Search for dissertations about: "power"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 5498 swedish dissertations containing the word power.

  1. 1. Vulnerability and Power : Social Justice Organizing in Rockaway, New York City, after Hurricane Sandy

    Author : Sara Bondesson; Daniel Nohrstedt; Elin Bjarnegård; Annica Kronsell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Social vulnerability; Disaster risk reduction; Social movements; Power; Empowerment; Hurricane Sandy; Rockaway; Statskunskap; Political Science; social vulnerability; disaster risk reduction; social movements; power; empowerment; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan;

    Abstract : This is a study about disasters, vulnerability and power. With regards to social justice organizing a particular research problem guides the work, specifically that emancipatory projects are often initiated and steered by privileged actors who do not belong to the marginalized communities they wish to strengthen, yet the work is based on the belief that empowerment requires self-organizing from within. READ MORE

  2. 2. Power Games : Rules and Roles in Second Life

    Author : Maria Bäcke; Blekinge Institute of Technology; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; NATURVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; NATURAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; performance; role-play; Second Life; online worlds; virtual worlds; virtual; digital space; rules; hierarchies; subversion; power; negotiation; make-believe; digital games; online world; virtuality; reality; hierarchy; authority; governing; Media and Communication Studies; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study investigates how the members of four different role-playing communities on the online platform Second Life perform social as well as dramatic roles within their community. The trajectories of power influencing these roles are my main focus. READ MORE

  3. 3. Enigmatic power? : relational power analysis and statecraft in Japan's China policy

    Author : Linus Hagström; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Foreign relations; Japan; China; Utrikespolitik; Japan och Kina;

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  4. 4. The Power of Symbolic Power : An Application of O'Neill's Game of Honour to Asymmetric Internal Conflict

    Author : Ylva Isabelle Blondel; Mats Hammarstrom; Barry O'Neill; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Peace and conflict research; asymmetric power; Algeria; internationalisation; internal conflict; symbolic strategy; symbolic power; honour; game theory; public events; media audience; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and conflict research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Powerful states can lose wars to militarily weaker opponents. This can only be understood by moving away from an over-simplified traditional definition of power and by incorporating the symbolic dimensions of power. READ MORE

  5. 5. Power-generation, Power-electronics and Power-systems issues of Power Converters for Photovoltaic Applications

    Author : Björn Lindgren; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : power systems; bang-bang control; shading tolerance; power quality; photovoltaic; embedded generation; current control; solar power generation;

    Abstract : The thesis deals with issues related to solar energy systems, or more specifically, the electric systems of photovoltaic (PV) installations. Initially aspects of planning and estimating the performance of a PV-installation are considered. READ MORE