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Development Goals for the New Millennia: Discourse Analysis of the Evolution of the 2001 Millennium Development Goals and 2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract Through critical discourse analysis, this thesis explores the construction of poverty and development within and across the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and the proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals texts. The proposed post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals frame the international development landscape for the next 15 years, therefore it becomes imperative for civil society to understand their dominant economic schemes for poverty alleviation in order to adopt or oppose similar methods of poverty abatement. Deductively, this thesis investigates Keynesianism and neoliberalism, the dominant economic discourses whose deployments within the goals have shaped transnational frameworks for interpreting and mitigating pov... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Briant, Janie Elizabeth (Author) / Nadesan, Majia (Advisor) / Kelley, Douglas L (Committee member) / Keahey, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Economics / feminism / International Development / Millennium Development Goals / neoliberalism / Sustainable Development Goals / United Nations
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 110 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Communication Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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