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  • 1.
    Ahlström, Karin
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Lindell, Eva
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering, Industrial Economics and Organisation.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Negotiating shared Responsibility for sustainable urban Development: Pronouns and In-here-ness as rhetorical ResourcesManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores how issues of shared responsibility are negotiated in the realm of managing collaborative efforts between organizational actors for sustainable urban development abiding to the Agenda 2023 – with a particular focus on the rhetorical resources used in such negotiations. Through empirical material from recorded meetings in a one-year project at a municipal company, the article contributes to previous literature on collaborative ways of organizing and managing complex public challenges. With a focus on the discursive construction of shared responsibility, the concept of in-here-ness is introduced to denote accepted and assumed responsibility, which may shift through the use of pronouns: from a narrow ‘I’ or ‘we’ of stakeholders to a wider ‘we’ of collaborating parties. The article further contributes to the empirical field of sustainable development at the municipal level.

  • 2. Akenine, Daniel
    et al.
    Stier, JonasMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Människor och AI - fem år senare : en bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva2023Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 3. Akenine, Daniel
    et al.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Människor och Ai: En bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva2018 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 4. Akenine, Daniel
    et al.
    Stier, JonasMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Människor och AI: fem år senare - en bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva2023Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Axelson, Tomas
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Korsell, Lars
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Rädslan för terror förändrar människors vardag2019In: Dagens Samhälle, article id 2019-11-11Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Att var tionde undviker vardagsmiljöer av rädsla för terror riskerar att öka misstron mellan människor. En balans av sociala, ekonomiska och polisiära åtgärder krävs nu för att skydda samhället mot attentat anser de tillfrågade i en ny undersökning, skriver forskare vid Högskolan i Dalarna.

  • 6.
    Axelson, Tomas
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Religions – a Janus Faced Phenomenon in Local Politics: A Swedish inter-religious council and participants’ views on religions as a possible asset for societal cohesion in the local communityManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Religions can facilitate cohesion, belonging and feelings of safety or underpin tensions, separatism or terrorism. This has led local, national and international policymakers to use inter-religious councils to overcome local conflicts facilitating dialogue. Sweden is facing a growing number of inter-religious councils around the country. This article focuses on the inter-religious council in Midtown. The aim is (1) to describe how politicians, civil servants and religious leaders as participants in the council express their expectations on the Midtown inter-religious council and (2) to analyse these accounts in light of ongoing research and European examples of inter-religious dialogue. Data have been collected via interviews and participant observation, and analysed through two critical lenses, one focusing on social cohesion, the other on fears of militant religious extremism. Results show that members of the Midtown council view religions as constituting possible obstacles but mainly as an important asset in a process of conviviality. 

  • 7.
    Aytar, Osman
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Talman, Lena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Hur fungerar det kunskapsbaserade brottsförebyggande arbetet?: En processutvärdering av arbetet med lägesrapporter och medborgarlöften i Fagersta och Ludvika kommun2021Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna processutvärdering har varit att kartlägga och analysera arbetet med lägesrapportering och medborgarlöften i Fagersta och Ludvika kommun. I linje med utvärderingssyftet ovan har frågeställningar som undersökts i processutvärderingen för respektive insats i båda kommunerna varit följande: Den första har handlat om vilka framgångsfaktorer, risker och hinder var som funnits utifrån de uppsatta målen och den andra om vilka förbättringsförslagen har varit för respektive insats.

    Det empiriska materialet består av intervjumaterial och dokumentation av insatserna i Fagersta och Ludvika. Utvärderargruppen närvarade vid möten i EST-gruppen och lokala Brå i Fagersta, samt FAS-gruppen och lokala Brå Ludvika. Vid dessa tillfällen presenterades utvärderingens upplägg och planeringen för intervjuer. Därefter planerades intervjuerna. Åtta fokusgruppsintervjuer (med sammanlagt 34 deltagare) och tre individuella intervjuer genomfördes. Samtliga intervjuer genomfördes via Teams på grund av rådande omständigheter med Covid-19. Intervjuerna utfördes utifrån en anpassad intervjuguide bestående av semistrukturerade frågor.

    Resultaten från processutvärderingen visar att likheterna mellan kommunerna överväger, men det finns också skillnader. I såväl Fagersta som Ludvika kommun utförs ett målinriktat brottsförebyggande arbete och det finns goda förutsättningar att stärka detta arbete. Utifrån resultat och analys av intervjuer kan ett antal slutsatser dras om framgångsfaktorer, risker och hinder, liksom möjliga förbättringsförslag identifierats avseende arbetet med lägesrapporter och medborgarlöften i berörda kommuner. De centrala slutsatserna för det pågående brottsförebyggande arbetet utifrån analysen av intervjumaterialet är följande:

    * Arbetet med lägesrapportering har stärkt kommunernas kunskap om sina respektive lokala utmaningar* Kommunernas brottsförebyggande arbete skulle stärkas ytterligare av en mer tydlig och sammanhållen process* Återkopplingen till lägesrapporteringsgrupp och rapportörer behöver utvecklas* Kommunernas kan ytterligare stärka sitt förebyggande arbete genom att tydligare kommunicera de åtgärder som genomförs

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  • 8.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Båtefalk, Lars
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Extremistisk ideologi i den retoriska kampen om sanningen: fallet Nordiska motståndsrörelsen på sociala medier och i lokalpress2018Report (Other academic)
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  • 9.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Att vara kommunikativt låst: Professionellas berättande om (vanskliga) vårdrelationer2016In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, E-ISSN 2003-5624, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 59-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the article is to shed light on the social dynamic that characterizes communicative breakdowns. As a first stage, this has been explored through individual and group interviews with 34 healthcare professionals about situations where they claim there has been a communication breakdown. Based on the professionals’ testimonies, the research question was: how do professionals illustrate their experiences of communicative breakdowns? In terms of theory, the study draws upon an integrated approach to language and social interaction dynamics – for example how actors mediate positions and roles, but also present, negotiate and determine the course of action in patient cases. Findings show: (1) different degrees of severity in communicative breakdowns, and (2) that the professionals have developed and use both explicit and implicit strategies to handle ”delicate relationships” in this kind of interactions.

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  • 10.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Malardalen Univ, Sociol, Sch Hlth Care & Welf, Vasteras, Sweden..
    Stier, Jonas
    Dalarna Univ, Intercultural Studies, Falun, Sweden..
    Flashback as a Rhetorical Online Battleground: Debating the (Dis)guise of the Nordic Resistance Movement2019In: SOCIAL MEDIA + SOCIETY, E-ISSN 2056-3051, Vol. 5, no 1, article id 2056305118823336Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The right-wing Swedish Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) is increasingly active on social media. Using discursive psychology, this text explores the rhetorical organization of text and rhetorical resources used on the Swedish online forum Flashback. The aim is to reveal and problematize truth claims about NRM made by antagonists and protagonists. Questions are (1) how and what do NRM antagonists and protagonists convey in Flashback posts about NRM, and its ideology and members? (2) how do NRM antagonists and protagonists make truth claims about NRM in Flashback posts? The empirical material consisting of 1546 Flashback posts analyzed to identify typical discussions on "NMR's true nature"; accomplished social actions stemming from the posts. Findings show that the Flashback thread can be understood as being a rhetorical battle that concerns the "truth" about NRM, where a variety of rhetorical resources are used to render statements credibility and those involved legitimacy.

  • 11.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Havererade vårdkontakter: De professionellas vittnesmål om vanskliga vårdrelationer; hur de kan förstås, hanteras och förebyggas2014Report (Other academic)
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  • 12.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering. Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Lanseringen och etableringen av ett socialt problem: En analys av debatten om ledarkulturen inom svensk landslagsgymnastik i Dagens Nyheter 2012–20132015In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 61-79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The launching and establishment of a social problem: An analysis of the debate on Swedish national level gymnastics in Dagens Nyheter 2012-2013

    In 2012 Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, published a number of articles on the state of affairs in Swedish national level gymnastics. In these articles, ex-gymnasts, coaches, parents and physicians stepped forward and testified about recurrent wrongdoings and abuse against young (particularly) female gymnasts. In response to the criticism, the accused coaches and representatives of the Swedish Gymnastics Federation downsized or dismissed the criticism as inaccurate. This being said, and using discursive psychology and a qualitative design, this article sheds light upon this debate – by viewing it as a struggle between a hegemonic discourse of ”the goodness” of sports, on the one hand, a number of unfavorable and negative testimonies of the state of affairs in Swedish national level gymnastics on the other. More concretely, this struggle has been analyzed with regard to the discursive and rhetoric resources the involved parties’ used to pursue their claims about the state of affairs in Swedish national level gymnastics and the impact these resources had for their credibility and legitimacy. Questions were: Who is entitled ”to spell out” their view on the state of affairs within Swedish national level gymnastics? What is mediated and how? How are descriptions and accounts about reality constructed as credible and factual? It is concluded that social problems are launched via co-production; in this process, the gymnastics community, the research community, single individuals, and the media – were co-actors. 

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  • 13.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Metaphorical expression used in Swedish news media narratives to portray the shortage of nurses and their working conditions2016In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, ISSN 0309-2402, E-ISSN 1365-2648, Vol. 72, no 2, p. 382-395Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim of the study is to uncover and reveal how nurses as a profession and their working conditions are dramatized and portrayed inSwedish media narratives about the shortage of nurses. Background: The media is an arena where stakeholders can air their views of the healthcare sector in general and the situation for nurses in particular. The focus in this study is the debate in Sweden on the shortage of nurses. Design: Qualitative discursive study. Method: A discourse analysis of media narratives about nurses and their working conditions published in several Swedish newspapers from 2009-2014. 1779 articles were included in the study. A selection (113 articles) of these articles was further analysed using a qualitative discursive psychological approach. Findings: Nurses are portrayed as being good, concerned about and critical of healthcare managers and politicians for not taking action. The accused actors justify their actions by partially accepting or displacing responsibility. The shortage of nurses is framed as a social problem - a threat to patients' safety. Seven different types of metaphorical expression frame the problem as inevitable, beyond control, abstract, an individual and collegial problem and nurses as replaceable. In addition, nurses and patients are dehumanized and no-one is held responsible. Conclusions: This study analyses the role of the media in emphasizing the seriousness or obscurity of the problem and possible solutions to it. Alternative narratives are needed to re-frame the nursing shortage and to find sustainable solutions. 

  • 14.
    Blomberg, Helena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    The launching and establishment of a social problem: An analysis of the debate on Swedish national level gymnastics in Dagens Nyheter 2012-2013.2015In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 61-79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2012 Sweden's largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, published a number of articles on the state of affairs in Swedish national level gymnastics. In these articles, ex-gymnasts, coaches, parents and physicians stepped forward and testified about recurrent wrongdoings and abuse against young (particularly) female gymnasts. In response to the criticism, the accused coaches and representatives of the Swedish Gymnastics Federation downsized or dismissed the criticism as inaccurate. This being said, and using discursive psychology and a qualitative design, this article sheds light upon this debate by viewing it as a struggle between a hegemonic discourse of "the goodness" of sports, on the one hand, a number of unfavorable and negative testimonies of the state of affairs in Swedish national level gymnastics on the other. More concretely, this struggle has been analyzed with regard to the discursive and rhetoric resources the involved parties' used to pursue their claims about the state of affairs in Swedish national level gymnastics and the impact these resources had for their credibility and legitimacy. Questions were: Who is entitled "to spell out" their view on the state of affairs within Swedish national level gymnastics? What is mediated and how? How are descriptions and accounts about reality constructed as credible and factual? It is concluded that social problems are launched via co-production; in this process, the gymnastics community, the research community, single individuals, and the media - were co-actors.

  • 15. Book, Tommy
    et al.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Ghettot: Fysisk gränsdragning och social barriär1999In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, no 4, p. 212-219Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 16. Book, Tommy
    et al.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Ghettot som geografisk, historisk och sociologisk företeelse2004Book (Refereed)
  • 17. Book, Tommy
    et al.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Staden en etnisk spelplan1999In: Invandrare & Minoriteter, ISSN 0346-6566, no 1, p. 18-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 18.
    Dahlen, Micael
    et al.
    Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
    Thorbjørnsen, Helge
    Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.
    Sjåstad, Hallgeir
    Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway.
    von Heideken Wågert, Petra
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Hellström, Charlotta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kerstis, Birgitta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Lindberg, Daniel
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Elvén, Maria
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Changes in Physical Activity Are Associated with Corresponding Changes in Psychological Well-Being: A Pandemic Case Study2021In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 20, p. 1-9, article id 10680Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Societal crises and personal challenges are often followed by substantial changes in physicalactivity. Is there a link between such changes and psychological well-being? Seeking to answerthis question, we conducted a correlational study on a representative sample in Sweden during thefirst year of the COVID-19 pandemic (N = 1035). About 49% of the sample had decreased theirphysical activity compared to their self-reported activity level prior to the pandemic, whereas 32%had increased it. The results showed a positive and robust association between changes in dailyactivity level and corresponding changes in psychological well-being. Specifically, individuals whohad reduced their physical activity over the last year reported lower life satisfaction than before, andindividuals who had increased their physical activity reported higher life satisfaction than before.The amount of complete physical inactivity (sitting) showed a similar pattern as the exercise data,meaning that individuals who reported increasing inactivity per day also reported a greater declinein life satisfaction. Additional analyses showed that the association between daily activity level andlife satisfaction was somewhat stronger for men than for women, but there was no difference whencomparing individual versus organized activities. The current study was based on a cross-sectionaldesign, measuring self-reported change over time. Recent work from other research teams have usedlongitudinal data and experience-sampling in different settings, finding similar results. We concludethat there is good reason to recommend physical exercise as a coping strategy in difficult times.

  • 19.
    Dahlen, Micael
    et al.
    Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
    Thorbjørnsen, Helge
    Norwegian School of Economics, Norway.
    von Heideken Wågert, Petra
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Hellström, Charlotta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kerstis, Birgitta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Lindberg, Daniel
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Elvén, Maria
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    The comeback effect: How happy are people who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection?2022In: International Journal of Wellbeing, E-ISSN 1179-8602, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 114-133Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is already a large body of research on the dramatic negative effects of COVID-19 on peoples’ mental and physical health. Millions of people have died, and the pandemic has negatively influenced the lives of billions of people. Luckily however, the vast majority of people infected with the virus, recovers. The happiness and wellbeing of these people have not been extensively studied. In the current paper, we ask the question: Are people who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection happier than those who have not been infected at all? Building on previous research on hedonic adaptation and counterfactual thinking, we hypothesize, and find, that those who have had an infection appear slightly happier than others.  The study relies on two surveys conducted in Sweden during the pandemic in 2020 (n=1029) and 2021 (n=1788).

  • 20.
    Dobers, Peter
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Quadruple Helix Co-creation in SSH: Experiences, considerations, lessons learned in a pan-European study in 12 countries2018In: Book of papers, 2018Conference paper (Refereed)
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  • 21.
    Elvén, Maria
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kerstis, Birgitta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Hellström, Charlotta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    von Heideken Wågert, Petra
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Dahlen, M.
    Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
    Lindberg, Daniel
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Changes in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Swedish Population Study2022In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 19, no 5, article id 2558Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Governments have enforced measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 with varying degrees of success, which could affect people’s physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior. This study aimed to examine changes in PA levels, types of PA, and sedentary behavior in the Swedish population before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Associations between changed PA levels and demographical and behavioral determinants were also investigated. In December 2020, 1035 individuals (18–79 years old) completed a survey about their PA and sedentary behavior before and during the pandemic. Factors influencing their PA were also explored. Fifty-one percent of the sample reported reduced total PA, 18% had no change, and 31% increased their PA. Overall, organized PA decreased the most and sedentary behavior increased. The youngest and oldest age groups reported the greatest reduction in PA, while middle-aged groups reported the most increased PA. Men reported a larger increase in sedentary behavior than women. Mental and physical capability was associated with change in PA. In conclusion, this study indicates that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the Swedish population have decreased PA levels with a concurrent increase in sedentary behavior, which may have negative health consequences. Interventions are recommended to address both PA and sedentary behavior, specifically to strengthen people’s ability to perform PA and focusing on the youngest and oldest age groups. 

  • 22.
    Elvén, Maria
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kerstis, Birgitta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Hellström, Charlotta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    von Heideken Wågert, Petra
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Dahlen, Mikael
    Stockholm School of Economics. Department of Marketing and Strategy. Stockholm, Sweden..
    Lindberg, Daniel
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Swedes’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour2022Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Despite the proven health benefits of physical activity (PA), more than a quarter of the world’s adult population is insufficiently physically active, which increases the risk of diseases and premature death. During the COVID-19 pandemic governments have implemented enforced measures to limit the spread of the virus, which could affect people’s PA.  Aim: This study aimed to examine changes in PA levels, types of PA, and sedentary behavior in the Swedish population before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Associations between demographical and behavioral determinants, and changes in PA were also investigated. Method: In December 2020, 1.035 individuals (18-79 y) completed a survey about PA and sedentary behavior, at present and before the pandemic. Factors influencing their PA were also explored.  Results: Fifty-one percent of the sample reduced total PA, 18% had no change and 31% increased PA. Overall, organized PA, for example at fitness centers and sport training, decreased the most, and sedentary behavior increased. The youngest and the oldest age groups reported the greatest reduction of PA, while the middle age groups reported the most increased PA. Mental and physical capability was associated with PA change. Conclusion: During the pandemic, most of the Swedish population have decreased PA levels with a concurrent increase in sedentary behavior. This may have both a short-and long-term negative health impact on individuals’ and populations’ health.  Implications for caring in a changing world: As physical inactivity already is a global public health problem during non-pandemic circumstances this study’s findings call for further actions during and after the pandemic to support people in maintaining or increasing daily PA and decreasing sedentary behavior. Interventions in health care are recommended to strengthen peoples’ ability to perform PA, focus on the youngest and oldest age groups, and be applied on an individual basis as well as in organizational contexts.

  • 23.
    Elvén, Maria
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Så har pandemin påverkat den fysiska aktivitetsnivån2021Other (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Fredriksson, Matilda
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Belin, Matts-Åke
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Säkerhetskulturer i (inter)nationell forskning - med fokus på väg och järnväg: En kunskapsöversikt2014Report (Other academic)
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  • 25.
    Fredriksson, Matilda
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Vård- och omsorgscollege Sörmland: En förstudie2014Report (Other academic)
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  • 26.
    Frisk, Liselotte
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Axelson, Tomas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Hylén, Torsten
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Att lägga rälsen medan man kör: En utvärdering av kunskapshusens arbete i fyra pilotkommuner - Örebro, Göteborg, Borlänge och Stockholm2017Report (Other academic)
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  • 27.
    Frisk, Liselotte
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Axelson, Tomas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Korsell, Lars
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Lundberg, Erik
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Förtroendevaldas trygghet i Ludvika kommun2018Report (Other academic)
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  • 28.
    Hellgren, Zenia
    et al.
    Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Darvishpour, Mehrdad
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Westin, Charles
    Stockholms universitet, Sweden.
    Fejes, Andreas
    Linköpings universitet, Sweden.
    Månsson, Niclas
    Södertörns högskola, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Dahlstedt, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Sweden.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    Linköpings universitet.
    Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    Högskolan i Gävle, Sweden.
    Lundsteen, Martin
    Köpenhamns universitet, Denmark.
    Ygemans förslag för tankarna till statlig rasism2022In: Expressen, article id 2022-08-11Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29.
    Hellström Olsson, Charlotta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, JonasMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Socialmedicinsk tidskrift: Temanummer: Covid 19 som spegelbild av samhället2022Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Holmström, Inger K
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, JonasMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.Tillgren, PerMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.Östlund, GunnelMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Samproduktionens retorik och praktik: inom hälsa och välfärd2016Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 31.
    Kerstis, Birgitta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Giannotta, Fabrizia
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Stockholm Univ, Dept Publ Hlth Sci, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    von Heideken Wågert, Petra
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Hellström, Charlotta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Lindberg, Daniel
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Elvén, Maria
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Changes in Mental Health and Views on Communication and Activities of Public Institutions among Swedes during the COVID-19 Pandemic-A Cross-Sectional Repeated Measures Design2021In: Healthcare, E-ISSN 2227-9032, Vol. 9, no 11, article id 1498Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although many studies have been conducted on the effects of COVID-19 on individual lives, only a few focus on the changes in mental health and views of public institutions during the pandemic. This study aimed to investigate how mental health, i.e., life satisfaction, worries, and psychological distress, and views on public institutions' communication and activities have changed among Swedes during the COVID-19 pandemic, and whether this was moderated by age and sex. In April-May 2020 (survey 1) and in January-February 2021 (survey 2), 2554 adults and 1904 newly recruited adults, respectively, anonymously completed online surveys. We found that life satisfaction and psychological distress did not change from survey 1 to survey 2. However, the level of worries increased, and the positive views of the public institutions decreased. Moreover, worries and psychological distress increased more in young adults than older adults. Finally, the change in the views of the public institutions was not related to the change in worries. Our results highlight the COVID-19 long-term impacts on individual mental health and call for the need for future research concerning the consequences for the population, especially among young adults. The results also indicate that the views on activities of public authorities decreased over time, especially among men. Given that loss of this trust can have vastly negative effects, for instance, on the vaccine campaign, it is important to monitor this trend, to increase awareness among Swedish authorities. The results also stress for institutions to provide adequate support both during the COVID-19 pandemic and in a future crisis.

