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  • Nygren, Gunnar
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Schjærff Engelbrecht, Nønne
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Vita fläckar och medieskuggor - stora skillnader i mediernas kommunbevakning2018In: Mediestudiers årsbok: Tillståndet för journalistiken 2017/2018 / [ed] Lars Truedson, Stockholm: Institutet för Mediestudier , 2018, p. 22-53Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    De lokala mediernas kommunbevakning lever – men den är ojämnt fördelad. I högbevakade kommuner kan medborgarna ta del av 50-60 nyheter varje vecka som berör den lokala politiken och kommunens verksamhet. I lågbevakade kommuner stannar det på 5-10 nyheter varje vecka, varav många notiser och insändare.

    Kommunbevakningen har vissa gemensamma drag i alla typer av kommuner: de dominerande källorna är kommunpolitiker och tjänstemän, den vanligaste typen av konflikter handlar om missnöjda medborgare mot kommunen. Kritik mot kommunen finns mest i opinionsmaterial, två av tre nyhetsartiklar är positiva gentemot kommunen. Men det finns också skillnader i bevakningen mellan hög- och lågbevakade kommuner. Siffrorna tyder på att det är en ”snällare” bevakning i lågbevakade kommuner – färre konflikter, mindre kritik mot kommunen och mer positiva nyheter.

    Finns det då ”vita fläckar” i kommunbevakningen, delar av landet som inte bevakas alls av några lokala eller regionala nyhetsmedier? Det korta svaret är nej. Ingen av de 17 kommunerna saknade helt mediebevakning under den aktuella veckan. Men studien visar också att det finns mycket stora skillnader både i omfång på bevakningen och hur bevakningen ser ut. Medieskuggorna ligger tunga över landsbygdskommuner utan lokalredaktioner och storstädernas förorter som ofta har en gratistidning som enda nyhetskälla.

  • Van Hecke, Steven
    et al.
    KU Leuven Public Governance Institute, Belgium.
    Andrione-Moylan, Alex
    KU Leuven, Belgium.
    Brack, Nathalie
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
    de Coninck, Isabelle
    KU Leuven Public Governance Institute, Belgium.
    Day, Stephen
    University of Oita, Japan.
    Gagatek, Wojciech
    University of Warsaw, Poland.
    van Haute, Emilie
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
    Hertner, Isabelle
    King’s College London, UK.
    Johansson, Karl Magnus
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Lavrelashvili, Teona
    KU Leuven, Belgium.
    Pittoors, Gilles
    Ghent University, Belgium.
    Wolfs, Wouter
    KU Leuven Public Governance Institute, Belgium.
    Reconnecting European Political Parties with European Union Citizens2018Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Democracy involves popular control over decision-making, and political equality among those exercising that control. In parliamentary democracies, day-to-day control is delegated to elected politicians, who organize themselves in political parties. Globally, political parties have become an important interface between government and the people.

    Since their establishment, European political parties have enhanced their role(s) within the polity of the European Union. Within the context of multiple challenges to democracy worldwide, and in view of the 2019 European Parliament elections, European political parties are increasingly called upon to represent EU citizens in their work, and ensure an effective connection with people.

    This Discussion Paper takes a comprehensive approach to understanding the role(s) of European political parties within the polity of the EU. It focuses on how European political parties can (re)connect with EU citizens, and emphasizes the regulatory framework in which European political parties operate. It also provides insights into European political parties’ linkage with national political parties, and outreach in relation to EU political actors and citizens. It includes a set of recommendations to advance the broadening, deepening and diversification of avenues and tools for European political parties to connect with citizens.

  • Kaun, Anne
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Treré, Emiliano
    Cardiff University, Cardiff ,UK.
    Repression, resistance and lifestyle: charting (dis)connection and activism in times of accelerated capitalism2018In: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Studying the nexus of media and social movements is a growing subfield in both media and social movement studies. Although there is an increasing number of studies that criticize the overemphasis of the importance of media technologies for social movements, questions of non-use, technology push-back and media refusal as explicit political practice have received comparatively little attention. The article charts a typology of digital disconnection as political practice and site of struggle bringing emerging literatures on disconnection, i.e. forms of media technology non-use to the field of social movement studies and studies of civic engagement. Based on a theoretical matrix combining questions of power, collectivity and temporality, we distinguish between digital disconnection as repression, digital disconnection as resistance and digital disconnection as performance and life-style politics. The article discusses the three types of digital disconnection using current examples of protest and social movements that engage with practices of disconnection.

  • Nikolaidou, Zoe
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Bellander, Theres
    Stockholm Univeristy.
    Health literacy as knowledge construction: Learning about health by expanding objects and crossing boundaries in networked activities2018In: Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, ISSN 2210-6561, E-ISSN 2210-657XArticle, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we examine health literacy as a set of practices that unfold in networked activity systems. Focusing on the literacy practices of pregnant couples and parents of children with heart defect, we show that they participate in multiple activities with the object of constructing knowledge about the child's condition. The contexts for these activities are doctor-patient consultations and the parents' online searching and sharing. The study builds on ethnographic interviews, recorded medical consultations and collection of texts from online forums, blogs and social media. An analysis based on literacy practices and activity theory shows that these activities enable parents' learning, but they can also be restricting as to the mediating tools they provide and the rules that dictate the tools. Additionally, the object of learning about heart defect is not always clearly formulated and stable but it keeps alternating and expanding. As a result, the parents cross boundaries between activities with different mediating tools, rules and communities and thereby different possibilities for learning. We show that doing health literacy is comprised by a set of recontextualised practices of looking for medical and experiential knowledge and it is by a combination of the two that meaningful learning is achieved.

  • Appelgren, Ester
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Bokrecension: Aske Kammer: Digital journalistik: kort og præcist om medier og kommunikation2018In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, Vol. 40, no 2, p. 124-126Article, book review (Other academic)
  • Onn, Gustaf
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
    Student Involvement as a Tool for Nurturing Business Model Development in Tourism Businesses in the Stockholm Archipelago2018In: Academica Turistica - Tourism and Innovation Journal, ISSN 2335-4194, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 73-86Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Tourism consumption in Sweden is booming, but it seems to be at a standstill in the Stockholm archipelago, and most businesses of all kinds in it are small. Therefore, an eu-Interreg-financed educational community engagement project aiming at business model development in the archipelagos of Turku, Åland (both in Finland), and Stockholm was launched, as Finland has a similar situation. In this paper, the foundations of the project, the literature on the issues of being rural and in the archipelago, and business models are reviewed and put in perspective through preliminary empirical results of the project, in while municipality and some business representatives have been interviewed. The rationale is that there is a weak scientific understanding of business models in use in the archipelagos. Methodologically, action research is being used in addition to document studies, with unstructured interviews and observations as the primary empirical methods. The primary results for which the empirical findings put light on the intersection of the abovementioned literature bodies are the impact of infrastructural and access problems due to isolation, as well as indications of a community split between second homes and permanent residents. The lifestyle-entrepreneurship jeopardises the economic well-being but enriches the social well-being of the population. The primary conclusions are that seasonality and second homers provide entrepreneurs with large output markets in season, but small ones in the off-season. The business equation cannot omit place since it is part of the social well-being of the lifestyle-entrepreneurs, which calls for further research into configurational approaches to strategy in an archipelago context.

  • Handelsman-Nielsen, Mika
    Museer i skottgluggen: Om kulturarvsdebatten 2016 - 20172018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • Johansson Matikka, Joel
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Tok, Yuhan
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Småföretagens syn på externt kapital: En kvalitativ studie om huruvida extern finansiering skapar intern osäkerhet i småföretag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Uppsatsens syfte är att undersöka småföretagens syn på huruvida externa kapitalanskaffningsmetoder kan medföra risker som påverkar företagets interna stabilitet.

    Teoretisk referensram: I studien presenteras och diskuteras relevanta teorier som berör småföretagens kapitalanskaffningsmetoder.

    Metod: Studien använder sig av en kvalitativ metod som utgår från en ansats med inslag av både induktion och deduktion. Intervjufrågorna har formats efter en semistrukturerad karaktär där urvalet utgjordes av fyra småföretag inom Stockholmsområdet. Studiens primära data har inhämtats genom intervjuer och sekundärdata hämtats från existerande litteratur samt vetenskapliga artiklar.

