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  • 1.
    Alverbratt, Catrin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Carlström, Eric
    Sahlgrenska Akademin, Göteborgs universitet.
    Åström, Sture
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture. Umeå universitet.
    Kauffeldt, Anders
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    The process of implementing a new working method - a project towards change in a Swedish psychiatric clinic2014In: Journal of Hospital Administration, ISSN 1927-6990, E-ISSN 1927-7008, ISSN 1927-6990, Vol. 3, no 6, p. 174-189Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The implementation of evidence-based methods in hospital settings is difficult and complex. The aim of the present study was to highlight the implementation process concerning a new working method, i.e. a new assessment tool, based on the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF), among psychiatric nursing staff on five participating wards at a Swedish county hospital. Descriptive, qualitative data were collected through focus group interviews pre- and post-implementation. Data were analysed using directed content analysis, guided by Normalization Process Theory (NPT). The results revealed that just one of the five participating wards met the criteria for a successful implementation process. The results confirm previous studies showing the difficulty of implementation. Although participants agreed with the intention of the model, they were reluctant to apply it in practice. The implementation process seemed to be influenced by factors such as: time pressure; heavy workload; stress; lack of routines in using the tool; lack of nursing staff; as well as cultural characteristics and resistance to change.

  • 2.
    Andersson, Åsa
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Beckman, Anita
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology and Organisation Studies.
    ”Jag skulle så jätte, jätte, jättegärna vilja ha ett fast jobb att gå till”: Om att vara ung och arbetslös i Västervik2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The centre of Child and Youth Studies at University West works strategically with other regional research environments and institutions that study children, youths and young adults. The goal of our research centre is to spread knowledge about the social conditions under which children and young people live, thereby strengthening their position in society. Collaboration with external research environments is one of the ways that our research domain works to reach that goal. Partnerships are formed through a model that strives to create good conditions for both our research and that of our partners. This model is grounded in a dialogue between research partners who work together to select areas of interest and formulate hypotheses. These research projects are financed equally by the university and our partners. The following report is the result of one of  these research partnerships.Advanced industrial society has been replaced by a society based upon knowledge and information where industrial work/manufacturing becomes less common. Västervik is one of the small towns in Sweden whose main industries have closed down or severely decreased their workforce during the last few decades of great structural change. The groups in the job market that have been most affected by these changes are young men and women, something which is evident in the high unemployment rates among the young population. The purpose of this study was to investigate young people’s own experiences and thoughts regarding their own situation as jobseekers in the municipality of Västervik. How do they see themselves and the situation they find themselves in? The narratives were collected in the form of 18 in-depth interviews with young men and women between the ages of 19-25, all them registered at the job center in Västervik. In the report different aspects of their situation are discussed, such as: the young people’s relation to their hometown, their thoughts on the meaning and value of work, the role of education, the economic, social and emotional consequences of unemployment, and their experiences of taking part in various programs for unemployed. The narratives we have encountered can be seen as having some general validity in the sense that many of their experiences are probably shared by other unemployed young people in other locations in Sweden, but Västervik is also a specific town with a specific history and specific conditions.The young men and women have an ambivalent relationship to their hometown. On the one hand they want to start a life in the same location, but on the other, the future there is seen as very uncertain. Many of those interviewed would like to have the kind of industrial jobs that their parents have and grandparents experienced, but which are nowadays less and less common. The norm of a fulltime job is strong among the young men and women – something which strengthens the image of the evident dissonance between their seemingly traditional dreams and intentions and the structures of possibilities the municipality and community suggest for them. Connected to this are the ways the young people must relate to the postindustrial demands of employability – which means the ability to enterprise and market oneself on a competitive market. These demands presuppose abilities that are more likely to be socialized and practiced in certain social environments rather than in others, and the majority of the young men and women interviewed have a background in aworking class environment where these values and approaches are far from selfevident.The socioeconomic marginalization that these young people experienceresults in much curtailed possibilities for a period of youthful experimentation aswell as for an expected adulthood. Being unemployed means one has difficulty ingaining the status of an adult, but due to economic shortages, there are also limits to how much they can take part in this experimental lifestyle that characterizes youth. The young men and women’s situation can thereby be seen as a grey zone; they are neither young nor adults in the normative sense. In some of the narratives the young people express critical thoughts with regard to the social conditions that their difficult situation can be related to. By extension, expressing these thoughts and stating their opinion can be strengthening and mobilizing for them, both as individuals and as a group. Insights may be gained about unemployment as a shared experience rather than as a personal failure

  • 3.
    Balalia, Alina
    et al.
    Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Assessing TerritorialImpact Assessment: the Case of Services of General Interest2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Becker Gruvstedt, Maria
    et al.
    Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University.
    Niemi, Mariella
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Östnäs, Anna
    The first steps on starting courses in music for students with intellectual disabilities at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University: Ways, means and barriers2012In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: Special Issue: A World of Potential, 2012, Vol. 56, no 7-8, p. -713Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The education system in Sweden has not yet formed a sustainable way into higher education and lifelong learning for students with intellectual disabilities. Discussions on inclusive education nationally in society are ongoing but few concrete examples have yet been implemented. This presentation will present experiences from the first attempt to organize and provide courses for students with intellectual disabilities within higher music education in Sweden. Methods: Two courses were given at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University in 2010 and 2011. The content of the first course focused on the history of music, rhythm and ensemble playing. The second one focused on Opera as an art form with both process and product as means of learning. Results & Conclusions: The experiences show the students' capability to develop and enhance musical expression. However, questions concerning (a) the quality of music education currently available to students with ID, (b) pedagogical approaches in the academy, (c) rules for admission to higher education and (d) different attitudes to widening participation within the academies has emerged and need to be processed.

