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Holdo, M. & Bengtsson, B. (2020). Marginalization and Riots: A Rationalistic Explanation of Urban Unrest. Housing, Theory and Society, 37(2), 162-179
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Marginalization and Riots: A Rationalistic Explanation of Urban Unrest
2020 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 37, no 2, p. 162-179Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Urban riots are typically carried out by individuals who live in residential areas that are relatively marginalized socially, economically and politically. Previous research has discussed several aspects of deprivation that may help explain this relationship. Contributing further to this research, we aim to explain why marginalization produces riots by developing a rationalistic specification of social mechanisms. The utility of our model is demonstrated by a case study of the 2013 Stockholm riots. The model consists of (a) general local incentives that appeal to individual motives, but only lead to participation in riots when (b) the delicate local equilibrium is destabilized by an event that (c) makes riots appear justified, risk-free and thrilling. The advantage of this rationalistic model is that it shows why other people, in other places, would have reason to act in much the same way under similar circumstances.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
Keywords
Riots, marginalization, mechanisms, unrest, inequality, segregation
National Category
Political Science Social Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-384049 (URN)10.1080/14036096.2019.1578996 (DOI)000516746800002 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1768
Available from: 2019-05-28 Created: 2019-05-28 Last updated: 2020-04-02Bibliographically approved
Sørvoll, J. & Bengtsson, B. (2020). Mechanisms of Solidarity in Collaborative Housing - The Case of Co-operative Housing in Denmark 1980-2017. Housing, Theory and Society, 37(1), 65-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mechanisms of Solidarity in Collaborative Housing - The Case of Co-operative Housing in Denmark 1980-2017
2020 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 65-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, we discuss the role of solidarity in collaborative housing in relation to the trajectory and discourse of the Danish idea of co-operative housing (andelstanken). Our analytical perspective draws on the concept of social mechanisms and a framework suggested by the social scientist Steinar Stjerno. We argue that collaborative housing based on individual (home) ownership of shares and user-rights to apartments are susceptible to the mechanism of "conflicting interests between different categories on the housing market". Moreover, we suggest that this mechanism has a tendency to further the economic interests of residents, at the expense of the external solidarity with groups looking to access affordable housing. Our argument is supported by theoretical reflection, the historical trajectory of co-operative housing in Scandinavia and empirical analysis of the Danish case.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Collaborative housing, co-operative housing, Denmark, social mechanisms, solidarity
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399701 (URN)10.1080/14036096.2018.1467341 (DOI)000509115600005 ()
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2020-03-11Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, B. (2019). Hyrespolitik som kopplade spel: En illustration till spelteorins nytta. In: Vänbok till Jörgen Hermansson: (pp. 73-75). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hyrespolitik som kopplade spel: En illustration till spelteorins nytta
2019 (Swedish)In: Vänbok till Jörgen Hermansson, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2019, p. 73-75Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2019
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399707 (URN)9789151305165 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, B., Håkansson, P. G. & Karpestam, P. (2019). Residential Mobility and Housing Policy –: Continuity and Change in the Swedish Housing Regime. In: Håkansson, P.; Bohman, H. (Ed.), Investigating Spatial Inequalities: (pp. 139-158). Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Residential Mobility and Housing Policy –: Continuity and Change in the Swedish Housing Regime
2019 (English)In: Investigating Spatial Inequalities / [ed] Håkansson, P.; Bohman, H., Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019, p. 139-158Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399708 (URN)10.1108/978-1-78973-941-120191009 (DOI)9781789739428 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2020-04-02Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, B., Håkansson, P. G. & Karpestam, P. (2018). Housing Regimes and Labour Market Mobility: Paper for 7th Real Estate Workshop, Malmö 17–18 May 2018. In: Håkansson, P. and Bohman, H. (Ed.), : . Paper presented at 7th Real Estate Workshop, Malmö 17–18 May 2018, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Housing Regimes and Labour Market Mobility: Paper for 7th Real Estate Workshop, Malmö 17–18 May 2018
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399711 (URN)
Conference
7th Real Estate Workshop, Malmö 17–18 May 2018, Sweden
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, B. (2018). Mönstersökningmed hjälp av idealtypsteori och sociala mekanismer.: En kommentar till Li Bennich-Björkman. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mönstersökningmed hjälp av idealtypsteori och sociala mekanismer.: En kommentar till Li Bennich-Björkman
2018 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357351 (URN)
Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-08-15 Last updated: 2018-11-29Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, B. & Sebastian, K. (2018). Path Dependence and Change in Housing: A Theoretical Framework and an Application to the German and Swedish Housing Regimes. In: : . Paper presented at European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) Conference More Together, More Apart: Migration, Densification, Segregation 27–29 June 2018,Uppsala, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Path Dependence and Change in Housing: A Theoretical Framework and an Application to the German and Swedish Housing Regimes
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399712 (URN)
Conference
European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) Conference More Together, More Apart: Migration, Densification, Segregation 27–29 June 2018,Uppsala, Sweden
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2020-01-29Bibliographically approved
Sørvoll, J. & Bengtsson, B. (2018). The Pyrrhic victory of civil society housing?: Co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway. International journal of housing policy, 18(1), 124-142
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Pyrrhic victory of civil society housing?: Co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway
2018 (English)In: International journal of housing policy, ISSN 1461-6718, E-ISSN 1473-3269, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 124-142Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway are true success stories of civil society housing in terms of market shares. This stands in stark contrast to some other European countries, where attempts to promote co-operative housing have consistently met with difficulties, both politically and in the market. The paper explores the history of co-operative housing in Sweden and Norway since 1945 through the lens of path dependence. Notably, co-operative housing changed gradually in both countries between the 1950s and the 1990s, when co-operative companies went from being civil society organisations espousing the ideals of self-help, democracy, non-profit and solidarity, towards becoming more market oriented and profit seeking. We argue that two drivers, ‘the logic of conflicting member interests’ and ‘the logic of competition and growth’, contributed decisively to this development. These drivers may also be good candidates for general mechanisms of civil society housing based partly on collective or individual ownership – if they are not kept at bay. In our view, there seems to be some trade-off between the pursuit of civil society objectives and market success. This should serve as a marker for advocates of civil society housing.

Keywords
co-operative housing, civil society, Norway, path dependence, social mechanisms, Sweden
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298161 (URN)10.1080/14616718.2016.1162078 (DOI)000431281800007 ()
Note

Special Issue: SI

Available from: 2016-06-30 Created: 2016-06-30 Last updated: 2018-07-04Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, B. (2018). Theoretical Perspectives vs. Realities of Policy-Making. Housing, Theory and Society, 35(2), 205-210
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theoretical Perspectives vs. Realities of Policy-Making
2018 (English)In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 205-210Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-358140 (URN)10.1080/14036096.2017.1366942 (DOI)000432162200006 ()
Available from: 2018-08-24 Created: 2018-08-24 Last updated: 2018-08-24Bibliographically approved
Stromblad, P. & Bengtsson, B. (2017). Collective Political Action as Civic Voluntarism: Analysing Ethnic Associations as Political Participants by Translating Individual-level Theory to the Organizational Level. Journal of Civil Society, 13(2), 111-129
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collective Political Action as Civic Voluntarism: Analysing Ethnic Associations as Political Participants by Translating Individual-level Theory to the Organizational Level
2017 (English)In: Journal of Civil Society, ISSN 1744-8689, E-ISSN 1744-8697, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 111-129Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents and empirically evaluates an analytical experiment in which we seek to translate individual-level explanations of differences in political participation to an organizational level. Utilizing the Civic Voluntarism Model, we analyse the consequences of voluntary associations' politically valuable 'resources', 'motivation', and 'recruitment networks'. Using data from a survey of ethnic associations in Stockholm, Sweden, results suggest that the overall logic of how associational-level political participation is encouraged resembles corresponding mechanisms on the individual level. We conclude that both our theoretical argument and empirical findings merit further analyses of civil society actors' political participation with the approach taken in this study.

Keywords
Voluntary associations, ethnic associations, political participation, Civic Voluntarism Model (CVM), political resources, political motivation, political recruitment networks, Stockholm
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-340000 (URN)10.1080/17448689.2017.1302912 (DOI)000419320200001 ()
Available from: 2018-01-29 Created: 2018-01-29 Last updated: 2019-09-20Bibliographically approved
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