Search for dissertations about: "social contacts"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 159 swedish dissertations containing the words social contacts.

  1. 1. Talk, text and institutional order : A study of communication in social welfare bureaucracies

    Author : Elisabet Cedersund; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; talk; text; communicative practices; institutional order; street-level bureaucracy; social welfare; interviews; telephone conversations; discourse analysis; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : This work focuses on the role of talk and text in the processing of people in public organizations. It is a study of communication between citizens and officials in one such organization, namely, the Swedish social services. READ MORE

  2. 2. Essays on Elite Networks in Sweden : Power, social integration, and informal contacts among political elites

    Author : Gergei Farkas; Jens Rydgren; Christofer Edling; Trygve Gulbrandsen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sweden; elites; social networks; social capital; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to present work on a number of salient characteristics of elite relations in Sweden, studied from a social network analytic perspective. Elite integration, the distribution of elite power, and the significance of elites’ informal relations represent the three main themes explored in the original studies that comprise the thesis. READ MORE

  3. 3. Exploring patterns of empirical networks

    Author : Luis E C Rocha; Petter Holme; Kimmo Kaski; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; complex systems; complex networks; network analysis; empirical networks; air transportation; consumer complaints; information technology; sexual contacts; epidemics; vaccination; Statistical physics; Statistisk fysik; Computational physics; Beräkningsfysik; Technology and social change; Teknik och social förändring; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi; Information technology; Informationsteknik; fysik; Physics; Statistics; statistik; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : We are constantly struggling to understand how nature works, trying to identify recurrent events and looking for analogies and relations between objects or individuals. Knowing patterns of behavior is powerful and fundamental for survival of any species. READ MORE

  4. 4. Perpetual borders : German-Polish cross-border contacts in the Szczecin area

    Author : Péter Balogh; Gunnel Forsberg; Thomas Lundén; James W. Scott; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; cross-border regional development; Polish-German border; Szczecin; national identities; border attitudes; the Other; kulturgeografi; Human Geography; Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning; Baltic and East European studies;

    Abstract : Borderlands are often peripheral geographically, administratively, and economically. A particularly illustrative case is the Szczecin area at the border between Poland and Germany, where a large city on one side neighbours to a sparsely populated hinterland on the other. READ MORE

  5. 5. Flytta nära, långt bort : de sociala nätverkens betydelse för val av bostadsort

    Author : Olof Stjernström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Migration in Sweden; Migration theory; Social network; Migration decisions; Geographical preferences;

    Abstract : This study deals with long distance migration together with the importance of social networks and geographical preferences for the choice of destination when moving. Thus, the main purpose of this study is to analyze and specify the importance of the mover's social contacts when choosing a new place-of residence. READ MORE