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  • 1.
    Annehed, Christoph
    University College Stockholm. Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Hur ord manar till handling: Ett organisationskulturellt perspektiv på Matteus grupp, liknelsetal och liknelser om himmelriket.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this Master’s thesis is to understand how theories of organizational culture canenrich our understanding of Matthew’s group, his parable speech and the parables of thekingdom of heaven. I argue that Matthew edited and constructed the parable speech to fit hisintentions so that he could call for righteous behavior from the members of his group. I thenargue that the parable speech can be viewed as a regulatory document that addresses externalproblems of adaption and internal problems of integration that Matthew’s group had to face.I also argue that the parables of the kingdom of heaven are related to externaland internal problems and that the parables can be understood as artifacts that express thepreferred behavior applied by the leaders of Matthew’s group.My conclusion is that the theories of organizational culture give us a betterunderstanding of the complex situation of Matthew’s group and that the parable speech isrelated to these issues and addresses the group. It can therefore be considered a regulatorydocument. The parables of the kingdom of heaven can be understood as stories that call forrighteous behavior and persuade the Jewish people to join Matthew’s group through followingthe law according to view held by Matthew’s group.

  • 2.
    Astudillo, Jacob
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Unitas Spiritualis: An Analysis of Thomas Aquinas’ Participatory Biblical Exegesis of Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 3.
    Botros, Claudia Cleopatra
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Korruption i Afrika: En studie om anti-korruptionsarbete och utvecklingsbistånd2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Korruption är ett allvarligt problem som har många negativa effekter på samhällets olika sektorer, därför måste korruption i all dess form bekämpas. De länder som är mest drabbade av korruption är Somalia och Sydsudan. Korruptionen i bland annat dessa länder samt ett flertal andra länder i Afrika har lett till långvariga problem, inte minst för personer som redan har en relativt låg levnadsstandard. Trots anti-korruptionsarbeten och utvecklingsbistånd, existerar korruption fortfarande och dess konsekvenser tenderar att förvärras. Denna undersökning diskuterar faktorer som ligger till grund för korruption och sätter dem i relation till anti-korruptionarbete och utvecklingsbistånd, för att söka svar på varför korruption inte bekämpas.  

  • 4.
    Carlsten, Thorbjörn
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Bortom skillnad: Läran om trikāya (”tre kroppar”) i māhāyāna-buddhismen  som modell för en transcenderande religionsteologi för  dual buddhist-kristen religionsidentitet2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is a try to present the Trikāya doctrine in Māhāyāna Buddhism as a model for a transcending theology that can help those who are living with a “dual Buddhist-Christian religious identity” to overcome conflicts between Buddhism and Christianity. By the Trikāya doctrine we can reach a deeper understanding of the mystical awakening to “Buddha beyond Buddha” (or “God beyond God” as some of the mystics tried to explain); i.e. the transpersonal Dharma and the transpersonal Logos beyond the limited individuals of Gautama and Jesus who both fully realized God as spiritual qualities in body, speech, actions and mind. The point is that we do not need to choose between the Buddha or Christ; instead we can look at them both as living examples of the realization of what Paul Tillich called the “Ultimate Concern” and “Being”.  And probably we can use this model for most religions. 

  • 5.
    Dahl, Johanna
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Vilka bilder får man egentligen dela på sociala media?: - Om sociala media, delande av bilder och personlig integritet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis was to determine current legal status as to whether it is allowed to share or upload images on social media without asking for permission. The thesis has examined whether an image shared on social media can be a personal data, legally speaking. The legislation about this subject is spread in different laws, which make it difficult to determine what is allowed to do and not. Furthermore, a survey on Facebook investigated the extent to which people share photos on Facebook without asking the people in the photo. The result showed that a lot of people shares pictures without asking permission if they know the person in the photo. If the participants did not know the person, they did not share the photo to the same extent. The participant also answered the question how well they thought they knew about the legislation regarding personal data, surveillance and crime. Half of the participant estimated that they knew about the legislation.    

  • 6.
    Daytabar, Nasiba
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Mänskliga rättigheter i det afghanska familjelivet i Sverige.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie handlar om afghanska familjelivet i Sverige och ska visa vilken bild afghaner visar i det nya samhället gällande mänskliga rättigheter. Det utförs genom att afghaner i Sverige får svara på frågor gällande hur kvinnor och män ser på sina roller i familjen i nya samhället, samt hur de ser på barnets uppfostran. Metoden som uppsatsen är baserad på är en kvalitativ forskning och Georgs Simmels teori om främling har tillämpats i studien. Denna studie är bestående av tio semistrukturerade intervjuer med afghaner som bor i Stockholm. Av intervjuerna framgår att afghaner har olika uppfattning om familjelivet i Sverige och beroende på personer har de antingen blivit integrerade eller inte i det nya samhället. I studien framkommer att intervjupersoner har samma mönster som de har från hemlandet som det leder till kulturkrock i nya samhället. Det visar att afghaner bor ett kollektivt samhälle fast de bor i ett individualistiskt land, det finns skillnader värderingar och enligt Simmels teori kan man säga att är afghaner fysiskt i Sverige och psykiskt i hemlandet.

