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  • 1.
    Abarkan, Abdellah
    et al.
    Blekinge tekniska högskola, Karlskrona, Sverige.
    Rizzo, Agatino
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
    Öjehag-Pettersson, Andreas
    Karlstads universitet, Karlstad, Sverige.
    Byerley, Andrew
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Karvonen, Andy
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Legby, Ann
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Braide, Anna
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Hellström, Björn
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Christophers, Brett
    Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Johansson, Britt-Marie
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Yigit Turan, Burcu
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Listerborn, Carina
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Dyrssen, Catharina
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Gabrielsson, Catharina
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Thörn, Catharina
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Mukhtar-Landgren, Dalia
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Koch, Daniel
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Polanska, Dominika V
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Högström, Ebba
    Blekinge tekniska högskola, Karlskrona, Sverige.
    Nilsson, Emma
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Clark, Eric
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Stenberg, Erik
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Andersson, Eva
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Berggård, Glenn
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
    Henriksson, Greger
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Lindholm, Gunilla
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Sandin, Gunnar
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Forsberg, Gunnel
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Baeten, Guy
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Cars, Göran
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Rohracher, Harald
    Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Westlund, Hans
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Mattsson, Helena
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Frichot, Hélène
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Palmer, Henrietta
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Corvellec, Hervé
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Thörn, Håkan
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Sandström, Ida
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Lindell, Ilda
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Werner, Inga Britt
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Molina, Irene
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Mack, Jennifer
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Stenberg, Jenny
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Magnusson, Jesper
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sweden.
    Metzger, Jonathan
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Wangel, Josefin
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Fredriksson, Julia
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Bradley, Karin
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Grundström, Karin
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Nylund, Katarina
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Grange, Kristina
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Nilsson, Kristina L.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
    Ståhl, Lars-Henrik
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Olsson, Lina
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Soneryd, Linda
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Smas, Lukas
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Hellström Reimer, Maria
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Håkansson, Maria
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Zapata Campos, María José
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Franzén, Mats
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Kärrholm, Mattias
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Qviström, Mattias
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Schalk, Meike
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Tesfahuney, Mekonnen
    Karlstads universitet, Karlstad, Sverige.
    Tahvilzadeh, Nazem
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Björling, Nils
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Nylander, Ola
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Zapata, Patrik
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Femenías, Paula
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Hagbert, Pernilla
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Schmitt, Peter
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Ek, Richard
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Andersson, Roger
    Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Johansson, Rolf
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Kopljar, Sandra
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Borgström, Sara
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Brorström, Sara
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Schmidt, Staffan
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Gromark, Sten
    Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Westerdahl, Stig
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Holgersen, Ståle
    Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Urban, Susanne
    Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sverige.
    Salonen, Tapio
    Malmö universitet, Malmö, Sverige.
    Borén, Thomas
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Haas, Tigran
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Glad, Wiktoria
    Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Svane, Örjan
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, Sverige.
    Lyssna på forskningen: Den visar på avregleringens problem2019In: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 10/21/2019Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 2.
    Ahlborg, Helene
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Division of Environmental Systems Analysis.
    Broäng, Frida
    Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.
    Jagers, Sverker
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Söderholm, Patrik
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Provision of electricity to African households: The importance of democracy and institutional quality2015In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, E-ISSN 1873-6777, Vol. 87, p. 125-135Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How can differences in per capita household electricity consumption across African countries be understood? Based on theories that highlight the importance of democracy and institutional quality for provision of public goods, the aim of the paper is to analyse the degree to which the level of per capita household electricity consumption in African countries can be attributed to the countries’ democratic status and their institutional quality. We rely on regression analysis employing a pooled data set for 44 African countries over the time period 1996–2009. The analysis shows that democracy and institutional quality both have significant positive effects on per capita household consumption of electricity. Our results have implications for how energy sector reforms are promoted in developing countries. At a more general level they illustrate that institution-building policy efforts are relevant also in areas where contemporary debates have tended to primarily centre on economic development, financial prerequisites and ownership issues.

