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"A Nation On the Move”: A Discourse Analysis of Namibian Policies for Development

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Title

"A Nation On the Move”: A Discourse Analysis of Namibian Policies for Development

Description

"This thesis is approaching the concept of development in Namibian plans for development, its Vision 2030 and Third National Development Plan. The aim is to analyse discourses of development in the Namibian political context of planning for development. I have done this through the theoretical and methodological framework of Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis, CDA. I have identified four contrasting and complementing discourses in the way that the documents talk about development. Two of them, discourse of tradition and discourse of modernity, are connected to meanings of development. The two others, a social equity and justice discourse and a neo-liberal market discourse, are connected to structures of development, which shape how the documents vision development to happen. I have seen that there is a struggle between the discourses in the way they are described as both complementing and conflicting."

Creator

Elise Jansson

Publisher

Linköpings Universitet

Date

2010

Contributor

Bernard C. Moore

Rights

© Linköpings Universitet

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PDF

Language

English

Type

M.A. Dissertation

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Citation

Elise Jansson, “"A Nation On the Move”: A Discourse Analysis of Namibian Policies for Development,” Namibia Digital Repository, accessed July 18, 2018, http://namibia.leadr.msu.edu/items/show/175.

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