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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Mikael
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Bara jag ser till att göra mitt jobb": En hermeneutisk studie i uppfattningar kring tomt arbete2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    An actor network analysis of constipation and agency:: Shit happens2014In: Subjectivity, ISSN 1755-6341, E-ISSN 1755-635X, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 111-130Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As of late, claims have been made in social and political theory that agency is neither a property of subjects nor of objects, but is instead an emergent effect of constellations or assemblages – that agency takes place ‘between’ various things. The question that follows is how to then account for what happens and what to make of the ‘betweenness’ of agency. The answer offered by this article is to trace and situate agency empirically through practices. Exploring the happening and non-happening of a particular object – shit – I show that for things to happen, a lot of work has to be done. By evoking three examples of constipated bodies, I show that while the work that has to be done is different, and that the actors involved are diverse, agency is located in practices.

  • 3.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Becoming stronger by becoming weaker:: the hunger strike as a mode of doing politics2019In: Journal of International Relations and Development, ISSN 1408-6980, E-ISSN 1581-1980, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 882-898Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on Judith Butler’s work and a series of studies associated with actor–network theory (ANT), this paper engages with political agency through the concept of performativity. Based on the empirical analysis of a hunger strike that took place in Brussels in 2012 and involved 23 illegal immigrants, we aim to achieve three things. First, we foreground physical bodies as political entities caught up in multiple modes of doing politics. Second, we show how such modes relate to one another, reinforcing citizenship, activism and party politics as specific performances of agency associated with liberal democracy. Finally, we argue that the Brussels hunger strike also challenges these performances by failing to meet certain expectations about what it is to be political/act politically. As the European refugee crisis is generating louder and louder voices, hunger strikes sensitise us to modes of doing that work by becoming passive, silent, weak and vulnerable. Such processes, we suggest, expand the standard repertoire of modes of doing and may refigure our understanding of the interaction between transnational and liberal democratic politics—in International Relations, ANT and beyond.

  • 4.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Compost politics:: experimenting with togetherness in vermicomposting2014In: Environmental humanities, ISSN 2201-1919, E-ISSN 2201-1919, no 1, p. 125-148Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Emerging from the question of how to live together with our planet, more-than-human approaches to interspecies relations have often presented ‘cozy’ versions of conviviality (Whatmore 2002; Haraway 2008; Hinchliffe 2010). This was usually set against a (supposedly) exclusionary politics of nature, in a move that betrayed a still largely humanist ethics. From the focus on friendly companions, to the attention to practices of care or living-together, the notion of companion species and their entanglements with humans has been polarized towards a pleasant and ‘nice’ version of coexistence. But, dealing with composting, it becomes clear that relations with the environment are never so neat and clean. What are, then, the modes of being together with the ‘dirty’ side of the ‘green’? What practices emerge at the mundane interstices of the ‘big picture’ of a functional ecology? Wasting, eating, rotting, consuming, transforming and becoming-with are brought together in a variety of ways in practices of composting-with earthworms. Reporting on our own and others' attempts to ‘live-together’ with earthworms, this paper tracks the non-relations and asymmetries of the transformations of more-than-human materialities inside (and outside) domestic composting bins. We argue that the example of living-together with dung earthworms sheds light on the interplays between attachment and detachment (Candea 2010), shifting the notion of conviviality from a green and comfortable ‘democratic collective’ (Latour 2004) to a messy, yet constantly productive and on-going coexistence.

  • 5.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Cooking, eating and digesting:: Notes on the emergent normativities of food and speeds2014In: Time & Society, ISSN 0961-463X, E-ISSN 1461-7463, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 287-308Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses conflicting versions of speed and temporal work that are involved in engaging with food. The dominant discourses around fast and slow food are challenged and extended by juxtaposing three kinds of food-related activities: cooking, eating, and digesting. Drawing on a wide range of empirical and theoretical examples and dietary advice, I illustrate how modes of engaging with foods also produce and come with specific “goods” and “bads.” Problematizing these normativities, I use the Swedish word ‘lagom’ to denote a temporal and spatial normativity that is always located in a specific situation.

  • 6.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Empiricist interventions:: Strategy and tactics on the ontopolitical battlefield2012In: Science & Technology Studies, E-ISSN 2243-4690, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 52-70Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent papers by prominent scholars in science and technology studies (notably John Law and Bruno Latour) have crystallized a fundamental disagreement about the scope and purpose of intervention in actor-network theory or what we here choose to bracket as empirical philosophy. While the precept of agnostic description is taken as a given, the desired eff ects of such descriptions are highly debated: Is the goal to interfere with the singularity of the real through the enactment of multiple and possibly confl icting ontologies? Or is it (also) to craft new and comprehensive common worlds supported by notions of due process and parliamentary procedure? In this paper we think about this disagreement as a question of research strategy (a normative discord about the desirable outcome of an intervention) in order to assess its implications for research tactics (a descriptive accord about the practical crafting of an adequate account). A key point here is to challenge the impermeability of such a division and show how the strategic dispute, if to be taken seriously, invariably spills over to swamp the level of tactics. To illustrate this point, we draw upon materials from our recent doctoral research projects and to facilitate the discussion we make two deliberate caricatures: Firstly, we operate with a simplifi ed history of actor-network theory in which a strategy of epistemological critique has been replaced by two contending agendas for ontological intervention. Secondly, we address these two contending agendas as distinct options which map on to the positions of our two main interlocutors. In doing so, it becomes possible to compare their respective tactical implications as we work through two examples of what might constitute an empiricist intervention.

