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  • 301. Braun, Mats
    et al.
    Gromilova, Anna
    Avdic, Adisa
    Grabovac, Anja
    Ozel Volfova, Gabriela
    The Diffusion of EU Norms: The Challenge of the Domestic Context2016Book (Refereed)
  • 302. Braun, Mats
    et al.
    Karlas, Jan
    Evropská integrace hlavním tématem českého oboru mezinárodních vztahů2016In: Mezinárodní vztahy, ISSN 0323-1844, Vol. 51, no 1, p. 56-67Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 303.
    Brock, Maria
    et al.
    University of London, London, United Kingdom.
    Truscott, R.
    University of Fort Hare, East London, South Africa.
    "What's the difference between a melancholic apartheid moustache and a nostalgic GDR telephone?"2012In: Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, ISSN 1078-1919, E-ISSN 1532-7949, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 318-328Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Both nostalgia and melancholia have been portrayed as psychological inabilities or refusals to mourn, coming to denote a common failure to having adapted to situations of social and political change. Both concepts have been used to either condemn the conditions they diagnose, or, alternatively, to hail them for their emancipatory potential. In this regard, both nostalgia and melancholia have been used effectively, separately and alongside one another, as instruments for political critique. However, with this mutual opposition to mourning, melancholia and nostalgia have also been used in ways that make them almost interchangeable. In the absence of a detailed and direct comparison of these two concepts, this article explores the differences and overlaps between melancholia and nostalgia, as well as the different kinds of analyses of posttransition societies they enable. This is achieved through the juxtaposition of a particular regularity in post-apartheid South African popular culture, Afrikaner self-parody, which is characterized as melancholic, with what has frequently been called Ostalgie, nostalgia for the former German Democratic Republic.

  • 304.
    Brockwell, Erik
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    Elofsson, Katarina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
    The role of water quality for local environmental policy implementation2019In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The objective of this study is to examine the role of surface water quality for the decisions by Swedish municipalities to adopt environmental targets and action plans, as well as allocating these decisions to a responsible authority. To this end, we assess how environmental, socioeconomic, and political factors, as well as the availability of environmental expertise, affect these municipal decisions. Questionnaire data from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, in combination with environmental monitoring data and official statistics, are used for the econometric analysis. Results show that: (i) municipalities with bad water quality, greater coastal length, and higher income are more inclined to adopt local policies; (ii) collaboration with interest groups increases the likelihood of adopting local policies; and (iii) municipalities with high Center Party representation tend to set responsibility for environmental policy with the municipal council board.

  • 305.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Svenska Akademiens Nobelbibliotek.
    Adult basic education in Yugoslavia1983In: Adult basic education / [ed] Ronald J. South, Amersfoort: EBAE , 1983, p. 137-144Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 306.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Uppsala universitet, Pedagogiska institutionen.
    Adult Education and (Dis)integration Processes in Yugoslavia1985Book (Other academic)
  • 307.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library.
    Democracy building and adult education: A case of Russia2002In: Die Zukunft des lebenslangen Lernens / [ed] Paape, Björn & Pütz, Karl, Frankfurt am Main: Lang , 2002, p. 317-330Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 308.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Stockholm University, Institute of International Education.
    Education and Multi-Cultural Societies: The Case of Yugoslavia1985Report (Other academic)
  • 309.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library.
    From ’Parallel Society’ to Civil Society: Surfacing from authoritarianism2004In: Japanese Adult and Continuing Education Journal, ISSN 1343-3210, Vol. 6, no SpecialIssue, p. 5-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    De Tocqueville' tripartite structure (state - political society - civil society) could not be found in societies governed by authoritarian communist regimes in the twentieth century. Citizens of “a partocratic and mythocratic state that embraced every walk of life” had yet to find their place. The concept of the ‘parallel society’ was outlined by the Czech philosopher Václav Benda in late 1970s. He maintained that even a gentle form of opposition could, in due time, undermine the communist regime's omnipotent control over society. The goal of the parallel polis was “taking over… every space that state power has temporarily abandoned or which it has never occurred to it to occupy in the first place”. The institutions of a parallel society were to undertake long-lasting work for the building of democracy, rather than plan for any immediate mobilization against authoritarian regimes. The already existing elements of civil society challenged state institutions at the grass-roots' level. It required quite an extensive amount of work and much effort to cope with a multitude of different tasks. A parallel society needed specialists able to compose curricula and syllabi for underground educational courses; people competent in printing technology to publish hundreds of illegal journals and books as well as those who were committed enough to risk their freedom in order to distribute illegal publications; others who provided refuge or help for the persecuted, who acted as hosts to printing houses or offered their apartments for classes, courses and public lectures. All this led to the building up of various communities of citizens which although limited in terms of their numbers, were nevertheless very committed, and which took the lead in public opinion formation

