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  • 251.
    Denvall, Verner
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Linde, Stig
    Lunds Universitet.
    Knocking on heaven`s door: The evaluation community goes to church2013In: Evaluation, ISSN 1356-3890, E-ISSN 1461-7153, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 431-441Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ideas and concepts about evaluation travel around the globe. Studies of how evaluation models are disseminated, diffused and implemented are important. In this article, we examine an organization with a history of traditions and legitimacy and a successful audit of its own and how it responds to modern concepts of administration where evaluation plays an important role. Based on an analytical framework from organizational theory, we show how an evaluation model has been either adopted, rejected or transformed depending on the local context and consider why central policies have had limited success in its implementation. This article should contribute to a better understanding of the transformation that evaluation undergoes in the journey between and within organizations.

  • 252.
    Devinder, Victor
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Dynesius, Per
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Anställningsavtal: En jämförelse mellan olika anställningsavtal för fartygsbefäl2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study deals with employment agreements: the Swedish Storsjö Agreement for officers and telegraphists, Faroese Employment Agreement for Swedish officers and the ITF Uniform ”TCC” Collective Agreement for crews onboard flag of convenience ships. The purpose of the comparison was to determine differences between the agreements concerning termination, economical compensation for illness and injury cases and liability in case of default in regards of social security. The method of the work was a qualitative literature study. Storsjö Agreement and the Faroese Agreement is relatively similar to each other regarding termination of the contract, while the ITF Agreement differ from the other agreements. Regarding economical compensation for illness and injury cases all the agreements provides a safety net for the officer. The compensation with Storsjö Agreement is based on the Swedish Social Insurance Agency payouts, while the Faroese Agreement and ITF Agreement have separate insurance policies that the company arranges to individual officers. Regarding liability due to default, the ITF Agreement contract differ since it does not have to be any exceptional reasons for the default, which is required in Storsjö Agreement and the Faroese Agreement, to make the officer personally responsible for the damage. The comparison gives a good insight into how the contracts are structured around national laws and/or the lack of them. Generally Storsjö Agreement is more reassuring than the Faroese Agreement and the ITF Agreement concerning social security.

  • 253.
    Dewrang, Nicklas
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Sjöström, Axel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Mellan Bröst och Rumpor: En Kvalitativ Studie av The Playboy Interview2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Playboy is a magazine that, for more than a half century, has been mostly known to the wider audience for its stylized pictures of naked women. What a lot of people do not know is that the magazine, with its editor in chief Hugh Hefner in the lead, has been frontrunners in human rights. Playboy has been fighting protecting the right of freedom of speech, fighting for equal rights for all people during the civil rights movement and supported the feminist movement by funding precedent cases on abortion rights.

     

    According to a series of text analyses by Beggan & Allison (2000, 2002b) Playboy’s editorial direction contradicted conventional definitions of masculinity. Also, the magazine portrayed its Playmates with complex identities that, in many cases, contained a number of traditionally masculine abilities.

    In this thesis we have done a critical discourse analysis of the Playboy interview and how the gender of its subject is portrayed by the magazine. Also, we have studied how seriously Playboy takes the journalistic mission in educating its audience, criticizing the power, and let a diversity of opinions be heard in the interview.

     

    We found that, even though it’s easy to repudiate Playboy as a magazine for unsophisticated men that prefer objectified naked women, the Playboy interview presented a number of different people in different ages and of different gender that in many ways contradicted the traditional ways you tend to see the gender portrayed in interviews. The female subjects tends to be portrayed in ways that you normally se male subjects are portrayed, and the male ones tended to be given a complex identity that included both traditionally male and female abilities. We also found that Playboy takes the journalistic mission seriously, letting a diversity of opinions be heard even though they contradict what the magazine stands for.

  • 254.
    Disley, Amy
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Örmander, Sandra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Från individ till kollektiv och en lärande organisation: En empirisk studie om kunskapshantering2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien har tagit sin utgångspunkt i det kunskapsintensiva arbetslivet där individen ses som kunskapsbärare. Det blir avgörande för organisationen att ta tillvara på denna kunskap och således ställs kunskapshantering centralt för studien. Syftet har varit att undersöka hur chefer upplever och uttrycker hur individburen kunskap kan komma organisationen till gagn. För kunskapsöverföring, mellan individ och organisation, har forskning betonat vikten av ett kollektivt lärande. Studien utgår därför från ett socialt perspektiv på lärande.

    Med hjälp av en kvalitativ strategi med semistrukturerade intervjuer inhämtades empirin. Sedermera problematiserades och analyserades resultatet utifrån Wengers teori om praktik-gemenskapen och Alvesson och Kärremans modell för kunskaps-hantering. Slutsatser som kunnat göras är bland annat att social interaktion och gemenskap är avgörande för en lärande organisation, dock kan inte praktikgemenskapen tillskrivas mening som ett managementverktyg. Teorin kan däremot anammas som förhållningssätt för cheferna i att uppmärksamma olika slags gemenskaper och deras potential till kunskapsutveckling för hela organisationen.

  • 255.
    Domínguez R., Edmé
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    “La formation en Relations Internationales en Périphérie: Une «tropicalisation » des perspectives de la métropole? Le cas de certains programmes de formation en RI au Mexique”2010In: La Perspective en Relations internationales / [ed] Hélène Pellerin, Outremont, Québec: Athéna éditions , 2010, p. 89-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter tries to explore the conditions in which such a discipline as International Relations in studied from the periphery taking Mexico as a case-study. Given the fact that Mexico has a very special relationship to the US, can we expect any special perspectives or contributions to the theorization of IR among Mexico’s specialists in the area? Which perspectives are Mexican IR specialists giving their students, which major schools of thought are privileged in the teaching of new generations of IR students? Which are the historical determinants or geo-political constraints of such ways to approach IR? This study tries to examine the case of two elite teaching programs with the discipline of IR in Mexico in order to give an answer to these questions.

