Our research

Books in the librarySödertörn University has professional, creative research environments that range over many disciplines and fields.

Our research has a contemporary focus united with an active and critical approach to the past. Many of the research groups and research projects strive to achieve a high level of contemporary and social relevance. The university's research generally has an international focus, even in subjects that traditionally examine their own national cultures and history. A key word is multidisciplinarity.

Publications

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Publications

In: Twin Cities. : Routledge, 2019. 232-245.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Thomas Lundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2019

School/Centre

CBEES

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Research area for doctoral studies

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In: Hunger and Malnutrition as major challenges of the 21st Century. : World Scientific, 2019. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Priya Rampal

Ranjula Bali

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Economics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hegelian Marxism: The Uses of Hegel’s Philosophy in Marxist Theory from Georg Lukács to Slavoj Žižek. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 107-125.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

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2018

School/Centre

-

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Research area for doctoral studies

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Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Since Georg Lukács and Karl Korsch in the 1920s, Hegelian Marxism has played a prominent role as a radical intellectual tradition in modern political theory. This anthology investigates how these Hegelian Marxists, in different historical, political and intellectual contexts during the last century, have employed Hegel’s philosophy with the aim of developing and renewing Marxist theory.Besides Lukács and Korsch the volume includes articles dealing with the thoughts of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Evald Ilyenkov, Lucio Colletti and Slavoj Žižek. The overall purpose is to investigate if, and the degree to which, these thinkers could be interpreted as Hegelian Marxists, and how they use the Hegelian philosophy to better understand their own current society as well as situate themselves in relation to orthodox forms of Marxism. Taken together, the articles can hopefully contribute to an intensification of discussions about the critical and self-criticalphilosophy of Marxism today.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders BurmanAnders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of IdeasPhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Language Testing 2018, 35 (2): 217-238.

The present paper looks at the issue of standardization in L2 oral testing. Whereas external examiners are frequently used globally, some countries opt for test-takers' own teachers as examiners instead. In the present study, Sweden is used as a case in point, with a focus on the mandatory, high-stakes, summative, ninth-grade national test in English (speaking part). The national test has the typical characteristics of standardized tests and its main objective is to contribute to equity in assessment and grading on a national level. However, using teachers as examiners raises problems for standardization. The aim of this study is to examine teachers'/examiners' practices and views regarding four aspects of the speaking test - test-taker grouping, recording practices, the actual test occasion, and examiner participation in students' test interactions - and to discuss findings in relation to issues concerning the normativity and practical feasibility of standardization, taking the perspectives of test-takers, teachers/examiners, and test constructors into account. In order to answer research questions linked to these four aspects of L2 oral testing, self-report survey data from a random sample of teachers (N = 204) and teacher interviews (N = 11) were collected and quantitative data were analyzed using inferential statistics. Survey findings revealed that despite thorough instructions, teacher practices and views vary greatly across all aspects, which was further confirmed by interview data. Three background variables - teacher certification, work experience, gender - were investigated to see whether they could provide explanations. Whereas certification and gender did not contribute significantly to explaining the findings, work experience bore some relevance, but effect sizes were generally small. The study concludes that using teachers as examiners is a well-functioning procedure in terms of assessment for learning, but raises doubts regarding assessment of learning and standardization; a solution for test authorities could be to frame the test as non-standardized.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pia Sundqvist

Lina Nyroos

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

-

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Research area for doctoral studies

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Forest Policy and Economics 2018, : -.

Efforts to develop new governance systems in environmental policy at the international, national and subnational level face multiple challenges. In the context of these challenges, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) was established by the United Nations in 2012 to become the leading intergovernmental body for assessing the state of the planet’s biodiversity, its ecosystems, and the essential contributions they provide to society. In this note, we refer to the Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia. As co-authors of the report, we present the results of our assessment focusing on the forest sector due to its high potential for conserving biodiversity and providing ecosystem services. Notwithstanding several knowledge gaps, the IPBES regional assessment provides a valuable basis to make better-informed decisions. It identifies promising governance options by mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the sustained provision of ecosystem services into public and private decision making, emphasising a more pro-active and goal-oriented policy approach. To which degree these options can be realized and which pathways will be taken towards a sustainable transition is a matter of societal choice, including policy, economy and citizens.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Roland Olschewski

Johanna Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Forests 2018, 9 (9): -.

Carbon sequestration is suggested as a low-cost option for climate change mitigation, the functioning of which can be threatened by pathogen infestation. This study calculates the effects of infectious pathogens on the cost of achieving the EU's 2050 climate targets by combining the so-called production function method with the replacement cost method. Pathogens are then assumed to affect carbon sink enhancement through the impact on productivity of forest land, and carbon sequestration is valued as the replacement for costly reductions in emissions from fossil fuels for reaching the EU's 2050 climate targets. To this end, we have constructed a numerical dynamic optimization model with a logistic forest growth function, a simple allometr+ic representation of the spread of pathogens in forests, and reductions in emissions from fossil fuels. The results show that the annual value of forest carbon sequestration ranges between approximately 6.4 and 14.9 billion Euros, depending on the impact and dispersal of pathogens. Relatively large values are obtained for countries with large emissions from fossil fuels, e.g., Germany, France, Spain and Italy, which also face costs of pathogen together with countries with large forest area, such as Romania. © 2018 by the authors.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

I. -M Gren

Katarina Elofsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Economics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Samhällsbyggaren 2018, 3 : 12-13.

När nya bostadsområden byggs eller renoveras brottas samhällsplanerare med önskan att skapa förutsättningar för ’det goda livet’ i förortens bostäder. Bostadsområden som byggs eller renoveras lägger grunden för det lokala samhällets utveckling på längre sikt.Därför är det viktigt att utreda vilka kan vara de viktigaste förutsättningarna för ett framgångsrikt bostadsområde. Inom forskargruppen Reinvent vid Södertörns högskola har vi brottats med frågor kring lyckade och misslyckade förorter. Den utsatthet som finns i många förorter bildar en bas för vår forskning som kretsar kring hållbarhet i förortsmiljön. Vi har identifierat tre faktorer som kan vara viktiga för hållbara förorter.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Besrat TesfayeErik Borg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Maritime Studies 2018, 17 (2): 177-188.

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fred SaundersGloria L Gallardo Fernández

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2018, : -.

Little is known about the across time stability of autistic traits during the transition period from preschool to school age in the general population. The current study compared autistic traits assessed by a mother-reported quantitative measure, the Social Responsiveness Scale, at age 5 and 8 years and examined the intraclass correlation coefficients of scores across the period for 168 Japanese community-based children. Results showed that total and two subdomain-related autistic trait scores remained primarily stable in males and females. This stability was observed for both children with higher and lower autistic traits scores with a possible sex-specific pattern. Our findings suggest that autistic traits in the general population can be reliably assessed using quantitative measures for this age period.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Hideyuki Haraguchi

Andrew Stickley


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

SCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences

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Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: NU2018 - Det akademiska lärarskapet. : .