  • 5.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Bokrecension | Jonsson, R. (2013). Organisatoriska bakslag - mer än tio år av förändringar i två svenska kommuner2013In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 78-83Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Flexibilitet eller kontroll?: Om regler, rutiner och ansvar2011In: Mot svårare tider: om vikten av politiskt ledarskap och ekonomistyrning / [ed] Nilsson, Viveka, Göteborg: Kommunforskning i Västsverige (KFi) , 2011, 1:1, p. 40-46Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammantaget ger ekonomicheferna uttryck för att de har ett tämligen gottinflytande över frågor som handlar om regelverk, normer, organisationsstrukturoch graden av delegation. Med tanke på att den totala svarsfrekvensenuppgår till 77 procent kan vi uttala oss tämligen väl om de undersökta tjänstemännensuppfattningar. Detta reser en rad intressanta frågor. Vilken gradav frihet och delegering är lämplig i en kommun? Hur ska man balanserakontroll, insyn och transparens mot ökade administrativa kostnader? Hurska man väga demokrati mot effektivitet? Frågan om graden av delegering handlar om en löpande avvägning mellanflexibilitet och kontroll. Frågan är vad som ska prioriteras mest i vilket lägeoch vilka delar som ska prioriteras på bekostnad av annat? Var betoningeni dessa frågor ska ligga är föremål för en ständig pendelrörelse över tid. Ibland betonas flexibilitet och i andra lägen kontroll. Detta hänger nära ihopmed kommunens regler, rutiner och ansvarstagande.

  • 7.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Synchronous work - myth or reality?: a critical study of teams in health and medical care2010In: Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, ISSN 1356-1294, E-ISSN 1365-2753, Vol. 16, no 6, p. 1314-1321Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract Rationale, aims and objectives  In this article, ideal conceptions about teamwork are tested. The research question posed is: How are teams in psychiatry formed? Three theoretical concepts that distinguish groups from teams are presented: sequentiality, parallelism and synchronicity. The presumption is that groups cooperate sequentially and teams synchronously, while the parallel work mode is a transitional form between group and team. Methods  Three psychiatric outpatient teams at a university hospital specialist clinic were studied. Data were collected through 25 personal interviews and 82 hours of observations. The data collection was carried out over 18 months (2008–2009). Results  Results show: (1) that the three theoretical distinctions between group and team need to be supplemented with two intermediate forms, semiparallel and semisynchronous teamwork; and (2) that teamwork is not characterized by striving towards a synchronous ideal but instead is marked by an adaptive interaction between sequential, parallel and synchronous working modes. Conclusions  The article points to a new intermediate stage between group and team. This intermediate stage is called semiparallel teamwork. The study shows that practical teamwork is not characterized by a synchronous ideal, but rather is about how to adaptively find acceptable solutions to a series of practical problems. The study emphasizes the importance of the team varying between different working modes, so-called semisystematics.

  • 8.
    Berlin, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Åhlström, Pär (red.) (2010). Verksamhetsutveckling i världsklass. 1. uppl. Lund: Studentlitteratur2012In: Nordiske organisasjonsstudier, ISSN 1501-8237, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 91-96Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Berlin, Johan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Carlström, Eric D.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, postgraduate level. Göteborgs universitet, Sahlgrenska Akademin, Institute of Health and Care Sciences.
    The Three-Level Collaboration Exercise: Impact of Learning and Usefulness2015In: Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, ISSN 0966-0879, E-ISSN 1468-5973, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 257-265Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study was to examine the emergency personnel’s perception of the effects of exercises, with regard to learning and usefulness. The exercises were quasi-experimental and constructed in such a way that employees from different organizations overlapped each other’s tasks. This was accomplished by: having asymmetries included in the scenarios, repeating exercise procedures and testing different strategies, which were discussed at joint seminars. The exercises were compared to a similar study, published in this journal, of nonquasi-experimental but merely traditional exercises. Surveys were distributed and collected from emergency personnel in connection with seven exercises. At the exercises, 94.3% of the personnel thought that the exercises had a focus on collaboration (traditional exercises, 75.6%).

  • 10.
    Berlin, Johan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Carlström, Eric
    Sahlgrenska akademin, Göteborgs universitet.
    Sandberg, Håkan
    Akademin för hälsa, vård och välfärd, Mälardalens högskola.
    Models of teamwork: ideal or not?: A critical study of theoretical team models2012In: Team Performance Management, ISSN 1352-7592, E-ISSN 1758-6860, Vol. 18, no 5/6, p. 328-340Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - There is a tendency in team research to employ concepts of stepwise models, reachingfrom the primitive to the excellent, to suggest that a higher level of evolution is better than the basic and simple. This tendency includes typologies of teams. This article aims to question the relevance of this view.

    Design/methodology/approach - Data were collected in three steps. In the first step, articles and books analyzing teams and teamwork from stepwise analytical models were collected. In the second step the collected data were classified into different themes. Each stepwise model was classified into one essential denomination. This classification resulted in eight themes. In the third step each theme was analyzed, which led to the fusion of some of the themes.

    Findings - The conclusion is that a synchronous, complementary or mature team is not necessarily optimal. Contrary to this, a differentiated, sequential or multi team approach can be optimal for some purposes. Team research needs to establish a more open, inductive and critical attitude than at present.

    Originality/value - The paper highlights the need to observe and use team theories in a balanced and critical way.

