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  • 401.
    Younis, Sara
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Representing the underlying causes of racial disparities in covid-19 mortality rates in Sweden: A critical analysis of how the underlying causes of racial disparities in covid-19 mortality rates is represented by the Swedish Public Health Agency2021Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The disproportionate burden of covid-19 pandemic on racialized groups in developed countries has made socio-political and socio-economic inequalities even more apparent. This thesis utilizes critical race thoery (CRT), framing theory and the ”What’s the ’problem’ represented to be?”-approach to conduct a critical analysis of how the representation of the underlying causes of racial disparities in covid-19 mortality framed by the Swedish Public Health Agency.

    The published report on migrants and covid-19 ”Migrants and COVID-19 – Confirmed cases, ICU-cases and mortality from 13 March 2020 to 15 February 2021 among foreign-born in Sweden” is analyzed through qualitative content analysis. In the report, the Swedish Public Health Agency analyzes underlying causes to differences of covid-19 outcome based on country of birth, which suggests that the population born in other countries is affected by the covid-19 more than the population born in Sweden. The content analysis of the official document on foreign-borns and covid-19 mortality, released by the Swedish Public Health agency, suggests that the agency has represented the underlying causes of racial disparities in covid-19 mortality in Sweden with a socio-economic inequality frame, and from a CRT perspective, the representation is guided by colorblind ideology that does not problematize the role of racism in the society.

    The knowledge produced in this thesis aims to contribute to the field of CRT studies in Sweden with empirical knowledge about problematization of the covid-19 pandemic outcomes in Sweden

  • 402.
    Yurtsever Magnusson, Jonathan
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    The representation of Brexit before and after the referendum in 2016: A comparative descriptive study about the media representation of Brexit in the Pro-EU newspaper, The Guardian2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This research is a bachelor's thesis on the representation of Brexit in the Guardian. The research identifies problems represented by the Guardian in order to see how the representations have changed. The analytical framework is based on the WPR-approach to be able to identify problems. Since the WPR-approach is based on Framing-theory, frames set towards Brexit is also identified in order to indicate a change. Agenda-setting will be used in the conclusion to give the reader an understanding of the importance of examining newspapers. The research shows that the problem representation has shifted from in the beginning identifying the problem to be based on the European officials' way of handling the European Union. In later years, this thesis shows that the Guardian represents the main problem to be nationalism and therefor sets the frames very negative towards Brexit.

  • 403.
    Zackrisson, Martina
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Apelberg, Amanda
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Empowerment: A word of coherence?: a comparative study about the representations of empowerment by South Africa's B-BBEE act, Fairtrade South Africa, and the target group of black empowerment within the implementation process2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This Bachelor's thesis is conducted with semi-structured interviews and texts and is analyzing how the concept empowerment is represented in South Africa. More specifically, this case study investigates, (1) how do the national South-African policy of empowerment, Fairtrade South Africa, and the target group describe what the goal of empowerment is? (2) How do the national South-African policy of empowerment, Fairtrade South Africa, and the target group describe the problem, causes and solutions in relation to empowerment? (3) What are the similarities and differences of the actors' representations of empowerment, and what implications may potential conflicts have for the prospect to successfully achieve the national goal of black empowerment? This research has a qualitative approach and uses implementation theory in relation to representation. The content analysis of our data illustrates that the representations of empowerment made by the different actors in the implementation process have many differences and yet not many similarities. The analysis illustrates that three main conflicts are evident when comparing the different actors' representations of empowerment. These are related to critical thinking, the conflicting individual and collective perspectives, and if the problem of disempowerment is caused by past or present structures. These conflicts in the three actors' representations of empowerment can cause bias and delay or possible failure in the policy implementation of black empowerment, yet all actors agreed on the goal of empowerment to be self-determination.

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  • 404.
    Zamir, Safa
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Zamir, Saba
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    How does Amnesty International portray victims of sexual violence during armed conflicts?: - The role of gender in the construction of victimhood2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following Bachelor’s thesis is a descriptive single case study on how Amnesty International portrays victims of CRSV. More specifically, it examines how victim portrayal is connected to the conceptualizations of masculinity and femininity through applying a social constructionist gender perspective combined with the ideal victim theory. The analysis has been conducted through a careful examination of Amnesty reports treating the issue of sexual victimization within the context of conflicts collected from Amnesty International’s webpage. The research findings indicate that Amnesty International relies on a gendered understanding concerning who can be an ideal victim of sexualized violence. It mainly portrays victims in the light of female gender, i.e., with feminine assumptions, relying on the essentialist perception of vulnerable/weak women and dominant/aggressive men. While efforts by Amnesty to acknowledge male victimization has not happened in isolation, the acknowledgment has however been only limited to recognition rather than a detailed consideration of the issue.

  • 405.
    Zetterman, Tuula
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT.
    Kan ledarskapsutveckling förändra organisationer?: En fallstudie av en satsning på ledarskapsutveckling i en statlig organisation2023Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Organisations invest in leadership development and organisations need to change to adapt to the demands of the outside world or other changing needs. The purpose of this essay is to create more knowledge about whether an investment in leadership development in a government organisation can contribute to changing the leadership in this organisation and to identify which organisational conditions need to be present to bring about a change in the organisation's leadership.

    The essay's approach is a qualitative case study with an abductive and interpretative approach and the data collection has consisted of semi-structured interviews with 15 managers within the organisation. The collected data has been analysed through a model which combines leadership styles with organisational conditions.

    The conclusions point generally to the importance of management's and employees' commitment, communication, dialogue, and participation in connection with changes. The conclusions indicate that an investment in leadership development can contribute to a change in leadership i.a. if space is created for managers to work actively with their own leadership. The conclusions also show that a developed leadership can be more difficult to apply if it is not applied by all concerned in an organisation.

    The conclusions indicates that time, organisational structure, or lack of clarity can counteract a change in leadership in the organisation. Regarding the organisational conditions which need to be present to be able to bring about a change in the organisation's leadership, the conclusions show that there should be room for trust at all levels in the organisation, including trust in the organisation's various professions. The conclusions suggest that differing ways of working within the organisation can challenge the organisation's sense of collective identity.

    The conclusions also suggest that an organisation's decision-making processes are made more difficult by ambiguity and uncertainty, but that this can be counteracted by a good knowledge of an organisation's various activities. Furthermore, the conclusions suggest that organisational structure is important for a transformative leadership that is developmental and trust-based, but that such a leadership can be partially applied even if the organisational structure is limiting.

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  • 406.
    Zhang, Lina
    University West, Department of Economics and IT.
    Image of China: Chinese attempts to purchase SAAB in Swedish and American Media2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Many Chinese car companies have attempted to invest in and purchase famous Swedish companies, which attracted a lot of attention of the media, particularly in Sweden and America. The investment is a complex transaction when companies from two countries are involved and are much different. This difference is the starting point for this study.

    This thesis aims to analyze the image of China in Swedish and American media. The study suggests that the representation of China in three newspapers is deeply rooted in ideology. Theories on media representation are applied and used in a qualitative analysis in order to present how the image of China is constructed. Through analyzing the twenty-five selected samples to explore how the media understood the Saab event and how they understood Chinese financial power. The main theoretical concept of the thesis is ideology, which is used to analyze the potential meanings of the Swedish and American notions of China. The findings show that both positive and negative images of China were portrayed by Swedish and American media. Furthermore, Chinese political leaders played an important role in the economic activity were also a central theme.

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  • 407.
    Zinkia, Cornelius
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Perception of Racism and Experiences of Racial Discrimination against Black immigrants in Sweden.: Case Study: Cameroonians in Gothenburg2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is one of Europe's fastest growing multiethnic countries because of high immigration rate (Runblom, 1994; Tawat, 2019). Many Africans over the last few decades have moved to Sweden for a better life. In a bid to live and feel like regular inhabitants within the new society, these immigrants face challenges, including various types of discriminations (Pettigrew and Meertens, 1995; Reskin, 2012; Wamala, Boström and Nyqvist, 2007). The main aim of the thesis is to study how Cameroonians immigrants in Gothenburg experience racism, and to what extent the racist actions and prejudices they experience are related to visual difference. Cameroonians that I have interviewed are "black," and as my study shows, it is in part due to this shared visual attribute that they say that they have experienced racism. Previous researches have explored racism and Afrophobia in Sweden but have not identified different forms of racisms according to Mile's and Blank's (2003) categorizations in regard to black immigrants in Sweden (Rex, 1983; Hübinette and Tigervall, 2009; Hansson, Näslund and Rasmussen, 2010). Using Miles' concept of racialization (Miles and Brown, 2003) and theories for measuring racial discrimination by Blank (2004), I identify different forms of racial discrimination as experienced by this group.

  • 408.
    Åberg, Linnéa
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Standardiseringsarbetets kollektiva praktik: En studie om att kvalitetssäkra integrationssatsningen Samhällsorientering för nyanlända2020Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Societal efforts to support the integration of newly arrived immigrants have been repeatedly highlighted in the political debate in Sweden and they are described as inadequate and ineffective. Demands have been made for improvements and one of the designated efforts is Civic Orientation (CO). The Civic Orientation programme is a course about Swedish society, targeting newly arrived refugees and their relatives who have received a residence permit. It provides basic information about Swedish society to aid and expedite integration (SFS 2010:1138). The criticism has led to the production of written, national instructions containing correct information that should be provided by the civil servants in CO. The aim is that quality should be high and equal across the country. The overall aim of the dissertation is to deepen the understanding and knowledge of the work-process to develop standard guidelines, that will be used in a welfare sector, where it is difficult to establish definitive knowledge. The dissertation's purpose is also to deepen the understanding and knowledge of instruction work as a collaborative activity. The term 'instruction work' covers both work that experts and managers undertake when they develop written guidelines, and work done when implementing these guidelines in local practice. The thesis is rooted in activity theory where work is viewed as a collaborative activity aimed at taking on a task, event or object, such as interpreting, paying attention, participating, thinking, and performing. The study involves five different categories of actors: a representative from the county administrative board, experts from various authorities and universities, coordinators and the head of a unit from a management group in a municipality, and integration workers, who are the local civil servants. The study is based on a field study where video recorded observations of meetings, lectures and workshops have been conducted. Semi structured interviews and written communication have also been used. The result shows that there are different perceptions of what work needs to be done to ensure that the instructions are correct. A variety of, sometimes contradictory, tasks developed: to make the information scientifically correct with multiple perspectives on social phenomena, to make educational simplification, to provide an ideal image of Sweden according to policy, or to describe Swedish society as irrational with hinders and obstacles (papers 1- 3). Another major task was to make the instructions politically neutral which meant producing information that was not offensive for external readers such as politicians and the general public (paper 1). When guideline models have been used for other welfare activities, the work is usually based on analysis of the needs of the target groups. That task took on an obscured role and was first noticed as important by the civil servants in the latter part when the material was used during implementation (papers 1, 3). A further result concerns the work of developing standard guidelines. The study shows that there is formal instruction work (paper 1) which is the planned work, most often done by experts and/or researchers, and informal instruction work (paper 2) often hidden and performed by civil servants in the implementation phase. This informal work is about transforming the instructions to be useful for the individual in the local situation. But the study also shows a third type of work - semi-formal instruction work (paper 3) that is also carried out by the local civil servants, where they, with their biographical and informal instruction work experience, try hard to influence formal instruction work. One conclusion is that it is more fruitful and accurate to perceive standardized instructions as dynamic and integrated in the practical work, than to see them as fixed by an externally controlled process. Developing standards to be used to improve practice is an ongoing fluid process that never ends, and that involves tensions and conflicts that need to be addressed.

  • 409.
    Åhagen, Marcus
    et al.
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Nilsson, Johan
    University West, Department of Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Gendered Rhetoric in the UN General Assembly?: The Rhetorical Styles of Male and Female Representatives of Sweden and the United States2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last few decades the academic re-gendering has reached the field of rhetorical discourse and differences of speech and rhetoric has been determined. Another gender shift has occurred during the last few decades in the appointments of foreign policy representatives, from being one of the last patriarchal strongholds the change towards equality has been remarkably swift. However, the norms of masculinity and formality within the sphere of foreign policy are still persistent. The first aim of this thesis was to determine if the rhetorical style of men and women differed even in a context heavily laden with norms, such as the UNGA. The secondary aim is based upon the concept of masculinity and femininity in culture, to determine if the gender of culture influenced the speaker’s rhetorical style, even in the UNGA. This thesis generates its own theoretical framework from the works of rhetoric and linguistics to separate masculine and feminine rhetorical style. The method used is a qualitative textual analyze applied to transcribed speeches held by Swedish and U.S. representatives in UNGA. The analysis proved that there is a difference in rhetorical style between genders and culture, even in a context such as the UNGA, but only a small one.

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  • 410.
    Åkesson, Ellen
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Klevensparr, Viktoria
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    'Race to the Bottom': A Case Study of Sweden's Corporate Tax Policies2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims to describe the justification by the government for lowering the corporate tax rate in Sweden. The lowering of corporate tax is an accurate issue since it is currently a policy that is being debated in the majority of market economies due to its importance of affecting a state's income.

    To be able to study how the governments have justified the taxation rate, the study is looking at the two major ideologies in Sweden from 1980 to 2018. The left-wing bloc and the right-wing bloc and its respective ideological concepts which sets the analytical framework for the analysis. The thesis concentrates on literature regarding Swedish policy traditions and corporate tax where our contribution is a combination of these two fields of study where the aim is to describe how the government justify the corporate tax. The description is focusing on government propositions from 1980-2018, combined with research from The National Institute of Economic Research.

    The study shows mainly supporting arguments for the reduction of corporate tax in the derived concepts of deregulation, decommodification and globalisation. The thesis concludes that the main arguments for a tax reduction are mainly impacts from other states reducing theirs. The thesis draws on the conclusion that impact from globalisation creates arguments, that to remain competitive, and attract companies and investments, a lower tax in comparison to other states is preferable.

    Hence, in this study, the analytical framework used to analyse the empirical data has resulted in a conclusion that the defined concepts of neoliberalism such as, deregulation, free trade and globalisation mainly describes government's justification of a corporate tax cut.

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