    Resultat: Hälften av de tillfrågade företagen indikerar en misstro gentemot banken som institution. Där tre av fyra respondenter menar på att det förekommer en förhöjd uppkomst av osäkerhet vid bankfinansiering. Tre av de fyra undersökta företagen prefererar eget kapital som det mest optimala finansieringsalternativet. Möjligheten att följa denna preferensordning är dock en fråga huruvida det egna kapitalet finns tillgängligt eller inte. Samtliga respondenter håller informationsasymmetrins konsekvenser som en tänkbar osäkerhetsbarometer vilket medför att de tillfrågade företagen har en stor vaksamhet gentemot extern finansiering med hänsyn till den potentiella uppkomsten av asymmetrisk information.

    Slutsats: Hälften av de undersökta företagen har erfarenhet av extern finansiering. Trots detta menar samtliga respondenter att extern finansiering skapar förutsättningar för en ökning av intern osäkerhet. Den tydligaste indikatorn på detta är företagens inställning gällande aversionen mot förlust av kontroll vilken är starkast hos företag med långsiktiga företagsmål samt familjeägda företag. De tillfrågade företagen ser dock positivt på att extern finansiering möjliggör verksamheter där kapitalbehovet är större än det egna kapitalet.

    Ett företags finansiella sökbeteende är situationsanpassad och grundas i företagets huvudsakliga vision och målsättning. En vilja att nå en snabbt ökad tillväxt innebär ett stort kapitalbehov som måste tillfredsställas.

    Rädslan för informationsasymmetrins påverkan ökar småföretagens aktsamhet gentemot externa aktörer generellt. Vilket också skapar en svagare tillförlitlighet gentemot externa kreditgivare samt riskkapitalister.

  • Orahim, Allanmikel Sargon
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
    Hållbar samhällsutveckling inom ett normkreativt avfallsprojekt2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The global social, ecological and economic challenges facing humanity today have given rise to the UN's 17 Global Objectives and Agenda 2030 to achieve sustainable development. Kate Raworth, professor of economics from Oxford University, has in the same spirit developed a visual framework with seven related conditions for mankind to live by, to strive towards living within a safe and fair zone of sustainable development. This framework and associated conditions for sustainable development are applied in this study with the intention to investigate and concretize the potentially contributing sustainable development effects of a norm-creative waste management project in a process of sustainable societal development. The results of the study show clear evidence that the waste management project has contributed to sustainable societal development according to the respondents who participated in the study. However, further studies are required to concretize these results through a more scientifically objective methodology.

  • Reitan, Therese
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Stenberg, Sten-Åke
    Stockholm University.
    From classroom to conscription: Leadership emergence in childhood and early adulthood2018In: Leadership Quarterly, ISSN 1048-9843, E-ISSN 1873-3409Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research on leadership emergence has mainly focused on adulthood and relied on retrospective accounts of childhood factors. Based on a prospective cohort study of 7719 boys born in 1953, of which 5928 were later drafted, we explored individual differences in leadership emergence in childhood and early adulthood. The data set consisted of register data from different time points and a survey of the cohort in the 6th grade. As expected, cognitive ability, tallness and muscular power were decisive for assessment of military officer suitability. However, we also found a moderate to strong impact on this assessment score from social class, leadership aspirations in childhood, birth order, self-regulatory skills in school, parental support, and previous participation in extracurricular activities. Similarly, social class, cognitive ability, developmental experiences, and birth order were important for nominations as class party organizer in the 6th grade. Delay of gratification was not associated with these nominations at all and was neutralized by cognitive ability in relation to officer suitability. The results strongly support a life-cycle approach to leadership emergence.

  • Leinsalu, Mall
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change). National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Reile, Rainer
    National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Vals, Kaire
    National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Petkeviciene, Janina
    Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania.
    Tekkel, Mare
    National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia.
    Stickley, Andrew
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).
    Macroeconomic changes and trends in dental care utilization in Estonia and Lithuania in 2004-2012: a repeated cross-sectional study2018In: BMC Oral Health, ISSN 1472-6831, E-ISSN 1472-6831, Vol. 18, no 1, article id 199Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess trends and inequalities in dental care utilization in Estonia and Lithuania in relation to large-scale macroeconomic changes in 2004-2012.

    METHODS: Data on 22,784 individuals in the 20-64 age group were retrieved from nationally representative cross-sectional surveys in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Age- and sex-standardized prevalence estimates of past 12-month dental visits were calculated for each study year, stratified by gender, age group, ethnicity, educational level and economic activity. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to assess the independent effect of study year and socioeconomic status on dental visits.