  • 256.
    Domínguez R., Edmé
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Women Organizing against Free Trade in Latin America2008In: Mujeres en el Mundo: Migracion, género, trabajo, historia, arte y política / [ed] Yamile Delagado de Smith and Maria Cristina Gonzàlez, Carabobo, Venezuela: Universidad de Carabobo , 2008, p. 229-244Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The point of departure of this essay is that  global restructuring, free trade and integration processes have not been sufficiently linked to women and feminist struggles and yet women are a very important part of the mass mobilizations that civil society has organized to protest big capital globalization from Seattle to Cancún. Moreover those studies that have focused on social organizing around free trade issues lack the different women actors perspective that can only be obtained through field work. This paper’s aim is to try to contribute to start filling  this gap. Accordingly, the goal is to analyze  how a gender perspective is being built/integrated into the anti-free trade discourses and movements  and if this perspective is  capable of mobilizing and impacting at three levels: the grassroots of the mobilization opposing free trade, the women’s movement in Latin America and finally the targeted  international/national structures.

    In particular, the following questions are addressed: which are the conditions that activate  feminist groups’ resistance to global restructuring and free trade?, how is a gender perspective being integrated in free trade discussions and in relation to other  more ‘traditional’ themes among women and feminist coalitions in Latin America and what kind of strategies and coordination efforts  are these groups developing? This is part of a major project dealing with women as transnational actors in the case of NAFTA

  • 257.
    Domínguez R., Edmé
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Stenman, Åsa
    Göteborgs Universitet.
    Latin America and the Regional Powers - a synthesis study2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this report is to, based on the earlier identified trends presented in the studies written in 2008, 2007 and 2006, describe and discuss possible future consequences in terms of security policy, for great powers such as the United States, Russia, China, the European Union and in its extension, Sweden. The study pays special attention to important conclusions with possible security (policy) implications based on the earlier published reports as well as discussions of possible and plausible changes in the region that could have security (policy) consequences.

  • 258.
    Drabiuk, Roksana
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Utveckling av postmaterialismen: En jämförande studie av Polen och Ukraina2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a comparative case study research on the development of the postmaterial values in two European countries, Poland and Ukraine. The study is done with the basis in a sociological theory developed in the 1970s by an American scientist, Ronald Inglehart. The main characteristic of his theory is the transformation of individual values, changing from materialist values, where the economic and the physical security were emphasized, to post-materialist values, which instead emphasize self-expression and autonomy. He has two hypotheses explaining the value change. First is the assumption that an individual’s values reflect the socioeconomic environment, and the second is that people tend to place high priorities on whatever the needs are in short supply. Once the basic economic and physical security needs are met, other values are given higher priority, for instance belonging, self-expression and autonomy. The aim of my study was to compare the postmaterialist values developement in Poland and the Ukraine, to see, if Inglehart’s hypotheses can be applied on those two countries. The main source of my analysis was the database “World Value Survey”. The result of my study showed that the habitants in Poland have more postmaterialistic values, than the habitants of the Ukraine. That is accordingly to the hypotheses and the theory of the postmaterial development by Inglehart. 

  • 259.
    Drescher, Cassandra
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sport Science.
    Mer vatten på kvarnen?: En komparativ studie mellan Sverige och den tyska delstaten Brandenburg om simundervisning på högstadiet2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna undersökning är att kartlägga förutsättningar för simundervisning på hög- stadiet i Sverige och på Sekundarstufe I i delstaten Brandenburg i Tyskland. Dessutom ska undersökningen ge en överblick över simundervisningens gestaltning i både Sverige och Tyskland. Arbetet bygger på en kvalitativ intervjustudie med fyra idrottslärare, två ifrån re- spektive land, som sedan har jämförts kontrastivt.

    Resultatet visar att den svenska simundervisningen genom sin målstyrda läroplan, som även innehåller betygskriterier, är mer resultatstyrd än den tyska, som fokuserar mer på innehåll trots att läroplanen är kompetensstyrd. Den tyska läroplanen innehåller inga bedömningskrite- rier utan överlåter denna kompetens till läraren. Ländernas olika läroplaner utgör en av ram- faktorerna som spelar roll för undervisningens överväganden och gestaltning. I den svenska läroplanen finns ett konkret simkunnighetskrav, däremot har frågan om simkunnighet inte lyfts på samma sätt inom ramen för ämnet i Brandenburg. Undervisningens fokus hos de svenska lärarna är simkunnighet och livräddning medan undervisningen i Brandenburg präglas mer av prestation och att våga.

    En annan ramfaktor som påverkar undervisningen är tiden som finns till förfogande. Samtliga lärare uppger tidsbrist som begränsande för undervisningens utformning och de svenska lä- rarna uppfattar tidsbristen som ett större problem än de tyska lärarna.

    Vid bedömning av simkunnighet i Brandenburg ingår, till skillnad från Sverige, elevernas förmåga att prestera. Det innebär att eleverna i Brandenburg inte kan bli underkända i sim- ning. I Sverige däremot blir simkunnighetstestet avgörande för om en elev blir godkänd eller underkänd.

    För att analysera resultatet användes läroplansteori och ramfaktorteori. De ramfaktorer som påverkade undervisningen var skolans ekonomi, tid, tradition, läroplanen samt lärarnas per- sonliga bakgrund, värderingar och utbildning.

