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Taking Stock of Democracy Assistance

Thomas Carothers

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Democracy assistance is one of the most important policy tools available to the US for the promotion of democracy and it is an increasingly significant component of American foreign aid. This chapter ... More


South Korea in the Fast Lane: Economic Development and Capital Formation

Young-Iob Chung

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325454
eISBN:
9780199783908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325454.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines South Korea's robust economic development and rapid capital formation, which has transformed the country from an agrarian/semi-industrial economy facing seemingly insurmountable ... More


Aid, Growth, and Development 1

Finn Tarp

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Foreign aid looms large in the public discourse; and international development assistance remains squarely on most policy agendas concerned with growth, poverty, and inequality in Africa and ... More


Quasi‐Cosmopolitanism

Richard W. Miller

in Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581986
eISBN:
9780191723247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581986.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In practice, the relational approach of this book turns out to have much in common with the perspectives of impartial concern, global egalitarianism, or demanding global beneficence whose foundations ... More


Introduction: The American Answer

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

In 1949, the U.S. House of Representatives opened hearings H.R. 5615, the “International Technical Cooperation Act of 1949.” While discussing the specific act, which had grown out of Truman’s ... More


Falling Back In

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explores how the United States' return to the empire trap played out, starting with Franklin Roosevelt in Mexico through Eisenhower in Guatemala and faraway Iran. Under Franklin ... More


Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Amanda Kay McVety

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

In his 1949 inaugural address, Harry Truman vowed to make the development of the underdeveloped world a central part of America’s national security agenda. This commitment became policy the following ... More


Foreign Aid and Economic Development in Post‐war Lebanon

Ghassan Dibeh

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter shows that foreign aid in post-war Lebanon passed through two phases with distinct features that have had far reaching implications for post-war development. In the first phase lasting ... More


The United States: Morgenthau's Puzzle

in Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470436
eISBN:
9780226470627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470627.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the history and evolution of US foreign aid. US foreign aid had long been an instrument of Cold War containment, an expression of American altruism, and much more. The ... More


Reconstructing the Aid Effectiveness Debate

Machiko Nissanke

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter criticizes the current International Development Association (IDA) aid allocation and debt sustainability framework on the grounds of their over-reliance on the country policy and ... More


Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Kevin O'Sullivan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the twenty years after Ireland joined the UN in 1955, one subject dominated its fortunes: Africa. The first detailed study of Ireland's relationship with that continent, this book documents its ... More


Pulling Not Pushing Reforms: Delivering Aid through Challenge Grants

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the role of pull instruments or challenge grants within the overall framework of foreign aid. It evaluates the Millennium Challenge Account and suggests that challenge programs ... More


Foreign Aid and Democratic Development in Africa

Simone Dietrich and Joseph Wright

in Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686285
eISBN:
9780191766206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686285.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Over the past two decades, donors increasingly linked foreign aid to democracy objectives in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet systematic research on this topic typically focuses on how aid influences ... More


Towards the Enhanced Effectiveness of Foreign Aid

Gustav Ranis

in Foreign Aid for Development: Issues, Challenges, and the New Agenda

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580934
eISBN:
9780191723346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580934.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

At the very time that professional scepticism concerning the effectiveness of foreign aid has reached new heights, donors seem to be ready to substantially increase the volume of aid they are willing ... More


Aid's Purposes: A Brief History

in Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470436
eISBN:
9780226470627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470627.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Foreign aid, which began as an instrument of Cold War diplomacy, became a permanent element in relations between states, reflecting a strengthening norm that the governments of rich countries should ... More


A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Nancy H. Kwak

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War II, American planners and housing experts urged countries around the world to launch mass homeownership programs. The US’ rising dominance in the global economy led these men and ... More


Introduction: Why Aid and Democracy? Why Africa?

Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de Walle

in Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686285
eISBN:
9780191766206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686285.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

When, why, and how has foreign aid facilitated, or hindered, democratic transitions and consolidation in recipient countries? Despite impressive growth over the last decade, Africa still remains the ... More


Japan: The Rise and Decline of an “Aid Superpower”

in Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470436
eISBN:
9780226470627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470627.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the history and evolution of Japanese foreign aid, which has long been viewed as driven by commercial motives: expanding exports and ensuring access to needed raw materials ... More


Too Much of a Good Thing? Foreign Aid and Pathological Altruism

Guruprasad Madhavan and Barbara Oakley

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0164
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Altruism and emotional contagion have a powerful capacity to mobilize financial and humanitarian aid to impoverished nations. Although external economic assistance has been helpful for many ... More


Foreign Aid: Diplomacy, Development, Domestic Politics

Carol Lancaster

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470436
eISBN:
9780226470627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A twentieth-century innovation, foreign aid has become a familiar and even expected element in international relations. But scholars and government officials continue to debate why countries provide ... More


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