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  • Tatiana, Lantz
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Jana, Andreas
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
    "Ta mer, vi är inte i Sverige": En kvalitativ studie om svenska unga vuxnas risktagande av drogturism i Barcelona2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Drug tourism is a concept that have gained popularity in the biggest and most popular european tourist destinations as of lately. It has even gained attention in popular media about how the modern youths consumption of illegal substances have grown lately and how research proves that the consumption of these illegal substances often duplicate when they travel. The purpose of this studie is to analyze what underlying factors contribute to swedish youth decision for travelling to Barcelona for the specific reason of consuming illegal substances. The writters of this essay are going to use qualititve methods in form of deep interwievs with people that direclty have participated in these form of tourism (drugtourism), mainly to have a deeper understanding about this phenomenon. To analyze the collected empirical matherial the writters are going to use selected previous research that focuses on this phenomenon. Because of the little research that has been done about this subject in Sweden and the impact it has had on the swedish youth almost all collected precious research is from outside of Sweden. The authors will also use two theoretical starting points to shape and gain an understanding of how the phenomenon affects the interviewed ones. The results in this studie shows that the swedish youth travell to Barcelona to consume illegal substances because of the availability the city presents when it comes to finding these illegal substances. It appears that additional contributing factors such as anonymity and freedom are produced among the individuals involved in this form of tourism.

  • Gavelius, Peter
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History of Ideas.
    Gustav Sundbärg och Det svenska folklynnet: En analys av nationalismen i Det svenska folklynnet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Kabir, Paulina
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    "Varför var det så viktigt att säga nej?": En kvalitativ analys om makt och motstånd i Alfons Åbergsböcker2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper has been to interpret, analyze and discuss power and resistance in a selection of the most lent picture books 2017 in Botkyrka municipality. Nine out of fifteen of the most lent picture books were in the series about Alfons Åberg. With the help of qualitative book analysis, I have investigated power relationships linked to age in five Alfons Åberg books. My analysis shows power as something that is constantly being negotiated and that both adults and children use strategies to get their will through. My study also shows that the power relations between adults and children are questioned in the books about Alfons Åberg. Norms on how children and adults should behave in terms of size and age are both contradicted and aligned with the results of this study.

  • Porsani, Juliana
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    Lalander, Rickard
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    Why Does Deliberative Community Consultation in Large-Scale Land Acquisitions Fail?: A Critical Analysis of Mozambican Experiences2018In: Revista iberoamericana de estudios de desarrollo / Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, E-ISSN 2254-2035, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 164-193Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Community consultation prior to large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) is a cornerstone that justifies the portrayal of projects as partnerships or land grabs. This study focuses on one of the countries most targeted by LSLA in the last decade, namely, Mozambique. We examine the legal and theoretical bases that support community consultations and analyse their corresponding everyday practices in Mozambique. The article argues that, although the existence of these participatory forums is inspired by normative ideals of popular deliberation, the prevailing practices in these spaces are diametrically opposed to deliberative foundations and values. As shown in this study, this mismatch between theory that is institutionalized in legal frameworks and practice derives largely from the interplay of hierarchical relations anchored in, inter alia, formal and customary ethnically based realms, gender disparities, and livelihood orientations. A core argument of the article is that any attempt to ameliorate these practices must consider critical insights regarding the centrality of enhancing social equality and inclusion in participatory spaces —challenges that are immense in places marked by deep structural inequalities.

  • Nilsson, Johanna
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Pihl, Viktor
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Intäktsredovisning för pågående arbeten: En kvalitativ studie av bygg- och konsultverksamheter2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Revenue accounting is a complex area of accounting with a lot of freedom for companies to adapt their accounting structures after its own needs. Depending on what the company in question regards as the purpose of a financial statement and how important that purpose is regarded the accounting structure will differ between companies.

    This study aims to examine which factors affect the structure of companies’ revenue accounting structure for continuing production. The purpose is to show how intricate balancing the different properties, principles and goals that are desired within revenue accounting for continuing production can be.

