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  • 1. Aalbers, M.
    et al.
    Christophers, Brett
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Centring Housing in Political Economy2014In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 31, no 4, p. 373-394Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2. Aalbers, Manuel B.
    et al.
    Christophers, Brett
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    The Housing Question under Capitalist Political Economies2014In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 31, no 4, p. 422-428Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This short article is a reply to four commentaries that were written in response to our paper "Centering Housing in Political Economy". Rather than discussing each of the commentaries separately, we have chosen to distil and discuss four themes that appear important both to the commentators and to us: theory and abstraction; land rent; mortgage securitization; and the role of the state. Our discussion of theory advances the claim that theories and frameworks that take not only the economics of housing but also its politics, history, geography and institutions seriously can in principle be commensurate under the critical realist ontology suggested by two of our commentators. Our discussion of securitization adds to the existing literature on the theorization of the spatial fix and the circuits of capital. Finally, in reconsidering the housing question in political economy, we argue that you cannot today come to grips with the laws of the latter without factoring in on the centrality of the former.

  • 3.
    Abbasian, Saeid
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Integration på egen hand: En studie av invandrade kvinnoföretagare i Sverige2003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The principal aim of this thesis is to discover and analyse the motives that make immigrant women start their own businesses in Sweden and to investigate whether this is a way to achieve integration in working life. The empirical material consists of two types of interviews. One type consisted of interviews with five experts on labour market issues, and the other of interviews with 16 female entrepreneurs of Iranian, Chilean and Turkish origin having their own business in the Greater Stockholm region. Results from the first set of interviews indicate that female immigrants who independently start their enterprise rely mainly on their own resources of power and abilities. They are either women with class resources such as higher educations, previous work experience, language abilities and economic savings, or young women with certificates from high schools or universities. The social environment where they grew up, the gender structure and gender roles in the family before and after immigration and time of residence in Sweden also influence the extent to which women immigrants can act independently. According to the experience of the experts, the motives for starting their business are either different structural reasons, e.g. unemployment, lack of suitable or well-paying jobs, lay-offs etc, or personal reasons such as having a meaningful occupation, to support the family, to earn money of their own, to be independent from men and strive for a better standard of living etc.

    Results from the second set of interviews indicate that the most important resource these women have used when establishing their businesses is class resources such as education and adequate training, different types of work experiences, human capital and in addition to this economic savings. For many of the women in this sample different structural reasons, like unemployment, lack of good job opportunities, discrimination on work places, merge with personal reasons such as strivings to achieve independence, being one’s own boss, to realize one’s plans and ambitions, when starting their business. Independent entrepreneurship is a good way for immigrant women to be integrated in working life especially if they start within certain branches. These are branches in which the women have appropriate university education or vocational training, previous work experience or which correspond to their personal interests. In addition immigrant women become more integrated if an education received abroad is treated as equivalent to the parallel Swedish education or degree. A further factor promoting integration is if they can fully exploit their capacities when developing their own businesses. These conditions help them to feel much more satisfaction in working life as women identify themselves with their actual profession and feel that they have found the “right place” for themselves in the society.

  • 4.
    Abbasian, Saeid
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Larsson, Stefan
    Gnosjö kommun.
    Attityder till upplevelseindustri och turism i Gnosjöregionen: Ett interaktivt FOU arbete2009In: Generator/Malmö'09/: Session: SKAPA: Förändra hela regionen!, 2009Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Abrahamsson, Christian
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Units outside the University, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Maktens vinkel/vinkelns makt2008In: Glänta, Vol. 1-2, no Felande länkarArticle in journal (Other scientific)
  • 6.
    Abrahamsson, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Paradoxal or a grin without a cat2007In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 89B, no 4, p. 381-383Article, review/survey (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Abrahamsson, Christian
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Units outside the University, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    School of Geography.
    Images – screens, brains and bodies2008Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Moving from the ontological question ”what is an image?” to the more performative, or ontogenetic, question “what can an image do?” this paper will discuss how non-representational theory could offer new ways to approach the materialities of the image.

    Drawing upon Gilles Deleuze’s writings on the cinematic image, Charles Sanders Peirce’s semiotics and Henri Bergson’s writings on duration and memory this paper is interested in how images configure thought. Behind this argument lies the idea that there is more to information and communication than traditional systems of representation suggest. What we will focus on in this paper is some of the practical problems, as well as the benefits, of conceptualising images as something other than representational.

    The paper will outline a discussion which focuses on three images – screens, brains and bodies. An underlying aim of this paper is to ask the much broader question: what would happen to the hyphen of geo-graphy if we were to take Deleuze’s call to create a thought without an image serious?

