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Att bistå demokrati. En studie i hur svenskt demokratibistånd fungerar, utvärderas och lyckas.

Holmstedt, Emmi (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay tries to explain how Swedish donor organisations are working with democracy in foreign aid. Three case studies of Sida, LO-TCO Biståndsnämnd and Rädda Barnen aims to give an overview of Swedish donor organisations, their work with democracy aid, evaluation and the problems with foreign aid. With Carothers theory of democracy aiding I analyse the success of Swedish democracy promotion, how civil society contributes to democratizaion and how democracy is measured.

I find that Swedish democracy aid overall is successful due to a wider perspective of the term democracy. When democracy involves human rights it gives the donor a possibility to work with democracy promotion in a more extensive area and especially in the civil society.... (More)
This essay tries to explain how Swedish donor organisations are working with democracy in foreign aid. Three case studies of Sida, LO-TCO Biståndsnämnd and Rädda Barnen aims to give an overview of Swedish donor organisations, their work with democracy aid, evaluation and the problems with foreign aid. With Carothers theory of democracy aiding I analyse the success of Swedish democracy promotion, how civil society contributes to democratizaion and how democracy is measured.

I find that Swedish democracy aid overall is successful due to a wider perspective of the term democracy. When democracy involves human rights it gives the donor a possibility to work with democracy promotion in a more extensive area and especially in the civil society. The essay stresses the importance of being subjective when evaluating and that one have to focus on the definition of democracy in each specific case. Instead of trying to develop democracy for a whole state, donors should give aid to smaller projects that contributes to democratization. (Less)
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author
Holmstedt, Emmi
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Sida, Rädda Barnen, LO-TCO Biståndsnämnd, Civil Society, Evaluation, Democracy Aid, Foreign Aid, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1324018
date added to LUP
2007-01-22
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {This essay tries to explain how Swedish donor organisations are working with democracy in foreign aid. Three case studies of Sida, LO-TCO Biståndsnämnd and Rädda Barnen aims to give an overview of Swedish donor organisations, their work with democracy aid, evaluation and the problems with foreign aid. With Carothers theory of democracy aiding I analyse the success of Swedish democracy promotion, how civil society contributes to democratizaion and how democracy is measured.

I find that Swedish democracy aid overall is successful due to a wider perspective of the term democracy. When democracy involves human rights it gives the donor a possibility to work with democracy promotion in a more extensive area and especially in the civil society. The essay stresses the importance of being subjective when evaluating and that one have to focus on the definition of democracy in each specific case. Instead of trying to develop democracy for a whole state, donors should give aid to smaller projects that contributes to democratization.},
  author       = {Holmstedt, Emmi},
  keyword      = {Sida,Rädda Barnen,LO-TCO Biståndsnämnd,Civil Society,Evaluation,Democracy Aid,Foreign Aid,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att bistå demokrati. En studie i hur svenskt demokratibistånd fungerar, utvärderas och lyckas.},
  year         = {2006},
}