Forging Metamorphosis – an Analysis of Development Paradigms in Mozambique

Camilla Lykke Hansen, Martin Bonde-Hansen, Ane Vierø, Zachery Noriega Ibsen, Rachel Zozula Jensen & Gustav Egede Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Within the development discourse several concepts and ideas come across as universal and natural. In this project it is investigated through which processes these come to be understood in this manner and which consequences this entails. In the investigation vast material within the field of development is analysed including several branches of development theory. This is coupled with an analysis of the work by DANIDA and Ibis in Mozambique and how it reflects a certain paradigm. By the use of Michel Foucault’s theories of particularly discourse, power, ethics and morality it is investigated how the transformation of new knowledge and values can lead to new ways of living and identity creation within the so-called “developing countries”. It is from the analysis found that development interventions, by a conscious and subconscious employment of various techniques, influence the morality of the contexts they operate within and by this evoke new ways of being human.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato30 maj 2013


  • Ibis
  • Alternative development
  • Post-development
  • Mozambique
  • Development
  • Development paradigms
  • Foucault