  • 310.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Instytut Polityki Naukowej i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego, Warszawa.
    Główne kierunki rozwoju uniwersytetów i ich rola jako centrów naukowo-metodologicznych w doskonaleniu szkolnictwa wyższego: Tezy1981Report (Other academic)
  • 311.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Instytut Polityki Naukowej i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego, Warszawa.
    Kształcenie  ustawiczne i studia dla pracujących: Raport z badań1980Report (Other academic)
  • 312.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Policies Analysis – Polish country report2007Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Polish policy regarding adult education for democratic citizenship (EDC) is still to be formulated. Based on an extensive study of various documents, coupled with strong public utterances from leading politicians, one can only conclude that in Poland there exists no coherent EDC policy. While there is a growing number of official documents stating the importance of strengthening civil society, educational provisions for adults that would directly address issues of EDC are still to be designed and implemented

  • 313.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Instytut Polityki Naukowej i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego, Warszawa.
    Próby modernizacji studiów dla pracujących: Przegląd dokonań zagranicznych i polskich1977Report (Other academic)
  • 314.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Instytut Polityki Naukowej i Szkolnictwa Wyzszego, Warszawa.
    Szkolnictwo wyższe a kształcenie ustawiczne: Diagnoza i prognoza1978Report (Other academic)
  • 315.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Svenska Akademiens Nobelbibliotek.
    The role of adult education in a democratic society1995In: Adult Education & Democracy / [ed] [Larissa Jögi], Tallinn: Tallinn Pedagogical University , 1995, p. 107-130Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 316.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    Svenska Akademiens Nobelbibliotek.
    Utracona tożsamość: Zmierzch edukacji dorosłych w Jugosławii1992In: Oświata dorosłych jako ruch społeczny / [ed] Ferenz Krystyna, Wrocław: Wyd. UWr , 1992, p. 123-140Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 317.
    Bron Jr, Michal
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library.
    Wildemeersch, DannyStroobants, Verle
    Active Citizenship and Multiple Identities in Europe: A learning outlook2005Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 318.
    Bron Jr, Michał
    Södertörn University, Södertörn University Library.
    Remedy for apathy?: The role of NGOs in activating citizens in today's Russia2005In: Active Citizenship and Multiple Identities in Europe.: A learning outlook / [ed] Danny Wildemeersch, Veerle Stroobants, Michal Bron Jr, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , 2005, p. 279-296Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This text stems from my research interest in the origins, the development and the conditions of civil society in Russia. One of the phenomena under study was the extent to which Russia’s citizens are interested in actively participating in social and political life of their country, region and local community. As a result, the notion of apathy surfaced from a number of research projects carried out by other scholars in Russia. Another phenomenon, that appeared to be of great concern to many observers, was that of Western assistance. The state authorities, as well as NGO leaders and the general public were taking very different and changing attitudes towards the presence and work of foreign donors