  • 7.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Food repair:: An analysis of the tensions between preventing waste and assuring safety2019In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, ISSN 2052-1499, E-ISSN 1473-2866, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 283-301Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research into food waste has shown that around one third of the food that is produced for human consumption ends up going to waste. The reasons for this are many but in reports and campaigns the role of the consumer, their careless behavior and anxieties related to food are often raised as two of the main causes for food going to waste. By way of contrast, this article asks what practices of saving, experimenting with, growing and eating food – what is here conceptualized as ‘food repair’ – may tell us in terms of the specific materialities of foods, and the work involved in repairing it. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with dumpster divers, a studio for the experimental arts, and urban gardeners, I suggest firstly that the actual work of food repair is mundane, small-scale and often remains largely invisible. Secondly, food repair is caught in the tension between avoiding waste and assuring safety. This tension, and the work of living with it in practice, is analyzed in terms of caring: caring for the food, for sustainable consumption, for the eater. As such, this text articulates the concept of food repair as a conceptual contrast to the notion of careless consumers and throw-away societies in order to map alternative stories and practices. Rather than offering a critique of known food wasting practices, then, this text is intended both to articulate and strengthen marginal food repair practices.

  • 8.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Foods2014In: The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities / [ed] Peter Adey; David Bissell; Kevin Hannam; Peter Merriman; Mimi Sheller, London: Routledge, 2014Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In a book that explores global transportations and mobilities, food definitely deserves to be included.1 Over the last few decades, the total mileage that food travels across the globe – difficult to imagine, let alone calculate – has not just risen, but also become increasingly contested ( Jackson et al., 2006). Many decry that all in all food travels far too far. But how does it do so? How does it move across the globe? The answer is: in many different ways. It moves out and it moves in. It moves fresh and it moves cooked. It moves as ingredients and as a recipe. The implication is that, more often than not, on any single plate many places come together. Here, we will illustrate the topological complexity of ordinary meals by presenting a mundane but intricate case: that of Pizza Hawaii.

  • 9.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    In conversation with the body conveniently known as Stelarc2007In: Cultural Geographies, ISSN 1474-4740, E-ISSN 1477-0881, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 293-308Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Bertoni, Filippo (Contributor)
    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca (Contributor)
    Living with Omega-3:: New Materialism and Enduring Concerns2015In: Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space, ISSN 0263-7758, E-ISSN 1472-3433, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 4-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the early 21st century quite a few social scientists and scholars in the humanities are arguing that we should pay more attention to things material. For, as they say, not only humans act but so, too, do materials. Joining this discussion, in this paper we will use the case of omega-3 fatty acids to address the questions of how materials may act; in which ways this is relevant; and what is linked up with it. Hence, we will come to speak about research in prisons where inmates were badly nourished; fish being caught in the Global South for Scandinavian fish pills; and the urgency of shifting from the verb ‘to act’ to a differentiated list of modes of doing. Learning from the natural sciences, we will argue, requires that their methods and concerns be carefully attended to. Taking matters seriously comes with the obligation of tracing where such matters come from and where they go. And talking about ‘action’, finally, demands that, beyond liberal notions of isolated individual actors, it be creatively retheorised.

  • 11.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Stillness re-animated:: experiencing Body Worlds and the work of art2010In: Stillness in a mobile world / [ed] David Bissell; Gillian Fuller, London: Routledge, 2010, p. 155-171Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Adem, Jasmin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Khalaf, Linda Nidae
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Idioter väljer att sätta ord i våra munnar: En kvalitativ fokusgruppstudie om hur unga män med utländsk bakgrund från socioekonomiskt utsatta områden upplever massmedias rapportering2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie handlar om hur unga män med utländsk bakgrund bosatta i socioekonomisktutsatta områden upplever massmedia och dess föreställning gentemot området de bor i.

    Studien är kvalitativ genom fokusgruppsintervjuer och berör frågor om hur dessa unga mänmed utländsk bakgrund beskrivs, hur massmedia talar om socioekonomiskt utsatta områdensamt hur massmedia spelar en roll i rapporteringen av dessa ovanstående faktorer.

    Vi kom fram till att dessa unga män med utländsk bakgrund bosatta i socioekonomiskt utsattaområden upplever att massmedia målar upp och reproducerar en övervägande negativ bild avde och området de bor i. De talar mycket kring sina egna känslor och hur upplevelsernapåverkar dem samt hur de speglar sig i deras liv.

