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The political agency of private military and security companies: Govenors in the making
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-06)
This thesis studies the political agency of private military and security companies (PMSCs) and, in particular, the legitimation of their authority. Four case studies provide four inroads into the manner in which these ...
Under hammermerket. Hvordan utvikler norsk arbeiderbevegelse en retorisk instruksjonslitteratur på 1930-tallet?
(The University of Bergen, 2013-04-17)
Under the Hammer Flag: The Norwegian labor movement’s development of rhetorical literature in the 1930s. This thesis has six chapters: Chapter 1 is an analysis of two contextual issues that define Arbeiderpartiets, ...
What affects the career choices of health workers? Four essays on preferences, incentives and career choices in a low-income context
(The University of Bergen, 2010-09-10)
The geographical imbalance of the health workforce in Tanzania represents a serious problem when it comes to delivering crucial health services to a large share of the population. The Tanzanian health system, like many ...
Spatial Reconfigurations and New Social Formations: the Contemporary Urban Context of Kerala
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-22)
Urbanisation and global relationships have had deep historical impacts all along the western coast of Indian peninsula in general and Kerala in particular. It is both inadequate and inaccurate to invest everything ‘urban’ ...
From Policy to Practice. A Study of Street-level bureaucracy and young clients in two rural communities
(The University of Bergen, 2012-09-14)
Infrastructures for Learning. Ethnographic Inquiries Into The Social And Technical Conditions Of Education And Training
(The University of Bergen, 2005-12-12)
The dissertation focuses on the notion of infrastructures for learning through a set of empirical studies and explores how this notion can be applied to understand the technical and social conditions of activities that ...
Journalistic Ideology. Professional Strategy, Institutional Authority and Boundary Maintenance in the Digital News Market
(The University of Bergen, 2011-12-16)
Journalistic ideology is an enduring feature of professional life that is frequently mobilised to serve a boundary maintaining function. This dissertation examines how journalistic ideology is mobilised when the profession ...
Collaboration in Online Communities: Exploring Finnish Wikipedia
(The University of Bergen, 2013-09-20)
Online communities have risen to a great social and economic importance during the last two decades. Many online communities are oriented towards content production, and Wikipedia is one of the most prominent ...
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 ...
Mellom børs, katedral og karneval. Norske supporteres forhandlinger om kommersialisering av fotball
(The University of Bergen, 2006-12-15)
The topic of this dissertation is how supporters relate to the increasing commercialisation of football (soccer) in Norway. The point of departure is that football has gained increased popularity, both worldwide and in ...