The Danish Comprehensive Approach - between public perception and policy paper

Lars Hededam

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis investigate how the Danish Comprehensive Approach, a foreign development and security policy created in 2004, are employed by privileged actors in the public discourse, as well as through the policy papers. In doing so the thesis apply Jennifer Milliken's (1999) discursive approach of deconstruction of the policy papers from 2004 till 2012, and several grey paper articles and features. In understanding and categorising the contested and well debated security-development nexus, the thesis apply the mapping of Maria Stern and Joakim Öjendal (2010). This map contains a number of different narratives, in which the Danish Comprehensive Approach can be applied. The deconstructed discourses are applied through methods of discursive subjugated knowledge. The result is, that discourses can be positioned in several places on the map, at the same time, and the between the two discourses are a small dissonance

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato4 mar. 2014


  • development
  • Security