Petra Adolfsson, PhD, is a lecturer at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. Her research interests concern organizing, professions and practice.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Young People, Big Ideas: Participatory Budgeting Fixes a River

This case study explores the form and function of a participatory budgeting initiative in which young people in a Swedish local government decided on a major project to enhance sustainability

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People Plan their Park: Voice and Choice through Participatory Budgeting

This case study explores the means and ends of a participatory budgeting initiative in which citizens in a Swedish local government plan an important park.

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Pharmacies and Different Logics: Job advertisements in Sweden, 1903-2013

Changes in the description of the profession of pharmacists in Sweden in job advertising are analyzed based on a theoretical framework including both institutional and cultural theory.

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Published online: April 2, 2014

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Negotiations on Place and Heritage: Public Participation as Social Drama

In this paper the possibility for democratic participation in Sweden and South Africa is investigated. Negotiations about cultural heritages in three cities are analyzed and presented as a social drama.

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Published online: November 10, 2014

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Doctors with Borders: Professional Disputes in Times of Deregulation

This paper discusses how disputes about the boundary between different professional groups can be understood as intrusion with and closing of professional knowledge.

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Published online: December 31, 2014

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E-governance in Public Participation: Assemblages of the New and the Old

Based on a study of public administration in Sweden, it is suggested that we may see e-governance as new assemblages of new and old ideas on technology and participation.

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Published online: January 19, 2015

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Proud to Be Pride: A Content Analysis of City Websites

A content analysis of city websites focusing on the communication of diversity and gay pride.

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Published online: August 25, 2015

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In the Eye of the Beholder: On Using Photography in Research on Sustainability

This study of perspectives on a Swedish nuclear power plant and an old building in a Swedish city centre employed an ethnographic approach. Photography to collect local narratives are discussed.

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Published online: November 20, 2015

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