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Opartiska rapporteringar eller ideologiska uttryck?: En studie av hur akademiska perspektiv kring bistånd återges i Dagens Nyheter under 2011
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is a study of how different academic perspectives on international development aid is represented in one of Sweden’s most established quality newspapers – Dagens Nyheter, during the year of 2011. The study is founded in two academic disciplines: studies on aid and development, and media representations of science.

The empirical study of Dagens Nyheter’s articles is based on a division of the academic research on aid and development into four different perspectives. This division is made in such a way that the first perspective has an essentially positive view on aid and development and the subsequent ones are each more critical than the previous.  The study finds that a large majority, 68 % of Dagens Nyheter’s articles on aid during 2011 are to be found in the first, essentially positive, perspective, and that the fourth perspective, that is critical of both aid and development as a goal, is not present in any.

The findings of this study could be of relevance in explaining Swedish people’s views on aid which are generally uncritical. It could also serve as a starting point for further and more extended research on this subject.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 39 p.
Keyword [sv]
bistånd, dagens nyheter, korruption, tredje världen
National Category
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86691OAI: diva2:588846
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-04-25 Created: 2013-01-16 Last updated: 2013-04-25Bibliographically approved

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