  • 11.
    Bernlo, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Boman, Christine
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    "... att göra världen begriplig...": Betydelsen av KASAM för barn inom institution och öppenvård2010Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vårt syfte med uppsatsen var att ta reda på om KASAM-begreppet, trots att det har några år på nacken, fortfarande ses som betydelsefullt. Vi utgick från personalens perspektiv gällande KASAM's betydelse för barn 0-12 år, placerade på institution eller med någon form av insats från öppenvården. Genom kvalitativa intervjuer tog vi del av personalens erfarenheter av KASAM's betydelse för barnen, hur de arbetar och om de metoder de använder sig av , ger möjlighet att skapa en känsla av sammanhang för barnen. Vid tolkningen av vårt intervjumaterial utgick vi från tre teman baserade på våra frågeställningar. Det som framkom av materialet var att KASAM har stor betydelse för barnens välbefinnande. KASAM-begreppet är högst närvarande i de metoder som används inom verksamheterna, även om personalen inte talar om det i termer av KASAM.

     

  • 12.
    Bohman, Lena
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Sandén, Susanne
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Den broderande kvinnan och den bilkörande mannen: En studie om jämställdhet inom äldreomsorgen ur ett brukarperspektiv2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka om det finns skillnader mellan kvinnor och män i biståndsutredningar samt att analysera och reflektera över de önskemål och behov som uttrycks. Frågeställningarna handlar om hur jämställdhet kommer till uttryck inom äldreomsorgen i Lidköpings kommun och om eventuella skillnader mellan kvinnor och män kan utläsas i biståndsutredningar. Avsikten är att undersöka jämställdheten inom äldreomsorgen ur ett brukarperspektiv. För att finna svar på studiens frågeställningar har en dokumentanalys gjorts av 60 biståndsutredningar. Dokumenten har stegvis granskats och flera intressanta mönster har framträtt. Studiens resultat visar att kvinnor och män får den hjälp de ansöker om och att det inte finns några egentliga skillnader i vilka insatser de ansöker om. Detta resultat visar att kvinnor och män biståndsbedöms jämställt då det är behov som styr bedömningen och inte kön. Då studien också syftar till att reflektera över specifika önskemål har detta gjorts och det har visat sig att önskemål sällan uttrycks i biståndsutredningarna. Vår uppfattning om detta är att önskemål förmodligen uttrycks, men att de inte dokumenteras. Då materialet granskats för att finna eventuella skillnader mellan kvinnor och män har flera intressanta upptäckter gjorts som visar att kvinnor och män beskrivs på olika sätt i utredningarna. Vår tolkning av detta är att kvinnor beskrivs som hemorienterade och männen som omvärldsorienterade.

  • 13.
    Burke, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Ståhl, Christina
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Att vägleda barn i ett senmodernt samhälle: en studie där föräldrar berättar om sina upplevelser av att uppfostra barn i vår tid2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie handlar om hur föräldrar ser på sin föräldraroll idag och vi har valt att betrakta det ur ett sociologiskt perspektiv med sociokulturella teorier. Syftet är att undersöka senmoderna föräldrars syn på sin roll som uppfostrare under deras barn/barns uppväxt. Vi ställer oss frågorna: Vad innebär en senmodern, god uppfostran och hur vill föräldrarna att deras barn ska leva som vuxna? Vi använder oss av en kvalitativ forskningsmetod, fokusgruppsintervjuer, där medlemmarna i gruppen interagerar och delar med sig av egna erfarenheter. Intervjumaterialet som ligger till grund för studien är analyserat horisontellt och sammanslaget. Vi intervjuar även "experter" som i yrket jobbar nära familjer. Den informationen kontrasterar och kompletterar gruppintervjuerna. I analysen utgår vi huvudsakligen från begrepp som sociologerna Beck, Bauman, Giddens och Habermas har använt för att beskriva det senmoderna samhället: individualism, ambivalens, reflexivitet, självidentitet och självförverkligande; tid och stress, konsumism, livsvärld/systemvärld och förvetenskapligande av det privata. Vi använder även några andra begrepp som kontrast mot det senmoderna: familj och tradition; och uppfostran. I diskussionen funderar vi över vad studien kan lära oss om det senmoderna föräldraskapet. Föräldrarna som intervjuats besitter en god förmåga att hantera senmodernitetens krav och snabba kast. Det viktigaste de vill ge sina barn är trygghet, kärlek och social kompetens för att barnen så småningom själva skall kunna bemästra sin framtid och sitt vuxenliv.

  • 14.
    Grevle, Mette
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Olsen, Line
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Perspektiv på föräldrautbildning2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie belyser föräldrautbildning på individ-, organisations-, och samhällsnivå. Vårt syfte är att beskriva samhällssynen på föräldraskapet och föräldrautbildning i ett historiskt perspektiv för att kunna lyfta dagens syn på föräldraskapet och den speglar dagens föräldrautbildning. Vi ställer oss frågorna om de manualbaserade föräldrautbildningarna som diskuteras i samhället har ökat, vem som har initierat dem och vilka utmaningar som föräldrar ställs inför som de behöver hjälp med? Med hjälp av den kvalitativa forskningsmetoden har vi växlat mellan litteraturstudier och tematiska, halvstrukturerade intervjuer med deltagare och ledare för föräldrautbildningar samt telefonintervjuer med tjänstemän på en kommun. Vi har valt det sociokulturella perspektivet som teoretisk ram i vår analys av deltagare och ledares upplevelser av föräldraskapet och erfarenheter av föräldrautbildning. Föräldrar efterfrågar verktyg för att bättre kunna hantera problematiska situationer med sina barn. Med hjälp av gruppens stöd i föräldrautbildning får många konkreta lösningar för att bättre kunna hantera det för dem konfliktfyllda, stressiga vardagslivet. Vår slutsats är att det ökade arbetet med evidensbaserade manualstyrda föräldrautbildningar fyller en funktion i dagens samhälle då många föräldrar är i behov av att utbyta tankar omkring föräldraskapet och få råd och stöd i sin situation.