  • 260.
    Drottz, Charlott
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    From, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Från husmor till yrkeskvinna: En kvalitativ analys av moderskap i magasinen Husmodern och Mama.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our purpose with the study was to investigate how the image of a mother’s role is created by the magazines Mama and Husmodern. Mama is an existing magazine, but Husmodern ceased to exist in 1988. Both magazines focus on children, fashion and housework. We wanted to know what qualities you need to become a good or a bad mother. Also who is allowed to give advices on motherhood? We compared the magazines to find out how the mother´s role has changed over time. For that we used six issues of Mama from the year 2011, and six issues of Husmodern from the years between 1941 and 1959.

    The result of the research shows that mothers, now as well as in the 1940-1950's, are expected to put their children first. Nowadays, in Mama’s context, she is also expected to work. It is no longer socially acceptable to live as a housewife, which was the ideal in the magazine Husmodern. The result also shows that mothers, according to Mama, are in a constant state of stress. The magazine tries to offer them solutions for their stress-related problems. Husmodern on the other hand, puts a greater emphasis on moral, and offers the readers their moral values.

  • 261.
    Drvenica, Ivana
    et al.
    Univ Belgrade, Serbia.
    Bravo, Giangiacomo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Vejmelka, Lucija
    Univ Zagreb, Croatia.
    Dekanski, Aleksandar
    Univ Belgrade, Serbia.
    Nedić, Olgica
    Univ Belgrade, Serbia.
    Peer review of reviewers: the author’s perspective2018In: Publications, E-ISSN 2304-6775, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-10, article id 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to investigate the opinion of authors on the overall quality and effectiveness of reviewers' contributions to reviewed papers. We employed an on-line survey of thirteen journals which publish articles in the field of life, social or technological sciences. Responses received from 193 authors were analysed using a mixed-effects model in order to determine factors deemed the most important in the authors' evaluation of the reviewers. Qualitative content analysis of the responses to open questions was performed as well. The mixed-effects model revealed that the authors' assessment of the competence of referees strongly depended on the final editorial decision and that the speed of thereview process was influential as well. In Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) analysis on seven questions detailing authors' opinions, perception ofreview speed remained a significant predictor of the assessment. In addition, both the perceived competence and helpfulness of the reviewerssignificantly and positively affected the authors' evaluation. New models were used to re-check the value of these two factors and it was confirmed that the assessment of the competence of reviewers strongly depended on the final editorial decision.

  • 262.
    Duborija, Marco
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    Mlivic, Aida
    University of Kalmar, Baltic Business School.
    A Long Forgotten Jewel: Branding and Imaging of a destination2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The tourism industry is constantly growing and is one of the most expansive industries today. The tourism industry generates many jobs which in they turn generate revenue for the destinations. But in order to take part of this revenue, destinations must first attract the tourists. This is done with destination imaging and destination branding which means that the image and the brand of a destination are playing a significant role. The purpose of this thesis is to examine different aspects of imaging and branding of a destination. In what way they are affecting a country, what impact they have and how they can be manipulated. Terms imaging and branding are of great importance especially for post war countries that have a negative past. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country that until recently was associated with war. To change their image Bosnia and Herzegovina should first distance themselves from their negative past. This thesis has a deductive approach which means that the research is based on different forms of literature and interviews. The conclusion of this thesis is that a destination can change their past, from something negative to something positive. But in order to this, a lot of hard work is required.

  • 263.
    E. Ljungblom, Josefin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    At the expense of children: A study of how orphanage tourism drives child trafficking and how it affects the children.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study raises the issue of the trafficking of children in favor of voluntourism and orphanage tourism. The phenomenon of tourists who engage in volunteer work during a holiday has increased into a considerable form of tourism and turned in to a profitable business.  This thesis is questioning what factors triggers children to be trafficked and sexual exploited within the phenomenon of orphanage tourism and voluntourism. To conclusion of this thesis will question how the phenomenon affects the children. 

    This study is an abductive, qualitative desk-study with a thematic text analysis. The analysis is based on Braun and Clarke’s (2006) six step model where themes are constructed from the findings. The elements that the children within this phenomenon are affected by were categorized into these themes. The themes were afterwards analyzed individually in order to create a holistic picture of how they impact children. 

    The empirical data are all from secondary and tertiary sources out of both academia and media. The findings have been analyzed with the theoretical framework of Johan Galtung and his definition of presence of violence. Galtung’s concept of structural violence has been applied to analyze what drives children to be trafficked- and sexually exploited in connection to orphanage tourism, as well as how this effected the children. 

    The thesis suggests that the main factor, which fuels children to be trafficked in this context, is the demand for accessible children. Orphanage tourism has become a profitable business and a loophole for the corrupt to gain money on socially vulnerable families. This by presenting them to tourist who pay money in good faith and dedicate time from their vacation in belief that they are doing good. 

    The thesis addresses how structural violence is present and how it contributes to the phenomenon of orphanage tourism to keep operating by trafficking children in favor of it. It is also shown that psychological stress within various dimensions, which the children are exposed to, lower their actual realization from the potential. The exploitation they live under leaves the children in a disempowered position, without control of their social condition, which is argued to make a significant difference between their potential life expectancy and actual life expectancy.