  • 3.
    Allard, Christina
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences. Faculty of Law, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway.
    Reimerson, Elsa
    Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden.
    Sandström, Camilla
    Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden.
    Contrasting nature, contrasting rights: Concluding remarks2017In: Indigenous Rights in Modern Landscapes: Nordic Conservation Regimes in Global Context / [ed] Lars Elenius, Christina Allard, Camilla Sandström, New York: Routledge , 2017, p. 216-231Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Andersson, Alma
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts.
    Ska vi sluta ha roligt nu?: Policyimplementering av jämställdhetsdokument i gymnasieskolan2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Regeringen stärkte i början av tvåtusentalet arbetet med jämställdhet genom att införa strategin jämställdhetsintegrering i alla politikområden vilket även är metoden som ska ligga till grund för skolans jämställdhetsarbete. Syftet med studien är att utifrån gymnasielärares perspektiv undersöka hur styrdokument såsom skollagen och läroplanen påverkar lärares jämställdhetsarbete i gymnasieskolan. Eftersom skolan är en del av den offentliga förvaltningen och lärarna offentliga tjänstemän och därmed närbyråkrater kommer teorin om närbyråkrater att användas. I och med sin yrkesroll har lärarna till uppgift att verkställa politiskt fattade beslut varpå Lundquist teori om policyimplementering kommer att användas. Eftersom min studie utgår från aktörers perspektiv lämpar sig den kvalitativa metoden fallstudie således väl. Åtta lärare på olika skolenheter på en gymnasieskola i Norrbotten intervjuades. Trots styrdokument som fastställer att alla elever ska ges en likvärdig utbildning visar resultaten av studien i enighet med tidigare forskning att skolan i Sverige inte kan anses vara jämställd. Under intervjuerna framkom skillnader mellan lärarna på de teoretiska programmen och de praktiska, likväl som mellan kvinnor och män. För att lärarna ska kunna arbeta med policyimplementering krävs det att de förstår, kan och vill arbeta med det. Lärarna kan anses vara med benägna att införa jämställdhetspolicy när de anser att behovet finns och adresserar en verklig utmaning. Att policyn är flexibel kan också anses vara någonting positivt då lärarna ges möjlighet att arbeta med jämställdhet utifrån deras egna idéer. Samtidigt är det någonting riskabelt, då inte alla lärare har samma tankar och idéer om hur jämställdhetsarbetet bör bedrivas. Samtidigt som viljan är det som i slutändan tycks vara vad som avgör lärarnas arbete med jämställdhet, är det också det som är svårast att förändra. Dessutom saknas det i princip uppföljning på lärarnas arbete och deras handlingsutrymme är så pass stort att de, om de vill, skulle kunna välja bort arbetet med jämställdhet. För de lärare som både förstår, kan och vill arbeta med jämställdhet är arbetet ändå inte enkelt. Om men det finns styrdokument som fastslår att skolan ska vara jämställd fostrar samhällets normer flickor och pojkar olika redan från födseln. Något som även tyder på att Sverige, som trots att det är ett av de mest jämställda länderna i världen, ändå präglas av normer och beteenden kopplat till kön som resulterar i olika förväntningar.

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  • 5.
    Andersson, Klas
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Jagers, Sverker
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Lindskog, Annika
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Martinsson, Johan
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Learning for the Future?: Effects of ESD on teacher education students2013In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 5, no 12, p. 5135-5152Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Currently, politicians, university representatives, scholars and leading NGOs share a strong belief in the ability of educational systems to generate positive attitudes to sustainable development (SD) among citizens, with the idea of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) as perhaps the most apparent expression of this conviction. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether ESD might have the intended effects on teacher education students. More specifically, we account for the results from a panel study on the effects of a course on SD held in autumn 2010 at the University of Gothenburg (n = 323) on teacher education students. The surveys consisted of questions about the students’ concerns about various issues, including issues related to SD, and their attitudes towards SD and views of moral obligations to contributing to SD. The study included a control group (n = 97) consisting of students from the teacher-training programme at University West, which had not and did not include ESD. We find positive effects of ESD on almost all attitudes and perceptions, including e.g., personal responsibility in relation to SD and willingness to contribute to SD, while there is no noticeable effect in the control group. We conclude the paper by discussing the implications of our results for the idea of ESD in teacher training programmes at Swedish higher education institutions.

  • 6.
    Andersson, Kristin
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Kan kvinnor?: uppföljning av kursen Kvinnor och entreprenörskap vårterminen 19992000Report (Other academic)
  • 7. Andersson, Kristin
    et al.
    Straarup, Jörgen
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Jämställdhet på jobbet: implementeringsanalys av Jämvägens 3:e R inom AMV Norrbotten2001Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Centrum för utbildning och forsknings inom samhällsvetenskaperna (CUFS) fick i juni 2000 uppdraget av Länsarbetsnämnden i Norrbotten att utvärdera den sista fasen, implementeringen, i arbetet med Jämvägenprojektet. Syftet med undersökningen var att undersöka om inställningen till jämställdhet förändrats sedan starten av Jämvägenprojektet och efter genomförd studiecirkel. Rapporten bygger på en jämförelse mellan en enkätundersökning av samtliga anställda inom AMV i Norrbotten 1999 och 2001. Av samtliga anställda inom AMV i Norrbotten deltog i genomsnitt drygt 80 procent i de obligatoriska cirkelträffarna. Närvaron mellan de olika kontoren varierade stort, från 52 procent till 100 procent. En lyckad implementering innebär att resultatet efter genomförandet av ett beslut eller införande av en policy blir det som avsågs när beslutet fattades. För att uppnå en lyckad implementering finns fyra kriterier uppställda av de amerikanska statsvetarna Ham & Hill. För det första måste bakgrunden till beslutet vara tydlig och de som ska genomföra beslutet måste vara motiverade att göra det. För det andra måste den direkta styrningen vara tydlig och rak så att det inte finns oklarheter om var ansvaret ligger. För det tredje måste utomståendes påverkan på dem som ska genomföra beslutet förhindras och för det fjärde måste beslutsfattarna kunna kontrollera implementeringsaktörerna. Det har skett en förändring hos de anställdas inställning till jämställdhet mellan de två mätperioderna. Om skillnaden har skett enbart på grund av cirkelutbildningen går inte att säga men utbildningen har haft betydelse. Det finns en ökad styrka i uppfattningen att vägledning fungerar som ett redskap för att minska den könssegregerade arbetsmarknaden. Även vad gäller synen på jämställdhet i sig har det skett en förändring. Uppfattningen att det krävs en medveten insats för att ändra det befintlliga könsmönstret på arbetsmarknaden har vunnit i styrka; den könsuppdelade arbetsmarknaden måste bekämpas med träget jämställdhetsarbete. Nyckelpersoner för att uppnå en lyckad implementering är cheferna ute på de olika kontoren i länet. Chefen är den person som sätter normen för arbetet och vilka värderingar som är viktiga. Det är därför angeläget att chefen är positivt inställd till Jömvägenprojektet. Det är en kluven bild som cheferna ger i undersökningen. I intervjuer uppger cheferna ett intresse och lägger stor vikt vid Jämvägenprojektet, men i enkätsvaren framkommer en annan bild. Cheferna är den grupp som i stor omfattning anser att jämställdheten redan är förverkligad och att det därför inte finns något behov av ett Jämvägenprojekt. Uppdragsgivare: Länsarbetsnämnden i Norrbottens län

