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: Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe. : Routledge, 2019. -.

As a newly enrolled master’s’s student in music education, my supervisor sent me to Oslo and my first Nordic Network for Music Education (NNME) seminar, my first real academic experience. Then, as well as now, the NNME network plays a very important role for students and scholars in a rather small and Northerly situated institution. I was totally overwhelmed by interesting research presentations, an atmosphere of skill and curiosity, as well as generosity and openness, when it came to both academic communication and social activities. I think the feelings that permeated that first seminar in 1999 have for me influenced all following NNME seminars and steering group meetings, as well my expectations all through academic life. Highlights from that experience can be seen as expressions of inclusion, equality and democracy, concepts that I will come back to all through this text. I will reflect upon how I have been included, how my voice has been heard and listened to and how I have experienced democracy as a participant in NNME activities. I will also explore how, together with others, I have contributed likewise within different roles in NNME settings, and how the different content, themes and methods of the seminars have developed intertwined with the inclusive, equal and democratic atmosphere. This chapter will start with a picture of my journey from a master’s’s student, through the role of PhD student, teacher, keynote speaker, member of the steering group and application writer, which also will function as a red thread through the chapter. Next comes a theoretical introduction where the mentioned concepts will be philosophically based, and thereafter follows a section where inclusive, equal, democratic music education in practice will be questioned and discussed. Finally I will share some thoughts about the future. Thus I will illuminate the different angles of inclusion, equality and democracy that have characterized my participation and experiences while taking part in NNME seminars across 18 years.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Handbook of Research on Education for Participative Citizenship and Global Prosperity. Hershey, PA : IGI Global, 2019. 431-446.

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate salient approaches to citizenship and civic-normative educationin liberal democratic life. The chapter argues that core technocratic assumptions about clarity,linearity, and predictability feeding into civic-educational deployment and change warrant critical attention.The chapter aims to shed new light on states’ instinct to regard themselves and their value setsas seamless conceptual wholes. A range of ramifications of this typical approach are interrogated, inprinciple as well as in relation to Swedish civic-educational matrices. The chapter refines a heuristicmodel for unpacking citizenship and civic-normative education thinking in liberal democracy originallypresented in an earlier work by the author. It is concluded that even as the enormous policy efforts thatgo into organizing and revamping public civic-normative education in response to new societal challengeshave little chance of meeting governments’ intentions; they may still be important since they areexerted in highly visible public spaces and domains.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Making Media. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2019. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

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

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Globalizations 2019, 16 (1): 67-82.

This paper argues that past research has overlooked how the way problems and solutions are framed contribute to a prevailing gap in the global governance of climate and energy. Empirically, this paper investigates the frames of energy and climate change as expressed in key documents from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and International Energy Agency (IEA). Partly in contrast to past research, this paper finds (1) that there is a growing similarity in how the IPCC and IEA frame climate and energy; (2) that the IEA has gone from ignoring to acknowledging climate change and the transformation to a low-carbon energy system; and (3) that there is a prevailing difference in emphasis, whereas the IPCC only marginally discuss energy, while the IEA is still mainly talking about energy needs and fossil fuels even if climate change and renewables have entered their agenda.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gunilla Reischl

Johan Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Critique 2019, 60 (1): 1-10.

This article proposes a fresh contextual reading of Amis’s Money as a novel that engages the crisis of Fordism in the 1970s and 1980s. Critical attention has focused largely on its satirical examination of the Thatcherite ethos, but Money is also centrally preoccupied with the collapse of postwar capitalism’s institutional structures of inter-class coordination. As a result of this process, the social phenomenology constructed by the novel is not only defined by growing inequality and economic fetishism, but also by a pervasive sense of political uncontrollability over the accumulation process.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roberto Del Valle Alcalá

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Religion and the Arts 2019, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Conceptual spaces. : Springer, 2019. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

A. Hautamäki

Mauri Kaipainen


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Media Technology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

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

-

Leadership Quarterly 2018, : -.

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sten-Åke Stenberg

Therese Reitan

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

-

SO-Didaktik 2018, 4 (6): 24-33.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Simon Sorgenfrei


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

-

Contemporary Politics 2018, : -.

