for traditional societal legitimacy has changed, which has made the social consequences of business actions more obvious. READ MORE

  4. 4. Puts på gamla hus

    Author : Ewa Malinowski; Chalmers University of Technology; []
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    Abstract : This thesis deals with plastered facades on historical buildings. The three sections of the thesis illuminate architectural, technical and historical aspects. The sections of the book are: - The Role of Plaster in Architecture; - Plaster and Plastering: Changes in Practice and Perspective; - The Building as a Source of Knowledge about Plaster. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fossil Capital : The Rise of Steam-Power in the British Cotton Industry, c. 1825-1848, and the Roots of Global Warming

    Author : Andreas Malm; Humanekologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Fossil economy; steam-power; water-power; cotton industry; Britain; capital accumulation; global warming;

    Abstract : The more we know about the catastrophic implications of climate change, the more fossil fuels are burnt in the world. How did we get caught up in this mess? This thesis returns to a crucial moment in the emergence of the fossil economy: the rise of steam-power. READ MORE