  • 8.
    Andersson, Simon
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts.
    New Public Management med mänskligt ansikte: En kvalitativ studie av styrverktygen inom den tillitsbaserade styrningsfilosofin2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to explore the phenomenon of trust-based governance in the public sector. This regarding which governance models constitute the governance tools of trust-based governance, and whether this phenomenon includes any other relevant aspects related to governance. The intentions behind trust-based governance are largely about addressing negative side effects of the kind of governance that has been inspired by New Public Management, with its emphasis on management by objective. These side effects are largely due to the fact that increased requirements for reporting and documentation entailed an administrative burden, which has meant that public sector employees have been forced to spend a lot of time on administrative tasks. With the help of trust-based governance, and its emphasis on trust, reciprocity and civic focus, the Government has therefore intended to reform the governance of the public sector. Although trust-based governance has good intentions, it can be considered that there is uncertainty about which governance models actually constitute its governance tools. In the essay, a qualitative document study of an idea and ideal type analytical kind is therefore carried out, in which relevant documents from the Government´s Delegation of Trust-Based Governance are analyzed. This is supported by governance theory based on New Public Management and four ideal typical governance doctrines, which are considered relevant to the Swedish context. The results of the study show that that management by objective has a central role as a governance model also in trust-based governance, but in a modified form where the goals are more overall, long-term and qualitative. Trust-based governance also means an increased emphasis on network governance and user governance, as well as an effort to balance the values of trust and control. 

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  • 9.
    Beland Lindahl, Karin
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Johansson, Andreas
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Zachrisson, Anna
    Department of Political Science, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå Sweden.
    Viklund, Roine
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Competing pathways to sustainability? Exploring conflicts over mine establishments in the Swedish mountain region2018In: Journal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, E-ISSN 1095-8630, Vol. 218, p. 402-415Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Natural resource (NR) exploitation often gives rise to conflict. While most actors intend to manage collectively used places and their NRs sustainably, they may disagree about what this entails. This article accordingly explores the origin of NR conflicts by analysing them in terms of competing pathways to sustainability. By comparing conflicts over mine establishments in three places in northern Sweden, we specifically explore the role of place-based perceptions and experiences.

    The results indicate that the investigated conflicts go far beyond the question of metals and mines. The differences between pathways supporting mine establishment and those opposing it refer to fundamental ideas about human–nature relationships and sustainable development (SD). The study suggests that place-related parameters affect local interpretations of SD and mobilisation in ways that explain why resistance and conflict exist in some places but not others. A broader understanding of a particular conflict and its specific place-based trajectory may help uncover complex underlying reasons. However, our comparative analysis also demonstrates that mining conflicts in different places share certain characteristics. Consequently, a site-specific focus ought to be combined with attempts to compare, or map, conflicts at a larger scale to improve our understanding of when and how conflicts evolve. By addressing the underlying causes and origins of contestation, this study generates knowledge needed to address NR management conflicts effectively and legitimately.

