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Postcolonialism in Development Policy: - a comparative analysis of SIDA and USAID
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

 

Two recent tendencies are brought together in this study; the emergence of a postcolonial academic discipline and the restructuring of international development aid and cooperation. Researchers have tried to advocate a postcolonial perspective in policies for international development. This study investigates to what extent this has been done in key documents from SIDA and USAID. A qualitative dimensional analysis was performed from which the results are then used for a comparative analysis. The findings show that documents from both agencies only to a limited extent express a postcolonial perspective, though; documents from SIDA show a stronger prevalence of a postcolonial perspective in some dimension and in the overall index. As demonstrated with the MIP index, both agencies policy documents have more non-postcolonialist rhetoric. The documents demonstrate a development discourse in which the donor countries own national development is prioritized at the cost of that of the receiver countries.

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2009. , p. 19
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comparative analysis, development, policy, postcolonialism
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8298OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-8298DiVA, id: diva2:134097
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G1353, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-02-10 Created: 2009-01-17 Last updated: 2009-02-10Bibliographically approved

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