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  • 1.
    Andresen, Edith
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Skärningspunkter som grund2017In: Hållbarhetens många ansikter: samtal, forskning och fantasier / [ed] Edith Andresen, Gustav Lidén och Sara Nyhlén, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University , 2017, p. 12-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Brännström, Lotta
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lived biographies of changing integration regimes: Migrant narratives ofinstitutional support and labor market in/exclusion in Sweden2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to explore the interconnection between lived biographies and changing integration policies through migrant narratives on institutional support and labor market experiences. The approach applied in this study allows us to pay particular attention to the dynamic character of integration and to make links between personal, organizational and policy domains, analyzing the shifted integration regimes from the standpoint of migrants. The Swedish politics of integration has during the last year’s undergone vast changes and in 2010, the largest change in the Swedish history of integration policies was performed (etableringsreformen) which meant an increasingly emphasized focus on employment and workfare before welfare and the responsibility for new migrants was transferred from the municipalities to the employment service. As a consequence the rhetoric of integration in Sweden also changed, from what was in municipalities talked about as introduction, to what is now talked about as reception and establishment. By combining immigrants’ subjective views and evaluations with the trajectories of their work biographies, we will discuss changing integration regimes as ‘lived experiences’ of individuals who are subjected to and employed in different occupations that the different integration regimes produces.

  • 3.
    Brännström, Lotta
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Stockholms Universitet.
    Lived Experiences of Changing Integration Policies:: Immigrant Narratives of Institutional Support and Labour Market Inclusion/Exclusion in Sweden2018In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 25-34Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to map, locate and make visible the everyday experiences of newly arrived immigrants in government-sponsored integration activities and to trace how these experiences are linked to changes in policy. The study pays particular attention to the dynamic nature of integration and draws links between personal, organisational and policy domains while analysing shifting integration policies from the standpoint of immigrants. Swedish integration policy has undergone vast changes during recent years as the government implements one of the largest changes in Swedish history, beginning in 2010. With this came an emphasis on employment and workfare over welfare. Consequently, the rhetoric of integration in Sweden also changed from what in municipalities was called an introduction to a sense of establishment. By examining the subjective views of immigrants, we discuss the lived experiences of individuals who are subjected to and employed in different occupations due to various integration regimes.

  • 4.
    Brännström, Lotta
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Nyhlén, Jon
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Röster som borde höras : migranters syn på integrationspolitik2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Budruk, Megha
    et al.
    University of Vermont.
    Valliere, William
    University of Vermont.
    Manning, Robert
    University of Vermont.
    Laven, Daniel
    University of Vermont.
    Hof, Marilyn
    National Park Service.
    Crossing Programmatic Boundaries: Integrative Approaches to Managing the Quality of the Visitor Experience2001In: The George Wright Forum, ISSN 0732-4715, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 124-131Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Chekalina, Tatiana
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Fuchs, Matthias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lexhagen, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Determinants of the co-created destination experience: an empirical validation from Sweden2011In: Transforming experiences: tourism marketing from both sides of the counter / [ed] Sonja Sibila Lebe, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Danielski, Itai
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
    Krook, Malin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Weimer, Kerstin
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Atrium in residential buildings – a design to enhance social interaction in urban areas in Nordic climates2018In: Cold Climate HVAC 2018: Sustainable Buildings in Cold Climates / [ed] Dennis Johansson, Hans Bagge, Åsa Wahlström, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 773-789Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The design concept of conditioned atria receive growing popularity in  both commercial and service buildings all over the world, but still not common in the residential sector. This study used a psychological framework to examine if building design with enclosed heated atria in apartment buildings can enhance sense of community and social interactions in Nordic climates. A qualitative study was conducted to understand the perception of residents living in apartment buildings with heated atrium. One of the few examples in Sweden. This was compared to the experience of residents in a “traditional” apartment building without an atrium. The questionnaire was comprised of six parts: (i) socio-demographic aspects; (ii) information about the apartment; (iii) social activities within the building; (iv) social interaction with neighbours; (v) information about principles in life; and (vi) sense of community linked to their homes.

    The results showed significant social differences between the residents of the atrium and “traditional” buildings, which could not be explained solely by differences in preferences and principles in life. A large proportion of the social differences between the buildings could be explained by the building design, as the common and semi-private areas within the atrium building provide opportunities to establish social interactions. The residents in the atrium building was found to have greater sense of community and higher frequency of interactions, which are both parts of social sustainability.

  • 8.
    Eikelboom Sällström, Anette
    et al.
    Örnsköldsviks kommun.
    Haj Mohammed, Abdullatif
    Sundsvalls stadsbibliotek.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Tre tankar om integration2017In: Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier / [ed] Edith Andresen, Gustav Lidén och Sara Nyhlén, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University , 2017, p. 96-100Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Getz, Donald
    et al.
    University of Queensland.
    Svensson, Bo
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Pettersson, Robert
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Gunnervall, Anders
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Hallmark events: Definition, goals and planning process2012In: International Journal of Event Management Research, ISSN 1838-0681, Vol. 7, no 1/2, p. 47-67Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper defines and conceptualizes hallmark events, as there is neither clarity in the literature about what the term means nor the exact roles they should play within a community and tourism context. This generates a model for use by communities and other event-tourism developers. Our model is structured around three main outcome goals (attraction, image and branding, and the community) and three major process goals (sustainability, marketing, and organization and ownership). This paper is the first attempt to define and conceptualize a critical concept in both the event tourism and event management literature.

