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  • 1.
    Abramsson, Marianne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Andersson, Eva
    Changing locations – Central or peripheral moves of seniors’ residential mobility.2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Increasing shares of elderly in European populations have initiated debates about where and how they will reside. Our main hypothesis is that when moving in this phase of life the most common move would be a move from a suburban location in owner occupation to a more centrally located apartment. This would be in line with the discussion that older people when they retire or the children have moved out want to take part in the culture of city living, such as concerts, theatres and museums in addition to enjoying a more convenient type of housing. This we argue, is the assumed residential pattern during the third age and a possible part of a mobility cycle as described by Rossi (1955). There are qualitative and survey studies pointing to such a residential mobility trend among seniors and increased mobility rates among young seniors have been shown statistically. However, quantitative tests showing a central or suburban destination and type of tenure chosen by the movers are still lacking. The aim of this study was to examine the local geographical mobility and tenure choice of older people. The analysis was made using a register database, Geoswede, comprising the total Swedish population. Moves of the cohorts born in the 1920s, 1930s and the 1940s were followed between 2001 and 2006. Using five distances to the municipal’s population core we concluded that a centralized mobility pattern could be observed among elderly movers in Sweden. The two older cohorts made such moves whereas the majority of the young cohort moved to more peripheral destinations. Also, movers from owner occupation in the cohort born in the 1940s to a larger extent move within owner occupation and make short distance moves. This is further analysed through the use of three case municipalities. Increased knowledge about the mobility rates and residential patterns of the studied cohorts, that constitute two out of nine million people in Sweden, will have an impact on planning issues.

  • 2.
    Abramsson, Marianne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Andersson, Eva
    Dept of Human Geography, Stockholm University, Stockholm.
    Changing Preferences with Ageing – Housing Choices and Housing Plans of Older People2016In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 2016, no 33, p. 217-241, article id 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Planning for the housing situation of an ageing population is one of the challenges of many countries. To increase our understanding of the needs of the ageing population, a nationwide survey stratified on age and municipality type was conducted. Research questions referred to the current housing situation and plans. The aim was to investigate how preferences, location, and/or the type of housing preferred changes with age and if they are housing market dependent. Results of 10-year cohorts show that the most marked change is between the cohort 75–84 years old and the oldest cohort 85+. There is a gradual change over time of moves from large to small housing, from owner-occupation to rented housing. Respondents in the major cities and in the rural or tourism-dependent municipalities are less inclined to move compared to those from other types of municipalities. The study predicts a shortage of rented apartments.

  • 3.
    Abramsson, Marianne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Andersson, Eva
    Housing choices and housing plans of older people2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Planning for the housing situation of an ageing population is one of the challenges of many countries today. In Sweden housing provision is mainly a matter at the municipal level and although the municipalities do not provide housing themselves, they can facilitate for the actors to realise their housing plans and influence the situation in the housing market. In or-der to do this successfully, knowledge about the housing preferences of the different actors is crucial. Most people today remain in ordinary housing all through life. In Sweden only 5 per cent of the population aged 65 and above move to assisted living. This results in greater de-mands on the housing that is available in the ordinary housing market and on the municipali-ties in ascertaining that suitable housing is being provided. In order to increase our under-tanding of the needs and wants of the ageing population, a survey was conducted in 2013 in which the respondents answered questions about their current housing situation and their housing plans for the future. The research questions raised regarded the choice of housing location in relation to the respondents’ current housing, similarly the choice of tenure and housing size and if there are differences in the choices made depending of the age of the indi-vidual and in the type of municipality in which they live. The survey was sent out nation-wide, to 4000 people aged 55 years and older resulting in a response rate at 60,7 per cent (2400 individual), the oldest respondent being 103 years old.

    In this study the housing plans as regard location and housing type were in focus. The aim was to distinguish if there is a time in life when the locations and/or the type of housing the respondents would prefer changes, a tipping point. Preliminary results of 10 year cohorts show that the most frequent the movers are those aged 55-65 and 85 and older, the former mainly moving within the same tenure whereas the latter are more likely to change tenure, into rental housing which is more often located in central areas in the municipality.

  • 4.
    Abramsson, Marianne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Andersson, Eva
    Housing choices and housing plans of older people – in search of a tipping point.2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Planning for the housing situation of an ageing population is one of the challenges of many countries today. In Sweden housing provision is mainly a matter at the municipal level where the municipalities take on the responsibility for facilitating for the different actors to realise their housing plans and for influencing the situation in the housing market. In order to do this successfully, knowledge about the housing preferences of the different actors is crucial. Most people today remain in ordinary housing all through life. In Sweden only 5 per cent of the population aged 65 and above move to assisted living. This results in greater demands on the housing that is available in the ordinary housing market and on the municipalities in ascertaining that suitable housing is being provided. In order to increase our understanding of the needs and wants of the ageing population, a survey named SHIELD, Survey of Housing Intentions among the ELDerly, was conducted in 2013 in which the respondents answered questions about their current housing situation and their housing plans for the future. The research questions raised regarded the choice of tenure and housing size and were stratified on age and municipality type to certify analyses of these variables. The SHIELD-survey was sent out nation-wide, to 4000 people aged 55 years and older resulting in a response rate at 60,7 per cent (2400 individual). In this study the housing preferences as regard housing, housing location and housing type were in focus in relation to age. The aim was to distinguish if there is a time in life when the preferences, locations and/or the type of housing the respondents would prefer changes, a tipping point. Preliminary results of 10 year cohorts show that the most marked change in preferences and behaviour is between the cohort 75-84 years old and the oldest cohort 85+ but it is also evident from the study that there is a gradual change over time, such as moves from large to small housing, from owner occupation to rental housing that begin already between the first two cohorts, 55–64 and 65–74 years old. The survey shows that in general respondents in the major cities and in the rural or tourism-dependent municipalities are less inclined to move compared to respondents from other types of municipalities.

  • 5.
    Abramsson, Marianne
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Andersson, Eva K
    Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, Stockholm.
    Changing locations: Central or peripheral moves of seniors2015In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 30, no 4, p. 535-551Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing proportion of elderly in European populations has prompted debate about where and how they will reside. Our main hypothesis is that when moving in this phase of life the most common move would be one from a suburban location in owner occupation to a more central location. This would be in line with the popular belief that older people, when they retire or when the children have moved out, want to take part in the culture of city living, such as concerts, theatres and museums in addition to enjoying a more convenient type of housing. This, we argue, is the assumed residential pattern during the third age and a possible part of a mobility cycle as described by Rossi (1955). The aim of this study was to examine the local geographical mobility and tenure of older people. The analysis was made using a register database, Geoswede, comprising the total Swedish population. Moves of the cohorts born in the 1920s, 1930s and the 1940s were followed between 2001 and 2006. Using five distances to the municipal population core a centralized mobility pattern could be observed. The two older cohorts made such moves, whereas the majority of the youngest cohort moved to peripheral destinations. From analysis of three case municipalities, it was shown that movers from owner occupation in the cohort born in the 1940s moved within owner occupation to a greater extent and made short distance moves. This type of knowledge will have an impact on planning issues.

  • 6.
    Anderberg, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Western harbor in Malmö2015In: Review 11. Re-inventing planning: examples from the Profession, Rotterdam, Nederländerna: International Society of City and Regional Planners , 2015, Vol. 11, p. 210-227Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    For the last 15 years Västra hamnen (Western Harbor) in Malmö, and Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm have been the major flagships of Swedish international eco-city ambitions. These city development projects are presented both as leading examples of the conversion of former industrial harbor areas and of environmental adaptation of densely built urban environments. Western Harbor is a centrally located former shipyard area which, since the end of the 1990s, has developed into a mixed city area for housing, schools, offices, shops and other workplaces as well as for recreational areas with beaches, parks and yacht harbors. Since its first phase, part of a housing expo in 2001, it has attracted international interest for its dense architecture, bold energy goals based on varied local renewable energy production, household waste systems, green and blue structures, and dialogue processes. By 2031, when the area is completed, it is expected to be the home for 25,000 people and 25,000 workplaces. In 2014, there were 7,300 inhabitants and more than 12,000 work places in Western Harbor, already twice of the work force of the former shipyard at its height.

