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Players’ stake in the game? A Governmentality Study of the EU Programme in Peru: Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development

Ekenbjörn, Sara LU (2012) MIDM71 20121
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
This is a study of the European Union (EU) development programme in Peru “Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development”. The purpose of the study was to understand how governmentality is created and practiced in the programme. A Foucauldian perspective was applied to the analysis of how neo-liberal rationalities and techniques are practiced in the programme. The principal data collection method was interviews conducted with stakeholders involved in the programme, including officials at the EU delegation in Peru, European and Peruvian Non-State Actors as well as beneficiaries from civil society and sub divisions of government. In total 10 projects, funded by the programme were included in the study. Therefore, the study presents... (More)
This is a study of the European Union (EU) development programme in Peru “Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development”. The purpose of the study was to understand how governmentality is created and practiced in the programme. A Foucauldian perspective was applied to the analysis of how neo-liberal rationalities and techniques are practiced in the programme. The principal data collection method was interviews conducted with stakeholders involved in the programme, including officials at the EU delegation in Peru, European and Peruvian Non-State Actors as well as beneficiaries from civil society and sub divisions of government. In total 10 projects, funded by the programme were included in the study. Therefore, the study presents the voices of the beneficiaries themselves (civil society and local authorities) as well the donor (EU) and project implementers (Non-State Actors). Furthermore, data was collected through focus group interviews combined with participant observations. The study showed that the EU promotes rationalities of neo-liberal governmentality regarding what role Non-State Actors and Local Authorities are ought to play in EU development policy. These rationalities are applied through the Calls for Proposals which is being used by the EU as technique of neo-liberal governmentality to set the rules of the game. (Less)
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author
Ekenbjörn, Sara LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM71 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Local Authorities, Non-state Actors, Governmentality, Peru, EU Development Policy
language
English
id
2543749
date added to LUP
2012-06-21 17:59:42
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2012-07-03 13:46:33
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  abstract     = {This is a study of the European Union (EU) development programme in Peru “Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development”. The purpose of the study was to understand how governmentality is created and practiced in the programme. A Foucauldian perspective was applied to the analysis of how neo-liberal rationalities and techniques are practiced in the programme. The principal data collection method was interviews conducted with stakeholders involved in the programme, including officials at the EU delegation in Peru, European and Peruvian Non-State Actors as well as beneficiaries from civil society and sub divisions of government. In total 10 projects, funded by the programme were included in the study. Therefore, the study presents the voices of the beneficiaries themselves (civil society and local authorities) as well the donor (EU) and project implementers (Non-State Actors). Furthermore, data was collected through focus group interviews combined with participant observations. The study showed that the EU promotes rationalities of neo-liberal governmentality regarding what role Non-State Actors and Local Authorities are ought to play in EU development policy. These rationalities are applied through the Calls for Proposals which is being used by the EU as technique of neo-liberal governmentality to set the rules of the game.},
  author       = {Ekenbjörn, Sara},
  keyword      = {Local Authorities,Non-state Actors,Governmentality,Peru,EU Development Policy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Players’ stake in the game? A Governmentality Study of the EU Programme in Peru: Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development},
  year         = {2012},
}