    RESULTS: The age- and sex-standardized prevalence of dental visits in the past 12 months was 46-52% in Estonia and 61-67% in Lithuania. In 2004-2008, the prevalence of dental visits increased by 5.9 percentage points in both countries and fell in 2008-2010 by 3.8 percentage points in Estonia and 4.6 percentage points in Lithuania. In both countries the prevalence of dental care utilization had increased slightly by 2012, although the increase was statistically insignificant. Results from a logistic regression analysis showed that these differences between study years were not explained by differences in socioeconomic status or oral health conditions. Women, the main ethnic group (only in Estonia), and higher educated and employed persons had significantly higher odds of dental visits in both countries, but the odds were lower for 50-64 year olds in Lithuania.

    CONCLUSIONS: In European Union countries with lower national wealth, the use of dental services is sensitive to macroeconomic changes regardless of the extent of public coverage, at the same time, higher public coverage may not relate to lower inequalities in dental care use.

  • Tigranjan, Lucy
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Samverkan: ur organisations-, och kommunikationsperspektiv: en kvalitativ studie av samverkan skolan och socialtjänsten emellan2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Flera studier visar att många barn som far illa hamnar mellan två myndigheter i stället för att få uppmärksamhet och hjälp som dem behöver. Anledningen till detta uppges vara bland annat att de respektive myndigheterna och yrkesutövarna inte lyckas samverka.

    Syfte med denna studie är att undersöka, analysera samt diskutera huruvida socialtjänsten och skolan samverkar kring barn som far illa eller riskerar att fara illa. Ett ytterligare syfte är att lyfta fram alla möjliga faktorer som gynnar eller missgynnar att en effektiv samverkan sker. Återkoppling från socialtjänsten, efter en anmälan har gjorts, är en ytterligare fråga som ger upphov att forska kring detta i denna uppsats.

    Denna studie utgår ifrån den kvalitativa forskningsmetoden där empirin baseras på intervjuer: två rektorer och två socialtjänstemän. Organisations, – och kommunikationsteorier är de teoretiska perspektiven som har använts i denna studie för att kunna analysera den insamlade och bearbetade empirin. Även tidigare forskningar är av stor vikt för analysen av resultat. I resultatet presenteras de olika samverkansformer som finns mellan de två myndigheterna. Resultatet visar även vilka faktorer eller möjligheter som är avgörande för effektiv samverkan eller däremot hindrar samverkan i vissa fall.

  • Hållsten, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Malmbjer, AnnaSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.
    Flerspråkiga elever smågruppsarbetar2018Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Smågruppsarbete erbjuder många möjligheter att använda språket på ett varierat och utmanande sätt. I smågrupparbeten måste elever på egen hand organisera sitt arbete. De måste planera och besluta tillsammans. De måste också diskutera, resonera, jämföra och sammanfatta för att lösa uppgifter. I idealfallet ger därför smågrupparbete många tillfällen till att tala och lyssna. Det är därför inte konstigt att smågruppsarbete rekommenderas som arbetsform i andraspråksundervisning.

    I denna bok presenteras studier om andraspråksutveckling i skolan som genomförts inom ramen för ett projekt som fokuserat smågruppsarbete i årskurs 8 och 9 i klassrum med elever med olika grad av behärskning av undervisningsspråket. Genom att studera smågruppsarbete närmare vill författarna föra en mer nyanserad och balanserad diskussion om hur smågruppsarbete kan organiseras för att bli språkutvecklande på mest effektiva vis. I studierna undersöks vad olika former av smågruppsarbete erbjuder för möjligheter till interaktion, dvs. vilken interaktion smågruppsarbete i sig skapar och därmed vilka möjligheter till språkutveckling smågruppsarbete kan ge.

  • Bodén, Daniel
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology. Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi.
    Känslor och administration2017In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 3-4, p. 18-24Article in journal (Refereed)
  • Öhrner, Annika
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, History and Theory of Art.
    Niki de Saint Phalle Playing with the Feminine in the Male Factory: Hon - en katedral2018In: Stedelijk Studies, ISSN 2405-7177, no 7, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    HON – en katedral (SHE – a cathedral, June 4–September 4, 1966) at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, was structured as a giant, reclining woman filling the entire space of the museum’s largest room, more or less to its edges (fig. 1). She was painted white with patterns of clear colors over parts of her body. Entering HON – en katedral (hereafter simply Hon) through its vagina, the audience found themselves walking and climbing in something that has been referred to as a kind of amusement park. The image of the invasive, female body placed directly into the heart of the museum institution served to disturb power relations within artistic networks and cultural life at a time when both the representation of women and gender positions in the arts were being challenged.