  • 13.
    Adlerteg, Hanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Vad gör en personalvetare?": Fyra påverkansfaktorer vid övergången från student till yrkesverkan2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 14.
    Adner, Cecilia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Attraktiva arbetsgivare: En studie i hur två företag förhåller sig till employer branding som företagsstrategi2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 15.
    Agné, Oskar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Hellsten, Jonathan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Pulsmätningar - länken mellan ledningen och medarbetare: En kvalitativ studie om arbetsgivares perspektiv på pulsmätningar2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vi lever i ett samhälle där organisationer under de senaste decennierna har blivit mer vinstfokuserade på grund av avkastningskrav till aktieägare. I och med detta har vi sett ökade kontroll- och mätmekanismer, inte minst av medarbetarnas prestationer mot uppsatta mål. Det traditionella tillvägagångssättet att mäta medarbetarnas välmående har varit via en årlig medarbetarundersökning. Men det vi nu ser är en mer digital trend: att i realtid göra så kallade pulsmätningar vilket innebär kontinuerliga mindre undersökningar av personalens välmående och organisationens arbetsmiljö. Organisationer använder ett digitalt mätverktyg för att genomföra dessa. På så sätt kan organisationer agera mer agilt på både negativa och positiva resultat. Forskning visar att medarbetare som trivs och mår bra på arbetsplatsen också presterar bättre mot uppsatta mål. Att inkludera medarbetare mer frekvent kan få en positiv effekt på engagemanget och motivationen. Vi har därför genomfört en kvalitativ studie i form av semistrukturerade intervjuer. Respondenter har varit personer som arbetar inom organisationer som använder ett digitalt mätverktyg av personalens välmående i realtid. De har dessutom haft en betydande roll för arbetet av implementeringen av ett sådant verktyg, men också arbetat med resultatet från det. Vår insamlade empiri har analyserats i relation till Finansialiseringsteori samt Isomorfism som är ett fenomen inom Nyinstitutionell teori. Vårt syfte med studien var att ta reda på om pulsmätningar är ett uttryck för ökad finansialiseringen och varför organisationer implementerar ett digitalt mätverktyg av personalens välmående, hur det kan tänkas se ut samt hur resultatet sedan används. Resultatet indikerade på att organisationer använder ett digitalt mätverktyg av personalens välmående på grund av employer branding, att de genuint vill att personalen ska må bra, men inte utan att det ska leda till ekonomiska fördelar som exempelvis färre sjukskrivningar och ökade intäkter. Genom studien har vi också kunnat presentera resultat för hur ett digitalt mätverktyg kan se ut och då främst vad organisationer mäter. Här visar det övergripande resultatet att det är främst ledarskap och arbetsmiljö som står i fokus. Men också att medarbetarengagemanget har gått upp som en effekt av ett digitalt mätverktyg som mäter välmående på arbetsplatsen. Med den här studien hoppas vi kunna bidra med en bredare förståelse för varför organisationer använder pulsmätningar och hur det används som en länk mellan arbetsgivare och arbetstagare. 

  • 16.
    Ahl, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Mångfaldens utmaningar: En kvalitativ undersökning om hur tre bemanningsföretag arbetar med mångfald2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 17.
    Ahlberg, Beth Maina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Skaraborg Institute for Research and Development, Skövde, Sweden.
    Hamed, Sarah
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Thapar-Björkert, Suruchi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Bradby, Hannah
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Invisibility of Racism in the Global Neoliberal Era: Implications for Researching Racism in Healthcare2019In: Frontiers in Sociology, ISSN 2297-7775, Vol. 4, article id 61Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes the difficulties of researching racism in healthcare contexts as part of the wider issue of neoliberal reforms in welfare states in the age of global migration. In trying to understand the contradiction of a phenomenon that is historical and strongly felt by individuals and yet widely denied by both institutions and individuals, we consider the current political and socioeconomic context of healthcare provision. Despite decades of legislation against racism, its presence persists in healthcare settings, but data on these experiences is rarely gathered in Europe. National systems of healthcare provision have been subject to neoliberal reforms, where among others, cheaper forms of labor are sought to reduce the cost of producing healthcare, while the availability of services is rationed to contain demand. The restriction both on provision of and access to welfare, including healthcare, is unpopular among national populations. However, the explanations for restricted access to healthcare are assumed to be located outside the national context with immigrants being blamed. Even as migrants are used as a source of cheap labor in healthcare and other welfare sectors, the arrival of immigrants has been held responsible for restricted access to healthcare and welfare in general. One implication of (im)migration being blamed for healthcare restrictions, while racism is held to be a problem of the past, is the silencing of experiences of racism, which has dire consequences for ethnic minority populations. The implications of racism as a form of inequality within healthcare and the circumstances of researching racism in healthcare and its implication for the sociology of health in Sweden are described.

