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Biofuels and land politics: Connecting the disconnects in the debate about livelihood impacts ofjatropha biofuel land deals in Ghana
(The University of Bergen, 2015-04-17)
In the 2003-2006 period, the Ghanaian government supported jatropha biofuel initiatives on so-called degraded land areas to reduce Ghana’s high oil import bills and to generate employment opportunities. However, after ...
Synthesizing System Dynamics and Geographic Information Systems in a new method to Model and Simulate Environmental Systems
(The University of Bergen, 2008-12-12)
A new method to synthesize system dynamics (SD) with geographic information systems (GIS) is presented in this research. This new method employs the Object Oriented Paradigm (OOP) as a common platform for the ...
Pedagogisk entreprenørskap som virkemiddel for lokal og regional utvikling: Eksempler fra skoler og mindre kystsamfunn i Finnmark
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-04)
Formålet med denne avhandlingen er å belyse pedagogisk entreprenørskap som virkemiddel for lokal og regional utvikling. Avhandlingen opererer med et skille mellom en smal og en bred tilnærming til pedagogisk entreprenørskap. ...
Late Weichselian and Holocene glacier fluctuations along a south-north coastal transect in Norway : climatic and methodological implications
(The University of Bergen, 2004-04-16)
Public Indebtedness and Fiscal Policy Restructuring for Socio-Economic Development
(The University of Bergen, 2009-12-03)
The flow of finance across national boarders is not an exclusively twentieth century phenomenon (Korner, Maass et al. 1987). In the Middle Ages and later, in the early modern era, when credit operations and modern banking ...
Using a water tank analogy to transform students’ intuitive knowledge of dynamic systems. A qualitative study of the case of motion
(The University of Bergen, 2011-12-09)
This dissertation is a study of the effects of a water tank analogy on students’ intuitive knowledge of basic dynamic systems of motion. Prior research from science education shows that student understandings of science ...
Essays on commodity cycles based on expanded Cobweb experiments of electricity markets
(The University of Bergen, 2006-12-15)
This thesis studies cycles in commodity markets. Such fluctuations have significant adverse effects on consumers and producers. The properties of commodity price fluctuations are well known. However, there is considerable ...
Changing conditions for political practice: FDI discourse and political spaces for labor in Bolivia
(The University of Bergen, 2009-09-18)
Various authors have pointed out that the complex processes of globalization are bringing about general shifts in political practices. In particular, these processes are seen to have weakened traditional practices relating ...
The Feedback Method. A System Dynamics Approach to Teaching Macroeconomics
(The University of Bergen, 2007-05-04)
This thesis documents a method for improving undergraduate instruction in macroeconomics. Called the feedback method, it enables students to learn about dynamic behavior in a market economy by using feedback loop diagrams ...
Modeling Resource-Based Growth for Development Policy Analysis
(The University of Bergen, 2009-09-11)
This dissertation focuses on the design and implementation of simulation models for development policy analysis, to support a broader understanding of the development process and the identification of effective development ...