The Modern Mozambician: An anlysis of Development Rationalities in Mozambique and its impact on the Power Realations Between 'the West and the Rest'

Mathilde Byskov, Nina Myrlund, Iben Antonsen, Theis Scherfig & Anders Bruus

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Mozambique has despite its somewhat violent history often been perceived as the 'success story' of development. Among many other Development organisations, the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) is conducting an ongoing development programme in Mozambique dealing with improving the educational system. This study seeks to analyse, through the case DSESSP, the power relations between 'the West and the Rest'. This will be done through investigating the impacts of the 'regimes of truth' which are based on the development discourses created throughout history. Furthermore, the nature of resistance towards the implementation of Western values will be examined and looked upon in relation to the Enlightenment thinking in the 15th and 16th century. It is concluded that Western values are not forced upon the Mozambicans through exercising power, but is in fact an outcome of collaboration – in essence making power productive.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato4 jun. 2009


  • Mozambique
  • Development