United States in Africa: Bush Policy and Beyond

United States in Africa: Bush Policy and Beyond

by Raymond W. Copson
     
 

ISBN-10: 184277915X

ISBN-13: 2901842779155

Pub. Date: 10/16/2007

Publisher: Zed Books

This book examines the George W. Bush administration's claim to have made major new contributions to health, development, democracy and peace in Sub-Saharan Africa. Though aid has increased and a major AIDS initiative launched, Copson argues that foreign aid is losing its focus on development as political priorities come to the fore; U.S. barriers to African

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This book examines the George W. Bush administration's claim to have made major new contributions to health, development, democracy and peace in Sub-Saharan Africa. Though aid has increased and a major AIDS initiative launched, Copson argues that foreign aid is losing its focus on development as political priorities come to the fore; U.S. barriers to African exports remain substantial; and the AIDS program is unilateral and ideologically controversial. Increasingly military approaches to fighting the "Global War on Terror" in Africa and securing energy imports carries serious risks for the region. Copson concludes by assessing the prospects of a more equitable policy emerging in future administrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901842779155
Publisher:
Zed Books
Publication date:
10/16/2007
Series:
African Arguments Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Aid, Trade, and Development: Policy Improvements Less than Advertised
3. AIDS Policy: Substantial New Program Weakened by Unilateralism and Controversy
4. Democracy Policy: Strong Rhetoric, Few Deeds
5. Conflict and Peacekeeping: Limited Efforts, Low Priorities
6. Threats to Security: Caution Needed in the U.S. Response
7. Beyond the Bush Administration: Toward a Fairer and More Just Africa Policy
Notes
Index

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