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Partnership for development : a case study on India and Senegal

Abstract : Taking cue from Rawls’s (2012) work on distributive justice, the thesis studies development partnership through the case study of India and Senegal. Mutual benefits have been asserted time and again as the core element of this partnership. Being two thriving democracies, it shall be assumed that the ultimate beneficiaries of the ‘intended benefits’ are to be the people of India and Senegal. Hence, in this thesis we choose to see development as it should enhance capability, freedom and opportunity (as put forward by Sen 1999, 2002) for the citizens of the two countries being studied. With such beliefs, the thesis is naturally centred on the question, “Can a relationship based on mutual benefits lead to mutual development?” An important corollary to the problematic is the equity in the distribution of benefits adhering to the partners’ i.e. whether at all the partnership is equal and faire as it is claimed to be? It is hence, worth studying the ‘who’, the ‘why’, the ‘how’ and the ‘what’ of this partnership through the actors, the motivations, the means, the methods, the nature and the ‘ends’ of it. The thesis argues strongly in favour of equity for fair and sustainable development. The thesis argues that discrepancies, errors, identification, unawareness and unethical behaviour might lead to distortions from just behaviour expected in favour of development. However, drawing on the works of Froese (2001), Nussbaum (2011), Rawls (1999), Rousseau (2012) and Tocqueville (1981) the thesis concludes that fair, mutual development would be in the favour of the partnership.
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Pooja Jain. Partnership for development : a case study on India and Senegal. Political science. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2014. English. ⟨NNT : 2014IEPP0050⟩. ⟨tel-03641146⟩



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