Search for dissertations about: "particular values"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 462 swedish dissertations containing the words particular values.

  1. 1. Values and welfare state attitudes : The interplay between human values, attitudes and redistributive institutions across national contexts

    Author : Joakim Kulin; Mikael Hjerm; Stefan Svallfors; Michael Shalev; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Basic human values; attitudes; welfare state; institutions; Europe; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : While there is much research aiming to assess the determinants of welfare state attitudes, there are not many studies focussing on how human values influence attitude formation. This thesis explores the relationship between values and welfare state attitudes across national contexts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Values in Play – Interactional Life with the Sims

    Author : Louise Peterson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : open-ended games; sandbox games; game play; The Sims; interaction analysis; video analysis; sociocultural theory; fantasy and creativity; role distance; learning; values;

    Abstract : This study arises from pedagogical discussion about learning potential with computer games – more precisely, that one game genre called open-ended (sandbox) games can make players explore the game content in such a way that they learn about a specific content or phenomenon while playing. These arguments are strong in the constructionist tradition but are seldom backed up by empirical results. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nationalising Culture : The Reorganisation of National Culture in Swedish Cultural Policy 1970–2002

    Author : Tobias Harding; Erling Bjurström; Svante Beckman; Per Mangset; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cultural policy; Sweden; nation-state; imagined communities; neo-institutionalism; path dependency; separation of church and state; universal values; particular values; ethnic nations; state-framed nations; kulturpolitik; Sverige; nationalstat; föreställd gemenskap; nyinstitutionalism; stigberoende; kyrka-stat-frågan; universella värden; partikulära värden; etnisk nationsuppfattning; statsinramad nationsuppfattning; Cultural heritage and cultural production; Kulturarv och kulturproduktion;

    Abstract : By comparative analysis of Swedish cultural policy (including art policy, heritage policy and Church policy) during the Riksdag periods of 1970-73, 1991-94, 1994-98 and 1998-2002 the relationship between cultural policy and the concept of the nation as a homogenous cultural community (defined by either an ethnic or a state-framed concept) is explored. Neoinstitutional analysis of cultural policy as an organisational field is combined with analysis of how the nation is conceived as an imagined community, and what values it strives to uphold to show how these values and concepts are institutionalised in its cultural policy and how this supports the legitimacy of the State as a nation-state. READ MORE

  4. 4. Explorations in Values Awareness : Elicitation of Consumer Preferences for Information Systems Development

    Author : Eric-Oluf Svee; Jelena Zdravkovic; Paul Johannesson; Fredrik Björck; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; requirements engineering; business-IT alignment; consumer preferences; informatik med systemvetenskap; Informatics and System Science;

    Abstract : The need for complex software to coordinate the activities of modern enterprises has become a necessity for their success. As business sectors are rapidly reshaped, organizations become global, and consumers have a seemingly endless degree of choice, these competitive conditions require software engineers to incorporate consumer values—personal judgments based on comparative, preferential experiences—into the design of such supporting software. READ MORE

  5. 5. Demanding Values : Participation, empowerment, and NGOs in Bangladesh

    Author : Malin Arvidson; Sociologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sociology; organisational control; altruism; staff motivation; organisational values; Bangladesh; NGOs; participation; empowerment; Sociologi;

    Abstract : The concepts participation and empowerment are frequently used in development projects in the third world. The meaning given to the concepts today signal a normative orientation, marking an alternative, people-centred approach to development. When used in development projects, the concepts demand detailed descriptions. READ MORE