  • Baca, Leart
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Badumé, Ali
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    The Good, the Bad & the Profitable: En studie om kontroversiella och hållbara företags prestation på börsen2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Kontroversiella företag är företag verksamma i branscher som anses skada samhället och individer. Det kan därför vara motsägelsefullt för dessa att vara socialt ansvarsfulla som företag och kan även påstås vara omöjligt att vara socialt hållbar. Det finns även socialt hållbara företag och studier som visar att deras socialt hållbara arbete leder till ökat företags värde, samtidigt finns det studier som visar att kontroversiella företag ger en abnormt högre avkastning.

    Syfte: Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka ifall det finns ett samband mellan högt rankade hållbara företag och högre avkastning. Detta för att ta reda på ifall hållbara företagens CSR – arbete har en påverkan på avkastningen.

    Metod: Denna studie använder sig av en kvantitativ metod där sambandet mellan avkastning och hållbarhet undersöks. Hållbarheten bestäms genom Folksams index för hållbara företag och en regressionsanalys görs över åren 2009–2013.

    Slutsats: Slutsatsen i denna studie är att kontroversiella företag presterar bättre än hållbara företag.

  • Karlsson, Natalia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Mathematics Teaching.
    Kilborn, Wiggo
    Det räcker om de förstår den: En studie av lärares och elevers uppfattningar om multiplikation och multiplikationstabellen2018 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    För att bygga upp en matematikundervisning som utgår från aktuell forskning och skolans behov, krävs en hållbar lärarutbildning. Eftersom lärarutbildningen måste utgå från studenternas aktuella kunskaper i matematik, blir en central fråga hur de tillägnat sig sina kunskaper och uppfattningar. Mot denna bakgrund har vi genomfört en studie med fokus på multiplikation och dess invers division. Studien har i huvudsak genomförts i årskurserna 3 och 5.

    Studien visar att undervisningen om multiplikation i årskurs 3 enbart handlar om upprepad addition. Undervisningen om multiplikationstabellen handlar inte om mönster i multiplikationstabellen utan enbart om att göra så kallade ”hopp” i tabellen. Detta gör det svårt för eleverna att senare förstå begrepp och mönster som är grundläggande för att kunna generalisera sina kunskaper till nya talområden och för att förstå den grundläggande algebran. Vi menar, att detta leder till problem som vi under senare år kunnat iaktta bland våra lärarstudenter.

  • Tehranchi, Helia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Dawli, George
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Manliga och Kvinnliga Riskkapitalister! Finns det skillnader?2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate which factors affect male and female Venture Capitalists. Furthermore, this study aims to provide support for venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and interested researchers seeking greater knowledge about venture capitalist’s investment process. The aim of this research is to be able to orient these individuals in their future investment choices and to have a starting point to reflect on before making their decisions. This study is based on both primary and secondary data. Secondary data have been applied in the form of previous studies and research on risk capitalists, to compile research carried out on the subject and facilitate future research. The theoretical reference framework consists of factors that influence risk capitalists investment decisions, risk and elimination with the account of differences between female and male venture capitalists in investment decisions. Since this study studies deeper knowledge in a process, a qualitative method has been applied in the form of eight semi structured interviews with eight venture capitalists located in Stockholm. The result shows some resemblance to previous research, but there are other variables that were not previously investigated.

  • Carlqvist, Cecilia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    M. Harbi, Ugbaad
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Mångfald vs. Enfald: En kvalitativ studie om hur och varför svenska advokatbyråer arbetar för en lyckad mångfaldsrekrytering2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats undersöker hur och varför byråerna hanterar etnisk mångfald samt hur organisationens kultur påverkar det framtida mångfaldsarbetet. Studiens resultat visar på att samtliga respondenter från advokatbyråerna har liknande mångfaldsarbete med små avvikelser. I branschen arbetar företagen aktivt med mångfald genom utbildningar för både anställda, klienter och mentorskapsprogram för ungdomar. De främsta motiven bakom mångfaldssatsningarna är baserade på ekonomisk vinning vilket uttrycks i form av konkurrensfördelar, intressenters efterfrågan och attraktivare arbetsgivare. Kulturen på byråerna varierar mellan konservativ, öppen och elitiskt och då arbetskraften är homogen är det till nackdel för den etniska mångfalden då medarbetare ofta anpassar sig till normer. Förändringar sker långsamt inom byråerna och på samma sätt kommer mångfaldsarbetet att ta tid. Ingen av byråernas årsredovisning har konkreta mål för en ökad etnisk mångfald.