  • 10.
    Berge, Erling
    et al.
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim.
    Carlsson, LarsLuleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Proceedings from a workshop on "Commons: Old and New": organised by the research programme Landscape, Law & Justice at the Centre for Advanced Study, Oslo, 11-13 March 20032003Collection (editor) (Other academic)
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  • 11. Berglund, Christer
    et al.
    Matti, Simon
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Citizen and consumer: the dual role of individuals in environmental policy2006Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article investigates the dual role - exemplified by the ideal-types of the consumer and the citizen - individuals' face in contemporary environmental policy. As crowding-out theory highlights the implications of using ‘wrong' incentives or controlling means, examining the match between policy and those value-systems guiding individuals' decision-making process in practice should indeed be a relevant undertaking. Sweden provides the empirical example for the article, in which a text analysis of policy documents is compared with the results of a mail-out survey to 4000 individuals in four different counties. The article finds that external motivations are perceived as being highly relevant for the promotion of ecological sustainability in Sweden and, thus, that the notion of the consumer-role as guiding individuals' behaviour in the environmental field is rather strong. However, at the same time people tend to ascribe the motivational values included in the Self-transcendence cluster (altruism) a far greater importance as guiding principles in life than the opposing values of Self-enhancement (egoism), indicating that the citizen-role indeed is important to account for in policy-making. Hence, clearly there is a mismatch between Sweden's contemporary policy documents and the general value orientation held by Swedish people in general.

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  • 12. Berglund, Christer
    et al.
    Matti, Simon
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Citizen and consumer: the dual role of individuals in environmental policy2006In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, E-ISSN 1743-8934, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 550-571Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article investigates the dual role – exemplified by the ideal types of the consumer and the citizen – individuals face in the contemporary environmental policy context. As crowding-out theory highlights the implications of using the ‘wrong’ incentives, examining the match between policy and the value systems guiding individuals' decision-making process in practice is a relevant undertaking. Sweden provides the empirical context for the article, in which official environmental policy-discourse in Sweden is compared with the results of a mail-out survey to 4,000 individuals in four different counties. It is suggested that external motivations are perceived as highly relevant for the promotion of ecological sustainability, so the consumer element as a motivating feature of individuals' behaviour in the environmental field is indeed of considerable importance. However, at the same time people tend to ascribe far greater importance to the motivational values included in the self-transcendence cluster (altruism) as guiding principles in life than to the opposing values of self-enhancement (egoism), indicating that the citizen-role is also important to take into account in policy design. It is concluded that there is a mismatch between the content of Sweden's policy documents and the general value orientation held by the Swedish citizenry.

  • 13.
    Berg-Nilsson, Lovisa
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts.
    Ryska interventioner ur ett säkerhetiseringsteoretiskt perspektiv.: En analys av Rysslands argumentation i säkerhetsrådet avseende interventionerna i Georgien & Ukraina.2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The fact that interventions take place on dubious grounds is not a new phenomenon, but it isan area that is constantly interesting to study as the forms of foreign and security policy areconstantly changing. The Russian intervention in Georgia in 2008 is a formative crossroad forRussia's foreign and security policy. Since then, Russia motivates the Russian interventions,in other sovereign states, by referring to the protection of its own citizens. This studydemonstrates how Russia uses securitization theory as part of its foreign and security policy.By referring to the protection of its own citizens in the intervened state, Russia seekslegitimacy for the Russian interventions. Russia is constructing a threat to Russian citizens,which aims to legitimize Russian action to the international community. The study analyzesthe UN Security Council's meeting records from the Georgia War 2008 and the CrimeanCrisis 2014 based on the Copenhagen School's securitization theory. The analysis examineshow Russia argues that there is a threat to the Russian population in Georgia and Ukraine,during their statements in the Security Council. The study also examines how Russia justifiesits actions and how the other states in the Security Council perceive the stated threat and theRussian measures. The results of the analysis clearly sheds light on how Russia construct athreat, how Russia repeatedly justifies its actions and how the member states of the SecurityCouncil criticize the Russian actions. The Russian action is not perceived as legitimate by theSecurity Council, which is required for the securitization to be considered successful, butthere are clear signs that Russia has conducted a security attempt in both Georgia in 2008 andUkraine in 2014. Because of the many similarities between the cases, the study also shows atrend over time, which justifies the conclusion that Russia uses securitization as part of its foreign and security policy. 

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  • 14.
    Birnbaum, Simon
    et al.
    Stockholms Universitet, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University.
    Bodin, Örjan
    Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University.
    Sandström, Annica
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Tracing the sources of legitimacy: The impact of deliberation in participatory natural resource management2015In: Policy sciences, ISSN 0032-2687, E-ISSN 1573-0891, Vol. 48, no 4, p. 443-461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is widely assumed that stakeholder participation has great potential to improve the perceived legitimacy of natural resource management (NRM) and that the deliberative-democratic qualities of participatory procedures are central to the prospects of success. However, attempts to measure the actual effects of deliberation on the perceived legitimacy of participatory NRM are rare. This article examines the links between deliberation and legitimacy in participatory NRM empirically by tracing the determinants of stakeholders’ level of policy support and their views about procedural fairness. The study uses statistical methods to analyse survey data from a state-led initiative to develop new plans for ecosystem-based coastal and marine management through a participatory approach in five coastal areas in Sweden. We find that the perceived quality of deliberation had a positive impact on these aspects of legitimacy. However, both policy support and perceived procedural fairness were mainly driven by instrumental-substantive considerations rather than deliberative-democratic qualities of the process.

  • 15.
    Björnemark, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Byautveckling i Bodens kommun2000Report (Other academic)
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  • 16.
    Björnemark, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Kvinnor till utveckling och arbete: en utvärdering1999Report (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Björnemark, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Strukturerat kursutbud inom ekonomi, turism och kulturhistoria: en dokumentation och utvärdering av en ortsförlags distansutbildning1999Report (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Björnemark, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Uppföljning och utvärdering av projektet KAC, Kiruna arbetslivscentrum1999Report (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Björnemark, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Vägvisaren: hur har den uppfattats av Norrbottens aktörer?1998Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vägvisaren är en handlingsplan för Norrbottens utveckling inför 2000-talet och markerar slutfasen i utvecklingsprojektet Strategi 95. Projektet har gemensamt drivits av Norrbottens läns landsting, Kommunförbundet i Norrbotten och Länsstyrelsen i Norrbottens län. Även Högskolan i Luleå (nuvarande Luleå tekniska universitet) och Länsarbetsnämnden har medverkat. Denna rapport kan ses som en första tentativ uppföljning av Vägvisaren. Uppdragsgivare: Landstinget, Kommunförbundet, Länsstyrelsen och Länsarbetsnämnden i Norrbottens län

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  • 20. Blam, Juri
    et al.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Olsson, Mats-Olov
    Institutions and the emergence of markets: transition in the Irkutsk forest sector2000Report (Other academic)
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  • 21.
    Bodin, Örjan
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.
    Sandström, Annica
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Crona, Beatrice
    Stockholm University, Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
    Collaborative Networks for Effective Ecosystem-Based Management: A Set of Working Hypotheses2017In: Policy Studies Journal, ISSN 0190-292X, E-ISSN 1541-0072, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 289-314Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ecosystem-based management (EBM) represents a comprehensive approach to better govern the environment that also illustrates the collaborative trend in policy and public administration. The need for stakeholder involvement and collaboration is strongly articulated, yet how and for what purposes collaboration would be effective remains largely untested. We address this gap by developing and evaluating a set of hypotheses specifying how certain patterns of collaborations among actors affect their joint ability to accomplish EBM. Content analyses of management plans drawn from five EBM planning processes in Sweden are combined with analyses of the collaborative networks through which these plans have been developed. Our results indicate that system thinking and the ability to integrate across different management phases are favored by collaborations between different kinds of actors, and by project leaders being centrally located in the networks. We also find that dense substructures of collaboration increase the level of specificity in the plans in regards to explicating constraints on human activities. Having many collaborative ties does however not enhance the overall level of specificity. Our results also show that different network characteristics can give rise to similar EBM outcomes. This observed equifinality suggests there is no single blueprint for well-performing collaborative networks. 

  • 22.
    Borgström, Sara
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
    Bodin, Örjan
    Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.
    Sandström, Annica
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Crona, Beatrice
    Stockholm University, Stockholm Resilience Centre.
    Developing an analytical framework for assessing progress toward ecosystem-based management2015In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, E-ISSN 1654-7209, Vol. 44, no 3 Suppl., p. 357-369Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ecosystem-based management (EBM) has become a key instrument of contemporary environmental policy and practice. Given the increasingly important role of EBM, there is an urgent need for improved analytical approaches to assess if and to what extent EBM has been accomplished in any given case. Drawing on the vast literature on EBM, we identify five key ecosystem aspects for assessment. By linking these aspects to four phases of management, we develop an interdisciplinary, analytical framework that enables a high-resolution and systematic assessment of the degree of specificity and integration of ecosystem aspects in an EBM. We then apply the framework to evaluate five coastal EBM initiatives in Sweden, four on the Baltic coast and one on the west coast. Our results demonstrate our framework’s usefulness for in-depth and continuous assessments of processes aiming for EBM, and also provide an empirical basis for inferences about the key challenges for successful EBM.

  • 23.
    Boräng, Frida
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science and the Quality of Government Institute.
    Jagers, Sverker
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Povitkina, Marina
    Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science and the Quality of Government Institute.
    Political determinants of electricity provision in small island developing states2016In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, E-ISSN 1873-6777, Vol. 98, p. 725-734Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper approaches provision of affordable and reliable electricity in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as a case of public good provision. It aims to contribute to our understanding of how regime type and the quality of implementing institutions within political systems affect the prerequisites for successful electrification in SIDS. More specifically, we analyse the independent and interdependent effects of level of democracy and control of corruption on per capita household electricity consumption in SIDS, using data from 34 SIDS over the period 1996–2009. The results show that although the independent effects of level of democracy and control of corruption are sensitive to model specification, these two factors do have an interdependent impact on per capita household electricity consumption: democratization has positive effects on provision of electricity to the general population only when there is a certain level of corruption control in place. The results imply a) that it is important for policy actors to acknowledge the interaction between regime type and the quality of implementing institutions, and b) when planning electrification projects in SIDS, it is necessary to have information about the social and political context in order to design the most effective projects.