Democratic innovations have recently gained momentum throughout the world. An increasing number of such practices takes place and coincides with a visible grow in the number of analyses focusing on the forms, functioning and effects of democratic innovations. In spite of these developments, a great deal of research on democratic innovations have largely neglected Central and Eastern Europe. This special issue of Contemporary Politics adds to the existing literature on democratic innovations by focusing on such attempts to deepen citizen participation in the political decision-making process in Central and Eastern Europe. Its attempt to expand the research agenda relies on new empirical evidence relative to three major forms of democratic innovations (direct democracy, deliberative democracy and citizens’ involvement with the aid of ICTs).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Gherghina

Joakim EkmanOlena Podolian

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European public mosaic 2018, 6 : 48-61.

The past 15 years have seen a fresh approach to management training. One of the areas that has generated the most interest around Europe is how to improve project creation and co-creation, based, among other things, on 4H innovation models (quadruple helix comprising academia, government, industry and civil society) has become firmly established as one of the most important tools. Below is a description of three current cases that illustrate how different 4H actors are tackling the challenge of providing management training for co-creation in context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Núria Serat

Peter Dobers

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

-

BMC Oral Health 2018, 18 (1): -.

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess trends and inequalities in dental care utilization in Estonia and Lithuania in relation to large-scale macroeconomic changes in 2004-2012.METHODS: Data on 22,784 individuals in the 20-64 age group were retrieved from nationally representative cross-sectional surveys in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Age- and sex-standardized prevalence estimates of past 12-month dental visits were calculated for each study year, stratified by gender, age group, ethnicity, educational level and economic activity. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to assess the independent effect of study year and socioeconomic status on dental visits.RESULTS: The age- and sex-standardized prevalence of dental visits in the past 12 months was 46-52% in Estonia and 61-67% in Lithuania. In 2004-2008, the prevalence of dental visits increased by 5.9 percentage points in both countries and fell in 2008-2010 by 3.8 percentage points in Estonia and 4.6 percentage points in Lithuania. In both countries the prevalence of dental care utilization had increased slightly by 2012, although the increase was statistically insignificant. Results from a logistic regression analysis showed that these differences between study years were not explained by differences in socioeconomic status or oral health conditions. Women, the main ethnic group (only in Estonia), and higher educated and employed persons had significantly higher odds of dental visits in both countries, but the odds were lower for 50-64 year olds in Lithuania.CONCLUSIONS: In European Union countries with lower national wealth, the use of dental services is sensitive to macroeconomic changes regardless of the extent of public coverage, at the same time, higher public coverage may not relate to lower inequalities in dental care use.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Rainer Reile

Andrew Stickley

Mall Leinsalu

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

SCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Smågruppsarbete erbjuder många möjligheter att använda språket på ett varierat och utmanande sätt. I smågrupparbeten måste elever på egen hand organisera sitt arbete. De måste planera och besluta tillsammans. De måste också diskutera, resonera, jämföra och sammanfatta för att lösa uppgifter. I idealfallet ger därför smågrupparbete många tillfällen till att tala och lyssna. Det är därför inte konstigt att smågruppsarbete rekommenderas som arbetsform i andraspråksundervisning.I denna bok presenteras studier om andraspråksutveckling i skolan som genomförts inom ramen för ett projekt som fokuserat smågruppsarbete i årskurs 8 och 9 i klassrum med elever med olika grad av behärskning av undervisningsspråket. Genom att studera smågruppsarbete närmare vill författarna föra en mer nyanserad och balanserad diskussion om hur smågruppsarbete kan organiseras för att bli språkutvecklande på mest effektiva vis. I studierna undersöks vad olika former av smågruppsarbete erbjuder för möjligheter till interaktion, dvs. vilken interaktion smågruppsarbete i sig skapar och därmed vilka möjligheter till språkutveckling smågruppsarbete kan ge.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna MalmbjerStina Hållsten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordic Social Work Research 2018, : -.

The purpose of this article is to describe and analyse the principle of help to self-help in care work and the representations of and norms on old age and care needs supporting the principle in relation to moral and ethical aspects. The article is based on the results of a study conducted in a small rural Swedish municipality in 2006–2008 and a study conducted in a big city in 2014 and 2015. The material consists of interviews with first line managers, care workers and care receivers. The results of this article show that the principle of help to self-help in the care of older people exists in both public sector home care in a small municipality and a home care system in a major city with customer choice system. The results also show that representations of and norms on old age and care needs highlight the normative value of help to self-help, which has both ethical and moral dimensions. In the care of older people this is translated into care receivers maintaining their mental and physical strength which challenges the value of care receivers’ self-determination.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
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

-

Popular Communication 2018, : -.

