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Missing People Sweden: Om en ideell förenings organisation, engagemang & verkan i samhället
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

I denna uppsats har vi undersökt frivillighetsorganisationen Missing People Sweden. Det är en volontärorganisation som anordnar skallgångar efter försvunna personer. Organisationen har varit väldigt framgångsrik med sitt arbete och uppmärksammats en hel del i media. Idag är Missing People Sweden en riksomfattande organisation med verksamhet över hela landet. Denna uppsats består av en kvalitativ metodkombination med personliga intervjuer från volontärer som arbetar inom organisationen samt av deltagande observationer vid en skallgång. Syftet har varit att: A) Definiera Missing People Sweden som organisation. B) Identifiera viktiga faktorer bakom deras framgångar. C) Närmare undersöka varför har volontärerna valt att engagera sig just i denna organisation. D) Samt vad Missing People Sweden fyller för funktion i samhället med sitt arbete. En hermeneutisk ansats har använts för att tolka resultatet och analysera materialet. Analysen visade att Missing People Sweden är att definieras som någon slags "hybrid organisation" och att tre faktorer legat bakom Missing People Sweden framgångar, vilka har varit deras organisationsstruktur, media och samverkan med polisen. Motivationen bakom volontärernas deltagande var den försvunne personens anhöriga och deras lidande. Missing People Sweden har vuxit till att bli en enorm samhällsresurs som utför det arbete myndigheter som polisen inte har tillräckligt med resurser för att klara av.

Abstract [en]

In this study we have examined the organization Missing People Sweden. It is a voluntary organization that organizes search parties for people that are missing. The organization has been very successful with their work and has had a lot of media coverage. Today Missing People Sweden ia a nationwide organization with operations all across the country. This study consists of a qualitative approach with personal interviews from volunteers working within the organization and participant observations during a search party and the purpose has been to: A) Define Missing People Sweden as an organization. B) Identify the key factors behind their success. C) Explore why volunteers decided to get involved in this particular organization. D) And what kind of social function their work fulfills in society. A hermeneutic approach has been used to interpret the results and analyze the material. The analysis showed that Missing People Sweden is to be defined as some kind of "hybrid organization" and that there are three key factors behind their success. Namely their organizational structure, media and cooperation with the police. The motivations behind the volunteer´s participation were the missing person´s family and their suffering. Missing People Sweden has grown to become a tremendous civil resource. They help agencies such as the police and provide support for the missing person´s family.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
social movements, organization, media, cooperation with police, participation, civil resource
Keyword [sv]
sociala rörelser, organisation, media, samverkan med polis, engagemang, samhällsresurs
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23553OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-23553DiVA: diva2:648220
Subject / course
Sociology
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Available from: 2013-09-16 Created: 2013-09-13 Last updated: 2013-09-16Bibliographically approved

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