  • 24.
    Boström, Arvid
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
    Den Ensamme Datorspelaren?: En studie om datorspelens inverkan på det sociala kapitalet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 25.
    Bramstedt, Mikaela
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
    Den institutionella tillitens betydelse för attityder till mycket hårdare fängelsestraff2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 26.
    Bryder, Tom
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Brief Guide to the History, Locus and Focus of Swedish Political-Science1980In: PS, ISSN 0030-8269, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 89-91Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Brännmark, Alexandra
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts.
    Förutsättningar för implementering av obligatorisk samhällsintroduktion: Finns förståelsen, förmågan och viljan hos tjänstemännen på Migrationsverket att implementera policyn?2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med den här studien är att studera vilka förutsättningar tjänstemän på Migrationsverket har, för att implementera regeringens beslut om obligatorisk samhällsintroduktion. Sedan 1 oktober 2021 är det en obligatorisk policy, för alla som ansöker om asyl för första gången. Metoden som använts i denna studie är en kvalitativ fallstudie, där datainsamlingen skett i form av semistrukturerade samtalsintervjuer med fem respondenter. Med hjälp av Lundquist modell och aspekterna ”förstå, kan och vill” undersöktes förutsättningarna förimplementeringen av samhällsintroduktionen (Lundquist, 1992). Lipskys teori om närbyråkrater har använts för att förklara hur handlingsutrymmet hos närbyråkrater kan bidra till ett annat utfall än vad som egentligen är tänkt av de som styr (Lipsky, 2010). Till hjälp att besvara syftet ställdes följande forskningsfrågor:

    – Hur förstår tjänstemännen uppdraget från regeringen angående samhällsintroduktion?

    – Upplever tjänstemännen att de kan utföra sitt uppdrag?

    – Hur betydelsefull anser tjänstemännen att policyn samhällsintroduktion är?

    I resultatet framgår följande: Samtliga respondenter har god förståelse av syftet och målet med samhällsintroduktion. Det finns även vilja bland tjänstemännen att genomföra uppdraget som de fått av regeringen. Det är tydligt att de som arbetar med policyn tycker den är meningsfull. Däremot finns det brister när det handlar om förmågan att implementera policyn. Det finns svårigheter och otydligheter som behöver förbättras. Det framkommer även att tjänstemännen har ett visst handlingsutrymme vilket kan bidra till att policyn får olika utfall.

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  • 28.
    Brännström, Laura
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts.
    Varför har Haparanda lägst valdeltagande i Sverige?: En jämförande studie av kontextuella och individuella faktorer2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In a representative democracy, voting in the general elections is a democratic right and turnout is an important indicator of whether the democratic system is doing well or whether there is a distrust of a political system. Sweden generally has a high voter turnout in the general elections, but Haparanda municipality stands out with by far the lowest voter turnout in the country. A low turnout in the general elections can lead to poorer representativeness and lead to legitimacy problems for political decision-making. The essay examines known contextual factors that, ac- cording to election research, explain low turnout in Haparanda. Furthermore, a comparison is made with Norrbotten's municipalities and Swedish border municipalities with the aim of find- ing if there is any clear indicator that can explain the low turnout. The comparison shows that Haparanda has one of the lowest average disposable incomes and a clearly higher proportion of foreign-born citizens than the other compared municipalities. Therefore, a comparison is also made of the voter turnout between Haparanda and other municipalities with an equal proportion of foreign born. The two indicators foreign-born citizens and disposable income are contextual factors that, according to previous research, affect voter turnout in a negative direction and that give Haparanda an uphill battle in the coming election year unless targeted investments are made to increase voter turnout in the municipality with Sweden's lowest voter turnout.

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  • 29. Burman, Jan-Ola
    et al.
    Björnemark, Maria
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Fell, Astrid
    Lundgren, Nils-Gustav
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Thaning, Lennart
    Weissglass, Gösta
    Avsiktligt utsläpp av farliga ämnen: spridning och samhällskonsekvenser2000Report (Other academic)
  • 30. Byström, Pär
    et al.
    Michanek, Gabriel
    Leonardsson, Kjell
    Näslund, Ingemar
    Rova, Carl
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Catch and release: populär men ifrågasatt metod2008In: Vilt och fisk fakta, ISSN 1654-0115, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 31.
    Carlander, Anders
    et al.
    Department of Psychology and Center for Finance, School of Business, Economics, and Law, University of Gothenburg.
    von Borgstede, Chris
    Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg.
    Jagers, Sverker
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Sundblad, Eva-Lotta
    Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment.
    A bridge over troubled water: public participation as a possibility for success in water management2016In: Water Policy, ISSN 1366-7017, E-ISSN 1996-9759, Vol. 18, no 5, p. 1267-1285Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Public participation in local water councils is one method to involve different actors in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. In this study we investigate which beliefs explain why the public participate and also how motives to participate are related to willingness to comply with decisions related to the water management framework. In total 910 respondents answered a web survey regarding their participation in the council work. Structural equation modelling was conducted with willingness to comply and motives to participate as the main dependent latent constructs. Other included latent constructs were perceived need for change, fairness, trust, and social- and personal norms. The results show that motives to participate did not have an effect on willingness to comply. Perceived need for change had indirect effects on nearly all latent constructs in the model and personal norms and social norms (through personal norms) had an effect on willingness to comply. The results are discussed in the context of water management methods.

