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The Politics of Aid African Strategies for Dealing with Donors Edited by Lindsay Whitfield. Clear historical narrative of the aid system following its evolution into the current international aid system; In-depth country case studies on donor-recipient aid relations; Challenges the dominant assumptions and arguments in the aid debate. The Domestic Politics of Foreign Aid challenges explanations for donor generosity that identify humanitarian values, partisan politics, and welfare state institutions as key determinants of aid-giving patterns. It explains how the preferences of diverse sets of actors are amalgamated in the domestic political arena to shape national preferences. A twentieth-century innovation, foreign aid has become a familiar and even expected element in international relations. But scholars and government officials continue to debate why countries provide it: some claim that it is primarily a tool of diplomacy, some argue that it is largely intended to support development in poor countries, and still others point out its myriad/5. The dominant argument in the discourse on foreign aid in Africa is characterized by disapproving voices regarding aid flows into the continent. The history of aid in Africa informs us that aid is a locomotive of empowering donor economies, which benefit more from aid than the : Dikeledi A. Mokoena.
Starting with the background of aid policy and international relations, the book goes on to explore the behaviour of both traditional and emerging donors (the US, the UK, the Nordic countries, Japan, Spain, Hungary, Brazil, and the European Union), and then finally looks at some big international agendas which have influenced donors, from the liberal consensus on democracy and good governance, to . pro cess that links aid to growth and as an endogenous factor that is aﬀected by foreign aid and in turn impacts economic gro wth. Ann ual Review of P olitical Science 13 /09/ The Cold War politics of foreign aid During the Cold War, American support for robust engagement in the world held steady, with polls showing that a vast majority of Americans Author: Liz Schrayer. Books shelved as foreign-aid: The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit.
In doing so, she explores the impact on foreign aid of political institutions, interest groups, and the ways governments organize their giving. Her findings provide essential insight for scholars of international relations and comparative politics, as well as anyone involved with foreign aid. The politics of foreign aid the plan, but also why it was in America’s self-interest to rebuild a more stable Europe that would be a future market for American goods and a partner for peace. Politics and the Effectiveness of Foreign Aid Peter Boone. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in October NBER Program(s):International Finance and Macroeconomics Critics of foreign aid programs have long argued that poverty reflects government failure. Aid may be given as a grant, with no repayment obligation, or a loan, and often comes with conditions that require that the recipient nation purchase goods or services with the aid from the donor nation. Foreign aid, as an integral part of U.S. foreign policy, began () during World War II with lend-lease.