Essays about: "Grassroots Governance"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 essays containing the words Grassroots Governance.

  1. 1. Infrastructure Projects and Climate Change Adaption in the Era of Grassroots Movement Resurgence : Suggestions fro Transformational Actions

    University essay from KTH/Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö

    Author : Valentine Gabrielle Huet; [2020]
    Keywords : climate change adaptation; transformation; paradigm shift; environmental justice; Hawai’i; indigeneity; urban political ecology.;

    Abstract : In an ever-moving world, urban governance and infrastructure have to adapt to climate change. In the meantime, people's concerns and engagement towards urban projects which will affect their lives are growing. The climate change adaptation process is inevitable to implement, considering the multiplicity of climate change threats. READ MORE

  2. 2. Putting people back into the economy: Urban restructuring and emerging alternatives in time of crisis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Madeleine Wahlund; [2019]
    Keywords : Social and solidarity economy; social innovation; social entrepreneurship; Barcelona; urban governance; social justice; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In many cities around the world, the financial crisis 2007 served as an opportunity both for grassroots movements and governments to rethink existing models of urban development. Some authors have pointed out that the crisis served to elevate discourses for progressive post-neoliberal urban transformations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Disrupting carbon lock-in: How a target-based sustainability program for businesses can support the politics of decarbonization in Ottawa, Canada

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Robin Goldstein; [2019]
    Keywords : carbon lock-in; decarbonization; climate governance experiment; politics; business; green economy; Ottawa; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Human-induced climate change has emerged as one of the greatest sustainability challenges of our time, with significant risks for human health, livelihoods and security. However, technological solutions to phase out the use of fossil fuels in industrialized countries are politically contested. READ MORE

  4. 4. Nationalism and The Construction of Others in China : Exploring Social Media in the Shadow of the “Refugee Crisis”

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/REMESO - Institutet för forskning om migration, etnicitet och samhälle

    Author : Zhihe Bai; [2019]
    Keywords : Migration; Refugee Crisis; Social Media; China; Weibo; Nationalism;

    Abstract : This research examines discourses on the social media site Weibo around the group of international asylum seekers during an online campaign launched by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to raise awareness of asylum seekers in the People’s Republic of China on June 2017. Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media site with its users making up of around 50% of total Chinese internet users (Weibo, 2017). READ MORE

  5. 5. Grassroots Governance in Urban China: Transition, Power Operation, and Findings from Beijing

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Centrum för öst- och sydöstasienstudier

    Author : Ruoxi Liu; [2019]
    Keywords : China; Power; Shequ; Grassroots Governance; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis reveals the process of the elimination of the danwei system and the establishment of the shequ system. How power operates in grassroots urban governance is asked in this thesis. By adopting a framework of power theory and data from the two-period fieldwork, this thesis has two findings. READ MORE