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

Personality and Individual Differences 2018, 122 : 29-37.

Abstract Ambivalent sexism is a two-dimensional framework that assesses sexist and misogynous attitudes. The current corpus of research on such attitudes suggest that they are predicted by numerous variables, including religious beliefs, ideological variables, and men's facial hair. Most studies, however, have treated such predictors as if they are independent – inferring that zero-order correlations between sexism and its predictors are not confounded by omitted third variables. In the current work, we address ambivalent sexism using a large array of known correlates of sexist attitudes in two large and demographically diverse samples. We show that low empathic concern is the primary driver of hostile-, but not benevolent sexism (Study 1); that social dominance orientation, right-wing authoritarianism, religiosity, and low Openness and Agreeableness differentially predict ambivalent sexism (Study 2); along with male gender and low education level (Study 1 and 2). Contradicting an earlier finding, men's facial hair was not correlated with hostile sexism in either studies and a short full beard predicted lower scores on benevolent sexism in Study 2. Thus, we replicated the main findings from most previous research except for men's facial hair, and we also show the paths through which predictors of sexist attitudes exert their effects.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kahl Hellmer

Kirsti Jylhä

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Psychology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hunger and Malnutrition as major challenges of the 21st Century. : World Scientific, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Priya Rampal

Ranjula Bali Swain

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Economics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Fisheries, Quota, Management and Quota Transfer. Switzerland : Springer, 2018. 141-158.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine Bonow

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

Environmental Studies

In: Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. : Springer, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ranjula Bali Swain

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Economics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (3): 482-483.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Birgitta Almgren

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (1): 80-85.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Eva Blomberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Våldsbejakande extremism. Stockholm : Wolters Kluwer, 2017. 291-322.

Den samtida forskningen om sociala rörelser erbjuder en rad insikter om politiskt motiverat våld: varför det uppkommer, vad som gör att våldsanvändning kan eskalera, men även vad som bidrar till att grupper inom en rörelse undviker eller slutar att använda våld. När man inom forskningen om sociala rörelser talar om radikalisering avser man vanligen de processer som leder till att grupper av aktivister inom en rörelse börjar använda våld eller trappar upp sitt användande av våld.Inom andra forskningsfält brukar radikalisering ofta relateras till sociala bakgrundsfaktorer, individuella omständigheter eller personlighetsdrag, vilka antas bidra till att enskilda individer börjar använda politiskt motiverat våld eller ansluter sig till grupper där våld används. En sådan förståelse av radikalisering har inte sällan legat till grund för myndighetsåtgärder för att förebygga eller bekämpa politiskt motiverad våldsbrottslighet.Utgångspunkten inom forskningen om sociala rörelser är i stället att de flesta individer som utför politiskt motiverade våldshandlingar redan är en del av en social rörelse. Det blir därmed relevant att undersöka de sociala processer inom en rörelse som kan leda till att vissa grupper inom en rörelse använder våld, samt hur dessa processer påverkas av interaktion med aktörer utanför rörelsen. Detta innebär också att forskningen inom detta fält mer sällan intresserar sig för de enskilda utövare av politiskt våld som agerar på egen hand och inte är knutna till en rörelse.Samtidigt har forskningen om sociala rörelser länge undersökt vilka individer som ansluter sig till rörelser och varför de gör det. I vissa studier har det även undersökts vilka individuella omständigheter som påverkar att rörelseaktivister börjar använda olagliga eller våldsamma metoder. Därmed kan den empiriska forskningen inom detta fält kasta nytt ljus över den förståelse av radikalisering som dominerat annan forskning och myndighetsåtgärder.I detta kapitel ges inledningsvis en övergripande bild av forskningsfältets framväxt och huvudsakliga kunskapsintressen. Därefter introduceras hur man inom detta fält har betraktat och undersökt fenomenet politiskt våld. Detta följs av en översikt över de faktorer som forskningen kunnat visa är betydelsefulla för att individer ansluter sig till sociala rörelser, samt för att vissa rörelseaktivister börjar använda våldsamma metoder. Därefter diskuteras forskningen om radikaliseringsprocesser, vilket här förstås som när grupper inom en social rörelse börjar använda politiskt motiverat våld. I fokus står de mekanismer på gruppnivå som vanligen är centrala för att grupper inom en social rörelse radikaliseras, något som även möjliggör insikter om hur dessa processer kan avbrytas. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Magnus Wennerhag

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Nordicom Information 2017, 39 : 127-129.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Edenborg Emil


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 2017, 119 (2): 338-341.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Emil Edenborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Postcolonial Studies 2017, : 1-23.

Some states create geographical imaginaries that envision the homeland as coherent and good, and the spaces of Others as disordered, dangerous and therefore legitimate objects of violence. Such ‘violent cartographies’ serve not only to justify policy actions, but constitute bordering practices aiming to provide stability, integrity and continuity to the Self, sometimes referred to as ‘ontological security’. This article examines the role of creativity and artistic imagination in challenging dominant geopolitical narratives. It examines satire on the Russian-language internet, which played upon the Russian state’s geopolitical narrative about the war in Ukraine 2014–15. Three themes within this dominant narrative – (1) the imperialist idea of Russia as a modernising force, (2) the gendering of Ukraine as feminine and Europe as homosexual and (3) the idea that the current war was a re-enactment of Russia’s historical battle against fascism – all became the object of fun-making in satire. I argue that satire, by appropriating, repeating but slightly displacing official rhetoric in ways that make it appear ridiculous, may destabilise dominant narratives of ontological security and challenge their strive towards closure. Satire may expose the silences of dominant narratives and undermine the essentialism and binarism upon which they rely, opening up for estrangement and disidentification.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Edenborg Emil


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Advances in Swearing Research. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. 65-86.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Advances in Swearing Research. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. 1-16.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karyn Stapleton

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017.

Any behavior that arouses, as swearing does, controversy, disagreement, disdain, shock, and indignation as often as it imbues passion, sincerity, intimacy, solidarity, and jocularity should be an obvious target of in-depth scholarship. Rigorous, scholarly investigation of the practice of swearing acknowledges its social and cultural significance, and allows us to discover and better understand the historical, psychological, sociological, and linguistic aspects (among others) of swearwords and swearword usage. The present volume brings together a range of themes and issues central to the existing knowledge of swearing and considers these in two key ‘new’ arenas, that is, in languages other than English, and/or in contexts and media other than spoken interaction. Many of the chapters analysed are based on large and robust collections of data, such as corpora or questionnaire responses, which allow for patterns of swearing to emerge. In other chapters, personally observed instances of swearing comprise the focus, allowing for a close analysis of the relationship between sociolinguistic context and pragmatic function. In each chapter, the cultural aspects of swearing are considered, ultimately affirming the importance of the study of swearing, and further establishing the legitimacy of swearing as a target of research.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karyn Stapleton

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

Denna bok innehåller en utgåva med svensk översättning av 114 brev, skrivna på latin under den andra hälften av 1600-talet. Breven är författade av de tre bröderna Daniel, Carl och Gustav Gyldenstolpe och riktar sig med några få undantag till deras äldre bror Nils som flyttat från hemmet i Åbo till Stockholm för att göra ämbetsmannakarriär.I breven erbjuds vi många glimtar av dåtidens samhälle, av det skånska kriget där en av bröderna deltog, om privata händelser och av de vardagliga problem som ofta handlade om att hålla samman familjen under kärva förhållanden. Vi informeras även om de verksamheter som bedrevs av jurister och ämbetsmän i stormaktstidens svenska statsförvaltning med förgreningar kring hela Östersjön.Förutom sitt värde som historiska källor ger breven inblickar i dåtidens utbildningsväsen med ett särskilt fokus på inlärningen av latin och retorik. De visar också på den höga latinkompetens som individer besatt under tidigmodern tid i Sverige samt hur detta nylatin var ett kommunikationsmedel som smidigt kunde utnyttjas för alla förekommande sociala behov.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Daniel Gyldenstolpe

Annika Ström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Southern African Studies 2017, : 1-18.

