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dc.contributor.authorKARAGIANNIS, Nathalieen
dc.identifier.citationFlorence, European University Institute, 2002
dc.descriptionDefence date: 10 June 2002
dc.descriptionExamining board: Prof. Peter Wagner, Supervisor (EUI) ; Prof. Pascale Laborier, Université de Picardie, Amiens ; Prof. Philip McMichael, Cornell University, Ithaca ; Prof. William Outhwaite, University of Sussex
dc.description.abstractPost-colonial European politics have undergone profound changes. Constructing an intellectual history of European development discourse, this book brings together post-structuralist and critical approaches to understanding development. Nathalie Karagiannis analyses three key terms of European development discourse: ‘responsibility’, ‘efficiency’ and ‘giving’. Situating these terms in a concrete history of European post-colonial politics, the author shows how European policy has shifted from accepting responsibility for colonialism – constructed as it is on the paternalistic model of the gift – to a more amnesiac politics in which post-colonial countries are responsible for their own fate. In this way, Karagiannis illustrates that efficiency has become the overriding goal of development, and that the relationship between ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries is mainly defined by considerations pertaining to market capitalism.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Political and Social Sciencesen
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development
dc.subject.lcshDeveloping countries -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcshDeveloping countries -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcshEuropean Union countries -- Foreign economic relations -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcshDeveloping countries -- Foreign economic relations -- European Union countries
dc.subject.lcshEconomic assistance, European -- Developing countries
dc.titleGiving development: responsibility and efficiency in the European development discourse towards the ACP countries (1970s-1990s)en

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