British Aid and International Trade: Aid Policy Making, 1979-89
Open University Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Business & Economics - 184 pages
This book argues that British aid did little to achieve developmental or commercial objectives in the years of the Thatcher government. Economic aid affects four areas of public policy: promotion of exports to developing countries, state-business relations, foreign policy and overseas development. In discussing aid policy making the authors examine the attitudes of, and relations between, four administrative departments - the Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Overseas Development Administration (ODA). They also examine the role of Parliament, committees of the House of Commons and the influence of big business pressure groups. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics and politics of U.K. aid policy, and the implications for public policy on trade, foreign relations and international redistribution. It will be an invaluable resource for students and professionals in political economics, development, public policy, politics and business.
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