In rural Mozambique, as in other African countries, large-scale land acquisitions are on the rise. This process is usually portrayed by host governments and investors as comprising win–win deals that can simultaneously boost agricultural productivity and combat poverty. This article focuses on one such investment, a large-scale Chinese land acquisition in the lower Limpopo valley, where attempts to modernise agriculture have occurred since colonial times. Based on an analysis of primary quantitative and qualitative data, this study explores livelihoods in the targeted area and local experiences and views regarding land loss and its implications. Our findings reveal a top-down process enabled by disregard for sound legislation, whereby land dispossession was followed by ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ opportunities that were unsuited to the most land-dependent livelihoods, particularly those of single-headed households. As the modernisation of the region is once again attempted through the promotion of large-scale agriculture, important historical continuities prevail. This study adds critical evidence to the discussion on the local development potential of land deals in Mozambique and other areas marked by similar democratic deficits. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

L. Börjeson

Juliana PorsaniKari Lehtilä

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: What is Sustainable Journalism?. New York : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017. 277-295.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Stiernstedt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Psychrophiles. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, 2017. 389-421.

The Earth’s permanently cold biosphere is known to harbour abundant microbial biomass and represents a rich resource for the discovery of novel cold-adapted microorganisms, many of which form part of the ‘microbial dark matter’ which cannot be analysed using traditional culture-dependent approaches. The recent development of metagenomics and related multi-omics strategies has provided a means by which entire microbial communities can be studied directly, without the prerequisite of culturing. The advancement of the ‘omic’ methods is directly linked to recent progress in high-throughput sequencing, robust data processing capabilities and the application of cutting-edge analytical tools for high-throughput detection of biomolecules. The combined application of these tools and strategies has provided an unprecedented access to the structure and potential function of microbial communities in cold environments, providing increasingly comprehensive insights into the taxonomic richness and functional capacity of the indigenous microorganisms. Applications of ‘omic’ strategies have enhanced our understanding of psychrophilic adaptation mechanisms, revealing the versatility and adaptability of life in the ‘cryosphere’. In addition to the predicted roles of psychrophiles in biogeochemical cycling, recent multi-omic studies have further emphasised the importance of the ‘cryosphere’ in influencing global atmospheric conditions. Finally, metagenomic bioprospecting of cold environments has yielded a variety of novel bioactive molecules including novel ‘psychrozymes’, with a wide range of potential industrial and biotechnological applications. Here, we have provided an overview of recent developments in metagenomic technologies and their application in the study of the cold biosphere.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Habibu Aliyu

Sara Sjöling

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

In: Socialt arbete i civilsamhället. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2017. 175-200.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jaakko TurunenNoomi Weinryb

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New Media and Society 2017, : 1-17.

This article discusses how alternative software infrastructures can emerge out offrictions, failure, and repair in the attempts of media creators to evade piracy. Usinga case from the geographical fringes of Russia called Morevna Project, and theoriesof infrastructures and repair, the article suggests how repair can lead to the slow,mundane and fragile formation of what I refer to as ‘situated’ digital infrastructures forcultural production. While pirate-based media production can push creators to searchfor and develop alternative infrastructures, the latter emerge as fragile frameworksthat are constantly threatened from collapse and suspension. The continuous work ofintegrating diverse interests across local and online media-related contexts and practicesbecomes an essential stabilising force needed to perpetuate these infrastructures andprevents them from falling back into oblivion.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Varför språkvetenskap?. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2017. 269-290.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lann Hornscheidt

Daniel Wojahn

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Naissance des sciences de la population. Paris : INED éditions (Institut national d'études démographiques), 2017. 23-40.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Leif Runefelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 2017, 16 (2): 41-66.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nina Carlsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cabinet 2017, 63 : 34-41.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Research ethics and artistic freedom in artistic research. Stockholm : Swedish Research Council, 2017. 16-23.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Alina Žvinklienė

Eva BlombergYulia GradskovaYlva Waldemarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Radical left movements in Europe. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Grzegorz Piotrowski


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Expo 2017, 22 (3): 36-47.

