Search for dissertations about: "informal institutions"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 47 swedish dissertations containing the words informal institutions.

  1. 1. Informal Finance and Microfinance in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago : An Institutional Study

    University dissertation from Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Akhil Malaki; Stockholms universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; informal institutions; informal finance; microfinance; institutional study; institutions; Jamaica; Trinidad Tobago; Roscas; Credit Unions; NGOs; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects History subjects Economic history; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Historieämnen Ekonomisk historia;

    Abstract : This study is about informal institutions in informal finance and microfinance in Jamaica and Trinidad-Tobago. Informal institutions as understood in this study are unwritten social norms that cater to specific needs in the society, and can be indirectly captured and measured in their outcome. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Conflict, Institutions, and Ethnic Diversity

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Pelle Ahlerup; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; civil war; earthquakes; economic development; economic growth; ethnicity; ethnic diversity; government effectiveness; human origins; instrumental variables; investment; institutions; nationalism; nation-building; natural disasters; property rights; protectionism; social capital;

    Abstract : The thesis consists of five self-contained papers. Paper 1: Social Capital vs Institutions in the Growth Process Is social capital a substitute or a complement to formal institutions for achieving economic growth? Research on the impacts of social capital and formal institutions on economic development have so far mainly emerged as two distinct …elds. READ MORE

  3. 3. Living Law and Political Stability in Post-Soviet Central Asia. A Case Study of the Ferghana Valley in Uzbekistan

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Rustamjon Urinboyev; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; political stability; welfare; living law; social norms; sociology of law; law and society; mahalla; Uzbekistan; Central Asia; Ferghana Valley; post-Soviet societies; ethnography; socio-legal studies; corruption; informal economy; public administration; informal institutions; legitimacy; state-society relations.;

    Abstract : Central Asian countries are facing multidimensional political stability and security challenges in the post-Soviet period. Current scholarly discussions of political stability in post-Soviet Central Asia continue to revolve around the issues of Islamic upheaval, ethnic conflicts, civil war or inter-clan struggles, and how the authoritarian regimes in this region deploy coercive strategies and penal sanctions to cope with political instability. READ MORE

  4. 4. To Have and to Hold: Continuity and change in property rights institutions governing water resources among the Meru of Tanzania and the BaKgatla in Botswana; 1925-2000

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Ellen Hillbom; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; institutional change; Botswana; institutions; Kgatleng; Meru; natural resources; property rights; Tanzania; Sub-Saharan Africa; water; Social and economic history; Ekonomisk och social historia;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Diskussionen tar sin utgångspunkt i den klyfta som finns mellan, å ena sidan, stora delar av forsknings- och policy-världen och, å andra sidan, den verklighet som författaren stött på ute på den afrikanska landsbygden. Forskningsvärlden ser vattenresurser som en rent ekonomisk tillgång och småskaliga bönder beskrivs såsom vinstmaximerande individer, medan verkligheten är att vatten är en livsnödvändig förutsättning, inte bara för allt liv, utan även för en grundläggande inkomst för jordbrukarna och därmed behandlas som allmän resurs. READ MORE

  5. 5. Informal livelihoods: Womens´biographies and reflections about everyday life : A time-geographic analysis in urban Colombia

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Human and Economic Geography, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg university

    Author : Åsa Westermark; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; time geography; diaries; biographies; livelihood; women; development; empowerment; gender; informal sector; Bogota; Colombia; Latin America;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the everyday life conditions of low-income women who work mainly in the informal sector in Bogota, Colombia. The work has its point of departure in an analysis of the complex daily lives of two women over an extended time period and from the perspective of the individual. READ MORE