  • 18.
    Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    et al.
    Högskolan i Gävle..
    Mella, Orlando
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Palm, Irving
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Darvishpour, Mehrdad
    Stockholm universitet; Mälardalens högskola..
    Mångfaldsbarometern: Tio år av attitydmätningar i Sverige2015Book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Ahmadi, Nader
    et al.
    Gävle Högskola.
    Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    Gävle Högskola.
    Cetrez, Önver A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Psychology of Religions. Department of Theology, Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Erbil, Pilar
    Oncology Clinique, Humanite Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Religious meaning-making coping in Turkey: a study among cancer patients2016In: Illness, crisis and loss, ISSN 1054-1373, E-ISSN 1552-6968, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the present project has been to carry out international studies on meaning-making coping among people who have been affected by cancer in a number of societies and, thereby, to try to understand the influence of culture on use of these coping methods. Five countries — Sweden, South Korea, China, Japan, and Turkey — are included in the project. Qualitative semistructured interviews have been conducted with persons with a cancer diagnosis. The research group in each country has used, as a foundation, the interview questions developed for the Swedish study. These questions were, however, modified to better suite the sociocultural context of each participating country. The results presented here concern only Turkey and are restricted to religious coping methods. The study consists of 25 cancer patients (18 females and 7 males) between 20 and 71 years of age. The results of the study in Turkey indicated that the RCOPE (Religious Coping) methods are highly relevant for the interviewees. A sociological analysis of the study made from a cultural perspective showed clearly the importance of the idea of being tolerant ( Sabr ) for patients when coping with the psychological problems brought about by cancer. The study made it clear that culture plays an essential role in the choice of coping methods.

  • 20. Ahrne, G.
    et al.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Brunsson, Nils
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    The Organization of Markets2015In: Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, E-ISSN 1741-3044, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 7-27Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Markets have sometimes been described as vastly different from and even opposite to formal organizations.But markets and organizations share a similarity as well. Both are organized – by the use of decisionson membership, rules, monitoring, sanctions or hierarchy. Market organization creates differencesamong markets, and specific dynamics, which can be explained by the actions and interactions of marketorganizers: profiteers, ‘others’, sellers and buyers. The concept of market organization is an analyticaltool, which can be used for analysing why and how markets are created, why they get their specific formand how they change.

  • 21. Aitken, Lynda
    et al.
    Griffin, Gabriele
    Gender Issues in Elder Abuse1996Book (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Akarcay, Pinar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Ak, Gökhan
    Nişantaşı Üniversitesi, İİSBF, Siyaset Bilimi ve Kamu Yönetimi Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye.
    Türkiye’deki Suriyeli İlköğretim Çocuklarının Eğitimi ve Yaşanan Problemler2018In: Social Sciences Studies Journal, ISSN 2587-1587, no 14, p. 548-557Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2011, Syrian chief in the administration of internal confusion and indicating his own people, violence, persecution and inhumane treatment due to be greater than started an immigration wave from Syria. This immigration wave is the most affected from the Turkey and the number of the country’s 3.5 million Syrian refugees/asylum seekers has exceeded officially. At the beginning of the most important problems in this process, there is no doubt in the age of Syrian children with primary and secondary school’s educational problems and their integration into Turkish society. The main objective of this study, Syria to Turkey from 2011 as the refugee/asylum seekers children education in primary and secondary education level by reviewing the application problems and to propose solutions. Basically a working research, qualitative method including scientific books, articles, dissertations and reports that Syrians with secondary data sources. Research method, content and discourse analysis of oral history interviews and with the methods used. Study; respectively, to briefly reflected on subsequent confusion in Syria, Turkey, who came to Syrian refugee children legal status examined; the corresponding legislation and problem areas identified, various solutions are listed my suggestions.

  • 23.
    Allanson, Beatrice
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Man lär agera på ett sätt som min chef säger inger förtroende och aktning": En studie av hur yrkesrollen påverkar medarbetares beteende och känslor inom polisen2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 24.
    Allvin, Michael
    Stockholms universitet, Psykologiska institutionen, Enheten för arbets- och organisationspsykologi.
    Det individualiserade arbetet: Om modernitetens skilda praktiker1997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Alm, John
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Konstruktionen av arbete: Hur det talas och skrivs om arbete i två Svenska dagstidningar2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 26.
    Alm, John
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Why some companies make the leap and others don't: En diskursanalytisk granskning av boken Good to Great2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 27.
    Almerén Persson, Sofia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Vad man än tar för sig, så ska man göra det så jäkla bra": En diskurspsykologisk analys av konstruktionen av den duktiga flickan i litteratur och samtal2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 28.
    Almqvist Höddelius, Annika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Holmgren Reichler, Petra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Horisontell och/eller vertikal kommunikation: En studie av förändringsarbetet på ett omvårdnadsboende vid byte av huvudman2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Genom en fallstudie av en organisationsförändring har vi studerat de anställdas upplevelse av kommunikation i samband med huvudmannabyte. Organisationsförändringen berör ett omvårdnadsboende för äldre som genom ett anbudsförfarande byter huvudman. Syftet med fallstudien var att beskriva och analysera kvalitativt olika uppfattningar om den förändring som organisationen genomgått. Frågeställningarna rör hur de anställda talar om hur kommunikationen på arbetsplatsen såg ut innan, under och efter byte av huvudman. Tidigare forskning pekar på vikten av att uppmärksamma både horisontell och vertikal kommunikation i en organisation samt hur en arbetsledning på bästa sätt kan få en engagerad och delaktig personal som inte upplever stress och oro. Med utgångspunkt i det har vi valt att utgå från diskursanalys. Vår avsikt var att studera hur en diskurs skapas inom den organisation fallstudien berör. Av den anledningen valde vi att använda oss av gruppintervjuer för att klargöra det som gruppen anser vara viktigt.