De tre nazisterna misstänks ligga bakom 14 bankrån, två bombattentat och tio mord. I ett hus någonstans i Mellansverige berättar en före detta tysk polisinformatör om hur allt hade kunnat stoppas innan det började

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christoph Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Journalism

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Sydsvenska Dagbladet 2017, 28 september : A31-A31.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christoph Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Journalism

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017.

When the Iron Curtain lifted in 1989, it was seen by some as proof of the final demise of the ideas and aspirations of the radical left. Not many years passed, however, before the critique of capitalism and social inequalities were once again the main protest themes of social movements. This book provides an account of radical left movements in today’s Europe and how they are trying to accomplish social and political change.The book’s international group of leading experts provide detailed analysis on social movement organizations, activist groups, and networks that are rooted in the left-wing ideologies of anarchism, Marxism, socialism, and communism in both newly democratized post-communist and longstanding liberal-democratic polities. Through a range of case studies, the authors explore how radical left movements are influenced by their situated political and social contexts, and how contemporary radical left activism differs from both new and old social movements on one hand, and the activities of radical left parliamentary parties on the other. Ultimately, this volume investigates what it means to be ‘radical left’ in current day liberal-democratic and capi- talist societies after the fall of European state socialism.This is valuable reading for students and researchers interested in European politics, contemporary social movements and political sociology.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Christian Fröhlich

Grzegorz Piotrowski

Magnus Wennerhag

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Civil society revisited. New York : Berghahn Books, 2017. 129-152.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta Korolczuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New York : Berghahn Books, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta KorolczukKerstin Jacobsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Patterns of Prejudice 2017, 51 (3-4): 318-334.

Blomqvist's article holds that nationalism in the socialist labour movement did not suddenly manifest itself as Europe went to war in 1914. In Sweden, patriotic ideas from the French Revolution and radical liberalism heavily influenced the early labour movement and contributed to the development of a socialist patriotism. As a twin of socialist internationalism, this left-wing working-class nationalism centred on the question Who is the nation?' The answer was not simply the working people', but penetrated further into the questionin this age of nationalization of the massesof who those working people' were. With few intellectual resources of its own in its early years, the young socialist movement in Sweden had to rely on popular liberal education. Accordingly, knowledge from the modern natural sciences and anthropology was imported with its ideas of human races as kernels of nationality. Academics who subsequently joined the socialist movement tried to interpret racial science and eugenics to the advantage of the working class and for the sake of social reform. Together with socialist patriotism, this attempt developed into a racialized message on the anthropological value of Swedish workers as opposed to both the bourgeois elites and foreign low-paid workers and strikebreakers. In its more extreme versionas represented by a leading Swedish social democratit turned older stereotypes of Jews into a racist antisemitic discourse against those who were believed to be the enemies of Swedish labour. The combination of socialist patriotism, racism and antisemitism, however, was challenged by other interpretations and experiences.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Blomqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Battle for Ukrainian. Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2017. 473-494.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ilkka Liikanen

Jussi Kurunmäki

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Geten i Sverige. Uppsala : Institutet för språk och folkminnen, 2017. 135-152.

This article discusses the re-emergence and modernisation of traditional goat cheese production in Sweden, in particular in the northern county of Jämtland. The data have been gathered through fieldwork and interviews with goat farmers, authorities and others involved in the production of goat cheese. As early as the 1970s, a number of initiatives were taken to formalise the productive activities of this sector and to improve product quality. The most important project was the launch of the cooperative Jämtspira at the beginning of the 1980s. In contrast to other Swedish cooperatives, this organisation involved its members in developing a common trademark and a standardised product range, undertaking joint marketing efforts, and finding creative solutions to infrastructure problems. Jämtland was strengthened and modernised, largely owing to the active part played by regional authorities in this process. The national artisan centre Eldrimner, which became a hub for small-scale food production, is another important institution that has strengthened local knowledge and taught cheesemaking skills to new goat farmers from all over Sweden. Although many obstacles have been removed and the sector has found successful solutions to strategic issues relating to product development and marketing, there are still significant structural shortcomings that could reduce profitability and endanger the future development of the sector. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine Bonow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Genus och företagande. : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, 2017. 159-182.