En central del i det akademiska lärarskapet är att handleda studenter som befinner sig på olika nivåer i sin utbildning. Det kan handla om doktorander på forskarutbildningsnivå, men i och med att en så stor andel studenter skriver ett, eller två, självständiga arbeten under sin utbildning, handlar det oftare om handledning av studenter på grundläggande eller avancerad nivå. Det finns ett antal studier, både nationellt och internationellt, som behandlar olika aspekter av handledning av studenters uppsatser, som exempelvis handledningsprocessen, handledarstilar, och handledares erfarenheter och behov (t.ex. Augustsson & Jaldemark, 2014; Baker, Cluett, Ireland, Reading, & Rourke, 2014; Berg, 2016; Carlson, Svensson, Johannson, & Montin, 2016; Eriksson & Gustavsson, 2016; Kamler & Thomson, 2014; Scholefield & Cox, 2016; Sveen & Magnusson, 2013; Todd, Smith, & Bannister, 2006; Wiggins, Gordon-Finlayson, Becker, & Sullivan, 2016).En aspekt av handledningsprocessen, som dock framför allt har diskuterats inom den forskning som finns om handledning på forskarutbildningsnivå, är att känslor och känslomässiga aspekter kan spela en viktig roll i handledning och för doktoranders skrivande (Cotterall, 2013; Doloriert, Sambrook, & Stewart, 2012; Sambrook, Stewart, & Roberts, 2008). En utgångspunkt i denna forskning är som regel att handledaren och doktoranden hinner etablera känslomässiga relationer i och med att en forskarutbildning pågår under flera år, och att det kan påverka skrivprocessen. Även inom forskning om skolelevers skrivande har betydelsen av känslor och värderingar framhållits, till exempel inom det forskningsfält där olika språkliga resurser för att värdera och uttrycka känslor analyseras utifrån ramverket appraisal (Martin & White, 2003). Denna forskning har till exempel visat att skolelevers texter värderas högre när språkliga resurser för att uttrycka värderingar och känslor används (Folkeryd, 2006).Men hur är det i handledning av studenter på grundutbildningsnivå? Vilka resurser och strategier knutna till känslor och värderingar används av studenter och handledare i handledningssamtal om självständiga arbeten? Med utgångspunkt i den befintliga forskningen är detta frågor som bör belysas närmare, och i denna presentation ämnar vi göra det ur två olika perspektiv. Det första perspektivet utgår från de bedömningsprocesser som hela tiden pågår i handledningsinteraktionen, och vi analyserar dessa utifrån begrepp som knyts till ramverket appraisal (Martin & White, 2003). Det andra perspektivet utgår från hur handledare och studenter kan använda känslor och känslomässiga uttryck som en typ av handledningsstrategi. Här utgör begreppen anticipated emotions och anticipatory emotions de huvudsakliga analysredskapen (Barsics, Van der Linden, & D'Argembeau, 2016, 219).Vårt paper har sin grund i ett pågående, tvärvetenskapligt projekt om självständighet i högre utbildning, där handledning har en central roll (http://www.sh.se/p3/ext/content.nsf/aget? openagent&key=projekt_page_1446544810333 ). Det empiriska material presentationen bygger på, består av inspelad handledningsinteraktion, med handledare och studenter från lärarutbildning och journalistik, vid två svenska lärosäten. ReferenserAugustsson, G., & Jaldemark, J. (2014). Online supervision: a theory of supervisors’ strategic communicative influence on student dissertations. Higher Education, 67(1), 19-33.Baker, M.-J., Cluett, E., Ireland, L., Reading, S., & Rourke, S. (2014). Supervising undergraduate research: A collective approach utilising groupwork and peer support. Nurse Education Today, 34(4), 637-642.Barsics, C., Van der Linden, M., & D'Argembeau, A. (2016). Frequency, characteristics, and perceived functions of emotional future thinking in daily life. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(2), 217-233.Berg, D. (2016). Det självständiga arbetet - en plats för emancipation eller automation. Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 94-108.Carlson, V., Svensson, P., Johannson, V., & Montin, S. (2016). Handledare, vägledare eller kontrollant? Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 20-38.Cotterall, S. (2013). More than just a brain: emotions and the doctoral experience. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(2), 174-187.Doloriert, C., Sambrook, S., & Stewart, J. (2012). Power and emotion in doctoral supervision: Implications for HRD. European Journal of Training and Development, 36(7), 732-750.Eriksson, A., & Gustavsson, S. (2016). Krav, uppmaningar och frågor - en autoetnografisk reflektion över handledning av självständiga arbeten. Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 70-87.Folkeryd, J. W. (2006). Writing with an attitude : appraisal and student texts in the school subject of Swedish. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.Kamler, B., & Thomson, P. (2014). Helping doctoral students write pedagogies for supervision. London ; New York: Routledge,.Martin, J. R., & White, P. R. (2003). The language of evaluation: Springer.Sambrook, S., Stewart, J., & Roberts, C. (2008). Doctoral supervision . . . a view from above, below and the middle! Journal of Further and Higher Education, 32(1), 71-84.Scholefield, D., & Cox, G. (2016). Evaluation of a model of dissertation supervision for 3rd year B.Sc. undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 17, 78-85.Schreier, M. (2012). Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice. London & Thousand Oaks: SAGE.Sveen, H., & Magnusson, J. (2013). Handledningens vad, hur och varför: interaktionella mönster med fokus på röst. Högre Utbildning (2), 87-102.Todd, M. J., Smith, K., & Bannister, P. (2006). Supervising a social science undergraduate dissertation: staff experiences and perceptions. Teaching in Higher Education, 11(2), 161-173.Wiggins, S., Gordon-Finlayson, A., Becker, S., & Sullivan, C. (2016). Qualitative undergraduate project supervision in psychology: current practices and support needs of supervisors across North East England and Scotland. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 13(1), 1-19. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Teacher Education

EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Språk och interaktion 2018, 4 : 145-171.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna-Malin Karlsson

Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Sakprosa 2018, 10 (1): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna-Malin Karlsson

Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Making Media. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sofia Johansson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Geografiska Notiser 2018, LXXVI (3): 88-89.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Thomas Lundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEES

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Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Environmental Studies

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights 2018, 1 (4): 309-324.

