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Kristensen, Lilly and Majzlik, Ivan, 2011. Communication between Swedish public administrations and other organizations within the context of nature and culture conservation. Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Communication is a fundamental part of human interaction. Organizations are constituted by people and therefore proper communication is a prerequisite for the organization's functionality. This thesis sets its goal in an analysis of this phenomenon between a number of organizations within the scope of cemeteries in Sweden. The main focus is on the relations between nature conservation and culture conservation.

Semi-structured interviews with actors representing different levels of the hierarchy of the Swedish public administration as well as other organizations were conducted
in order to investigate what the communication in the chosen topic looks like. The interviews were transcribed and categorized for the purpose of communication analysis. Several word categories comprising the respondents' answers were created in order to systematize all gained data. The most relevant parts of these answers were used as direct quotes to support the findings in the chapters Analysis and Discussion. These findings were interpreted by application of various theories regarding nature conservation, culture conservation and communication.

We conclude that there is an insufficient communication concerning the Swedish cemeteries. Shortcomings in both vertical and horizontal communication have been identified as well as an unequal relation between nature conservation on one hand and culture conservation plus other values such as safety and aesthetic on the other.

Main title:Communication between Swedish public administrations and other organizations within the context of nature and culture conservation
Authors:Kristensen, Lilly and Majzlik, Ivan
Supervisor:Ljunggren Bergeå, Hanna
Examiner:Hallgren, Lars
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:NG001 Environmental Communication and Management - Magister (1year master) Programme 60 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:aesthetic, ambiguity, cemetery, communication, culture conservation, definitions, nature conservation, power, safety, understanding
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Public administration
Deposited On:31 May 2011 08:41
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:19

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