Giving development: responsibility and efficiency in the European development discourse towards the ACP countries (1970s-1990s)

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Show simple item record KARAGIANNIS, Nathalie en 2006-06-09T09:16:39Z 2006-06-09T09:16:39Z 2002 en 2002 en
dc.identifier.citation Florence, European University Institute, 2002
dc.description Defence date: 10 June 2002
dc.description Examining 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.abstract Post-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.format.medium Paper en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI PhD theses en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Political and Social Sciences en
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries -- Economic conditions
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries -- Social conditions
dc.subject.lcsh European Union countries -- Foreign economic relations -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Developing countries -- Foreign economic relations -- European Union countries
dc.subject.lcsh Economic assistance, European -- Developing countries
dc.subject.lcsh Postcolonialism
dc.title Giving development: responsibility and efficiency in the European development discourse towards the ACP countries (1970s-1990s) en
dc.type Thesis en
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