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Mellan effektivitet och deltagande - En utvärderingsanalys av NGO:ers påverkansmöjligheter över svenskt utvecklingsbistånd

Larsson, Jenny LU (2013) STVK01 20131
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This study aims to evaluate whether the process of the Swedish development cooperation is democratic or not, by measuring if the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are able to participate and influence the decision-making process. The background of the study is an interview with the Swedish minister of development cooperation where she emphasized the significance of a more focused and results-based Swedish development which led to an intense debate about whether the value of efficiency was more prioritized than the democratic normative value. Primarily, the Swedish democratic model and its values are presented, followed by a brief presentation and comparison of the Swedish development cooperation. This leads to the creation of a... (More)
This study aims to evaluate whether the process of the Swedish development cooperation is democratic or not, by measuring if the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are able to participate and influence the decision-making process. The background of the study is an interview with the Swedish minister of development cooperation where she emphasized the significance of a more focused and results-based Swedish development which led to an intense debate about whether the value of efficiency was more prioritized than the democratic normative value. Primarily, the Swedish democratic model and its values are presented, followed by a brief presentation and comparison of the Swedish development cooperation. This leads to the creation of a democratic ideal based on participatory and deliberative democratic values where the possibility of NGOs to influence is measured through three principles: participation, influence and their experienced inclusion. The results are based on semi structured interviews with key figures representing three levels in Swedish development cooperation. The levels represented are decision-makers, implementers and the doers which carry out the development program. My conclusion is that the lack of continuity, transparency and structure prevents the process from fulfilling the principles of the democratic ideal. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Jenny LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
NGO, PGU, demokrati, deltagande, inflytande, delaktighet
language
Swedish
id
3798721
date added to LUP
2013-07-01 13:01:02
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2013-07-01 13:01:02
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  abstract     = {This study aims to evaluate whether the process of the Swedish development cooperation is democratic or not, by measuring if the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are able to participate and influence the decision-making process. The background of the study is an interview with the Swedish minister of development cooperation where she emphasized the significance of a more focused and results-based Swedish development which led to an intense debate about whether the value of efficiency was more prioritized than the democratic normative value. Primarily, the Swedish democratic model and its values are presented, followed by a brief presentation and comparison of the Swedish development cooperation. This leads to the creation of a democratic ideal based on participatory and deliberative democratic values where the possibility of NGOs to influence is measured through three principles: participation, influence and their experienced inclusion. The results are based on semi structured interviews with key figures representing three levels in Swedish development cooperation. The levels represented are decision-makers, implementers and the doers which carry out the development program. My conclusion is that the lack of continuity, transparency and structure prevents the process from fulfilling the principles of the democratic ideal.},
  author       = {Larsson, Jenny},
  keyword      = {NGO,PGU,demokrati,deltagande,inflytande,delaktighet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mellan effektivitet och deltagande - En utvärderingsanalys av NGO:ers påverkansmöjligheter över svenskt utvecklingsbistånd},
  year         = {2013},
}