  • 8.
    Adam, Åhlin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Kommunal platsmarknadsföring och invånarnas roll: En studie om Knivsta kommun2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie behandlar kommunal platsmarknadsföring med utgångspunkt i Knivsta kommun. Flera teorier om platsmarknadsföring tas upp. Bland annat om invånarnas betydande roll i platsmarknadsföringen och tidigare exempel på lyckade och mindre lyckade platsmarknadsföringskampanjer. Genom att intervjua representanter för Knivsta kommun och ett antal av kommunens invånare, skapades en överblick av platsmarknadsföringen i området. Resultatet visar att Knivsta kommun har en tydlig vision om vart de vill komma i framtiden, vilket innebär en del förändringar som till exempel att växa från att vara en liten pendlarkommun och villastad, till att bli mer av en småstad. Dessutom framhävs en vilja att etablera flera företag inom kommunen. Om Knivsta kommuns planer på förändring inte får stöd av kommunens egna invånare riskerar planerna att misslyckas. De tillfrågade invånarna i Knivsta kommun ger indikationer på en positiv inställning till kommunens framtidsplaner. Men i vissa frågor som Knivsta kommuns planerade förändring till att bli en småstad är stödet mindre och en mer grundläggande undersökning av kommunens invånare vore därför intressant.

  • 9.
    Adamek, Michel
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Apples väg till framgång: Bakomliggande faktorer till varför Apple lyckats2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 10.
    Adamsson, Karolin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Delad yta, dubbel yta?: En studie om Dragarbrunnsgatan i Uppsala utifrån konceptet shared space2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    af Trolle, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Vision om en blandad stad: En komperativ studie av den sociala blandningspolitiken i Stockholm och Uppsala2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Genom empirisk insamling av material från kommunala styrdokument och intervjuer ämnar denna uppsats att undersöka vilka visioner som genomsyrar den kommunala planeringen i Stockholm och Uppsala för att motverka boendesegregation. Uppsatsen studerar om idén att skapa variation i upplåtelseformer i bostadsområden finns i Stockholm stad och Uppsala kommun för att skapa blandning och därmed motverka segregation. Fokus läggs också på vilka medel och åtgärder de båda kommunerna har för att uppnå sina visioner, samt vilken geografisk nivå kommunerna tänker att en blandning ska ske. Genom att undersöka två kommuners blandningsambitioner kan skillnader och likheter studeras för att få en mer övergripande bild av hur segregationsproblemet hanteras. Resultaten av studien visar att det finns en vision att variera upplåtelseformerna i bostadsområdena i båda kommunerna för att motverka segregationen. Ambitionen i både Stockholm stad och Uppsala kommun är att ett blandat boende ska skapas i hela staden. Dock finns många hinder som står i vägen som riskerar att motverka kommunernas blandningsambitioner.  

  • 12.
    Aggesund, Pamela
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Nyliberal planering och hållbar stadsutveckling: En studie av hur nyliberal planering kan bidra till hållbar stadsutveckling i Stockholms stad2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här uppsatsen redovisar en kvalitativ studie som har gjorts av nyliberal planering och hållbar stadsutveckling i Stockholms stad. Genom att studera plan- och visionsdokument utfärdade av staden är syftet med undersökningen att utreda hur nyliberal planering kan förenas med hållbar stadsutveckling. I undersökningen ingår också att utreda vad hållbar stadsutveckling faktiskt innebär utifrån olika perspektiv på hållbar utveckling, perspektiven som studeras är ekologisk modernisering, traditionell ekologi, miljörättviseperspektivet samt social hållbarhet. Resultatet av undersökningen visar att för att hållbar stadsutveckling ska vara ett resultat av nyliberal planering krävs att utvecklingen samtidigt bidrar till ekonomisk tillväxt alternativt stärker stadens konkurrenskraft.  Det innebär att nyliberal planering är lättare att förena med hållbar stadsutveckling såsom det förstås inom ekologisk modernisering men också att hållbar stadsutveckling såsom det förstås inom traditionell ekologi samt social hållbarhet åtminstone till viss del kan förenas med nyliberal planering. Utifrån ett miljörättviseperspektiv visar sig nyliberal planering vara svårare att förena med hållbar stadsutveckling. Resultatet visar också att nyliberal planering inte på ett fullvärdigt sätt kan bidra till en hållbar stadsutveckling. För att alla aspekter inom hållbar utveckling ska tillgodoses krävs något mer än nyliberal planering.