    The study was performed with a qualitative method and used semi-structured interviews regarding revenue accounting with the chief financial officers at seven different companies in the construction and consulting sector located within the Stockholm area. These interviews were later analyzed by means of accounting theories and research articles.

    The study concluded that the most crucial factor determining companies’ revenue accounting structure was accurate accounting both for internal and external use. Furthermore taxes, concern restriction or qualitative accounting properties had no effect. The elemental account principles could be seen to have had a certain influence. It could also be concluded that many companies prioritized a smooth revenue stream when deciding how to design their revenue accounting.

  • Philipsson Svensson, Erik
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History.
    Socialdemokratin och den uteblivna omdaningen: En studie över den reformistiska arbetarrörelsens socialiseringssträvanden 1918-19202018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats undersöker såväl den svenska som den europeiska socialdemokratins strävan efter att i första världskrigets kölvatten inleda socialiseringens av ekonomin. Denna strävan grundade sig på Andra internationalens tolkningar av Marx och utgjorde under socialdemokratins inledande decennier primärmålet för rörelsen. Uppsatsen syftar till att närmare utreda den politiska och teoretiska kontext inom vilken socialiseringsfrågan kom att aktualiseras mellan åren 1918-1920; vilka modeller som arbetades fram och varifrån dessa var sprungna, samt varför socialiseringsförsöken strandade. 

  • Tejic, Maja
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Social citizenship beyond the nation-state: A qualitative analysis of the European parliamentary debates concerning the development of an EU welfare2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Welfare and questions regarding social security have historically been a concern of the nation state, but the development of the European Union’s integration project has created a necessity for an international legal framework that covers that specific field. It has been found that international cooperation on welfare issues is not such an easy task, and numerous scholars have given different answers to why this has been the case. The purpose of this study is to examine if there exists a path dependency in the argumentations in the European parliamentary debates through the following research question: Is it able to see signs of path dependency concerning welfare regimes in the debates of the European parliament and do these affect how far the EU is willing to go concerning the development of the social citizenship, or has this more to do with the ideological stances between party group affiliations? Gösta Esping-Andersen suggests an almost path dependent development of welfare regimes and suggests that they have an impact on political behavior, and his theory on welfare regimes has been used in this study. 

    This study has been conducted through an analysis of plenary debates in the European parliament between the years 2001-2010 using Toulmin's argumentation analysis model which focuses on deducing underlying warrants in the statements. Based on this model, the result is that the debates are an ideological conflict. The difference in opinion between the representatives are rather ideologically influenced than based on the path dependence of welfare regimes. 

  • Alena, Minchenia
    et al.
    Lund University.
    Barbara, Törnquist Plewa
    Lund University.
    Yurchuk, Yuliya
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History.
    Humour as a Mode of Hegemonic Control: Comic Representations of Belarusian and Ukrainian Leaders in Official Russian Media2018In: Cultural and Political Imaginaries in Putin’s Russia / [ed] Niklas Bernsand and Barbara Törnquist-Plewa, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2018, p. 211-231Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Dilani, Sara
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Papadopoulos, Alexandra
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Six-hour workday as an employer branding strategy: A multiple case study2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background - In pace with increased work-related stress and the difficulty in attracting and retaining skilled staff, companies find new ways to rationalize the organization. Working-time reduction is one of these strategies in connection to an effective employer branding attribute.

    Purpose - The aim is to examine the rationale behind the six-hour workday and how it is used as an employer branding strategy. Additionally, the aim is to examine the advantages and disadvantages of the six-hour workday as an employer branding strategy as well as the future prospects.

    Method - This study has applied a qualitative method with an inductive approach and a multiple case study. Six semi-structured interviews were performed with five case companies and an additional interview was conducted with a consultancy firm.

    Conclusion - Organizations choose the six-hour workday because of work-life balance and well-being for employees. Also, the findings show that employers adopt the six-hour for the purpose of attracting and retaining staff. Advantages include happier staff, increased productivity and efficiency. A major disadvantage is the lost hours because of working-time reduction. The empirical findings indicate that the six-hour workday is suited in every organization, however, adjustments might be necessary.

