Search for dissertations about: "interpretive policy analysis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words interpretive policy analysis.

  1. 1. Conceptualisations of citizenship in Sweden and the United Kingdom : an empirical study and analysis of how ‘citizenship’ is understood in policy and by policy-makers

    Author : Scott McIver; University of Edinburgh; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Citizenship; Integration; United Kingdom; Sweden; Policy;

    Abstract : This empirical study identifies and analyses what conceptualisations of citizenship emerge in policy thinking around naturalisation and how these conceptualisations have been articulated in citizenship policy and by policy-makers in the two specific cases of the United Kingdom and Sweden. Understanding citizenship as a bounded membership status the research is grounded in a view of citizenship as having content: rights and duties, ideas of identity, perceived virtues or political values. READ MORE

  2. 2. Social representations of career and career guidance in the changing world of working life

    Author : Ingela Bergmo-Prvulovic; Christina Chaib; Mohamed Chaib; Högskolan i Jönköping; []
    Keywords : Career; career development; career guidance; career guidance practice; educational and vocational guidance; guidance counselling; changing world of working life; European policy; lifelong learning; human resource strategies; human resource profession; social representations; document analysis; free associations method; qualitative content analysis; subjective career; objective career;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the meaning of career as a phenomenon and its implication for career guidance. In 1996, career as a phenomenon was more or less considered to be an obsolete or even extinct phenomenon. Since then, career guidance has received increased attention along with the increased interest in lifelong learning strategies. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Governmentality of Meta-governance : Identifying Theoretical and Empirical Challenges of Network Governance in the Political Field of Security and Beyond

    Author : Oscar Larsson; PerOla Öberg; Fredrik Bynander; Stefano Guzzini; Lars Niklasson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : meta-governance; meta-governance stance; governance; governmentality; sovereign power; political power; networks; security; communications systems; process-tracing; interpretive policy analysis; Sweden; KBM; MSB; RAKEL; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Meta-governance recently emerged in the field of governance as a new approach which claims that its use enables modern states to overcome problems associated with network governance. This thesis shares the view that networks are an important feature of contemporary politics which must be taken seriously, but it also maintains that networks pose substantial analytical and political challenges. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Terms of Involvement : A study of attempts to reform civil society's role in public decision making in Sweden​

    Author : Karin Gavelin; Göran Sundström; Lars Trägårdh; Felténius David; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; civil society; governance; reform; organisational behaviour; new institutionalism; institutional logics; institutionalisation; decoupling; interpretation; interpretive policy analysis; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : For the better part of a century, a distinguishing feature of the Swedish democratic model has been the close relationship between organised interests and public decision makers. Yet the first decade of the twenty-first century saw a number of attempts to reform Swedish civil society’s role in decision making, purportedly to make involvement activities more inclusive, reciprocal, flexible and consequential. READ MORE

  5. 5. Logics and politics of professionalism : the case of university English language teachers in Vietnam

    Author : Mai Trang Vu; Asbjörg Westum; Nafsika Alexiadou; Carin Jonsson; Pavel Zgaga; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; professionalism; professionalisation; university English language teachers; higher education management; policy; embedded case study; Vietnam; Education; pedagogik;

    Abstract : Set against a changing backdrop of reforms in higher education and English language teaching (ELT), the thesis explores the notion of professionalism for university English teachers in Vietnam: What is defined as professionalism in this particular period of time? How is professionalism constructed in this context?The research approaches professionalism as a critical concept: A list of aspired traits and features are always value-laden and concern the question of power. From this premise, the thesis discusses a “kaleidoscope” relationship between different actors in the making of professionalism. READ MORE