  • 32.
    Korsell, Lars
    et al.
    Hösgkolan Dalarna.
    Axelson, Tomas
    Hösgkolan dalarna.
    Frisk, Liselotte
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Harassment and Threats, Concern and Fear: the Experiences of Local Politicians in Ludvika, Sweden.2020In: Journal for Deradicalization, E-ISSN 2363-9849, Vol. 22, p. 188-217Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden has a history of a stable party system, democracy, consensus, welfare and few labour market conflicts. But after the election in 2014, the Ludvika municipality in Sweden found itself in an unusual situation: a representative from a neo-Nazi party – the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) – held a seat in its local political council. The party, and its movement, are the most prominent representative of violent white supremacy in Sweden, known not least for its fear-mongering tactics. Between November 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, Dalarna University conducted a study using questionnaires and interviews within the Ludvika municipality to investigate the sense of safety felt by elected representatives of both the political council and the municipal boards. An anticipated result might have been that the NRM presence in the municipal assembly has strongly impacted on the politicians’ sense of safety – and also has increased political tensions. To a certain extent, this proved to be the case. However, Ludvika politicians must also contend with other sources of and reasons for mockery, harassment and threats: predominantly “angry citizens” due to controversial decisions, personal conflicts within established parties relating to the choice of personnel, and a contempt for in particular some extreme right wing political opinions.. The results regarding the sense of safety and vulnerability are very much in line with national figures. Even overall, Swedish politicians at the national, regional and local levels are aware of pressure from right-wing extremists, who distribute propaganda that often incorporates blame, an exposing of individuals and violent language. The result from Ludvika should therefore be seen as one of degree rather than of type, as the situation is worse here than in other municipal councils in Sweden. A conclusion that can be drawn from the study is that the political debate is heading in an increasingly antagonistic direction, where ideological adversaries are regarded more as enemies than as legitimate opponents. While in the long term this can pose a threat to democracy, positive counter-responses were found in Ludvika that can serve to support the democratic position. 

  • 33.
    Larsson, Robert
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Åkerlind, Ingemar
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Sandmark, Hélène
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Implementing health-promoting leadership in municipal organizations: Managers' experiences with a leadership program2015In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 93-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to analyze how line and middle managers experience and describe barriers and enablers in the implementation of a health-promoting leadership program in municipal organizations. A qualitative case study design was applied to examine the leadership program in a case involving implementation of an organizational health intervention. Data were mainly collected using semi-structured interviews with line and middle managers participating in the leadership program. Interviews with senior managers, notes from meetings/workshops, and written action plans were used as complementary data. The interview data were analyzed using a thematic analysis, and the complementary data using a summative content analysis. The findings show that the interviewed line and middle managers experienced this leadership program as a new approach in leadership training because it is based primarily on employee participation. Involvement and commitment of the employees was considered a crucial enabler in the implementation of the leadership program. Other enablers identified include action plans with specific goals, earlier experiences of organizational change, and integration of the program content into regular routines and structures. The line and middle managers described several barriers in the implementation process, and they described various organizational conditions, such as high workload, lack of senior management support, politically initiated projects, and organizational change, as challenges that limited the opportunities to be drivers of change. Taken together, these barriers interfered with the leadership program and its implementation. The study contributes to the understanding of how organizational-level health interventions are implemented in public sector workplaces.

  • 34.
    Lindberg, Daniel
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Elvén, Maria
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Nilsson, Kent W.
    Center for Clinical Research, Central Hospital of Västerås, Uppsala University, SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden;Division of Public Health Sciences, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, SE-72134 Västerås, Sweden.
    von Heideken Wågert, Petra
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Dahlen, Micael
    Department of Marketing and Strategy, Stockholm School of Economics, SE-11383 Stockholm, Sweden.
    Kerstis, Birgitta
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    How Have Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, Changed during the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Swedish Repeated Cross-Sectional Design Study2023In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 3642-3642Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) affect people’s physical and mental health. The aim was to examine changes in PA and SB in a Swedish population: at three time points: 2019, 2020, and 2022, i.e., before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic PA and SB, i.e., 2019, were assessed retrospectively in 2020. Associations between PA and SB with sex, age, occupation, COVID-19 history, weight change, health, and life satisfaction were also examined. The design was repeated cross-sectionally. The main findings demonstrate the PA levels decreased between 2019 and 2020, and between 2019 and 2022, but not between 2020 and 2022. The SB increase was most evident between 2019 and 2020. Between 2020 and 2022, results showed a decrease in SB, but SB did not reach pre-pandemic levels. Both sexes decreased their PA over time. Although men reported more PA sex, they did not have any association with PA changes. Two age groups, 19–29 years and 65–79 years, decreased their PA over time. Both PA and SB were associated with COVID-19, occupation, age, life satisfaction, health, and weight change. This study underlines the importance of monitoring changes in PA and SB as they have relevance for health and well-being. There is a risk that the levels of PA and SB do not return to pre-pandemic levels in the population.

