Search for dissertations about: "cohesion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 100 swedish dissertations containing the word cohesion.

  1. 1. Bush Generals and Small Boy Battalions : Military Cohesion in Liberia and Beyond

    Author : Ilmari Käihkö; Mats Utas; Koen Vlassenroot; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Coercion; cohesion; compensation; ethnography; identity; ideology; Liberia; micro-dynamics of civil war; military sociology; strategy; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Statskunskap; Political Science; Krigsvetenskap; Krigsvetenskap;

    Abstract : All organizations involved in war are concerned with military cohesion. Yet previous studies have only investigated cohesion in a very narrow manner, focusing almost solely on Western state militaries or on micro-level explanations. This dissertation argues for the need to broaden this perspective. READ MORE

  2. 2. Paraphrase and Rhetorical Adjustment: An Essay on Contextualism and Cohesion

    Author : Palle Leth; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : anaphora; coherence; cohesion; context sensitivity; contextualism; discourse relations; discourse structure; paraphrase; predicate reference; presupposition; rhetorical adjustment; rhetorical relations; semantics–pragmatics interface; text structure; transcendental; translation; word meaning;

    Abstract : This thesis is dedicated to two distinct but convergent issues: the possibility of paraphrase and an account of context sensitivity on the basis of textual cohesion (or coherence). The possibility of explaining contextual specifications of meaning as a side effect of establishing textual cohesion is explored through an investigation into the nature of texts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Outside the World : Cohesion and Deviation among Old Colony Mennonites in Bolivia

    Author : Anna Sofia Hedberg; Jan-Åke Alvarsson; Bengt G. Karlsson; Lars Hagborg; Simon Coleman; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Cultural anthropology; Old Colony Mennonites; community; social cohesion; boundary maintenance; margins; trans-cultural interaction; deviation; anthropology of religion; migration; Bolivia; Kulturantropologi;

    Abstract : This study is about community maintenance and social cohesion among Old Colony Mennonites in Bolivia. The Old Colony Mennonites constitute a Christian minority that traces its origin to the European Anabaptist movement of the 16th century. READ MORE

  4. 4. Institutional Capacity for Territorial Cohesion

    Author : Lisa van Well; Folke Snickars; Mats Johansson; Peter Ache; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Territorial cohesion has its legal basis in the Treaty of Lisbon and is one of the overarching goals in the 2007-2013 Cohesion Policy instruments. Still the definition of territorial cohesion can be characterized as a ‘moving target’ - each EU Member State and region conceptualizes the policy goal in as befits the specific regional challenges and opportunities of the territory. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sliding stability re-assessment of concrete dams with bonded concrete-rock interfaces

    Author : Alexandra Krounis; Stefan Larsson; Fredrik Johansson; Ignacio Escuder Bueno; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; concrete dams; sliding stability; cohesion; shear strength; uncertainty; bond; Civil and Architectural Engineering; Byggvetenskap;

    Abstract : The shear strength of the concrete-rock interface is an important parameter in sliding stability analyses of concrete dams founded on rock and depends, in addition to the normal stress state, on the bonding conditions of the interface; concrete-rock interfaces can be either unbonded, partially bonded or fully bonded.In the Swedish guidelines for dam safety all dam-foundation contacts are treated as unbonded. READ MORE