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dc.contributor.advisorFawn, Rick
dc.contributor.advisorAnsari, Ali M.
dc.contributor.authorKluczewska, Karolina
dc.coverage.spatialvi, 283 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines actors, interactions and normativities involved in development aid in Tajikistan. It analyses trajectories of six global paradigms which are promoted in the country by Western donors: good governance, local knowledge, local ownership, organised recruitment, women’s empowerment and doing business. The thesis advances three main themes. First, it analyses why and how national donor agencies and international organisations foster the selected paradigms in the country. Second, it highlights local actors’ perspectives on donors’ interventions and describes everyday practices of re-appropriation of the paradigms, such as compliance, brokerage and acts of subversion against donors. Third, the thesis identifies arising contestations of the paradigms by local non-governmental organisations and the government, as well as alternative imaginaries of development emerging on the ground. Theoretically, the thesis is situated within critical development studies and represents a theoretical bricolage rooted in three distinct strands of academic literature: International Relations’ research on norm diffusion, anthropology of development and the post-development theory. Methodologically, the thesis argues in favour of political ethnography. Its methodological bricolage includes action research, interviews, participant observation and visual research practices. Overall, the thesis contributes to the literature on contemporary Tajikistan; development practices in Central Asia; and critical imaginaries of development.en_US
dc.description.sponsorship"This work was supported by the programme ‘Around the Caspian: A Doctoral Training for Future Experts in Development and Cooperation with Focus on the Caspian Region’ within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 under Grant SEP-210161673." -- Acknowledgementsen
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.subjectCentral Asiaen_US
dc.subjectInternational organisationsen_US
dc.subjectPolitical ethnographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshEconomic assistance--Tajikistanen
dc.subject.lcshEconomic development--Tajikistanen
dc.subject.lcshNon-governmental organizations--Tajikistanen
dc.subject.lcshPolitical science--Anthropological aspects--Tajikistanen
dc.titleDevelopment aid in Tajikistan : six global paradigms and practice on the grounden_US
dc.contributor.sponsorHorizon 2020 (Programme)en_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of International Relationsen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 14th February 2024en

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