  • 32. Carlsson, Fredrik
    et al.
    Jacobsson, Gunnar
    Jagers, Sverker C
    Lampi, Elina
    Robertson, Felicia
    Rönnerstrand, Björn
    Who is willing to stay sick for the collective? - Individual characteristics, experience, and trust.2019In: SSM - Population Health, ISSN 2352-8273, Vol. 9, p. 100499-, article id 100499Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    •We study attitudes towards antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.•We analyze results from a novel web-survey of Swedish citizens (n = 1906).•Acceptability of doctor's decision not to prescribe antibiotics was found to be large.•Trust in the healthcare sector is linked to acceptability of doctor's decision.•Concern about antibiotic resistance is linked to willingness to limit antibiotic use.

  • 33. Carlsson, Fredrik
    et al.
    Jacobsson, Gunnar
    Jagers, Sverker C.
    Lampi, Elina
    Robertson, Felicia
    Rönnerstrand, Björn
    Who is willing to stay sick for the collective?: – Individual characteristics, experience, and trust2019Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper deals with the collective action dilemma of antibiotic resistance. Despite the collective threat posed by antibiotic resistance, there are limited incentives for individuals to consider the contribution of their decisions to use antibiotics to the spread of resistance. Drawing on a novel survey of Swedish citizens (n=1,906), we study factors linked to i) willingness to accept a physician’s decision not to prescribe antibiotics and ii) willingness to limit personal use of antibiotics voluntary. In our study, 53 percent of the respondents stated that they would be willing to accept the physician’s decision despite disagreeing with it, and trust in the healthcare sector is significantly associated with acceptance. When it comes to people’s willingness to voluntarily abstain from using antibiotics, a majority stated that they are willing or very willing not to take antibiotics. The variation in willingness is best explained by concerns about antibiotic resistance and experience of antibiotic therapy, especially if a respondent has been denied antibiotics. Generalized trust seems to be unrelated to willingness to abstain, but the perception that other people limit their personal use of antibiotics is linked to respondents’ own willingness to do so. Few of the individual characteristics can explain the variation in that decision.

  • 34.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Anarchy and the Environment: [Review]2000In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, E-ISSN 1743-8934, Vol. 9, no 3, p. 157-158Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Review of Anarchy and the Environment edited by J. Samuel Barkin and George E. Shamaugh. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999. ISBN 0 7914 4183 0

  • 35.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Book review: Krantz Lindgren, Petra: Att färdas som man lär?: om miljömedvetenhet och bilåkande. 20012002In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 105, no 3, p. 259-263Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Review of Krantz Lindgren, Petra: Att färdas som man lär? : om miljömedvetenhet och bilåkande. 2001

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  • 36.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Book review: Protecting the commons: a framework for resource management in the Americas2002In: Ecological Economics, ISSN 0921-8009, E-ISSN 1873-6106, Vol. 40, no 3, p. 457-458Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Review of: Protecting the commons. A framework for resource management in the Americas Edited by Joanna Burger, Elinor Ostrom, Richard B. Norgaard, David Policansky and Bernard D. Goldstein, Island Press, Washington DC, 2001, ISBN 1-55963-738-2

  • 37.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Business and the state in contemporary Russia2001In: Europe-Asia Studies, ISSN 0966-8136, E-ISSN 1465-3427, Vol. 53, no 8, p. 1255-1256Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Review ofPeter Rutland (ed.), Business and the State in Contemporary Russia. Oxford and Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2001

  • 38.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Byutveckling nedifrån: ett byutvecklingsförsök i fyra byar i östra Norrbotten1992Report (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Communal land tenure: a mixed bag2006In: Locating the Communal in Asian Land Tenure: European Alliance for Asian Studies (Asia Alliance), Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Humboldt University , 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Den ryska björnen bör tas på allvar: men hotet låter vänta på sig2001In: Skogseko, ISSN 0346-0495, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 41.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Framtidsbyar i glesbygden: en implementationsstudie av glesbygdspolitik1992Report (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Keeping away from the Leviathan: the case of the swedish forest commons2001Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The role of common property in industrialised society raises a number of questions relevant to constitutional and democratic theory and policy. These questions are discussed here with reference to the current situation of the Swedish Forest Commons. It is shown that commons which have survived for more than one hundred years have difficulties in handling the entrenchment of the principles of liberal democracy, even though their existence is ultimately protected by the liberal democratic state. With reference to Giddens' (1984) theory of structuring and Kiser and Ostrom's (1982) meta-theoretical framework, this article challenges the theory that the constitution forms an institutional hierarchy by restraining collective and operational rules, suggesting rather that lower level rules change and adapt independently. It subsequently tackles the problem of how to identify appropriately the constitution of the commons. Finally it stresses that, despite the fact that the State (the Leviathan [2] ) guarantees the existence of the commons, one of their means of survival is to keep away from the State.