  • 264.
    Ebeling, Smilla
    et al.
    Carl von Ossietzky Univ Oldenburg, Germany.
    Cremer, Katharina Emilia
    Wagner, Anthony
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Science Policy at the Frontier of heteronormative Bi-sexualism2016In: Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung, ISSN 0932-8114, E-ISSN 1438-9460, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 42-47Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 265.
    Edgren, Erik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Häggkvist, Jesper
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Flipp eller flopp: En studie av effekterna efter införandet av Maritime Single Window2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have for many years worked to simplify and harmonise the reporting formalities for ships leaving and entering ports in international voyages. The purpose has been to minimize the amount of data and to simplify declarations and documents required port states. The latest action taken in Europe is the EU directive 2010/65/EU so called Maritime Single Window (MSW). This study examine the effects and change in work since Maritime Single Window was implemented in Europe for users connected to the Swedish maritime sector. A survey investigation form was used as method and presented as a questionnaire form with a total nr of 20 questions. Semi structured qualitative interviews were also conducted to compare and confirm the results from the questionnaire form. The study shows that the directive 2010/65/EU has resulted in general increased work for users of Maritime Single Window. The conclusion of the study shows that the increased work is generated by a not yet fulfilled purpose of the directive to harmonise and simplify reporting formalities for ships leaving and entering ports in international voyages.

  • 266.
    Edman, Martin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    NATO 1989-2015: NATO:s säkerhetpolitiska arbetsprocessfrån 1989 till 2015 sett utifrån Berlinmurensfall och konflikten i Afghanistan2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose with the essay is to look into NATO and annalise how the organisation haschanged it´s security policy work process today 2015, seen from two different world eventsduring the period 1989-2015, the collapse of the Berlin wall and war in Afghanistan. Purposeand issuses also apply based on two theories Anarchymodel and World society model. In orderto highlight two different ways to see NATO:s security policy work process over time untilthe present day.

    Issues:

    • How did the fall of Berlin wall in 1989 change NATO:s security policy work process?

    • How did the war in Afghanistan in 2001 change NATO:s security policy work process?

    The essay is a qualitative method literature review describing NATO as an organisation andworld events that had impact on NATO over time.

    The result show that NATO has shifled it´s borders further fast because ”new” membercountries from the former Soviet Union are party members. NATO has moved closer toRussia, and increased in momentum. A possible armed conflict could be in the advantage ofnew markets that werwe previously isolated and intiate a co-operation with entrant´s.

    The result also shows that terroism and conflicts are carried out between operators and groupswithout fixed borders. It is largely down to the balance of power between NATO and Warsawpact dosesn´t exist anymore. Earlier controlled Superpowers of their allies. It has providedspace for new opponents to understand rights and responsibilities according to their way ofthinking and acting on that basis. These operators are weaker in impact strength and hencethey act according to their own circumstances and conditions, often through terroism. NATOhas transformed a large part of it´s security policy process to better respond to threats such asterroism.

  • 267.
    Edwards, Michael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Building peace in Libya: UK assistance to foreign Security Sector Reform2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Security Sector Reform (SSR) has been established as a powerful tool in achieving sustainable peace in post-conflict countries, a belief which has strengthened since the events of September 11th 2001, and the subsequent war on terror which has seen both the UK and US heavily involved in peacebuilding operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. However there is a concern that following these experiences, SSR has become little more than a process of building the military capacity of recipient countries in order to meet the immediate security needs of donor states. If this is true, then it could be interpreted as a regression in security thinking, where policy makers are focusing once again on state-centric notions of security as opposed to a new security thinking which considers the human security of all.

    This Master thesis seeks to investigate the current security thinking behind the United Kingdom’s policies with regard to assisting foreign states in their attempts at Security Sector Reform. Research, in the form of a qualitative content analysis within a case study, was conducted in order to gain an understanding of the UK’s overall assistance strategy in a real world context by identifying specific actions carried out by the UK as part of their involvement in the new Libyan Governments SSR process. These findings were then compared to an internationally recognised standard built on a holistic and long-term understanding of SSR in an analytical process in order to make interpretations and draw conclusions.

    In conclusion, the UK’s assistance strategy can be considered holistic and long-term; centred on building strategic influence within the new Libyan Governments security apparatus in order to effectively advocate the implementation of democratic reform and a human rights based approach to future SSR. However, that the UK is actively providing arms to Libya, despite the concerns of potentially fuelling conflict, leaves one to question how far new security thinking has really permeated British policy making.

  • 268.
    Edwards, Michael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Collective Political Violence in the North Caucasus: Chechen Conflict and Insurgency Analysis2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This Bachelor thesis is a study of collective political violence in the context of the Chechen conflict which continues to this present day. The information gathered and analysed as well as the frameworks used in the analysis are taken from numerous academic texts written on the subjects of Chechnya, Terrorism and theories on conflict and conflict resolution.

    The Chechen conflict is a decade long intra-state conflict which has its roots in a separatist movement for secession following the breakup of the Soviet Union. The dynamics of the conflict has evolved throughout the years, maintaining many of its fundamental elements whilst at the same time transforming as new actors and dimensions emerge.

    Following an abductive approach, the analytical frameworks of John Burton and Ted Gurr as well as a theoretical perspective derived from Bruce Hoffman’s understanding of terrorism, have been used to recontextualise to information gathered through the selected academic texts relevant to the conflict. The aim of this recontextualisation is to attempt to identify hidden mechanisms that could be responsible for the occurrence of collective political violence in the context of Chechnya.

    Numerous deprivations of the Chechen people’s basic human needs can potentially lead to frustration being perceived through a sense of shared group interest identity. Elites can then use this identity to mobilize the discontented masses in order to obtain political power for themselves whilst achieving the goals of the group they claim to represent. Russia’s Counterterrorism strategy does not seek to address these grievances and therefore violence is likely to continue to occur.

