Search for dissertations about: "futures"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 104 swedish dissertations containing the word futures.

  1. 1. Making Futures : On Targets, Measures and Governance in Backcasting and Planning

    Author : Josefin Wangel; Örjan Svane; Lars Nilsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; futures studies; backcasting; planning; governance; sustainable development;

    Abstract : This thesis is about the making of futures – in the sense of planning, through which the world of tomorrow is crafted, and in the sense of images of the future, developed through the futures studies approach of backcasting. The point of departure for the thesis is that more visionary and strategic forms of planning are needed if the challenges of sustainable development are to be met, and that backcasting, through its long-term, integrative and normative character, can be a helpful tool towards this end. READ MORE

  2. 2. Global Ocean Futures : Governance of marine fisheries in the Anthropocene

    Author : Andrew Merrie; Henrik Österblom; Victor Galaz; Per Olsson; Edward Allison; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; fisheries; futures; global governance; marine ecosystems; scenarios; social-ecological system; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : This PhD thesis provides an analysis of how an adaptive governance approach can be applied to address existing and emerging challenges in global governance with a focus on marine, wild-capture fisheries. All the papers share a coupled social-ecological framing while providing diverse but complementary perspectives. READ MORE

  3. 3. Mining Futures : Predictions and Uncertainty in Swedish Mineral Exploration

    Author : Tobias Olofsson; Patrik Aspers; Gholamreza Azarian; Trine Pallesen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Uncertainty; Risk management; Sociology of the Future; Valuation; Justification; Mineral Exploration; Second Nature; Natural Resources; Sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : Any forward-oriented enterprise must somehow manage the challenges posed by uncertainty and with its distant temporal horizons, high stakes, and low probability of success, mineral exploration is a good illustration of this general rule. Based on a combination of interviews, observations, and archival research, this thesis investigates how explorationists use predictions to manage the material complexities and the uncertainties that contribute to determining the future minability of mineral deposits. READ MORE

  4. 4. Reef Futures : Exploring the dynamics of transformative change in marine social-ecological systems

    Author : Franciska von Heland; Per Olsson; Beatrice Crona; Marja Spierenburg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; transformative change; marine governance; multi-stakeholder collaboration; multi-level governance; institutional entrepreneurship; boundary work; narratives; Coral Triangle; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : The thesis explores issues relating to transformative change in the context of marine governance in the Coral Triangle, and the effects of such change processes on policy, stakeholder relations and management activities. Paper 1 studies how change-oriented actors (institutional entrepreneurs) operating at the international level can introduce and purposefully navigate large-scalechange processes. READ MORE

  5. 5. Augmenting Transactional Memory with the Future Abstraction

    Author : Jingna Zeng; Seif Haridi; Paolo Romano; Vladimir Vlassov; Keijo Heljanko; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Software Transactional Memory; Parallel Programming; Futures; Synchronization; Concurrency Control; Self-tuning; Sequential Model-based Bayesian Optimization; Memória Transacional em Software; Programação Paralela; Futuros; Sincronização; Controle de Concorrência; Auto-ajuste; Otimização Bayesiana Seqeencial Baseada em Modelos; Mjukvarubaserat transaktionellt minne; parallell programmering; futures; synkronisering; parallell exekvering; självjustering; sekventiell modellbaserad Bayesian-optimering; Datalogi; Computer Science;

    Abstract : The advent of multicore systems spurred great interest in Transactional Memory (TM). TM is a parallel programming paradigm that coordinates concurrent threads by incorporating transactions into programming languages. READ MORE