  • Strandbrink, Peter
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Nostalgia and shrinkage: Philosophy and culture under post-postmodern conditions2018In: Educational Philosophy and Theory, ISSN 0013-1857, E-ISSN 1469-5812, Vol. 50, no 14, p. 1407-1408Article in journal (Refereed)
  • Tenor, Carina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Hyperlocal News And Media Accountability2018In: Digital Journalism, ISSN 2167-0811, E-ISSN 2167-082X, Vol. 6, no 8, p. 1064-1077Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates how hyperlocal entrepreneurs interpret and undertake the role of accountable journalism, but it still acknowledges the many roles hyperlocal news may hold in a local community. The analysis is built on the approaches within this group toward (1) business and (2) journalism. The findings suggest that the focus of (A) nonprofit/nonprofessional could be to mirror community events, often as a “positive” counter-image. Within (B) nonprofit/professional, interrogative reporting could be viewed as a contribution to the common good. Niches of news alerts and partnership content are found within (C) for-profit/nonprofessional, while a full news standard is the (struggling) ambition within (D) for-profit/professional. The argument can be made that a deeper understanding of how media accountability can be addressed and/or promoted in this diverse sector of scarce resources is a vital question for policymakers, educational institutions and the public–as well as for the future of local journalism.

  • Ekborg, Malin
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Ett metallskrin från 1500-talet: En studie kring proveniens och ikonografi2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this essay is to describe, analyze and interpret a Renaissance casket. The provenience is not very clear. A great part of my investigation is therefore focused on the task to find more information about the origin of this item. The casket has been given a date, 1590 and a master of origin, a goldsmith from Hamburg in the north of Germany. I haven't been able to confirm that information. Even though the matter of my concern is a unique piece of artwork, caskets in general, during the period of my interest are not particularly uncommon. During my work period I was lucky enough to find information that suggests a totally different German goldsmith, a fact that made the research even more exciting. It has broaden the field of investigation to incorporate even Nürnberg, in the south of Germany. Typical styles of the regions have therefore been a part of this investigation. Also the fact that German goldsmiths where contracted by The Swedish Royal Court.

  • Liliedahl, Lotta
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Ring 112: En essä om auktoritet och frihet som förutsättningar för utbildning och bildning i gymnasieskolan2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As a high school teacher I took to authoritarian methods in order to give students education and ultimately formation. It was an original force that made me react to chaos and harassment in classroom. In the essay, I examine my own reactions and frustrations in my efforts to create endurable and friendlier environment in class. The discussion is about authority and freedom and to what extent it is reasonable to use authoritarian methods to facilitate for students to reach potential freedom. The conclusion is that methods that can be described as authoritarian are not consistent with modern education, but teachers have to get means and resources to meet all pupils. An other conclusion is that we have to change perspective from the individual teacher to an overall discussion on authority and freedom in high school education.

  • Kella, Elizabeth
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Matrophobia and Uncanny Kinship: Eva Hoffman’s The Secret2018In: Humanities, ISSN 2076-0787, Vol. 7, no 4, article id 122Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Eva Hoffman, known primarily for her autobiography of exile, Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989), is also the author of a work of Gothic science fiction, set in the future. The Secret: A Fable for our Time (2001) is narrated by a human clone, whose discovery that she is the “monstrous” cloned offspring of a single mother emerges with growing discomfort at the uncanny similarities and tight bonds between her and her mother. This article places Hoffman’s use of the uncanny in relation to her understanding of Holocaust history and the condition of the postmemory generation. Relying on Freud’s definition of the uncanny as being “both very alien and deeply familiar,” she insists that “the second generation has grown up with the uncanny.” In The Secret, growing up with the uncanny leads to matrophobia, a strong dread of becoming one’s mother. This article draws on theoretical work by Adrienne Rich and Deborah D. Rogers to argue that the novel brings to “the matrophobic Gothic” specific insights into the uncanniness of second-generation experiences of kinship, particularly kinship between survivor mothers and their daughters.

