“The Social Construction of Slovakia as a Donor and its Power Effects”, Tomas Profant (IIR, Czech Republic)

New article by Tomáš Profant in Europe-Asia Studies shows the power effects of Slovak development cooperation discourses. It focuses on how the Slovak population is constructed as ‘willing to help’, and the effects of this construction on the legitimation of the current regime and on the construction of the Slovak identity. The article further shows unequal relationship between ‘old’ and ‘new’ donors, how transition experience enables this relationship, and the power effects of the discourse of donor effectiveness in Slovakia.

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