Search for dissertations about: "technocrats"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word technocrats.

  1. 1. Constructing Invisible Hands Market Technocrats in Sweden 1880–2000

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Gabriel Söderberg; Maths Isacson; Lars Magnusson; Janken Myrdal; Deirdre McCloskey; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Markets; technocrats; central banks; agricultural science; Nobel prize; economics and society; asymmetric information; Social Democracy; neoliberalism; social engineering; market history; market engineering; market design; performativity; Ekonomisk historia; Economic History;

    Abstract : Dominant market theories analyze markets as ahistorical entities without the need for professional groups that manage crucial functions within them. This thesis, in contrast, approaches markets as historical systems that develop over time and that can be constituted in many different ways because of different historical trajectories. READ MORE

  2. 2. Generations in motion : The transition in Hungary and the democratic change of regime, 1987-94

    University dissertation from Department of Sociology, Lund University

    Author : Annika Eliasson; [1998]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sociology; political change; political sociology; Historical sociology; Hungary; change of regime; generations; transition; Sociologi;

    Abstract : This dissertation explains the transition - the change of political system from a one-party state to a multi-party system - in Hungary as the result of a generation change, where different generations with different historical experiences either lost or gained political capital. It also includes a review of what consequences the changes in the political field had for the intellectual and economic fields. READ MORE

  3. 3. Opening the Orange Envelope Reform and Responsibility in the Remaking of the Swedish National Pension System

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

    Author : Anette Nyqvist; Christina Garsten; Douglas R. Holmes; ; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sweden; national pension system; welfare state reform; governance; political technology; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography Social anthropology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi Socialantropologi; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : A national pension system, like most large government policies, does many things, some of which involve governing the population and steering citizens in certain directions. This study, on the transformation of Sweden’s national pension system, sheds light on who the actors involved at different sites and levels in the policy process are, what they do, and how they do it. READ MORE

  4. 4. Technocracy within Representative Democracy. Technocratic Reasoning and Justification among Bureaucrats and Politicians

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

    Author : Christina Ribbhagen; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; de-politicisation; politicisation; attitudes; political communication; expertise; knowledge utilization; policy type; institutional context; Government Offices; parliamentary debate; survey; hypothetical scenarios; content analysis; risk; values; interests; economic and social steering;

    Abstract : The terms ‘technocracy’ and ‘technocrat’ are becoming part of common usage and it is frequently argued that technocratic decision-making is increasing due to the growing complexity of political matters. However, there is a lack of research into this matter and the concept is underdeveloped. READ MORE

  5. 5. Working out work from personal informatics to redesigning work

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Fatemeh Moradi; Mikael Wiberg; Andreas Lund; Tommy Olsson; Jodi Forlizzi; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Personal Informatics; Quantified Self; Redesigning Work; Contextual Design; Observational Ethnographic Studies; Concept Development; Prototyping; Design Space;

    Abstract : "Personal Informatics" (PI) and "Quantified Self" (QS) are two contemporary notions in the field of Human–Computer Interaction. Such hardware and software systems gather personalized quantified data and visualize them for the purpose of supporting self-reflection. READ MORE