Search for dissertations about: "social choice theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 167 swedish dissertations containing the words social choice theory.

  1. 1. Making their minds up : Students´ choice to study social work in Iraklio, Greece

    Author : Vasileia Papadaki; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social service; educational choice; occupational choice; social work students; practice tutorials; habitus; field; gendered habitus; turning points; routines; misrecognition; educational fetishism; Socialt arbete; Social work; Socialt arbete;

    Abstract : The present thesis examines the possible reasons social workers have for entering and eventually graduating from the Social Work Department in Iraklio, Greece. It is a three-phase study, consisting of three distinct but related research parts; each research part is built upon knowledge, issues and questions derived from the preceding part. READ MORE

  2. 2. Understanding Individuals' Learning and Decision Processes in a Changing Environment by Using Panel Data

    Author : Nursitihazlin Ahmad Termida; Yusak Susilo; Joel Franklin; Kiron Chatterjee; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Behavioural responses; seasons; panel data; travel diary; activity-travel pattern; theory of planned behaviour; space-time constraint; changing environment; tram; Stockholm; Transportvetenskap; Transport Science;

    Abstract : When a new transport service is introduced, people have to learn and familiarize themselves with the new service before they decide to adopt it. These processes are developed over time, thus produce dynamics in individuals’ behavioural responses towards the service. This affects the demand of the new service, thus affect revenues. READ MORE

  3. 3. “And I don’t know who we really are to each other” : Queers doing close relationships in Estonia

    Author : Raili Uibo; Ulrika Dahl; Jenny Gunnarsson Payne; Ana Cristina Santos; Södertörns högskola; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; queer; kinship; closeness; intimacy; care practices; Estonia; post-socialism; opacity; precarity; temporality.; Kritisk kulturteori; Critical and Cultural Theory; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the ways in which queers understand and practice close relationships in the political, economic and cultural circumstances of contemporary Estonia. The study draws on qualitative methods from sociology and anthropology and is situated at the intersection of queer studies, de/post-colonial studies, family and kinship studies. READ MORE

  4. 4. The strategy of assistance : Swedish environmental support to the Baltic states 1991-1996

    Author : Björn Hassler; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; environmental cooperation; game theory; Baltic States; self-interest; rational choice; Sida; foreign aid; unitary actor; political science; modeling; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; Political science; Statsvetenskap; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Sweden has provided considerable amounts of environmental assistance to the Baltic States since their regained independence. To explain the existence and character of this support program, the rationales behind the Swedish policy have to be analyzed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Passing the open windows : A quantitative and qualitative approach to immediate military balance and escalation of protracted conflicts

    Author : Björn Holmberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Peace and conflict research; Window of opportunity; realism; balance of power; rational choice; organization theory; learning; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and conflict research; Freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research; freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This dissertation has a dual point of departure: first, the widely known concept of window of opportunity and its application in the study of international relations (IR) and, second, the notion among modern classical realists that states maximize their power and, hence, that windows of opportunity should increase the probability of escalation to war or escalation of a war.The focus is primarily on the effects of rapid power shifts in dyads of non-great powers experiencing protracted conflict. READ MORE