  • Gustavsson, Elin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Mahdy, Mady
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Basket som integrationsverktyg i socioekonomiskt utsatta områden: En kvalitativ undersökning om ideella organisationers arbete för att främja integration2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In recent times, sport's responsibility has grown beyond being only Sweden's largest people movement and activating people. Now sport is also expected to contribute to crime prevention and prevent other social problems. Using sport as a method and a kind of gear has in turn given sport other challenges. By using institutional theory, the study wants to highlight the working practices in which nonprofit organizations use in their own associations as well as with other organizations, to promote integration. The study is aimed at basketball associations in socio- economically vulnerable areas. To investigate this, a main issue was formulated and to answer it, two questions were formulated as an aid. An unstructured group interview was conducted consisting of four (4) respondents with different positions and active in sports in the socio- economically vulnerable areas. Four (4) semistructured interviews were also conducted with sports leaders in the basketball associations in the same areas. The results showed that cooperation between the association, school, the Swedish Basketball Federation, the municipality and the district is of utmost importance in the work of integration and other social problems. Different types of projects are also a common practice. The basketball associations generally have the same working practices with the organizations in the surrounding area with certain exceptions that occur within their own associations.

  • Bolin, Hans
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Archaeology.
    Irskog, Siiri
    McWilliams, Anna
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Archaeology. Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, MARIS (Maritime Archaeological Research Institute).
    Lärarhandledning för SFI-undervisning i kulturmiljöer2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna lärarhandledning har tagits fram som del av forskningsprojektet Kulturmiljörelaterad SFI, ett samarbete mellan Södertörns högskola, Blekinge museum och Stockholms stad.

    Handledningen vänder sig till SFI-lärare som vill lägga en del av sin undervisning utomhus i relation till den närliggande kultur- och naturmiljön. Här presenteras exempel på utomhusundervisning som på ett enkelt sätt kombinerar språkinlärning med omvärldskunskaper.

  • Berggren, Oliver
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Uggla Fredriksson, Jakob
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Kvinnligt ledarskap i en mansdominerad bransch: Anställdas uppfattningar av sina kvinnliga chefer2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    According to previous research there is no doubt about the existence of genderrole stereotypes. These stereotypes have been described as an obstacle for women to reach management positions largely because the stereotypes assigned to women are not deemed as leader characteristics. This study aims to examine how women who have reached these positions actually lead to explore the possibility to lead with stereotypical female attributes. This is examined by interviewing eight employees in the male dominated construction industry and more specific the construction company NCC. The employees were asked questions to describe their female managers. The study shows that the majority of the examined managers primarily display characteristics typically assigned to women.

  • Svenonius, Ola
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Björklund, Fredrika
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
    Surveillance from a Post-Communist Perspective2018In: Surveillance & Society, ISSN 1477-7487, E-ISSN 1477-7487, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 269-276Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This special issue is the result of a research initiative that began in 2013, just before the annexation of Crimea by Russia. We, the guest editors, together with Pawel Waszkiewicz at the University in Warsaw, wanted to fill a gap in research on surveillance, which had at that time not yet addressed post-communist societies to any great extent. Today the situation is slightly different, but the need for further research is still pressing. It is therefore with great pleasure that we present a collection of five research articles by both senior and early-stage researchers, as well as a postscript by Professor Emeritus Maria Los, who is one of the few researchers who has written extensively on surveillance-related issues from a post-communist perspective. Below we introduce the special issue with a conceptual overview of post-communist research and its connections to surveillance studies.

  • Seits, Irina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Architectures of Life-Building in the Twentieth Century: Russia, Germany, Sweden2018Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The modernist concept of life-building as an architectural method for improving the conditions of everyday life originated in Europe during the 1920s. This book explores three modes of functionalism by way of a comparative analysis of both the theoretical discourses and architectural practices associated with functionalism in Russia, Germany, and Sweden. These three countries made significant contributions to the application of functionalism within mass housing construction, the overarching purpose of which was to transform the traditional home into a rational living space.

    This study provides both close readings of foundational modernist texts as well as an empirical study of the avant-garde heritage in Russia, Germany, and Sweden. As a special case study, a visual analysis of IKEA catalogues is presented, the purpose of which is to provide an illustrated history of modernist aesthetics within mass-produced living spaces, from the era of functionalism up to the present day.