  • 10.
    Große, Christine
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Research in Complex Planning Situations: Dimensions and Challenges From Swedish Response Planning2017In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Research Methods in Business and Management Studies / [ed] Dr Katrine Lawlor and Dr Anthony Paul Buckley, Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, 2017, p. 432-440Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Even beyond the context of critical infrastructure protection, complex planning situations involve several views on and interests in problems underlying the planning. These views are often interrelated with stakeholders bringing various concerns to both the planning itself and the plan’s future utilisation. Complex, real-world situations in particular challenge scholars in building appropriate research strategies and selecting adequate scientific approaches. Therefore, interdisciplinary research problems can require an adaption of traditional research paradigms to different facets of intricacy. However, debate on scientific approaches regarding how to gain knowledge has been perpetual. This paper contributes to this debate and provides a multi-perspective kaleidoscope for complex and interdisciplinary research. This kaleidoscope aims to support a selection of appropriate research strategies in accordance with a given research problem. For this purpose, the kaleidoscope helps gradually focus the problem. It begins with an assembling of research disciplines, continues with selecting adjacent research areas and completes the framework with applicable methods. As an example of implementation, the study further presents a concrete application and adapts the kaleidoscope to a complex research case. This case, called STYREL, represents Swedish response planning that is dedicated to ensuring swift response during a power shortage event. This planning process is concerned with anticipated decisions, which can quicken decision-making during emergencies, particularly during power shortages. This case can also serve as a metaphor, because designing a multi-perspective research strategy for interdisciplinary research may similarly require thorough consideration of possible alternatives and their complex combinations in advance. Both circumstances come furthermore with a constant need for argumentation and communication. For this, the paper contributes a flexible scientific frame of reference. This multi-perspective kaleidoscope, which is applicable to both theoretical and empirical complex research problems, facilitates communication about the selection process of a research methodology among the research community.

  • 11.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Hahne, Matilda
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Svensson, Bo
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Regionala flygplatser: En förstudie kring betydelsen av regionala flygplatser för samhället2019Report (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Große, Christine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Systems and Technology.
    Olausson, Pär M.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Wallman Lundåsen, Susanne
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Blackout Ahead: Methodological Concerns in Studies of Critical Infrastructure Protection2019In: Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference(ESREL) / [ed] Michael Beer and Enrico Zio, Singapore: European Safety and Reliability Association, 2019, p. 1715-1723, article id 304Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper highlights difficulties in studying the Swedish crisis management system with a specific focus on the planning process STYREL. This process seeks to identify and prioritize vital objects in the category of critical infrastructure (CI) in order to elaborate an emergency response plan for the case of a power shortage. The concerns in this paper originate from a research project on how actors assess CI and cooperate during the process as well as which consequences the prioritization of CI pose for society and its citizens. The project employed material from document studies in addition to interviews with security officers at municipalities, coordinators at CountyAdministrative Boards (CABs), and representatives from power grid operators (PGOs). Furthermore, a survey was conducted among all CABs and the ten PGOs that are responsible for effectuating the plan within the initial phaseof a power shortage. The results reveal problems regarding the availability of relevant planning material, gaps in knowledge due to deficient continuity, difficulties in tracing particular objects during the process, and a lack of feedback that hampers evaluation and development. Thus, Swedish critical infrastructure protection (CIP) suffers from not only a shift in responsibility to regional and local actors but also a severe lack of systemic governance.

  • 13.
    Grönlund, Erik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
    Emergianalys – en användbar metod för utvärdering av svenska miljömål på systemnivå och i ett scenarioperspektiv?2017Report (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Grönlund, Erik
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
    Longueville, AnnaMid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
    Samhällets styrsystem – en vänbok till Inga Carlman2016Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Gustafsson, Johanna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Institution of education.
    Bakom orden - mellan raderna: Om skolans och lärarens roll för utveckling av elevers kritiska tänkande och kunskap i källkritik2017Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Kritiskt tänkande och förmåga till källkritik är angeläget en fungerade demokrati och därmed en uppgift för skolan. Källkritik beskrivs i litteraturen som en metod om vilken det finns mycket skrivet. Kritiskt tänkande är däremot svårare att definiera, trots att det tycks finnas en samsyn om dess betydelse, inte minst idag när vi möts av stora mängder information via många olika kanaler. Syftet med denna studie är att belysa hur lärare ser på skolans och sin egen betydelse för att elever ska utveckla ett kritiskt tänkande och kunskaper i källkritik. Sex lärare har intervjuats. Lärarna undervisar i samtliga ämnen med undantag slöjd, i årskurserna 4-5, varav en specialpedagog. Studien visar att samtliga lärare anser att kunskaper inom källkritik och förmåga till kritiskt tänkande är viktigt främst relaterat till ökad informationsmängd, Internet och sociala medier. För lärarna är källkritik både lätt definiera och exemplifiera. Källkritik uppfattas som underordnat kritiskt tänkande som i sin tur är svårdefinierat för lärarna. Lärarna anser dock att eleverna inte ska behöva vara källkritiska gentemot skolan och lärarna. Eleverna ska känna sig trygga med att skolan och lärarna förmedlar det som är sant.