    Vad vår fallstudie ger för handen är att före den nye huvudmannens tillträde till organisationen förekom ett sätt att kommunicera. Vilket skedde i form av samtal och dialog, i vertikal- både uppifrån och ned samt horisontell form. Det respondenterna beskriver är, att de under den tiden kände sig delaktiga och ansvariga. Under övergången uppstod vad vi vill beskriva som ett diskursivt brott där kommunikationen inte nådde fram, under den tiden kom den horisontella kommunikationen att öka. Efter att den nye huvudmannen tillträtt kom kommunikationen främst att ske via dokument och papper. Det har inneburit en ökad vertikal kommunikation som främst går uppifrån och ned samt att den horisontella kommunikationen mellan de anställda har minskat. Det har för respondenterna inneburit ett bristande engagemang där de dels uttrycker en känsla av att bli idiotförklarad då de blir tilldelade arbetsuppgifter utan en dialog. Men även en avsaknad av bekräftelse, där de upplever sig som osynliga så länge de bara arbetar på.

  • 29.
    Almqvist Lundblad, Veronica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    DELAT LEDARSKAP: En uppsats om ett antal chefers upplevelser av delat ledarskap i praktiken2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 30.
    Almén, Joakim
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Ewald, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Makt- och statusbalans mellan gammalt och nytt: En undersökning av Nordeas kundcenter och relationen med de "gamla" lokalkontoren ser ut idag.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att konsumenters beteende förändrats genom den tekniska utvecklingen är inget nytt. Idag ställs höga krav på tillgänglighet och dygnet-runt-service vilket leder till att många branscher i Sverige måste anpassa sig. En av de stora investerarna inom IT är bankerna och ett direkt resultat av denna satsning är att det idag läggs ned allt fler lokalkontor till förmån för centraliserade IT-lösningar, såsom kundcenterenheter. Frågan är hur personalen på befintliga lokalkontor och kundcenter upplever denna utveckling. I denna studie undersöks relationen mellan Nordeas lokalkontor och kundcenter, om det finns motstånd till den pågående förändringen och om makt- och statusförhållanden mellan enheterna förändrats. Då kundcenteryrket är starkt förknippat med låg status torde detta påverka hur man från lokalkontoren ser på dessa centraliserade enheter som främst jobbar genom telefon. Syftet med denna studie var att genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med chefer och medarbetare på kundcenter samt motsvarande chefer och medarbetare på lokalkontor inom Sveriges största bank, Nordea, undersöka upplevelsen av förändringen med bakgrund av den pågående omfördelningen av kunder och hur detta har påverkat de respektive enheterna. Analysen visar att maktbalansen är på väg att ändras till kundcenters fördel, dit alltmer resurser och ansvar fördelas, medan lokalkontorens roll inom organisationen är på väg att förändras. Statusen har förbättrats för kundcenter de senaste åren men är alltjämt fortfarande relativt låg i förhållande till lokalkontoren. Motstånd till denna förändring uppfattades i intervjuerna och nya strategier för att komma åt resursen, kunderna, från lokalkontoren var tydliga.

  • 31.
    Almén, Oscar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Burell, Mattias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Social accountability as social movement outcome: Protests in a Chinese city2018In: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829, Vol. 17, no 6, p. 716-735Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social accountability is a concept that has been used much in development studies and democratic theory to study informal ways for civil society to achieve social change and hold governments accountable. Surprisingly, it has been far less used in social movement scholarship and we argue that social accountability, understood as a combination of answerability, legal claim attainment, and sanction, is a useful way to examine social movement outcomes in China. Social accountability directs the focus of research towards the target of protest and not only whether the protest resulted in policy changes or not. Based on field work in 2013–2015, this article examines four cases of social protests in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. In line with previous research we find that when citizen claims accord with government policies and protesters are well-organized, local authorities tend to accommodate the protesters’ claims. However, answerability and sanction do not always follow the same pattern. Answerability can be relatively high also when legal claims are unsuccessful. This means that cases that are commonly seen as unsuccessful protests because the legal demands were not accommodated may still result in partial social accountability. In addition to the presentation of original empirical findings, the study makes a theoretical contribution by linking the two research fields of social movement and social accountability, which will be of interest to a wider scholarly audience.

  • 32.
    Almén, Oscar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Burell, Mattias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    The role of social protest in environmental governance in Hangzhou’2019In: Greening China’s Urban Governance: Tackling Environmental and Sustainability Challenges / [ed] Jorgen Delman, Ren Yuan, Outi Luova, Mattias Burell, Oscar Almén, Singapore: Springer, 2019, 1, p. 195-215Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter examines the consequences of social protests for environmental governance in China. Environmental protection is a policy area where the party state has allowed civil society to play an increasingly important role. Chinese citizens can take part in state-sanctioned forms of political participation, but one of the most important ways they can influence policy is by protesting. If we are to understand environmental governance in China, we must study the impact of such protests. Students of social movements in China have made great efforts to understand what explains protest success in that country. The authors contend that, in order to understand environmental governance, we must look at all the different outcomes of a social protest. In most cases a protest elicits at least some concessions from the authorities, even when the protesters themselves perceive it as a failure. This study examines urban environmental governance by looking at the varying outcomes of three different waves of environmental protest in Hangzhou. Protests may lead to the development of new institutional tools such as dialogue platforms, or involve external actors like courts or NGOs. Through these mechanisms, citizen protests form a new and important element in China’s fragmented governance system.

