Development aid discourse in Danish agriculture, 1960-1970
Why has ‘development aid' been donated by so-called developed to under-developed populations since World War II? Using discourse analysis, this article provides partial answers to this riddle. First, we suggest that donor motives may be rooted in an ideology of ‘being good' which, paradoxically, motivates recipients to be helpless, i.e. a Samaritan's Dilemma. Second, drawing on journal articles from 1960-1970, we test this theory by tracing a global development discourse and ‘goodness ideology' in a Western country like Denmark - a process that was strongly influenced by the agricultural co-operative movement, which sought to export the ‘Danish cooperative model'.
Contemporary European History, 2008, Vol 17, Issue 1, p. 97-115
Udviklingsbistand; Diskursanalyse; Den danske andelsbevægelse; Samaritanerens dilemma; Godhedsideologi; James M. Buchanan; Development aid; Discourse analysis; The Danish Cooperative Movement; Samaritan's dilemma; Goodness ideology