  • 319.
    Brömdal, Annette
    Södertörn University College, School of Social Sciences.
    Intersex - A Challenge for Human Rights and Citizenship Rights2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this dissertation is to study the Intersex phenomenon in South Africa, meaning the interplay between the dual sex and gender norms in society. Hence, the treatment by some medical institutions and the view of some non-medical institutions upon this ‘treatment’, have been studied in relation to the Intersex infant’s human rights and citizenship rights. The thesis has moreover also investigated how young Intersex children are included/excluded and mentioned/not mentioned within South Africa’s legal system and within UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    Furthermore, because Intersex children are viewed as ‘different’ on two accounts – their status as infants and born with an atypical congenital physical sexual differentiation, the thesis’ theoretical framework looks at the phenomenon from three perspectives – ‘the politics of difference’, human rights, and citizenship rights directed towards infants. The theoretical frameworks have been used to ask questions in relation to the empirical data, i.e. look at how the Intersex infants are ‘treated’ in relation to their status as ‘different’; and also in relation to the concept of being recognized, respected and allowed to partake in deciding whether to impose surgery or not. Moreover, what ‘treatment’ serves the best interest of the Intersex child? This has been done through semi structured interviews.

    In conclusion, some of the dissertation’s most important features are that since the South African society, like many other societies, strongly live by the belief that there are only two sexes and genders, this implies that Intersex infants do not fit in and become walking pathologies who must be ‘fixed’ to become ‘normal’. Moreover, since most genital corrective surgeries are imposed without being medically or surgically necessary, and are generally imposed before the age of consent (18), the children concerned, are generally not asked for their opinion regarding the surgery. Lastly because early corrective surgery can have devastating life lasting consequences, this ultimately means that the child’s human rights and citizenship rights are of a concern. These conclusions do however not ignore the consequences one has to endure for the price of being ‘different’.

  • 320. Bröms, Peter
    et al.
    Eriksson, Johan
    Svensson, Bo
    Reconstructing Survival: Evolving Perspectives on Euro-Arctic Politics1994Book (Other academic)
  • 321.
    Capra, Yves
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Formation of Threat Image and Identity Building in Latvia during the pre- and post-Accession Period to the EU and NATO2007Student paper second term, 15 points / 22,5 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis, I explore if Latvia has experienced, during the last ten years, a change in identity and threat perception that could allow for the building of a “cooperative security community” in Northern Europe. Recent constructivist researches contend that such change is in progress in neighboring Estonia. This research, performed through a discourse analysis of political elite’s speeches, reveals the presence – explained by the concept of interim inconsequentiality - of two opposite identity/security discourses. I link the first, inclusive, discourse to Latvia’s Western socialization, but not to a change in identity, as I contend that both threat images and identity have been instrumentalized for the sake of the accession strategy. As for the second, exclusionary, discourse that shows a persistent distrust of both Russia and the ethnic Russian minorities, and is the more prevalent in terms of political behavior, I link it to Latvia’s identity as a small ethnic nation vulnerable to external pressures - an identity strengthened during the period by Russia’s behavior. I verify this thesis by exposing the exclusionary discourse’s salience on the EU integration issue. I conclude that the period of reference, far from resolving the security dilemma, has, on the contrary, reinforced it.

  • 322.
    Carlbäck, Helene
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    [Review of] Suvi Salmenniemi: Democratization and Gender in Contemporary Russia2009In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869, Vol. 52, no 3, p. 297-299Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article reviews the book "Democratization and Gender in Contemporary Russia," by Suvi Salmenniemi.

  • 323.
    Carlsson, Nina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Navigating Two Languages: Immigrant Integration Policies in Bilingual Finland2017In: Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, ISSN 1617-5247, E-ISSN 1617-5247, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 41-66Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Immigration into states with historical linguistic minorities creates the dilemma of which language newly arrived immigrants should learn in the state-provided integration programmes. Research has shown how territorially concentrated historical minorities have used immigrants to favour their own nation-building projects. While these minorities to some extent operate like a majority within their federal state or province, this paper explores how constitutionally bilingual Finland, having a Swedish-speaking non-territorial minority with the same linguistic rights as the majority, governs immigrant integration. It investigates the implications of the strong legal and weak societal status of Swedish for immigrant integration by connecting scholarship on liberal multiculturalism and integration in multilingual states to laws, reports and interviews on integration in Swedish-speaking Finland. It shows tensions between Finland-Swedish integration aspirations and state level policies promoting a majority-monolingual integration. Unlike minorities with federal protection, the non-territorial Swedish-speaking minority largely relies on the voluntary choice of immigrants to choose Swedish as their language of integration. Structural obstacles, however, hinder this choice in bilingual regions, having resulted in political debates and actions. This article bridges research on Finnish multiculturalism and research on integration policy in contexts where historical minorities are present by introducing a non-territorial, formerly dominant minority to the research field.