  • 33.
    Almén, Oscar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Delman, JorgenYuan, RenLuova, OutiBurell, Mattias
    Greening China’s Urban Governance: Tackling Environmental and Sustainability Challenges2019Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This volume examines how urban stakeholders in China – particularly city governments and social actors – tackle China’s urban environmental crisis. The volume’s case studies speak to important interdisciplinary themes such as new tools and instruments of urban green governance, climate change and urban carbon consumption, green justice, digital governance, public participation, social media, social movements, and popular protest. It lays out a unique theoretical framework for examining and discussing urban green governance. The case studies are based on extensive fieldwork that examines governance failures, challenges, and innovations from across China, including the largest cities. They show that numerous policies, experiments, and reforms have been put in place in China – mostly on a pragmatic basis, but also as a result of both strategic policy design, civil participation, and protest. The book highlights how China’s urban governments bring together diverse programmatic building blocks and instruments, from China and elsewhere. Written by experts and researchers from different disciplines at leading universities in China and the Nordic countries in Europe, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students who are interested in Chinese politics, especially urban politics, governance issues, and social movements. Both students and teachers will find the theoretical perspectives and case studies useful in their coursework.The unique green governance perspective makes this a work that is empirically and theoretically interesting for those working with urban political and environmental studies and urbanization worldwide.

  • 34.
    Anderberg, Ellinor
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Durkheim and the birth of economic sociology: Review2013In: International Journal of Social Economics, ISSN 0306-8293, E-ISSN 1758-6712, Vol. 40, no 8, p. 755-756Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Andersson, Alice
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Revin, Rebecca
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Tidsbegränsade anställningar: En kvalitativ studie utifrån ett arbetsgivarperspektiv2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats syftar till att undersöka uppluckrade anställningsformer utifrån ett arbetsgivarperspektiv. I Lag (1982:80) om anställningsskydd är tillsvidareanställningen huvudregel och anställningsformen är en stark norm i det svenska samhället. Lagen ger utrymme för olika former av tidsbegränsade anställningar vilka organisationer kan använda sig av för att uppnå flexibilitet och för att kunna anpassa sig efter marknadens krav. Debatten om den tidsbegränsade anställningen är splittrad i två läger och tar främst ett arbetstagarperspektiv. Studiens valda arbetsgivarperspektiv och syfte grundar sig i en vilja att komplettera debatten och ge en vidare förståelse för tidsbegränsade anställningar utifrån ett annat perspektiv än det som vanligen gjorts. För att uppfylla studiens syfte har kvalitativa intervjuer med chefer och HR-ansvariga på fyra svenska företag genomförts. Den svenska arbetslagstiftningen och dess institutionella påverkan skapar tillsammans med relevanta flexibilitetsbegrepp studiens teoretiska ramverk. Resultatet visar att det finns en vilja från arbetsgivarens sida att uppnå flexibilitet. Resultatet visar även att arbetslagstiftningens utformning är en stor påverkansfaktor som dels innebär en utmaning i och med dess reglerande ramverk och dels öppnar upp för möjligheter att anställa under begränsad tid, vilket kan skapa större flexibilitet. En slutsats som dras är att om den tidsbegränsade anställningen används på rätt sätt så kan den gynna alla inblandade intressenter.

  • 36.
    Andersson, Jenny
    SciencesPo CNRS.
    "That Very Big Computer Known as Human Civilisation": [Review of:] Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow (Random House, London, 2017)2018In: Archives Europeennes de Sociologie, ISSN 0003-9756, E-ISSN 1474-0583, Vol. 59, no 3, p. 429-434Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Andersson, Kristin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Eshed, Merav
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Kostymkvinnan vs Omslagsflickan: En studie i kvinnliga chefers upplevelser av ledarskap och kvinnorollen i dagens samhälle2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 38.
    Andersson Kurko, Saarah
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Kienberger, Vanessa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Ur en före detta kriminells ögon: en studie av före detta kriminellas livsberättelser2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to study how former criminals choose to portray themselves through their life- stories . We intend to study young former criminals, by listening to their lifestory. Through these stories, we want to find out which factors our respondents believe has been essential during their way through the criminal life and which turning points that have existed during this time. We chose the narrative method as a tool to seek answers to our question. The material was collected through interviews with nine former criminal youth, who are active in Unga KRIS. The theory used, has its roots in symbolic interactionism. The result has been that exclusion and attention at a young age, is an important factor as for many of our respondents. In older ages group dynamics and intoxicants are significant factors that led to the continuation of the criminal according to our respondents. Our respondents’ turning points have been found in various forms and lead to large differences in our respondents' lives. 