  • 269.
    Ehn, Emilia
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Westring, Lisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Medarbetares lärande ur ett chefsperspektiv: Hur skapar chefer förutsättningar för medarbetares lärande?2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka hur chefer skapar förutsättningar för att främja en lärmiljö som bidrar till medarbetares lärande. Studiens utgångspunkt baserades på Illeris (2004) teori om lärande i arbetslivet samt tidigare forskning kring problemområdet, lärmiljö. Det teoretiska ramverket gav upphov till frågeställningen: Hur skapar chefer förutsättningar för att främja medarbetarens lärande? Kvalitativ metod tillämpades där empirin utgjordes av semistrukturerade intervjuer med sex stycken chefer. Resultatet påvisar faktorer inom lärmiljöerna som främjar medarbetars lärande vilka var; organisationens kultur och miljö, formellt lärande, informellt lärande, kommunikation, feedback, tid och ledarskap. Uppsatsens slutsats är att chefen har möjlighet att skapa förutsättningar genom ovanstående faktorer. 

  • 270.
    Ehrenstråhle, Ulrika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Roma discrimination in Europe: an investigation using the analytical framework of Zygmunt Bauman2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the discriminatory situation of Romas in contemporary Europe with the use of Zygmunt Bauman’s analytical framework he developed on the situation of Jews and the Holocaust. Characteristics of the Modern Society have, according to Bauman, created opportunities for cornerstones of discrimination to occur and together with facilitators they can hold the discrimination alive and make it long lasting. In the case Bauman examined, it all ended in genocide. With the aim to investigate how Bauman’s analytical framework would explain why Roma discrimination could continue and by using a qualitative method of text substance analysis of foremost academic articles, the situation of the Romas are presented in a code according to the concepts in a scheme of Bauman’s analytical framework. There is no genocide going on today against Romas, but when looking through the glasses of Bauman and implementing his analytical framework on the Roma situation, only one stone is missing for it to happen. This paper concludes that there are no reasons to deny that a new Holocaust can happen in the modern society of Europe, but this time with another minority group as victims. Racism seems to be there, the only missing element is a stronger belief in racial hierarchy. This paper also offers an analytical scheme for future studies on other groups that have been suffering of long lasting discrimination, to further emphasize how Bauman’s framework would be able to become generalized on discrimination.

  • 271.
    Ehrenstråhle, Ulrika
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Understanding the Situation of Afro-Swedes: Inclusion and Distance of a Minority Group in Sweden2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Earlier research have portrayed Afro-Swedes’ situation in mostly negative terms and have often concentrated on just one or a few spheres of society. Success stories are overridden by examples of discrimination. This research aim to contribute to a broader picture and asks how the situation of Afro-Swedes as a minority group in the Swedish society could be understood. This qualitative desk study uses the framework from Hans-Ingvar Roth’s book Mångkulturalismens utmaningar (2005) [Challenges of Multiculturalism], to answer this questions. This research shows that Afro-Swedes experience positive and/or negative distance and/or inclusion within twelve identified spheres of society. Sometimes both positive and negative inclusion/distance is present even in the same sphere. The analysis of this research suggests that Afro-Swedes as a minority is rather distanced than included in the Swedish society, no matter if it is voluntary or not. This research do not neglect the discrimination or racism that many Afro-Swedes witness about, however, it supplements the more often negative picture presented. It does so by showing a more complex image where positive – as well as negative – elements of Afro-Swedes’ situation can be found in the Swedish society. 

  • 272.
    Eideberg, Jannike
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Holmquist, Emma
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Pojkar kräver mer?: En studie om bemötande i skolan2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med detta examensarbete var att ta reda på om lärare bemöter sina elever olika beroende på könstillhörighet. För att studera detta använde vi oss av kvalitativa metoder; observationer och intervjuer. Vi observerade och intervjuade två kvinnliga lärare på mellanstadiet. I studien kom vi fram till att det i vissa aspekter finns en skillnad gällande bemötande. Även i den teoretiska utgångspunkten nämns dessa skillnader. Våra tankar är att skillnaderna finns på grund av att vi människor är insocialiserade i dessa mönster. Förslag till fortsatt forskning är exempelvis: Finns det skillnader mellan manliga och kvinnliga lärares bemötande av elever?

  • 273.
    Ekberg, Jan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Ankomstortens betydelse. Om regionala skillnader i invandrares sysselsättning2010In: Lyckad invandring / [ed] M. Ådahl, Stockholm: Fores Förlag , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 274.
    Ekberg, Jan
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
    Lindh, Thomas
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics.
    Immigrants in the Old-Age Pension System: The Case of Sweden2016In: International migration (Geneva. Print), ISSN 0020-7985, E-ISSN 1468-2435, Vol. 54, no 5, p. 5-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article investigates incomes and especially state pensions 2008 among elderly immigrants who arrived in Sweden before 1970. At age 70 and above, the level of state old-age pension for immigrant men was nearly the same and for immigrant women somewhat higher than for natives with similar characteristics. At age 65-66 the state pension was lower for immigrants than for their native counterparts. The differences in pensions for immigrants of different ages are probably due to changed rules in the Swedish state old-age pension system from 2003. The new rules have hit different age groups in different ways. The gaps are partially levelled out when other incomes are included. The extent to which levelling occurs varies greatly between different immigrant groups. For immigrants who have arrived during the last decades, the future state old-age pension outcomes are expected to be worse.

  • 275.
    Ekberg, Margareta Stigsdotter
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Fonseca, Lars
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Anderberg, Mats
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Dahlberg, Mikael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Ungdomar med missbruksproblem och deras uppfattning om skolproblem2016In: Nordic Studies in Education, ISSN 1891-5914, E-ISSN 1891-5949, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 266-278Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the article is to highlight school problems of adolescents with alcohol and drug problems in Sweden. Bronfenbrenners social-ecological model has been applied in a quantitative content analysis of 415 interviews in connection with the adolescent’s admission of an outpatient contact. The results show that over a third of the adolescents statements are linked to individual characteristics or abilities, while problems related to the school are 13 percent, interaction with peers to 13 percent, and with the connection to the family of 3 percent. About a third of the statements involve both individual factors and the school, and the interaction between these. An important conclusion is that most of these adolescents are still enrolled in school and that several of the school problems mentioned in the study are changeable and thus possible to remedy through both an educational and social support that promotes their connection to the school.