  • 16.
    Hedenberg, Björn
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Education.
    Sociala medier i högstadiets medieundervisning: En kvalitativ studie baserad på sex högstadielärares erfarenheter2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats har som syfte att genom kvalitativa intervjuer undersöka hur undervisningen om media och nyhetsrapportering påverkas av att sociala medier är ungdomars främsta källa till nyhetskonsumtion på internet. Uppsatsen har ett sociokulturellt teoretiskt perspektiv och vilar på Lev Vygotskijs och Roger Säljös teorier. De som intervjuades i studien var sex utbildade och verksamma lärare på högstadiet inom ämnet samhällskunskap i tre kommuner i mellersta Norrland. Med hjälp av dessa data som underlag har slutsatser dragits av hur sociala medier påverkar undervisningen om media och nyhetsrapportering på högstadiet. Den slutats som drogs av resultatet i studien var att framförallt källkritiken har blivit mer central, men att det trots det inte är tillräckligt för att bemöta dagens informationsflöde på sociala medier. Bortsett från källkritiken skiljer sociala mediers påverkan mellan de olika lärarna. Kunskapsnivåerna varierar mellan lärarna och en önskan om att utveckla sina kunskaper framkom från flera lärare. Någon samsyn vad begreppet nyheter innebär finns inte hos de intervjuade. Samtliga lärare i studien är överens om att sociala medier har en påverkan på undervisningen.

  • 17.
    Hemström, Kerstin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
    Mahapatra, Krushna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering. Linnaeus University, 351 95 Växjö, Sweden .
    Gustavsson, Leif
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering. Linnaeus University, 351 95 Växjö, Sweden .
    Swedish private forest owners' perceptions and intentions with respect to adopting exotic tree species2013In: European Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 1612-4669, E-ISSN 1612-4677, Vol. 132, no 3, p. 433-444Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish forest growth can be increased through intensive forestry practices, enabling an increased use of forest biomass for climate-change mitigation. However, the diffusion of such practices depends on the forest owners' adoption of them. We study Swedish private forest owners' perceptions and intentions with respect to increasing forest growth by adopting exotic tree species. The results of a mail-in questionnaire survey show that although a majority of forest owners desire increasing forest growth, most owners have only a basic understanding of exotic tree species and a smaller proportion is interested in adopting them. The intention to adopt exotics seems to depend on the perceived performance of the species with respect to the economic aspects of forest management rather than on environmental or recreational concerns. Whereas a knowledge gap among the private forest owners regarding how to increase forest growth is implied, forest owners with higher self-rated knowledge of forestry and exotics have stronger intentions to adopt such species.

  • 18.
    Huang, B.
    et al.
    College of Environment and Architecture, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.
    Mauerhofer, Volker
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria.
    Geng, Y.
    School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
    Analysis of existing building energy saving policies in Japan and China2016In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, Vol. 112, p. 1510-1518Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Building sector accounts for a large percentage of the total national energy consumption in most of the countries, thus it is critical to formulate and implement appropriate energy saving policies in the building sector. This paper focuses on energy saving policies in the building sector by conducting a comparative study between Japan and China. The exiting Building Energy Saving (BES) policies, actual effectiveness of policy implementation and obstacles to the effective policy implementation are compared in sequence. Related policies are categorized into four groups: control and regulatory instruments; economic/market-based instruments; fiscal instruments and information and voluntary actions. Policy effect analysis identifies that BES policies have promoted building energy saving in both Japan and China. Obstacles comparison reveals that Japan and China shared many obstacles including high transaction costs and lack of applicable methodology. Compared with Japan, China is suffering more obstacles such as inefficient enforcement, insufficient levels of information and awareness and immature financial regulation system. Based on the previous findings, common suggestions for overcoming these obstacles of BES policies in Japan and China are presented, such as the accurate methods of baseline identification and emission accountings, innovative incentives, and more capacity building activities. Distinct suggestions for Japan and China are also added by considering their own situations so that both countries can further improve their BES policies. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

  • 19.
    Kronenberg, Kai
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Fuchs, Matthias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Salman, Khalik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Business, Economics and Law.
    Lexhagen, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Höpken, Wolfram
    Business Informatics Group, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Doggenried Str., DE-88250 Weingarten, Germany .
    Economic effects of advertising expenditures – a Swedish destination study of international tourists2016In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 352-374Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study estimates the effects of advertising on internationaltourism demand for the leading Swedish mountain destination Åre. In contrast to previous studies, which primarily focus ontourism demand at a national or sectorial level, this research isconducted at the destination level. The study considers pricelevels at tourism destinations and tourists’ income asdeterminants for tourism demand. However, following advertisingtheories and previous research, the dominance of the marketpower function (i.e. product differentiation) and the informationfunction (i.e. market transparency) are identified as major codeterminantsfor international tourism demand. Demand elasticitycoefficients are empirically estimated for the origin countriesNorway, Finland, the Russian Federation, Denmark and the UK.Findings show that advertising is a significant driver of tourismdemand from Norway, the UK and Russia. Interestingly, incomeand tourism price levels are less significant drivers of demand inall analysed origin markets.

  • 20.
    Laven, Daniel
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Jewiss, Jennifer
    Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA.
    Mitchell, Nora
    Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA.
    Toward Landscape-Scale Stewardship and Development: A Theoretical Framework of United States National Heritage Areas2013In: Society & Natural Resources, ISSN 0894-1920, E-ISSN 1521-0723, Vol. 26, no 7, p. 762-777Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is increasing recognition that many of today's environmental challenges will be addressed most effectively if management is conducted at landscape or regional scales. This article describes the development of a theoretical framework of one approach to such management, namely, U.S. National Heritage Areas (NHAs). This well-established federal approach enables communities to retain local management but receive national attention and stature through congressional designation. NHAs create networks of private and public partners, including the National Park Service, that engage new constituencies in the stewardship of nationally significant landscapes. The framework synthesizes common characteristics of heritage areas identified from in-depth case studies of three NHAs and further analysis by researchers and prominent NHA managers. Findings from this project emphasize the importance of three factors for future NHA and related landscape-scale efforts: (1) use of “heritage” as a public engagement strategy, (2) collaborative approaches to management, and (3) development of intersectoral networks.

  • 21.
    Laven, Daniel
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Manning, Robert
    Johnson, Darryll
    Vande Kamp, Mark
    Integrating subsistence use and users into park and wilderness management2001In: The George Wright Forum, ISSN 0732-4715, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 52-61Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Laven, Daniel
    et al.
    The University of Vermont/ US National Park Service.
    Mitchell, Nora
    Wang, Deane
    Conservation Practice at the Landscape Scale2005In: The George Wright Forum, Vol. 22, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Lexhagen, Maria
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Customer Perceived Value of Travel and Tourism Web Sites: An outlook on web 2.0 developments2011In: Information Systems and New Applications in the Service Sector: Models and Method / [ed] Wang, J, New York: IGI Global, 2011, p. 31-54Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The continuing development and growth of the Internet imply that business and customers perceive that the Internet provides them with some kind of value. The Internet has also seen an increasing importance of user-generated content and utilisation of the Internet as a social medium often referred to as the Web 2.0. In this study the concept of customer value, based on the typology of consumer value (Holbrook, 1994; 1999) and the value hierarchy model (Woodruff & Gardial, 1996; Woodruff, 1997), is used to identify dimensions and expressions of what customer-perceived value is in travel and tourism web sites and how it is created. Moderately structured in-depth interviews are used to collect data. In the analysis connections between different types of value are presented and the lack of certain types of value is discussed.

  • 24.
    Lidén, Gustav
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Olofsson, Anna
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Living in a foreign country: The meaning of place of origin and gender for risk perceptions, experiences, and behaviors2019In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has convincingly proven that perceptions, experience, and exposure to risks vary among certain groups in society. By drawing from a unique combination of Swedish survey data and interviews, this study aims to investigate perceptions and experiences of risks as well as in relation to behavior by analyzing the cleavages related to interactions between place of origin and gender. Theoretically, we see individual risk perception as part of situated hierarchical power relations where an individual’s position (which is an intersection of, for example, gender, race, age, and place of origin) structures action and thought. Findings verify that foreign-born men and women perceive risks to a greater extent than those born in Sweden. However, no direct pattern of ethnicity is apparent in exposure to risks, but since predictors measuring experience of discrimination are shown to be significant, the effect can be mediated by such circumstances. In terms of how risks have affected behavior, women, irrespective of their ethnicity, are affected. Exposure to tragic experiences among those who are foreign born can pose risks that are perceived to a greater extent. Furthermore, more vulnerable material conditions can also affect how risks are perceived, and uncertainty due to a lack of resources and as an inherent ingredient of living in a foreign country seem to enhance perceptions of risk and feelings of unsafety. Last, the sense of discrimination appears to influence exposure to certain risks, which might capture an interaction between racism and violence.

  • 25.
    Lindblad Gidlund, Katarina
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media.
    Giritli Nygren, Katarina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Liden, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Swedish eGovernment in Public Use2011In: Information Society and Globalization: Transformation of politics / [ed] Jožanc, Nikolina och Jan A G M 93van Dijk, Zagrep: Political Science Research Centre , 2011, 1, p. 93-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Livholts, Mona
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies2011Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary challenges for seeking new knowledge in feminist studies are intimately intertwined with methodological renewal that promotes justice and equality in changing global contexts. Written by some of the leading scholars in their fields, this edited collection focuses on the emergence of writing methodologies in feminist studies and their implications for the study of power and change.

    The book explores some of the central politics, ideas, and dimensions of power that shape and condition knowledge, at the same time as it elaborates critical, embodied, reflective and situated writing practices. By bringing together a variety of multi/transdisciplinary contributions in a single collection, the anthology offers a timely and intellectually stimulating contribution that deals with how new forms of writing research can contribute to promote fruitful analysis of inequality and power relations related to gender, racialisation, ethnicity, class and heteronormativity and their intersections. It also includes the complex relationship between author, text and audiences.

    The intended audience is postgraduates, researchers and academics within feminist and intersectionality studies across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The book is excellent as literature in feminist studies courses and helpful guidance for teaching writing sessions and workshops.

  • 27.
    Lundgren, Minna
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Lidén, Gustav
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Not in my backyard: Integration and xenophobia in a local housing project in Östersund2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Lundquist, Fredrik
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Internationell aggression och krigs uppkomst: - En studie av två teoriinriktningars förklaringsvärde2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport behandlar två teoriskolor – Kosmopolitism och Kommunitarism – vilka är sammanfattande modeller som omfattar flera olika teoriinriktningar. Anledningen till dessa teoriers inkludering i rapporten var avsikten att förenkla den internationella arenan till att enbart omfatta två olika inriktningar, och på så sätt utröna om någon av dessa kunde användas till att förklara fenomenet internationell aggression.Arbetet har strukturerats så att tre konflikter har studerats för att finna bevis för närvaro av sex indikatorer som karakteriseras av de av de två teoriinriktningarna.Främst tryckta verk har nyttjats, men även några digitala tidningsartiklar samt elektroniska databaser har också använts.Slutsatsen efter studiens genomförande är att ingen av de två teoriinriktningarna enskilt kan nyttjas för att djupanalysera konflikter på den internationella arenan. Dock har resultatet visat på att en kombination av de två effektivt ger relevanta verktyg till att förklara uppkomsten av internationell aggression.

  • 29.
    Margaryan, Lusine
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Stensland, Stian
    Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
    Sustainable by nature? The case of (non)adoption of eco-certification among the nature-based tourism companies in Scandinavia2017In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 162, p. 559-567Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the factors associated with the (non)adoption of eco-certification among the nature-based tourism companies in the Scandinavian region. Previous research suggested that the popularity of tourism eco-certification schemes remained limited in the region due to socio-cultural, historical and other specifics. We revisit this query a decade later with the support of nation-wide data from two Scandinavian countries – Norway and Sweden. The quantitative results suggest that such factors as motivations for operating a nature-based tourism business, beliefs about eco-certification effects, economic and demographic characteristics, are associated with the eco-certification adoption. Qualitative insights shed more light on the existing barriers for this sustainability approach in the region. The results suggest that companies with strong beliefs in the positive context (i.e. beliefs that eco-certification is capable to generate higher income, more customers and provide marketing advantage), lifestyle and sustainability-oriented business goals together with favorable organizational context (larger size, higher income and having a female leader) are more likely to invest in an eco-certification scheme.

  • 30.
    Mauerhofer, Volker
    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
    Legal aspects of sustainable development: Horizontal and sectorial policy issues2015Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book addresses legal aspects of sustainable development and offers the latest thinking on a wide range of current themes. By taking a cross-cutting approach, it adds considerably to the exploration of this emerging scientific field. Twenty-nine original contributions present innovative thoughts and replicable ideas from this exciting, new area, which will be of value to practitioners and researchers alike. These contributions are allocated into a horizontal and sectorial part. The section covering horizontal policies has five sub-parts: 1) general aspects; 2) human and intellectual property rights; 3) communication and social enterprise governance; 4) public participation and 5) assessment tools. The second part on sectorial policies also has five sub-parts: 1) forest and water management; 2) renewable energy; 3) cities, waste and material management; 4) biodiversity, nature conservation, oceans and spatial planning and 5) agriculture and rural policy. It offers a multifaceted discussion of sustainable development and law by authors from five continents and from both the public and the private sectors. This selection guarantees a broad view that presents the more theoretical arguments from the academic as well as the practical perspective. Furthermore, the authorship includes senior, highly experienced academics and practitioners as well as those at the start of their career. This ensures thoughtful expansions of established theories as well as the emergence of innovative ideas. Moreover, the ten sub-parts bring together likeminded thoughts, resulting in an exchange of different viewpoints on a similar theme. This allows the readers to concentrate on individual chapters, while at the same time discovering a variety of thoughts and ideas. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.

  • 31.
    Niit, Josefin
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Åström, Kristina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Förhörsledares uppfattningar av sitt arbete med hedersrelaterat våld2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det existerar olika perspektiv och definitioner gällande hedersrelaterat våld och två vanliga perspektiv är kulturperspektivet och könsmaktsperspektivet. Olika synsätt på hedersrelaterat våld kan leda till svårigheter för polisen vid utredning, stöd till brottsoffer samt vid senare åtal. Tidigare forskning angående förhörsledares uppfattningar om hedersrelaterat våld och svårigheter i arbetet med våldet är begränsad. Syftet med föreliggande studie var således att klargöra de uppfattningar förhörsledare innehar beträffande arbetet med hedersrelaterat våld. En fenomenografisk ansats tillämpades och data samlades in via individuella intervjuer med nio förhörsledare. Analysen av data genererade sex kategorier; heder och patriarkatet, hedersrelaterade våldets karaktär, orsaker till hedersrelaterat våld, svårigheter i arbetet med hedersrelaterat våld, svårigheter i arbetet med brottsoffer utsatta för hedersrelaterat våld samt utveckling i arbetet gällande hedersrelaterat våld. Våldet uppfattades orsakas av icke-svenska kulturer och traditioner, vilket ansågs kunna generera svårigheter i utredningsarbetet då kunskap om dessa kulturer upplevdes som bristande. Ytterligare svårigheter var användandet av tolk, förhör med vittnen som är släkt med brottsoffer eller misstänkt samt brist på återkoppling vid hedersrelaterade ärenden. Förhörsledares uppfattningar beträffande hedersrelaterat våld kan liknas vid kulturperspektivets synsätt på våldet. Då dessa uppfattningar återfanns oberoende av kön, erfarenhet eller utbildning kan kulturperspektivet uppfattas vara förhörsledares generella syn på hedersrelaterat våld inom polismyndigheten. För att utveckla arbetet med hedersrelaterat våld bör en enhetlig definition av våldet accepteras och spridas inom alla polismyndigheter. Svårigheter som framkom i föreliggande studie bör uppmärksammas inom polismyndigheten och klargöras ytterligare för att undvika brister vid arbetet med hedersrelaterat våld.

  • 32.
    Nordvall, Anders
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Organizing Periodic Events: A Case Study of a Failed Christmas Market2016In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 442-460Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Periodic events are under constant threat of failure yet research onevent failure is limited – even if often highlighted as a researchpriority. The destination management organization in themountain resort of Åre sought to establish a new ChristmasMarket to increase the number of visitors in the winter pre-seasonbut the event was not a success and the destination failed in itsambition to establish a periodic event. The Market was studiedduring its first three years using action research, interviews anddirect observation and provided insights into the organization ofperiodic events. In order to understand the failure of the Market,empirical data were analyzed using concepts related to twodiscrete organizational types: permanent and temporary. Theresults show that the failure in Åre cannot be explained throughthe use of a single conceptual model, but can be understoodwhen both models are utilized. The conclusion is that periodicevents can be understood as phenomena that are characterizedby permanent as well as temporary organization.

  • 33.
    Nordvall, Anders
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Heldt, Tobias
    Dalarna University.
    Understanding hallmark event failure: A case study of a Swedish music festival2017In: International Journal of Event and Festival Management, ISSN 1785-2954, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 172-185Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose - Hallmark events can be very beneficial for host communities, not least due to their potential in attracting tourists. The Peace & Love music festival was the hallmark event of the Swedish city Borlänge. In 2013, the event organization declared bankruptcy and canceled the forthcoming festival. The purpose of this study is to identify and discuss the factors that caused the failure of the 2013 Peace & Love festival.

    Design/methodology/approach - The case of the Peace & Love festival is analyzed using three data sources: interviews with former members of the event organization; secondary data describing the Swedish festival industry; and festival visitors’ perspectives represented by comments on social media. An organizational ecology perspective frames the analysis.

    Findings - The results of the study reveal that the failure of the event can be understood by a combination of three components: an organization in a vulnerable position, a strong new competitor entering the Swedish festival market, and uncertain visitors searching for the new place to be.

    Originality/value - Very few studies have researched event failure, although the subject is a recommended priority within the field of festival studies. This study presents a thorough examination of a hallmark event failure, which contributes to this area of knowledge and provides relevant information for organizations and host cities

  • 34.
    Nordvall, Anders
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Pettersson, Robert
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography.
    Svensson, Bo
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Brown, Steve
    Department of Tourism, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia .
    Designing events for social interaction2014In: Event Management, ISSN 1525-9951, E-ISSN 1943-4308, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 127-140Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Socialization motivates people to visit events and social interactions between event visitors influence their experience of the event. Consumer-to-consumer interactions in service settings and leisure activities have received increased attention in research; however, very few studies have focused on and analyzed the impact of other visitors on an individual’s event experience. The purpose of this study is to explore how interaction between event visitors influences the individual’s total event experience and how events can be designed in respect to such social interactions. The conclusions are based on a literature review and empirical data collected at a Swedish music festival. The research found that social interactions between event visitors are an important part of the event experience and the level of satisfaction for the individual attending an event. Social interactions consist of three main types: known-group socialization; external socialization; audience socialization. Every part of the event (theme and program, setting, consumables, service) can be designed to facilitate positive experiences and to constrain negative experiences related to such interactions.

  • 35.
    Palo, R. Thomas
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics.
    Meriteringssystem som utarmar vetenskaplig mångfald2009In: Tentakel, no 5Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 36.
    Skoog Waller, Sara
    et al.
    Högskolan i Gävle.
    Wikman, Sofia
    Högskolan i Gävle.
    Langeborg, Linda
    Högskolan i Gävle.
    Measuring gender differences in exposure to domestic abuse –: taking account of coercive control, impact of violence and patterns over time2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The controversy over gender differences in exposure to domestic violence (DV) seems to be a never-ending story. Researchers on one side of the debate argue that men and women are equally victimized (gender symmetry), while researches on the other side of the debate argue that women are victimized to larger extent, and with greater severity (gender asymmetry). Evidence for gender symmetry is based mainly on quantitative data from a plentitude of surveys measuring gender differences in perpetration and exposure to intimate partner violence. The asymmetry perspective, on the other hand, emphasizes investigation of contextual factors (e.g. the impact and meaning of violence) but have been based on studies that to a lesser extent include both men and women. Hence, there are conceptual and methodological differences between studies that find gender symmetry and those that propose gender asymmetry. We will present a survey performed to measure the prevalence of exposure to DV among men and women in the municipality of Gävle, Sweden. The presentation will highlight the significance of coercive control, temporal aspects, and impact of violence in measurement and understanding of gender differences in exposure to DV. Results from the survey suggest that women had been more exposed than men to all types of violence measured (psychological, sexual, physical, economical-material, latent violence and negligence), that female exposure were more often repeated, and lead to more severe consequences than did male exposure to DV. We also found that having children with the perpetrator, which was more common among women, was a stronger predictor of negative consequences than any single type of violence. We will also present results concerning children of DV victims and experiences of help seeking and reporting violence.

  • 37.
    Skott, Sara
    University of Edinburgh.
    Homicide in Scotland: The need for a deeper understanding2015In: Scottish Justice Matters, ISSN 2052-7950, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 36-37Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 38.
    Skott, Sara
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Sexual Homicide Targeting Children: Exploring Offender, Victim, and Modus Operandi Factors2019In: International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, ISSN 0306-624X, E-ISSN 1552-6933, Vol. 63, no 9, p. 1663-1680Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sexual child homicides are rare, even among sexual homicides, and no previous study has compared sexual child homicide with nonsexual child homicides. To address this gap in research, this study aims to compare sexual child homicide offenders (n = 8) with two comparison groups: sexual adult homicide offenders (n = 89) and nonsexual child homicide offenders (n = 176) regarding victim, offender, and modus operandi factors. Using bivariate analysis, the results show that although sexual child homicide offenders appear more similar to other sexual homicide offenders than to homicide offenders, sexual offenders targeting children differ from both groups on certain variables. Sexual child homicide offenders more often used strangulation as a method of killing, had intoxicated victims, used multiple locations, and destroyed evidence after the murder. The study concludes that sexual homicide offenders targeting children should be considered distinct from other offenders and that the salient characteristics linked to sadism and instrumentality should be further examined.

  • 39.
    Skott, Sara
    et al.
    University of Edinburgh.
    Beauregard, Eric
    Simon Fraser University, Canada.
    Darjee, Raj
    University of Edinburgh.
    Sexual Homicide in Scotland2017Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Skott, Sara
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    McVie, Susan
    University of Edinburgh.
    Reduction in homicide and violence in Scotland is largely explained by fewer gangs and less knife crime2019Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 41.
    Sparf, Jörgen
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Kunskap och övningar för resiliens2016In: Katastrofriskreducering: Perspektiv, praktik, potential / [ed] Susann Baez Ullberg, Per Becker, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, 1, p. 385-412Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Olika krisövningar har blivit en allt vanligare katastrofriskreducerande metod, både i Sverige och internationellt sett. Målet är att aktörerna ska öva förmågan att minska konsekvenserna av en katastrof, att leda sin egen verksamhet vid en kris och att samverka med andra aktörer. Att stimulera kunskap och övning kan därför sägas vara en del i att stärka samhällets resiliens. I det här kapitlet problematiseras detta antagande genom att undersöka vilka slags kunskaper som behöver skapas och överföras i strävan mot ett katastrofresilient samhälle, och huruvida krisövningar är en lämplig form för detta. Man kan exempelvis ställa sig frågan om övningarna förbättrar organisationers resiliens när de iscensätter verklighetsnära, och således förutsägbara, händelser? Detta mot bakgrund att många av de katastrofscenarier som inträffat på riktigt under 2000-talet har framstått som fullständigt osannolika – vilket kanske visar att vi inte kan öva oss till att bli mer resilienta?

  • 42.
    Sparf, Jörgen
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Amaratunga, Dilanthi
    Faber, Michael
    Haigh, Richard
    Indirli, Maurizio
    Kaklauskas,, Arturas
    Lill, Irene
    Perdikou, Skevi
    Rochas, Claudio
    Perera, Srinath
    Thayaparan, Menaha
    Velazquez, Jerry
    Disaster Resilience Education and Research. Roadmap for Europe 20302015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A disaster resilience education and research roadmap for Europe 2030 has been launched. This roadmap represents an important output of the ANDROID disaster resilience network, bringing together existing literature in the field, as well as the results of various analysis and study projects undertaken by project partners.The roadmap sets out five key challenges and opportunities in moving from 2015 to 2030 and aimed at addressing the challenges of the recently announced Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

    This roadmap was developed as part of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, led by Professor Richard Haigh of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre (www.hud.ac.uk/gdrc ) at the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield, UK. The ANDROID consortium of applied, human, social and natural scientists, supported by international organisations and a stakeholder board, worked together to map the field in disaster resilience education, pool their results and findings, develop interdisciplinary explanations, develop capacity, move forward innovative education agendas, discuss methods, and inform policy development. Further information on ANDROID Disaster Resilience network is available at: http://www.disaster-resilience.net

  • 43.
    Sparf, Jörgen
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Petridou, Evangelia
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Skog, Frida
    Kolmodin, Sophie
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Ljungdahl, Jens
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Experimental Design in Teaching Crisis and Emergency Management in Social Sciences: The Case of the RCR Lab at Mid Sweden University2019In: International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, ISSN 0280-7270, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 92-100Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This short paper is a case study of the RCR Lab located at the campus of Mid Sweden

    University in Northern Sweden. We argue that experimental design thinking in research

    and higher education in the fields of crisis and emergency management in social studies

    can ameliorate the post hoc methodological problem and shed light in the decision

    processes and information flow among first responders as well as public officials of various

    levels. The RCR Lab may be used as an enhanced, realistic space for the enrichment of

    role-playing and simulations, to activate students, as well as a sophisticated tool for the

    collection not only of quantitative, but also of qualitative data. The audience for this paper

    may be institutions of higher education that have a lab on campus and are looking for new

    ways of utilizing it, as well as educators in general who are looking for new ways to

    integrate experimental thinking in their classes.

  • 44.
    Stenback, Eva
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
    Bergström, Stina
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
    Robust change: En modell för processutveckling med fokus på kundvärde, robusthet och förändringsvänlighet2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of present study was to create greater understanding and knowledge of how an

    organization, in practice, can achieve robust but at the same time change friendly processes,

    while maintaining or increasing customer value. The following research questions were

    answered: How can an organization, in practice, create a common understanding of their actual

    present situation in terms of robustness and change kindness in their processes? How can an

    organization, in practice, identify and prioritize areas for improvement that leads to robust but at

    the same time change friendly processes? The study design was a qualitative case study where a

    model was tested to examine the research questions. The model is built up on identified customer

    value, flow mapping extended with narrative networks, and a workshop with problem solving in

    groups. Results and conclusions showed how an organization in practice could work with the

    model RobustChange.

  • 45.
    Stener Thörnlund, Lena
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
    Ger systematiskt kvalitetsarbete bättre resultat i årskurs 9?: En studie av två skolor som fått kvalitetsutmärkelsen Bättre Skola2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 46.
    Sturup, Joakim
    et al.
    Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm; Karolinska institutet, Solna; Stockholm Region, Police Authority, Stockholm.
    Rostami, Amir
    Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm; Stockholm University; Gävle University.
    Mondani, Hernan
    Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm; Stockholm University.
    Gerell, Manne
    Malmö University.
    Sarnecki, Jerzy
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Stockholm University; Gävle University.
    Edling, Christofer
    Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm; Lund University.
    Increased Gun Violence Among Young Males in Sweden: a Descriptive National Survey and International Comparison2019In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, ISSN 0928-1371, E-ISSN 1572-9869, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 365-378Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This population-based time-trend study examines gun violence rates among males in Sweden during the years 1996 to 2015 and compares the rate in Sweden to other Western European countries. Data were collected from six registries and are presented descriptively per 100,000 inhabitants. The risks among males in Sweden increased considerably in both lethal and non-lethal gun victimization and perpetration. Among males aged 15 to 29 there was a five-fold increase in risk for victimization in lethal and non-lethal gun violence during the 20-year observation period. In a comparative perspective the rate of gun homicide victimization among males 15 to 29 years was higher in Sweden compared to other Western European countries, while the risk for males over age 30 was at an average level. Based on the results of this study we conclude that gun violence among young males in Sweden has been on the rise and is at a high level compared to other Western European countries. The development of gun violence in Sweden can be characterized as endemic, prevalent in both population and socially vulnerable areas. 

  • 47.
    Svennerlind, Christer
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Tillräknelighet i svensk och annan straffrätt2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Svensson, Bo
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Bodén, Bosse
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Fuchs, Matthias
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Turismens betydelse: Litteraturöversikt över forskning kring destinationsutveckling2012Report (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Tiitinen Mekhail, Kirsi
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
    Chil Nutrition Communication for Small Children in Egypt: Described by Mothers with Higher Educational Background2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    Right child nutrition communication to the mothers of small children is fundamental. Optimal infant and young child feeding practices rank among the most effective interventions to improve child health.  How well health information is received, is affected by the characteristics of the receiver such as culture, language, personality etc. Communication of child nutrition over cultural boarders can be improved by understanding communication processes in different societies. Communication inputs from McGuire’s model; source, channel and destination were used to describe communication process in this study, which was carried out in Egypt, where the nutrition situation is characterized by different challenges.

     

    The purpose of this interview study was to find out how highly educated mothers of small children, living in cities in Egypt experience child nutrition communication in their society. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were used as the method for interviewing 7 mothers with children from 6 months to 4 years. Strategic sampling and snowball sampling were used for finding suitable participants. Interviews were analyzed by content analysis.

     

    Result: Mass media in the form of Internet, TV, books and Child nutrition hotline and interpersonal communication such as pediatricians, social networks and elder generation were nutrition information sources for Egyptian mothers. Pediatricians and Internet were widely described sources as well as the elder generation. Challenges, related to different sources such as trust were mentioned, available information contained discrepancies.

     

    This study gives specific knowledge of how child nutrition is communicated, used and received by Egyptian mothers. Challenges are identified both in interpersonal and mass media communication. These results can improve the nutrition communication/health communication for the study group or similar target groups via different sources and channels. The result of study is increasing the understanding of complexity in health communication. More culture specific studies and understanding of the target groups is needed in order to gain deeper understanding for other cultural contexts.

  • 50.
    Wall Reinius, Sandra
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Laven, Daniel
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    Fredman, Peter
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences.
    New Challenges for Managing Sustainable Tourism in a Landscape Context: An Exploratory study from a landscape perspective in Sweden2012In: The 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreation and Protected Areas: Outdoor recreation in change - current knowledge and future challenges / [ed] Peter Fredman, Marie Stenseke, Hanna Liljendahl, Anders Mossing, Daniel Laven, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
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