  • 7.
    Dedic, Arnele
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Erbjuder Norrköpings kommun full delaktighet i samhället på lika villkor?: -En kandidatuppsats om fysisk tillgänglighet gällande personer med funktionsnedsättning i Norrköpings kommun2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to highlight the various accessibilities for people with disabilities in the relatively large municipality named Norrköping, Sweden. I’ve chosen to focus on how a group of people comprehend the accessibilities for people with disabilities in this municipality. The framing question that I’ve issued is; How is the physical accessibility for disabled individuals secured in Norrköping and how is the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities complied? To answer this, I’ll use the following two methods; literature studies and interviews/field surveys. In the first, I highlight relevant literature and in the second I investigate what views the municipality, along with 20 randomly selected women and 20 randomly selected men, have on the accessibilities for individuals with disabilities in Norrköping. The results of this study is based on the interviews of 20 men and 20 women in different ages. The interviews were made through surveys that were answered outside of the Campus in Norrköping. These results of the survey answers are presented in bar graphs. I chose to categorize men and women aged 18-30years and +31 to see what different competence levels there are on the physical accessibilities in Norrköping. Based on the survey I could see that, despite the age, the majority thought that there are gaps where the physical accessibilities in Norrköping is of shortage. My study shows that Norrköping has come a long way with the physical accessibilities, but not enough to state that people with disabilities have a full participation in the society.

  • 8.
    Eberstein, Hanna
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Var går gränsen?: En politisk filosofisk argumentationsanalys om gränser, människor och mänskliga rättigheter2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    What are borders? Walls, fences, barbed wires, sovereignty markers, nationalities, symbols, cultures, religions, skin colours, prejudices… Where are borders? In reality, in jurisdiction, in our minds, on maps, in citizenship, inside our bodies, in our gaze… What do borders do? Define, separate, exclude, include, discriminate, hurt, rape, reduce…

    The concept of borders is complex and it represents paradoxes such as visible - invisible, reinforcing - weakening, inclusion - exclusion and legal - illegal. In this essay borders are treated from a political philosophical perspective with arguments drawn mainly from the theorists Étienne Balibar, Wendy Brown and Shahram Khosravi. The case is analysed and illustrated by empirical data from mass media reporting. Borders, both visible and invisible, contain a powerful symbolism and affect us as individuals, groups and society. Discussing borders makes weaknesses of the human rights system visible. Borders might affect people's ability to gain access to universal human rights. Where and why do we mark borders and who gets be in or out?

  • 9.
    Edlundh, Molly
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    HBTQI-personer och asylprocessen: En queerteoretisk granskning av Migrationsverkets ställningstaganden gällande bedömningen av HBTQI-personers rätt till asyl2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to do a qualitative content analysis, with queer theory as a starting point, of the Swedish Migration Agency’s judicial stance regarding the procedure of assessing reliability and credibility as well as judicial stance regarding the investigation and examination of the forthcoming risk of persons claiming protection due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expressions. To conduct this analysis one research question were formulated: How can one from a theoretical perspective analyze the Swedish Migration Agency's method of assessing whether a person is likely to belong to the LGBTQI group? The study’s theoretical theorems are cumulated from Fanny Ambjörnsson’s book ”What is queer?” and six categories and themes were chosen to use as tools during the content analysis of the selected judicial stances. These six categories and themes are; the value of the language, the desire or the habit of classifying people, normalization, heteronormativity, silence and visibility as well as stereotyping. The study showed that comprise criticism can be directed towards the Swedish Migration Agency's method of assessing whether a person is likely to belong to the LGBTQI group and towards the procedure of assessing a asylum seekers reliability and credibility.

  • 10.
    Fakhro, Nadin Faisal
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Ett mångdimensionellt maktperspektiv av unga mäns maskulinitet inom en hederskultur2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is about masculinity and society with a focus on the consequences of masculinity in a culture of honour. The framing questions in this thesis are the following two; - What consequences does the masculine inheritance inherit in the culture of honour for boys and young men who grow up in socially vulnerable areas? - How are their feelings of confidence in the future affected and what ways they see as open in life and in society? I have chosen to use methods of group interviews with five guys and young men in a segregated area in Stockholm. During these interviews, I assumed Yvonne Hirdman's theories about the gender system. I chose to ask questions to express the boys' perception of how they perceive themselves and indirectly their views on honour, equality and sexuality. The interview results showed that young people experience stigmatisation, they lack a future trust and feel that they are excluded from the majority of society. I realised that it was not enough to explain the culture of honour as only a cultural phenomenon, it also lacked a multi- dimensional power perspective.

  • 11.
    Floberg, Maja
    Stockholm School of Theology.
    Syföreningens gåvopraktiker: - en exempelstudie av två syföreningar i Betlehemskyrkans Missionsförsamling Göteborg2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 12.
    Garphult, Lina
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Laget Sverige: En etnografisk studie av de människor som nekats sjukersättning av Försäkringskassan2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study aims to analyze claimants encounter with Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) drawing on theories of power. It investigates how this contact has affected the claimants’ view of themselves as contributing citizens. The study has mainly focused on the experiences of assessments for sickness benefit claims as well as the interaction with case officers during the proceedings. The study found that the institutionalized power relations between the citizen and the agency were internalized by the informants. Specifically, it resulted in an altered sense of human worth and societal contribution. Informants described being distanced with regards to agency and society, and internalizing the perception of being a second class citizen. The study showed that the claimants’ experiences of the assessment proceedings led to feeling systematically marginalized by the state. The power influence the informants were subjected to by the agency, resulted in introverted as well as extroverted resistance and ultimately power reclaim. It is in part demonstrated through their participation in the study and their wish to bring the question to light.

