Foreign Aid in the New Global Economy (International Library of Writings on the New Global Economy Series)

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Facsimiles of 32 articles published between 1970 and 2001 in economic and political journals, examine aspects of the history of foreign aid that are of significance to the new global economy. They analyze key issues and debates within the overall theme of making aid more effective, and the question of who decides what effectiveness is and how. The themes are the international political economy of aid, aid effectiveness in the economic context, aid and government fiscal behavior, the political economy of aid allocation, and donor politics leading to influences and tied aid. Within each section are some seminal articles that began the research and set the agenda, and more recent studies revealing the state of that research. Only names are indexed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843762805
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/4/2004
  • Series: International Library of Writings on The, #2
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.58 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.17 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Foreign aid : what is at stake? 3
2 'Foreign aid and conditions precedent : political and bureaucratic dimensions 20
3 Good government and democratization : a sideways look at aid and political conditionality 40
4 The moral foundations of foreign aid 59
5 Too close for comfort? : the impact of official aid on nongovernmental organizations 83
6 Increments for the earth : the politics of environmental aid 96
7 Democracy assistance : the question of strategy 136
8 Principals, agents and the failings of conditionality 160
9 Conditionality or contract : perspectives on partnership for development 173
10 Gender equality and foreign aid 185
11 Towards a more effective conditionality : an operational framework 213
12 The challenge of good governance for the IMF and the World Bank themselves 228
13 Foreign capital, domestic savings and economic development 249
14 Aid, the public sector and the market in less developed countries 263
15 A three-gap model of foreign transfers and the GDP growth rate in developing countries 289
16 Aid, policies, and growth 307
17 Aid and growth regressions 329
18 A model of public fiscal behavior in developing countries : aid, investment, and taxation 355
19 Is foreign aid fungible? : the case of Indonesia 372
20 Aid and the public sector in Pakistan : evidence with endogenous aid 379
21 Aid fungibility in assessing aid : red herring or true concern? 389
22 A foreign policy model of U.S. bilateral aid allocation 407
23 Motivations for aid to developing countries 436
24 A two-part sample selection model of British bilateral foreign aid allocation 458
25 EC aid to associated countries : distribution and determinants 467
26 Clarifying the foreign aid puzzle : a comparison of American, Japanese, French, and Swedish aid flows 486
27 The political economy of foreign aid : a model of the market for a public good 519
28 Why aid? : Japan as an "aid great power" 540
29 The commercialization of aid : business interests and the UK aid budget 1978-88 554
30 The mixing of aid and trade policies 576
31 US security assistance to Egypt and Israel : politically untouchable? 592
32 Japan's aid policy since the Cold War : rhetoric and reality 607
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