American and Soviet Aid: A Comparative Analysis

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, Dec 15, 1970 - Political Science - 314 pages
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This book presents a comprehensive comparison of economic aid programs by the United States and the Soviet Union to less developed countries. It examines aid to many of the non-Communist nations of Asia, Africa, the Near East, Latin America. Robert S. Walters views aid programs in terms of their objectives, the size and structure of disbursements, and operational and administrative principles. In addition he examines the delicate balance between trade policy and general foreign policy, and the difficulties and results experienced by the U.S. and Soviet Union in their respective programs.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Motivations for American Economic Aid
8
3 Motivations for Soviet Economic Aid
26
4 Economic Assistance and the Development Process
49
5 The Magnitude and Scope of the Aid Program
70
6 Administration of the Aid Programs
101
7 Operational Emphases
121
8 Terms of Aid
149
11 American and Soviet Aid Appraised
237
Epilogue
249
Regional Definitions in US Aid Data
255
Soviet Aid Deliveries to LDCs
257
Soviet Aid as Percentage of Gross National Product
260
Notes
261
Bibliographical Essay
289
Index
295

9 Support of United Nations Development Efforts
170
10 Problems of Aid
198

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Robert S. Walters is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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