  • 35.
    Lindblom, Jonas
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Stier, JonasMälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Det socialpsykologiska perspektivet2011Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Llena, Carmen Zamorano
    et al.
    Dalarna University, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Gray, Billy
    Dalarna University, Sweden.
    Conclusion: The future of (meta)crisis: from anxiety and the culture of fear to hope, solidarity, and the culture of resilience?2023In: Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe / [ed] Llena, C.Z; Stier, J.; Gray, B, Taylor & Francis, 2023, p. 224-232Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This concluding chapter reflects on the knowledge drawn from the multidisciplinary examination of the twenty-first-century discourses of fear and anxiety in the European context relating to the intertwined narratives of crises that characterise the first two decades of the century. The analysis considers how key terms relating to current perceptions of crisis—permacrisis, polycrisis, and metacrisis—are entwined, while still pointing to certain unique aspects that often relate to, on the one hand, the degree of complexity of how crisis is defined and, on the other, how narratives of crisis shape and are shaped by the “affective atmospheres” (Anderson, 2009) in which they unfold. This chapter considers how the culture of fear and anxiety and its emotional responses have extended beyond scholarly and political considerations to be pervasive in the public domain. In line with recent theoretical and scholarly considerations, this chapter propounds that complex, interrelated disciplinary approaches are required to confront the societal, individual and emotional challenges posed by the socioecological crisis and its myriad consequences. Such an approach is propounded as being most effective in developing a culture of solidarity and resilience, as the basis to navigate the current challenges without being overpowered by the culture of fear in the purported “age of anxiety.”

  • 37.
    Llena, Carmen Zamorano
    et al.
    Dalarna University, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Gray, Billy
    Dalarna University, Sweden.
    Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe2023Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The accruement of crises over the last two decades, with their particular manifestations in the European context, has evoked the feeling of living in exceptional times, as captured in the recurrent claim that we live in the "age of anxiety." The main aim of this collection is to analyse, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the causes and consequences of the current dominance of the discourse of fear, anxiety, and crisis through the experience of distinct and often interdependent moral panics in twenty-first-century Europe. With its multidisciplinary approach, this volume sheds light on the need to view the interrelationship between different crises and their associated affects as crucial in attaining a more nuanced understanding of the aetiology and effects of the current "age of anxiety." This multidisciplinary scrutiny of the interrelationship of twenty-first-century fears, anxiety and crises signals an original engagement with these complex phenomena in order to make their emergence and profound effects on contemporary society more comprehensible. The timeliness of the thematic focus and the rigorous in-depth analyses make this collection relevant to students and academics within the fields of sociology, literary and cultural studies, political science and anthropology, as well as to those in European studies and global studies.

  • 38.
    Llena, Carmen Zamorano
    et al.
    Dalarna University, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Gray, Billy
    Dalarna University, Sweden.
    Introduction: Fear, anxiety, and crisis. Europe and emotions in the twenty-first century2023In: Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe / [ed] Llena, C.Z; Stier, J.; Gray, B, Taylor & Francis, 2023, p. 1-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter defines the main features of the core concepts in the collection, namely the dominant discourses of fear, anxiety, and crisis in a twenty-first-century global and, particularly, European context. To do so, it situates the study of these public emotions within the theoretical context of the turn to affects and emotions. One of the innovative aspects of this chapter is that it provides a succinct overview of the recent ascent of the scholarly interest in emotions and affects and distinguishes between these two turns, unlike the current trend which tends to conflate them as synonyms of essentially the same phenomenon. The chapter also identifies what is distinct about the present “culture of fear” and its relationship with the public spread of anxiety. In terms of the discourse of crisis, it is associated with the concept of “moral panics,” which despite its conceptualisation almost five decades ago is still recognised as a pertinent term to analyse affective responses to contemporary crises, such as those relating to COVID-19 or climate change. The introduction concludes with a presentation of the rationale and a presentation of the internal coherence of the collection.

  • 39.
    Lundberg, Erik
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Axelson, Tomas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Hur kan högerextremism bemötas och vem ska agera till demokratins försvar?2019In: Dalarnas Tidningar (DT), article id 2019-03-13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Lundberg, Erik
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Axelson, Tomas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden.
    Vem ska agera till demokratins försvar?2019In: Dalademokraten, ISSN 1103-9183, article id 2019-03-09Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 41.
    Lundin, Anette
    et al.
    Department of Social Work, Linnaeus University.
    Bulow, Pia
    School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University , Sweden; Department of Social Work, University of the Free State , Bloemfontein, South Africa.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Assistant Nurses’ Positioned Accounts for Prioritizations in Residential Care for Older People2020In: The Gerontologist, ISSN 0016-9013, E-ISSN 1758-5341, Vol. 61, no 4, p. 573-581, article id gnaa154Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 42.
    Lövenmark, Annica
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Blomberg, Helena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Diskurser om pandemin och vaccinering i svensk nyhetsmedia2022In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 2, p. 178-190Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie identifieras vilka diskurser som dominerat talutrymmet i svensk nyhetsmedia när det gäller pandemin och vaccinering. Data från Mediaarkivet analyserades utifrån hur språket används för att forma diskurser och samhällets medborgare. Nyhetsmedia använder retoriska resurser som väcker känslor; rädsla, solidaritet och ansvar. De identifierande diskurserna; Kriget mot världens osynliga fiende, I solidaritetens namn, I förnuftets kölvatten och Mot en ny värld? innehåller även metaforer som retoriska resurser med en dominans av krigsmetaforer. De medborgare som hävdar att de kan tänka och agera förnuftigt på egen hand, utan att styras av rädsla och rådande diskurser, framställs som obildade och egoistiska och får sällan talutrymme inom traditionell nyhetsmedia. De oönskade rösterna tystas och förpassas till alternativa kanaler och plattformar med allvarliga konsekvenser för åsiktsfrihet och det demokratiska samtalet i samhället.

