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Aid Power and Politics

Aid Power and Politics delves into the political roots of aid policy, demonstrating how and why governments across the world use aid for global influence, and exploring the role it plays in present-day global governance and international relations. In reconsidering aid as part of international relations, the book argues that the interplay between domestic and international development policy works in both directions, with individual countries having the capacity to shape global issues, whilst at the same time, global agreements and trends, in turn, shape the political behaviour of individual countries. 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 gender equality and global health. Aid Power and Politics will be an important read for international development students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, and for anyone who has ever wondered why it is that countries spend so much money on the well-being of non-citizens outside their borders
Table Of Contents
The politics of aid from the perspective of international relations theories / Bernabé Malacalza -- Foreign aid's motivations : theoretical arguments and empirical evidence / Gino N. Pauselli -- The U.S. elite consensus on aid / Henry de Cazotte -- The UK : an aid superpower at a crossroads / Myles Wickstead -- The Scandinavians : aid policy determinants and performances / Olav Stokke -- Japanese development assistance : economic and political win-win proposals / Marie Söderberg -- Spain : the rise and fall of a compliant donor / Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez -- While the cat's away, will the mice play? : government-NGO relations and the politics of aid in Hungary / Krisztina Szabó, Balázs Szent-Iványi and András Tétényi -- Brazilian cooperation policy : promotion of development and global projection / Guillermo Santander -- Solidarity and security in the EU discourse on aid / Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez -- Donorship in a state of flux / Nilima Gulrajani, and Liam Swiss -- The international politics of aid : "good governance" and democracy promotion / David Williams -- Gender inequality, aid agencies, and global norms / Lars Engberg-Pedersen -- Old and new powers in development assistance in health / Eduardo Missoni and Fabrizio Tediosi -- "We first" and the anti-foreign aid narratives of populist radical-right parties in Europe / Margarita Gómez-Reino
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (297 pages).
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