  • Bodén, Daniel
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology.
    On the Pending Robot Revolution and the Utopia of Human Agency2018In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 208-225Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A hallmark of modernist thought is the belief in science and technology as a socially revolutionary force. Consequently, new technologies have often been sequenced by pictures of another world to be. The birth of electronic data processing (EDP) was no exception. Provoking both hopes and anxieties, EDP and its subsequent process of automation has, ever since the launch of the first electronic data processing machines in the early 1950’s, been a cornerstone for countless extravagant visions of the future, such as the thought of an ever so impending “Robot Revolution”. This article builds from the basic assumption that visions of the future draw on notions of what at a given time is considered socially and politically desirable, unwanted or at all possible. It thus argues that the robot revolution could be studied as a form of reified anticipation through which possible social trajectories are made symbolically comprehensible. Focusing on the automation debate of the Swedish 1950’s, I argue that the robot revolution serves as a symbolic articulation of the social experiences of Swedish welfare society, and that it carries both ideological and utopian dimensions worth examining.

  • Simonson, Alexander
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Arzoumalian, Natali Ani
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Gränsöverskridande samarbeten vid innovationsutveckling: En studie om sambandet mellan komplexiteten i innovationsutvecklingsprocesser och tillämpandet av öppen innovation; fallet Ikea2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The companys internal innovation functions decreases while companies choose to apply open innovation, cross-border cooperation. Lots of research shows that open innovation involves several benefits and opportunities, but also challenges. Few studies, however, illustrates the connection between complex innovation processes and the application of cross-border cooperation. Does the number of complex components in innovation development processes affect in which constellation companies choose to cooperate with external parties? This is something the authors ask themselves.

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate how the complexity of innovation development processes affects the extent to which companies choose to cooperate with external parties. The study will also investigate what constellation companies choose to collaborate with external parties based on the complexity of innovation development processes. Incentives for cross-border cooperation in the development of complex innovations will also be studied.

    Implementation: Qualitative data was obtained through five interviews with four Innovation leaders and a process manager for innovation development, regarding complex innovations within Ikea. Quantitative data was obtained through a survey that was answered by all Innovation Leaders and their employees (28 respondents in total).

    Results: The study indicates that the more complex an innovation development process is, the greater is the likelihood that external parties will gain more insight into more components of the development process. The degree of complexity in the development process also increases the likelihood that inside-out innovation is applied.

  • Johnson, Nickie B.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Facilitating Innovation in Technology Startups in Ghana: A Multiple Case Study of the Technology Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Ghana2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Thesis purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate which circumstances technology entrepreneurs believe facilitate innovation, in the context of developing countries, and in Ghana in particular. Additionally, to explore the institutional and environmental factors that enable or prevent innovative activity from taking place in the technology startup ecosystem.

    Methodology: Multiple case qualitative research study of the Ghanaian technology entrepreneurship ecosystem. Data collection by conducting semi-structured interviews with 20 technology entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana. The data collection and analysis process is inspired by the phenomenography approach.

    Theoretical framework: Theoretical concepts found in the literature on entrepreneurship and innovation. The institutional pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, developed by GEDI (Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute), are discussed and applied in the analysis of the interview results.

    Conclusions: This paper identifies a number of areas where the majority of the entrepreneurs reported having similar experiences and challenges. Many of the challenges are related to institutional factors such as regulation and bureaucratic processes. Despite this, the technology entrepreneurship system in Ghana is growing, and the country offers a lot of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Ultimately, to facilitate innovation further, the institutional environment requires change in a number of areas, in order to better support technology entrepreneurs, and to create an enabling environment in which they can act on and take advantage of the opportunities that exist. 

