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Thesis: The role of web 2.0 in development aid- A qualitative study of the Flemish Private Initiatives

Thesis: The role of web 2.0 in development aid- A qualitative study of the Flemish Private Initiatives

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A qualitative research of the role of web 2.0 in the Flemish fourth pillar of development aid.
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Masterproef Politieke Communicatie
 What is the role of web 2.0 in development aid? A qualitative study of the Flemish Private initiatives.Francine Carron
Promotor: Prof. Dr. AalbertsVerslaggever: Prof. Dr. De VriesMaster Politieke Communicatie (www.politiekecommunicatie.be)Rolnummer student(e): S0092242Faculteit Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen Academiejaar 2009-2010
 
 
A qualitative research of the role of web 2.0 in the Flemish fourth pillar of development aid.
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Acknowledgements
I
prepared this report under the guidance of Professor Chris Aalberts.
I
would like to thank him very much for guiding me throughout this master thesis.
I
could not have asked for better direction and thank you so much for being available during weekends and evenings! Manythanks also to Mr. Chris Vleugels from the SM
IT-
Research
I
nstitute who contributed to this paper.
I
also like to thank all my colleagues at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign affairs,commerce, and development aid where
I
conducted my internship.
T
hey inspired me to writeon the subject of web 2.0 and development aid. Without the support of my family and boyfriend throughout this turbulent year,
I
would have never been able to complete another degree. And finally,
I
would like to contribute this work to my son Christian, who is now 4years old.
I
hope by gaining another degree
I
will be able to give him a bright future.
 
A qualitative research of the role of web 2.0 in the Flemish fourth pillar of development aid.
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 List with acronyms 5List with tables 6List with figures 6
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INTRODUCTION 7
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Research Question 9
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.2 Relevance 9
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Academic Relevance 9
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.2.2 Societal Relevance
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.3 Outline
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THEORY
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Web 2
.0
 
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I
ntroduction
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 2.
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.2 Key Principles
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.2.
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Visible manifestations of web 2.0: Multi
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media sharing & SNS
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.2.2 Data on epic scale
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.2.3 User 
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created content
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.2.4 Harnessing collective intelligence
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.2.5 Architecture of participation
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.3 Conclusion
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2 Development Aid
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2.2.
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I
ntroduction
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 2.2.2 History of development aid
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92.2.2.
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Historical
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ntentions and Motives of development aid 202.2.3
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raditional Structures of development aid 222.2.3.
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Multilateral Aid 222.2.3.2 Bilateral Aid 232.2.3.3 Aid via development aid NGO¶s 252.2.3.4 Private
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nitiatives 2
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 2.2.4 Conclusion 2
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Development Aid 2
.0
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 2.3.
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ntroduction 292.3.2 Key characteristics of development aid 2.0 302.3.3 Web 2.0 as a tool for development aid 2.0 3
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 2.4 Conclusion 33
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METHODS AND DATA
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ntroduction 353.2 Research Method 353.2.
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I
nterviews 353.2.
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Case Specific
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nterviews 3
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 3.2.2 Survey 3
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 3.2.3 Content Analysis 39
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RESULTS
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nterviews 44

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