  • 7.
    Anderberg, Stefan
    et al.
    LUCSUS, Lunds universitets centrum för studier av uthållig samhällsplanering, Lunds universitet.
    Slentø, Erik
    Stof- og energistrømme i bylandskabet: Storkøbenhavns miljøhistorie2009In: Byen i landskabet – Landskabet i byen. / [ed] Sten Engelstoft, Köpenhamn: Geografforlaget , 2009, 1, p. 102-120Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Andersson, Maria
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Department of Geography.
    Stormän, bönder och landbor: - jordägoförhållanden i 1500-talets Kalmar län och på Öland2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I Stormän, bönder och landbor undersöks jordägofördelningen under 1500-talets första hälft i Kalmar län och på Öland. Utifrån kamerala förteckningar från denna tid studeras och beskrivs fördelningen mellan jordnaturerna: skattejord, frälsejord, kronojord, kyrkojord och arv och eget-jord.

    Med detta som utgångspunkt och syfte genomförs uppsatsens undersökning, vilken är tudelad i en kvantitativ och en kvalitativ del. I den första kvantitativa delen undersöks Kalmar län och Ölands härader och socknar beträffande jordägofördelningen under undersökningsperioden. I den andra mer kvalitativa undersökningsdelen presenteras olika förklaringsmodeller till de mönster som framträtt i den första delen.

    Tidigare forskning inom området fungerar som en teoretisk utgångspunkt eller ram för uppsatsen, och då kanske främst för den kvalitativa undersökningsdelen. Resultatet i den kvantitativa, första delen presenteras i 6 olika geografiska områden utifrån de mönster i jordägofördelningen som framträtt. Dessa tolkas därefter med hjälp av de teoretiska utgångspunkterna som inledningsvis redogjorts för. Även lokala faktorer med relevans för sammanhanget vägs in, exempelvis topografi och tidig bebyggelsestruktur i området. Därigenom framkommer uppsatsens kvalitativa resultat i form av ovan nämnda förklaringsmodeller, en för var och ett av de 6 områdena.

    I uppsatsens avslutande del presenteras resultaten från uppsatsen tematiskt utifrån de olika jordnaturerna. Samtidigt ställs uppsatsens resultat i relation med de teoretiska utgångspunkter och den tidigare forskning som finns inom området i en avslutande diskussion. Uppsatsens resultat både bekräftar vissa tidigare formulerade teorier, samtidigt som det motsäger andra teorier. Därför skulle studien kunna fungera som exempel eller på annat sätt styrka eller bestrida den tidigare, men även kommande forskning inom jordägofördelningen under medeltid eller tidigmodern tid.

  • 9.
    Andersson, Peter
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Department of Geography.
    Kulturmiljöer i Vrinneviskogen: En kulturgeografisk studie i ett naturreservat2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats är fokuserad på Vrinneviskogens kulturlämningar och kulturmiljöer. Den omfattar även en kulturgeografisk studie över Vrinneviskogen. Det innebär att det geografiska rummet är koncentrerat till en geografisk yta som omfattar hela nuvarande Vrinneviskogen. Syftet med uppsatsen har varit att inventera och dokumentera  kulturlämningar och kulturmiljöer i undersökningsområdet. Jag att har undersökt områdets kulturmiljöer och orsaken till varför kulturgeografiska värden fortfarande är jämförelsevis okända i utredningar och i skötselplaner. Jag har utfört i undersökningsområdet utfört en fältinventering med både nutida och historiska kartor och med en GPS. Resultatet har sedan blivit digitaliserat till ett GIS-skikt i ett dataprogram.

    Kulturlämningarna och kulturmiljöerna i Vrinneviskogens naturreservat förekommer endast begränsat i skötselplanen över naturreservatet. Det saknades ett tillräckligt underlag och information om områdets kulturmiljöer och kulturlämningar i skötselplanen. Kulturlämningarna och kulturmiljöerna i Vrinneviskogens naturreservat är inte integrerade i skötselplanen, vilket innebär att det historiska landskapet till stora delar förblir okänt och ställt vid sidan av värden för natur och friluftsliv. Fornlämningsregistret innehöll utförlig information om fornlämningar från  bronsåldern och järnåldern i undersökningsområdet. Men fornlämningarna var mest isolerade punkter i landskapet och på kartan. Vrinneviskogens senare historia och kulturmiljöer saknas i till stora delar fornminnesregistret. Det som återstår är ett fragmentariskt kulturlandskap, utan koppling mellan de olika tidperioderna som format 2000-talets landskap i Vrinneviskogen. Vid min fältundersökning hösten och vintern 2009-2010 upptäcktes och registrerades 122 st. nya kulturlämningar. Det historiska kartmaterialet innehöll värdefull information om äldre kulturmiljöer i undersökningsområdet. Genom att studera informationen på häradskartan, de äldre och de yngre ekonomiska kartorna och jämföra den i fält kunde drygt 80 % av ruiner efter torp och backstugor återfinnas i fält.

    Många av de upptäckta kulturlämningarna hade inte registrerats vid tidigare inventeringar, särskilt de många stenbrotten, torplämningarna, stenmurarna och de fossila åkrarna. Fältinventeringen innebar en avsevärd förändrad bild av kulturlämningarna i undersökningsområdet. Min undersökning visa att Vrinneiskogen utgör ett i värdefullt och intressant landskap i centrala Norrköping. Men det finns samtidigt goda förutsättningar att lyfta fram Vrinneviskogens kulturgeografi och kulturmiljöer för olika målgrupper. Något som positivt skulle bidra med detta är att synliggöra kulturhistorien och dess människor som levt i Vrinneviskogen till nya generationer genom särskilda informationstavlor och skyltar i landskapet samt broschyrer och kartor.

  • 10.
    Andersson, Roger
    et al.
    Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University.
    Bråmå, Åsa
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies – CKS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Holmqvist, Emma
    Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University.
    Counteracting Segregation: Swedish Policies and Experiences2010In: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, E-ISSN 1466-1810, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 237-256Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The issue of residential segregation has been on the Swedish political agenda since the early 1970s. This paper analyses the background for this interest, presents some basic features of socio-economic and ethnic residential segregation, and discusses some fundamental contextual properties regarding the Swedish welfare state, its institutional set-up and changes in housing and other policies that have affected the conditions for segregation processes. Three more specific anti-segregation policies are also identified and analysed: housing and social mix policy (first initiated in the 1970s); the refugee dispersal policy (initiated in the 1980s); and the area-based urban policy (initiated in the 1990s). Of these three, the last two have a clear ethnic focus while mix policies primarily aim for socio-economic and demographic mix. The analysis shows that none of the policies have managed to affect levels of segregation more than marginally, the reasons being ineffective implementation (the mix policy), failures in the design (the refugee dispersal policy) or conflicting aims inherent in the policy (area-based interventions).

  • 11.
    Anshelm, Jonas
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Haikola, Simon
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Depoliticization, Repoliticization, and Environmental Concerns: Swedish mining Politics as an Instance of Environmental Politicization2018In: ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, ISSN 1492-9732, E-ISSN 1492-9732, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 561-596Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An argument within the wider theory of postpolitics that has gained traction over the last decade is that environmental concerns in general, and climate policy in particular, are especially conducive to depoliticization. In this paper, we take issue with this notion by presenting an empirical case study of the repoliticization of Swedish mining and then, on the basis of this analysis, offer theoretical reflections on how to better understand depoliticization and repoliticization of the environment. We argue for the use of a narrow definition of 'depoliticization', and that sufficient attention must be paid to temporal and scalar differentiation of continuous processes of de- and repoliticization, and that normative assumptions of what constitutes the genuinely political should be abandoned. We argue that environmental concerns harbour large potential for effective politicization, and that this politicization occurs as a response to depoliticization, through concurrent, cross-fertilizing and intertwined processes of repoliticization across scales both inside and outside of formal channels of government, whereby previously depoliticized state agencies may become crucial.