  • Payne, David
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Rhetoric.
    The Revisionist Within: Unity and Unilateralism in Heglian Marxism and Beyond2018In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek / [ed] Anders Burman & Anders Baronek, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 151-184Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Bartonek, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Theodor W. Adorno: With Hegel Against Capitalism2018In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek / [ed] Anders Burman & Anders Baronek, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 127-150Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Bartonek, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Herbert Marcuse: No Dialectics, No Critique2018In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek / [ed] Anders Burman & Anders Baronek, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 81-106Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Bartonek, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Karl Korsch: To Make the Right Marx Visible through Hegel2018In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek / [ed] Anders Burman & Anders Baronek, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 35-59Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Burman, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History of Ideas.
    A Lacanian Hegelianism: Slavoj Žižek's (Mis-)Reading of Hegel2018In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek / [ed] Anders Burman & Anders Baronek, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 185-198Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Burman, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History of Ideas.
    Back to Hegel!: Georg Lukás, Dialectics, and Hegelian Marxism2018In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek / [ed] Anders Burman & Anders Baronek, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 17-34Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Hanna, Nancy
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Siriani, Mariam
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Finanskrisen 2008 påverkan på svenska nischbankernas finansiella stabilitet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to show how the small banks financial stability was affected by the financial crisis 2008.

    Method: The study is based on a quantitative methodology where the banks financial reports have been collected for the years 2004-2014. The selection in the study includes 7 banks.

    Results: The study’s result shows that the financial crisis had a small impact on the banks financial stability. The result also shows that the banks credit loss ratio was slightly affected.

    Conclusion: In conclusion, it can be noted that the financial crisis has a minimal impact on the niche banks financial stability and credit losses.

  • Sjunnesson, Ludvig
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Race to the White House: En diskursanalytisk studie om hur nyhetsmedia i USA förstår landets demokratiska val2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study seeks to illuminate which understanding of democracy the written U.S. digital news media propagates to its readers, through the lens of the 2016 presidential election. This is done through discourse theory and analysis inspired by Laclau & Mouffes work on nodal points and discursive webs. Other theories involve polyarchy as a definition of democracy as well as rational models for voter participation. Written digital articles related to the 2016 election, chosen through entering keywords related to democracy and voting, from a broad range of larger media houses are used as material for the study. The study found that the discourse created and mediated by the news articles, when taken as a whole, understands democracy as a contest between different demographical groups. Race or ethnicity are the most commonly referenced groups. The election is a battle between the candidates’ personalities to entice “their” specific groups to get out and vote. Policy or political issues are rarely mentioned in the articles. Voter participation is low according to the discourse, but that might not be such a big problem according to the discourse. A larger problem for democracy is corruption, political elitism and a poorly designed electoral system.

  • Nilsson, Lina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    CSR in Swedish football: A multiple case study of four clubs in Allsvenskan2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The question of companies’ social responsibility taking, called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), has been widely debated in research since the 1900s. However, the research connecting CSR to sport was not started until the beginning of the 2000s, meaning that there are still many gaps in sport research that has to be filled. One such gap is research on CSR in a Swedish football context. Accordingly, the purpose of the study was firstly to examine how and why Swedish football clubs – organised as non-profit associations or sports corporations – work with CSR, and secondly whether or not there was a difference in the CSR work of the two organisational forms. A multiple case study of four clubs in Allsvenskan was carried out, examining the CSR work – meaning the CSR concept and activities, the motives for engaging in CSR and the role of the stakeholders – in detail. In addition, the CSR actions of all clubs of Allsvenskan were briefly investigated. The findings of the study showed that the four clubs of the multiple case study had focused their CSR concepts in different directions and performed different activities. As a consequence, they had developed different competences and competitive advantages. Furthermore, the findings suggested that the motives for engaging in CSR were a social agenda, pressure from stakeholders and financial motives. For the two clubs organised as sports corporations, the financial motives were of greater importance than for the non-profit associations, who instead highlighted the social motives. Accordingly, the study has helped filling the gaps in the research field, by expanding the knowledge about CSR in a Swedish football context. Sport managers might use this study for gaining more knowledge about football related CSR and also for receiving inspiration for future CSR actions. 

