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Emerging Donors and Development Cooperation: Thailand and Malaysia

Carle, Manon (2015) ACET35
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
Using textual analysis based on a constructivist perspective, this thesis attempted to analyze how development cooperation policy builds the emerging donor identity. It did so by looking at foreign policy in the case studies of two small Asian donors, Thailand and Malaysia. In particular, it looked at the notion of heterogeneity which exists in the emerging donor identity, and Thailand and Malaysia’s positioning within that heterogeneity.

The thesis found that Thailand portrays a recipient-turned-donor identity based on the Prosper-thy-Neighbor, Forward Engagement and Constructive Engagement policies, while Malaysia currently outlines a simultaneous donor-recipient identity founded in a Prosper-thy-Neighbor and middle power strategy.... (More)
Using textual analysis based on a constructivist perspective, this thesis attempted to analyze how development cooperation policy builds the emerging donor identity. It did so by looking at foreign policy in the case studies of two small Asian donors, Thailand and Malaysia. In particular, it looked at the notion of heterogeneity which exists in the emerging donor identity, and Thailand and Malaysia’s positioning within that heterogeneity.

The thesis found that Thailand portrays a recipient-turned-donor identity based on the Prosper-thy-Neighbor, Forward Engagement and Constructive Engagement policies, while Malaysia currently outlines a simultaneous donor-recipient identity founded in a Prosper-thy-Neighbor and middle power strategy. The countries engage mutually through trilateral and multilateral development cooperation mechanisms as well as locally in the case of Thailand’s Southern conflict. (Less)
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author
Carle, Manon
supervisor
organization
course
ACET35
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Malaysia, Thailand, Development cooperation, Emerging donor
language
English
id
7855312
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2015-09-04 10:27:25
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  abstract     = {Using textual analysis based on a constructivist perspective, this thesis attempted to analyze how development cooperation policy builds the emerging donor identity. It did so by looking at foreign policy in the case studies of two small Asian donors, Thailand and Malaysia. In particular, it looked at the notion of heterogeneity which exists in the emerging donor identity, and Thailand and Malaysia’s positioning within that heterogeneity.

The thesis found that Thailand portrays a recipient-turned-donor identity based on the Prosper-thy-Neighbor, Forward Engagement and Constructive Engagement policies, while Malaysia currently outlines a simultaneous donor-recipient identity founded in a Prosper-thy-Neighbor and middle power strategy. The countries engage mutually through trilateral and multilateral development cooperation mechanisms as well as locally in the case of Thailand’s Southern conflict.},
  author       = {Carle, Manon},
  keyword      = {Malaysia,Thailand,Development cooperation,Emerging donor},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Emerging Donors and Development Cooperation: Thailand and Malaysia},
  year         = {2015},
}