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Discourse analysis of foreign aid strategies: A comparative study of the UK and Sweden
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Foreign aid is an integral aspect of international cooperation. The complexity and controversy

of foreign aid has sparked a debate about the capacity of aid to foster development. This

paper analyses the underlying discourses of UK and Sweden’s foreign aid strategies.

Dryzek’s discourse analysis model was used in this paper to assess the respective aid

strategies of the UK and Sweden and describe how foreign aid actors view and understand

developmental issues. Foreign aid strategies have been applied to various development

contexts such as economic growth, basic needs, human capabilities, and the goal achievement

like the Millennium Development Goals and the current Sustainable Development Goals.

Additionally, geostrategic, economical, and political factors orientate aid strategies. The

comparison between aid strategies of the UK and Sweden shows that the UK and Swedish

discourses emphasise on democratic states and individuals as key factors for a sustain

development in recipient countries. Their discourses, however, differ in their approach to

effectiveness of aid and the conditions they use around aid.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 51
Keywords [en]
Aid strategy, Discourse analysis, aid effectiveness, democratic states, individuals.
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-69761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-69761DiVA, id: diva2:1257716
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Sociologi
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Available from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2018-10-24Bibliographically approved

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