This article shares a study aiming to explore the meaning and function of streaming media as a facilitator of musical Bildung. Taking the affordances that technological streaming companies offer as a starting point, the study aimed to answer the following research questions:* What technical, educational, legal, economical, art related, and ethical challenges arise from the interaction between the streaming media Spotify, music, and human beings?* What aspects of musical Bildung does the user experience in the specific contexts that Spotify provides?* What constitutes Bildung in the Spotify-music-human being interaction?To address the research questions, from a music and communication perspective, access to Spotify users’ activities and experiences of streaming media interactions seemed to be crucial. The stimulated recall interviews were transcribed and subjected to hermeneutic content analysis. The results regards the users relationship to the service and how art may originate via Spotify.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niclas Ekberg

Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Stedelijk Studies 2018, 7 : 1-16.

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Territorialidades otras. Visiones alternativas de la tierra y del territorio desde Ecuador. Quito : Ediciones La Tierra, 2018. 183-212.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lembke Magnus

Rickard Lalander

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

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2018, 138 (3): 561-567.

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

The Lancet 2018, 392 (10159): 2091-2138.

Background Efforts to establish the 2015 baseline and monitor early implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight both great potential for and threats to improving health by 2030. To fully deliver on the SDG aim of "leaving no one behind", it is increasingly important to examine the health-related SDGs beyond national-level estimates. As part of the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017 (GBD 2017), we measured progress on 41 of 52 health -related SDG indicators and estimated the health-related SDG index for 195 countries and territories for the period 1990-2017, projected indicators to 2030, and analysed global attainment. Methods We measured progress on 41 health-related S DG indicators from 1990 to 2017, an increase of four indicators since GBD 2016 (new indicators were health worker density, sexual violence by non-intimate partners, population census status, and prevalence of physical and sexual violence [reported separately]). We also improved the measurement of several previously reported indicators. We constructed national-level estimates and, for a subset of health-related SDGs, examined indicator-level differences by sex and Socio-demographic Index (SDI) quintile. We also did subnational assessments of performance for selected countries. To construct the health related SDG index, we transformed the value for each indicator on a scale of 0-100, with 0 as the 2.5th percentile and 100 as the 97.5th percentile of 1000 draws calculated from 1990 to 2030, and took the geometric mean of the scaled indicators by target. To generate projections through 2030, we used a forecasting framework that drew estimates from the broader GBD study and used weighted averages of indicator-specific and country-specific annualised rates of change from 1990 to 2017 to inform future estimates. We assessed attainment of indicators with defined targets in two ways: first, using mean values projected for 2030, and then using the probability of attainment in 2030 calculated from 1000 draws. We also did a global attainment analysis of the feasibility of attaining SDG targets on the basis of past trends. Using 2015 global averages of indicators with defined SDG targets, we calculated the global annualised rates of change required from 2015 to 2030 to meet these targets, and then identified in what percentiles the required global annualised rates of change fell in the distribution of country-level rates of change from 1990 to 2015. We took the mean of these global percentile values across indicators and applied the past rate of change at this mean global percentile to all health-related SDG indicators, irrespective of target definition, to estimate the equivalent 2030 global average value and percentage change from 2015 to 2030 for each indicator. Findings The global median health-related SDG index in 2017 was 59.4 (IQR 35.4-67.3), ranging from a low of 11.6 (95% uncertainty interval 9.6-14.0) to a high of 84.9 (83.1-86.7). SDG index values in countries assessed at the subnational level varied substantially particularly in China and India, although scores in Japan and the UK were more homogeneous. Indicators also varied by SDI quintile and sex, with males having worse outcomes than females for non-communicable disease (NCD) mortality, alcohol use, and smoking, among others. Most countries were projected to have a higher health-related SDG index in 2030 than in 2017, while country-level probabilities of attainment by 2030 varied widely by indicator. Under-5 mortality, neonatal mortality, maternal mortality ratio, and malaria indicators had the most countries with at least 95% probability of target attainment. Other indicators, including NCD mortality and suicide mortality, had no countries projected to meet corresponding SDG targets on the basis of projected mean values for 2030 but showed some probability of attaimnent by 2030. For some indicators, including child malnutrition, several infectious diseases, and most violence measures, the annualised rates of change required to meet SDG targets far exceeded the pace of progress achieved by any country in the recent past. We found that applying the mean global annualised rate of change to indicators without defined targets would equate to about 19% and 22% reductions in global smoking and alcohol consumption, respectively; a 47% decline in adolescent birth rates; and a more than 85% increase in health worker density per 1000 population by 2030.Interpretation The GBD study offers a unique, robust platform for monitoring the health -related SDGs across demographic and geographic dimensions. Our findings underscore the importance of increased collection and analysis of disaggregated data and highlight where more deliberate design or targeting of interventions could accelerate progress in attaining the SDGs. Current projections show that many health -related SDG indicators, NCDs, NCD-related risks, and violence -related indicators will require a concerted shift away from what might have driven past gains curative interventions in the case of NCDs towards multisectoral, prevention -oriented policy action and investments to achieve SDG aims. Notably, several targets, if they are to be met by 2030, demand a pace of progress that no country has achieved in the recent past. The future is fundamentally uncertain, and no model can fully predict what breakthroughs or events might alter the course of the S DGs. What is clear is that our actions or inaction today will ultimately dictate how close the world, collectively, can get to leaving no one behind by 2030. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Rafael Lozano

