Search for dissertations about: "local community"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 391 swedish dissertations containing the words local community.

  1. 1. Integrated Community Energy Systems

    Author : Binod Prasad Koirala; Mehrdad Ghandari; Rudi A. Hakvoort; Reinier Van der Veen; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Distributed energy resources; community energy; local energy systems; institutional design; smart grids; energy system integration; community engagement; Energiteknik; Energy Technology; Electrical Engineering; Elektro- och systemteknik;

    Abstract : Energy systems across the globe are going through a radical transformation as a result of technological and institutional changes, depletion of fossil fuel resources, and climate change. Accordingly, local energy initiatives are emerging and increasing number of the business models are focusing on the end-users. READ MORE

  2. 2. Species interactions and community structure

    Author : Peter Frodin; Technology and Social Change (WTS) Centre for Work; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; Ekologi; spatial structure; local stability; enrichment; species interactions; Community structure; population dynamics;

    Abstract : In this theses I have focused on how the mechanisms of species interactions affect community structure. It is well known that certain species may have a particularly strong influence on the structure of a community. What is not fully understood is how to characterize these species that have such a strong impact on community structure. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cascading extinctions in food webs : local and regional processes

    Author : Anna Eklöf; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Cascading extinctions; complexity; connectance; dispersal; food web; local dynamics; regional dynamics; resistance; spatial structure; species loss;

    Abstract : Ecological communities all over the world are loosing biodiversity due to different kinds of human activities and there is an urgent need of understanding how those losses affect the function of the ecosystems on which we all depend. The community's response to species losses is likely to depend on both the structure of the local community as well as its interactions with surrounding communities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Local employment policy : a study on the properties of intermunicipal rivalry

    Author : Christopher Sardelis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Rivalry among local governments (e.g. municipalities) regarding protection and expansion of local labor markets by means of costly policy programs is modeled as a non-cooperative game. READ MORE

  5. 5. Voicing the Slum : Youth, Community Media and Social Change in Nairobi

    Author : Jessica Gustafsson; Kari Andén-Papadopoulos; Thomas Tufte; Helge Rønning; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Community media; Youth; Social Change; Nairobi; Kenya; Democratisation; Youth Culture; Identity; Community broadcasting; Slums; Communication Studies; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap;

    Abstract : Since late 2006, several small media projects have emerged in the slums of Nairobi with the aim to counterbalance the ignorance from mainstream media, provide the slums residents with news, information and an opportunity to voice their needs and discuss relevant issues. These media are best labelled community media, since their main concern is to serve the interests of the community, in this context the slums. READ MORE