By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens
In 2013 virtually half Africa's most sensible relief recipients have been governed through authoritarian regimes. whereas the West may perhaps declare to advertise democracy and human rights, in perform significant bilateral and foreign donors, reminiscent of USAID, DFID, the area financial institution and the eu fee, have obvious their reduction guidelines develop into ever extra entangled with the survival in their authoritarian protégés. neighborhood electorate hence locate themselves on the receiving finish of a compromise among relief organisations and executive elites, within which improvement regulations are formed within the pursuits of protecting the prestige quo.
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds gentle at the political intricacies and ethical dilemmas raised via the connection among international relief and autocratic rule in Africa. via contributions via major specialists exploring the revival of authoritarian improvement politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the e-book exposes moving donor pursuits and rhetoric in addition to the effect of international relief on army assistance, rural improvement, electoral strategies and household politics. within the strategy, it increases an pressing and too usually overlooked query: to what quantity are overseas relief programmes really perpetuating authoritarian rule?
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Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa: Development without Democracy (Africa Now) by Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens