Den demokratiske praksis i Folkekirkens Nødhjælp

Ulrik Gade Husted

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis seeks to address the democratic praxis in the development organisation Dan Church Aid (DCA). As an actor in the global development context, DCA is affected by and affects the other actors within the aid chain – from institutional donors, the populations of e.g. Denmark to their partner organisations and the populations of the development countries. The thesis argue that global discourses on development issues affect the focus of DCA’s strategic priorities, e.g. the existing focus on empowerment, harmonization and accountability. The original idea of development assistance was a helping hand from the population of Western countries to the populations of developing countries. The scope of this thesis is to investigate whether this notion still exists, through a democratic perspective with the focus of DCA and their relations in the aid chain; or whether the professionalism, procedures and global discourses have entangled the development work. The perception of democracy and accountability in the different relations in the aid chain among the DCA supporters’ base (volunteers and private contributors) and the DCA partner organisations (namely one in Palæstine and one in Zambia) dictates the actual praxis, which is seen as key in order to strengthen the democratic culture in development countries.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato8 mar. 2013


  • demokrati
  • Folkekirkens Nødhjælp
  • buzz words
  • accountability
  • organisationsdemokrati