  • 39.
    Andersson, Sandra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Arbetsmiljön på Försäkringskassan: Handläggares beskrivning av krav, kontroll, stöd och återhämtning i arbetet2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 40.
    Andersson, Sandra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Ledarskap och arbetsmiljö: En kvalitativ studie om chefers påverkan på arbetsmiljö2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 41.
    Andric, Mia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Blom, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Konstruktion av vetande: En studie av dagstidningars konstruktion av konflikten mellan Byggarbetareförbundet och Sveriges Byggindustrier under avtalsrörelsen 20162017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie undersöker vi hur sex svenska dagstidningar konstruerar vetande om konflikten mellan Byggarbetareförbundet och Byggindustrierna under avtalsrörelsen 2016. I tidigare forskning presenterar vi studier om media och dess inflytande och makt, dess kopplingar till den svenska staten och organisationer. Som teoretiskt ramverk använder vi Foucaults teorier om makt och vetande i denna studie. Undersökningsmetoden för studien är kvalitativ dokumentstudie med tematisk textanalys.

    De tidningar som undersökts i denna studie är Aftonbladet, Expressen, Dagens Nyheter, Dagens industri, Göteborgs-Posten och Svenska Dagbladet. Analysen av konflikten i de utvalda tidningarna visade dels att olika aktörer medverkande i konstruktionen av vetande om konflikten, och dels att det vetande som konstruerades i stor utsträckning var homogent men ändock inte fullständigt homogent vad gäller alla tidningar och aktörer. Konstruktionen av det vetande som presenteras i denna studie kan endast sägas vara representativt för de undersökta tidningarna.

  • 42.
    Anthin, Alexander
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    No Paris, No Impressionists: How Place Affects Collaborative Creativity2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this study is on creativity and how place can affect it. Previous research on the subject has provided many answers to how and why places affect creativity, much because of the fact that a place can be such many things: a work place, a university, a city, a country – the list is endless. Studies have as such provided different answers in regards to the impact place can have on creativity, because they have investigated the impact of different sorts of places. However, what these studies have failed to clarify or acknowledge is that places exist within the boundaries of other places, and are as such inseparable if one are to ultimately understand the impact place has had on a creative outcome. In order to address this problem I have divided the concept of place into three abstract and physical levels: macro, meso, and micro. By applying this perspective on the historical example of the emergence of the Impressionists in Paris, France during the latter half of the 19th century I was able to distinguish how France as a nation, Paris as a city, and buildings such as cafés, artistic studios, and museums all contributed in different, but equally important, ways to the formation, cohesion and creative output of the Impressionists. As such, this study serves as an example that shows how collaborative creativity emerges within the boundaries of several places positioned on different abstract and physical levels; thus, it is only when we combine the different ways that each of these places contribute to creative collaboration that we are able to make any conclusions in regards to the impact place has had on its formation and creative output.

  • 43.
    Arleskär, Martin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Broman, Frida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Kvalitetsstämpeln: Arbetsmiljöarbete som legitimitetsskapare2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When demands of the surrounding world increase organizations find new ways to be the most effective and legitimate. This applies to customers, employees, competitors and society as a whole. The aim of this bachelor thesis is to investigate how a public housing company1 handle issues concerning the work environment. The focus of this paper is to illustrate how the occupational safety and health work interacts with legitimacy-building factors, for example standardization. To explain this, we use neoinstitutional theory with its concepts we find relevant. This bachelor thesis is a qualitative study, consisting of document studies and interviews. By encoding the material our three initial questions were answered. The conclusions suggest the public housing company retain systematic routines when working with occupational safety and health. Further, according to us, the company executes a large part of their occupational safety and health work in order to maintain its legitimacy, although some is also carried out for reasons of efficiency. The introduction of a occupational health standard would not necessarily cause significant change in the organization's daily work routine, but give an increased focus on occupational health and safety work, which in turn could improve the work environment of the organization.

    1 Note that "public housing" in Sweden (allmännyttiga bostadsbolag)not is reserved for people under a certain income level. This form of housing tenure makes up 20% of all homes in Sweden.

  • 44.
    Arnell, Jennie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Bogren, Hanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Vem ansvarar för min hälsa?: Några anställdas syn på ett företags hälsofrämjande arbete2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 45.
    Asai, Ryoko
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computerized Image Analysis and Human-Computer Interaction.
    Social media as a tool for change2011In: The social impact of social computing / [ed] A. Bisset et al., Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University , 2011, p. 44-50Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Asai, Ryoko
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computerized Image Analysis and Human-Computer Interaction.
    Kavathatzopoulos, Iordanis
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computerized Image Analysis and Human-Computer Interaction.
    Social movement and social media2012In: Critique, democracy and philosophy in 21st century information society: Towards critical theories of social media / [ed] Christian Fuchs, 2012, p. 76-77Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How do social media affect the process of building a democratic society? Information and communication technology (ICT) made it possible for people to communicate beyond national borders and other obstacles. Social media in particular play an important role in creating a place where people communicate with each other, for example Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and so on. In other words, under these circumstances, social media function as the third place in addition to home and workplaces, which contributes not only to unite people in commu- nities but also to the resolution of various problems and crises. Therefore, the third place nurtures relationships and mutual trust under internet access conditions, and it is open for free discussions, and becomes a ground for democracy.

