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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility - Discourse Analysis of the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ through the Public and Private Distinction

Muñoz, Emelie LU (2016) STVK02 20152
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of the study is to further understand how the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ is constructed through the articulation of the Public and Private distinction in presently operated Public Private Development Partnerships (PPDP). By understanding the discourse in terms of accountability, role division and responsibility, the ambition is to map how the construction is made through the public and private sector. The study will answer the following research questions: How do the different authorships construct the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ through the articulation of the ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ distinction? With sub-questions: Which are the main antagonisms in the authorships’ construction of the discourse? Which hegemonies and hegemonic... (More)
The purpose of the study is to further understand how the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ is constructed through the articulation of the Public and Private distinction in presently operated Public Private Development Partnerships (PPDP). By understanding the discourse in terms of accountability, role division and responsibility, the ambition is to map how the construction is made through the public and private sector. The study will answer the following research questions: How do the different authorships construct the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ through the articulation of the ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ distinction? With sub-questions: Which are the main antagonisms in the authorships’ construction of the discourse? Which hegemonies and hegemonic interventions may be identified? The study approaches the research questions using the theory and method of discourse analysis created by Laclau & Mouffe, adapted by Winther-Jørgensen & Phillips. The material of the study contains of Sida’s currently running PPDP-projects all produced by three different authorships of Public sector, Private sector and International Organizations. The results establish that the public is generally perceived as having main responsibility while the private is recognised possessing greater relevant knowledge. Furthermore the distinctive line between the public and the private sector is clearly drawn by all authorships. (Less)
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Muñoz, Emelie LU
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STVK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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public sector, private sector, responsibility, PPDP, CSR, PPP, public, private, discourse analysis
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English
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8513837
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2016-02-02 14:21:49
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the study is to further understand how the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ is constructed through the articulation of the Public and Private distinction in presently operated Public Private Development Partnerships (PPDP). By understanding the discourse in terms of accountability, role division and responsibility, the ambition is to map how the construction is made through the public and private sector. The study will answer the following research questions: How do the different authorships construct the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ through the articulation of the ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ distinction? With sub-questions: Which are the main antagonisms in the authorships’ construction of the discourse? Which hegemonies and hegemonic interventions may be identified? The study approaches the research questions using the theory and method of discourse analysis created by Laclau & Mouffe, adapted by Winther-Jørgensen & Phillips. The material of the study contains of Sida’s currently running PPDP-projects all produced by three different authorships of Public sector, Private sector and International Organizations. The results establish that the public is generally perceived as having main responsibility while the private is recognised possessing greater relevant knowledge. Furthermore the distinctive line between the public and the private sector is clearly drawn by all authorships.},
  author       = {Muñoz, Emelie},
  keyword      = {public sector,private sector,responsibility,PPDP,CSR,PPP,public,private,discourse analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility - Discourse Analysis of the ‘Responsibility Discourse’ through the Public and Private Distinction},
  year         = {2016},
}