  • 276.
    Eklöf, Motzi
    Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Alternativ medicin: forskning igår, idag, imorgon1999Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

      

  • 277.
    Eklöf, Motzi
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    En blodig historia: Recension av boken: Blodflöden: Blodgivning och blodtransfusion i det svenska samhället Bokens författare: Boel BernerLund: Arkiv förlag, 2012 (Open Access)2013In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 90, no 3, p. 468-470Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 278.
    Eklöf, Motzi
    Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Gränsöverskridande forskning kring alternativ medicin1999In: Prosana : egenvård. Vetenskapligt visad., ISSN 1401-3444, no 2, p. 12-15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

        

  • 279.
    Ekman, Johan
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Strindin, Mikael
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
    Bärgning av medvetslösa eller svårt skadade: En inledande kartläggning över bärgningssystem med efterföljande intervjuer av lotsar och båtmän2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish Maritime Administration is today the authority with the main responsibility inSweden regarding search and rescue where the pilot boat is one of the vessels involved.However, the current system of salvage is considered to have some deficiencies regarding therescue of persons from the water whom are unconscious or severely injured. The purpose of this study was that after an initial survey of the different systems for rescuing unconscious or severely injured people, examine what crew members from the Swedish Maritime Administrations pilot boats thinks about the systems and the difficulties surrounding the salvage. The interviews revealed that today's current system is not built to be practiced with orfor the rescue of someone who is unconscious or badly injured. The investigation also shows that the prevailing weather conditions and time are crucial factors for a successful rescue. The majority of the crewmembers consider that a system located in the stern with today's existing system is the combination of systems that could make the rescue work aboard the pilot boats easier and more efficient.

  • 280.
    Ekstrand, Britten
    et al.
    Kristianstad University.
    Sundén, Karin
    Kristianstad University.
    Rapport från NCSC 20082008In: Campusaktuellt, no 9Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    The Fourth Nordic Conference on Scholarly Communication hölls nyligen i Lund. Cirka en tredjedel av över 150 deltagare vid denna nordiska konferens, kom från Australien, Belgien, Egypten, Grekland, Island, Italien, Litauen, Nederländerna, Schweiz, Tyskland, UK and US. Världen krymper. Konferensen öppnades av Göran Bexell och programmet var späckat med talare över två och en halv dag.

  • 281.
    Ekström, Karolina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Eckegren, Frida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    På väg mot en könlös träningsverklighet: En kvalitativ studie om i vilka sammanhang män och kvinnor framställs i tränings- och hälsomagasin2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our study concerns the topic of gender in the training magazines. How and in what context men and women occur in the selected articles. The purpose with this study was to identify the stereotypes and ideal images that are conveyed through magazine-interviews with men and women. We consider this study important, since exercise, sex roles, and looks are closely associated with certain images in society. We chose to analyze this issue by selecting five magazines that focus on training, and then choosing ten articles and four pictures from the different magazines. Primarily the analysis is based on interviews with men and women from the magazines. And to reach our result we worked with methods Critical Discoure Analysis and image analysis. All this, to cover more of the context where the article was in.

    We have during our time of work used earlier research about the topic and theoretical concepts first and foremost from, Anja Hirdman, Thomas Johansson and Colette Dowling.

    We have come to the conclusion that our Swedish training society is well on its way to becoming more equal. The traditional stereotypes like the women who workout in group to look better and men at the gym who pump muscles are beginning to fade. Independent women who take the lead and men that exercise in group just to feel better are on the move.

  • 282.
    Ekwall, Malin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Mello, Michelle
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
    Familjeägda turistföretag: Succé med succession för landsbygdsdestinationer?2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines family owned tourism businesses with a special focus on succession. In Nordic countries tourism has been widely promoted and used in rural development as a replacement economy for ‘traditional’ livelihoods based on rural production. Because the tourism and hospitality industry, especially in rural areas, is dominated by family enterprises, the topic of succession is of great relevance for tourism and tourism destinations. This paper looks at family businesses’ special characteristics, challenges and advantages in terms of ownership structure, lifestyle, motivations, employees and destination impact. This paper concludes that, while family-owned Small and Medium-sized enterprises make up the backbone of the tourism industry, especially in rural destinations, there exists insufficient research on their significance within tourism. A small percentage of family owned tourism businesses are successfully handed over to succeeding generations. Those that do are exceptional and more sustainable both in financial and marketing terms and therefore extremely advantageous for destinations. On the other hand, family businesses that fail to be passed on to following generations can have a devastating effect on tourism and destinations in general.

  • 283.
    Elander, Jolin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    Karmanik, Exina
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
    'Mycket snack och lite verkstad': En kvalitativ studie om kunskapsöverföring i en organisation2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Title: ‘Lots of talking and less action’ – A qualitative study of knowledge transfer in an organization. 

    Purpose: The aim of the study was to create an understanding of the process of knowledge transfer from an individual to an organization and of the organizational obstacles for knowledge transfer which can be found after a completed investment for employee development.

    Method: The used method was a qualitative research strategy with an abductive approach. The design of the research has been a case study in which the case involved how an organization uses the knowledge that individuals received after the completion of a specialist education. The data collection was done through qualitative interviews and the material has been interpreted with a hermeneutic approach.

    Conclusion: Through our questions of research we gained an understanding of the obstacles for knowledge transfer in an organization and the importance of management when creating a supporting environment for knowledge and knowledge transfer processes.