För 150 år sedan bodde större delen av Sveriges befolkning på landsbygden och var sysselsatta i primärnäringarna, men under de senaste 120 åren har den svenska landsbygden genomgått en kraftfull strukturomvandling. idag är det endast 15% av Sveriges befolkning som bor utanför någon av Sveriges tätorter. Det vill säga 85% av befolkningen bor på 1,3 procent av landarealen och ytterst få är sysselsatta i de gröna näringarna. Den pågående omstruktureringen av lantbruket innebär att många av de mindre gårdarna läggs ned och blir fritidshus eller hästgårdar. Samtidigt som nötkreaturen minskar i antal ökar antalet hästar och Sverige har blivit ett av de hästtätaste länderna i Europa.Ungefär en halv miljon svenskar rider regelbundet och närmare en tredjedel av alla invånare i Sverige har på något sätt kontakt med hästar och de olika verksamheter som de ger upphov till. Denna ökning av sporthästar är särskilt märkbar i tätortsnära områden. I Stockholm och Uppsala län finns omkring 44 000 hästar och ca 78% av dessa finns i urbana eller tätortsnära områden. Hästarna har till viss del blivit landsbygdens räddning. hästar behöver mat, husrum och livsutrymme, vilket har skapat en välkommen extra inkomstkälla för lantbruket. Det är relativt vanligt att lantbrukare producerar och säljer hästfoder eller hyr ut stallplatser. Enligt lantbrukarnas Riksförbund, är hästnäringen den femte största inkomstkällan för jordbruket.  Hästen är även på andra sätt en viktig resurs i arbetet med att utveckla nya former för jordbruksföretagande och bidra till en levande landsbygd. Det ökande antalet hästar medför mer arbete för veterinärer, hovslagare och tränare/instruktörer. Dessutom växer det fram nya yrkesgrupper med specialinriktning mot hästar. Syftet med den här studien är att belysa kvinnliga hästföretagares syn på tätortsnära hästverksamheter och diskutera svårigheter och möjligheter för utvecklingen av hästnäringen med fokus på Stockholm- och Uppsalaområdet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Monica HammerMona PeterssonMadeleine Bonow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Environmental Studies

Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum 2017, 28 september : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christian Widholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Tourism Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Louise Schou Therkildsen

Alexander Stagnell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

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Regulating education is a vital part of government. This thesis is inspired by recent changes on the political landscape of higher education. It is guided by an interest in how political objectives and concepts of ideal social relationships are transformed and expressed through government university policies and their consequences. An early stage of what is now commonly referred to as the modern state and the modern research university, rather than present or relatively recent developments, will be explored. Instead of studying trends on the European continent, the thesis inquiries into an attempt made by the Swedish government to revise the constitutions of Swedish schools and universities through the so-called Educational Commission appointed in 1745.The purpose of the thesis is to apply a modern policy perspective to the Educational Commission’s attempt at reforming the constitution of the Swedish universities. The aim is to illuminate the construction of university regulations and to place this within a larger framework of policy making during the Age of Liberty (Frihetstiden) in Sweden.The Commission was an attempt by the Swedish government to implement educational changes based on a holistic view of the realm. It was one of several contemporary initiatives with nationwide ambitions. The Commission did not, however, succeed in reaching its formal objectives, but by placing too much emphasis on what the Commission did not achieve one risks overlooking other results and consequences. It initiated new communication structures, operating procedures and accountability schemes. It changed the regulations for assessing higher education making the university transparent and accountable to the government in new ways. New administrative routines for producing university reform were introduced.The Commission also provided university actors with a legitimate channel for voicing their opinions in relation to the government. They were given a legitimate position to formulate problems, questions and solutions regarding the university. The demands of the professors for increased autonomy in seeking knowledge and providing education stood against the claims made by the government for added control and insight into academic affairs. Through the Commission, the views of the professors were put into circulation in an official political context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erland Sellberg

Fredrik Bertilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Meta 2017, : 63-72.

Leeches and their medicinal applications are well-studied in history. In Scandinavia the use of medicinal leeches for therapy is mentioned already by Olaus Magnus in his Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus (1555). Carl Linnaeus named the species Hirudo medicinalis. In the 1760s leeches became widely accepted as a medicament and the demand increased, not only in Sweden but all over Europe. By the 1830s around 50 million leeches were employed in hospitals every year causing a shortage of leeches all over Europe. However, the species is rare in Scandinavia. In Sweden medicinal leeches have been harvested in the southern part of the country. The local occurrence did not cover the large demand and imported leeches had to be used. In the nineteenth century, over-exploitation reduced many local populations and breeding medicinal leeches in ponds became a concern for authorities in many countries. Several farms for breeding leeches in ponds were also founded in rural and urban settings. We know very little about them, but toponyms serve to remind us of such ponds. This article aims to shed some light on the forgotten practice of breeding medicinal leeches in urban ponds in Sweden.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ingvar Svanberg

Madeleine Bonow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental StudiesHistorical Studies

Historische Zeitschrift 2017, 305 (2): 362-392.

This article examines how monies raised by the London-based „Committee for Relieving the Distresses in Germany and Other Parts of the Continent“ (1805–1815) were distributed by local committees, with the city of Erfurt as an example. Due to a lack of source material for the first campaign in 1805–1806 the focus is on the years 1814–1815. Networks of German immigrants within the British and Foreign Bible Society played a pivotal role on both occasions. Outstanding among them was Ernst August Schwabe, minister of one of the German churches in London and a native of Erfurt. The study shows how the transnational relief effort was organized, the way civil societies in London and Erfurt were interlinked through the aid campaign, and why the Erfurt committee of distribution failed in its trans-regional role. The provision of aid illustrates the diverging interests of donors in immediate emergency relief and of recipients in long-term use of the appropriated resources. A large proportion of the aid eventually went into a fund for war orphans, the disbursal of which was, in practice, controlled by the local women’s association.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Frank Palmowski

Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

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Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Journal of Modern European History 2017, 15 (2): 243-260.

The article examines the post-revolutionary rearrangement in Europe by focusing on the separation of Finland from Sweden. In 1809, the eastern part of the Swedish kingdom became a grand duchy within the autocratically ruled Russian empire. Both Finland and Sweden experienced the constitutional moment which characterised the post-revolutionary and post-Napoleonic Europe, but in very different ways. The Swedish Diet enacted a new written constitution while the Finnish Diet gave its oath to the new emperor, who promised to maintain the laws, privileges and rights of the country. Alexander I might have used the word «constitution» in his speech to the Finnish Estates, but the political status of the grand duchy remained unclear, and it was only in 1863 that the Finnish Diet was called to convene again. In the context of imperial dependency and a lack of established forums for public debate, the article analyses how the issue of political representation was made public in Finland during the first decade of Russian rule. The analysis is based on the ways in which the official newspaper described the new political situation of Finland and reported on political circumstances and parliamentary life in other countries. It is argued that the publication of news from abroad can be seen as an important way of keeping the issue of political representation alive in Finland. It was also a channel for the reception of political concepts. The study discusses the Finnish case in relation to political circumstances in Sweden. The comparative angle draws attention to complex features of the formation of a new polity and a reformation of an old.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jussi Kurunmäki

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

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Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Scoop - tidskriften för grävande journalistik 2017, 1 : 114-129.