  • 13.
    Ahlmark, Peter
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Sjökvist, Philip
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Mobiltelefonen som multimedium: En fallstudie om mobiltelefonanvändande hos gymnasieungdomar i Uppsala2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 14.
    Ahltorp, Olivia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Hållbarhet i det svenska lantbruket: Vad krävs för att möjliggöra en omställning?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats undersöks möjliga vägar mot hållbarhet i det svenska lantbruket. Med utgångspunkt i att rådande industriella jordbrukssystem inte är hållbara har åsikter och tankar samlats in från personer med erfarenhet av lantbruk kopplat till yrkesbakgrund inom forskning, ekonomi, politik och praktisk tillämpning. Två tidigare studier används som underlag för att lyfta fram perspektiv från småskaliga, ekologiska lantbrukare. Resultatet visar att det finns många och skiftande åsikter kring vad hållbarhet i det svenska lantbruket innebär samt hur den kan påverkas. Viktigt är att ta hänsyn till såväl sociala som ekonomiska och ekologiska aspekter. I många fall går det att hitta gemensamma lösningar för att uppnå önskvärda tillstånd. Ökad användning av marginalmarker, slutna kretslopp av näringsämnen och samarbete med naturliga ekosystem är några viktiga faktorer. För att möjliggöra en omställning krävs såväl politiska som ekonomiska riktlinjer. Rådande ekonomiska system med fokus på tillväxt utgör ett hinder, då stora produktionsvolymer värderas högt på bekostnad av andra icke-monetära värden så som biologisk mångfald och ekosystemtjänster. 

  • 15.
    Ahrens, Jill
    et al.
    Univ Sussex, Sussex Ctr Migrat Res, Brighton, E Sussex, England.;Univ Oslo, Dept Sociol & Human Geog, Oslo, Norway..
    Kelly, Melissa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Univ Orange Free State, Dept Sociol, Bloemfontein, South Africa..
    van Liempt, Ilse
    Univ Utrecht, Dept Urban Geog, Utrecht, Netherlands..
    Free Movement?: The Onward Migration of EU Citizens Born in Somalia, Iran, and Nigeria2016In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 84-98Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research into the mobility of European Union (EU) citizens has contributed to a better understanding of the social effects of European integration. A growing body of literature highlights that naturalised third-country nationals are also making use of their 'freedomof movement'. This paper proposes a typology of 'new EU citizens' who onward migrate between member states. It draws on relevant statistics and qualitative empirical research carried out with Dutch-Somalis, Swedish-Iranians, and German-Nigerians who relocated to the UK. In contrast to research with native-born EU movers, our findings indicate that the majority of naturalised EU citizens onward migrated as a result of the discrimination and racism they experienced in their previous place of residence. In this paper, we conceptualise the interactions of integration and transnationalism as a potential trigger for onward migration. We illustrate how onward migrants are able to complete certain aspects of their integration process in a second member state. Moreover, we show how migrants maintain transnational ties across several destinations and therefore contribute to a broader understanding of transnationalism.

  • 16.
    Alarcón, Mathias
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Persson, Madeleine
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Att cykla fritt är stort, att cykla sikkert är större : En jämförande studie om säker cykelinfrastruktur i Stockholm och Köpenhamn2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien syftar till att kvalitativt undersöka och jämföra cykelinfrastrukturen i Stockholm och Köpenhamn och hur de  arbetar  för  att  uppnå  högre  säkerhet  för  cyklister.  Arbetet  bygger  på  tre  metoder,  textanalys  av  städernas kommunala  styrdokument  för  en  säkrare  cykelstad,  intervjuer  samt  observationer.  Studien  visar  att  städerna historiskt sett har haft olika prioriteringar då Stockholm utvecklade bilvägar och kollektivtrafik vid inträdet av motorfordon, medan Köpenhamn prioriterade cykeln. Båda städerna satsar på att förbättra säkerheten för cyklister, men Köpenhamn ligger mer i framkant med sin vägutformning jämfört med Stockholm. Olika cykelpassager är olika säkra där ett upphöjt cykelspår är mer säkert än streckat cykelfält. Korsningar är en kritisk punkt för cyklister och  genom  färgmarkerad  cykelled  och  cykelbox  blir  den  säkrare.  Det  är  viktigt  att  kommunerna  prioriterar cyklisterna vid dåligt väder och underlag såsom halka, eftersom det ökar risken för olycka för cyklisterna. Andra viktiga åtgärder är cykelbroar och att begränsa bilars hastighet.

  • 17.
    Aldskogius, Maj
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences.
    Population Change and Urban Growth: A Study of Large and Medium-Sized Urban Regions in Sweden1970In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. B 52, no 2, p. 131-140Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Almlöf, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Tillgänglighetens frihet: En studie av Vägverkets måltolkning2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 19.
    Almquist, Isabelle
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Lindblom, Ellen
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Framtidens miljöhjältar: En undersökning av hur Skolverkets läroplan igenkänns i barns uttryck kring miljö- och hållbarhetsfrågor2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna C-uppsats presenteras en kvalitativ fallstudie där barns sätt att uttrycka sig i miljöfrågor undersöks. Studien behandlar även barnens relation till naturen. För detta ändamål har fem barn ur en förskolegrupp intervjuats. Intervjuer har även gjorts med förskolepersonal i syfte att ge inblick i förskolans arbete med miljö- och hållbarhetsfrågor. Skolverkets perspektiv på vad barn ska förstå inom miljöfrågor synliggörs genom analyser av målen i Skolverkets läroplan för förskolan. Resultatet visar att läroplanens mål delvis kan igenkännas i barnens sätt att uttrycka sig om miljö och natur. Genom studien åskådliggörs även utmaningar och möjligheter kopplade till implementeringen av läroplanens miljörelaterade mål. Tidsbrist och svårigheter i att tolka läroplanen identifieras som de främsta utmaningarna för förskolepersonalen. Ur ett ECESD-perspektiv finns dock goda möjligheter att uppnå läroplanens mål med till synes enkla medel. Vidare behandlar studien problematiken i att översätta barns uttryck till ett mått på deras förståelse.

