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Self-determination in a development aid relationship - a phenomenological Paraguayan case study

Pertoft, Ronja LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how the Swedish non-governmental aid organization We Effect affects their partner organizations in Paraguay’s possibilities to self-determination in the framework of their relationship. The question asked is “ How does
We Effects aid cooperation in Paraguay affect their local partner organizations’ possibilities to self-determination? ”. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the concept of self-determination, the study touches on the fields of psychology, law, politics and more.
Self-determination is delimited to an organizational level and operationalized with the help of self-determination theory. Empiric material in the form of five anonymous questionnaires and five semi-structured... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how the Swedish non-governmental aid organization We Effect affects their partner organizations in Paraguay’s possibilities to self-determination in the framework of their relationship. The question asked is “ How does
We Effects aid cooperation in Paraguay affect their local partner organizations’ possibilities to self-determination? ”. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the concept of self-determination, the study touches on the fields of psychology, law, politics and more.
Self-determination is delimited to an organizational level and operationalized with the help of self-determination theory. Empiric material in the form of five anonymous questionnaires and five semi-structured interviews was collected and analyzed. Results show that We Effects cooperational approach is self-determination-conscious and -supportive to some extent but that the basis and to some extent the framework of the cooperation are encroaching on their partner organizations autonomy and thus also their self-determination. (Less)
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author
Pertoft, Ronja LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Self-determination theory, Development aid, Self-determination, Paraguay, We Effect
language
English
id
8907686
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2017-07-11 15:36:01
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2017-07-11 15:36:01
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how the Swedish non-governmental aid organization We Effect affects their partner organizations in Paraguay’s possibilities to self-determination in the framework of their relationship. The question asked is “ How does
We Effects aid cooperation in Paraguay affect their local partner organizations’ possibilities to self-determination? ”. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the concept of self-determination, the study touches on the fields of psychology, law, politics and more.
Self-determination is delimited to an organizational level and operationalized with the help of self-determination theory. Empiric material in the form of five anonymous questionnaires and five semi-structured interviews was collected and analyzed. Results show that We Effects cooperational approach is self-determination-conscious and -supportive to some extent but that the basis and to some extent the framework of the cooperation are encroaching on their partner organizations autonomy and thus also their self-determination.},
  author       = {Pertoft, Ronja},
  keyword      = {Self-determination theory,Development aid,Self-determination,Paraguay,We Effect},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Self-determination in a development aid relationship - a phenomenological Paraguayan case study},
  year         = {2017},
}