Search for dissertations about: "development discourse"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 249 swedish dissertations containing the words development discourse.

  1. 1. Approaching Mathematical Discourse : Two analytical frameworks and their relation to problem solving interactions

    Author : Andreas Ryve; Kimmo Eriksson; Inger Wistedt; Anna Sfard; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Didactics of Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Analytical approaches; Communication; Concept maps; Contextualization; Discourse; Engineering students; Higher Education; Intentional analysis; Methodological framworks; Problem solving; Prospective teachers; Student teachers; Teacher education; Theoretical frameworks; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK; Matematik tillämpad matematik;

    Abstract : The driving force of conducting the two studies presented in this thesis is to examine ways that conceptual understanding and problem solving could be part of mathematics teaching, and through that, part of students' mathematical knowledge. The specific aims of the thesis are: 1) to characterize the classroom discourse of two, apparently similar, problem solving courses in teacher education and 2) to discuss the possibilities of developing two analytical approaches - the communicational approach to cognition and the dialogical approach - used for studying mathematical discourse. READ MORE

  2. 2. Negotiating the international waste trade : a discourse analysis

    Author : Berndt H. Brikell; Sten Berglund; Rolf Lidskog; Gunnar Sjöstedt; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; International Trade; Basel Convention; Hazardous Waste Trade; Multilateral Negotiations; Discourse analysis; Multilateral Environmental Agreements; environmental discourse; Prior Informed Consent; hazardous waste; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Statskunskap;

    Abstract : This study investigates the historic development of the management of the international hazardous waste (HW) trade problem, between 1972 and 2000. The method used in the study is discourse analysis, and it is undertaken through the usage of two different perspectives. READ MORE

  3. 3. Towards sustainable development : Indicators as a tool of local governance

    Author : Eva Mineur; Katarina Eckerberg; Neil Carter; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sustainability indicators; policy discourse; sustainable development; public participation; institutional arrangements; indicator design; local governance; Swedish environmental politics; implementation; Political science; Statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Beginning in the 1990s, sustainability indicators have rapidly been developed in different political contexts to measure progress towards reaching sustainable development. Previous research has largely focused on developing models and criteria for defining indicators in order to identify scientifically sound systems. READ MORE

  4. 4. Swedish alcohol discourse : Constructions of a social problem

    Author : Caroline Sutton; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Sociology; Alcohol; Social problems; Social construction; Sweden; Medicalization; Totalconsumption; Public Health; Discourse; Sociologi; Sociology; Sociologi; Sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : In this dissertation it is argued that alcohol problems in Sweden are not strictly an objectivephenomenon, but are largely discursive constructions that have been reconfigured in substantial ways since at least 1910. The empirical work aims to identify and discuss thesereconfigurations. READ MORE

  5. 5. The emergence of routine enforcement of international investment law : Effects on investment protection and development

    Author : Love Rönnelid; Iain Cameron; Steffen Hindelang; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Investment law; enforcement; foreign direct investment FDI ; power; investment insurance; bilateral investment treaties BITs ; World Trade Organisation WTO ; Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency MIGA ; International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ICSID ; development; developmental state; regulatory space; development strategies; law and development; New York Convention; Aron Broches; Ibrahim Shihata; Wilhelm Röpke; Friedrich Hayek; rule of law; good governance; Public International Law; Folkrätt;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores how the enforcement of international investment law became so powerful. It does so by tracing the different legal developments that have enabled the strength of the present regime. In this respect, the two aims of providing investment protection and that of fostering economic development are examined. READ MORE