  • Rodhe, Jennie
    Hållbarhetsredovisning: - En studie om kvalitet i Svenska byggföretags hållbarhetsredovisningar2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Problem: Sustainability and sustainable development has gained more attention in recent years. As a result, companies are more committed to taking responsibility and demonstrating that it contributes to a sustainable society by publishing a sustainability report. An industry that has proved to be a major problem, and which has become increasingly demanding in the sustainability issue, is the construction industry. However, previous research has shown that sustainability reports have shortcomings in its quality.

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe and enhance understanding of the concept of quality and quality in sustainability reports. The study aims at investigating and determining the quality of Swedish companies' sustainability reports between 2014 and 2016 and investigating whether there has been a development regarding the quality of the reports.

    Methodology: Based on the purpose of the study, a comparative cross-sectional design is used and a combination of quantitative and qualitative research strategy. A content analysis is done by companies' sustainability reports and its quality is assessed based on a predetermined coding scheme.

    Results and conclusions: The results show that the quality of corporate sustainability reports has increased between 2014 and 2016, but there is still room for improvement. The relevance of sustainability reporting exceeded its credibility.

  • Löf, Erik
    Modaliteter i två historieläroböcker för mellanstadiet: En textanalys av dikotomierna: vi-dem, nu-då samt kristendom-asatro2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of history is one of the subjects in the Swedish schools where the textbook is used most. The textbook can be seen as paratextual as it forms students and teachers' perception of what type of content (knowledge) that is premiered. In other words, the textbook can be seen as the primary focus of knowledge.

    Pupils as active readers are influenced by the knowledge given. With the removal of state-of-the-art examinations in 1991, high demands are placed on teachers to choose a textbook that corresponds to the documents they are expected to follow.

    This textbook analysis of two history books, focuses on the text and an investigation of how the text is presented by modalities. The aim of the study is to search values beyond categories and explicitly examine the formal text.

    The result shows that where modalities occur, so does a certain representation. This representation leads to dicotomies, that in turn leads to othering of one part of the dicotimial pairs.  

  • Magnusson, Åsa T.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    No go-zoner, kan man säga så?: Nyhetsmediernas användning av begreppet "no go-zoner"2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Begreppet no go-zoner har använts av utländska medier för att beskriva invandrartäta socioekonomiskt utsatta bostadsområden runtom i Europa. Det är förorter som bland annat har haft problem med organiserad kriminalitet, bilbränder och stenkastning mot blåljuspersonal. Sedan 2007 har det i Sveriges förorter uppstått minst ett upplopp per år men uttrycket no go-zoner användes i svenska nyhetsmedier först 2014 efter att polisen släppte en rapport som kartlade dessa utsatta områden. Det är inte en term som polisen själva använder men det gav upphov till debatt om huruvida begreppet bör användas, vad som ligger till grund för problematiken i förorterna och möjliga åtgärder.

    Studien syftar till att undersöka de svenska nyhetsmediernas kommunikation om svenska förorter som no go-zoner för att synliggöra underliggande betydelser och lyfta fram de tolkningsmöjligheter som finns i diskussionen. Med hjälp av en kvalitativ textanalys besvaras följande frågeställningar: Hur ser diskussionen om no go-zoner ut? Vilka betydelser kan urskiljas ur diskussionen? Hur kan man förstå debatten kring användandet av begreppet no go-zoner i Sverige i relation till tidigare forskning? Studien tar stöd av socialkonstruktivistism och framingteori för att visa hur texterna vinklas och tematiseras medan medielogiken och nyhetsvärderingar förklarar varför texterna ser ut som de gör.

    Studien visar att diskussionen karakteriseras av politiska ideologier, kontroll och ordning i samhället samt kulturella skillnader. Begreppet har politiserats och underbygger polariseringen mellan partier och grupper. Som tidigare forskning visar resultaten att narrativet om invandrare upprepas, där de antingen är ett hot mot ordningen i samhället och den svenska kulturen eller ett offer för brister i politik och samhällets strukturer. I linje med tidigare forskning har studien visat att skildringen av svenskar och invandrare förblir ett narrativ om vi och dem. Samtidigt återspeglas problematiska situationer i förorterna på bilden av invandrare, det vill säga, både platsen och dess invånare stigmatiseras med markörer som annorlunda, kriminell, farlig och okontrollerad. 