  • 20.
    Almstedt, Malin
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    En plats i planeringen: En studie av områden av riksintresse för det rörliga friluftslivet : [a study of areas of national importance for outdoor recreation]1998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this study is physical planning for outdoor recreation - and the way outdoor recreation interplays and competes with other businesses. This thesis is a case-study of four areas of national importance in Sweden: Ljusnan, Indalsälven, Vindelälven och Kalixälven.

    The first aim of the study is to analyse the way the demand for outdoor recreation regarding the use of land and water is considered in physical planning as expressed in local planning documents. The study shows that outdoor recreation seen as a non-commercial activity is inferior in competing with other economic activities. It is in terms of tourism that outdoor recreation is given status on the local level.

    The second aim of the study, is to critically examine the criterions for classification of areas of national importance for outdoor recreation and to analyse the way these areas are used. This study shows that visitors to these areas do not visit them primarily because they were designated as areas of national importance for outdoorrecreation. In most cases the visitors had other objectives, for instance they were travelling through the area or they were visiting relatives or friends. The thesis therefore concludes that the use of recreational areas derives from random tourism.

    Distance and attractiveness of the area have been given as important criterions in the classification of an area as being of national importance for outdoor recreation. To evaluate the impact of distance and attractiveness on recreational travel, a log-linear analysis has been conducted. The results shows that both distance and attractiveness have a statistically measurable effect and therefore are able to explain part of the variations in visitor frequency.

  • 21.
    Alriksson, Anton
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Platsens förfall: En studie om platsidentitet i ett gruvsamhälle i förändring2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I norra Sverige ligger Malmberget, ett gruvsamhälle grundat i slutet av 1800-talet. Staden har växt upp runt gruvan,vilken även har fött staden. Sedan 1960-talet har dock gruvbrytningen tagit staden i anspråk, då malmådern som saktamen säkert förs till ytan, sträcker sig in under samhället. Brytningen har gjort stora delar av staden obeboelig på grundav rasrisk och under 2000-talet togs beslutet att helt och hållet avveckla samhället. Den här studien undersöker hurförlusten av platsen påverkar malmbergsbons platsidentitet, samt hur platsidentiteten påverkar inställningen till gruvansexpansion på bekostnad av samhället. Genom kvalitativa intervjuer med invånare på orten studeras platsidentiteten iMalmberget. Intervjuerna analyseras med hjälp av Glynis Breakwells identitetsprocess teori samt Ben Marsh teori omplatsidentitet. Studien visar att platsidentiteten påverkas av de förändringar som sker på grund av gruvans verksamhet,samtidigt som platsidentiteten i gruvsamhället möjliggör förändringen.

  • 22.
    Al-Sálehi, Robin Rushdi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. 199401246138.
    Att skapa social hållbarhet: Fastighetsägaren Hemsös möjligheter och restriktioner för att skapa ett mer levande och självförsörjande stadsrum2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att skapa hållbara städer är ett av de viktigaste målen idag för att tackla problem som rör ekologiska, ekonomiska och sociala frågor i vår värld. Syftet med denna uppsats är att visa hur ägare av det fysiska rummet i städer, nämligen fastighetsägare, har möjligheter men också restriktioner för att påverka. Genom att lösa sociala problem i städer, med cirkulärt ekonomiska verksamheter i fastigheterna, kan vi komma närmare att uppnå Jane Jacobs bild av en levande och demokratisk stad där människor själva bidrar till en hållbar stadsutveckling. För att kunna förstå fastighetsägarnas möjligheter och restriktioner, i detta fall Hemsö fastighets AB, har intervjuer genomförts med Vd:n som fastställer riktlinjerna i företaget, men även andra medarbetare, för att få en bild av deras handlingsutrymme. Dessa möjligheter och restriktioner diskuteras sedan utifrån Jacobs teorier för en stadsutveckling som i denna uppsats anses vara ett socialt hållbar sätt och exemplifieras med cirkulärt ekonomiska verksamheter för att visa hur detta även leder till en hållbar stadsutveckling. Resultatet visade att restriktionerna är detaljplaner, hyresavtal, bygglov och företagets lönsamhetskrav. Den visade också på många möjligheter och en vilja att vara hållbara. Problemet som visat sig är bristen på kunskapen om hur det kan ske.