Mall Leinsalu

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

SCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

The transdisciplinary collaborative project “Propaganda and management of information in the Ukraine-Russia conflict” that the authors are a part of, focuses on the Ukrainian media and uses ethnography as its primary methodology. We have been interviewing various actors involved in production of information flows in the post-2014 Ukraine: journalists, media and security experts, historians, PR-managers etc. What most of the informants pointed to was the recent shift in their perception of their role in the changes that the country is going through: they highlight their roles as activists and change agents in the society. Coming from different research fields (history and media and communication studies), we have been reflecting upon the tension between our striving at academic neutrality and the different disciplinary approaches, as well as unavoidable emotional involvement in the subject we scrutinize. The paper is based on auto-ethnography wherein we reflect on the challenges the researchers face when conducting ethnographic research on activists and dealing with such sensitive issues as information warfare and armed conflict. This becomes especially problematic when scholars come from the countries involved in the conflict, Ukraine and Russia. How do our feelings of guilt, shame, anger, affection, attachment, love, interact with our professional goals and with our dealing with the material? How do they influence our interaction with the informants and each other? And how can we empower our informants, while remaining in the framework of academic research?This analysis contributes to the ethnographic studies on crisis and post-crisis societies. It continues the discussion about the role of emotions in ethnographic research, where we compare our experiences of ethical dilemmas, inspired by, e.g., Hoffmann (2007). Although this issue, in the context of Ukraine, has been partly addressed (e.g., Malyutina 2017),such an auto-ethnographic, self-reflexive work is rare in the Western scholarship that largely applies quantitative methods and focuses on the content, not people’s experiences.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liudmila VoronovaYuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary StudiesSchool of Social Sciences
HistoryJournalism

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

För att bygga upp en matematikundervisning som utgår från aktuell forskning och skolans behov, krävs en hållbar lärarutbildning. Eftersom lärarutbildningen måste utgå från studenternas aktuella kunskaper i matematik, blir en central fråga hur de tillägnat sig sina kunskaper och uppfattningar. Mot denna bakgrund har vi genomfört en studie med fokus på multiplikation och dess invers division. Studien har i huvudsak genomförts i årskurserna 3 och 5.Studien visar att undervisningen om multiplikation i årskurs 3 enbart handlar om upprepad addition. Undervisningen om multiplikationstabellen handlar inte om mönster i multiplikationstabellen utan enbart om att göra så kallade ”hopp” i tabellen. Detta gör det svårt för eleverna att senare förstå begrepp och mönster som är grundläggande för att kunna generalisera sina kunskaper till nya talområden och för att förstå den grundläggande algebran. Vi menar, att detta leder till problem som vi under senare år kunnat iaktta bland våra lärarstudenter.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Wiggo Kilborn

Natalia Karlsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Henrik Bohlin

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

-

Journal of Historical Research in Marketing 2018, 10 (4): 478-493.

