Search for dissertations about: "local authorities"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 152 swedish dissertations containing the words local authorities.

  1. 1. Flow-oriented studies for environmental management by local authorities : experiences from a regional substance flow analysis

    Author : Annica Lindqvist-Östblom; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : flow-oriented studies; material flow analysis; substance flow analysis; interpretation; local authorities; regional authorities; environmental management; cadmium; sewage;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the issue of how to perform flow-oriented studies in order to become more useful for and adapted to local/regional authorities. Compared to traditional environmental monitoring and measurement of the state of the environment, flow-oriented studies are an attempt to broaden the approach to environmental concerns. READ MORE

  2. 2. The use of standardised environmental management systems in Swedish local authorities

    Author : Sara Gustafsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Environmental Management Systems; EMS; ISO 14001; EMAS; local authorities; Local Agenda 21; Local Investment Programme LIP ; mapping;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on one of many tools that can be used for enhancing  environmental management in local authorities; standardised environmental management systems (EMSs). EMS is a strategic environmental management tool that originally was designed for and mainly used by industrial organisations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Local government expenditures and regional growth in Sweden

    Author : Johan Lundberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Deficit shocks; local authorities; local public expenditures; tax base; externalities; spatial econometrics; regional growth; migration; Kommunal ekonomi; Sverige;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of five papers, which concern expenditure decisions and economic growth within Swedish local government.Paper [1] explores the hypothesis that local fiscal shocks have short run effects on revenue and expenditure decisions made within local government. READ MORE

  4. 4. Against all odds : local economic development policies and local government autonomy in Sweden and Britain

    Author : Christine Hudson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; local government; autonomy; local economic development policies; comparative perspective; policy area approach;

    Abstract : This thesis makes a comparative study of local government autonomy in Britain and Sweden within the local economic development policy area. It argues for local government autonomy to be viewed in terms of both a vertical dimension concerning local government's autonomy vis-à-vis national government (national context) and a horizontal dimension relating to its autonomy vis-à-vis local social and economic forces (local context). READ MORE

  5. 5. Preparing for Preparedness - Shaping Crisis Planning Processes in Local Authorities

    Author : Kerstin Eriksson; Avdelningen för Brandteknik; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Ability to respond to crises; Preparedness planning process; Crisis management; Local authority; Municipality;

    Abstract : In the developed countries the public expect society to be prepared for, and step in, if something out of the ordinary happens. This public pressure appears to have increased the demand for crisis preparedness planning. READ MORE