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Finding the Balance Between Human Activity and Nature in the Development Debate: -Analyzing interpretations of the ‘problem-solution’ via a Genealogical & Archaeological method -
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

[This thesis deals with alternate understandings of the relational balance between human activity and global eco-systems. This general understanding shall be conveyed as the ‘problem’ and ‘problem-solution’ for the reason of abstraction from conceptual limitation.  However, also capable of mutation and metamorphosis in terms of meaning, the ‘problem’ concept retains in essence the understanding of imbalance between human activity and the global eco-system. Via this tool, the thesis journeys on through various interpretations of the ‘problem’, from a more theoretical set to more practical interpretations with an ‘operationalization’ of one such interpretation at the business level. Simultaneously, the thesis makes use of a Genealogical and Archaeological method of analysis. Therefore, the thesis does not attest to any chronological master narrative, where one event necessarily follows on from another. This thesis seeks to reject that idea, the purpose of which is both to keep a distance and merge with the discourse itself, and to reveal the emergence of three ‘dominant’ power structures of the interpretation of the ‘problem’. In so doing the author is able to reveal several interpretations, reinterpretations of the ‘problem’, as well as the effect lesser power structures have on the various dominant power structures throughout instances in time. Furthermore, this method is able to incorporate a grand scale perspective on the ‘problem’ idea, which serves as an excellent base from which to assess, analyze and reveal assumptions, gaps and contradictions of the various power structures. Consequently the thesis is able to provide calculated solutions on a theoretical level that does not remain one-dimensional but multi-dimensional.]

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2009. , 58 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-5627OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-5627DiVA: diva2:208740
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