  • Lindelöw, Sarah
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Lindahl, Frida
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Social Work.
    Att se är en förutsättning för att kunna hjälpa: En kvalitativ uppsats om hur ADHD definieras i Socialstyrelsens kunskapsmaterial2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, documents from the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden is examined to investigate how ADHD is presented. A particular focus has been to investigate how sex and gender differences in relation to ADHD are described and further if and in what way the National Board of Health and Welfare's mission on gender integration appears in the documents. To achieve the purpose of this paper, a critical text analysis with a power analytical approach has been conducted to review parts of the National Board of Health and Welfare's material and reports on ADHD. The result of the analysis shows that the National Board of Health and Welfare's document in some parts describes ADHD in a stigmatizing and discriminatory manner, which can contribute to exclusion and social oppression. The National Board of Health and Welfare also partly contributes to maintaining the image of ADHD as a boy's diagnosis, which may cause girls to be overlooked in diagnosis, as the girls' symptoms and experiences are not described in an adequate way in the documents. The results in the paper also show that the gender equality-mission has not been implemented in all parts of the material, which means that the political goals of gender equality have not been achieved in all respects.

  • Hansen, Martin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Svenska folkpartiet i Finland bortom språkfrågan: En beskrivande idéanalys av de värderingsmässiga skiljelinjerna inom SFP2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish People’s Party have for over one hundred years functioned as a political tool for the liberals and center-right of the Swedish-speaking minority of Finland. As a party the SPP stands out in comparison to most other European minority parties as not working for regional self-governance or independence, but instead wanting to uphold constitutional language and service rights. The SPP was a part of every coalition government in Finland from 1979 to 2015 and has held multiple ministerial posts despite only having approximately 5% of the votes.

    The aim of this essay has been to examine the variance in the value based political issues in the SPP to see if there is a divergence on a liberal/conservative divide within the party.

    With a theoretical framework based on the GAL-TAN political scale, a socially based dimension of measuring party positions, I have operationalized a liberal and conservative stance to Weberian ideal types, and by first e-mail interviewing party representatives to build a frame of issues to investigate, I have then performed an idea based content analysis by examining motions from 2009 to 2017. The results show that, even though there are a divergence between some of the proposals themselves, and in some cases, between the official party line as described in the party program, the differences are too insignificant to draw conclusions from. The conflict between the motions speaking for and against nuclear power stands out as being very even, while the motions concerning Finland joining NATO stands out as being fully for.

  • Gesien Hedborg, Fabian
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Radisevic, Jelena
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Vart är revisorsyrket på väg?: En studie om digitalisering i revisionsbranschen samt dess påverkan på revisorns kundrelation2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The current digitalisation is changing our society, it is particularly changing several business areas such as the audit industry. In recent decades, radical changes of this process have created development opportunities for audit firms. The effects of digitalisation have previously been studied, however no empirical study has specifically explored the effects of a change regarding an auditor’s client relationship. The purpose of this research is to examine, from an auditor’s perspective, the audit industry’s continued digitalisation and its impact of an auditor’s client relationship. Thereby, the study can illustrate how the examined audit firms meet the digitalisation but also what the auditors consider to be important in a client relationship during this development. This study will therefore address the following research question, "How does the digitalisation appear within the audit industry, and how does it affect an auditor’s client relationship?". This qualitative study is based on personal interviews with authorized auditors, to validate the results of the study’s research question.