  • 15.
    Grimhed, Johanna
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Wester, Malin
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Familjehemligheten: Ett vuxet barns perspektiv om hur det är att växa upp och bära på en familjehemlighet gällande en förälders alkoholmissbruk2010Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The essay´s overall purpose is to examine how it has affected a child growing up with a family secret. We have interviewed a person whose family secret was based on the alcohol addiction of her father. We have chosen to illustrate how a child is affected by maintaining a family secret from three different environments; family, school, and through friendship, and whether and if so, how it has made an impression in her adult life. To answer the purpose for this thesis, we have collected our empirical data through a qualitative method, in the form of a semi-structured life-world interview. Theoretical perspectives we have made use of are systems’ theory and SOC – Sense of Coherence, which reflect the individual, the interactions, and relationships between the themes we have chosen to focus on.The interviews have been analyzed based on the narrative method. Furthermore, we have used the themes and perspectives when investigating how the interviewee has created an identity and conferred meaning to her life, from the basis of her experiences. The results show that the interviewee's family, school, and friendships have been affected. Among other things, she made an active choice and is now a teetotaler. During different periods of her growth, she has adopted different roles and behaviors, depending on the situation and environment she has been in. These roles and behaviors have not been durable, but recurring, which is important to emphasize.

  • 16.
    Grundén, Kerstin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Computer Science and Informatics.
    Bernhard, Irene
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Media and Design.
    Implementation of a Contact Centre: a Local eGovernment Initiative2012In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference of e-Government: ESADE Ramo Llull University Barcelona, Spain 14-15 June 2012 / [ed] Dr. Mila Gascó, Reading, UK: Academic Publishing International, 2012, p. 329-335Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract: A case study of the implementation of a contact centre (CC) in a Swedish municipality was described and discussed. The implementation was an example of a local e-Government initiative. Seventeen employees at the municipality were interviewed. The initial implementation of the CC was done quickly, with a top-down approach. There were initial problems with negative attitudes towards the CC from the employees at the municipal departments. The new technology systems contributed to increased efficiency and to a more process-oriented organization. The CC was largely well-functioning, and many handling officers were relieved of work tasks related to the implementation of CC. There was a need for further competence development among the service handling officers at the CC. The number of incoming matters increased, related to the increased availability to citizens of municipal services.

  • 17.
    Grundén, Kerstin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    Linnéuniversitetet.
    Social Media Marketing - A Win-win situation?2014In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Media, University of Brighton, UK 10-11 July 2014 / [ed] Rospigliosi, A. & Greener, S., Reading, UK, 2014, p. 201-207Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of social media for marketing has been increasingly popular recent years, but still there is a lack of research studies. In this article, social media marketing in six wellness companies in Sweden is focused using in-depth qualitative interviews as research method. The interviews are analysed according to the qualitative content analysis method. The evaluation model MOA-SM is used as a theoretical reference frame for the analysis of the consequences of social media marketing for the stakeholders. The analysis show that there is no simple win-win situation for the stakeholders. Instead management, marketers and customers could have different advantages, disadvantages as well as challenges using social media marketing. It is a challenge for management to organize work processes in a relevant way for social media marketing and to recruit staff with appropriate skills, as well as to ensure that their competences are developed in relevant ways. Social media could be integrated with other systems such as “the digital reception”, which makes the work more efficient and understandable, and could lead to increased productivity. The benefits of social media marketing are however often unclear and formulating goals of social media marketing as well as monitoring and evaluating the goals, are challenges for management. The work situation for the employees working with social media marketing has changed fundamentally. The work has become more stressful and demanding as a consequence of social media marketing, but the work could also be more meaningful due to the informal contacts with the customers. New competences are needed. The customers who use social media marketing could receive a more informal relationship with the company, and their views and attitudes could indirectly affect the services of the organization. They could participate in contests and sometimes receive lower prices for the services. Customers not using social media, do not have the same advantages.

     

  • 18.
    Gråsjö, Urban
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Explaining Variations in Regional Housing Prices: An Accessibility Approach2017In: Uddevalla Symposium 2017: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Industrial Dynamics in Internationalized Regional Economies: Revised papers first presented at the 20th Uddevalla Symposium 15-17 June, 2017, Trollhättan, Sweden / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2017, p. 259-273Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper argues that the relative geographical position of a municipality needs to be accounted for when explaining variations in housing prices. In particular, the paper aim to show that travel time distance to important economic centers have an impact on the spatial variation in housing prices across municipalities. A suitableway to model this possible impact is to use the accessibility concept, which takes into account both the time distance and the size of the economic opportunity, measured by gross pay, that can be realized in a another municipality. The model will be estimated for average municipality level housing prices using data on Swedish municipalities in 2015. To a large extent, the expectations are confirmed by the econometric estimation results. Geographical time distance have a negative effect on local housing prices. Good access to economic centers increases average housing prices, even after taking into account a large number of other determinants.

  • 19.
    Harrison, Gabriella
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Elmér, Charlotte
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Seniorboende - en ny bostadsform för äldre: En studie om uppkomsten av seniorboende och varför äldre väljer att bo i denna boendeform.2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Senior housing is new living residents for elderly people, from 55 year and up. What factors can we see in official documents for the establishment of senior housing? Why do the people move to these living residence and how is the living there? One big changing for the elderly people was when the “kvarboendeprincip” started in Sweden under the 1950 century. That means that people not longer had to move from their home when they become older and ill. During the time we have worked in geriatric care have we seen a large changing in shape of the “ädelreform” which came 1992. A larger responsibility was giving to the municipality and they started to phase out the old people´s home and started with “särskilda boenden” instead. These two big reformatories have had importance for the sight of the human being and her living residence. The society has gone from position of collectivism to a more individualistic society nowadays. Today have the elderly person more demands and expectations on their living form and that’s why the thought of senior hosing has grown. This form of living residence is an ordinary renting apartment but the shape are different and the thought are that they could live there if they become in need of more help in the home. When they started to build these senior housing they often build them central in the society. One important factor for the buildings is that they have a joint local for they who live there should have a feeling of solidarity. They assume from that the living residence shall feel securely and easy of access for them who lives there. Senior housing can be an important factor for elderly people there week ties can be developed, when the social networks has been changed, by for example changed family situations

  • 20.
    Hassel, Sandra
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Land Surveying and Mathematics.
    Hasselberg, Sofie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Land Surveying and Mathematics.
    Finansinspektionens bolånetak: påverkan på förstagångsköpare i Göteborg2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Indebtedness in the Swedish market had steadily increased from the mid-1990s until 2008. For this reason, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) in October 2010 introduced a general advice on the restriction in the pawn of your property when applying for a mortgage, the so-called mortgage ceiling. This means that the buyer requires 15 percent in capital for the admission of mortgage. For a first-time buyer to buy a property in Gothenburg, this means that a significant amount of capital should be accumulated beforehand. The alternative, if assets are absent, is to take an unsecured loan, which is more expensive.

    To examine how first-time buyers in Gothenburg have solved the economic situation, a survey among students at University of Chalmers, University of Gothenburg and University West was conducted. It also examined how those who bought their first property respectively before and after October 2010 found a financial solution. Bank employees and real estate agents were interviewed to obtain their opinion on the mortgage ceiling, and how they think the first-time buyers were affected.

    The survey showed that the majority of those who plan to buy their first property are planning to save up for down payment. Half of those surveyed first-time buyers expects to save up for the down payment in 1-3 years.

    Respondent bankers and estate agents have seen that the solution for introduction of the mortgage ceiling was that parents had to help financially. This was done by becoming a creditor, pledging their homes as security or helping with financial assets. First-time buyers have in greater extent needed help from outside to meet the financial demands of the banks. In Gothenburg, where the housing shortage is high, there is not always another choice but to buy a home. The solution is to get financial help from parents. The study also suggests that second-time buyers in Gothenburg find it difficult to buy something bigger, or buying a home that is more expensive than the home they live in.

    There might be a delay in the mortgage ceiling effects, and that savings will increase within the next few years. Hopefully first-time buyers in the future will be able to stand on their own without parental financial assistance.

  • 21.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Bunting, Leona
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Wallin, Emmie
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Mammor som kulturtolkar: En förstudie om invandrarkvinnors möten med skola i Västra Götaland2013Report (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Hjalmarsson, Marie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Kullgren, Carina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Masculiinost pod voprosom: sdvigi vprofessionalisme rabotnikov i menedhjerov v shvedskoy maljarnoy otrasli2013In: Sposoby byt' muhjchinoy: Transformatchii masculinnosti VXXI veke / [ed] Tartakovskaya I. (ed.), Moscow: Zvenja , 2013, p. 32-59Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Holm, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    "Det är så mycket man ska göra...": En studie om ungdomar och stress2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattning

    Studiens syfte är att ge en bild av ungdomars egna erfarenheter och upplevelser av stress samt hur stressen hanteras i vardagen. Studien har en kvalitativ ansats där tre fokusgruppsintervjuer med sammanlagt tolv ungdomar från gymnasiets sista årskurs utgör studiens empiriska underlag. Som teoretisk referensram används symbolisk interaktionism som med sitt fokus på social interaktion och aktivitet i nuet kan hjälpa oss att förstå vardagen. Utifrån aktuell stressforskning och studiens empiriska material används också krav-kontrollmodellen samt begreppet coping som tillämpade teorier.

    Resultatet visar att den vardagliga stressen är utbredd bland ungdomarna. Många lever ett hektiskt och inrutat liv och de har svårt att få tiden att räcka till. Ungdomarna menar att stress är en del av livet och att den i måttliga mängder kan upplevas som stimulans, men att stressen i vardagen oftast påverkar dem negativt. När ungdomarna själva berättar vilka faktorer i deras vardag som orsakar stress är det framför allt skolarbetet som nämns mest frekvent. Utöver skolarbetet är det oron för framtiden som stressar. Ungdomarna upplever en stor osäkerhet inför alla val och beslut som ska fattas och många menar att de inte känner sig förberedda för vuxenlivet. Ytterligare en stressfaktor är upplevelsen av krav och förväntningar. Ungdomarna har höga krav på sig själva, men de berättar också att föräldrarnas krav och förväntningar är en källa till stress. Fritiden är den tid då ungdomarna upplever minst stress, även om känslan av tidsbrist också kan infinna sig där. Det är den tid som ungdomarna oftast styr över själva och kan använda som de vill. För att hantera stressen i vardagen använder ungdomarna en mängd olika strategier. Det som framträder tydligast är att ungdomarna väljer att planera och prioritera för att få tillvaron att gå ihop. Men när stressen är påtaglig väljer några att tänka bort, stänga av eller göra något helt annat för en stund. Andra strategier som framkommer är att söka socialt stöd eller att resonera med sig själv för att finna lösningar på problem.

    Utifrån studiens resultat formuleras fyra punkter som är särskilt viktiga i arbetet med att stödja ungdomarna att själva mobilisera kraft mot stress. Dessa är; kunskap om stress, skapa tid för återhämtning, goda vuxenkontakter samt förberedelse för framtiden.

  • 24.
    Humer, Alois
    et al.
    University of Vienna, Austria.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Marques da Costa, Nuno
    University of Lisbon, Portugal.
    European Types of Political and Territorial Organisation of Social Services of General Interest2013In: Romanian Journal of Regional Science, ISSN 1843-8520, E-ISSN 1843-8520, Vol. 7, no special issue, p. 142-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    It is commonly understood across Europe that the provision of Social Services of General Interest (SSGI) is important. Several official documents guarantee every EU citizen access to, and the availability of, SSGI. Nevertheless, when it comes to producing, financing, administrating and territorially organising SSGI, the approaches and practices used across the various European states differ significantly while often mirroring the functioning of the social welfare and national administrative planning systems that prevail on the ground. The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic analysis of how European states (the EU 27 plus Croatia and the EFTA countries of Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) cope with the organisation of SSGI in the fields of education, care, labour market, social housing and insurance schemes. Outlining the similarities and differences of the various national approaches leads to the creation of a European typology of SSGI organisation. This typology will then be compared to existing typologies and classifications of social welfare and spatial planning systems.

  • 25.
    Humer, Alois
    et al.
    University of Vienna, Dept. of Geography.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Marques da Costa, Nuno
    University of Lisbon, Centre for Geographical Studies.
    The Political and Territorial Organisation of Welfare in the ESPON Space2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Hyrén, Johan
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Styrning av högre utbildning: motstridiga institutionella logiker2017In: Universitet AB: om kommodifiering, marknad och akademi / [ed] Marcus Agnafors (red.), Göteborg: Daidalos, 2017, p. 71-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Inal, Tuba
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Looting and Rape in Wartime: Law and Change in International Relations2013Book (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Iosif, Alina Elena
    et al.
    Economic University of Bucharest, Romania.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Assessing Territorial Impact Assessment: The Case Of Services Of General Interest2013In: Romanian Journal of Regional Science, ISSN 1843-8520, E-ISSN 1843-8520, Vol. 7, no June 15, p. 66-87Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    No single or common definition, or even a shared basic understanding, of Territorial Impact Assessment (TIA) currently exists. The conceptual background of TIA is focused on Territorial Cohesion (TC), which, in turn, also lacks a single definition. TC has a strong connection to Services of General Interest (SGI) as these services are a crucial element of the Cohesion Policy. This paper is a spin-off from the ESPON SeGI project and aims to discuss the applicability of TIA on SGI. The analysis is focused on an ex ante evaluation of TIA and on the methodology of critical evaluation. The findings suggest a rather limited applicability as an undefined concept (TIA) is based on another undefined concept (TC) to measure the impact on a third vaguely defined concept (SGI). Moreover, the particularities of each SGI may be related to economic and social changes that themselves may or may not be territorially reflected.

  • 29.
    Johansson, Camilla
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    ”Det skall vara stimulans och social samvaro” : en studie om en kommunal insats till äldre, vilken benämns social samvaro.2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka, analysera och diskutera en kommunal insats till äldre i ordinärt boende, vilken benämns social samvaro. Frågeställningarna som jag har ställt är; Vad innebär social samvaro? Vad ansöker de äldre om? Vilken betydelse har insatsen social samvaro för äldre?

    Studien består delvis av en genomgång av tidigare kunskapsläge samt insamlat empiriskt material. Jag utgick från fallstudien som metod och använde mig av intervjuer, där jag intervjuade kommunala tjänstemän och äldre kvinnor, som var beviljade insatsen social samvaro. Jag studerade även biståndsutredningar för att få kunskap om vad äldre ansöker om. Resultatet är bearbetat och kategoriserat utifrån teman som empirin väckte. Analysen är gjord utifrån vald litteratur och forskning samt studiens centrala begrepp; ensamhet, välbefinnande och det goda åldrandet. 

    Studien har kommit fram till att insatsen social samvaro är till för att uppmärksamma det sociala innehållet i hemvårdsarbetet. Insatsen är även en kvalitetshöjning för äldreomsorgen i Lidköpings kommun. Äldre ansöker om insatsen för att få ett socialt innehåll på vardagen och ansökningarna handlar om ensamhet, önskade pratstunder eller något att göra. Resultatet visar att insatsen är betydelsefull för äldre och påverkar deras vardag på ett meningsfullt sätt. I den avslutande diskussionen lyfter jag även funderingar som framkommit samt den lärdom jag tagit av studien. 

  • 30.
    Johansson, Mats
    et al.
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Young Women and Rural Exodus – Myths and Realities: A Case Study from Rural Sweden2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Johansson, Mats
    et al.
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Young Women on the Run?: A Snapshot from Rural Sweden.2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Jonasson, Per
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Persson, Rickard
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Rastman, Sofia
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    HBT + kristen = sant: En studie i hbt personers upplevelser av att leva i den kristna kontexten2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim with this study was to try getting an insight in how it is to live in the complex context in having it hbt (homo-bi-transsexual) disposition and to be Christian. We wanted on an individual level try to interpret and to understand through a queertheoretical perspective. We have done a qualitative study that we have based on 6st semi-structured interviews. Furthermore, the study's focus lies on persons who have an active life within the Christian context. The concepts that inform the entire study are heteronormativity, hbt and stigma. The analysis is based on an analysis model that is called Interpretative phenomenological analysis, and builds on lifting forward themes. A total of seven themes are lifted and they go by the names; Social rooms, Personal rooms, Adaptation, Quiet consensus, Discrimination, Admission and Future. In each theme, the interview persons' own experiences are lifted forward through quotations and are linked to our selected theory and concepts. Conclusions one can deduct of the analysis, is that it is a complex environment that however begins to become more including for hbt persons. The complex lies in that differently Christian parishes see differently on these questions and there is no clear common attitude. This gives various degrees on positive and negative sides with an hbt disposition in the Christian context.