  • 23.
    Amauta, Gisslandi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Rörelsemönster i det offentliga rummet: En jämförelse av kvinnor och mäns rörelsemönster i Luthagen, Uppsala2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det offentliga rummet kan definieras av tillgänglighet, användbarhet, dit offentliga kontakter äger rum och transport utförs. Teorin menar dock att det offentliga rummet inte används enhetligt av samtliga individer. Därför är studiens syfte att undersöka kvinnor och mäns rörelsemönster samt att undersöka på vilket sätt utvalda faktorer influerar respondenternas rörelsemönster i bostadsområdet Luthagen i Uppsala. Studien utgjordes av fyra respondenter, två kvinnor och två män där semistrukturerade kvalitativa intervjuer genomförts. Ytterligare metod som använts var en dagboksmetod där information framställdes från kartdagböcker för att lokalisera precisa rörelsemönster. Det teoretiska ramverk som användes var till största delen kvalitativ men omfattades även av kvantitativ ansats. Studien tyder på att rörelsemönstret ter sig likvärdigt mellan kvinnor och män i Luthagen Uppsala. Däremot utförs transporten varierat beroende av tid och rum. Studien tyder på att trygghet, risker, rädsla och frihet var faktorer som influerade upplevelsen och rörelsemönstret i stadsdelen. Viss könsspecifika skillnader kunde identifieras annars förekom individuella likheter och skillnader. Således förefall likheter och skillnader verka i relation med tid och rum. 

  • 24. Amcoff, Jan
    Befolkningens geografiska omfördelning i Sverige i början av 2000-talet2015In: Urbanisering: Utmaningar för kommuner med växande och minskande befolkning, Stockholm: SKL , 2015, p. 8-28Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Do Rural Districts Die When Their Schools Close?: Evidence from Sweden around 2000.2012In: Educational Planning, ISSN 0315-9388, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 47-60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the continued existence of many rural schools is being threatened. It has often been suggested that the closure of a rural school renders the area it serves less attractive, and can prejudice in-migration and encourage out-migration as the school is often expected to have more functions than the mere provision of basic education. In this paper, using, geographically detailed population data, no significant such effects on migration patterns can be demonstrated, either in the immediate surroundings of the school or in its wider catchment area. These results remain even if the migrants being considered are limited to families with children (a group expected to be particularly affected by school closures).

  • 26.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Food deserts in Sweden?: Access to food retail in 1998 and 20082017In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 99, no 1, p. 94-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using an approach that is as unprejudiced as possible, this study sets out to examine people's access to food shops in Sweden. The focus is particularly on disadvantaged groups in the population, since it has been suggested that their increased frequency of welfare diseases (e.g. obesity or diabetes) may be explained by deficient access to healthy foods. It is established that disadvantaged groups generally have shorter distances to food shops than the general population. Disadvantaged groups are also not hit harder than others by changes in accessibility. Nonetheless, it is possible to identify a number of geographical concentrations of disadvantaged people with longer than average distances to the nearest food shop. Besides that, access to car(s) appears to be higher in the types of areas where the distance to food shops tends to be longer.

  • 27.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Hur bra fungerar SAMS-områdena i studier av grannskapseffekter?: En studie av SAMS-områdenas homogenitet2012In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 93-115Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How well do SAMS work in studies of neighbourhood effects?

    Abstract

    The subdivision of Sweden into small areas (SAMS) was launched in 1994 and is presented by Statistics Sweden as bringing about in homogenous residential areas. It has been widely used for research purposes ever since. One of the most common fields of research to use SAMS is research on neighborhood effects. The purpose of this study is to estimate how homogenous the SAMS-areas really are. Therefore, each and every SAMS-area has been classified according to its most common type of housing, where after their degree of homogeneity has been calculated as standardized entropy. On average, the areas do not turn out to appear as very homogenous. A reference subdivision is defined by setting out from each and every populated 100m-grid square and its neighboring squares. By comparing the SAMS-areas with this reference, it can be made clear that a heterogeneous realty might explain the low level of homogeneity of SAMS-areas in city-centres, whereas in outer parts of cities and outside them, the low homogeneity of the SAMS-areas is rather a consequence of an insufficient subdivision. This is also obvious from overlaying the SAMS-borders onto satellite images. However, there are huge regional variations which can be explained by the construction of the subdivision. The results of this study points at a need and possibilities to construct a new nationwide subdivision of Sweden into small homogenous areas. Conclusions based on the SAMS-subdivision concerning issues such as neighborhood effects need to be drawn with caution.

  • 28.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Samtida bosättning på svensk landsbygd2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study has two main aims. First, to describe population change and the growth of housingstock in the Swedish countryside. Secondly, to find possible explanations for these changes. The countryside is understood as the livingmilieu outside the builtup cities and localities (urban places).