  • 284.
    Elg, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping university, Sweden.
    Berglund, Martina
    Linköping university, Sweden.
    Ellström, Per-Erik
    Linköping university, Sweden.
    Kock, Henrik
    Linköping university, Sweden.
    Tillmar, Malin
    Linköping university, Sweden.
    Wallo, Andreas
    Linköping university, Sweden.
    Sustainable working life development through interactive research2018In: PIN-C Conference Proccedings: 2018 Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2018, p. 1-5Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Interactive research has emerged as a new approach to collaborative research in working life research, and it is characterized by a continuous joint learning process between the researchers and the practitioners. In this paper we argue that interactive research is a way to advance scientific knowledge about the development of new types of work arrangements and development of sustainable working life. We present the basic ideas and benefits of the interactive research approach, illustrated through a practical case, the HELIX Competence Centre and discuss potential limitation and challenges associated with this form of collaborative research.

  • 285.
    Elg, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Ellström, Per-Erik
    Linköping University.
    Klofsten, Magnus
    Linköping University.
    Tillmar, Malin
    Linköping University.
    Sustainable development in organizations2015In: Sustainable development in organizations: studies on innovative practices / [ed] Mattias Elg, Per-Erik Ellström, Magnus Klofsten & Malin Tillmar, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, 1, p. 1-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 286.
    Elg, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Ellström, Per-ErikLinköping University.Klofsten, MagnusLinköping University.Tillmar, MalinLinköping University.
    Sustainable Development in Organizations: Studies on Innovative Practices2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    An increasingly competitive environment can lead to considerable problems for many organizations as they struggle to adapt to change. As a result, they fail to create the conditions that can lead to sustainable development over the long term, thus affecting the capabilities of employees. This book provides a fresh perspective on sustainable change and development in organizations, as well as a critical perspective on lean implementation, work environment and sustainability.

    The expert contributors address the development in, and of, organizations, as well as the development process between organizations, such as in networks or clusters. They discuss topics, such as the role of customers in the development of public organizations; developing knowledgeable practice at work; exploring evidence-based practice and the challenge of regional gender contracts.

    Undergraduates and postgraduates in different management fields including organizational theory, innovation, human resources, quality development and entrepreneurship will find this book to be of interest. The empirical results and interdisciplinary approach will appeal to practitioners and policy-makers at national, as well as international levels.

  • 287. Elg, Ulf
    et al.
    Jonnergård, Karin
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Ekonomistyrning.
    The Inclusion of Female PhD Students in Academia: A Case Study of a Swedish University Department2003In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 09686673, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 154-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article introduces a framework for understanding women's entry into the academic world and how it interacts with internal departmental structures and practices. It presents three specific strategies applied by a group of women to gain a doctorate and acceptance in their department. Few previous studies have stressed women's strategies to cope with the organizational setting in academia. The article draws on previous research on women in academia and how organizational characteristics influence women's careers. It is based on a case study of a Swedish university department. Sweden is often recognized for creating favourable working conditions for women. Yet the Swedish academic world is very male-dominated at the top and even the medium level. It is also more common than in many other Western countries that academics stay on at the department where they graduated. Therefore, a PhD is often a first step in a career within that department.

  • 288.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Oxford University.
    Conceptualising statelessness and belonging: The cases of Kurdish diasporas in Sweden and UK2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dr Eliassi's presentation explored how statelessness is experienced and narrated by members of the Kurdish diasporas in Sweden and the UK. Concerning the broader debates on statelessness that have focused mainly on the acquisition of nationality/citizenship as a solution to the political and existential vulnerability of stateless individuals and collectivities, Eliassi's presentation illustrated that while the acquisition of citizenship is important, it has also its limits in understanding the everyday life of people who consider themselves to be stateless in the world of nation-states. In Sweden the majority of Kurds have Swedish citizenship but claim to be stateless. The notion of statelessness is used to motivate transnational political mobilization and to maintain a politicised identity.10 In this context, citizenship can become a device of inclusion as well as of exclusion as the notion of ‘We are all citizens’ can maintain political inequality. In fact, the liberal citizenship tradition cannot fully accommodate the political grievances of stateless people like the Kurds because, as long as the sovereign identities are not decentred in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, Kurds by large will continue to perceive themselves as an endangered nation. Dr Demir, the discussant, highlighted that in the world of nation states, the issue is not that of statelessness but of master identity: the task has to be to de-master the dominant master identity as we all live in multi-national states and the idea of ‘Nation States’ is a discourse, a claim that does not exist in reality.

  • 289.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
    Diskriminerande föreställningar inom socialtjänsten2006In: Den segregerande integrationen: Om social sammanhållning och dess hinder / [ed] Masoud Kamali, Stockholm: Fritzes, 2006, p. 251-294Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 290.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Oxford University, UK.
    Iranian Consulate and its denial of Kurdish Identity: "Kurds are portrayed as linguistic bastards"2014In: Your Middle East, no May 15Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    On May 11, The Iranian Consulate released a statement about Iran's perspective regarding its relationship with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. This statement was issued in the Kurdish city of Slemani (Sulaimania) and constructs an image of the Kurds that is permeated by misrecognition, distortion and humiliation, writes Barzoo Eliassi.