  • 33.
    Karlsson, Jana
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Johansson, Marie
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    ”Same same but different”: En kvalitativ studie gällande könskonstruktioner i socialtjänstens barnavårdsutredningar2011Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the study is to see how the social services whit their child welfare inquiries can be a part in maintaining the gender specific norms, expectations and values.

    Our research questions are: How does the discourse about boys look; how are the boys described and valued in the inquiries? How does the discourse about girls look; how are the girls described and valued in the inquiries? What are the differences between the genders?

    Our theoretical base is social construtivism and gendertheory. This is a qualitative study and critical discourse analysis is our method of choice.

    Our material is 14 child welfare inquiries made by social services, half of them are about girls and half about boys.

    In the analyse we have come to the conclusion that the focus in the girl inquiries differs some what from where the focus in the boy inquiries lays. When investigating the girls there social intercourse and sexual relations make out a big part of the texts, the later isn’t even mentioned in the boy inquiries. We do however find that the differences have changed in comparison with the previous research that’s presented in our study where it emphasized that girls are perceived as passive objects and the boys as active subjects. We have in our material been able to see that both boys and girls are perceived as subjects, but also objects depending on the situation.

  • 34.
    Karvinen, Janika
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies. University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Larsson, Marina
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies. University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Stöd till arbete: En studie om hur en arbetsförberedande verksamhet fungerar sett ur ett personal  & deltagarperspektiv2009Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Personer med funktionshinder har haft betydande svårigheter att etablera sig på arbetsmarknaden, trots detta har det funnits en strävan att integrera personer med funktionshinder i samhället och normalisera deras tillvaro. En diskussion som förs kring funktionshindrades villkor i dagens arbetsliv handlar om att öka möjligheterna till betalt arbete på den öppna arbetsmarknaden.

    Syftet med studien är att beskriva och analysera en arbetsförberedande insats fungerar som stöd för de unga mellan 20-29 år på deras väg ut i arbetslivet, sett ur ett deltagarperspektiv såväl som ett personalperspektiv.

    Vi har använt oss av en kvalitativ ansats och har valt intervju och deltagande observation som metod. Informanterna ör 7st varav två ät personal och fem st är deltagare. I vår resultatdel redovisar vi personalperspektivet som en verksamhetsbeskrivning och stödet delas upp i tre teman; kognitivt-, emotionellt- och praktiskt stöd. Deltagarnas perspektiv på stöd redovisas utifrån samma teman. Resultatet kan bidra till att utveckla stödet som en arbetsförberedande insats ger.

    Några av våra slutsatser är att deltagarnas syn på stöd inte alltid stämmer överens med personalens samt att kommunikationen har betydelse för vad som uppfattas som stöd och hjälp.

     

  • 35.
    Kocziszky, Georgi
    et al.
    University of Milscolc.
    Nagy, Zoltan
    University of Miscolc.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Györffy, Ildikó
    University of Miscolc.
    Gender related out-migrationtendencies in Northern Hungary and in Västernorrland, Sweden2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Lagrosen, Stefan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Exploring service quality in the health and fitness industry2007In: Managing Service Quality, ISSN 0960-4529, E-ISSN 1758-8030, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 41-53Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Långsiktig livskraft [recension av Organisatorisk resiliens av Stefan Tengblad och Margareta Oudhuis]2015In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 3, p. 53-53Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Vad kännetecknar livskraftiga verksamheter, som står emot kriser och levererar goda resultat över lång tid? Det är utgångspunkten i denna djupdykning i begreppet organisatorisk resiliens.

  • 38.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Nå framgång med salutogen kultur: [recension av boken – Salutogen kultur - Från värdegrund till verksamhetsnytta av Anders Hanson]2016In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 1, p. 58-58Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Rätt hjärnfunktion krävs för ett effektivt och gott ledarskap: [recension av boken – Neuroledarskap av Katarina Gospic och Stefan Falk]2016In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 3, p. 50-50Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Stressa mindre och få mer gjort [recension av Effektiv tidshantering av Bosse Angelöw]2015In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 1, p. 40-40Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidsbrist är en av dagens stora utmaningar. Här serveras läsaren en rad strategier för att få mer gjort på kortare tid.

  • 41.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences.
    Visar vägen bortom glastaket2015In: Kvalitetsmagasinet, ISSN 1104-1579, no 5, p. 50-50Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Lagrosen, Yvonne
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Process and Product Development.
    Chebl, Rana
    Rios Tuesta, M
    Organisational Learning and Six Sigma Deployment Evaluation in an IT Setting.2009In: Proceedings of ECIME 2009, 2009, p. 274 - CD-ROM-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Lingärde, Svante
    et al.
    Malmö Högskola.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    En skälig levnadsnivå för barn2013In: Barnfattigdom / [ed] Rauhut, Daniel, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2013, 1, p. 119-140Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Liss, Ann
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Utvärdering av kompetensutvecklingsprogrammet Autism 20002001Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 45.
    Littke, Hélène
    et al.
    Kungliga tekniska högskolan, avd. Urbana och regionala studier.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Minimum Levels of Services of General Interest: what Fundamental Rights do Individuals and Services have?2013In: Europe XXI, ISSN 1429-7132, Vol. 23, p. 47-68Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The European Union is currently experiencing a period of significant upheaval. The financial crisis, structural changes in the economy and population decline in many regions combine to make a difficult situation even worse in respect of SGI. To mitigate these problems EU policy on economic, social and territorial cohesion aims to remove regional differences and to otherwise affect policies to ensure the right to the same service status regardless of localisation. This paper aims to discuss what a minimum level of SGI means to individuals and enterprises. The key EU policy documents offer no guidance in terms of defining what a minimum level of SGI is, for either individuals or enterprises. It is up to the Member States to define the thresholds; national policies, traditions and moral values thereby creating a vague and heterogeneous notion of what constitutes a minimum level of SGI provision.