  • 12.
    Assmo, Per
    et al.
    Institutionen för ekonomi och IT, Avdelningen för juridik, ekonomi, statistik och politik, Högskolan Väst.
    Wihlborg, Elin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    En annan kommunal ekonomi: om andra sätt att värdera lokala resurser och aktiviteter : bilder från Ydre kommun2014Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Med denna bok vill vi vidga perspektiven och visa på möjligheter att se kommunal ekonomi i ett bredare perspektiv och söka en annan kommunal ekonomi. Vi vill visa att det i en landsbygdskommun och dess bygder finns och används mer resurser för att skapa välfärd och ett gott liv än det som i dag räknas och därmed syns i den kommunala ekonomin där man räknar kronor och ören. Genom att vända och utveckla perspektiven kring ekonomi vill vi peka på behovet av att se och synliggöra fler resurser som gör att resurshushållning utifrån lokala förutsättningar bidrar till en integrerad och hållbar utveckling för landsbygden.

  • 13.
    Badran, Lina
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Kan arbete vara nyckeln till inkludering?: En kvalitativ studie om hur utrikes födda akademiker upplever deras arbetssituation.2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Utrikes födda akademiker accepterar yrken som de är överkvalificerade för. Detta innebär att utrikes födda akademikers kompetens och erfarenhet inte utnyttjas på den svenska arbetsmarknaden. Syftet med denna studie är att studera hur utrikes födda akademiker upplever deras arbetssituation. Fokusfrågorna är varför utrikes födda akademiker accepterar yrken de är överkvalificerade för, om språket och kulturen har påverkat akademikernas chanser till att integreras på arbetsmarknaden samt hur utrikes födda akademiker upplever den institutionella diskrimineringen. För att uppnå syftet har jag utfört en kvalitativ intervjuundersökning. Jag utförde sex intervjuer med personer som är födda och utbildade i Mellanöstern i länder så som Irak, Syrien, Palestina och Jordanien. Mina informanter immigrerade till Sverige mellan 1994-2009. Resultatet visar att det finns ett antal faktorer som bidrar till att utrikes födda akademiker inte lyckas integrerar på arbetsmarknaden. De faktorerna är till exempel brister i det svenska språket, få arbetsmarknadsrelaterade nätverk samt den institutionella diskrimineringen som utrikes födda akademiker stöter på ute på arbetsmarknaden.

  • 14.
    Berry, Gustav
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Department of Geography.
    Socknen - den plats vi är: En studie om platsuppfattning i Ydre kommun2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The term socken – comparable to the English term parish – refers to a historical geographical entity found in rural areas of Scandinavia. This entity presents a multi-layered understanding of the local rural area and is in this essay conceptualized as a place. The concept of place is central to geographic work but it is also a contested term – discourses within the field of geography present different perspectives on place as a geographical concept and our understanding of it.

    The history of parishes goes centuries back. The parish has throughout this period of time become an essential part of the local rural geography, in the 20th century however, the parish – as an autonomous rural entity – has been abandoned for larger administrative areas resulting in changes in the local geography in rural spaces. The concept of the parish is however not easily made rid of: it is still viewed as a relevant part of the conceptualization of the local and the man-land relationship.

    The understanding of what makes out the local area and its significance is a relevant inquiry. This essay explores the parish as a geographical place considering the multi-layered aspects of the concept and the different understandings of place represented by diverse geographical discourses. A field study carried out in the rural municipality of Ydre in east Sweden explores the construction of the local area by understanding the parish as place.

  • 15.
    Borg, Ida
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Brandén, Maria
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, IAS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Do high levels of home-ownership create unemployment?: Introducing the missing link between housing tenure and unemployment2018In: Housing Studies, ISSN 0267-3037, E-ISSN 1466-1810, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 501-524Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A large number of studies have demonstrated that the proportion of home-owners in a region tend to be positively associated with the unemployment levels in that region. In this paper, we introduce a missing piece of explaining this commonly found pattern. By analysing individual-level population register data on Sweden, we jointly examine the effects of micro- and macro-level home-ownership on individuals’ unemployment. The findings indicate that even though home-owners have a lower probability of being unemployed, there is a penalty for both renters and home-owners on unemployment in regions with high home-ownership rates. Differences in mobility patterns cannot explain this pattern. However, when labour market size is considered, the higher probability of unemployment in high home-owning regions is drastically reduced. This suggests that high home-ownership regions tend to coincide with small labour markets, affecting the job matching process negatively.

  • 16.
    Brorsson, Anna
    et al.
    Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet.
    Öhman, Annika
    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden .
    Lundberg, Stefan
    The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden .
    Nygård, Louise
    Karolinska Institutet, Sweden .
    Accessibility in public space as perceived by people with Alzheimer's disease.2011In: Dementia, ISSN 1471-3012, E-ISSN 1741-2684, Vol. 4, no 10, p. 587-602Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Most people with dementia remain living at home as long as possible after being diagnosed, and hence their lives also include activities in the public space. The aim of this study was to illuminate experiences of accessibility in public space in people with Alzheimer’s disease. A qualitative grounded theory approach with repeated in-depth interviews was used. The core category, accessibility as a constantly changing experience, was characterized by changes in the relationship between informants and public space. Changes in the relationship took place in activities and use of place and related to familiarity and comfort, individual motives and interests, and planning and protecting. Other changes occurred in places and problematic situations related to everyday technologies, crowded places with high tempo and noise, and change of landmarks. These changes reduced feelings of accessibility and increased difficulties in carrying out activities in public space. These findings may be helpful when providing support, and supporting community living.

  • 17.
    Bråmå, Åsa
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Andersson, Roger
    Institutet för bostads- och urbanforskning, Uppsala universitet.
    Who leaves rental housing?: Examining possible explanations for ethnic housing segmentation in Uppsala, Sweden2010In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 25, no 3, p. 331-352Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish cities are not only segregated but also segmented along ethnic lines, i.e. different ethnic groups are unevenly distributed across the different tenure segments in the housing market. Immigrants are generally overrepresented in rental housing and underrepresented in home ownership and tenant owner cooperative housing. In this paper, an attempt is made to evaluate the importance of socioeconomic resources in explaining this segmentation, using the Uppsala housing market as a case. By means of binary logistic regression an evaluation is made of the relative importance of socioeconomic resources and ethnic background, while controlling for demographic factors,  in explaining whether a person leaves rental housing for home ownership or cooperative housing or remains in the rental segment. The results show that the socioeconomic situation of the individual is indeed very important. A high income and a stable position in the labour market seem to be crucial in order to advance in the housing market. Demographic and socioeconomic factors cannot, however, fully account for the differences found between Swedes and immigrant groups such as Africans and Eastern Europeans. The results imply that ethnic discrimination cannot be ruled out as an explanation for the underrepresentation of immigrants in the cooperative and owner-occupied segments.

  • 18.
    Busch, Henner
    et al.
    Lunds universitet.
    Anderberg, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Green Attraction: Transnational Municipal Climate Networks and Green City Branding2015In: Journal of Management and Sustainability, ISSN 1925-4733, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we investigate the nexus of green city branding and municipal climate networks. In recent decades, a number of formal transnational municipal climate networks have emerged and their membership continues to increase. In parallel, city branding that is based on green policies, has gained importance. Based on quantitative and qualitative data, we assess how and to what extent German cities use their membership in transnational municipal climate networks to communicate green city brands. In contrast to our expectations, we encountered very few indications of green city branding efforts by German cities. Our analysis shows that in general, branding considerations only play a negligible role in the involvement of cities in transnational municipal climate networks or climate policies. Instead, it seems that German cities use their membership in climate networks, to genuinely improve local climate change strategies. We therefore suggest that research on green city branding should be more sensitive to the particular context of cities and efforts should be made to unveil theunderlying motives for the communication of green policies.

  • 19.
    Cadorin, Eduardo
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Johansson, Sten
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Klofsten, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Future developments for Science Parks: Attracting and developing talent2017In: Industry and Higher Education, ISSN 2043-6858, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 156-167Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Over the years, science parks have developed and improved their processes to offer better support to their tenants and promote the growth of the region in which they are located. Since regional growth is closely associated with groups of talented people, science parks carry out various activities at the company or individual level to attract and recruit talent. In order to understand how such activities have been and are being performed at Mja¨rdevi Science Park in Sweden, the authors highlight and analyse four talent-related cases. Their aim is to identify how talent can be attracted or recruited and to consider the stakeholders, their relationships and their motivations. The results confirm the importance to a science park of being close to a student community and of being connected to an international network with a well-recognized brand.

  • 20.
    Diener, Frida
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute.
    Översvämningar i Sverige: anpassning och förebyggande arbete2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I samband med den aktuella klimatdebatten har översvämningar i Sverige fått en allt större betydelse i samhället. Forskning visar på en global uppvärmning och medeltemperaturen förväntas höjas fram till 2100, vilket kan påverka Sveriges kuster då havets yta stiger, samt har stigit mer än vad det har gjort i snitt på flera tusen år.

    När Sverige drabbas av översvämningar beror detta i första hand på stor vattentillförsel på grund av kraftigt regn eller snösmältning till sjöar och vattendrag. Idag inträffar dessutom allt oftare extrema väderföreteelser, vilka också kan vara bidragande orsaker till översvämningar. Arvika respektive Kristianstad har båda erfarenheter av översvämningars risker. De är två av de städer som har drabbats värst av översvämningar i Sverige, i samband med ovanligt kraftig nederbörd. Här har respektive stads kommuner till skillnad från många andra, tagit översvämningsproblematiken på allvar och har efter respektive omfattande katastrof satt i gång ett förebyggande arbete för att i framtiden minska risken för översvämningsskador.

    Fysisk planering handlar om hur mark och vatten ska användas och blir idag allt viktigare för att förvalta och utveckla natur- och kulturlandskapet så att miljöproblem kan förebyggas. Vissa platser är inte lämpliga för bebyggelse och åtgärder kan därmed planeras som exempelvis nivåhöjning av mark och i och med detta minska risken för översvämning. Ett viktigt underlag för den fysiska planeringen är översvämningskartor, vilka är ett hjälpmedel för att nå mål om begränsade skador i samband med höga vattenflöden. Kartorna visar vilka områden utmed ett vattendrag som riskerar att översvämmas vid höga vattenflöden.

    Då jag läser till lärare har jag i min uppsats även lagt vikt vid en didaktisk del där jag behandlar frågan kring hållbar utveckling och hur detta begrepp kan lyftas in i skolundervisningen. Efter avslutade studier på gymnasiet är det viktigt att eleven har kunskap kring hållbar utveckling. Eleverna kan då ta ställning kring frågor som rör detta i samhället vilket gör att vi gemensamt kan skapa ett hållbart samhälle. Agenda 21 som är en omfattande handlingsplan för hållbar utveckling har från år 2000 även tillhandahållit en utveckling för utbildning om hållbar utveckling.

    Enligt undersökningar har det visat sig att många lärare känner att det är brist på tid såväl som kunskap för att kunna behandla frågan om hållbar utveckling. Jag har vänt mig till en skola för hållbar utveckling och därmed fått fakta kring hur denna skola arbetar i praktiken för att lyfta in hållbar utveckling i skolundervisningen.

  • 21.
    Ellegård, Kajsa
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Svedin, Uno
    Formas.
    Redaktörernas förord2009In: Tillvaroväven, Stockholm: Forskningsrådet Formas, 2009, 1, p. 7-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Boken Tillvaroväven är Torsten Hägerstrands intellektuella testamente, en sammanfattning av en lång och nydanande forskargärning. Här ges grunden för det tidsgeografiska synsättet, vars ärende är fundamentalt: att förstå det sammanhang som det mänskliga samhället och naturen bildar. Med hjälp av ett antal grundläggande begrepp uppmanar han läsaren att ifrågasätta invanda sätt att betrakta tillvaron och att med skärpt uppmärksamhet tänka flerdimensionellt kring ekologiska processer. I boken presenteras också det speciella notationssystem som Torsten Hägerstrand utvecklade för att kunna kommunicera tidrumsliga förändringar. Han hämtade ofta begrepp från vardagsspråket, men använde dem på ett sätt som går utöver det vanliga. Han skapade också nya begrepp med hjälp av väl kända ord, som till exempel bredvidvartannathet och påplatsvaro. Boken ger tillgång till flera verktyg som bidrar till djupare förståelse av sammanhang i ekologiska processer av olika art och på olika nivåer. Boken vänder sig till studenter och forskare inom teknik-, natur- och samhällsvetenskap som är nyfikna på nya perspektiv, och till samhällsplanerare, politiker och beslutsfattare som har att ta hänsyn till ekologiska processer i tidrummet i sin dagliga gärning.TORSTEN HÄGERSTRAND1916?2004, professor i kulturgeografi vid Lunds universitet och upphovsman till det tidsgeografiska synsättet. Han hämtade inspiration från såväl samhällsvetenskap,naturvetenskap som humaniora för att utveckla kunskap om det mänskliga samhällets komplexa relationer till naturen, speglade i ekologiska processer i landskapet. Han förespråkade tematiskt orienterad forskning eftersom han ansåg att disciplingränser motverkar kunskapsbildning om villkoren för hållbar utveckling.

  • 22.
    Erserud, Björn
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Department of Geography. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Staden som vill något mer: en studie om Linköpings stadsbyggnadsideal2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka vilka stadsbyggnadsideal som har format Linköping under historiens gång samt att studera de ideal som präglar planering och utbyggnad av staden idag. Med hjälp av en litteraturgenomgång tas utgångspunkten i 1800-talets Europa och i de trender som däri-från format våra städer. Det empiriska material som ligger till grund för studierna av Linköpings stadsbyggnadsideal idag är i första hand hämtat från Linköpings kommuns egna hemsidor men det har också gjorts en kvalitativ intervju med ordförande i Linköpings stadsbyggnadsnämnd. För att få en bred bild av vilka ideal som förekommer har förutom Linköpings översiktliga planer också tre specifika projekt studerats. De tre projekten är Övre Vasastaden som är ett centrumnära ombygg-nadsprojekt, Djurgården som är en nybyggnation mer perifert och närmare naturen samt Linköpings-Bo2016 som är ett visionsfyllt projekt med slutpunkt i en bomässa 2016.

    Resultatet av litteraturgenomgången visar på att tre dominerande doktriner har präglat stadsbygg-nationen i Europa från 1800-talet till idag. Dessa tre är kvarterstaden, trädgårdsstaden och funk-tionalismen. Alla dessa har satt sina spår i Linköping under årens gång och spelar fortfarande en stor roll i hur utformningen av Linköping planeras. I undersökningen av de ideal som idag råder dyker dessa tre upp titt som tätt men med den nya aspekten hållbar utveckling som ledstjärna. Den kom-pakta staden som ofta förespråkas just för ett hållbart stadsbygge och har likheter med kvarter-staden är det stadsbyggnadsideal som tar störst plats i Linköpings olika översiktsplaner och områdes-program. Detta ideal som förespråkar en förtätning av staden återfinns i båda projekten Övre Vasa-staden och Djurgården samt att det tar stor plats i översiktsplanen för staden. Utöver en förtätning av staden planerar Linköping för en utbyggnad av kollektivtrafiken för att kunna bygga bort bilberoendet och på så vis uppnå en mer hållbar stad.

  • 23.
    Fallde, Magdalena
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Biofuels - tools for achieving environmental goals or green place branding? Present drivers and future visions in two Swedish municipalities2018In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 61, no 7, p. 1162-1179Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a study of two Swedish municipalities engagement in biogas development. To analyse the drivers of such biogas development, the conceptual framing incorporates two perspectives on local biogas policy: first, policy drivers as connected to environmental goals and, second, policy as a matter of green place branding. The results indicate that biogas engagement serves as a self-governing activity with the fulfilment of environmental goals as a driver; furthermore, it is a way of expressing the mission of municipalities as engines of environmental policy. In one studied municipality, biogas engagement has an important symbolic value for green identity, meaning that green place branding is a driver. Still, interviewed actors from both municipalities lack clear long-term visions of biogas. Further studies of biofuel production should critically investigate visions of the future among central and local governments and evaluate the implications of municipalities as biofuel producers.

