Essays about: "economic interests"

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  1. 1. Sustained Asymmetries: Norrland and sustainable development as envisioned by the ecological modernization and environmental justice discourses

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Lisa Diehl; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; media representations; Norrland; periphery; discourse analysis;

    Abstract : The gap between rural and urban is widening in ways that reward urban lifestyles and undermine the interests of rural communities. The asymmetrical power relation between rural and urban is relevant in a Swedish context where Norrland, Sweden's northernmost region, is experiencing outmigration and cutbacks in welfare services all the while urban centers in southern Sweden attract innovation, economic capital and an inflow of young, educated people. READ MORE

  2. 2. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing? In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  3. 3. AN ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER WITHOUT AUTHORITY? : An in-depth case study of the European efforts to counter the American-initiated embargo on Iran following the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Knut Laurits Karlsen Wollum; [2019]
    Keywords : global political economy; Iran nuclear deal; USA; EU; relative power; trade power; power in trade; power through trade;

    Abstract : It has been written extensively on the EU’s evolving role in the global economy. A mere numeric analysis tells the story about the world’s greatest economic actor that continuously grows in both scope and magnitude. However, due to an increased politicisation of global economic interactions, the matter is not that simple. READ MORE

  4. 4. South-South Cooperation : A case study of Ethiopia’s political and economic relations with China and Turkey

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Tilda Verdonk; [2018]
    Keywords : Ethiopia; China; Turkey; South-South cooperation; Global Political Economy; Dependency Theory; International Relations.;

    Abstract : As the world system and the global political economy is under constant transformation, there is an increasing need for further research. Shifting from a North-South polarity towards a South-South-East relationship, the situation on the African continent is gaining more and more attention. READ MORE

  5. 5. UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Sweden: Ideal concept for development or inefficient decorative label?

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Kulturgeografi

    Author : Annette Maria Krause; [2018]
    Keywords : UNESCO Biosphere Reserves; protected areas; socio-economic development; tourism; sustainable development; panel data;

    Abstract : UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve model reflects a shift from segregating towards more integrating area protection. This is attempted to be achieved through combining environmental protection with sustainable development, acknowledging hereby also human interests. READ MORE