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to deal mainly with the participants’ perception of their attendance in publicly funded training programmes in the tourism industry.Design/methodology/approachThe investigation is based on e-mail interviews with 12 employees in the Swedish tourism industry who have actively participated in such courses as well as some courses offered by private organisations.FindingsThe results show that the interviewees have a positive perception of their participation and they believe that their attendance has had an overall positive impact on them or on their businesses. Nevertheless, it is unclear whether their participation has had an extraordinarily positive impact on business outcomes in terms of subsequent increased turnover, greater productivity or sales, or an expanded customer base. Lack of time and money and the prevalence of unsuitable courses prevent business owners and their employees from attending such courses.Originality/valueThis research is the first Swedish qualitative investigation on the issue.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Saeid Abbasian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Tourism Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Om anden. Järna : Kosmos, 2018. 29-51.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Om anden. Järna : Kosmos, 2018. 13-27.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2018, XI (2-3): 34-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta Rotaru

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Tourism Implications and Dilemmas. : .

Urban Ethnic festivals have positive impacts on the image of cities and countries (McClinchey, 2008) and create a sense of belonging among immigrant groups (Chacko, 2013). Every year, a Tuesday in the middle of March and after 17:00, Iranian Fire Festival is held outdoors in the center of Stockholm and Göteborg. It is financed and organized by Riksteatern (The Swedish National Theatre). In Stockholm it is held in the King’s Garden park, 500 meters from the parliament, and it is used to be opened either by some Swedish ministers or by the Prime minister. This is not a big event in international comparison; it can be classified as local event and it is held when it is still very cold in Sweden. The event lasts in 4-5 hours but draws thousands of audiences (mostly from the same city region) to these two simultaneous arrangements. The audiences as well as the artists are mostly of Middle Eastern background (mostly Iranians, Kurds, Afghans) and there has been no report on ethnic Swedes among them over the years. This event, however, gets a huge attention from the Swedish media but also from some international media (Like Voice of America, Persian section) and Iranian diaspora media worldwide. In accordance with Getz et al (2007), many stakeholders are involved in this event; the Swedish governments, the event organization, municipality offices, many ethnic associations in Sweden, media, invited artists from Sweden and other countries, participants, sellers and volunteers.The aim of this research is to get insight into this event, incentives behind it and the expected outcome of it from different stakeholders. Especially it is important to find out what interest different Swedish governments have since they support the event financially regardless of ideological belonging while the event’s own preconditions are not the best one.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Saeid Abbasian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Tourism Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Clinical EEG and Neuroscience 2018, : -.

There have been increasing efforts to investigate the effects of neuromodulation techniques, such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), on cognitive impairment in dementia and related conditions. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we assessed the efficacy of multisession anodal tDCS compared with sham stimulation for improving global cognition and specific cognitive domains in both Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Eight articles meeting the criteria for inclusion in the meta-analysis were selected. Five studies used the Mini-Mental State Examination to examine mild cognitive impairment and dementia. In a fixed-effect model, there was a mean difference in the change score of -0.13 points. Three trials for dementia using the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognition showed a mean difference of -0.53 points. At present, there is a lack of clear evidence concerning the efficacy of multisession anodal tDCS due to the small number of studies and different measures used. This underscores the need for further investigations using larger samples and common outcome measures.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Takuma Inagawa

Andrew Stickley


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

SCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Tourism, Culture & Communication 2018, 18 (3): 205-218.

Political crises, which have a known impact on the choice of tourism destination, can also negatively affect the choice of second-home destination and purchase. The purpose of this study is to investigate why some Swedish-Iranian second-home buyers prefer Spain to Turkey for political reasons. More than 30 short dialogues were conducted with Swedish-Iranian buyers at the exhibition "Buying Properties Abroad" in Kista, September 2015, following the start of a series of political crises in Turkey. A simple question was asked: Why are you choosing Spain rather than Turkey? The most important category of reasons were political factors, followed by cultural reasons. Political anxiety, instability, and insecurity in Turkey, the risk of civil war, a police society, lack of democratic order, the fact that Turkey is not a member of the European Union, the government's negative attitudes towards Kurds, and the emergence of Islamic State were the political reasons most mentioned. One conclusion that can be drawn is that political crises affect second-home tourism/tourists in the same way that they do ordinary tourism/tourists. The research has some important implications for Turkish policymakers, tourism stakeholders at a macrolevel, their competitors, especially in Spain, and potential buyers. Based on this research, some suggestions for future studies are also given. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Saeid Abbasian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Tourism Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Information, Communication and Society 2018, : -.