    In line with the first aim, data on the population within and outside Swedish localities 1970-1 995, and individual data on the dwellings outside localities in East Central Sweden, are analysed. In line with the second aim the data on dwellings are supplemented by socioeconomic and demographic data on their residents.

    The study shows that the population outside built-up localities has been growing, particularly in the areas surrounding bigger cities. This is primarily due to an influx of families with children. Although many of them have converted existing second-homes into permanent dwellings, the dwelling-stock is growing even faster than the population. That is primarily due to young people leaving home.

    A British-inspired possible explanation based on the attractive force of the middle-class image of the rural idyll is rejected on empirical grounds. The same goes for an explanation in terms of low-budget detached housing. Explanations emphasising the reduced geographical restrictions on rural living (e. g. improved commuting possibilities) seem to fit the empirical data better. That does also implies that the attractions of the countryside as a living milieu should be sought for further back in history than in recent time. Sweden is a recently urbanised country where many people still have personal ties to a farmstead or village. It has also been argued that the national culture, for a number of reasons, is oriented towards nature and the rural.

  • 29.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    The geographical redistribution of retail outlets in Sweden 1998–20082016In: International Review of Retail Distribution & Consumer Research, ISSN 0959-3969, E-ISSN 1466-4402, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 242-259Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Detailed descriptive data are used to analyse the geographical redistribution of different kinds of retail. It is shown that in 2008, town centres generally still had a strong position as retail centres, although many small towns (including their centres) had been depleted of their retailers during the previous 10 years. Locations in built-up areas, outside of retail agglomerations, seem to be most affected by ‘shop death’. A diffuse tendency to dispersion, countering the general trend towards concentration, can be observed in rural areas. Shops specialised in durable goods are leaving town centres everywhere, no matter whether large out-of-town developments are established or not. There are also indications that the customer base necessary for a shop to make a profit has increased. These findings fit well with established explanations and underpin the insight that the growth of out-of-town developments is a symptom of restructuring forces, rather than a cause of restructuring.

  • 30.
    Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Möller, Peter
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Westholm, Erik
    SLU.
    The (un)importance of the closure of village shops to rural migration patterns2011In: International Review of Retail Distribution & Consumer Research, ISSN 0959-3969, E-ISSN 1466-4402, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 129-143Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Niedomysl, Thomas
    Kulturgeografiska inst, Lunds universitet.
    Back to the city: internal return migration to metropolitan regions in Sweden2013In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 10, p. 2477-2494Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Longitudinal microdata on the Swedish population, 1990-2006, are used to examine the numbers and characteristics of internal return migrants, emphasizing Sweden's three largest cities. Our study indicates that metropolitan regions are gaining population from net return migration, which thus carries people in the same direction as does most internal migration. Evidence also indicates that returnees to metropolitan regions are more likely to stay permanently than are migrants returning elsewhere. Furthermore, return migrants to metropolitan regions are distinguished from other return migrants in ways that emphasize the advantages of these regions, higher incomes and levels of education being among the pronounced attributes. However, metro-bound returnees do not have as many children as do other return migrants.

  • 32.
    Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Niedomysl, Thomas
    Lund Univ, Dept Human & Econ Geog, Lund, Sweden.;Lund Univ, CIRCLE, Lund, Sweden..
    Is the Tied Returnee Male or Female?: The Trailing Spouse Thesis Reconsidered2015In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 21, no 8, p. 872-881Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A common finding of 30-40 years of family migration studies worldwide is that such migration primarily benefits the careers of men in couples but generally damages the women's careers. Findings have recently become more nuanced as the research focus has broadened, hinting that families returning to one spouse's region of previous residence might deviate from this general observation of men as gainers. The present research demonstrates that when families migrate to regions where one spouse has previously lived, it is the female spouse who tends to return, the male spouse (and children, if any) accompanying her as a trailing spouse. This result also holds when restricting attention to those few families in which the female spouse experiences the greatest income increase by moving. There is no evidence of a tradeoff between returning to a region of previous residence and career development. The findings suggest that women compensate for the slighter economic gains with greater non-monetary gains.

  • 33. Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Niedomysl, Thomas
    Institutet för framtidsstudier.
    Why return migrants return: survey evidence of motives for internal return migration in Sweden2011In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 656-673Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Ander, Love
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Den svenska dagligvarutillgängligheten: Skillnader i den svenska befolkningens avstånd till dagligvaruhandeln2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 35.
    Andersson, Charlotta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Samisk identitet och dess koppling till plats: En kvalitativ studie om platsens betydelse2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Samer har en lång historisk koppling till sina områden, men har marginaliserats av svenskar genom historien. Vidare har det samiska samhället fått utstå många utmaningar, som urbanisering och motsättningar inom det samiska samhället. Med bakgrund av dessa olika aspekter, undersöker denna studie samisk identitet och vilken betydelse platsen har för samisk identitet. Empirin utgörs av semistrukturerade intervjuer med sex informanter som kommer från olika geografiska områden och har olika näringar som bakgrund.  