    The findings of this study show that the current digitalisation is changing the audit industry, due to its possibilities to achieve a more efficient and higher quality audit. Access to digital technologies make a significant contribution and facilitates the work of the auditor. It also enables a comprehensive audit as well as the reduction of certain tasks, which leads to more automation. The results of a more digitised work have moreover caused changes in the client relationship of an auditor. An increased use of digital technologies enables an open relationship between an auditor and a client, which results in a greater participation from the client during the audit process. The implementation of digital technologies also creates a more reliable audit and improved communication. It is also found that larger audit firms are more proactive in comparison to smaller audit firms when it comes to keeping pace with the digitalisation. However, both large and small audit firms are proactive in their interaction with clients. Overall, an auditor must follow the digitalisation and simultaneously adjust the work procedure after the client’s expectations and preferences. The auditor is expected to consider a client’s requirements to avoid dissatisfaction so that a relationship can be maintained.

  • Engman, Oskar
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Rhetoric.
    Att övertyga med hot i filmklipp: En semiotisk och retorisk undersökning av Sverigedemokraternas filmklipp: Jimmie Åkesson – Snart är det val2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Political parties use different strategies to convince voters to vote for them, and with the technological evolution of our time short movie clips are used, now more than ever before, to accomplish these kinds of tasks. However, a political movie clip that separates itself from other political movie clips is Jimmie Åkesson – Snart är det val. This clip is not trying to persuade the voter to vote for the Sweden democrats because of their political plans, instead it tries to convince the voter of a threat that can destroy Sweden in the nearby future if the voter doesn’t vote for the Sweden democrats in the coming election.

    This essay seeks to investigate how Jimmie Åkesson – Snart är det val constructs this threat, how the threat becomes realistic and in what ways the threat is used in the movie clip to convince the Swedish voter to vote for the Sweden democrats. To investigate this the essay uses a semiotic analysis to dissemble the movie clip in order to understand how the threat is constructed. Furthermore, rhetorical perspectives such as identification, visualizing rhetoric, ethos, pathos, logos and figures of style are used to discuss how the threat becomes realistic and how it is used to win votes.

    The conclusion of the essay is that the movie clip constructs two different threats in two different realities by using semiotic resources such as fast shifting scenes, documenting images, music, sounds, environments, characters and a narrating voice in a projecting narrative. More specifically these resources create a true dark reality and a happy delusional reality. In these two realities, the two different threats are found. The first threat is the immigrants that are illustrated as an enemy that destroys Sweden and thus creates the true dark reality where the voters and the Sweden democrats also are illustrated. The other threat is other political parties in Sweden and the Swedish media because they are illustrated in the happy delusional reality and therefore can’t help the voter that is portrayed in the true dark reality. In that sense, the two threats are used to convince the voter to vote for the Sweden democrats because they are the only political party that is located in the true dark reality and therefore are the only ones that understand and can solve the problem that causes the true dark reality. Furthermore, these threats become more realistic by enforcing an emotion of fear for the true dark reality with semiotic resources and also by concretizing this reality with documenting images, characters and sounds. These threats also become more realistic because the semiotic resources create imagistic arguments that allows the mind to take shortcuts when conclusions are made.

  • Wallenstein, Sven-Olov
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    The Necessary Fetishism of the Work of Art2018In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek / [ed] Anders Burman & Anders Baronek, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 107-125Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • Bartonek, Anders
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Burman, AndersSödertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History of Ideas.
    Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek2018Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since Georg Lukács and Karl Korsch in the 1920s, Hegelian Marxism has played a prominent role as a radical intellectual tradition in modern political theory. This anthology investigates how these Hegelian Marxists, in different historical, political and intellectual contexts during the last century, have employed Hegel’s philosophy with the aim of developing and renewing Marxist theory.

    Besides Lukács and Korsch the volume includes articles dealing with the thoughts of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Evald Ilyenkov, Lucio Colletti and Slavoj Žižek. The overall purpose is to investigate if, and the degree to which, these thinkers could be interpreted as Hegelian Marxists, and how they use the Hegelian philosophy to better understand their own current society as well as situate themselves in relation to orthodox forms of Marxism. Taken together, the articles can hopefully contribute to an intensification of discussions about the critical and self-criticalphilosophy of Marxism today.