From a discourse analytic framework, the article analyses health blogs and patient’s forum discussions in which parents to children with congenital heart defects recontextualize medical professional knowledge and share their own experiences. The study show how the two types of online media may serve as a means for parents to attain expert status in their own case by sharing lay knowledge expressed as an amalgamation of the two key perspectives–professional and experienced–as an indivisible unit. Monological discourses, such as narrating, in blogs and more direct and immediate responses in forum discussions are noted as examples of differences in how medical facts are explained and negotiated, how advice is provided and how patient expertise is created. The study also show how blogs and especially forum discussions are used to problematize the validity of actions and opinions of medical staff. The role of developing patient expertise in epistemic communities online may therefore come with a risk of spreading misrepresentation of medical cases. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

T. Bellander

Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Journal of Cultural Studies 2018, : -.

This article presents an analysis of the makeover reality show Real Men, which was broadcast on Swedish television in 2016. The analysis shows that Real Men – like other shows of its genre – functions as a form of ‘governmentality’ through which forms of neoliberal subjectivity are propagated and pedagogically enforced on ‘bad subjects’. However, the show surpasses the genre conventions by questioning the authority of the norms and values (i.e. middle-class, cosmopolitan and urban values) that are being propagated and in letting the values held by the working-class men on the show eventually be victorious and accepted within the narrative. The purpose of this article is to try to make sense of a popular cultural artefact such as Real Men against the background of the crisis of legitimacy for the neoliberal ideology and the rise of (right-wing) populism, and to try to understand how the forms and genres of popular culture transform and respond to this changing political context. © The Author(s) 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik StiernstedtPeter Jakobsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Organizing and Reorganizing Markets. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. 32-45.

The EU expects European governments to abolish their old state railway monopolies and establish a market, with private companies competing for customers. We analyse the long process through which the Swedish state constructed a market for railway traffic in Sweden, by shaping such market elements as market actors; supply and demand; and the process of exchange, competition, and products. We identify extensive attempts at constructing and shaping market actors and organizing markets connected to the train transport market, such as the markets for maintenance and vehicles. The resulting market is similar to an elaborate bureaucracy, with a great number of organizational elements in the form of rules, hierarchy, membership, monitoring, and sanctions, in which the degree of organization is probably greater than in the former state monopoly firm.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Daniel Castillo

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aquaculture Reports 2018, 12 : 36-42.

In fish aquaculture, great efforts are made to develop feed that excludes marine fish proteins and oils, or at least to decrease these parts to a minimum but the fish might not be attracted to or might not eat the alternative feed. Molecules detected by the olfactory sense can induce arousal and search behavior that attract the fish and induce foraging. In the present study, we have examined whether mussel extracts can induce foraging behavior in crucian carp, Carassius carassius. Free amino acids are present in high concentrations in mussels and they are detected at low concentrations by olfaction and induce food search behavior in several fish species. We studied the behavior responses to water extracts of mussel powder compared to extracts of a plant-based commercial carp feed. Extracts of different concentrations were administered in glass aquaria with individual fish. The tests began with 5 min with only tap water and this was followed by 5 min with extracts or amino acid solutions. The behavior was recorded with a video camera. The initial control period was compared to the following period with odors. No significant foraging response was observed with extracts of mussels, but the commercial carp feed extract induced increased bottom snapping. Synthetic mixtures of five nutritional amino acids present at high concentrations in both extracts did not give any significant foraging response. Our results show that mussels are not suitable as a protein source in feed to crucian carp. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ninél Sukovich

Håkan Olsén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

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The Lancet 2018, 392 (10152): 1015-1035.

