The microfinance discourse

Tomáš Imrich Profant


This paper analyzes the microfinance discourse. It focuses on the main elements of this discourse, namely: the urgent need that led to the emergence of the microfinance discourse, the formation of objects, and the formation of enunciative modalities within the discourse. These rules of formation are chosen because of their importance. The methodology is based on Foucault’s archaeological method. The analysis shows that the urgent need in-cludes the need for capital to embed itself at the local level that objects are formed on the basis of the institutional success of microfinance and the enunciative modalities give advantage to the dominant actors.


Microfinance, discourse, development, need.


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Profant, T.I.  (2023). The Microfinance Discourse. In: 23rd International Joint Conference Central and Eastern Europe in the Changing Business Environment: Proceedings. Vydavateľstvo EKONÓM, Bratislava. pp. 192-204.


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