  • Nyroos, Lina
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet.
    Josserand, Jérôme Frédéric
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Norén, Coco
    Uppsala universitet.
    "Plenum är som Twitter": svenska delegaters syn på inlägg i Europaparlamentet2013In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, no 23, p. 233-238Article in journal (Other academic)
  • Jakobsen, Liselotte
    et al.
    Karlstads universitet.
    Nahnfeldt, Cecilia
    Karlstads universitet.
    Nyroos, Lina
    Uppsala universitet.
    Olin-Scheller, Christina
    Karlstads universitet.
    Sandlund, Erica
    Karlstads universitet.
    Medarbetarsamtal som arena för att befästa normer kring medarbetarskap2010In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 39-54Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna artikel redovisar resultat från en studie av medarbetarsamtal mellan chefer och deras anställda. Studien, som omfattar videoinspelade samtal, intervjuer och en enkät, pekar på strukturella mekanismer och normer som försvårar för medarbetare att lyfta negativa upplevelser av stress i samtalen. Resultaten visar hur olika livsformer kolliderar och hur bilder av en god medarbetare formas av en delvis dold läroplan i organisationen.

  • Sundqvist, Pia
    et al.
    Karlstads universitet.
    Sandlund, Erica
    Karlstads universitet.
    Nyroos, Lina
    Uppsala universitet.
    Wikström, Peter
    Karlstads universitet.
    Genomförande och bedömning av nationella prov i engelska: en pilotstudie2013In: Kapet (elektronisk), E-ISSN 2002-3979, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 24-45Article in journal (Other academic)
  • Hillenfjärd, Oskar
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Kaiser, Heidi
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Hållbarhetsredovisning: En kvantitativ studie på företagsfaktorer som påverkarmängden CSR-upplysningar i svenska företag2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today there is an increasing amount of pressure on companies to take more social responsibility, often called Corporate social responsibility (CSR). In order for companies to be considered legitimate, they must comply with society's social norms, values ​​and expectations, which, according to the legitimacy theory, is believed to be a strong driving force for companies to increase their scope for voluntary CSR disclosures. The term CSR is closely related to corporate responsibility in society, which can be divided into three areas of economic, environmental and social responsibility. Gamerschlag, Möller and Verbeeten (2011) are some of the many researchers who have studied why German companies voluntarily increase the scope of sustainability reporting in their public reports. Through a quantitative survey of Swedish publicly traded companies, the purpose of this study is to investigate whether different business determinants affect the amount of CSR information. To calculate the amount of CSR information, the number of keywords in the companies sustainability reports has been counted. All the collected data was analyzed by a correlation analysis and a multiple regression analysis. The independent variables investigated were profitability, visibility, ownership structure, and for control variables the study used size and industrial sector. The multiple regression analysis shows a significant positive correlation between the amount of CSR disclosures and the company's visibility as well as the ownership structure. This study can not assure that profitability is related to the amount of CSR information.

  • Gallardo-Fernandez, Gloria L.
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    Saunders, Fred
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    “Before we asked for permission, now we only give notice”: Women’s entrance into artisanal fisheries in Chile2018In: Maritime Studies, ISSN 1872-7859, E-ISSN 2212-9790, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 177-188Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Small-scale fisheries (SSF) in the Global South are increasingly subjected to the internationalisation of food systems. Guided by a feminist political ecology approach, we examine how gender relations and power structures within SSF are changing through policy interventions and market linkages. Chilean women working in SSF have traditionally been unregistered direct producers. Since the early 2000s, however, women have formally entered as fishers within this hitherto male-dominated space. Today, women constitute almost a quarter of artisanal fishers in Chile. While women have become more visible, among others, in their engagement in territorial use rights in fisheries (TURFs), little research attention has been paid to women’s roles within SSF. We redress this shortfall by examining the struggle to obtain TURFs by an all-women seaweed gatherers union in Coliumo (Bio-Bio Region, Chile). Using participatory research tools, we describe key gendered interactions and events over a local struggle for resources. Our findings show how closely related episodes of cooperation and conflict were involved in realising TURFs, which included differently-gendered relationships. While the women implicated in formalising fishing entitlements accrued individual benefit and enhanced their collective standing, the conflict left a deep scar among women in the community.