Search for dissertations about: "political geography"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 97 swedish dissertations containing the words political geography.

  1. 1. Political Pasture : A Governmentality Analysis of Community-Based Pasture Management in Kyrgyzstan

    Author : Marat Murzabekov; Peeter Maandi; Karl-Johan Lindholm; Andrea Nightingale; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Decentralization; environmentality; pastures; CBNRM; Kadamzhai; Kyrgyzstan; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This thesis seeks to understand the development and implementation of the community-based pasture management policy in Kyrgyzstan, which transferred the responsibility for pasture-use planning from state administrative organs to local community-based organizations.Using document analysis, this thesis contextualizes the emergence and evolution of the policy’s key premises, including the advantages of community-based management compared to state-centered management. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Tragedy of Ordinarity : Culture Constraints on Sustainable Development Based on Public Transport

    Author : Stephan Bösch; Gerhard Gustafsson; Reinhold Castensson; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; culture; transport culture; public transport; geography; transport geography; sustainable development; sustainable transport; kultur; transportkultur; kollektivtrafik; geografi; transportgeografi; hållbar utveckling; hållbara transporter; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography;

    Abstract : This licentiate thesis consists of two free-standing papers and a linking essay that links the papers by articulating an overall research aim and common theoretical background. The research aim is kept general and focuses on the role public transport can play in sustainable development. READ MORE

  3. 3. The village that vanished : The roots of erosion in a Tanzanian village

    Author : Vesa-Matti Loiske; Ulf Sporrong; Aud Talle; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; soil erosion; soil conservation; Tanzania; Iraqw; social stratification; land tenure; Mama Issara; Giting; Hanang; Political Ecology; Scientific realism; Geography; villagization; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : In the village'of Citing in the northern highlands of Tanzania, the factors: social stratification, land tenure, production strategies, investment patterns and the economic uncertainties of society are studied and their relationship to land degradation is examined. The main assumption of the study is that the causes of land degradation are so complex that a methodology that emphasises contextualisation has to be used. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adaptation, now? : Exploring the Politics of Climate Adaptation through Poststructuralist Discourse Theory

    Author : Elise Remling; Jenny Gunnarsson Payne; Åsa Persson; Sirkku Juhola; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Climate change adaptation; Adaptation policy development; Politics of adaptation; Discourse; Poststructuralist Discourse Theory; Logics of Critical Explanation; Discourse Analysis; European Union; Germany; Qualitative policy analysis; Critical policy studies; Fantasy; Depoliticisation; Environmental Studies; Miljövetenskapliga studier; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : Increasing evidence of anthropogenic climate change and the recognition that warming is likely to go beyond 2°C raises the need for responses that help people cope with the anticipated changes. The rise of attention to so-called climate adaptation on political agendas at the local, national and international scale has come about with a hastily growing field of academic knowledge production. READ MORE

  5. 5. Making Borders : Engaging the threat of Chinese textiles in Ghana

    Author : Linn Axelsson; Ilda Lindell; Bo Malmberg; John Allen; Giles Mohan; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; borders; political geography; smuggling; intellectual property; national dress; Ghana; textiles; China-in-Africa; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The borders of the twenty-first century come in many forms and are performed by an increasing number of actors in a broad variety of places, both within and beyond the territories of nation-states. This thesis sets out a detailed political geography of how borders operate to reconcile the often conflicting demands of open markets and security. READ MORE