  • 324.
    Carneiro, Thiago Lopes
    et al.
    Universidade de Brasília.
    Torres, Cláudio Vaz
    Universidade de Brasília.
    Ekman, Joakim
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Political Participation in Brazil and Sweden: The Role of Stereotypes and Contagion2016In: Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa, ISSN 0102-3772, E-ISSN 1806-3446, Vol. 32, p. -10, article id e32ne223Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study assessed the influence of Stereotypes about Parliamentarians and Behavioral Contagion on Political Participation, comparing two countries: Brazil and Sweden. Stereotypes were admitted to be useful to tell parliamentarians' groups apart and predict their behavior. Behavioral Contagion was investigated as a possible catalyst of political action. Online questionnaires were administered to 984 Brazilians (37.4% women) and 879 Swedes (46.5% women). Structural Equation Modeling assessed relationships among variables. Behavioral Contagion played a pivotal role on predicting political engagement. Stereotypes predicted participation where they challenged commonsense: Brazilians usually cannot tell the difference among politicians, then those Brazilians who could were more politically engaged; in Sweden, the factor "corruption" predicts non-institutional types of Participation.

  • 325.
    Castillo, Daniel
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Arbete för alla: Att skapa långsiktiga möjligheter i arbetslivet för personer med funktionsnedsättningar2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    För personer med funktionsnedsättningar är chanserna att få och behålla en anställning betydligt sämre än för befolkningen i allmänhet.

    Under 2015 initierade Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting ett nätverk av kommuner som tillsammans har arbetat för att utveckla och organisera lokala projekt i syfte att förbättra förutsättningarna på arbetsmarknaden för personer med funktionsnedsättningar. Samtidigt har satsningen syftat till att förbättra möjligheterna till framtida kompetensförsörjning inom välfärdens organisationer, ett rekryteringsbehov som kommit att bli en allt viktigare fråga på senare år. I denna rapport har utvecklingsarbetet följts i fyra kommuner som deltagit i nätverket.

  • 326.
    Castillo, Daniel
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Bland mutor och monopol: Marknadsreformer och korruption i det statliga Systembolaget2014In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 116, no 3, p. 293-320Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 327.
    Castillo, Daniel
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Dela på jobben: En studie av "kompletterande arbetsliv" som arbetsmarknadsmodell2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Kan stressen i arbetslivet dämpas och arbetslösheten minskas genom att vi delar på jobben? Inom ett projekt i Västra Götalandsregionen har långtidsarbetslösa anställts för att utföra enklare arbetsuppgifter inom kommunal verksamhet. Syftet är att stödja och avlasta den kvalificerade personalen och samtidigt vidga arbetsmarknaden för att fler skall få ett arbete.

    Med start 2014 har Daniel Castillo genomfört en följeforskningsstudie av utvecklingsarbetet med projektet. Syftet är att ge en bild av hur modellens initieringsfas fungerat, beskriva de frågor och problem som hanterats under processens gång samt att undersöka det konkreta arbetet med att införa särskilda tjänster som kan avlasta den ordinarie personalen.

    Studien visar att den tillförda arbetskraften varit ett välkommet stöd på arbetsplatserna, samtidigt som det i praktiken varit svårt att införa tjänster som är tydligt avgränsade från den ordinarie personalens arbetsuppgifter.

    Daniel Castillo är fil. dr i sociologi och verksam vid Förvaltningsakademin, Södertörns högskola.