    In face-to-face communication, participants’ behavior is affected by social context cues, and users let their behavior adjust to particular communication manners. However, in online communicati- on, it is more difficult for participants to understand static and dynamic cues surrounding other participants compared to face-to-face communication. Because, in many cases, whereas social media makes it possible for users to communicate with others easily regardless of physical dis- tance, national boundaries and time difference, it limits the number of characters and the amount of data that they can post and use. However, participation in online communication, especially in social media, is seen as the key element in the recent trend toward democratization. In fact, millions of users send and receive a huge amount of information via social media in order to cultivate a relationship with others and strengthen mutual exchange beyond borders. Generally it is recognized that social media advance participation through exchanging information with minimal social context cues.

    However, communication through social media has some problems. Firstly, exchanged informa- tion via social media minimizes social context cues under severe restricted or censored internet access conditions; because simplified messages can be more understandable and impressive for other users in communicating. Therefore information tends to be extreme, and it could evoke a risk of group polarization. Secondly, in social media, information receivers gather fragmented information in borderless cyberspace, for any purpose. Following this they try to transform infor- mation into something they can understand, something closer to their own experience, or they try to perceive the feelings and experience of the senders of information. Through this process, users develop a sense of solidarity and share expectations and norms, which bring them together as one community. Therefore, social norms have a considerable influence on users in particular communities and advance self-stereotyping among them as solidarity and social identity are en- hanced. This situation carries the social risk of exclusion of others. Some people call Middle-east political change “Facebook revolution” or “twitter revolution” on the internet. Is this naming really pertinent? Indeed, social media has played an important role as “hub for information” and as the third place in political change. Still, social media has to contribute to the development of skills for dialog in order to achieve a really democratic society. 

  • 47.
    Ashir, Sahar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Låt mig leva i er värld, men på Mina villkor": En studie om motstånd hos personer med ADHD2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 48.
    Askersjö, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    I Skatteverkets tjänst - Rättssäkert och effektivt2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The fundamental values of the public administration are democracy, legal security and efficiency. This study examines how legal security and efficiency is mediated by the swedish tax agency, how the civil servants handle these demands and in which situations the civil servants must prioritize between these demands. In the chapter The public administration and the civil servants account is given for the theory and the previous research this study utilizes. The applied theory is Max Webers theory on bureaucracyand civil servants. Previous research depicts how the demands on legal security and efficiency are treated by the public administration and gives account for two reforms which have been implemented by the public administration during the last decades. The results of the study shows that the demands are mostly intermediated during meetings and that the civil servants have their education to help handle the demands. The situations in which the civil servants need to prioritize are in the usage of templates, mass handling and when looking for satisfactory statistics. In conclusion it can be stated that the legal security is assumed to be something the civil servants bring with them from their education and something they automatically apply due to their education. Efficiency, on the other hand, is something that needs to be taught, or rather, forced.

  • 49.
    Asli, Ali
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Mediabilden av kameraövervakning i utsatta områden: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys om utsatta områden dess mediala representation i rapporteringen av kameraövervakning2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie undersöks mediabilden av utsatta områden genom rapporteringen av kameraövervakningen. Syftet med denna uppsats är att med kvalitativ innehållsanalys undersöka nyhetsartiklar som framställer utsatta områden och invånarna bosatta där. Med hjälp av ett sociologiskt perspektiv ämnas att förklara och skapa förståelse för mediabilden av utsatta områden. De teorier som ligger till grund för denna studie är ”stämplingsteorin” och ”etablerade och outsiders-teorin. Metodansatsen valdes för att kunna få en djupare förståelse för innehållet och det bakomliggande budskapet i de undersökta artiklarna, alltså på vilket sätt utsatta områden och boende beskrivs i medierapporteringen. I undersökningen har relevanta citat sammanhang och ordval i artiklarna analyserats. Det empiriska textmaterialet baserades på nyhetsartiklar som handlar om kameraövervakning i utsatta områden. Artiklarna hämtades från sju olika nyhetshemsidor SVT Nyheter, Skånska dagbladet, Sydsvenskan, Stockholm direkt, Expressen, Lokaltidningen Malmö Limhamn och Svenska Dagbladet. Medierapporteringen kännetecknas av att utsatta områden är i behov av kameraövervakning för att kunna återinföra kontroll och trygghet i dessa platser. Det beskrivs i artiklarna att kameraövervakningen har bidragit till att boende och näringsidkare upplever ökad trygghet. Det finns också nyhetsartiklar som nyanserar bilden som ges av kameraövervakningen. Dessa menar att det i utsatta områden också är viktigt med andra typer av åtgärder såsom mer synliga poliser, och att övervakning inte borde vara första steget. Det betonas i artiklarna att kameraövervakning inte är lösningen på alla problem i utsatta platser. Nyhetsartiklarna framställer utsatta områden med beskrivningar av kriminalitet och våldsyttringar. I nyhetsrapporteringen skildras utsatta områden som präglade av problematik, där det pågår brottslighet och finns farliga platser. Det beskrivs i artiklarna att kameraövervakning bland annat ska fungera för att förbygga brott, bättre kontrollera utsatta platser och lösa brott. Invånarna bosatta i utsatta områden tillskrivs främst avvikande egenskaper och påstås vara utanför det svenska rättssystemet samt inte tillmötesgående för att vittna om brott. 

  • 50.
    Aspengren, Karl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
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