  • 13.
    Granath, Felicia
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Yttrandefrihet kontra säkerhet: En kvalitativ studie av argumentationen kring nazisters närvaro i Almedalen 20172018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how the argumentation for the freedom of speech versus the right to safety was presented when these rights came in conflict with each other when a neo-Nazi organization was allowed to co-arrange Almedalen 2017. The material consists of press statements, debate articles and news articles where the arguments of four key agents connected to Almedalsveckan 2017 were collected. In order to fulfill the purpose of the study, the argumentation is analyzed by answering three research questions: How did each agent present their argument? How did the argumentation rely on current law? How did the agents rely on the others’ rights claim? The argumentation is analyzed qualitatively through a normative theory in order to investigate how the claims were made for each right. The agents that claim freedom of speech are Region Gotland and the police. The agents that claim the right to safety are RFSL and Funktionsrätt Sverige together with the JAG Association. The argumentation is categorized thematically for each agent and every category is analyzed separately. The results show that both sides used emotionally charged arguments or affective language and both sides may be considered as lacking in concretization regarding the meaning of their main arguments. Both sides clearly relied on current law by either mentioning laws explicitly or implicitly. All of the agents made some statement about the other key agent’s position or responsibility. Both sides can be considered as having valid right claims by referring to intrinsic values and current law. In the end, Region Gotland and the police have the right to determine who is allowed to co-arrange Almedalen and can therefor decide which claimed rights that is prioritized in the value hierarchy. Furthermore, the study shows that each conflict of rights needs to be valued individually as the circumstances, consequences and claims are crucial for the determination of the hierarchy. For future research, I recommend investigating how the public opinion considers allowing or limiting neo-Nazi’s freedom of opinions, as well as investigating how the Swedish praxis regarding the application and restriction of freedom of opinions for neo-Nazi organizations and parties is carried.

  • 14.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Biskop Lewi Pethrus: Biografi över ett ledarskap. Religion och mångfald i det svenska folkhemmet.2017 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Evangelicals, Practices, and the Univocity of Being: Avoiding the Pitfall of Gnosticism2014In: Between the State and the Eucharist: Swedish Theology in Conversation with William T. Cavanaugh / [ed] Joel Halldorf, Fredrik Wenell, Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2014, 1, p. 68-84Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The argument of this chapter is that the evangelical ideals of simplicity and spontaneity are rooted in a univocal understanding of being. If there is only one kind of being, which God and creation are imagined toshare, then God cannot be thought of as present in and through created matter but rather instead of it. Thus the tendency in the Free churches and Evangelicalism in general to perceive complex practices and materiality as competing with God’s presence, as well as to favor simplicity and spontaneity.But the reluctance towards practices has resulted in an inability to withstand the cultural pressures of modernity. As a consequence Evangelicalism has turned into a mirror image of secular modernity. Furthermore, skepticism towards the material and a preference for authenticity is theologically problematic since it is, as this chapter will demonstrate, akin to a Gnostic worldview.

  • 16.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Inte allena: Varför Luthers syn på nåden, Bibeln och tron inte räcker2017Book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Med Jesus i moderniteten: Etiska, andliga och apokalyptiska modernitetsvisioner i den svenska väckelsen2017In: En annan riktning framåt: Modernitetskritik i Sverige under det långa 1800-talet / [ed] Joel Halldorf & Andreas Hedberg, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2017, 1, p. 49-76Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Mångfalden byggde Sverige2017Book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Religion och våld: Om destruktiva generalisering och den konstruktiva komplexiteten2016In: Ickevåldets vägare: Fred i terrorns tid / [ed] Joel Halldorf, Bitte Hammargren, Isak Svensson, Sofia Walan, Örebro: Marcus förlag , 2016, 1, p. 103-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Storytellig and Evangelical Identities2017In: Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Biographies: Research, Results, and Readings / [ed] Anders Jarlert, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2017, 1, p. 128-139Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this chapter, I discuss autobiography in the Evangelical tradition, and how thisgenre can help us understand Evangelical identity. Conversion – the experience of“new birth”, or being born again – was the center of these stories. The emphasis on personalstorytelling (witnessing) united Evangelicals, but the way they told their storiesdivided them. As the movement grew more fragmented over the centuries, this patternbecomes more evident. Personal storytelling was part of what made this a modernmovement, but the way they told their stories set it apart as a distinct modernity.

  • 21.
    Halldorf, Joel
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Sök Babylons fred: Om kyrkans identitet och politiska engagemang2017 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Holmblad, Carolin
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology. Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Hur uppstår nya sociala rörelser?: En kvalitativ fallstudie av den nya formen av spontan organisering genom informella nätverk som blev tongivande under flyktingmottagandet 20152018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen undersöker den spontana organisering genom informella nätverk som blev ett betydande inslag i Sveriges flyktingmottagande 2015. Utifrån en fallstudie av volontärer som är aktiva i organisationerna undersöker studien vilka motiv som ligger till grund för deras val att engagera sig utanför redan befintliga organisationer. Det huvudsakliga syftet med undersökningen är att studera huruvida den spontana formen av organisering bör betraktas som en ny social rörelse. Uppsatsens teoretiska ramverk utgår från teorier om hur sociala rörelser uppstår samt vad som utmärker mindre formell form av organisering. Sammanlagt genomfördes sju stycken semistrukturerade intervjuer med volontärer från organisationer registrerade i Sverige och som startade under flyktingmottagandet 2015. Bland organisationerna finns de med fokus på mottagandet i Sverige samt de med primärt internationellt fokus. Resultatet visar att volontärernas engagemang i den nya formen av organisering till stor del kan betraktas som en ny social rörelse med hänvisning till uppsatsens teoretiska ramverk.  