  • 328.
    Castillo, Daniel
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration. Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Institute of Contemporary History.
    Ängsliga byråkrater eller professionella pragmatiker?: Administrativa effekter av statens indirekta styrning av kommunerna2019Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Rapportens syfte är att undersöka och diskutera vilka administrativa effekter den indirekta statliga styrningen ger i den kommunala verksamheten. Kommunernas verksamheter styrs av en mängd olika styrsignaler, där styrningen sker i form av direkt, indirekt och efterhandsstyrning. Statliga myndigheter har i detta en roll som uttolkare, översättare och förmedlare av styrning. Studien visar att den komplexa styrbilden, mängden aktörer som är involverade i den indirekta styrningen, hörsammandet av efterhandsstyrningen och dominansen av ängsliga byråkrater och duktiga administratörer tillsammans bidrar till en överproduktion av administration inom skola, förskola och primärvård.

  • 329.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, Institute of Contemporary History.
    Att låtsas som inget hänt: EU-medlemsskapet och den svenska statsförvaltningen2009In: Internationella Studier, ISSN 0020-952X, no 2, p. 100-106Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 330.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, Institute of Contemporary History.
    EUs sysselsättningsstrategi, ett tvingande nätverk2009In: Samhällsstyrning i förändring / [ed] Jon Pierre & Göran Sundström, Stockholm: Liber, 2009, p. 202-224Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 331.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms unviersitet.
    Stockholm i EU: fragmentering, nätverk och regional storstadsidentitet2013In: Du sköna nya stad: privatisering, miljö och EU i Storstockholmspolitiken / [ed] Torbjörn Nilsson, Stockholm: Stockholmia förlag, 2013, p. 209-240Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 332.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Svenska tjänstemän i Bryssel2013In: I det offentligas tjänst: nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen / [ed] Åsa Casual Vifell, Anders Ivarsson Westerberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013, p. 109-130Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 333.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History.
    WTO and the environmental movement: on the path to participatory governance2010In: Transnational actors in global governance: Patterns, Explanations and Implications / [ed] Christer Jönsson, Jonas Tallberg, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, p. 110-133Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 334.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Förvaltningen och dess folk2013In: I det offentligas tjänst: nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen / [ed] Åsa Casual Vifell, Anders Ivarsson Westerberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013, p. 15-33Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 335.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, AndersSödertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    I det offentligas tjänst: Nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 336.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholms universitet.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Tjänsteman i en förvalting i förändring2013In: I det offentligas tjänst: nya förutsättningar för tjänstemannarollen / [ed] Åsa Casual Vifell, Anders Ivarsson Westerberg, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2013, p. 9-13Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 337.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History.
    Sjögren, Ebba
    Governing by supervision: The EU Commission's SOLVIT-centers as juridified internal market watchdogs. The Case of Sweden2010Report (Other academic)
  • 338.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History.
    Sjögren, Ebba
    More Knowledge, Better Government?: Consequences of Knowledge-Based Decision Making in Swedish Pharmaceutical Benefits2011In: Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, ISSN 0952-1895, E-ISSN 1468-0491, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 85-110Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using an example from the health-care sector, we illustrate consequences of implementing knowledge-based decision making relating to the exercise of political control. The Swedish Pharmaceutical Benefits Board decides the subsidization status of prescription pharmaceuticals. Building on a study of the agency's work, we explore the effects of institutional arrangements stemming from rationalistic demands for knowledgeable and justifiable outcomes related to political structures for control. Knowledge about the medical and economic effects of pharmaceuticals is routinely ambiguous. This makes it necessary to negotiate "decision-able" knowledge rather than to merely collect it. This touches on matters of broader political consequence, which the formal model for governing the administration does not take into account. This masks decisions as neutral administrative choices. A further conclusion concerns the lack of mechanisms for repoliticizing politically salient issues that have been delegated to administrative bodies.

  • 339.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Stockholm University.
    Sjögren, Ebba
    Stockholm School of Economics .
    The Legal Mind of the Internal Market: A Governmentality Perspective on the Judicialization of Monitoring Practices2014In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 52, no 3, p. 461-478Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this article is to contribute to the understanding of the broader effects of monitoring practices in the European Union. The empirical setting is Solvit, a Commission-initiated network tasked with informal resolution of misapplications of internal market directives by national authorities. All Member States must operate a Solvit centre within their administrations. Using a governmentality approach, the article investigates the normative underpinnings of the technologies deployed by Solvit and the experts which operate them. A survey study of the Solvit network shows the development of an EU identity and a cognitive judicialization which contributes to a depoliticization of issues. This allows Solvit to expand its remit from ex post monitoring to ex ante regulation. While a governance instrument can be designed for a delimited task, a governmentality approach highlights more general mechanisms by which such an instrument's influence and reach may be extended beyond its modest appearances.

  • 340.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History.
    Sundström, Göran
    "Loin des yeux, loin du coeur": Recrutement et trajectoires des fonctionnaires suédois dans l'Union européenne2010In: La fabrique des "Européens": Processus de socialisation et construction européenne / [ed] Hélène Michel, Cécile Robert, Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 341.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History.
    Sundström, Göran
    'Out of sight – out of mind': EU-recruitment of Swedish Civil Servants2010Report (Other academic)
  • 342.
    Casula Vifell, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Institute of Contemporary History. Stockholm University.
    Thedvall, Renita
    Stockholm University.
    Organizing for social sustainability: governance through bureaucratization in meta-organizations2012In: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, ISSN 1548-7733, E-ISSN 1548-7733, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 50-58Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The difficulties nation states face when attempting to use traditional legal means to cope with transnational phenomena such as environmental degradation, international labor conditions, and global trade have created an opportunity for the emergence of new types of regulations. These rules are often issued by organizations that produce voluntary measures such as standards and action plans to influence the behavior of individuals and institutions. These are in many cases meta-organizations that have other organizations rather than individuals as members. They are important links in the process of creating and diffusing dominant definitions in the "ideoscape" of influential policy concepts such as sustainable development. This article explores how two meta-organizations, Fairtrade International (FLO) and Organic Forum, shape the concepts of fair trade and organic food by providing ideas and content to the ideoscape of sustainable development. We argue that this process takes place by governance through bureaucrati-zation in which fair trade and organic food become formalized, precisely defined, and made visible. This in turn determines how-or even if-the social dimension of sustainability can be made into policy. Furthermore, we find explanations in these processes as to why the social dimension of sustainability tends to be the most underdeveloped. We conclude that bureaucratization is also a form of politics, although not one that is as easily recognizable as an open power struggle. © 2012 Casula Vifell & Thedvall.

  • 343.
    Cerda, Salvador
    Södertörn University College, School of Social Sciences.
    Europas gräns under en säkerhetspolitisk förändring?: En fallstudie om säkerhetspolitiken vid den europeiska gränsen mellan 2007 och 2010 samt en prövning av Köpenhamnsskolans säkerhetiseringsteori2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the essay is both to bring forward the threats images, sectors, actors and referents that can be found at the European border between 2007-2010 and to explore whether they change during this period. Furthermore, the essay also intends to review the Copenhagen School’s theory of securitization. The analysis of the essay will be done on the European commission’s “Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges”, a rapport that focus on the European border and its enlargement. The frame of analysis will be the Copenhagen School’s theory of Securitization with the acknowledgement of the critic brought forward by Johan Eriksson and Thierry Balzacq.

    The Copenhagen school brings forward with their theory, the importance of the discourse of security and thus presents actors and referents which are involved in the process. They also include different sectors in which the different threats images may appear. All of this will be crucial for my examination of the theory as a hole. Furthermore, the essay will modify its methodology to include some of the critic. The purpose is to test if the theory can give a satisfying view of the threat images, sectors, actors and referents at the European border, with a qualitative and a quantitative method.

    In conclusion, the essay found that the securitization actor during the period between 2007-2010 was the commission itself and the reference object was EU and indirect its members states. The functional actors was the organization PKK and the UN, who with their actions changes the security dynamic in the region. Furthermore, the threat images that was constantly present in the rapports, was organized crime which was consistent with the result that the most found sector was the military sector. These results can be linked to the work of Peter Andreas who argues that the American and European border have shifted from a military tasks to policing tasks. This task change is something that also can be related to Johan Eriksson’s work regarding the change of task in the Swedish security. My final conclusion is that the Securitization theory most be seen as a framework for analyses. Further discussions are need regarding the theories concepts. I notice there are three fundamental discussions that need to be focused on; the focus on the securitized threats images, the lack of including the context and the focus on the speech act.

  • 344.
    Chatti, Nedja
    Södertörn University College.
    Women’s Empowerment: A case study of the Westsaharian women’s empowered democratic citizenship in the Westsaharian refugee camps.2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Westsaharian women are a civic group that during their soon to be thirty years as refugees in the Westsaharian camps in south western Algeria have become empowered as citizens and advanced strongly in political representation. In theory, empowerment of women’s democratic citizenship has been described as a complex phenomenon. To gain an understanding about this in this study, I have described the women’s perceived access to resources and attitudes, and in what way these factors play a role for their active citizenship. This has been done by the use of Axel Hadenius’ theory about the democratic citizenship and Jo Rowlands’ theory about which resources that are to be considered as essential for women’s empowerment. To be able to perform the study, a case study was performed in the Westsaharian refugee camps during April-May 2004, followed up by a second during October-November 2004.

    The study shows that there are resources and attitudes within both human and social capital that the women perceive to play a significant role for their active citizenship. These factors make the women take part in societal activities, strive to reach higher political positions, and work for a common civic development as women and as Westsaharian citizens. The result of the study further shows that there are contextual inhibiting and encouraging factors that the women perceive to affect their resources and attitudes that play a significant role for their active citizenship.

  • 345.
    Chen, Fang
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
    Internet and Democracy: A study of the Internet’s influence in a democratization process in China2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The phenomenon of the Internet, instant access to information from all over the world and interacting on social media has become a part of our daily lives. However in China, the media and the Internet is strictly controlled to suppress any opposition, thus limiting and violating the freedom of speech. Some argues that free media promotes democratic values, hence the purpose of this study has been to examine the impact that a free access to information could have on the Chinese society and how the influence of the Internet could impact the Chinese Communist party’s political power.

    The methodology for this study has been a single case study approach, and the collection of empirical data has been conducted by semi-structured interviews with scholars, NGO and government official. The conclusion was that the respondents had shared views on the level of influence that a free access to information on the Internet could have, however it was clearly indicated that it was important for promoting democracy. It was also concluded that the Chinese government has been able to stay in power due to suppression, economic development and to some extent legitimacy. The impact of a free Internet could have on the party’s political power depends on how well the government can convince the population that they politics is still legitimate and effective.

  • 346.
    Choe, Yonhyok
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 1, Political science.
    Cleavage Structure and Party Support in the Baltic States2003In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania / [ed] Elfar Loftsson, Yonhyok Choe, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2003, p. 76-88Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 347.
    Choe, Yonhyok
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 1, Political science.
    Democratic Institutionalisation and teh Electoral System in the Baltic States2003In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania / [ed] Elfar Loftsson, Yonhyok Choe, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2003, p. 32-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 348.
    Choe, Yonhyok
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 1, Political science.
    Elections and Party Systems2003In: Political representation and participation in transitional democracies: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania / [ed] Elfar Loftsson, Yonhyok Choe, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2003, p. 48-61Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 349.
    Choe, Yonhyok
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 1, Political science.
    Social Cleavage and Party Support: A Comparison of Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom2003Report (Other academic)
  • 350.
    Choe, Yonhyok
    Södertörn University, School of Political Science, Economics and Law, Political science.
    The treaty of Nice and its impact on building a Sweden Poland axis within the European Union2003In: Sweden and Poland from a European Perspective: Some Aspects on the Integration Process / [ed] Yonhyok Choe, Björn Hassler, Stanislaw Zyborowicz, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2003, p. 35-61Chapter in book (Other academic)
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