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Master Thesis: Web 2.0 and Development Aid

Master Thesis: Web 2.0 and Development Aid

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Research on the use of web 2.0 in development aid- mainly the Flemish 4th pillar structure.
Research on the use of web 2.0 in development aid- mainly the Flemish 4th pillar structure.

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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 WetenschappenAcademiejaar 2009-2010
 
Acknowledgements
 
A qualitative research of the role of web 2.0 in the Flemish fourth pillar of development aid.
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 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 SMIT- Research Institute 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. They 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.List with acronyms 5
 
A qualitative research of the role of web 2.0 in the Flemish fourth pillar of development aid.
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INTRODUCTION 7
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Research Question 9
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Academic Relevance 9
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THEORY
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Visible manifestations of web 2.0: Multi-media sharing & SNS
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 2.2.2 History of development aid
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Historical Intentions and Motives of development aid 202.2.3 Traditional 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 Initiatives 2
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Introduction 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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METHODS AND DATA
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Interviews 444.2 Online Survey

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