  • 23.
    Johansson, Ulrika
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Maria från Magdala som uppståndelsevittne2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 24.
    Jonsson, Rebecca
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    "Det kollektiva ansvaret": En kvalitativ studie om statens förebyggande åtgärder mot mäns våld mot kvinnor i nära relationer.2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this research is to identify possible means to improve governmental measures to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrated by men towards women. Qualitative interviews with nine non-governmental women shelters are conducted, as well as with a specialist within the field, with the aim of responding to the research’s purpose. Furthermore, The Gender Equality Unit at The Ministry of Social Affairs respond to the findings of the interviews. The main findings of the essay identify a lack of stability and continuity relating to governmental preventive measures. The importance of education and a lack of equality are factors being brought up in particular, in regards to the study’s purpose. The findings also highlight a problematical connection between violent forms of pornography, sexual violence and inequality

  • 25.
    Karlsson, Andrea
    Stockholm School of Theology.
    Rättigheter för romer- en ram utan innehåll: En fallstudie om romers rättigheter i Kroatien2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is a descriptive longitudinal case study of the case of Croatia and its commitments toensure, through European agreements, the realization of Roma rights. The purpose of this paper wasto investigate whether Croatia can be regarded as fulfilling its European commitments regarding therealization of Roma human rights in areas relating to education, work, health and housing. Toachieve this purpose the following questions were answered: ”What rights do Roma have as anational minority in Croatia under European and national law? and ”What changes have occuredregarding Roma rights in Croatia since the ´National Inclusion Strategy for Roma 2013-2020´ wasadopted in 2013?”. The method used in this papper was the traditional legal method.The result of the analysis showed that Croatia, through adpoted and thus binding europeaninstruments, as well as national law, offers strong protection for national minorities, including Roma.However, the analysis also showed that Croatia does not fulfill its commitments under the europeanhuman rights law.

  • 26.
    Karlsson, Caroline
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Föräldraledighet: En tvärvetenskaplig jämförelse mellan Sverige och USA2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Countries around the world have different systems for parental leave. The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that do not offer any kind of paid parental leave, on a federal level, to its citizens. While some Americans have the right to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, Swedes have the right to 480 days of paid leave. Sweden and the United States are both countries that want to be in the forefront of human rights and according to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), states parties shall “introduce maternity leave with pay or with comparable social benefits without loss of former employment, seniority or social allowances”. The two countries have signed the convention, but only Sweden has ratified it. The political systems and the view of the state, the individual and the family are other distinctions between the countries. Further, the history in which the countries’ welfare has been built has taken different ways. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the differences in parental leave in Sweden and the United States. The jurisprudence, the political systems, the ratification of the CEDAW and the history of welfare will be examined to try to answer the question why these two industrialized countries have a big distinction in the right to paid parental leave.

  • 27.
    Karlsson, Martin
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Älska era fiender – på vilka grunder?: Exegetikens roll i John Howard Yoders, Walter Winks och Stanley Hauerwas tolkning av Matt 5:38-48.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats undersöker exegetikens roll i John Howard Yoders, Walter Winks och Stanley Hauerwas tolkning av Matt 5:38-48. Uppsatsens syfte nås genom att dels göra en exegetisk analys av Matt 5:38-48 i dess litterära och historiska kontext och att sedan studera utvald litteratur av de tre författarna och sedan jämföra deras material. Uppsatsen visar att alla tre författare menar att texten manar till en pacifistisk livshållning. Skillnaden mellan de tre ligger i att Hauerwas och Yoder väljer att förankra denna etik genom att läsa Matteusevangeliet som helhet medan Wink väljer att göra en ingående analys av vår aktuella text och istället söka efter textens ursprungliga historiska kontext. Genom att Yoder och Hauerwas väljer

  • 28.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Emotions in Biblical Law: A Cognitive Science Approach2011Book (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Issues of Impurity in Early Judaism2010Book (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesus and Purity Halakhah: Was Jesus Indifferent to Impurity?2010Book (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesus and Purity Halakhah: Was Jesus Indifferent to Impurity?2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Scripture, Interpretation, or Authority? : Motives and Arguments in Jesus’ Halakic Conflicts2013Book (Refereed)
  • 33.
    Klinke, Bettina
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    #METOO: En kritisk diskursanalys av debatten om #metoo-rörelsen2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aims to examine how the #metoo-­‐movement is described in ten selected debate articles in the Swedish media written between October 17th and December 27th  in 2017 using a critical discourse analysis. The purpose of the essay is to look at how the debate articles articulates that women choose to break the silence of sexual harassments and abuse through the #metoo-­‐movement, and to what extent the debate reflect and challenges the current social practice in relation to gender. The critical discourse analysis aims to clarify the participation of the text in maintaining society’s current social practice, because the discourse both reproduces and changes knowledge, power relations and identities. The current social practice is explained in this essay based on gender theory. The result showed that the debate articles overall reflects the prevailing social practice and the gender hierarchy by in the text questioning women's stories and blaming her for being responsible for the sexual harassments in the #metoo-­‐movement. The results also show that there is a linguistic discourse that, to a certain extent, challenges the prevailing power structures in the society. This discourse appears in several articles that describe the movement positively and see its potential to contribute to change. Furthermore, this essay reflects over the #metoo-­‐movement in relation to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) which leads to the conclusion that the movement points to the need for more actions from the Swedish government to enable Sweden to fulfill its commitments to the convention.

