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  • 1.
    Abyan, Rahma
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Somaliska migranters upplevelser av den svenska arbetsmarknaden: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om somaliska migranters upplevelser av integration på svensk arbetsmarknaden i Jönköpings kommun2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    After Somalia's civil war in 1991, several Somalis migrated to various countries, including Sweden, to obtain better social and economic conditions. People from Somalia migrated due to conflicts, wars, environmental problems and more that made it difficult for them to stay in Somalia. In this study, Somali migrants' experiences of searching for a job and work in Sweden are examined. The study’s question concerns how Somali migrants experience jobseeker and the Swedish labor market, what opportunities they experience that the Swedish labor market and finding a job contributed to, and what challenges they have encountered.  

    In this study, a qualitative method is applied in the form of semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis with an inductive approach was used to analyze the collected material. Seven Somali migrants participated in the study, of which five out of seven are working. The other two Somali migrants attend Swedish for Immigrants (SFI). All seven informants were in Jönköping municipality when this study was investigated.

    The results show that Somali migrants feel that the job search took longer than expected, but that social contact networks and Arbetsförmedlingen have contributed to their employment. The opportunities Somali migrants experience from the Swedish labor market are that their independence has been strengthened, the possibility of self-sufficiency, good economic conditions and social relations. Challenges they face in the labor market are lack of language skills as well as difficulties in finding a job due to their ethnic and religious identity, which they feel is the reason they have been discriminated against.

  • 2.
    Adem, Nadja
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Nur, Rahma
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    "But where are you really from?": A qualitative study about young Afro-Swedes view on their own identity and sense of belonging2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine how young Afro-Swedes view their identity and sense of belonging in Swedish society, and whether they face challenges and how it affects their social inclusion. This is examined through eight semi-structured interviews with six women and two men who are all born and raised in Sweden. Furthermore, thematic analyses have been applied to the material. The two concepts that have been used to analyze and discuss the collected data is ethnicity and belonging. The results of this study indicates that young Afro-Swedes do not identify as Swedish mostly because society categorizes them as “immigrants”. There is a clear perception that Swedish people are all white, blond and blue eyed which they as black citizens do not fit into. Because of this, young Afro-Swedes have faced many challenges and some of them feel socially excluded. The challenges they have in common is racism and xenophobia which has negatively affected them in many ways. The result of this study also shows how social environment, skin color, religion, and residential area have a major impact on how Afro-Swedes choose to identify as well as their sense of belonging in Sweden.

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  • 3.
    Adolfsson, Ellen
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Ruderfors, Beatrice
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Mina grannar ser exakt ut som jag själv: En studie om boendesegregations påverkan på utanförskap och gemenskap2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Boendesegregation skapar antaganden om olika bostadsområden, antaganden som påverkar människors känsla av utanförskap och gemenskap. Två resursstarka och två resurssvaga områden i två olika städer jämförs för att undersöka respondenternas upplevelser kring utanförskap och gemenskap i respektive område. Studien bygger på två nationalekonomiska teorier, Mismatch hypotesen och Polariserings hypotesen, som förklarar uppkomsten av boendesegregation. Dessutom en kompletterande teori som diskuterar grannskapets effekter på känslan av utanförskap och gemenskap. 16 semi-strukturerade intervjuer ligger till grund för det empiriska materialet, varav 8 från resursstarka områden och 8 från resurssvaga områden. Studiens resultat visar på en starkare gemenskap mellan grannar i de resurssvaga områdena än i det resursstarka. Resultatet visar också att resurssvaga områden tillskrivs ett utanförskap, som individer boende i dessa områden inte själva upplever. 6 av 8 respondenter dementerar vid intervjuer påståenden om ett utanförskap. Avslutningsvis uppvisar studien på starkare gemenskap i samtliga områden, snarare än ett utanförskap.

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  • 4.
    Adolfsén, Jennifer
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Ragnarsson, Elin
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Samer i svenska dagstidningar: En innehållsanalys av nyhetsrapporteringen om Europas enda urfolk2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the Sami peoples representation in Swedish newspapers. Previous research show that news media holds a growing power in affecting how different groups are perceived and being treated in today’s society. It shows how indigenous people and minorities are limited in the news media and portrayed in a homogeneous and biased way. This study examines to which extent the Sami population is being seen in the Swedish news media, what kind of Sami related news that are being reported and, how the Sami people are being presented. The method used to answer the thesis questions is a content analysis with complementary qualitative and quantitative elements. Articles published in three Swedish newspapers during the period of one year have in this study been examined. The result indicates that Sami culture is given a lot of space in the reported news, while other important events and questions concerning the Sami people are less visible. The result is analyzed on the basis of postcolonial theory, and connection could thus be distinguished between Sweden's historical relationship with the Sami population and the media's presentation of the group.

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    Samer i svenska dagstidningar
  • 5.
    Agic, Haris
    et al.
    Tema teknik och social förändring, Linköpings universitet.
    Samuelsson, Tobias
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Social Studies and Didactics. Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Föräldrastödsprogram för utrikesfödda föräldrar: Vad händer när manualbaserade föräldrastödsprogram översätts och implementeras i svensk kontext?2015In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 92, no 5, p. 545-552Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    På senare år har ett antal program som t.ex. Community Parent Education Program (COPE) initierats för att främja barns hälsa och psykosociala utveckling. COPE är ett manualbaserat program som ofta används som del i de föräldrautbildningar som ges i invandrartäta områden. COPE utvecklades i Kanada och vid användningen i Sverige översätts materialet. Program erbjuds på språk som t.ex. arabiska och somaliska och när dessa kurser ges översätts materialet ytterligare. I artikeln undersöks vad som händer när ett manualbaserat program översätts och implementeras i svensk kontext. Studien visar att de samtalsledare som leder programmen strävar efter manualtrogenhet, men att översättningar och kulturella anpassningar sker för att de utrikesfödda deltagarna ska förstå programmet. Många föräldrar är dock nöjda med och känner sig stärkta i sitt föräldraskap efter att ha genomgått COPE programmen.

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  • 6.
    Ahlin, Jennifer
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    ”Integration är både en rättighet och en skyldighet för alla”: En innehållsanalys om de främsta verktygen för integration enligt Europeiska kommissionens handlingsplaner2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Integration is a well-known phenomenon all over Europe as a result of the increasing globalization that contributes to people moving across boarders more than ever. A joint effort is necessary for immigrants to integrate into their host societies which benefits not only the immigrant but the society overall. This thesis analyses the European Commission’s Action Plan on Integration in order to create a profound understanding of the main tools for integration of immigrants according to the Commission. The Commission has published two action plans, one from 2016, shortly after the refugee crisis, and one from 2020. The aim of the thesis is to identify which tools for integration are prioritized, how this changes over time and how it relates to Diaz integration model which is the theory that is used in the thesis. Diaz integration model explains the integration process in seven dimensions. The dimensions are used as a tool to interpret the texts in accordance with a qualitative content analysis. The results suggest that the Commission mainly prioritizes efforts related to the economic dimension, meaning workforce measures and economic self-sufficiency. The European Commission increases their focus on communicative integration in the latter action plan and intends to implement more measures to ensure improved language skills and better access to information. This leads to the conclusion that the action plans changes as the needs and requirements for integration tools changes a few years after the refugee crisis when many immigrants arrived to Europe. The commission seems to prioritize measures that favor the entire society, mainly referring to economic welfare, while for example political integration is low priority despite the  plans association with political actors.

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  • 7.
    Albers, Olivia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Muhammed, Suhuur Anwar
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Land grabbing in Ghana - A false promise?: Neo-colonialism or a development opportunity?2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    A global land rush developed during the last decade, spared primiarly by the sharp rise inglobal food prices between 2007 and 2008. The inceased international food prices resulted inincreased interest from foreign actors to invest in agricultural land in developing countries inthe global south. The “global land rush” or “land grabs” is driven by the increased demandfor primarily food and biofuels. The phenomenon refers to foreign direct investment inagricultural land in developing countries that has escalated in recent years, with Sub-SaharanAfrica as the most targeted. This study examines foreign land investment in Ghana focusingon the regions of Brong-Ahafo, Ashanti and Volta through a qualitative literature study. Thepurpose of the study is to analyze to what extent these investments can be explained asneo-colonial or as development opportunities. Based on analyzing economic, political,cultural and power relations, the study concludes that all cases are in line with neo-colonialtheory according to Nkrumah. The economic effects show temporary job creation and loss oflivelihood, which indicates economic exploitation. The cultural effects include disruption oftraditional practices and loss of cultural identity, suggesting cultural imperialism. The aspectof political power shows the marginalization of local interests and political dominance. Noneof the three cases fulfills the principles of a win-win situation and therefore can't beconsidered development opportunities either. The legal frameworks in the regions prioritizeforeign actors over the rights and welfare of affected communities, leading to an unbalanceddistribution of power. The job opportunities that the projects bring often hide the long-termeffects and loss of livelihoods for the local population. In conclusion, this study contributes tothe understanding of Land Grabbing in Ghana as a neo-colonial phenomenon rather than adevelopment opportunity. 

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  • 8.
    Aleryd, Sarah
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Frassine Garpenholt, Lydia
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    From Climate Change to Conflict: An analysis of the climate-conflict nexus in communications on climate change response2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study explores the portrayal of the climate-conflict nexus in global and national communications on climate change response. It utilizes a qualitative inductive approach and the IPCC AR5 (2014) was chosen to represent global communication documents, while two Afghan communications, the Initial as well as Second National Communication, on climate change and response were used to represent the national level. Through a content analysis, several themes were discerned through which the climate-conflict nexus is portrayed. It can be concluded that there are several differences between the global versus Afghan communication documents, as well as between the Initial National Communication (2012) and the Second National Communication (2017). The Second National Communication overall attempts to mirror the communication used by the IPCC by using the same themes but in a more indirect way. The analysis finds that the climate-conflict nexus is often portrayed through indirect communication and that this leads to a lack of conflict-sensitivity in the Afghan national documents, concluding by making suggestions on how to improve conflict-sensitivity in these documents.

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  • 9.
    Ali, Hodo
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Boendeintegration: En kvalitativ forskningsstudie om boendeintegration i prioriterade områden i Jönköpings kommun2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 10.
    Almström, Jasmine
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Murare, Wendela
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Investigating FPIC: Can Peace-Culture Complement the Absence of Meaningful Consent?: An analysis of Indigenous Rights and Resource Extraction in Canada and Sweden2024Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the increase of policies, guidelines, and developments in international law, the actual recognition of Indigenous peoples’ rights remains at odds in the collaborative management of Indigenous territories. Numerous studies demonstrate that mining companies have been slow to adopt international legal developments, particularly regarding Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). States and natural resource companies often fail to adequately consult with affected Indigenous communities and rarely seek their consent before exploiting natural resources. Sweden and Canada have, despite making generalized claims about ethical behavior, respect for human rights and recognition of historical injustices, legislations that promote resource companies’ to extractivism. The purpose of this study is to examine the interpretation and implementation of FPIC in a Swedish and Canadian context, using a comparative qualitative content analysis, based on purposive sampling. 

    In order to investigate conflicts between the Indigenous communities, local non-communities, the state itself, and commercial mining interests in Nunavut (Canada) and Laponia (Sweden), we aim to explore what interpretations and implementations of FPIC that exist between stakeholders and what mechanisms that are used for advocating interests. By doing this, we compare the contexts with focus on how corporate policies, practices and state narratives frequently diverge from FPIC principles. The study explores the possibility of integrating the concept of ‘the culture of Peace’ or ‘Peace-Culture’ with FPIC, which emphasizes peaceful approaches to conflict resolution. The themes are presented as ‘Indigenous knowledge’, ‘Asymmetric Power relations and Triangular conflict’, as well as ‘Persisting Post-Colonial Structures’. The study indicates that both Canada and Sweden lack effective mechanisms for obtaining consent from Indigenous communities and that the conflicts emerge from a combination of structural, cultural, and extractive violence. We further propose that fostering a Peace-Culture approach could enhance the implementation of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). 

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  • 11.
    Amberntsson, Pelle
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Diakonupprop: Tillsammans för en human socialtjänst2016In: Social mobilisering: Lärdomar från fyra svenska städer / [ed] Andersson, Oscar & Amberntsson, Pelle, Malmö: Universus Press, 2016, p. 147-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Amberntsson, Pelle
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Göteborg EU Migrants2016In: Social mobilisering: Lärdomar från fyra svenska städer / [ed] Andersson, Oscar & Amberntsson, Pelle, Malmö: Universus Press, 2016, p. 79-102Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Amberntsson, Pelle
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Inledning: Arbetets utgångspunkter och bokens upplägg2016In: Social mobilisering: Lärdomar från fyra svenska städer / [ed] Andersson, Oscar & Amberntsson, Pelle, Malmö: Universus Press, 2016, p. 7-14Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    ammon, Linnea
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Blixt, Alexandra
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    The Ability to Participate: A Study on the Contributions of Persons with Disabilities in the Sustainable Development Goals2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study investigates recent efforts made by the United Nations to ensure the participation

    of persons with disabilities in the designing of a post-2015 development framework

    that will build on the progress catalysed by the Millennium Development Goals. Anchored

    in the participatory development theory, the study examines the consultation process

    held between 2012 and 2013, analysing the correlation between the extensive online

    consultation and the Open Working Groups’ proposal for Sustainable Development

    Goals. Through a qualitative content analysis the study aims to investigate how well the

    contributions of the online consultation have been included in the proposal. The study

    finds that while themes expressed by persons with disabilities can be identified within the

    proposal, only a few directly articulate the details. Out of the themes expressed by persons

    with disabilities, several are unable to find in the Sustainable Development Goals and did

    not have a strong linkage with persons with disabilities. The reflective discussion of the

    study elaborates the reasons behind the empirical findings and states how the contributions

    have been included, indicating that “real” participation of persons with disabilities

    has taken place in the design stage.

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  • 15.
    Andersson, Jennifer
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Njekwa, Sue-Ellen
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Pandemin är inte över förran den är det överallt: En kvalitativ studie om hur experter ser på distributionen av vaccin mot covid-19 mellan hög- och låginkomstländer.2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses a global threat to health, economic well-being and political sta- bility. According to researchers, COVID-19 vaccines are a key to ending the pandemic and return- ing to a certain type of normality. The issue is that the COVID-19 vaccines have been unevenly distributed between high- and low-income countries. This study is based on qualitative semi-struc- tured interviews exploring how experts view the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines between high- and low-income countries. More specifically, what factors that they consider to affect the distribution and what measures are needed to make the distribution more equitable. The study connects to the theoretical framework of global justice which is used to clarify why humans have obligations to help each other. The result of the study indicates that the majority of experts con- clude that the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines has been very uneven because high-income countries have obtained more vaccines than low-income countries. According to experts, an une- ven distribution of the vaccines can lead to several consequences such as the development of mu- tants which the vaccine does not work against, and thus to the pandemic continuing. The main factor pointed out by the experts is that countries have acted nationalistic and that there has been a lot of pressure on political leaders to procure vaccines for their populations. The experts agree that the Covax initiative was a good measure for the vaccines to be distributed more fairly, alt- hough they also highlighted challenges with Covax. This study therefore contributes to the under- standing that there are many factors that affect the global distribution of vaccines against COVID- 19, but also that there are several measures to make the distribution more equitable.

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  • 16.
    Andersson, Julia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    From, Rebecka
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    "Om jag jobbar jag förstår vem jag är och jag är stark": En fallstudie om somaliskfödda kvinnors upplevelser av förvärvsarbetets effekter på deras vardagsliv och familjeroller i Sverige2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Somali-born immigrants are often described as the most difficult group to integrate into Swedish society with an extensive underrepresentation on the Swedish labour market as well as traditional values and gender roles that often dictate the division of labour and functions in the family. This study aims to examine the effects of a job on Somali family roles from a migration perspective. By comparing wage-earning and unemployed Somali-born women's experiences, the study also aspires to elucidate the importance of a job in their everyday life. The essay is based on previous research on the historical, social and transnational dimensions of Somali family life and culture, as well as theoretical concepts such as role conflict, role change and role negotiation. A qualitative comparative case study has been conducted, based on data from semi-structured interviews. Eight respondents participated in the survey – four employed and four unemployed women born in Somalia. The results were then analyzed in the light of previous research and the theoretical concepts. The result shows that there are some interesting differences between the two groups. The Somali families in which the women are unemployed have a distinct division of the household work, where the woman assumes the majority of the workload. Here it is also clear that traditional Somali family roles are still of importance. However, in the families where the Somali-born women have employment, traditional family roles have changed and led to a more even distribution of household work, where the men, women and children share the responsibility. Furthermore, it appears that the unemployed Somali-born women are very keen to have a job, as independence from the state and government is a main driving force. For the wage-earners on the other hand, there is a clearer focus on being independent from the man and being able to be a decision-maker in family matters. The result also illustrates how society's expectations on women influence their driving forces to work and the way they think about their role in the family.

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  • 17.
    Andersson, Linn
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Osman, Adni
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Has the pandemic affected democracy?: A qualitative study on the COVID-19's impact on democracy in the European Union2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During its years, the European Union (EU) has experienced several different crises that have challenged its association and put democracy at risk. The financial crisis in 2009 and the migration crisis in 2015 are two difficult periods that caused a split between the member states. In 2020, the Union faced another crisis when the world witnessed the birth of the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect public health, states have introduced state of emergency (SoE) that gives the political government more power to make quick decisions and restrict residents' democratic freedoms. Discussions about how the pandemic affects democracy in the EU have been raised. This study aims to examine different views on how EU democracy is affected by the pandemic. The purpose is to identify how five different representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and intuitions reason about the pandemic's effect on EU democracy. In addition, the purpose is to compare differences and similarities between their different points of view. To generate a result, the interviews were analyzed through previous research and a theoretical framework of Utilitarianism and Consequentialism. The theories analyze through a normative ethics perspective that determines what action is morally right based on the consequences of it. The results show that the pandemic has caused an acceleration of anti-democratic development and a higher concentration of power within the governments. The respondents in the study believe that the pandemic has acted as an accelerator of anti-democratic development in countries where this was already going on before the pandemic struck. Moreover, SoE has caused practical changes in democratic processes, such as restricting participation and democratic freedoms, increasing disinformation, and limiting trust-building between countries. The difference identified was that respondents from institutions did not consider that SoE harms EU’s democracy, but instead is morally right to implement. However, respondents from NGOs defined the implementation of SoE as detrimental to democracy in the EU and questioned whether it is morally right in terms of its consequences for democracy.

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    Linn Andersson & Adni Osman - Bachelor Thesis
  • 18.
    Andersson, Oscar
    et al.
    Högskolan Kristianstad, Sverige.
    Amberntsson, PelleJönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Social mobilisering: Lärdomar från fyra svenska städer2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Boken Social mobilisering - Lärdomar från fyra svenska städer är skriven utifrån en vilja att vitalisera det sociala arbetet, både inom civilsamhället och den offentliga sektorn. Utifrån konkreta mobiliseringsprocesser visar boken på styrkan med att stödja människors egenorganisering. De sex presenterade fallstudierna täcker in alltifrån grannsamverkan till protest och politiskt påverkansarbete. I fallstudierna diskuteras framgångsfaktorer, svårigheter och motgångar i öppna och reflekterande texter i avsikt att lära och gemensamt stärka det sociala arbetet inför framtida utmaningar. Fallstudierna ramas in av en teoretisk genomgång och analys av det konkreta mobiliseringsarbetet. Boken riktar sig till yrkesverksamma, studerande och föreningsaktiva, och till alla som är engagerade och intresserade av samhällsarbete i bred bemärkelse.

  • 19.
    Andersson, Simon
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Holmgren Hall, Catharina
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Effekten av falska nyheter på individnivå: En explorativ mixed method-studie om falska nyheters påverkan2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today we face a growing problem where false information is spread as common news out to the public. This could result in enormous consequences in many ways for people, politics and in the society as a whole. This exploratory study addresses false news and how the dissemination of these affects people and their confidence in the general news-media. The essay is a mixed method study based on a quantitative survey and eight qualitative interviews. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether the spread of false news increases the distrust of the media in the general news republic. The study's selection group are people in the ages of 16–30, as these are the age groups that most using social media where the largest spread of false news occurs. The result shows that there is an overall high awareness-rate regarding the existence of false news. The study also shows that the spread of false news has contributed to an increased mistrust towards the general news-media by the public. However, both the quantitative and qualitative data presented in this paper points to the fact that the level of awareness regarding the spreading of false news is much higher than the level of mistrust in general news outputs.

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  • 20.
    Andersson, Viktor
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Junblom, Denise
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Med en vilja av stål går integrationsaktörer i Nässjö framåt utan gemensamt mål: Identifiering av samverkansfaktorer mellan offentlig sektor och civilsamhälle2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is carried out during the spring of 2015 and six semi-structured interviews are conducted to form the basis of a case study. Its aim is to map and analyze the integration work performed in the municipality of Nässjö.

    The purpose of this study is to survey the work being performed in the municipality of Nässjö regarding integration of immigrants, and to identify crucial factors related to a potential collaboration between actors from the public sector and the civil society.

    - How are the chosen participants working with integration in the municipality of Nässjö?

    - In what way are the chosen participants currently cooperating with the public sector and the civil society in the municipality of Nässjö regarding integration?

    - How do the chosen participants find the idea of a joint collaboration regarding integration, between the public sector and the civil society in the municipality of Nässjö?

    With the use of an analyze model called “the constant comparative method”, the study compares and interprets the collected data. All of the informants are representatives of their respective establishment which either belonged to the civil society or to the public sector in the municipality of Nässjö. To assess whether the integration actors are susceptible to the idea of working collaboratively, their responses are compared to a theoretical framework called “collaborative governance”. The collected data is also set in relation to previous research regarding the situation of integration policies in Sweden.

    The result chapter displays the work performed by the interviewed establishments and the extent of their cooperation to improve the integration process of immigrants in the municipality. It also lists the various challenges the actors face and the possibility for one of them to have a leading role in a comprehensive and joint collaboration.

    The case study illuminates a reality where no common goal regarding integration exists amongst the selected actors. Complicated bureaucracy and regulations constitute discouraging factors that adversely affect the will of civil society actors to engage in collaboration with the public sector. The level of communication within the municipality is highly fragmented, it is found to be more developed within the civil society and to a lesser extent within the public sector. Finally, the case study suggests that there is no history of antagonism among the actors within the civil society.

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    Identifiering av samverkansfaktorer - Andersson & Junblom
  • 21.
    Arvidsson, Felicia
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Fröberg, Andrea
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    The future of the Sámi people in a developing modern world: A qualitative comparison of Sweden and Norway´s handling of Sámi land use and self-determination2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Indigenous peoples are living all over the world. In Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, live the last indigenous peoples of Europe, the Sámi people. Just like many other indigenous peoples in the world they need to find a way to coexist with the majority population in their home state. The coexistence creates many conflicts of interests between the state and the Sámi people. One of the biggest issues that the Sámi people face is regarding land use and self-determination. Norway and Sweden have been selected as the analysis units and this study deals with how the Sámi parliaments and the county administrations view and work with these matters. This study is based on a qualitative method, using semi-structured interviews with representatives from two different county administrations in Sweden, and one in Norway, as well as one from each Sámi parliament. The result will be analyzed by using the theories of Will Kymlika: “Multicultural citizenship: a liberal theory of minority rights” and Amartya Sen: “Development of freedom”. We have reached the conclusion that the county administrations are advocating for the rights of the Sámi people and they receive assignments from the state to handle it. Although it is not done with enough resources and tools to ensure a sustainable future for them. This issue is related to the historical and judicial factors coupled with the green transition industry. 

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  • 22.
    Assmundsgård, Frida
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Erdemli, Ilona
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Stadsodling som strategi för hållbar utveckling: En granskning av kommunernas arbete med fokus på stadsodling och hållbarhetsmål 13 och 15 av Agenda 2030 i Jönköpings län2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The human race stands before tough challenges such as climate change and increasing strains upon the environment, which are linked to the rapid increase of a global urbanisation. This essay will study previous research in order to find correlation between urban farming and sustainable development, this to find answers to the previously mentioned challenges. The earlier research does not only study urban farming as a strategy towards the three levels of sustainability, economic, social and ecologic, but also as a motivated strategy against climate change. In the essay, 10 of the 13 municipalities of Jönköping County are studied through qualitative interviews. The focus of these interviews is to find out whether they have any urban farming within their cities and how they organise and work towards the sustainability goals within Agenda 2030, especially goal 13 and 15. The results of these interviews show that a majority of them have colony gardens which shows an interest from the populations towards urban farming, and the respondents have all been positive towards urban farming as a concept. A map of the area will be constructed with the gathered materials to further show where in Jönköping County urban farming exists. This shows us that despite both small and larger initiatives within the different areas there is still a long way to go to develop farming in the cities. 

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  • 23.
    Axéll, Rebecca
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Abdulkadir Hussein, Fatema
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Upplevda förväntningar om tacksamhet vid beviljad asyl: En kvalitativ studie om sambandet mellan beviljad asyl och tacksamhet2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine if there is a relation between granted asylum and

    expectation of gratitude in individuals who have been granted asylum in Sweden, and whether

    expectation of gratitude has an impact on an individual’s process of social integration. This is

    examined through seven semi-structured interviews with respondents who have all been granted

    asylum in Sweden and hold Swedish citizenship. The theory of hospitality from a refugee

    context has been used to analyze and discuss collected data. In order to analyze and discuss

    collected data, a thematic analysis has been applied to the material. The results of this study

    show that there is a connection between granted asylum and expected gratitude, though the

    connection is affected by various factors. The reason why an individual has to leave their home

    country as well as knowledge of how colonialism has an impact on an individual’s displacement

    are two decisive factors for how expected gratitude is experienced. Furthermore, the study

    shows that gratitude can be experienced as either expected or automatic, but both affect an

    individual’s process of social integration and tend to create a feeling of being obliged to give

    back to Sweden as a gesture of gratitude for being granted asylum. However, it is not

    specifically the feeling of expected gratitude that influences an individual’s process of social

    integration. It is rather the feeling of gratitude, whether it is expected or automatic, that has the

    definite impact on the process of social integration.

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  • 24.
    Balika, Victoria
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Taci, Deni
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    ''Water is Everything'': En kvalitativ studie om vattenbristen i Palestina2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Water scarcity is a global dilemma and place many obstacles towards a society's capacity for development. Palestine is one of the areas exposed to water shortages, as well as having a problematic affiliation to the access of water they have. Already scarce groundwater resources are over-consumed, and they lack sufficient control over their own water resources and assets. This has shown to contribute to negative effects on the lives of Palestinian residents. 

    The study aims to study the impact of water scarcity on individuals' everyday lives, livelihoods and living conditions. The research questions that are being answered are, How do the informants reason about the lack of water? how does the water shortage affect their everyday lives, and what strategies and or methods do individuals use to deal with the situation. Collection of empirical material was gathered with five semi-structured in-depth interviews. To be able to recount stories and experiences of the informants from an individual perspective to satisfy the study with empirical data for analysis. The empirical material was then analysed using the Sustainable Livelihood Framework. To capture the many complexities of both the constraints and opportunities they are exposed to, and to evaluate them based on the context they are in. 

    The result indicates the informants identifying the occupation as the main actor behind the problematic situation. In the interviews, the informants emphasize that they need to use several different strategies to best manage everyday life in adherence to their situation. For example, reusing all left-over water for other purposes. Other examples of strategies and methods used to alleviate the problem of water scarcity are, building wells, collecting, and storing rainwater, washing clothes in larger chunks and more rarely etcetera. 

    The result also shows limiting factors in everyday life, an example being poor hygiene that impedes social events and meetings etc. As well as social tensions accumulating within the community due water scarcity. The results also show impediments on the individual's livelihood being affected. With less access to water, one can no longer cultivate to the same extent, affecting the agricultural sector but also cultivation on a smaller scale, for example on the individual's gardens at their homes. Which in turn acts as an economic buffer where they can grow their own raw materials and therefore impeding on both the daily life and means of one’s livelihood. There several of these interconnected cases illustrated within the study. In summary there is an interconnection between the effects of the situation and the context that the Palestinian people find themselves in and the effects this has on their daily life as well as livelihood.

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  • 25.
    Bartels, Monica
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Salo, Eevi
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    How Does Culture Influence Experiences of Happiness and Well-being?: A Comparative Study of Chinese and Swedish Perceptions2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to analyze if and how cultural values and expectations in society influence the experiences and perceptions of happiness and well-being. Applying a quantitative research methods approach, a survey based on previous research was conducted to compare and analyze experiences and perceptions between two contrasting cultures, China and Sweden, using Hofstede’s national culture dimensions as an analytical tool. The sample consisted of students from China and Sweden.

    The findings from the study show that both groups ranked family as being the domain of life most important for their well-being, followed by health for the Chinese group, and friends for the Swedish group. There were statistically significant differences in the mean responses in some questions that may be attributed to cultural differences. For example, finishing long-term difficult tasks was ranked more important for the well- being by the Chinese group. As for the Swedish group, they felt to a higher degree that they had the freedom to choose what they would like work with. The majority of the responses, however, were similar between the two groups. The paper discusses how globalization may contribute to converging values in the current generation of students. Furthermore, other factors such as internal abilities and societal and cultural structures have an influence on the possibilities to pursue goals in life. Happiness is achieved by finding a balance in life between what you can achieve and accepting what you cannot.

    The themes and concepts used in the study are inspired by Jongbloed and Andres’ concepts of happiness as balance and gears of well-being. The study contributes to the research fields of human-centered development, and happiness studies on how subjective indicators as a complement to objective indicators can be used to better measure growth from a cultural perspective.

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  • 26.
    Basha, Basha
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. HLK, Globala studier.
    Sadiqi, Amin
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. HLK, Globala studier.
    Effekter av land grabbing i Etiopien: En litteraturstudie med fokus på lokalbefolkningens försörjning och miljön2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    After the financial crisis of 2007–2008, agricultural land became an attractive investment opportunity, which meant that many foreign companies, states, or private investors acquired large-scale land areas. This phenomenon, called land grabbing, is particularly prevalent in developing countries and the global south. Despite claims that such investment can contribute to development and opportunity in poorer countries, research shows it has the opposite effect. The purpose of this work is to conduct a literature study to investigate the consequences of land grabbing in Ethiopia. A qualitative research strategy consisting of a literature study has been used. The data was analyzed by using aspects of the livelihood approach such as natural capital, physical capital, human capital, financial capital, and social capital as well as a thematic analysis. The results show that large-scale land grabbing in Ethiopia has a direct impact on the livelihood of the local population, which is undermined through losses of land and access to land and important natural resources. The study also shows that the foreign land investments' management and production of, among other things, coffee, biofuel, and mining also harm the environment, biological diversity, and the local ecosystem. This has resulted in food insecurity and socioeconomic vulnerability among the population. Furthermore, the study also shows that local people are not included in decision-making concerning their land and they often do not receive sufficient compensation for the loss of land or other assets, which indicates violations of human rights.

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    Effekter av land grabbing i Etiopien
  • 27.
    Begović, Indira
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Manole, Cora Emilia
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Post-communism and its connections to corruption in Eastern Europe: A qualitative study about corruption in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Romania2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Corruption perception is a disputable subject. While corruption is hard to prove, corruption perception indexes are used in political measures such as denying adherence to international communities or international travel zones like Schengen. Post-communist countries are among the highest-ranking countries in Europe when it comes to corruption perspective. This thesis is meant to present the experiences of the citizens of two postcommunist countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Romania, by conducting a qualitative survey with certain quantitative elements. The aim was to showcase and compare the countries’ similarities and differences concerning opinions on corruption as well as its connections to communism. 

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  • 28.
    Bergendahl, Celice
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Cultural identity in a time of intensified globalization: A qualitative study of how participants in the cultural project Terarte reflect on Cuban culture and identity in relation to the challenges of globalization2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 29.
    Berglund, Nonhlanhla
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Hedin, Simon
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Transnational Couples: Looking at cultural differences from within a relationship2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite a growing literature on transnational couples, little is known about the challenges they face. The aim of this paper is to study these challenges and to identify coping strategies. In order to understand these issues, qualitative, semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven couples. Responders consisted of partners from different cultural backgrounds and were either married or in a romantic relationship. The paper looked at the cultural changes that lead up to the acceptance and growth in transnational relationships. Furthermore, the study examined how these changes have affected and are still affecting the individual couples. Through the interviews, the research looked at the interpersonal dynamics to identify the role of culture within the relationships. Culture, it was found, still plays a great role in the day-to-day life of the transnational couples, in spite of the shift from traditional to more liberal values identified in the study. The challenges faced by the couples were very different from each other as the study represented couples from different backgrounds together with their partner, a native Swede. However, a common issue among the couples was communication breakdowns and a lack of understanding of the partner’s background. 

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  • 30.
    Bergqvist, Hanna
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Stakeholder perspectives on ownership and gender equality:: -A case study on development collaboration projects at Bussi Island, Uganda2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The tool for including local actors in development collaboration projects is called ownership and it is defined in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. However, researchers have detected flaws with the definition and implementation of ownership. Some also argue that gender equality and the empowerment of women are neglected aspects in the Paris Declaration and that they are not emphasised enough in the aid effectiveness dialogue.

    The objective of this study is to examine the perspectives and experiences of stakeholders about the meaning and implementation of ownership on different operating levels through a gendered lens. Additionally, in order to be able to investigate how these matters are interpreted and implemented in practice and affecting beneficiaries, two development collaboration projects on Bussi island, Uganda, were selected for this case study.

    The main objective was to gain a deeper understanding of the perspectives of the informants, and not to generalize. That is the reason why this is a qualitative case study where the information is based on words and not on numbers. Semi-structured interviews were used for the data collection. Informants form Erikshjälpen, a local organization called RODA and beneficiaries living on Bussi Island were interviewed as representatives for the different operating levels.

    The conclusion is that the critique provided by previous research can in some aspects be applied to the case of this study. There are no specific strategies on ownership or gender equal ownership by either Erikshjälpen or RODA. There are conflicting perspectives on what the term “ownership” actually means by all informants from the different operating levels. There are also coherent perspectives regarding the importance of ownership and gender equality on all levels, and participation is a key word used by all the informants. However, since a strategy is missing, there is no tool for examining if participation actually can be used to claim that successful ownership and gender equal ownership has been implemented. If a strategy were to be created, it should include a definition of ownership, a plan for gender equal ownership, and agreed upon indicators for measuring both phenomena.

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  • 31.
    Biamba, Faith
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Mirascija, Adnana
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Mänskliga Rättigheter i Offentliga Verksamheter: En studie om offentliga verksamheter i Jönköping och deras arbete med mänskliga rättigheter2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate whether human rights, more specifically equality, inclusion, and non-discrimination, are implemented by Swedish authorities at the local level. The essay is a case study that examines how Jönköping municipality works with issues of human rights in the local government authorities in Sweden in practice to give a picture of the work and cooperation between the government and the authority. We have used qualitative methods and had interviews with four representatives from state and municipal authorities in Jönköping where we have met individuals who work with these parts. In our results, we have drawn attention to the basic work the authorities carry out in the area of human rights and the pervasive effect of this work, which is evident in all the authorities in our study. We have been able to conclude that there is rights-based work in the authorities we have worked with, which is in line with the principles, laws, and regulations that the Swedish state has worked on together with the authorities. 

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  • 32.
    Biddulph, Robin
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Amberntsson, Pelle
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Whose reality counts?: Critical junctures in livelihood trajectories under deforestation2017In: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, ISSN 0040-747X, E-ISSN 1467-9663, Vol. 108, no 5, p. 540-553Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Livelihoods approaches focus on the poor and their knowledge and agency, but risk underplaying broader contextual forces which constrain and shape that agency. Livelihood trajectories approaches attend more fully to these structural, contextual dynamics. A three-year study using quantitative and qualitative methods investigated livelihood trajectories over two decades in a village affected by deforestation in Northeast Cambodia, and sought to identify critical junctures structuring those trajectories. A timber rush, a land rush, a turn to agriculture and ongoing competition to shape post-forest reterritorialisation were identified as the critical junctures. These transformed the physical environment, and initiated waves of migration which in turn transformed the social and economic structure and everyday life of the village. This valuably disrupts narrative simplifications associated with community forestry. The junctures furthermore suggest an analytical framework for understanding deforestation-livelihoods dynamics in other contexts, thus demonstrating how livelihood trajectories research might contribute to middle-level theory building.

  • 33.
    Billeson, Kristin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Klasander, Karolina
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Dress code: sustainable fashion: Bridging the attitude-behaviour gap2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates previous research on four barriers that hinder consumers from buying sustainable fashion; style/design, price, convenience and information/knowledge. Using a mixed methods approach, a survey has been performed on members of the general public in London as well as interviews with two professionals in the fashion industry with knowledge on sustainability in fashion. Looking through the lens of the attitude-behaviour gap the consumers’ attitude and behaviour towards sustainable fashion is analysed in order to find answers on how to bridge the gap. Also, two null hypothesises and alternative hy-pothesises were set in order to see if there were any significant differences between the genders.

    The results show that style/design and price are not as much of barriers as convenience and information/knowledge. The female respondents demonstrate a more positive attitude towards sustainable fashion consumption in their answers than the males, however the set hypothesises did not show any significant difference between the genders. In order to overcome the barriers, the results show not only to inform consumers and make it more convenient to get sustainable fashion, but there is also a need for a paradigm-shift in people’s view on fashion in order to move towards sustainability in fashion.

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  • 34.
    Bjelke, Jesper
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Lervik, Björn Edvard
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Excommunication, Apostasy, and the Islamic State: The practice of Takfir in the Islamic State, an analysis of the propaganda magazine Dabiq.2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Islamic State (IS) infamously carried out brutal acts of terrorism against the west. These acts of terrorism in Europe and the USA does, however, not make up most of the violence instigated by the Islamic State. This majority of violence took place in Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State conquered large territories. The forces that the IS battled in the Iraqi-Syrian theatre of war consisted largely of individuals identifying as Muslim. In some cases, the Islamic State fought other Islamist militias. In this context the concept of Takfir, i.e. excommunication within Islam, is central in the rhetoric of persecution. This paper analyses the Islamic State’s beliefs and practices on Takfir, as it is shown in the propaganda magazine Dabiq. Following a qualitative content analysis of Dabiq's articles relevant to Takfir and defining true Muslims, central themes were identified. 

    The bulk of the apostasy arguments found in Dabiq is targeted against ethnicities and sects that the Islamic State is at war with. Several arguments for the apostasy of the IS's enemies are explored, and an internal logic is presented throughout Dabiq. Neither the criteria’s nor the process that leads to the proclamation of Takfir, outside fighting the Islamic State, are explained in Dabiq. While examples of such Takfiri declarations are found in Dabiq, they are considerably less common than war-aligned claims of apostasy. What motivates the Islamic State’s practice of Takfir is open ended, as it can be both considered a result of their religious doctrine and a justification for the conflicts which they have partaken in.

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  • 35.
    Blomqvist, Linnéa
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Höglund, Cecilia
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Greening for All - A Path towards social justice in green urban planning: A combined qualitative interview study and text analysis with a focus on the municipality of Jönköping2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Maintaining and achieving a sustainable city is today a challenge, specifically as urbanisation and climate change continue to increase. Green cities are an opportunity to achieve a sustainable society. It promotes urban sustainability in several aspects: Trees reduce heat islands and flooding; Green areas provide space for physical activity and social cohesion; And plants promote recreation which generates better public health. However, social injustice risks arise when the green structure is insufficiently planned, and some areas are prioritised sooner than others. It is common for socio-economically vulnerable areas to become less prioritised in urban planning, and the distance to the nearest green area can have a major impact on whether it is used or not. This study examines the municipality of Jönköping, which is located in Småland, Sweden. The aim is to investigate how the municipality plans to advocate social justice when implementing and planning green structures. The study is based on a text analysis of the municipality’s planning documents in parallel with semi-structured interviews to examine visions and efforts further. The study identifies how social justice is taken into consideration in the planning, and what challenges exist in the urban planning. The study refers to Agenda 2030 and specifically sub-goals #10.2 and #11.7 to study the municipality’s planning. In addition, social- and environmental justice serves as the theoretical framework of reference in the analysis. The result confirms that the municipality uses a variety of different selective measurements to strive for social justice, however, there still exist challenges that are difficult to prevent.

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  • 36.
    Bohlin, Emma
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Söderman, Zarah
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Tvångsäktenskap och hederskultur i Sverige: En studie om det svenska bemötandet2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to highlight the Swedish treatment of the so-called ‘honour culture’. It does so by examining Swedish authorities and Swedish non-profit organisa­tions, with a distinct focus on the woman and on forced marriage as part of said honour culture. Previous research has shown that Swedish culture and honour culture are opposites. It has also shown that the complexity of existing within the honour culture, especially in Sweden, and how it can affect the individual woman in different ways. It has however not shown the distinct way Sweden deals with the problematic honour culture itself. To investigate how authorities and non-profit organisations deal with honour culture the following research questions were asked; how does Swedish authorities and non-profit organisations view the Swedish woman, affected by honour culture, in regards of forced marriage? What are the women’s standing within honour culture and what is their standing within the Swedish culture? How does Swedish authorities and non-profit organisations deal with honour culture? To answer the research questions six semi structured interviews were performed based on a strategic selection process. Using ‘the multicultural triad’ and ‘individual and group-centred mindset’ as theoretical framework it is shown that the individual woman in this case is a part of two collectives; the honour culture and the Swedish culture which can result in conflict. It is further shown that though Sweden is an individualistic country its governmental treatment is sometimes group centred. The results show that the treatment of honour culture differ from organisation to organisation, but also between organisations and authorities and concludes that a holistic and systematic treatment is needed.

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  • 37.
    Bohman, John
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Malmrot, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies.
    Liberal discourse – An invisible hand in free trade research?: An investigation into how global trade discourse is created through discourse interaction within research.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper uses a quantitative content analysis informed by a critical realist framework to study the patterns of international political economy discourse prevalence within research articles concerning free trade. Once categorized, there are observable differences in the extent to which articles in the different categories address other discourses. Analyzing these patterns using concepts from discourse theory, we suggest that the liberal discourse constitutes a regime of truth to which the other discourses must relate. It is also found that articles published in higher ranking journals are less likely to address other discourses. We argue that this could be explained as being an effect of the larger readership of those journals.

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  • 38.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    Between Resistance and Support, Hate Crimes and Solidarity: An Introduction to an Emergent Field of Social Movement Studies2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    Bokomtale: Sten-Åke Stenberg, Född 1953: Folkhemsbarn i forskarfokus2014In: Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning, ISSN 0809-2052, E-ISSN 2464-3076, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 73-74Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).
    Book Review: The Routledge International Handbook on Hate Crime2016In: Journal of Sociology, ISSN 0004-8690, Vol. 52, no 4, p. 909-910Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).
    Conspiracy Theories in Jihadist and Anti-Jihadist Thought: A Content Analysis of Online Extremism2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).
    Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity2017In: International Sociology, ISSN 0268-5809, E-ISSN 1461-7242, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 250-252Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    Islamophobie und Hasskriminalität: Probleme und Chancen eines Forschungsfelds in Entwicklung2013In: Jahrbuch fur Islamophobieforschung / [ed] Fared Hafez, Wien: New Academic Press , 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).
    Social Movements, Prejudice and Human Rights2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    Svenska muslimska församlingar: resurs eller hinder i integrationsarbetet?2013In: Signum : katolsk orientering om kyrka, kultur, samhälle, ISSN 0347-0423, Vol. 39, no 3, p. 27-29Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    Ulrich Beck & Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim: Distant Love. Personal Life in the Global Age2014In: Dansk Sociologi, ISSN 0905-5908, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 122-123Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Borell, Klas
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    When is the time to hate? A research review on the impact of dramatic events on Islamophobia and Islamophobic hate crimes in Europe2015In: Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, ISSN 0959-6410, E-ISSN 1469-9311, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 409-421Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social scientists have long been interested in the significance of unexpected, dramatic events for social change. However, when it comes to research on prejudice and hate crimes, the impact of sudden, dramatic events has been little considered. The purpose of this research review is to survey European data to elucidate the temporal links between unexpected events, prejudice, and hate crimes, and also to pinpoint some of the methodological problems faced by scholars studying the impact of unanticipated dramatic events on prejudice and hate crimes; the significance of unexpected events often leaves researchers without access to relevant baseline data. The studies of Islamophobia and Islamophobic hate crimes considered in the present article privilege a dynamic view of time: terrorist attacks instill a sense of uncertainty and risk and Islamophobia and hate crimes are to a large extent event-driven and reactive, and tend to flare up on the heels of dramatic events. The recent attention paid to the role of unexpected, dramatic events represents a new and very promising approach to the study of prejudice and hate crimes; with the earlier, essentially spatial research focus now complemented by a temporal focus, the chances increase of charting the underlying dynamics and causes of prejudice and hate crimes.

  • 48.
    Borell, Klas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).
    Egonsdotter, Gunilla
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för humanvetenskap, Avdelningen för socialt arbete.
    SimChild, Child Protection, and Computer-based Simulation in Social Work Education2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Borell, Klas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. SALVE (Social challenges, Actors, Living conditions, reseach VEnue).
    Egonsdotter, Gunilla
    Mittuniversitetet, Fakulteten för humanvetenskap, Avdelningen för socialt arbete.
    Utbildningsprojektet SimChild: En interaktiv simulering i grund- och vidareutbildningar av socionomer2013Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Socialtjänstens barnavårdsutredningar är ett av det sociala arbetets viktigaste och mest utmanande verksamhetsfält. Utbildningsprogrammet SimChild syftar till att bidra till den reflexiva förmåga och professionalism arbetet med utsatta barn kräver. SimChild är en interaktiv datorbaserad simulering av en barnavårdsutredning där deltagarna på ett realistiskt sätt konfronteras med vägval och beslutskonsekvenser.

  • 50.
    Borell, Klas
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Global Studies. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Research Platform of Social Work.
    Gerdner, Arne
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Behavioural Science and Social Work.
    Cooperation or Isolation? Muslim Congregations in a Scandinavian Welfare State: A Nationally Representative Survey from Sweden2013In: Review of religious research, ISSN 0034-673X, E-ISSN 2211-4866, Vol. 55, no 4, p. 557-571Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the Scandinavian welfare context, the emphasis on cooperation between public authorities and the nonprofit sector continues to be a central institutional characteristic. But to what extent have the new Muslim congregations adapted to the Scandinavian tradition of organizational cooperation, and what circumstances - internal or external to these organizations - promote or disrupt the development of such cooperation? This study is based on a nationwide survey of local Muslim congregations in Sweden (n = 105). No support was found for the widespread notion that European Muslim congregations tend to exist as separate enclaves. The poweful discoursive emphasis on organizational cooperation in Scandinavia creates vital opportunity structures, but local variations in demographic and socioeconomic conditionsalso seems to have an impact. Among internal factors that influence willingness to cooperate is not least the degree of ethnic heterogeneity; openness to different Muslim traditions - a precondition for a multiethnic congregation - is seen to correspond to greater openness to the wider society.

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