  • 43.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Landstingsföretag - finns dom?: en kartläggning av näringsfrämjande åtgärder inom tre landstingsområden1986Report (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Management, resilience and the strategy of the commons1999Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Managing commons across levels of organizations2003In: Commons Old and New: Proceedings from a workshop on Commons: Old and new / [ed] Erling Berge; Lars Carlsson, CASAS The Centre for Advanced Study of African Society, 2003, p. 29-40Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 46.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Non-hierarchical evaluation of policy2000In: Evaluation, ISSN 1356-3890, E-ISSN 1461-7153, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 201-216Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An important task for policy evaluation is to develop methods that are based on the fact that political power is fragmented and that every policy area is complex. This article demonstrates, using an empirical example, how different strands of the policymaking process are related to different logics of evaluation. Also discussed is how these differences may result in quite opposite conclusions about the possible failure or success of single programmes. However, it is concluded that policy research does not have to abandon the idea of rationality and adopt a more postmodern or hermeneutic line of analysis. Policy evaluation is still, it is argued, a matter of finding relevant units of analysis, and in contemporary society these units are networks rather than political-administrative entities. Thus, in order to be able to scrutinize and understand such processes of policy creation, policy evaluation must adopt a non-hierarchical attitude and this requires a bottom-up methodology.

  • 47.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Nonhierarchical Implementation Analysis: An Alternative to the Methodological Mismatch in Policy Analysis1996In: Journal of Theoretical Politics, ISSN 0951-6298, E-ISSN 1460-3667, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 527-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary western societies can be described as negotiated economies, as multi-actor societies with fuzzy borders between public and private organizations and institutions. In this article it is argued that if we aim at understanding the processes of policy-making, we have to start our investigations from a point where we do not unreflectively assume that political administrative hierarchy prevails. The relevance of formal political institutions has to be proved, not taken for granted. Adopting a naive `stage-model' of the policy-making process, however, may lead to anticipating reality, or replacing empirical findings with political administrative norms. This is due not only to the history of political science, with its focus on formal institutions, but also to the fact that hierarchy is a human way of simplifying a complex environment. The implementation structure approach is suggested as an alternative methodological device for conducting a nonhierarchical implementation analysis to circumvent this problem. The approach provides a fruitful point of departure for a broad discussion of alternative ways of achieving constitutional order in society.

  • 48.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Policy networks as collective action2000In: Policy Studies Journal, ISSN 0190-292X, E-ISSN 1541-0072, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 502-520Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An important contribution to the policy sciences, and to interorganizational research in particular, has been the introduction of the so-called policy network approach. Despite the fact that this approach has produced a multitude of concepts, it still lacks a theoretical scaffold. In this article it is argued that simply to refer to something called "network theory" is an unsatisfactory solution. It is suggested that one way of advancing the policy network approach is to apply collective action theory and explicitly regard different empirical appearances of network concepts as expressions of collective action. Six tentative building blocks of such a theory are suggested. it is further argued that the policy network approach would benefit from incorporation into a broader analytical framework such as the Institutional Analysis and Development framework. Finally, it is concluded that such an incorporation would advance our ability to understand the processes of policymaking and thus to fulfill one of the old commitments of policy analysis, namely to contribute to the refinement of policy making processes in society.

  • 49.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Policy Science at an Impasse: A Matter of Conceptual Stretching?2017In: Politics and Policy, E-ISSN 1747-1346, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 148-168Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    La ciencia política, particularmente el enfoque de la red de políticas, está experimentando un aumento de nuevos estudios y conceptos. La abundancia del es resultado del ineludiblemente enfoque multidisciplinario de la ciencia política y de nuestra ambición de superar el análisis tradicional de la ciencia política. Sin embargo, los conceptos del campo se están desarrollando con tanta rapidez que el surgimiento de los nuevos híbridos y mutaciones amenazan con confunidr y sobre-complicar en lugar de proporcionarnos claridad, y como consecuencia la mejora acumulativa y el desarrollo de la teoría se ven obstaculizados. Estas consecuencias imprevistas están íntimamente asociadas con errores de estiramiento conceptual, es decir, utilizando conceptos valiosos con un significado claro para referirse a fenómenos inaplicables, haciendo mal uso y disminuyendo el valor de nuestras herramientas conceptuales. En la ciencia política, esto es también el caso de las herramientas analíticas centrales, marcos conceptuales, modelos y teorías. Por lo tanto, aunque la formulación de políticas puede ser desordenada, si esperamos escapar de la supuesta parálisis en la ciencia política, no podemos permitirnos tolerar las inexactitudes actuales del estiramiento conceptual.

  • 50.
    Carlsson, Lars
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Social Sciences.
    Prerequisites for the evolution of markets: an institutional analysis of the Russian forest sector1997In: Dialogue on Sustainable Development of the Russian Forest Sector, Laxenburg, Austria: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, IIASA , 1997, p. 143-145Chapter in book (Other academic)
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