  • 34.
    Lind, Helén
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Due diligence och staters positiva skyldigheter gällande sexuellt våld: En komparativ rättsanalys av det Europeiska samt det Inter-Amerikanska systemet för mänskliga rättigheter2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper considers the legal understanding of due diligence and states’ positive obligations regarding sexual violence. It uses legal dogmatic and legal comparative methods to analyse the European and the Inter-American human rights systems. It also uses a feminist perspective, with a focus on women’s vulnerability. The paper examines the Istanbul Convention and the Convention of Belém do Pará, in addition to case law from the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. In its examination, it illustrates and clarifies the responsibility of states to combat sexual violence and thus violations of women’s human rights. The paper finds that failure by states to act in accordance with due diligence in cases of sexual violence by private actors has been recognized as both torture and infringement of sexual autonomy. This is of great significance in trying to bridge the dichotomy of the public and private spheres, which has characterized human rights. For this reason, the paper concludes that the Convention of Belém do Pará should contain a consensus regulation in the same way that the Istanbul Convention does. This could enable increased accountability regarding due diligence, in order to respond better to the fundamental values of human rights. Moreover, it concludes that the Istanbul Convention should be subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights, in the same way that Belém do Pará is in the Inter-American system. This would strengthen the European system’s accountability in relation to due diligence and sexual violence in many ways. Finally, based on a feminist perspective, the paper argues that in order to effectively combat sexual violence through preventive measures, private actors should be held directly responsible. Treaties relating to due diligence responsibilities should therefore be open for ratification by more actors than just states.

  • 35.
    Lindkvist, Linde
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Review of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History by Samuel Moyn2013In: Journal of Human Rights, ISSN 1475-4835, E-ISSN 1475-4843, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 357-361Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Lodén, Annika
    Stockholm School of Theology. University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology.
    Existentiella samtal med äldre män: Kan det stärka deras psykiska hälsa?2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I dagens samhälle eftersträvas ungdomlighet. Det gråa håret färgas och begynnande rynkorsminkas över. Journalisten och författaren Arvid Lagercrantz har skrivit förordet till en bokredigerad av filosofie magister och sjuksköterskan Susanne Rolfner Suvanto. Lagercrantzbelyser att det inte alltid är så roligt att bli äldre. Kroppens funktioner förändras ochförsämras. Vänner och närstående dör (Lagercrantz 2014:9). Att bli äldre attraherar få. Deäldre hamnar lätt i bakgrunden. Detta påverkar synen på äldre vilket kan leda till att de tillviss del blir fråntagen sitt människovärde. Lars Andersson, docent i gerontologi, menar attundomsfixeringen medför en slags gradering av vad som är värdefullt (Andersson 2002:124).Uppsatsens mening är att lyfta fram äldre och särskilt fokus ligger vid äldres psykiska hälsaoch ohälsa. Detta område har länge varit eftersatt (Rolfner Suvanto 2014:11). Psykisk ohälsa,främst depression, är vanligt bland äldre. Andelen självmord i angiven grupp är hög, isynnerhet bland äldre män (Rolfner Suvanto 2014:13) Självmord är den ytterstakonsekvensen av psykisk ohälsa. Att uppsatsen drar gränsen för äldre från 65 år och uppåt harmed den traditionella svenska pensionsåldern att göra. Psykoanalytikern Erik HomburgerEriksson menar i gerotranscendensteorin, det positiva åldrandet, att människan fortsätter attutvecklas under hela livet. Viljan att lyfta fram Erikson grundas i att sociologiprofessor LarsTornstams ofta refererade teori om gerotranscendens byggde på Eriksons teori. CeciliaMelder, teologidoktor i religionspsykologi, menar att den existentiella hälsodimensionen ipositiv mening påverkar självskattad hälsa och livskvalitet. Melder framhåller möjligheten attutveckla bland annat ”preventioner (förebyggande) för aktiv livshjälp utifrån ett existentiellthälsoperspektiv” (Melder 2014:37). Från mina år som personal inom äldreomsorgen kännerjag igen den beskrivna bilden av att bli äldre. Utifrån beskriven bakgrund menar jag att det ärrelevant att studera möjligheten av existentiella samtal för att stärka äldre mäns psykiskahälsa. Min förförståelse för uppsatsens ämne bygger dels på mitt arbete inom äldreomsorgen.Dels på teorierna som jag fått kunskap om tidigare samt en viss kunskap om psykisk hälsaoch ohälsa hos äldre. Min förförståelse kan innebära att jag i förväg har en uppfattning omstudiens resultat. Av vikt är därför att genomgående vara väl förankrad i fakta som finns ävenom fakta till viss del saknas om det specifika området. Min förförståelse innebär också ettantagande om att uppsatsen berör ett angeläget ämne. För att lyfta fram en verksamhet därexistentiella samtal med äldre förekommer så har en intervju gjorts med Marianne Olsson, verksamhetschef på Sankt Lukas i Kronoberg. Detta för att ta reda på mera om deras kunskapi ämnet psykisk ohälsa och existentiella samtal.