  • 24.
    Fenton, Paul
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    National infrastructure, small towns and sustainable mobility – experiences from policy and strategy in two Swedish municipalities2017In: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, ISSN 0964-0568, E-ISSN 1360-0559, Vol. 60, no 9, p. 1660-1682Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores the implications of improved access to national rail and roadinfrastructure for urban planning and land use in two small Swedish towns. The promotion of sustainable mobility is considered a strategic objective at the municipal level, yet the study questions the extent to which national investments, and increased access to regional labour markets, support local efforts to increase sustainable mobility. The results indicate that municipalities struggle to adopt coherent approaches to increasing sustainable mobility and continue to develop physical plans that induce use of motor vehicles, a trend reinforced by national investments in road infrastructure in peri-urban areas.

  • 25.
    Foultier, Christophe
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Urban and social segregation: an analysis of the methods used in urban regeneration projects: Bilaga 2 till rapporten Socialt hållbar stadsutveckling – en kunskapsöversikt (Boverket 2010)2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    On an initiative of the Swedish Government, Boverket has commanded an international study of methods and practices in urban regeneration and housing policies that allow tackling urban and social segregation. The focus should be on regeneration projects that aim at:

    • improving the quality of the housing stock,
    • mixing housing types,
    • renovating buildings.

    The purpose of the analysis was to understand the decision‐making processes, the project management, the financial contributions, the partnership engaged as well as the role of the participation of inhabitants in the process. Seven different countries have been chosen for their experience in this particular topic, notably England, Germany, Denmark, France, the United States, Canada and the Netherlands.

  • 26.
    Fridolfsson, Charlotte
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Multiplying the unique: the place-identity of a rural Swedish Landscape2015In: Place and identity: a new landscape of social and political change in Sweden / [ed] Marco Eimermann, Anders Trumberg, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press , 2015, 1, p. 57-75Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Fridolfsson, Charlotte
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro University, Sweden.
    Faith community works in Sweden2013In: Working faith: faith-based organizations and urban social justice / [ed] Paul Cloke, Justin Beaumont and Andrew Williams, Milton Kenyes: Paternoster Press, 2013, p. -249Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Fridolfsson, Charlotte
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Elander, Ingemar
    Örebro universitet.
    Place and religion: swedish muslim identity formation2015In: Place & Identity: a new landscape of social and political change in Sweden / [ed] Marco Eimermann, Anders Trumberg, Stockholm: Santérus Academic Press , 2015, 1, p. 118-140Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Fuller, Robert
    et al.
    School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong,Australia.
    Trygg, Louise
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Energy Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Six million in Melbourne or a network of sustainablemidi-cities? – a thought experiment2013In: Six million in Melbourne or a network of sustainablemidi-cities? – a thought experiment, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By 2050, it is projected that Melbourne will have a population of between 5.6 and 6.4 million (DPCD, 2012), an increase of nearly 50% above its current level. Despite Melbourne's status as the world's most liveable city, a recent survey found that Australians in general found smaller cities are better places to live and bring up families (Perkins, 2013). The Grattan Institute's report entitled "The Cities We Need" was "an invitation to a conversation" about our future cities (Kelly, 2010:5). One idea not canvassed in the report was that of decentralization to accommodate Melbourne's projected growth. In its discussion paper, "Let's Talk about the Future", the Victorian State Government proposes that Melbourne become a 'polycentric city' linked to its regional cities (DPCD, 2012). While growth in the present regional cities is acknowledged, the possibility that these and other new regional cities could absorb the future population projected for Melbourne is not considered, nor that these regional cities could be transformed into 'sustainable cities'. This paper explores the idea that a network of smaller 'midi-cities, based on the sustainable city concept of Sweden, might provide a better alternative to concentrated growth in one city. Fifteen new cities of 150,000 would be required to absorb the projected extra 2.3 million Victorian residents. The paper analyses the energy, food, water and land requirements of a typical sustainable city. The new cities would require approximately 12% of the State's land area for food and energy supply, as well as the built environment.             

  • 30.
    Glaas, Erik
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR.
    Gammelgaard Ballantyne, Anne
    Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark.
    Schmid Neset, Tina
    Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Linnér, Björn-Ola
    Linköping University, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, CSPR. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Visualization for supporting individual climate change adaptation planning: Assessment of a web-based tool2017In: Landscape and Urban Planning, ISSN 0169-2046, E-ISSN 1872-6062, Vol. 158, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Homeowners are important actors in implementing climate change adaptation. However, individual socio-cognitive constraints related to risk perceptions and perceived capacity may hamper their action. Climate change visualization could help planning and management overcome such constraints by offering accessible information to increase individual adaptive capacity. Such visualization would require that information be perceived as legitimate and credible by emphasizing the diversity of impacts and alternative options, and simultaneously as salient by highlighting context-specific risks and measures. Based on focus group interviews and test sessions, we analysed how homeowners made sense of and discussed a specific interactive planning support tool – VisAdapt™ – integrating climate scenarios, local risk maps, and adaptation measures for various house types. The tool combines precise and general depictions in visualizing climate change to support adaptation among Nordic homeowners. Results reveal that the tool spurred reflection on concrete local risks and various adaptation actions. The tool was less successful in providing a framework for assessing the magnitude of anticipated changes, making these appear as generally small. Visualization aspects that are important for spurring reflection on adaptive action are specifying various climate parameters, relating climate impacts to established practices for managing weather risks, and emphasizing diverse concrete short- and long-term measures.

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  • 31.
    Glad, Wiktoria
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change.
    An all-ecology approach to understanding an urban planning process in Sweden – nature and culture2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is at present undergoing one of the fastest urbanisation processes in Europe. The demand for housing in cities and town is high, at the same time as urban planning processes are perceived as slow and slowed down by different mandatory investigations and opportunities for stakeholders and the public to scrutinise the plans. This research shows how a slow process opened up for ideas that made new combinations and co-existence possible. An all-ecology approach based on ideas by Torsten Hägerstrand shows how culture and nature can be understood in terms of local togetherness, collateral processes and co-existence. 

  • 32.
    Glad, Wiktoria
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Samhällsplanerare: Jobba med att planera för framtidens städer2017Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Samhällsplanerare är en utbildning vid Linköpings universitet där du läser om de olika områden som samhällsplanerare jobbar med: stadens olika miljöer - som torg och parker – bostäder, trafik och handelsområden. Vad behöver förändras i staden? Vad i staden är värt att bevara?

  • 33.
    Glad, Wiktoria
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Socio–technical ecology: the ideas of Hägerstrand as an analytical framework for sustainability studies2012In: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting - Book of Abstracts, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, there is an imperative to apply holistic approaches in research, but weaving parts into a whole is a challenge that few can handle. This paper builds on Hägerstrand’s perspective, what he termed socio–technical ecology, using it as an analytical framework to describe and understand habitat-related issues. Socio–technical ecology offers a foundation for research that draws attention to the material and temporal significance of the built environment for people, nature, and technology. Previous research into the built environment has called for a unified perspective, and I argue here that socio–technical ecology offers such a viable unified approach to sustainability studies of the built environment. My starting point is that research into socio–technical ecology connects people, technology, and nature, making use of theories and concepts that can be obtained from other sources. Our houses are subject to both private considerations and national policy and embody both simple and complex issues. Our identities are formed spiritually and materially in our homes, which are spaces for both solitude and social interaction. Though homes offer protection against natural elements, people often prefer to maintain some contact with nature through a surrounding garden or houseplants, and like to open windows to air out interior stuffiness and let in fresh air. Our homes bring together and interweave the human, natural, and artificial spheres, usually on people’s own terms. This does not, however, imply conflict-free relationships between people, things, and nature.

