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"A Nation On the Move": A Discourse Analysis of Namibian Policies for Development
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is approaching the concept of development in Namibian plans for development, its Vision 2030 and Third National Development Plan. The aim is to analyse discourses of development in the Namibian political context of planning for development. I have done this through the theoretical and methodological framework of Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis, CDA. I have identified four contrasting and complementing discourses in the way that the documents talk about development. Two of them, discourse of tradition and discourse of modernity, are connected to meanings of development. The two others, a social equity and justice discourse and a neo-liberal market discourse, are connected to structures of development, which shape how the documents vision development to happen. I have seen that there is a struggle between the discourses in the way they are described as both complementing and conflicting.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Development, Namibia, Critical Discourse Analysis, CDA, Globalisation, Governmentality, Neo-liberalism
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60819ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-A--10/08--SEOAI: diva2:359287
Subject / course
Social and Cultural Analysis (D-level)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-03-09 Created: 2010-10-27 Last updated: 2012-03-09Bibliographically approved

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