This second volume - along with Volume I - of The Aid Rush traces the foreign aid regimes of Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany through the various aid 'fashions' of the Cold War period from the 1950s to the 1990s. The case studies, based on public and private historical archives, illustrate issues of aid governance in the recipient countries of Africa, India, and the Middle East. The contributions - by political scientists, historians, and economists - address the systemic problems of aid, such as donor-recipient cooperation and bureaucracy, self-sustainability, and entrepreneurship. The two closely interlinked volumes shed light on the question of why inefficiencies in administering aid continue to persist. Volume II consists of individual case studies organized in two parts - The 'Developmental State' Revisited and Donor meets Recipient: Different Agendas - providing a closer look at the interaction of the two parties in the aid relationship.