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“Where we came from, how we became friends, how we got where we are, and where we are heading”

Michael, Abeba LU (2013) STVK02 20131
Department of Political Science
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
According to postcolonial theory relationships between western and non-western societies are characterized by west being dominant. Europe’s relationship with Africa is not new, but 2005 EU decided to change their African strategy, because they determined that Africa had improved in recent years. This resulted in a new partnership that is called Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and is based on the principles of equality, partnership and ownership. The partnership is built on a long-term policy that is called Joint Africa- EU Strategy. This paper investigates if the postcolonial tendencies are reflected in the long-term policy.
By using Norman Faircloughs critical discourse analysis I have discovered that there is a postcolonial... (More)
According to postcolonial theory relationships between western and non-western societies are characterized by west being dominant. Europe’s relationship with Africa is not new, but 2005 EU decided to change their African strategy, because they determined that Africa had improved in recent years. This resulted in a new partnership that is called Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and is based on the principles of equality, partnership and ownership. The partnership is built on a long-term policy that is called Joint Africa- EU Strategy. This paper investigates if the postcolonial tendencies are reflected in the long-term policy.
By using Norman Faircloughs critical discourse analysis I have discovered that there is a postcolonial relationship reflected in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. My research has show that the partnership that is based on the principle of equality is not as equal as it claims in terms of power. The result is based on that postcolonial discourses are reflected in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. (Less)
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author
Michael, Abeba LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En kritisk diskursanalys om EU och Afrikas partnerskap
course
STVK02 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
postkolonialism, kritisk diskursanalys, Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, eurocentrism, imperialism, den civiliserade standarden
language
Swedish
id
3798694
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:00:08
date last changed
2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {According to postcolonial theory relationships between western and non-western societies are characterized by west being dominant. Europe’s relationship with Africa is not new, but 2005 EU decided to change their African strategy, because they determined that Africa had improved in recent years. This resulted in a new partnership that is called Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and is based on the principles of equality, partnership and ownership. The partnership is built on a long-term policy that is called Joint Africa- EU Strategy. This paper investigates if the postcolonial tendencies are reflected in the long-term policy. 
By using Norman Faircloughs critical discourse analysis I have discovered that there is a postcolonial relationship reflected in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. My research has show that the partnership that is based on the principle of equality is not as equal as it claims in terms of power. The result is based on that postcolonial discourses are reflected in the Joint Africa-EU Strategy.},
  author       = {Michael, Abeba},
  keyword      = {postkolonialism,kritisk diskursanalys,Africa-EU Strategic Partnership,eurocentrism,imperialism,den civiliserade standarden},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“Where we came from, how we became friends, how we got where we are, and where we are heading”},
  year         = {2013},
}