Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy (Africa Now)

By Tobias Hagmann

There is a stunning point of Africa’s overseas relief that's nearly totally missed: given that 2013, nearly half Africa’s best relief recipients were governed through authoritarian one-party states. Many foreign donors reminiscent of USAID, DFID, the area financial institution, and the eu fee have watched their reduction regulations turning into more and more entangled with the agendas of governmental elites. the placement activates an uncomfortable query: to what quantity are overseas relief courses now really perpetuating authoritarian rule in Africa?
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds much-needed mild at the ethical dilemmas and political intricacies raised via the toxic courting among international reduction and autocratic rule. major specialists at the political events in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique, and Angola give a contribution essays that divulge the influence of international reduction on army tips, rural improvement, electoral strategies, and family politics. supplying a debatable but the most important argument at the perpetuation of authoritarianism in Africa, this publication should be an indispensible source for students and activists drawn to the connection among improvement reduction and politics within the modern landscape.

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