Olof Palme, Ingvar Kamprad och Kjell-Albin Abramsson. Det är några av de många svenskar som finns i Stasis arkiv. En lärare och en grupp studenter från Södertörns högskola åkte till Berlin för att lära sig gräva i tio mil Stasiakter

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christoph Andersson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Journalism

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

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The Swedish insurance companies developed – in line with other Scandinaviancountries – an unique kind of distribution system for selling insurance products. Theorigin of the Swedish insurance market was built on inspiration from in particular fromUnited Kingdom and Germany when the first joint-stock company Skandia was foundedin the 1850s. Swedish insurers copied among other things, insurance contracts,premium calculation schemes and organising agent networks. In line with thesecorporations, each insurance company established regionally based networks of agentswith a general agent and a large number of subordinated agents. However, in theScandinavian setting, the emergency of independent brokers was haltered by aninteresting dilemma. Early on, agents used something called ‘returned commission’where they offered potential customers to get a portion of the agents’s commission. Thisoften led to that customers signed life insurance contracts with higher insurance sumsand after some time the could not keep on paying the premium and had to cancel thecontract. Due to the social element of life insurance, and the existence of so-calledreturned commission, cancelled contracts could jeopardize the legitimacy of the entiremarket. The only measure – according to the trade organizations – to control the agentswas to keep the system with that each insurers had their own employed agents. Thereby,the emergency of independent brokers did not developed on the Swedish insurancemarket.In this paper we will follow the distribution system for the insurance industry duringthe 19th and 20th centuries until today and describe how the system was relative stableuntil the 1980s through legislation but also supported by formal cartelization andgentlemen’s agreement on the market. In particular one cartel agreement, that wasimplemented in the 1910s that focused on the agent system that changed repeatedlyuntil the 1980s – and fundament of the entire distribution system – will be discussed.The paper will focus on the major changes that occurred from the 1980s and onwards,in particular in connection of the accession to the European Union in the 1990s thatentirely changed the distribution system on the market.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mats Larsson

Mikael Lönnborg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

ENTER forumSchool of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Stockholm : , 2017. ( ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ulrika Gunnarsson-Östling

Erika ÖhlundPaul Fuehrer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
Environmental ScienceSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Paulina RytkönenMikael LönnborgMarcus Box

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

ENTER forumSchool of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Critical Discourse Studies 2017, : -.

An unresolved aspect of the Logics Approach within Poststructuralist Discourse Theory (PDT) is how to operationalize its abstract theoretical concepts – of social, political and fantasmatic logics – for concrete textual analysis, especially of policy documents. Policies often institute new understandings, procedures or practices, something the logics, as originally articulated, fall somewhat short of capturing. To overcome these methodological challenges this article constructs a framework for poststructuralist policy analysis that brings together the Logics Approach with more textually oriented tools developed within Critical Discourse Analysis, namely assumptions and genre chains. For empirical illustration it draws on a case study of the European Union's adaptation policy in response to climate change. The resulting framework offers a means through which more implicit social and political logics can be examined, and contributes new insights to methodological debates around the use of the Logics Approach (and PDT more broadly), specifically in relation to critical policy analysis. The article concludes with seven observations of relevance for future studies and suggests avenues for further empirical and conceptual exploration.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elise Remling

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryEnvironmental Studies

London & New York : Routledge, 2017.

The influence of the past, and of the future on current-time tradeoffs in the forest arena are particularly relevant given the long-term successions in forest landscapes and the hundred years’ rotations in forestry. Historically established path dependencies and conflicts determine our present situation and delimit what is possible to achieve. Similarly, future trends and desires have a large influence on decision making. Nevertheless, decisions about forest governance and management are always made in the present – in the present-time appraisal of the developed situation, future alternatives and in negotiation between different perspectives, interests, and actors.This book explores historic and future outlooks as well as current tradeoffs and methods in forest governance and management. It emphasizes the generality and complexity with empirical data from Sweden and internationally. It first investigates, from a historical perspective, how previous forest policies and discourses have influenced current forest governance and management. Second, it considers methods to explore alternative forest futures and how the results from such investigations may influence the present. Third, it examines current methods of balancing tradeoffs in decision-making among ecosystem services. Based on the findings the authors develop an integrated approach – Reflexive Forestry – to support exchange of knowledge and understandings to enable capacity building and the establishment of common ground. Such societal agreements, or what the authors elaborate as forest social contracts, are sets of relational commitment between involved actors that may generate mutual action and a common directionality to meet contemporary challenges.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erland Mårald

Johanna Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Year of publication

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe