Essays about: "modernization theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 55 essays containing the words modernization theory.

  1. 1. Women’s representation in Brazilian local politics : Why do some regions elect more women than others?

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Latinamerikainstitutet

    Author : Erland Kjellén; [2019]
    Keywords : Women’s political representation; Brazil; Development; Local elections; Gender;

    Abstract : Women’s political representation is often investigated through cross-national comparisons. Such studies generally focus on women’s political representation at the national level, assuming that countries are homogenous units. However, structural and cultural differences are many times just as large within countries as they are between them. READ MORE

  2. 2. Desire, cows and resilience : Investigating motivations to steward a bio-cultural refuge in Northern Sweden

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Mira Gartz; [2018]
    Keywords : rural; resilience; entrepreneurship; Lacan; motivation; native cattle; sustainability; sustainable development; food security;

    Abstract : In Sweden, centuries of agricultural modernization have marginalized locally adapted food cultures and food production systems. Yet in some places these practices and cultures survive, even in areas that lack conducive circumstances for agricultural production. These places are called bio-cultural refugia. READ MORE

  3. 3. Democratic Transition in the Middle East and North Africa : A Case Study of Tunisia

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Mary Zaia; [2017]
    Keywords : Arab Spring; Tunisia; Democratization; Middle East and North Africa;

    Abstract : This essay consists of a case study of Tunisian democratization process which came along the events of the Arab spring in 2010-11. The aim of the research is to understand why Tunisia took a distinctive path during the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa in 2010-11. READ MORE

  4. 4. Farewell welfare : local manifestations of the welfare society in two rural Swedish towns

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Sofia Carlfjord; [2017]
    Keywords : place; welfare society; community; modernity; local action space; small town;

    Abstract : In this master's thesis, I investigate the local manifestations of the welfare state through a case study of two Swedish small rural towns. Using local stories and narratives collected through in-depth interviews and observations, I follow the development of the towns from the 30's until today. READ MORE

  5. 5. Concept, Space, Home: A Conceptual History of Social Space, Functionalist Homes, and the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för idé- och lärdomshistoria

    Author : Niklas Rönnerfalk; [2017]
    Keywords : Concepts; Home; Space; Conceptual History; Spatial Turn; Koselleck; Lefebvre; Semantics; Dialectics; Phenomenology; Public Private-Relations; Modernity; Modernization; Modern; the Social; Functionalism; Architecture; Stockholm Exhibition of 1930; Sattelzeit; Onomaseology; Socio-Spatiality; Social Space; the People´s Home; Acceptera; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : The field of Conceptual History is often criticized for considering only a small slice of the historical vocabulary it intends to historicize. What about the discourse of the silenced, working at home, robbed of a pen? Concepts are indicative of many contexts of meaning: in this thesis, therefore, propelled by the foregoing question and statement, it is argued that the main protagonist of German, conceptual history, i. READ MORE