  • 291.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Lund University.
    Kurds in the shadow of Iranian Citizenship2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 292.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Oxford University, UK ; Lund University, Sweden.
    La Diaspora Kurde en Suède2014In: Hommes & Migrations, ISSN 1142-852X, no 1307, p. 144--149Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 293.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Oxford University ; Lund University ; Linköping University.
    Making a Kurdistani identity in Diaspora: Kurdish Migrants in Sweden2015In: Diasporas Reimagined: Spaces, Practices and Belonging / [ed] Nando Sigona, Alan Gamblen, Giulia Liberatore and Hélène Neveu Kringelback, Oxford: Oxford University, Oxford Diasporas Program , 2015, p. 45-49Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 294. Eliassi, Barzoo
    "Marked" Citizenship and Social Justice in Iran2015In: Inter-ethnic dialogue in Iran, Geneva: Geneva University , 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 295.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Lund University.
    Mellan tillhörighet och exkludering: Identitetsformering och motstånd bland unga kurder i Sverige2012In: Locus, ISSN 1100-3197, no 3, p. 32-50Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 296.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. Oxford University, UK;Lund university, Sweden.
    Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism and Statelessness: An interview with Craig Calhoun2014In: Kurdish Studies journal, ISSN 2051-4883, E-ISSN 2051-4891, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 61-74Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This interview with Professor Craig Calhoun expands on issues of nationalism and cosmopolitanism in relation to the question of statelessness. Since the 1990s, Calhoun has worked on nationalism, ethnicity and cosmopolitanism. For Calhoun, nations still matter despite post-national and cosmopolitan elaboration and repudiation of so-called parochial and provincialised identities like nation or national identity and citizenship. In this interview, Calhoun dis-cusses the material, political and cultural situations of the Kurds in the Middle East and the role of Kurdish nationalism in the context of statelessness. Calhoun finds class-based understanding of inequalities between the Kurds and their dominant others in the Middle East as problematic and incomplete since the cultural, political and material inequalities are intimately interlinked in rendering the Kurds to a subordinated position in the states they inhabit. The interview also engages with diasporic identities and examines how countries of residence can impinge on the identity formation of diasporas and how they obstruct or facilitate migrants translating their citizenship status into the right to have rights (Arendt). An important issue that Calhoun discusses is that there are both asymmetrical power relations between dominated (Kurdish) and dominating nationalisms (Turkish, Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian) and within the same nationalisms.

    This interview with Professor Craig Calhoun expands on issues of nationalism and cosmopolitanism in relation to the question of statelessness. Since the 1990s, Calhoun has worked on nationalism, ethnicity and cosmopolitanism. For Calhoun, nations still matter despite post-national and cosmopolitan elaboration and repudiation of so-called parochial and provincialised identities like nation or national identity and citizenship. In this interview, Calhoun dis-cusses the material, political and cultural situations of the Kurds in the Middle East and the role of Kurdish nationalism in the context of statelessness. Calhoun finds class-based understanding of inequalities between the Kurds and their dominant others in the Middle East as problematic and incomplete since the cultural, political and material inequalities are intimately interlinked in rendering the Kurds to a subordinated position in the states they inhabit. The interview also engages with diasporic identities and examines how countries of residence can impinge on the identity formation of diasporas and how they obstruct or facilitate migrants translating their citizenship status into the right to have rights (Arendt). An important issue that Calhoun discusses is that there are both asymmetrical power relations between dominated (Kurdish) and dominating nationalisms (Turkish, Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian) and within the same nationalisms.

  • 297.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Lund University.
    Nationalism, statelessness and reactive identity formation among Kurdish youth in Sweden2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper is engaged with the politics of belonging among Kurdish youth. It aims to discuss how Kurdish identity and subjectivity can be understood following Antonio Gramsci within practices of hegemony and the ways the subalternity of Kurds as a stateless people are produced in everyday life. I will use narrative accounts of young Kurdish men and women to discuss experiences of denial by dominant subjects and the jettisoned position they occupy as a stateless nation in the world of unequal nation-states and hierarchical citizenship.

  • 298.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Lund University.
    Orientalist Social Work: Cultural Otherization of Muslim Immigrants in Sweden2013In: Critical Social Work, ISSN 1543-9372, E-ISSN 1543-9372, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 33-47Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This aim of this article is to critically examine how the concept of culture is used in Sweden to explain the “failure” or the difficulties that Muslim immigrant families are experiencing with regards to their integration into the dominant society. Whereas, the Swedish society is often represented as ‘modern’, ‘progressive’, and ‘democratic’, immigrants with Muslim backgrounds are predominately described as ‘traditional’, ‘authoritarian’ and ‘pre-modern’. There is a widely held idea within Swedish social work research that immigrant families and the white mainstream Swedish society are situated within two different value systems with different world-views regarding family and gender relations. Due to this entrenched binary opposition, Orientalism becomes constitutive to social work research and practices.

  • 299.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Lund University, Sweden.
    Political Terrains of Writing Belonging, Memory and Homeland2012In: Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies / [ed] Mona Livholts, New York: Routledge, 2012, p. 83-97Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary challenges for seeking new knowledge in feminist studies are intimately intertwined with methodological renewal that promotes justice and equality in changing global contexts. Written by some of the leading scholars in their fields, this edited collection focuses on the emergence of writing methodologies in feminist studies and their implications for the study of power and change.

    The book explores some of the central politics, ideas, and dimensions of power that shape and condition knowledge, at the same time as it elaborates critical, embodied, reflective and situated writing practices. By bringing together a variety of multi/transdisciplinary contributions in a single collection, the anthology offers a timely and intellectually stimulating contribution that deals with how new forms of writing research can contribute to promote fruitful analysis of inequality and power relations related to gender, racialisation, ethnicity, class and heteronormativity and their intersections. It also includes the complex relationship between author, text and audiences.

    The intended audience is postgraduates, researchers and academics within feminist and intersectionality studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The book is excellent as literature in feminist studies courses and helpful guidance for teaching writing sessions and workshops.

  • 300.
    Eliassi, Barzoo
    Lund University.
    Reproduction of national conflicts in diaspora: The case of Kurdish youth in Sweden2012Conference paper (Refereed)
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