  • 34.
    Glad, Wiktoria
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Stadsplanering i Linköping som ett ekologiskt spel2015In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 73, no 1, p. 23-32Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Glad, Wiktoria
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Time geography for planning a sustainable urban life2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    My starting pioint is the importance of taking both culture and nature into account in planning and Hägerstrand's apporoach of geography as an inclusive discipline, coining concepts like all-ecology” or ”socio-technical ecology”.  Another starting point is time-space and pockets of local orders as our units of analysis and methodological approach: study of processes in their contexts. Hägerstrand writes about a game for co-existence, where co-existence is central in the time geography work. The game includes negotiations, adjustments and push outs, and competition for part of the time-space. A description of processes will show who are the players and what resources are used. Micro-level perspective are key and is a base for understanding bigger movements in society. Case study where Initially co-existence seemed impossible but in a long planning process proved co-existence possible. Conclusions show that urban planning must not be rushed. More sustainable solutions might appear with time. Nitty gritty perspectives make up our macro perspectives. Macro lense (photography) – large magnification of smal things – useful metaphore. 

  • 36.
    Glad, Wiktoria
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change.
    Voices of/in Water – Art and Research Combined to Explore Practices at Home2017In: Geography counts: Resist, Refuse And Re-Common! Critical And Creative Geographies Of Activism, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Voices of tenants in public housing are seldom heard when our cities are being planned, designed and built by other stakeholders with more power and resources to decide, act on and influence our common future. Still, resource use changes in everyday life of citizens in affluent countries have been pointed out as important ingredients in reaching sustainability goals. This paper presents research anticipating to raise the voices of tenants in the question of how water is used in public rental housing, with focus on hot tap water. The research project explored practices related to hot water flows and water materialities, such as socio-technical relations between tenants and bathroom artefacts. First, tenants met in focus groups to discuss hot water use in their homes. The discussions in the focus groups were facilitated by one researcher and one artist. The artist then took some of the themes from the focus groups to explore further. Some artefacts became important, both in the stories told by tenants and in the ideas about creating a public exhibition based on the tenants’ stories. The exhibition combined actual artefacts, placed in a river, with stories told by tenants and was on display in the summer of 2016. 

  • 37.
    Haikola, Simon
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Anshelm, Jonas
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The making of mining expectations: Mining romanticism and historical memory in a neoliberal political landscape2017In: Social & cultural geography (Print), ISSN 1464-9365, E-ISSN 1470-1197, ISSN 1464-9365Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates a greenfield mining project in a peripheral region in northern Sweden through the analysis of how different actor groups formed their own ‘horizons of expectations’ that temporally became fused, only to crumble together with the mining company in a short period of time. By focusing on the co-evolvement of expectations, we show how expectations are differentiated along geographical and temporal scales, reflect upon how these differences relate to interests and historical memory, and finally what these differences mean for the development of large-scale, long-term, raw materials-based projects devoted to industrial production in depopulating areas in an economy otherwise orientated towards neoliberal governance and post-industrial development. By doing so, we make a theoretical contribution to the literature on expectations through the introduction of the concept ‘horizon of expectations’, and a contribution to the literature on neoliberalism and its cultural-geographical implications.

  • 38.
    Hajdu, Flora
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Local Worlds: Rural Livelihood Strategies in Eastern Cape, South Africa2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Local perceptions and livelihood strategies have in this study been examined through extensive fieldwork in two villages in rural Pondoland in the former homeland Transkei in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Using a bottom-up perspective, changes in livelihoods and the processes involved in choosing between and combining various types of livelihood activities are analysed. The study also looks at specific South African policies, targeted at poverty relief and restriction of natural resource use, from the local perspective and points at communication problems between the national and local levels.

    Livelihoods in Transkei are today often conceptualised as consisting of subsistence agriculture combined with monetary incomes in the forms of state pensions and remittances from migrant labourers. This view is challenged by the results of the present study, showing that local jobs are the major components of livelihoods in the studied villages. Informal jobs are stressed as constituting an important, and perhaps previously underestimated, part of local job opportunities. While pensions also do make important contributions to livelihoods, the significance of agriculture, livestock keeping and various forms of natural resource use is shown to be relatively low. Key insights are that livelihood activities in rural Transkei vary a lot between specific localities, and that important recent changes in livelihoods have taken place.

    Transkei is furthermore often conceptualised as a region where severe environmental degradation is taking place, a fact that is also contradicted by findings from the study area. In accordance with recent research on an ‘African degradation narrative’, the hopeless and homogenous picture of Transkei as a generally degraded region is questioned. These results are also used to critically examine concepts such as ‘multiple livelihood strategies’ and the tendency to generalise about rural livelihoods across regions, countries or even continents.

  • 39.
    Heinemark, Elin
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Department of Geography.
    Upplevelseområdet kring Kinda kanal: En regional studie om Kinda kanal med omland och dess förändring till ett attraktivt upplevelseområde2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med och användningen av Kinda kanal har förändrats sedan kanalens tillkomst. Den kanal som det en gång i tiden planerades för, att transportera varor på och verka för ökad kommunikation har idag fått en annan betydelse. Kinda kanal är fortfarande en kommunikationsled men inte av samma karaktär som vid dess invigning år 1871. Idag fungerar kanalen som en turistbåtled och magnet för näringar som valt att etablera sig i dess närområde för att på ett eller annat sätt direkt eller indirekt dra nytta av närheten till kanalen. Det vackra natur- och kulturlandskapet som omger kanalen lockar varje år många besökare som valt att turista där. Områdets besökare färdas antingen på kanalen med fritidsbåt eller med ett av de två rederierna som trafikerar den eller så besöker de någon av de upplevelser eller attraktioner som finns intill kanalen.

    Till grund för denna uppsats ligger en förstudie som gjordes sommaren 20051. Denna förstudie ger en översiktlig beskrivning över Kinda kanal som upplevelseområde samt en kartläggning av näringar som attraherar turister. Författaren till förstudien kom fram till att upplevelser kring Kinda kanal bör identifieras dels för att attrahera och locka flera besökare till området och dels för att få turistnäringen kring kanalen att blomstra genom samarbete de olika aktörerna sinsemellan och via gemensam marknadsföring. Förstudien fick mig att fatta intresse för att skriva om upplevelseturism och hur upplevelseturism kan utvecklas i den valda regionen.

  • 40.
    Hermelin, Brita
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies – CKS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Magnusson, Dick
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Effektstudie fibernät: Utbyggnad av fibernät på Linköpings landsbygd2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Utbyggnaden av fibernät för bredband på landsbygden i Linköpings kommun har pågått sedan 2010. Hushållen och företagen på landsbygden har anslutit sig till de stamlinjer som kommunen byggt genom lokala samarbeten som har organiserats i byalag. I denna rapport presenteras resultatet från en effektstudie som syftat till att få bättre kunskap om vilka möjligheter hushåll och företag i berörda områden upplever att uppkopplingen till fiberbaserat bredband inneburit för vardagslivet och för företagande. Undersök­ningen har utformats som en webbenkät till anslutna fastigheter, dessa utgörs av hushåll och/eller företag. Totalt skickades enkäten till 936 respondenter varav 396 svarade. Detta motsvarar en svarsfrekvens på 42 procent. Inom studien har även fokusgruppsintervjuer med representanter för byalagen genomförts.

    Trots att hushållen och företagen i undersökningen varit anslutna en kortare tid, mellan sex månader och tre år, visar enkätsvaren att användning av digitala tjänster via internet har ökat. Vissa nya användningsområden har tillkommit eller ökat kraftigt, såsom streamingtjänster och IP-telefoni. Detta ska även ses i ljuset av att Telia aviserat avveckling av kopparnätet för fast telefoni, vilket var ett av skälen till kommunens satsning på fiberbaserade stamnätet då det ger möjlighet till just IP-telefoni, och detta bedöms ha påskyndat en övergång till IP-telefoni bland användarna. Om man ska sammanfatta den genomförda studien och med fokus på identifierade direkta effekter av fiberanslut­ningen är detta tydligast avseende ökad användning av internet för media och underhållning. I det sammanhanget är det intressant att notera att hushållen ofta är utrustade med ett stort antal enheter som är uppkopplade till fibernä­tet. Betydligt fler än hälften hade fem enheter eller fler. Sammantaget tyder enkätsvaren på att kvaliteten på vardagslivet förbättrats.

    Om man ser till resultat från studien och som handlar om arbetsliv så indikerar dessa att förvärvsarbete hemifrån i viss mån ökat i samband med fiberuppkopplingen. Sådana trender kan spegla olika fenomen. Det kan handla om att arbetstiden förlängs genom att man håller sig underrättad och kommunicerar via internet efter ordinarie arbetstid. Det kan också vara så att man förlägger delar av sin ordinarie arbetstid hemma. Det är möjligt att utbyggnaden av fibernätet har haft viss påverkan på miljön då det finns en del som menar att resor med bil faktiskt minskat tack vare uppkopplingen.

    Enkätsvaren från företagen (67 svarande) visar inte samma tydliga förändringar som en följd av fiberuppkopplingen som hushållen, men vissa effekter går att se. Främst har framtidstron förbättrats och man uttrycker att arbetet har förenklats tack vare uppkopplingen. Direkta effekter på företagandet, i form av exempelvis ökad omsättning eller ökat antal anställda, uppskattas av de svarande vara mer modesta.

    Sammantaget går det att konstatera att de svarande hushållen i vår enkät använder internet och digitala tjänster i liknande utsträckning som riket i övrigt (Findahl, 2014; SCB, 2014a). Detta tyder på att fibernätet påverkat att hushållen på landsbygden kan få samma vardag, sett till digitala tjänster, som de i städerna och tätorterna. Företa­gen ger liknande svar som tidigare studier, gällande att ju mindre företag desto mindre användning av it (SCB, 2014b). Företagen som besvarade enkäten är små.

    Resultaten av studien visar att fiberutbyggnaden i stor utsträckning ses som något positivt. I det sammanhanget är det viktigt att notera att de som svarat är de som valt att ansluta sig till fibernätet och som är något som krävt en finansiell investering och att engagera sig i genomförandet.

    Det betyder att enkätstudiens respondenter sannolikt representerar en grupp som har tilltro till it och vad den kan bidra till. Flera av de frågor som ställdes handlade om uppfattningar kring utbyggnaden, exempelvis kring attraktivitet och framtidstro.

    Det ska även betonas att denna studie genomförts en kort tid efter att fastigheterna i undersökningen blivit uppkopp­lade, vilket gör att effekter kan vara svåra att bedöma. Det är sannolikt att tidsfaktorn har en betydelse för hur mycket användningen förändras. Samtidigt kan tidpunkten för studien öka möjligheten att de svarande minns hur de använde digitala tjänster före uppkopplingen och att de kan göra en jämförelse mellan före och efter anslutningen. Detta stärker tillförlitligheten i enkätsvaren.

  • 41.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Syssner, Josefina
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Utveckling av hållbara turistdestinationer: Om problem, processer och planering2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Besöksnäringen har på ett par decennier utvecklats från att uppfattas som en förhållandevis marginell företeelse, till att allt mer betraktas som en svensk basindustri. För att ytterligare stärka utvecklingen av en hållbar svensk besöksnäring gav regeringen i januari 2012 Tillväxtverket i uppdrag att under 2012–2014 i samråd med VisitSweden genomföra insatser riktade till ett mindre antal destinationer som bedömdes ha särskilt stor potential att utvecklas och attrahera utländska besökare. De destinationer som valdes ut att medverka i projektet var Bohuslän, Kiruna, Stockholms skärgård, Vimmerby och Åre. Dessa destinationer utgör det empiriska materialet för denna rapport.

    Syftet med denna studie var att synliggöra de kunskaper, metoder och verktyg som nyckelpersoner inom respektive destination kunde identifiera som viktiga i sitt arbete med hållbar destinationsutveckling. Studien skulle också undersöka vad offentliga aktörer, framför allt kommuner, bidrar eller skulle kunna bidra med i utvecklingen av hållbara turistdestinationer.

    Rapportens huvudsakliga slutsats är att destinationsutveckling inte ska ses som ett arbete som sker huvudsakligen via avgränsade metoder och specifika verktyg. I stället förordar författarna, docent Josefina Syssner och docent Mattias Hjerte, ett problembaserat, processorienterat perspektiv på hållbar destinationsutveckling. Det innebär att man identifierar relevanta problem kopplade till destinationsutveckling, och att man därefter identifierar de processer man behöver driva för att lösa de problem man identifierat.

    I rapporten identifieras fyra processer som särskilt viktiga: den första processen handlar om att etablera destinationen såväl organisatoriskt som geografiskt. Att etablera en destination innebär att man klargör destinationens organisatoriska och geografiska gränser, och att man i samband med det också tydliggör destinationens mål och varumärke. Den andra processen handlar om att stödja turistisk klusterutveckling och innovation. Att stödja klusterutveckling innebär att man stödjer och främjar samverkan mellan besöksnäringens aktörer – i första hand mellan de företag som tillsammans erbjuder den turistiska produkten. Den tredje processen handlar om att försörja destinationen med kompetens – både på destinationsnivå och på lokal nivå i de organisationer som tillsammans utgör det turistiska klustret. Slutligen handlar den fjärde processen om att koppla samman destinationsutveckling med samhällsplanering. Detta innebär att man tydliggör vilka av destinationsarbetets utmaningar – till exempel infrastruktur, detaljplanering, tillståndsgivning eller markanvändning – som har en koppling till det planeringsarbete som sker på framförallt kommunal, men också på regional och nationell nivå.

    rapporten konstateras avslutningsvis att en destination kan överskrida en mängd administrativa och funktionella gränser, och samtidigt utmana organisatoriska gränser. Det innebär att utvecklingen av hållbara destinationer i många fall består i att flera olika aktörer samtidigt deltar i flera olika processer. Dessa aktörer kan styras utifrån helt olika styrningslogiker och få sin legitimitet på helt olika sätt.De processer som dessa aktörer arbetar med kan också ha helt olika rumslig logik. Detta är en starkt bidragande orsak till att arbetetmed att utveckla destinationer många gånger upplevs som svårt.

  • 42.
    Holmén, Hans
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Department of Geography. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Snakes in Paradise.: NGOs and the Aid Industry in Africa.2010Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    * Questions many key assumptions about the efficacy of NGOs and civil society in development. * Provides suggestions on how to improve NGO performance and how NGOs can better link with local African initiatives and agendas.Beginning in the 1980s, sub-Saharan Africa witnessed a veritable explosion of NGOs and CSOs engaged in efforts to develop the subcontin­ent. Often praised for their commitment, flexibility, close contact with grassroots movements and marginalized groups, these organizations have become the darlings of donors and the UN system. During the same period, however, rural Africa has sunk deeper into poverty. The massive NGO engagement appears not to have made any meaningful progress. Snakes in Paradise breaks through the generalizations and neat theories to discover why these efforts have failed. Focusing especially on those local NGOs that are frequently overlooked by studies that cover the major international players, Holmén uncovers a NGO landscape that is considerably more ambiguous than the popular development literature would have people believe.

  • 43.
    Hrelja, Robert
    et al.
    Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Linköping, Sweden.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research.
    Creating Transformative Force?: The Role of Spatial Planning in Climate Change Transitions Towards Sustainable Transportation2015In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 617-635Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Informed by the concept of strategy making, this paper analyses the ability of spatial planning to support local climate change transitions towards sustainable transportation in two case studies of planning in Swedish municipalities with comparatively high climate ambitions. The analysis shows that the expectations on planning to effect change need to be moderated. Not even in these climate-ambitious municipalities did transportation planning result in strategic reorientation. While climate change was clearly filtered into local strategy making, no new climate frame was established. Rather in goals, it was linked to an overall attractive city storyline. Transportation planners have sought to mobilize force through developing new tools and routines to strengthen the role of climate change. In detailed planning, however, when plans become legally binding, agency in relation to climate change was limited by allowing private actors a pivotal position. Also, tools were used selectively and when settling priorities, climate change was subordinate to economic growth interests. While the planning observed can be regarded as weak, its ability to support climate transition would have been even weaker had it not been linked to the attractive city storyline. Consequently, to facilitate climate transition mobilizing force needs to be generated within the current local implementation structure.

