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Swedish government domestic rhetoric that justifies land investments in Africa: A Case Study
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för ekonomi och it, Avd för juridik, ekonomi, statistik och politik.
Högskolan Väst, Institutionen för ekonomi och it, Avd för juridik, ekonomi, statistik och politik.
2019 (engelsk)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpOppgave
Abstract [en]

This thesis is conducted as a single case study with a qualitative approach. With the help of Bacchi’s ‘what is the problem represented to be’ (WPR) approach, we conducted qualitative textual analysis on official publications collected from the Swedish government; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) to understand how land investment in Africa is framed in these publications, specifically, in terms of the environmental, economic and socio-political benefits it provides for the Swedish citizens, host country and the world at large. This study contributes to the knowledge of how policy is justified with respect to different actors by referring to their interests, although such kinds of justification contradict the image potraited by the country. Through publications analyzed, the findings show that a sustainable environment, improvement of gender equality and women’s rights and economic growth are the main justifications for Sweden’s land investment in Africa. The overall conclusion is that more emphasis is put on economic justification in host country interest while on Sweden and Global interest they emphasis more on environmental interests.

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2019. , s. 47
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Sweden, Land investment, Africa, Policy justification, Sida, Neo-colonialism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14125Lokal ID: EIS501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14125DiVA, id: diva2:1337804
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Political science
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International Programme in Politics and Economics
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-07-23 Laget: 2019-07-17 Sist oppdatert: 2019-07-23bibliografisk kontrollert

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