  • 46.
    Ljung, Margareta
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Cracking the Body’s Armour: Young People´s Need for Musical Experiences in a Rational Society2010Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to problematize young people’s desires for musical experiences in Western society by theoretically analyzing such needs from a deep psychological as well as a sociological perspective. The rationalized society and new patterns of socialization form the foci of analysis. Further, special emphasis is placed on understanding and analyzing the causes of the high volume of music played at rock concerts and music festivals. Music is a medium that allows young people to get in contact with and process the deep psychological patterns that, in contemporary society, are often repressed by hard rationality. It is claimed that new patterns of socialization have made it more difficult for adolescents to establish contact with, and to integrate into, the pre-oedipal mental layer, which is a prerequisite for growth, achieving a greater degree of maturity, and the progression to and realization of new life phases.

  • 47.
    Ludlow, David
    et al.
    University of the West of England, Bristol, U.K..
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Services of General Interest2013In: Europa XXI, ISSN 1429-7132, Vol. 23, p. 69-84Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Marques da Costa, Eduarda
    et al.
    University of Lisbon, Centre for Geographical Studies.
    Palma, Pedro
    University of Lisbon, Centre for Geographical Studies.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Humer, Alois
    University of Vienna, Dept. of Geography.
    Consantin, Daniela
    Academiy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
    Velasco, Xabier
    NASUVINSA, Pamplona.
    Indicators of Services of General Interest in EU regional context: between the need tomeasure and the lack of usefulness2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Marques da Costa, Eduarda
    et al.
    University of Lisbon, Portugal.
    Palma, Pedro
    University of Lisbon, Portugal.
    Rauhut, Daniel
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Humer, Alois
    University of Vienna, Austria.
    Constantin, Daniela
    Economic University of Bucharest, Romania.
    Echerarría Velasco, Xabier
    Nasuvinsa, Pamplona, Spain.
    What indicators to use when measuring services of general interest?2013In: Europe XXI, ISSN 1429-7132, Vol. 23, p. 7-28Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The services of general interest (SGI) have received increasing attention of the European Union, which considers them a key element of the European model of society. They not only play an important role in the ongoing competitiveness of the European economy, but are also essential for achieving the goal of promoting social and territorial cohesion. Their potential role in the pursuit of the objectives of European cohesion and convergence policies may be significant which calls for an appropriate measurement and analysis of territorial distribution. The indicators are assumed to be a key element in measuring and describing the SGI, however, it is necessary to make a serious reflection how such indicators should be selected. The selection of indicators can be conditioned by several factors, however, it is imperative to make a qualitative reflection on the adequacy and relevance of indicators to analyse the SGI. This reflection runs through the paper. The concept of indicators is addressed, and their strengths and weaknesses are discussed. The indicators are classified according to the role they play in the cause-effect relations in distinct territories. Three types of indicators are identified. Appraisal of indicators and review of literature render it possible to identify the most frequently used indicators and to see SGI analysis from several perspectives, thus verifying that indicators can present different meanings and relevance, based on a range of factors and the scale of analysis. Some of the uncertainties arising in the SGI territorial analysis, which can contribute to the success of the policy making process, are recognized through an example based on the ICT Telecommunication SGI sub-domain. Some procedures connected with the integration of different types of indicators are proposed in order to limit the emergent uncertainties resulting from their interpretation

  • 50.
    Olsson, Malin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Palhamn, Linda
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Heteronormativitet i Socialtjänsten: Homo- och bisexuellas upplevelser av bemötandet2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the essay is to examine Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual person’s experiences of the Social Services treatment. Our question is: How do Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual person’s experience the treatment in a relief seeking situation at Social Services? We have a social constructive point of view. Our theoretical foundation is heteronormativity, heterosexism, homophobia, coming out/disclosure, intersectionality, master suppression techniques and we discuss Social Services as a system. We used a qualitative research method and have done five semi-structured interviews, with three men and two women aged 17- 31 years. The empirical material has been analysed by using IPA (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis) model, where we used the interviewees own words through which we composed three major themes; Starting point in the meeting with Social Services, Sexual orientation and the treatment of the Social Service. What kind of contact our interviewees had with the Social Services and how they perceive their sexual orientation and their experiences of how it is to be gay, lesbian or bisexual is of relevance in their contact with the Social Services. It will affect their ability to act and to what extent they will feel able to be open about their sexuality. Our interviewees tell of a treatment by the Social Services which in various ways makes their sexual orientation invisible, ridicules or puts blame and shame on them. We also have a few examples of neutral treatment from the Social Services concerning sexual orientation. In the essay we have divided the care relationship into a systematic level and a personal level. Our interpretation is that Social Services on a systematic level have a heteronormative culture in the organization. This leads to a heterosexistic treatment. The personal level gives the individual social worker a certain amount of flexibility and sometimes it leads to a homophobic treatment but it can also lead to a treatment that makes it possible to break with the heteronorm. We seek a Social Services that actively works towards breaking down the heteronormativity inside the organization.

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