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New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development - Power and State Complience

Jönsson, Erik LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development constitutes a new initiative to development, created by the African states themselves with an ultimate goal to be more integrated in the global economy on more equal terms and thereby reduce poverty within the continent. NEPAD sees democracy, good governance and human rights as necessary for sustainable development. This thesis examines the assumptions made behind the creation of NEPAD and how different forms of power can explain its creation and design from a rational choice point of view. Furthermore the thesis looks at the assumption and design to evaluate how NEPAD can get states to comply with its objectives. The result is that NEPAD show traces of the structural power of global... (More)
The New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development constitutes a new initiative to development, created by the African states themselves with an ultimate goal to be more integrated in the global economy on more equal terms and thereby reduce poverty within the continent. NEPAD sees democracy, good governance and human rights as necessary for sustainable development. This thesis examines the assumptions made behind the creation of NEPAD and how different forms of power can explain its creation and design from a rational choice point of view. Furthermore the thesis looks at the assumption and design to evaluate how NEPAD can get states to comply with its objectives. The result is that NEPAD show traces of the structural power of global governance by acknowledging the African position as underdeveloped. The initiating states have been able to exercise institutional power when certain values, norms and procedures were put at heart of NEPAD. Institutional power has also effectively excluded other roads to development when the members of the African Union chose to integrate NEPAD as a formal part of the AU. The assumptions behind the creation and the preferences of member states of the AU had implications on the institutional design, especially when the peer review mechanism was created which have left monitoring compliance of NEPAD’s objectives much to the states volunteering to be reviewed (Less)
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author
Jönsson, Erik LU
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organization
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STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
NEPAD, APRM, Rational Choice Institutionalism, Compliance, Institutional design, Power
language
English
id
1405429
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:29:16
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  abstract     = {The New Economic Partnership for Africa’s Development constitutes a new initiative to development, created by the African states themselves with an ultimate goal to be more integrated in the global economy on more equal terms and thereby reduce poverty within the continent. NEPAD sees democracy, good governance and human rights as necessary for sustainable development. This thesis examines the assumptions made behind the creation of NEPAD and how different forms of power can explain its creation and design from a rational choice point of view. Furthermore the thesis looks at the assumption and design to evaluate how NEPAD can get states to comply with its objectives. The result is that NEPAD show traces of the structural power of global governance by acknowledging the African position as underdeveloped. The initiating states have been able to exercise institutional power when certain values, norms and procedures were put at heart of NEPAD. Institutional power has also effectively excluded other roads to development when the members of the African Union chose to integrate NEPAD as a formal part of the AU. The assumptions behind the creation and the preferences of member states of the AU had implications on the institutional design, especially when the peer review mechanism was created which have left monitoring compliance of NEPAD’s objectives much to the states volunteering to be reviewed},
  author       = {Jönsson, Erik},
  keyword      = {NEPAD,APRM,Rational Choice Institutionalism,Compliance,Institutional design,Power},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development - Power and State Complience},
  year         = {2009},
}