Purpose: This study aims to analyze the use of two concepts, propaganda and advertisement, in two areas of Swedish society during the 1930s; first, their use by the advertisement business, and second, their use by the Swedish Cooperative Union and Wholesale Society.Design/methodology/approach: By adopting a perspective of conceptual history, inspired by Reinhart Koselleck, the author is trying to pinpoint the meanings that were ascribed to these concepts in a 1930s context, the interdependency between these concepts and other keywords that were used in connection with them.Findings: The study reveals how the ambiguous and synonymous use of these concepts served different purposes in the two fields of study. In the 1930s, propaganda was a key concept of communication and was used in manifold ways for selling goods and disseminating ideas. Propaganda was used to explain the newly introduced American marketing terminology. During the 1930s, the field of advertisement was trying to change what previously had been labeled as “idea propaganda” into “advertisement.” The ambiguous use of concepts made it possible for the Swedish Cooperative Union and Wholesale Society to combine advertisement for their produced goods with disseminating ideas of the cooperative ideology. The concepts of enlightenment (upplysning) and propaganda were crucial to hold together the ideological and commercial parts of the cooperative movement.Originality/value: The interaction of meanings between commercial and political concepts is rarely researched in conceptual history or marketing history, which this article advocates to be an important field of study.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elin Gardeström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Journalism

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Räumen. Weinheim : Beltz Juventa, 2018. 38-54.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Beatriz LindqvistEva Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018.

Die Goethezeit fällt mit der Geburt und Konsolidierung der Ästhetik zusammen, die von den Idealisten und Romantikern als einheitsstiftendes Zentrum des Denkens konzipiert wurde. In diesem Zuge formulierten sie auch ein neues Verständnis der Autonomie des Kunstwerkes und des Künstlers, das für den heutigen Diskurs über Kunst gültig geblieben ist. Das vorliegende Buch hingegen sucht die Grenzbereiche des Ästhetischen dieser prägenden Jahre der Ästhetik auf, um den unsicheren Zustand ihrer Entstehung zu untersuchen. Johann Wolfgang Goethe beeinflusste durch verschiedene Rollen, als Autor, Künstler, Beamter, Herausgeber und Inspirator, die Gestaltung der Ästhetik. Er thematisiert in seinen Schriften immer Fragen der Grenzen des Ästhetischen. In fünf Kapiteln, die sich der ästhetischen Erfahrung, dem Symbolbegriff, der Ästhetik der Arabeske, dem Ziel der Preisaufgaben und der Beschreibungskunst Goethes widmen, untersucht das Buch die Beweglichkeit der Grenzen eines noch nicht definierten Diskurses.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: World Literatures. Stockholm : Stockholm University Press, 2018. 275-286.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per Ståhlberg

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

Annat forskningsområde

In: Žižek som samtidsanalytiker. Hägersten : Tankekraft, 2018. 79-99.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
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

Educational Philosophy and Theory 2018, 50 (14): 1407-1408.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Peter Strandbrink

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Digital Journalism 2018, 6 (8): 1064-1077.

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carina Tenor

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Journalism

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing 2018, 12 (4): 486-500.

Purpose: Focusing on customization, this paper aims to examine how service providers market health care in emerging markets through medical tourism. Design/methodology/approach: Using a qualitative method, researchers conducted 18 semi-structured interviews with managers from five health-care providers and supporting organizations in the Philippines. For analysis, data from the service providers are compared. Findings: Customization is found to play crucial role in offering health-care services. The customization takes place by adapting to emotional, social and cultural needs; alleviating knowledge asymmetry; and moderating the negative impact of the unfamiliar context experienced by international patients. Research/limitations implications: The empirically grounded theoretical framework needs to be tested in different contexts for generalization. Practical implications: The study focuses on understanding and responding to the needs of international patients, also demonstrating that health-care marketing must be developed through a joint effort by both the medical and business sides of health-care providers. Social implications: The paper acknowledges the need for health-care marketing and the novel role of health-care providers. Originality/value: Using a marketing lens, this study sheds light on the underexplored industry of medical tourism. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

A. S. Hyder

Michelle Rydback

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Imatge i Recerca : Jornades Antoni Varés (15es : 2018 : Girona). Girona : .

