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Unmasking Anticorruption Clichés : How are clichés represented in the United Nations anti-corruption discourse and are they mirrored by its member state Peru?

Avramidou, J. (2019) Unmasking Anticorruption Clichés : How are clichés represented in the United Nations anti-corruption discourse and are they mirrored by its member state Peru?

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Abstract:This thesis will study how anti-corruption clichés in the form of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are present in the corruption discourse of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Peru. As such, this thesis is exploring the underlying topic by the means of secondary data as in Peruvian media articles. The paper will employ a critical discourse analysis by making use of data in the time frame between 1962 and 2019. It includes current anticorruption campaigns explicitly taking place in Peru and the role of the sustainable development goals within the latter. Moreover, the thesis introduces and discusses the question whether and if so to what extent United Nations agencies and global conventions dedicated to fighting corruption integrate the use of political clichés as a tool and how these have had an impact on its member states and their national corruption discourse. In order to pursue this question, this study will attempt to define the crucial link within the global and national discourse by analyzing recent scientific research in the field of public integrity, as well as taking a closer look at the use of linguistic expressions and how their influence is reflected in the shaping process of the discourse. All in all, this topic proves to be of current relevance considering that it depicts the ongoing struggle of developing countries to significantly lower corruption rates. Furthermore, the prevailing bribery scandals in connection with political corruption, as seen in Peru’s latest presidential election, not only pose an undeniable obstacle for a country’s sustainable development but also demonstrate the undeniable magnitude of the problem with regards to its extension through not only time but also place.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79402
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