  • 37.
    Marcus, Madeleine
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Själavårdens roll i konfirmandarbetet  i jämförelse med Berit Okkenhaugs själavårdsinriktningar: Kvalitativ studie i Stockholms stift2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie har haft som syfte att jämföra likheter och skillnader beträffande Berit Okkenhaugs tre själavårdsinriktingar som presenteras i litteraturen, Själavård – en grundbok.1, med den själavård som är i Stockholms stifts konfirmationsverksamhet. Metodologiskt grundar sig denna uppsats på en kvalitativ metod. Uppsatsen har en induktiv intervjudel, där intervjuer har gjorts med de som ansvarar för konfirmationen i åtta församlingar i Stockholms stift. I tidigare forskning belyser Dion Sommer i boken, Barndomspsykologi, utveckling i en förändrad värld, att själavård för unga handlar om att stärka grundtilliten. Utifrån grundtilliten stärks hoppet i ungdomars liv och möjliggör att hantera livets problem lättare.2 Den forskningen överensstämmer med svaren i uppsatsens induktiva intervjudel. I resultatet framkommer att kyrkan idag står generellt mest i den konfidentcentrerade själavården, med önskan och viljan hos många i kyrkan att arbeta i en mer kyrkligt orienterad tros- och livsvägledning. En slutsats är att alla respondenterna har en positiv människosyn och att människan har mer kunskap inom sig än vad hon är medveten om. Samt att själavårdarens uppgift är att vara en medvandrare i själavårdssamtalet.

  • 38.
    Nilsson, Amanda
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Psykisk ohälsa och diskriminering: En kvalitativ studie om bemötande och tillgänglighet2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is an analysis of qualitative interviews with people with neuropsychiatric disabilities/mental illness, as well as persons working with mental health or mental disabilities. The interviews were conducted to investigate how their experience of compliance with the services in the various functions of society is, to clarify whether there is discrimination in the social functions of people with mental disabilities. The questions and the analysis of the results are based on Swedish law, and look at the outcome based on Goffman's theory of the deviant's role and identity, with a narrative theoretical point of departure. The result showed that ignorance and lack of involvement/accessibility of actors in different social functions constitute the main obstacle to avoiding discrimination, and inaccessible social services for people with mental health. 

  • 39.
    Nilsson, Malin
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Främjad livskvalitet genom utbildning: En empirisk studie gällande grundskoleutbildningens  främjande av ett barns livskvalitet2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen syftar till att undersöka hur grundskoleutbildning främjar ett barns livskvalitet. Det uppnås genom att dels besvara en frågeställning gällande hur grundskolelärare tolkar att grundskoleutbildning främjar ett barns livskvalitet och dels en frågeställning gällande hur dessa tolkningar kan ses stå i relation till Martha Nussbaums teori om Förmågemodellen och till barnets rätt till utbildning. Arbetets metodologi bygger på en samhällsvetenskaplig metod, vilken består av en teoretisk grund i Martha Nussbaums utvecklingsteori om mänskliga förmågor, Förmågemodellen, och en kvalitativ forskningsprocess bestående av semistrukturerade intervjuer med lärare vid en grundskola. I och med intervjustudien kan teori kompletteras med en inblick i praktiken och därmed får såväl forskare som läsare möjlighet att inhämta och skapa sig en bred helhetsbild av forskningsämnet. I studien framkommer att de i intervjustudien medverkande grundskolelärarna är av den gemensamma uppfattningen att grundskoleutbildning är av väsentligt värde och främjar ett barns livskvalitet. Utsagorna kan många gånger relateras till Nussbaums teori om Förmågemodellen, vilken även den påvisar att utbildning i stor utsträckning påverkar och har en positiv inverkan på ett barns möjlighet att nå livskvalitet. Sett till barnets rätt till utbildning verkar denna ur ett rättighetsperspektiv för att varje barn ska åtnjuta utbildningsmöjligheter och kan även sägas understödja både grundskolelärarnas tolkning och Förmågemodellens uppmärksammande av utbildningens främjande av ett barns livskvalitet. 

  • 40.
    Pettersson, Emma
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Mäns våld mot kvinnor i nära relationer: Våldets karaktär, omfattning och Sveriges ansvar för att skydda kvinnors mänskliga rättigheter2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Men’s violence against women in intimate partner relationships is a comprehensive problem in society both in Sweden and in the world. Most of the violence occurs at home which makes it a well-hidden problem and the lack of knowledge about men´s violence against women in intimate partner relationships makes it difficult to tackle. The purpose of this essay was to study the character of the violence, how comprehensive the violence is and the actions that Sweden has taken to end men´s violence against women in intimate partner relationships. The result shows that violence in intimate partner relationships occurs in all ages, ethnicities and social classes. The violence can be psychological, physical, sexual, material or economic and the abuser successively takes control over the women and her life. Prejudice about who the abuser is are common and if the abuser doesn’t fit in to the stereotype we seem to look for explanations in the implication of alcohol, anger issues or cultural background. We also seem to mistrust the women and rather than focusing on the crime that has been committed against her we focus on questions such as; why didn’t she leave sooner? To fight this social problem the government has developed a national strategy. This strategy points out that the inequality between women and men is the biggest reason that the violence occurs. According to the strategy education within all levels of society is the key to change the image of femininity and masculinity that feeds inequality between women and men. 

  • 41.
    Proohf, Sofia
    University College Stockholm. Stockholm School of Theology.
    Gläd er och jubla för evigt över detsom jag skapar.: En jämförande textanalys om djurrätt ochmiljöpåverkan ur ett teologiskt perspektiv2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aims to answer the question of if and how the theologian Sallie McFagues modelfor understanding God that she presents in her book The Body of God can be furtherdeveloped to be more fitting for church and individual today. To answer this question I havecompleted a comparative text analysis of Andrew Linzeys book Why Animal SufferingMatters , Elisabeth A. Johnsons book Ask the Beasts and Rosemary Radford Ruethers bookGaia & God . The views of the three theologians is presented thematically: firstly in regardsto animal rights, secondly in regards to human environmental impact.Based on the fact that animals are sentient; that they are unable to communicateeffectivly with humans; and that animals are equally created by God as humans are, Linzey,Johnson and Radford Ruether argues that animals should not be unnecessarily harmed.With regard to environmental impact the three theologians argues that the whole ofcreation belongs to God and that God made humans stewards of it. The stewardship meansthat we have a responsibility to care for the earth rather than exploiting it.Based on these arguments I find that McFagues model can be further developedmainly by creating a more clear animal theology and by making a connection betweenenvironmental impact and social injustices.

  • 42.
    Rahimi, Summi
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Förvaret: En kvalitativ intervjustudie med handläggare på Migrationsverket2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are five detention centers in Sweden (in swedish ”förvaret”), were asylum seekers and migrants are held in custody until the Migration Agency has completed their investigation and concluded who are allowed to remain in Sweden and who should return/sent back to their home countries. The detainees are taken into detention centers because the state and authorities are afraid that they will ”go under ground”. This study has been based on the primary empirical data provided by semi-structured interviews. These have then been analysed with a narrative methodology, and in interaction with relevant literature as secondary data. Seven staff members at the detention center in Flen have been interviewed. Erving Goffman´s theory about ”total institutions” and Michael Foucault´s theory about power and its exercise have been used as theoretical basis for the analysis. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the staff members in the detention center in Flen works, how the staff experience their duties and what opportunities there are available for the detainees. The following questions should be answered: (1) How does the staff work in the detention center and how does the interaction between the detainees and the staff look like? (2) How the detention center affects detainees health and what kind of care is available for detainees? (3) What do the staff consider of the criticisms against the detention centers? In summary, the empirical base shows that (1) the staff at the detention center (in Flen) have two different roles, first to help detainees who feel bad or are sick and also to persuade the detainees to cooperate and leave the country voluntarily. The interviewers stated that some of the detainees do not want any contact with the staff, while others are more open to it. (2) The main aim of the staff is to treat the detainees within the walls of the detention center, however, when the resources are insufficient. When more serious problems arise the detainees are offered care outside the detention center. (3) The interviewed staff members held the opinion that the criticism of the detention centers is wrong and unfair. Their conviction was that the lawmakers have decided that these detention centeras are needed and that they trust their decisions, detention centers are part of the asylum process, that the staff only trying fulfill their duties, detention centers are the result of the policy that people voted for in general elections.

  • 43.
    Rohdén, Emelie
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Integration av nyanlända kvinnor: En diskursanalys av arbetspolitiska åtgärder ur ett feministiskt perspektiv2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The word integration is a well-known word and often used in today's media and politics. The question is if integration is ever spoken in terms of integrations for men and integration for women instead of integration generally. What we can see from several studies is the newly arrived women's exclusion from the integration to the Swedish society, especially on the labor market. This problem is rarely discussed throughout politicians and how they can remove this exclusion from the society, and what kind of efforts that needs to be made on a national level to create a more accepting society. This essay is created to highlight the problems and difficulties that may arise while integrating into the Swedish society and labor market as an immigating woman. This was studied through three different Swedish national documents: “2017 Budgetpropositionen om etableringsinsatser” and two action plans from the Swedish labor authority called “Arbetsförmedlingen”. With the help of the questions, the material was investigated in which efforts are being made in the labor market for newly arrived women seen from a feminist perspective in the documents. The material was read and analyzed based on a discourse analysis using a content analysis. The essay is based on a feminist theory, that is embedded in two feminist perspectives which are: the theory of gender roles and the intersectional perspective. The results of the study show a clear lack of the intersectional perspective, where new arrivals are seen as a homogeneous group. The documents do not express themselves based on the correct terms and the structural problems are not addressed sufficiently, which creates problems for the newly arrived woman to be integrated into the labor market. Therefore, there is a need in national documents to focus more to the needs of the individual, and see it from several grounds and not just see it from a gender perspective. This creates more individualized efforts, but we are not there yet.

  • 44.
    Stephan, Johanna
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Europeiska system i konflikt: Oförenligheter och konsekvenser för de mänskliga rättigheterna2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There are some shortcomings in the common, European understanding of human rights. The EU, with its Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe with the European Convention, has in some cases clear incompatibilities when it comes to the interpretation of rights. This in turn, will have a negative impact on states that are affiliated to both systems, but also for those individuals who are experiencing that their rights have been violated. This study aims at analyzing where the conflict lies by using a jurisprudence approach, using a comparative analysis method. The study will also look into the possible solution that could be the EU's accession to the European Convention, thus creating a greater consensus on rights issues.   

  • 45.
    Sverker, Joseph
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology. Uppsala universitet, Teologiska institutionen.
    Constructivism, Essentialism, and the Between: Human Being and Vulnerability in Judith Butler, Steven Pinker and Colin Gunton2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation explores the division between biology and the social by means of Christian theology. The question is approached by reading and interacting critical theorist Judith Butler, psycholinguist Steven Pinker and theologian Colin Gunton.

    With Gunton the author argues that a relational, but ‘weak’, ontology is needed. With this ‘ontology of the between’ Pinker and Butler can be explored in different ways. Pinker’s understanding of the individual and culture is challenged and worked towards one where culture and environment share meaning. Butler’s theory of performativity is reworked in light of Gunton’s and Pinker’s concepts of time. When some significant themes such as these have been dealt with Pinker, Butler and Gunton are made to interact on the question of the human being.

    In the dissertation, the concept of person is central for it emphasises the complex interrelationality of human existence. Gunton’s concept of ‘spirit’ as an ‘openness to the other’ and Butler’s stress on vulnerability are ontologically significant. But the author also stresses that we are our bodies, constituted as person by the self-giving of the other. Therefore, informed by christology, a kenotic personalism is most fundamental for humans.

    This insight is taken to the context of school. With Butler’s theory of interpellation reinterpreted, it is argued that school as an institution fulfils a double role with its pupils. As an institution of the state, school ‘individualises’ its pupils and the autonomy of the pupil is constructed. But as a place for learning, the relational comes to the fore and the pupil’s personhood emerges. But, it is argued, if vulnerability is fundamental for what it is to be human then too much individualisation will undermine that vulnerability and dependence on the other.

    The dissertation therefore concludes that the division between biology and the social discloses a deeper divide, namely that between fundamentally vulnerable persons and constructed independent individuals. The constitution of the person depends on the giving of the other and institutions always partly fail in recognising the fundamentally human. But not only school fails; all humans fail in giving to the other sufficiently for personhood, all but one.

  • 46.
    Troillet Mancini, Paulina
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Den tillfälliga lagens påverkan på barnets rätt till psykisk hälsa: med fokus på asylsökande ensamkommande barn2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines how the new temporary law (SFS 2016:752) guarantees the child’s right to mental health; focusing on the asylum-seeking unaccompanied minor. This subject is examined since the Swedish law that regulates migration got reduced to the minimum standards that can be found in the EU and in international conventions when Sweden received 163 000 asylum seekers during 2015. 35 400 of them were unaccompanied minors. This leads to the question if the new regulations jeopardize the child’s right to mental health. To answer that, this study’s theoretical ground that will be used is legal positivism. By practicing a legal-judicial method and law-based sociological method the study follows three questions; 1. What is Sweden bound to guarantee according to the Convention on the Right’s of the child, associated with the mental health of children and the provisions of the temporary law? 2. Does the temporary law constitute grounds for existential uncertainty, and is it thereby violating the child’s right to mental health? 3. What does the situation look like, related to the mental health of asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors? In relation to the Convention on the Right’s of the Child this temporary law, and the impact of it, is examined. In the discussion it is clear that not only article 24 (the child’s right to health) is fundamental to the question of mental health, but several other articles. The result of this study has shown that the temporary law clearly violates the asylum-seeking unaccompanied child’s right to mental health.

  • 47.
    Tåli, Jimmy
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Gud och den lidande människan: en komparativ studie av ACT och Emil Gustafson2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this comparative study between Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and Emil Gustafson is to identify possible significance of the concept of God in relations to suffering. This is achieved by comparing Gustafsons concept of God in suffering and ACTs concept of a destructive normality as a significant role in human suffering. The study identifies five themes in ACT: destructive normality, fusion, experiential avoidance, defusion and acceptance. A comparative analysis shows that christian concepts in Gustafson like the human as damaged, humility, pride, surrender and fear of temptation may have an impact of the perspective of suffering for the individual human. The study does not show that Gustafsons christian concepts include ACT as such. The psychological processes that ACT identifies and correlates with the power of human language are rather incorporated in Gustafsons language and his concepts of God. It may be concluded that the concept of God in Gustafson, in itself, have structures of symbolic language that can play a significant role in handling with the relations of psychological processes and human language that ACT identifies as a part of human suffering.

  • 48.
    Vallin, Sandra
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Psalmdiktarens verkstad: Två fallstudier av nutida psalmdiktning, dess ideal och existentiella dimensioner2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 49.
    Winehav, Anna
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    Bostadssituationen för polska migrantarbetare  i Sverige2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is about Polish migrant workers’ housing situation in Sweden. The primary purpose is to show how the housing situation looks like for Polish migrant workers who live in Sweden. The second purpose is to highlight how complex the right to housing is and show how this right influence their living standard. The conclusion is based on a content analysis of surveys which were completed by 427 Polish migrant workers. Some information was a result of a content analysis of reports and statistics from different governmental authorities and housing ads from the website poloniainfo.se. The result shows that the majority, 81 percent, either own a flat or have a lease/rental contract of their accommodation. However, what is considered being alarming is that at least 18 percent of respondents are homeless according to The National Board of Health and Welfares (Socialstyrelsen) definition of homelessness. Cramped housing accommodation and ethnic discrimination occurs. There is also an increasing risk for poverty among these people due the deficit on the housing market.  

  • 50.
    Zein, Ramona
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Human Rights.
    En revolution eller en rasistisk rörelse?: En narrativ analys av två nyhetssajters beskrivning av alt-rightrörelsen2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines the alt-right movement through two conservative American news sites. The sites that were looked at were Breitbart and National Review. Five articles that discussed the alt-right movement were chosen from each news site. The articles that were chosen had all been written under 2016. This specific year was chosen due to the presidential election that was held that year. It is also because of the increased media coverage that the alt-right movement was receiving due to their connection to then candidate Donald Trump. The purpose of this thesis is to examine if there is a difference in the way the alt-right movement is described by the two new sites. To examine this, three factors were chosen as a foundation for the thesis. The factors dealt with the description of the members of the alt-right, racism and western values. The result showed a significant difference in how the alt-right movement was being portrayed by the articles form Breitbart and National Review. The articles from Breitbart showcased a positive description by sympathizing with their fight against the conservative establishment. The articles from National Review had a complete different outlook on the movement and deemed it as racist and threatening to the foundation of conservatism in the United States. 

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