Many public sector organizations today use social media to communicate with the citizens. In Sweden, where government information is strictly regulated there have been several discussions regarding these organizations use of social media as the content is considered governmental information. In this paper I will analyze two city archives (Stockholm City Archive and The Regional Archives for Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland) instructions regarding their use of social media in general and the application Instagram particulary. These instructions will be analyzed through a theoretical framework containing provenance, preservation and reusability. Instagram is particularly interesting because the main communication is done through pictures which can be hard to preserve, hard to record the provenance regarding, but that people often are eager to reuse. In the end two models for a practical preservation of Instagram content will be presented. Two models of preservation that take provenance and reusability in account.In Sweden all public organizations such as municipalities and government agencies have to treat their information flow carefully. Every document that is created or received by a public organization is perceived as an official document (“Allmän handling”). Such document must be released to the public on demand if the information in it is not subject to any secrecy regulations. In the legislation the definition of a document is very broad – it could be any type of information that a public organization holds. Automatically generated logfiles, maps, pictures, virtually anything that is perceived as information can be an official document. These types information is also supposed to be preserved in an archive, if there not is a regulation from the National archives or other qualified agency that states otherwise. This makes the discussion regarding preserving social media relevant.Instagram provides a possibility to download all posted content from your user account. This has been a feature in the Instagram Application since April 2018. The result is a zip-file with a series of files in JSON-format. These files contains all likes, messages, captions et cetera that has been generated through the account. The zipped content also contains all pictures and videos the account has posted, and all direct messages (pictures or videos) that the account has had sent to it. There are also independent scraping tools that let you download content from accounts that you don’t are the owner off.These types of scraping tools are off less interest in this study, but could be useful for public organizations if they collect content from other users or in cases were a public organization has lost control over an account. There is no research yet that mentions Instagram, but scraping through API, application programming interface, the programming interface that social media suppliers offers for professional users, have been recommended as an archiving tool for Twitter.The theoretical foundation of this study is the concept of provenance as it is used within the discipline of Archival Science. The goal is to discuss preservation solutions that will enable us to preserve reusable content with its provenance intact. The reason to search for such solutions is to cater both to contemporary and future users of the preserved content. Provenance, or respect des fonds, is a key concept in archival theory. There are multiple aspects of provenance but one is that what we call an archive is the natural accumulation of an organization. It is not – as in the case with a library – a collection of information, collected by the organization. It is the administrative accumulation of an organization, the mail sent to it and the protocol on which its representatives have written their decisions. To keep the provenance is to let the accumulated administrative material in an order close to its original order. Material from different organizations should not be mixed when they reach an archival institution, they should be kept sorted in relation to their original accumulator. Reusability and preservation are two other criteria that are used beside provenance.The two largest cities in Sweden, Stockholm and Gothenburg are the only ones that seem to have any instruction for archiving Instagram content. These instructions, which differs in some ways have been analyzed with the concepts of provenance, reusability and preservation. In relation to this analysis, two different methods for archiving Instagram content has been produced. Planned content management – a method in which reusability and the preservation of easily reusable archives are in focus. Content download – a method in which the preservation of the content is done in way which preserves the social media provenance.The study concludes that when we choose a method we must know it’s limitations. We must also know what kind of end result we want. Then we must let these two aspects intermingle when until we find a solution that is both possible for the organization and gives us a preferable end result. In the end, if we strive for provenance we might lose some of the contents reusability. And if we strive for reusability we might lose some of the contents provenance. If we want both the archive will be considerably larger and there will be more work accumulated in the end product.Scientific contributionThe main scientific contribution of this study is the discussion regarding different methods of preservation of Instagram content. A discussion that is possible to apply to other social media application. To this a discussion regarding social media and provenance is added. Both these contributions could be a stepping stone for further discussion regarding how to treat social media from an archival science perspective.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Rikard Friberg von Sydow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: 50 Years of Law and IT. Stockholm : Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law, 2018. 271-284.

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

Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift 2018, 3 : 599-622.