Background: Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for death and disability, but its overall association with health remains complex given the possible protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on some conditions. With our comprehensive approach to health accounting within the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016, we generated improved estimates of alcohol use and alcohol-attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 195 locations from 1990 to 2016, for both sexes and for 5-year age groups between the ages of 15 years and 95 years and older.Methods: Using 694 data sources of individual and population-level alcohol consumption, along with 592 prospective and retrospective studies on the risk of alcohol use, we produced estimates of the prevalence of current drinking, abstention, the distribution of alcohol consumption among current drinkers in standard drinks daily (defined as 10 g of pure ethyl alcohol), and alcohol-attributable deaths and DALYs. We made several methodological improvements compared with previous estimates: first, we adjusted alcohol sales estimates to take into account tourist and unrecorded consumption; second, we did a new meta-analysis of relative risks for 23 health outcomes associated with alcohol use; and third, we developed a new method to quantify the level of alcohol consumption that minimises the overall risk to individual health.Findings: Globally, alcohol use was the seventh leading risk factor for both deaths and DALYs in 2016, accounting for 2.2% (95% uncertainty interval [UI] 1.5-3.0) of age-standardised female deaths and 6.8% (5.8-8.0) of age-standardised male deaths. Among the population aged 15-49 years, alcohol use was the leading risk factor globally in 2016, with 3.8% (95% UI 3.2-4-3) of female deaths and 12.2% (10.8-13-6) of male deaths attributable to alcohol use. For the population aged 15-49 years, female attributable DALYs were 2.3% (95% UI 2.0-2.6) and male attributable DALYs were 8.9% (7.8-9.9). The three leading causes of attributable deaths in this age group were tuberculosis (1.4% [95% UI 1. 0-1. 7] of total deaths), road injuries (1.2% [0.7-1.9]), and self-harm (1.1% [0.6-1.5]). For populations aged 50 years and older, cancers accounted for a large proportion of total alcohol-attributable deaths in 2016, constituting 27.1% (95% UI 21.2-33.3) of total alcohol-attributable female deaths and 18.9% (15.3-22.6) of male deaths. The level of alcohol consumption that minimised harm across health outcomes was zero (95% UI 0.0-0.8) standard drinks per week.Interpretation: Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for global disease burden and causes substantial health loss. We found that the risk of all-cause mortality, and of cancers specifically, rises with increasing levels of consumption, and the level of consumption that minimises health loss is zero. These results suggest that alcohol control policies might need to be revised worldwide, refocusing on efforts to lower overall population-level consumption.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Max G. Griswold

Mall Leinsalu

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Sexualities 2018, 21 (7): 1021-1038.

This article draws on popular culture, ethnographic materials and mainstream commercials to discuss contemporary understandings of the relationship between fertility, pregnancy and parenthood among lesbians and other queer persons with uteruses. It argues that, on the one hand, same-sex lesbian motherhood is increasingly celebrated as evidence of Swedish gender and sexual exceptionalism and, on the other, queers who wish to challenge heteronormative gender disavow both the relationship between fertility and femininity, and that of pregnancy and parenthood. The author argues that in studying queer family formation, we must move beyond addressing heteronormativity and begin studying how gender, sexuality, race and class get reproduced in queer kinship stories.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulrika Dahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Bureaucracy and Society in Transition. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018. 39-67.

Transition into modernity takes very different roads, depending on thesequencing of bureaucracy and democratic regime. This is demonstrated bycomparing Sweden and Greece. At an early stage of the long-term modernisationof Swedish society, due to early penetration of the internal territory andbefore the extension of suffrage and political modernisation, a number ofstate organisations were established at the interstices between state and society,creating direct relations between the state and society. The impressiveLantmäteriet, the organisation of tax authorities, the establishment ofauthorities for registering the population and the Tabellverket are typicalillustrations of such organisational structures. Such organisations functionedas social mechanisms that elucidated society making it legible and thusstrengthened the infrastructural capacity of the state. In Greece, where thestate was built after political modernisation, the establishment of similarorganisations proved to be more difficult. Although there is evidence thatsimilar Swedish practices were known in Greece to be possible paths, theywere not chosen. The establishment of a land registry system, for instance,was discussed in the decades prior to the 1871 land reform. On other issues,such choices could not be materialised given opposition or political countermobilisationto abolish the reforms after they were approved by parliament.These reform efforts were rather short-lived or countered by new reforms andexemptions, creating an ambiguous labyrinth of regulations of statesocietyrelations and a state without the capacity to intervene in society and implementlogistically political decisions throughout the realm. On the whole, thestate remained a distant entity, mostly a distrusted one, and relations between the state and society were mediated by parties and by social and kinshipbasednetworks.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Apostolis Papakostas

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Organisation & Samhälle 2018, 2 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

E. Sundin

Magdalena Elmersjö

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Social Work

Research area for doctoral studies

-

NORA 2018, 26 (2): 142-153.

This position paper is written by four key researchers from two projects (one in Norway and one in Sweden) aiming to define and discuss terms and concepts in Gender Studies. It is inspired by the concept of dialogue as a method of academic writing and discusses the methods, results, challenges, and choices made in the two projects. While they both aimed to create and discuss a vocabulary for Gender Studies and gender research, the projects took shape from different approaches, and produced different results. In this position paper, we want to discuss the meaning of doing conceptual work and deciding on definitions of terms. Our aim is not to determine which approach is “better”, but rather to understand how the field of Gender Studies and gender research is being built.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Amund Rake Hoffart

Ann Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Reflekterande texter om digitala media. Stockholm : Styx förlag, 2018. 21-31.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Normark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Media Technology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2018, 2-3 : 118-119.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Relating Worlds of Racism. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 113-139.

Law and Zakharov examine the formation and legacy of Russian racialisation and anti-Roma racism in a number of states including Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania. They then examine racialisation in a variety of post-Soviet regimes including the Baltic states, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and the Southern Caucasus. The East European ‘search for race’ and the striving to ‘attain whiteness’, can be understood as attempts to rediscover the privileged whiteness that has been partly lost during the socialist past. Finally, they confirm the need to recognise polyracism, and give a less one-sided account of the process of racial Europeanisation which privileges Western Europe and denies the agency of Eastern European states in this process.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ian Law

Nikolay Zakharov

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Occult in Modernist Art, Literature, and Cinema. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 93-110.

A fragmentation of self often informed the modernist quest for redefining the authorial self, a development explored in this chapter. The focus lies on the crisis of authorship as it manifested in the works of British writers and artists who claimed to have been inspired by fairies or even had their works produced by fairies. Occultist, antiquarian and artistic discourses concerning fairies could collide, as the chapter’s case study of William Butler Yeats shows. In a milieu where fairies were captured in photographs and cited as inspiration for paintings and literature, fairies could play an important role in experiments into fragmenting the authorial self, contributing to the modernist perception of the creative subject as passive and unstable, or even splintered, by ascribing artistic innovation to external entities.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per Faxneld

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication. : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 127-152.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Theres Bellander

Anna-Malin Karlsson

Zoe Nikolaidou

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Entrer en guerre, 1914-1918: des Balkans au monde. Bruxelles : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018. -.

Greece was a latecomer to the Great War.1 After being partially involved in the Entente since 1915, Greece formally joined it in 1917, although its active participation was relatively brief. In collective remembrance, the Greek experience of World War One is overshadowed by events that preceded it and, above all, by its catastrophic aftermath. Greece’s Great War between 1917-1918 is best understood as an episode within a continuum of wars and turmoil stretching between 1912 and 1922. The bitter clash over the country’s entry into the European conflict reverberated in Greek political life long after the original cause of dispute—intervention vs. neutrality—had become irrelevant. In this respect, the circumstances surrounding the decision to join the war had a far more traumatic impact than the casualties suffered during it. The reason for this is that the decision cannot be easily separated from its ultimate outcome, the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erik Sjöberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Nordicom Review 2018, 39 (2): -.

This article proposes and explores the notion of “media micro-generations”. Based on a survey of values and norms in relation to media-related behaviour in Sweden, we identify statistically significant media micro-generations. Through an analysis of the technologies that were introduced during the formative years of different media micro-generations, we propose that media micro-generations are formed with the introduction of new media technologies. Thus, the existence of media micro-generations illustrates how rapid trans- formations of media technologies can shape the moral notions of narrow age groups. It also explains why many earlier studies have detected a rather large span of years (1970-1985, in between the TV generation and the internet generation) during which no generational identity seems to have been formed.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bengt Johansson

Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Revue européenne de droit public = European Review of Public Law 2018, 30 (1): 213-226.

