Constructing and Deconstructing the ACP Group: Actors, Strategies and Consequences for Development

Slocum-Bradley, Nikki, (2007). Constructing and Deconstructing the ACP Group: Actors, Strategies and Consequences for Development. Geopolitics, 12(4), 635-655

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  • Author Slocum-Bradley, Nikki
    Title Constructing and Deconstructing the ACP Group: Actors, Strategies and Consequences for Development
    Appearing in Geopolitics
    Volume 12
    Issue No. 4
    Publication Date 2007
    Place of Publication Abingdon
    Publisher Taylor and Francis
    Start page 635
    End page 655
    Language EN
    Abstract

    This article examines how the AfricanCaribbeanPacific (ACP) Group is constructed and deconstructed in discourse. Positioning Theory is introduced as a theoretical and analytical framework for understanding how social reality is discursively constructed. The article analyses how the ACP Group and other actors are generated and given meaning within various discursive contexts. This discourse is compared with other practices, and the positionings engendered through each are compared. The concept of discursive space is introduced as a mechanism to explain how positionings influence people's actions, and actual and potential consequences for development of the analysed discourses are discussed.

    Copyright Holder Taylor and Francis
    Copyright Year 2007
    Copyright type All Rights Reserved
    DOI 10.1080/14650040701546095
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