    Resultatet visade ett antal gemensamma komponenter som informanterna såg som viktiga för deras respektive samiska identitet. För de intervjuade personerna visade sig också platsen utgöra en viktig del, då den knyter ihop det kulturella på många sätt och utgör betydelse både individuellt och kollektivt. Platserna sammanlänkar släkt och förfäder genom att också utföra samma aktiviteter på samma marker. Informanterna kände även identitet till platserna på personligt plan, då de var förknippade med barndom och trygghet.

     

     

  • 36.
    Andersson, Ellen
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Att känna sig hemma: - Platser och identitet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats syfte är att försöka förstå universitetsstudenters rörelsemönster och val av bostadsort genom att undersöka förhållandet mellan relationen till hemstaden respektive studieorten utifrån teorier om mobilitet och platsanknytning.Metoden som använts är utförande av fyra semistrukturerade intervjuer med universitetsstuderande vid Uppsala universitet. De intervjuade har olika bakgrund men har gemensamt att de alla är inflyttade till Uppsala på grund av studier.Resultatet av undersökningen visar att mina informanters tidigare mobilitet och val av bostadsorter kan ses som ett sätt att uttrycka en viss identitet. De har använt olika strategier för att nå de tankar och mål som finns kring framtiden och karriären. Att vara, eller att inte vara mobil i nutid kan kopplas till hur de olika informanternas rörlighet har sett ut tidigare i livet. De sociala relationer som finns på en plats betyder mycket men i den fas i livet som informanterna befinner/befunnit sig i så verkar viljan att se något nytt ha varit stark.

  • 37.
    Andersson, Emelie
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Att ha tillgång till mödravård eller inte, det är frågan.: En fältstudie i Akim Oda, Ghana2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 38.
    Andersson, Eva
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Från Sorgedalen till Glädjehöjden – omgivningens betydelse för socioekonomisk karriär2001Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to analyse the significance of surroundings for an individual's socio-economic career in the form of education, occupational status and income. Guided by a social theoretical perspective the study reveals places of good fortune and places of few opportunities.

    The approach uses two empirical data sets. The first is a register database with in-dividuals in the Swedish municipalities of Gävle, Jönköping and Västerås. A cluster analysis was conducted and forms the physical and socio-demographic context of the 248 areas. The survey cohort consists of individuals born 1970, who lived at least five years in the same area during their adolescence. The most important finding is that the socio-demographic and physical context of the residential area of adolescence affects the subsequent socio-economical career. The second data set includes data from an interview study carried out with residents in the three municipalities. Inter-viewees speak to contextual effects on their socio-economic career and emphasised the importance of surroundings, especially for children.

    More specifically, the quantitative multi-level analyses showed that the individ-ual’s socio-demographic context during 1985-89 was significantly associated with his/her education in 1995. The individuals who lived in dwellings built during the Million Programme era had fewer years of education than others did and lower chances of being employed. Favourable places for a socio-economic career are those dominated by middle-class families where contextual effects towards higher educa-tion are evident. The income of an individual though can not be clearly considered as effected from the context in the residential area.

    The political implications of the study should be considered together with the nu-merous area-based programs in Sweden directed to improve conditions such as de-gree of occupation, education and income. Further studies on contextual effects can help to guide allocation of resources to schools and education in certain residential areas.

  • 39.
    Andersson, Eva
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Malmberg, Bo
    Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
    John, Östh
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Travel-to-School Distances in Sweden 2000-2006: Changing School Geography with Equality Implications2012In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, E-ISSN 1873-1236, Vol. 23Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Andersson, Eva
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Malmberg, Bo
    Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
    John, Östh
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Travel-to-school distances in Sweden 2000-2006: changing school geography with equality implications2012In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, E-ISSN 1873-1236, Vol. 23, p. 35-43Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Twenty years ago the Swedish school system underwent serious change in that students were given the right to choose their school, though those living near each school had priority. Since then, there has been a new geographical debate concerning where students live and go to school and possible implications of this on student educational achievement and educational equality, as well as on students' daily lives. In studies of changes in the school system, travel distances to school have so far been less studied in the Swedish context. In this paper we will analyze the changes in distance to school for 15-year-olds, from 2000 to 2006, in order to identify who, and in which context, is traveling shorter/longer distances, and thus performing a school choice. We use register data from the database PLACE, Uppsala University. The focus is not on effects on achievement, nor school composition, but instead on the difference in ability/possibility of using school choice as measured by distance. A time-geography approach concerning variation in constraints between students is used. School choice may be a matter of preference for certain schools, but importantly, it might also be a matter of time and space restrictions for families with fewer resources: that is, with less spatial capital and a limited opportunity structure. Results show that travel to school distances have increased since the year 2000. Foreign-born students are traveling shorter distances, except for those with highly educated parents. Shorter distances are also travelled by students from families with social assistance and for visible minorities in areas where such minorities exist. 