Först nu när Sverige får sin tredje förvaltningslag får Frankrike, hösten 2015, sin allra första enhetliga författning på området: le Code des relations entre le public et l‘administration, balken om förhållandet mellan allmänheten och förvaltningen. Balken samlar, på ett strukturerat och detaljerat sätt, den omfattande rättspraxis från den högsta förvaltningsdomstolen Conseil d’Etat samt de olika författningar av allmän karaktär som gällde på området. I denna artikel presenteras den franska balken utifrån en komparation med den nya svenska förvaltningslagen. Först redogörs för lagarnas historiska utveckling och de skäl som ligger bakom. En presentation av författningarnas systematik kommer sedan, följd av en analys av skillnader och likheter vad gäller valda rättsfigurer och lagstiftningsval. Sammanfattningsvis påvisar denna komparativa studien likheter i termer av lagarnas innehåll och disposition. Däremot konstateras väsentliga skillnader när det gäller lagstiftningstekniken, skillnader som förklaras av skilda lagstiftningstraditioner. Vidare kan man ur formuleringarna av lagarnas bestämmelser utläsa skillnader mellan Frankrike och Sverige när det gäller statens syn på den egna tjänstemannakåren.

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: Fashion and Modernism. London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018. 19-38.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Humanities 2018, 7 (4): -.

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

ESARBICA Journal 2018, 37 : 158-177.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Proscovia Svärd

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

This thesis is a study of migration in the early seventeenth-century Swedish feudal society, and of its migration regime; that is the political, legal and economic structures that shaped the migration patterns. The most important sources are taxation records from Älvsborgs lösen, containing demographic migration data for large parts of the Swedish realm 1613–1618. The migration regime is also studied through sources such as legislation and legal records.Migration rates and migration distances are analysed for households and for servants. Although most migration was short-distance, different social groups had different migration patterns. Further, urban migration patterns, inter-regional and international migration are analysed. Concerning migration rates, the study shows that migration was as common in seventeenth-century Sweden as in other parts of Europe (including England), and also as common as in the nineteenth century. In the thesis, legislation and legal practices concerning the mobility of tenants and servants, as well as concerning urban migration, international migration and forced migration (banishments and deportations) are studied. The study of the migration regime found that since not only rural but ideally also urban production was geographically fixed, regulating migration and population mobility was an important issue within the Swedish feudal society. The results confirm the fundamental importance of migration for the Swedish seventeenth-century feudal society, in which labour was free while the means of production were immobile. Through comparisons with historical research on other regions, this result is evidently not only valid for seventeenth-century Sweden, but may be generalized also for other feudal societies. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Heiko Droste

Martin Andersson

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

Surveillance & Society 2018, 16 (3): 269-276.

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Björklund

Ola Svenonius


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2018, 138 (1): 115-125.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Heden

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

-

Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 2018, : -.

After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011, the new community currency experiment for supporting disaster recovery, Fukkou Ouen Chiiki Tsuka, was introduced by community-based organizations in these earthquake-damaged areas. However, little is known about how perceived community resilience coevolves with interactions in the disaster recovery process. Using Simultaneous Investigation for Empirical Network Analysis techniques, this study shows the coevolutionary dynamics between perceptions of community resilience and the formation of supportive links among residents through a community currency (“Domo”) in Kamaishi. This study also provides policy implications for how mutual reinforcement between community residents’ engagement in network establishments and building a sense of community resilience among those affected functions as a potential mechanism for facilitating disaster recovery.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Lim

Hiromi Nakazato


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Государство, религия, церковь в России и за рубежом 2018, 36 (1): 348-354.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Renat Bekkin

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

-

Государство, религия, церковь в России и за рубежом 2018, 36 (2): 364-370.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Renat Bekkin

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

-

East European Politics 2018, 34 (2): 238-239.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Francesco Zavatti

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

-

In: All-Women Art Spaces in Europe in the Long 1970s. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2018. 47-70.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ivan Aguéli. Stockholm : Thielska Galleriet, 2018. 14-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: A Companion to Modern Art. Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 359-373.

The avant-garde of the early twentieth century in Europe was to a large extent a field of migrating artists and the circulation of artists' works. Swedish and other Scandinavian artists were a large part of avant-garde formations in Paris. Avant-garde formations need to be understood as being positioned in a field of several parallel spaces. Matisse eleverna ("the students of Matisse") has become ahistorical, gendered in the masculine unit that with time and much historical writing, has taken on a narrower meaning different from the actual group of Matisse's Swedish students. This chapter investigates this construction through two recent figures of pioneering avant-gardism within the modernist narrative: the ones created around the work of Siri Derkert and Hilma af Klint. It concludes by revisiting the Baltic Exhibition in Malmo 1914, an historic moment where several initiatives of avant-garde ambition were performed on one site.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Year of publication

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe