Search for dissertations about: "attainability"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the word attainability.

  1. 1. Rational Goal-Setting in Environmental Policy : Foundations and Applications

    Author : Karin Edvardsson Björnberg; John Cantwell; Luc Bovens; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; goal-setting; rationality; goal systems; precision; evaluability; attainability; motivity; coherence; operationalization; means and ends; support relations; goal conflicts; utopianism; self-defeating goals; management by objectives MBO ; environmental quality objectives; sustainable development; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract :  The overall aim of this thesis is to present a model for rational goal-setting and to illustrate how it can be applied in evaluations of public policies, in particular policies concerning sustainable development and environmental quality. The contents of the thesis are divided into two sections: a theoretical section (Papers I-IV) and an empirical section (Papers V-VII). READ MORE

  2. 2. Trust, Threat, and Stable Peace. : Swedish Great Power Perceptions 1905-1939

    Author : Rikard Bengtsson; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Baltic Sea; Sweden; international relations; democracy; peace; security; confidence; Distrust; trust; Political and administrative sciences; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap;

    Abstract : This study is ultimately concerned with the attainment of stable peace in international affairs. The notion of stable peace-understood as military conflict resolution being unthinkable, no matter the severity of a conflict-rivals traditional accounts of the logic of international relations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Environmental Assessment of Emerging Technologies: The Case of Nanomaterials for Energy Systems

    Author : Duncan Kushnir; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Carbon; Nano; Energy; Environmental Assessment; Battery; LCA; Technology Assessment; Lithium;

    Abstract : This thesis contributes to the development of methodologies for assessing the potential environmental performance of emerging or future technologies. The chosen empirical field is the study of nanotechnologies for energy systems. READ MORE

  4. 4. Modelling the Role of Nuclear Power and Variable Renewables in Climate Change Mitigation

    Author : Mariliis Lehtveer; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; energy system model; nuclear power; multi-criteria analysis; variable renewables; climate change; optimisation;

    Abstract : As the number of people on Earth and our energy needs have increased the system for providing this energy has become ever more complex and complicated and thus the need for more systematic understanding of it has grown. However, change in energy system is slow and many of the challenges that we face such as mitigating climate change need global solutions. READ MORE