  • 41.
    Andersson, Eva
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Östh, John
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Malmberg, Bo
    Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
    Ethnic segregation and performance inequality in the Swedish school system: a regional perspective2010In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 42, no 11, p. 2674-2686Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is today an immigrant country with more than 14% foreign born. An increasing share of the immigrants comes from non-European countries. This implies that Sweden has been transformed from an ethnically homogenous country into a country with a large visible minority. In this paper we survey the effect of this change on school segregation. Building on Schelling's model for residential segregation, we argue that establishment of a visible minority has triggered a process of school segregation that in some respects can be compared with the developments in the United States. In order to test the validity of a Schelling-type process in Swedish schools we compare segregation levels in regions with different shares of visible minority students.We use data from the PISA 2003 survey in combination with register data on the ethnic composition of student population in different parts of Sweden. We find that school segregation is higher in regions with a large visible-minority population.We also find that, controlling for student background, there are smaller differences in performance across schools in regions with low shares of minority students.

  • 42.
    Andersson, Frida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Performing Co-production: On the logic and practice of shopping at IKEA2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary western society has often been described as a “consumer society” in relation to the producer oriented form that characterised the industrial society. While consumer habits used to be seen as a reflection of a person’s occupational status or place in a stable societal hierarchy, it has now become recognised as a practice through which people’s identity and status is partially defined by the choices they make as consumers. This has not only changed the view of the consumer but also created a new role for economic actors. Instead of merely responding to demand they have been recognised as active participants in ongoing processes of socio-cultural transformation.

    In this thesis I develop a particular understanding of the relation between the activities taking place within consumer markets and specific processes of home making. With theoretical reference to a performative perspective on economic markets and using my own empirical study of the multinational retailer IKEA’s operation in the North East of England, the thesis describes shopping at IKEA as a situated encounter where economic exchange becomes framed as meaningful in particular ways. At IKEA, this process is specifically organised around a principle of co-production. By doing part of the work in terms of picking up and assembling flat-packed furniture, the consumers are offered a low price. Rather than being limited to this work, co-productivity is here identified as a “calculative” logic and practice that characterises and frames the shopping experience as a whole and creates a relation between the consumer and the retailer through the medium of the retail brand. The co-productive calculation established through the shopping experience then continues to make sense as part of ongoing processes of home making. It does so in ways that enhances the immediate, temporary and mobile aspects of the home. Hence, it is by linking the experience of shopping at IKEA and processes of home making that the relation between economic exchange and the ongoing processes of socio-cultural transformation is identified.

    Rather than answering a particular question, the research and analysis constitutes a specific approach to how economic exchange may be understood and offers some suggestions as to what this may entail in terms of how relations within economic markets may be organised.

  • 43.
    Andersson, Frida
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Ek, Richard
    Molina, Irene
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Introduktion: En regionalpolitik i förändring2008In: Regionalpolitikens geografi: regional tillväxt i teori och praktik, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2008, p. 7-31Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Andersson, Frida
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Ek, RichardMolina, IreneUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Regionalpolitikens geografi: regional tillväxt i teori och praktik2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Andersson, Johanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Kommunal klimatanpassning: en studie av översvämningsrisker i Uppsala2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 46.
    Andersson, Josefine
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Att anpassa en kuststad till stigande havsnivåer: En studie om Östhammars kommun2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 47.
    Andersson, Linda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Det offentliga rummets renässans?: Exemplet Uppsala2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 48.
    Andersson, Linus
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Norrmalm, Thomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Finding the formula for sustainable ICT: Lessons from the One Laptop per Child project in Rwanda2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis identifies threats to, and strengths in, the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) deployment in East African developing country Rwanda, and discusses what effect these characteristics may have on the long-term sustainability of the project. The main data collection method used is interviews, performed during a two month field study in the Rwandan capital of Kigali. By using a framework based in the field of technology transfer, a comprehensive picture of the project is presented, covering the whole process from early decision making and acquisition to the potential assimilation and development of the technology. The most important strength in the OLPC project has proven to be a strong will and commitment of the local organization as well as the country’s government to see it through. A well-adapted organization of support and technical assistance has also proven to work well so far. However, as the project increase in size over the next few years, several threats are also identified. These threats include a lack of financial means and skilled personnel, strong technical dependency on the OLPC organization and insufficient plans for the future expansion. We argue that the project would become more sustainable if expansions were to cease and a larger focus was put on securing the current deployments.

  • 49.
    Andersson, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    This is Amman's world: En kvalitativ studie av jordanska kvinnors vardag i staden2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 50.
    Andersson, Roger
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Flyktingmottagandets geografi2017In: Plan, Vol. 72, no 4, p. 20-25Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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