According to the landmark judgement Google Spain of 13 May 2014 of the European Court of Justice, search engines have under certain conditions the obligation to de-index search results (URLs) containing personal information. This obligation to execute the so-called right to be forgotten does not apply however when the interest of the public of having access to the information at issue overrides the right of privacy of the data subject, which emphasises the question of the balancing between the right to privacy and the freedom of expression. The paper first contains a succinct analysis of the criteria referred to by the European bodies, the EJC and the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party, for achieving the balancing between the right to privacy and the freedom of expression. Second, the paper examines the actors involved in the balancing of interests when the right to be forgotten is applied, i.e. the actors whose freedom of expression is potentially restricted by the application of the right to be forgotten and the actors in charge of the balancing of interests.* This paper mirrors an introductory presentation for a workshop on The Right to Be Forgotten: The Balance between the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Expression, that took place on September 9, 2017 at the Legraina EPLO premises, Sounion, Greece.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Public Law

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Ett liv som handledare. Uppsala : Uppsala universitet, 2018. 5-16.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter Hedberg

Mikael Lönnborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

ENTER forumSchool of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Ett liv som handledare. Uppsala : Uppsala universitet, 2018. 17-34.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mikael Lönnborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

ENTER forumSchool of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Uppsala : Uppsala universitet, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter Hedberg

Mikael Lönnborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

ENTER forumSchool of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Curie 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Katarina Giritli-Nygren

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mikael Lönnborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

ENTER forumSchool of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Ecology & society 2018, : -.

In recent decades consensus-oriented decision making has become increasingly common in the management of natural resources due to the recognition that collaborative processes may enhance the legitimacy of decision making and facilitate effective implementation. Previous research has identified a number of problems with the design and practical facilitation of collaborative processes. Structured decision making (SDM) has been developed as an alternative suitable for decision making characterized by complexity, stakeholder controversy and scientific uncertainty. The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility and practical relevance of collaboration and dialogue inspired by SDM in the sphere of forest management. The methods used include analyses of records of meetings and semi-structured interviews with participating stakeholders and organizers of a collaborative process focused on improving the management of Swedish forests in the young forest phase. The results show that the SDM rationale of step-by-step teamwork, the involvement of experts, and guidance by an independent facilitator has a number of merits. These included the creation of genuine discussion with careful consideration of different interests and values, thus building trust among stakeholders and the Forest Agency. However, at the end of the process some issues still remained unclear, including how the decision options would be made practically useful and accessible to forest owners. Furthermore, concerns were raised about the lack of novelty of the options. As a result, there was uncertainty about the extent to which the options would contribute to a more varied forest landscape given the multiple values involved. The paper concludes with some remarks on the potential future of engaging SDM in the forestry sector.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Camilla Sandström

Johanna Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Arche - tidskrift för psykoanalys, humaniora och arkitektur 2018, 64-65 : 138-145.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Josephson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018, 15 (9): -.

Seasonal allergies have been associated with mental health problems, though the evidence is still emergent, particularly in the United States. We analyzed data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication and the National Latino and Asian American Survey (years 2001⁻2003). Multivariable logistic regression models were used to examine the relations between lifetime allergies and lifetime psychiatric disorders (each disorder in a separate model), adjusting for socio-demographic variables (including region of residence) and tobacco use. Analyses were also stratified to test for effect modification by race and sex. A history of seasonal allergies was associated with greater odds of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, but not alcohol or substance use disorders, after adjusting for socio-demographic characteristics and tobacco use. The associations between seasonal allergies and mood disorders, substance use disorders, and alcohol use disorders were particularly strong for Latino Americans. The association between seasonal allergies and eating disorders was stronger for men than women. Seasonal allergies are a risk factor for psychiatric disorders. Individuals complaining of seasonal allergies should be screened for early signs of mental health problems and referred to specialized services accordingly.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Hans Oh

Andrew Stickley


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

SCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Die SS nach 1945. Göttingen : V&R Unipress, 2018. 395-418.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Steffen Werther

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Small Business Economics 2018, : -.

This paper explores regional variation in the effects of publicly sponsored R&D grants on SME performance. The results suggest that there is no guarantee that the grants will impact firm growth, either positive or negative. Positive growth effects are most likely to be found for publicly sponsored R&D grants targeting SMEs located in regions abundant with skilled labor, whereas the opposite is found for SMEs located in regions with a limited supply of skilled labor.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

J. Videnord

Patrik Tingvall

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Economics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Year of publication

Type of publication

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe