uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
What is ciruclar economy? - The discourse of circular economy in the Swedish public sector
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to analyze how the concept of circular economy is viewed and defined within the Swedish public sector. Discourse analysis was applied to the semi-structured interviews conducted with employees who work with circular economy projects at local, regional and national institutions. The research found that circular economy was perceived as a way to face resource limitations through continuous circulation of materials, which could also foster economic growth decoupled from extraction of finite resource. Actors perceived as important for the transition to a circular economy are: public sector, business, researchers and civil society, who are believed to be motivated by the notion that a circular economy will lead to a more sustainable society. Furthermore, it is assumed that different partners will work together towards the common goal of circular economy. In addition, the circular economy concept seems to offer a different rhetorical way of approaching environmental problems. The implications of this study could be used to deepen understandings of how circular economy could be implemented. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 27 p.
Series
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 235
Keyword [en]
Sustainable development, circular economy, discourse analysis, public sector, Sweden
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254222OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-254222DiVA: diva2:841910
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Presentation
2015-06-01, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 14:30 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2015-07-20 Created: 2015-06-05 Last updated: 2015-07-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(923 kB)1967 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 923 kBChecksum SHA-512
1765e9edf0118cd86d32e27a4194b2c1d746e349380c99cf45a233d2b0e9e72351e34ba4fc798e0c1b9c3849649944a13605819925ed1487e29f3a6ec191c166
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Earth Sciences
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1967 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1179 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf