Essays about: "Local Agency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 191 essays containing the words Local Agency.

  1. 1. Understanding implementation gaps in honour-related violence & oppression policy : A case study exploring the promises and pitfalls faced by teachers when implementing policy in a Swedish school environment  

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Julia Thalin; [2021]
    Keywords : Micro-level policy implementation; Street-level bureaucrats; Policy implementation gaps; Honour-related violence and oppression;

    Abstract : Honour-related violence and oppression has been politically prioritised in Sweden during the past two decades. National policies have been formulated, laws adopted, and the school has been identified as a crucial actor for preventing this type of violence at the local level. READ MORE

  2. 2. Urban infrastructure inundation risk from permanent sea-level rise scenarios in London (UK), Bangkok (Thailand) and Mumbai (India): A comparative analysis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Shawn Pace; [2021]
    Keywords : Geography; GIS; Climate Change; Sea-Level Rise; Urban Infrastructure; DEM; London; Mumbai; Bangkok; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Due to anthropogenically created climate change, global cities are facing inundation by rising sea levels. This study aimed to fill knowledge gaps in understanding the exposure of urban infrastructure such as roads, railways, buildings and parks to sea-level rise (SLR) scenarios, and how this would affect local populations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Refugeehood in Uganda’s rapidly urbanizing cities: An investigation of the South Sudanese refugees’ use of assets and community self-reliance to overcome humanitarian protection challenges in Arua city, Northern Uganda

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi

    Author : Vittorio Capici; [2021]
    Keywords : Urban forced displacement; secondary cities; Northern Uganda; self-settled refugees; collective livelihoods; community assets; refugee-led organisations; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : In contrast with most studies analyzing urban forced displacement in Uganda, this study moves beyond the capital Kampala to explore urban refugeehood issues in one of the country’s secondary cities. The case study investigates how a community of self-settled South Sudanese refugees living in the northern Ugandan city of Arua copes with the challenges of self-settlement, self-reliance and recognition. READ MORE

  4. 4. Connecting to nature in pre-school : a study of place experiences in a low-social economic area related to children´s development

    University essay from SLU/Department of People and Society

    Author : Amanda Guimarães Gabriel; [2021]
    Keywords : childhood place relations; sense of place in childhood; sense of place in childhood; children s development; outdoor place relations; nature and children s development; learning; low-social economic environments; vulnerable environments; narrative map;

    Abstract : Outdoor environments and nature could positively support pre-school children living in lowsocial economic urban environments. By valuing the role of lived experiences, this research explores how outdoor places and nature could support and counteract the widespread inequities that affect these children. READ MORE

  5. 5. Strengthening Women’s Decision-Making Power: Examining Local Participation in Forest and Pasture Users’ Associations in Albania

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; Lunds universitet/LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management

    Author : Victoria Johansson; [2021]
    Keywords : Women’s Empowerment; Community Based Forestry; Participation; Decision-Making; Agency; Albania; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Efforts to empower Albanian women and strengthen their participation in decision-making in local Forest and Pasture Users’ Associations (FPUAs) have been undertaken by the Environmental Services Project, including implementing the Gender Action Plan. The phenomenon of women’s agency and participation in decision-making in this local setting is examined in this study by answering the following: (I) Who currently holds the majority of decision-making power in FPUAs and why? (II) What factors determine women’s participation and decision-making power in FPUAs? (III) How can women’s participation in and influence on decision-making in FPUAs be enhanced? The data was collected through semi-structured interviews with project implementers and an online survey with FPUA members. READ MORE