Jutta Haider deposited Open access and closed discourses: Constructing open access as a development issue. on Humanities Commons 6 years, 5 months ago
This thesis investigates the connection between open access – the free online availability and distribution of scientific and scholarly publications – and the ‘developing world’ from a post- development perspective. It takes a discourse analytical approach, drawing predominantly on Michel Foucault’s understanding of discourse and on postdevelopment studies and theory. It aims to answer the following questions: – Which notions of science, of development and progress, of knowledge as well as of information and technology are capitalised on in the open access debates and in which way are they shaped as a consequence? – Which discursive effects can be established, what are the results and of which kind are they?