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  • 43.
    Lövenmark [Åberg] [Engström], Annica
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Blomberg, Helena
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Mälardalen University, Sweden.
    The establishing of subject positions in Swedish news media discourses during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic2023In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the global media since 2020. To a large extent, it isvia the news media that the public has learned about the risks, levels of danger, governmentalregulations and mandatory actions. This article highlights the subject positions constructedby the Swedish news media from January 2020 to February 2021 in reports about thepandemic. The result shows that citizens can be active-passive or solitary solidarity, thesepositions appeal to individual accountability, thus potentially shaping and fostering citizensin line with the Swedish government’s wider response to the pandemic. The news media’simages are of self-regulated citizens who govern and discipline themselves and othersaccording to the current discourses, all of which simultaneously evoke fear, togethernessand hope. The ideological dilemmas for citizens are whether to be active-passive or, ifnecessary, switch to the solitary solidarity subject position.

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  • 44.
    Riddersporre, Bim
    et al.
    Malmö universitet.
    Kjällander, SusanneStockholms universitet.Stier, JonasMälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Den utbildningsvetenskapliga kärnan för förskolan2023Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Riddersporre, Bim
    et al.
    Malmö University, Malmö, 20506, Sweden.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Preschool Heads’ Notions of Digitalized Staff–Parent Communication: The Need to Move from Monocultural to Intercultural Communication in Multicultural Sweden2022In: Journal of Intercultural Communication, E-ISSN 1404-1634, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on a preschool digitalization project, this article presents the findings from a survey of 75 Swedish preschool principals. One main question guided the survey: how do Swedish preschool principals describe the use and usefulness of digital tools for interaction with parents? These findings are discussed in regard to intercultural differences, intercultural communication competence, and discursive blind spots, where two additional questions are addressed: (1) what preunderstandings and discursive blind spots are found in preschool principals’ accounts of the use of digital tools for preschool staff–parent communication, and (2) what implications does the use of digital technology have for (intercultural) communication? Findings from the survey show that preschool principals take little consideration of their own or the parents’ cultural background when understanding and promoting the use of digital tools. The conclusion is that overrelience on digital communication may increase the risk of miscommunication – for all Swedes but particularly with regard to communication between native and “new” Swedes

  • 46.
    Sandström Kjellin, Margareta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Davies, Trevor
    The University of Reading, England.
    Asunta, Tuula
    The University of Jyväskylä.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University.
    Teachers’ Voices about the ‘Attitudes and Values Aspect of Citizenship Education – Comparative Case Studies in England, Finland and Sweden2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Sandström Kjellin, Margareta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Citizenship Education as a Means for Transmitting and Transforming Values and Attitudes: Theory, Described Practice and Performed Practice2007Report (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Sandström Kjellin, Margareta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University.
    Citizenship Education: Forming Cultural Identity in Five European Countries2008Book (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Sandström Kjellin, Margareta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Citizenship in the Classroom: Transferring and transforming transcultural values2008In: Intercultural Education, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 41-51Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the paper is to present and discuss a Report from a Comenius 2.1 project, aimed at developing teachers’ interpersonal, intercultural, social and civic competence. The study presented in the report was a multiple case study, and the methods for collecting data were focus group dialogues (with 34 teacher students), one video recording in each country and a document analysis of a European overview of citizenship education in Europe. Five countries participated in the study (the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, the UK and Sweden) and the study focused on 12 year‐old pupils. One conclusion was that teacher education needs to focus more on horizontal classroom dialogue if goals for citizenship education are to be reached.

  • 50.
    Sandström Kjellin, Margareta
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Stier, JonasMälardalen University.
    Comprehensions of citizenship and citizenship education Comenius 2.1 EPT Project. Report II.2008Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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