  • 44.
    Johansson, Madelaine
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hjerpe, Mattias
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Simonsson, Louise
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Storbjörk, Sofie
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research . Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hur möter östgötakommunerna klimatfrågan?: En kartläggning av risker, sårbarhet och anpassning inför klimatvariationer och klimatförändringar2009Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det är inom lokalsamhället som klimatförändringarnas konsekvenser först kommer att göra sig gällande. Regionala klimatscenarier visar att dessa konsekvenser kommer att variera rumsligt, vilket skapar skilda utgångslägen i landets kommuner. Några av konsekvenserna kommer inte att bli synliga förrän pålång sikt och flera klimatparametrar behäftas fortfarande med så pass stor osäkerhet att det är svårt att bedöma hur de kommer att förändras i vårt land.

    Extrema väderhändelser får stor uppmärksamhet i media och skapar ett tryck på den kommunala förvaltningen, som ofta står där med frågan: Vad gör ni åt detta? De svenska kommunerna har genom sitt planmonopol och utpekade ansvar för riskhantering en viktig roll att spela inom klimatanpassningen. I aggregerade jämförelser som görs mellan länders anpassningsförmåga – hur väl rustade de är för att svara på klimatförändringarna och initiera åtgärder – så antas Sverige och övriga nordiska länder ha en relativt hög förmåga till anpassning. Å andra sidan visar erfarenheterna av de senaste årens extrema väderhändelser såsom översvämningar och stormar att det finns klara begränsningar i beredskap och robusthet ur ett klimatperspektiv.

    Vår utgångspunkt är att det behövs en djupare kunskap om de svenska kommunernas sårbarhet i bred mening, samt om de drivkrafter och utmaningar som påverkar kommunernas förmåga att hantera ett förändrat klimat genom att minska sin sårbarhet och öka sin robusthet. Kort uttryckt gäller det att skapa förutsättningar för att ”tänka efter före” eftersom ett proaktivt handlande ger såväl större frihetsgrader som ökad kostnadseffektivitet än ett mer avvaktande och reaktivt angreppssätt.

    I rapporten redovisas huvudsakligen resultatet av en kartläggning av hur samtliga 13 östgötakommuner ser på risker och sårbarhet inför samtida klimatvariationer, extrema väderhändelser och framtida klimatförändringar, pågående arbete (i form av kartläggningar, policy, strategier, åtgärder etc.), ansvars- och rollfördelning, organisation och samverkan samt reflektioner 0m drivkrafter och barriärer för sårbarhets- och anpassningsarbetet. Rapporten pekar också ut vägar framåt i form av tre förslag till fördjupade studier av risker, sårbarhet och anpassning i Östergötland: (i) klimatanpassningen och den lokala politiken, (ii) det goda samhället och klimatsårbarheten och (iii) att mäta/bedöma känslighet inför klimatförändringar.

    Rapporten innehåller även ett antal kapitel som syftar till att ge en fördjupad förståelse av centrala begrepp, bedömningstekniker och liknande, aktuellt kunskapsläge gällande sårbarhet och anpassning och – förhoppningsvis – en viss portion inspiration i det kommande arbetet med risker, sårbarhet och anpassning inför klimatvariationer och klimatförändringar.

    Bland annat diskuteras olika sätt att närma sig frågan om sårbarhet inför klimatförändringar med ett särskilt fokus på begreppen exponering, känslighet och anpassningsförmåga. Vi beskriver därefter kort risker och sårbarhet inför de framtida klimatförändringar som Sverige står inför, utifrån klimat- och sårbarhetsutredningen. Vidare belyser vi hur klimatanpassning har vuxit fram på den politiska och administrativa agendan i Sverige samt ger exempel på hur några av landets kommuner idag arbetar med anpassningsfrågor samt – utifrån parallellt pågående fallstudier – erfarenheter av kritiska faktorer för förändring. Därefter presenteras klimatanpassningsportalens ”tio steg mot en anpassningsplan” följt av en redovisning av skillnader och likheter mellan fyra vanliga typer av bedömningar av klimatsårbarhet och klimatanpassning.

  • 45.
    Jonsson, Stefan
    Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Atlantropa: Le rêve fou d'un architecte visionnaire2008In: L'Atlas des Atlas: le monde vu d'ailleurs en 200 cartes / [ed] Christine Chaumeau and Philippe Thureau-Dangin, Paris: Arthaud , 2008, 1, p. 170-173Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [fr]

    Elaborée entre les deux huerres, le projet d'Herman Sörgel consistait à fermer la Méditerranée et à faire baisser le niveau pour gagner de nouvelles terres, afin de satisfaire l'expansionnisme européen.

  • 46.
    Jonsson, Stefan
    Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The Ivory Towers in California2008In: Global Cities : Arkitekturmuseet Yearbook / [ed] Ana Betancour and Annelie Kurttila, Stockholm: Arkitekturmuseet , 2008, p. 5-18Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Juhola, Sirkku
    et al.
    Helsinki University, Finland.
    Klein, Natacha
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Kayhko, Janina
    Helsinki University, Finland.
    Neset, Tina-Simone
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Tema Environmental Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Climate Change Transformations in Nordic Agriculture?2017In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, ISSN 0743-0167, Vol. 51, p. 28-36Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Climate change is expected to have negative impacts but also to bring potential opportunities for agriculture and crop productivity in the Nordic countries. Little research has been conducted at the farmer level to identify what adaptation measures are being considered or already taken and transformative these are. Based on semi-structured interviews with farmers and extension officers from two of the most fertile agricultural areas of Finland and Sweden, this study examines to what extent Nordic farmers are engaged in transforming their farming systems. The results show that some transformational changes are taking place already but most changes are incremental. Currently, agricultural policies and regulations are perceived as a greater adaptation challenge than climate change.

  • 48.
    Kgathi, Donald L
    et al.
    University of Botswana, Botswana.
    Ngwenya, Barbara N
    University of Botswana, Botswana.
    Wilk, Julie
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Shocks and rural livelihoods in the Okavango Delta, Botswana2007In: Development Southern Africa, ISSN 0376-835X, E-ISSN 1470-3637, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 289-308Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes the impacts that three shocks in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, have had on rural livelihoods: the desiccation of river channels, animal diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Primary data was collected from five study areas, using formal questionnaire interviews and focus group discussions. The paper reveals the adverse effects on rural livelihoods. It describes the way households have been exposed to poverty and vulnerability and the various ways they have coped or adapted, such as by re-allocating their labour, liquidating their assets to cover medical expenses and funeral costs, reducing the area ploughed for crops, hiring labour, digging wells and switching from flood recession agriculture to dryland farming. The Botswana government has provided safety nets to help households cope, but this paper recommends that people’s responses to these shocks should be taken into account in future policy and programme formulation.

  • 49.
    Krifors, Karin
    Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Managing Migrant Workers: moral economies of temporary labour in the Swedish IT and wild berry industries2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Temporary migrant workers and circular migration constitute a growing global phenomenon as the management of migration becomes increasingly important to policymakers. This thesis takes academic discussions on citizenship and migration as its starting point, and examines the role of employers in terms of defining temporary migrant workers and their role in the Swedish labour market. The concept of moral economy is applied in particular to analyse the justifications and negotiations through which working conditions of migrant workers, and their role in local and transnational economies, are established and contested.

    The role of capital in migration management is studied through ethnographic fieldwork and through interviews with managers in the Swedish wild berry and IT industries; two very different industries that are, however, both shaped by particular structures of seasonal labour and international outsourcing and that increasingly rely on temporary foreign workers from Thailand and India respectively. The conceptualisation of supply chains in these industries offers a particular framework through which relations, as well as management discourses, can be analysed.

    The study explores how notions of circularity, nation, cultural difference, and transnational economic difference, are managed by private sector actors. It also explores how managers relate to public discourse and emotions in the face of global economic restructuring and changing citizenship, which situates temporary migrants as part of, yet different from, Swedish labour.

  • 50.
    Kvarnström, Lars
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of History, Tourism and Media. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Syssner, Josefina
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Staten och det turistiska fältets förutsättningar2013In: Det turistiska fältet och dess aktörer / [ed] Syssner, Josefina & Kvarnström, Lars, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, p. 61-77Chapter in book (Other academic)
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