Catalysing Development?: A Debate on Aid

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 4, 2009 - Political Science - 232 pages
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This volume presents a state-of-the-art debate on the controversial topic of development aid.
  • The contributors are all experts in the field of international development.
  • Presents some challenging conclusions about the role that aid plays in catalysing, or stifling, development.
  • Represents a wide range of different analytical perspectives.
 

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Contents

Unpacking
21
Aid is an Unreliable Joystick
43
Neoliberalism as Catalyst
63
Aid Conditionality and Development
77
Critical
117
Selectivity Criteria
143
International Development Targets and Official
161
Aid Effectiveness and Policy Ownership
171
A Rejoinder
191
Index
209
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Jan P. Pronk was Minister for Development Co-operation of the Netherlands from 1974 to 1977, and from 1989 to 1998, and Minister for Environment from 1998 to 2002. He now holds a Chair in the Theory and Practice of International Development at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

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