Foreign Aid in a Changing World (Issues in Third World Politics Series)

Foreign Aid in a Changing World (Issues in Third World Politics Series)

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ISBN-13: 9780335195244
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/10/1998
Series: Issues in Third World Politics Series
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
List of abbreviationsx
1Introduction1
Defining aid3
Never mind the quantity, think about the quality10
Aid in perspective17
Aid as a political relationship19
2Who would manage an aid agency?28
Allocative criteria28
Conclusions43
3The case for giving: morality, justice and entitlement46
Moral arguments47
1066 and all that came later52
Aid as immorality59
Conclusion61
4The case for giving: mutual advantage and enlightened self-interest63
Brandt criticised64
Gone but not forgotten69
Interest redefined: survival of the planet74
The problem with people80
Conclusions82
5Why some countries need development assistance85
From economic gaps to technical assistance86
Adjustment lending89
And so to political reform95
Conclusion97
6Cases for the prosecution101
Prosecution from the left102
Aid defended108
Prosecution from the right111
Case not proven116
Conclusion122
7Third World, Second World: aid's other half124
Partnerships in aid125
Aid's Southern partners127
Donors outside the Development Assistance Committee133
Conclusion142
8Major donors143
Japan146
United States150
Britain155
European Union158
Conclusion162
9Large and little165
Multilaterals165
Reality check on multilateral virtues167
Non-governmental agencies175
Conclusion186
10The modern politics of aid187
Origins of the modern politics of aid188
Disputed logic194
Donor credibility196
Widening the debate207
11To Russia with love212
Traditional security issues214
Economic, financial and social arguments219
Other political arguments221
Observations225
The Second World and the Third World - love's labours lost228
12Conclusion: change and continuity231
Changes232
Continuities241
References246
Index259

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