From Recipients To Donors

Author: Doctor Emma Mawdsley
Editor: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848139497
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From Recipients to Donors examines the emergence, or re-emergence, of a large number of nations as partners and donors in international development, from global powers such as Brazil, China and India, to Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, to former socialist states such as Poland and Russia. The impact of these countries in international development has grown sharply, and as a result they have become a subject of intense interest and analysis. This unique book explores the range of opportunities and challenges this phenomenon presents for poorer countries and for development policy, ideology and governance. Drawing on the author’s rich original research, whilst expertly condensing published and unpublished material, From Recipients to Donors is an essential critical analysis and review for anyone interested in development, aid and international relations.

From Recipients To Donors

Author: Emma Mawdsley
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781848139466
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Foreign aid has seen enormous changes in the last decade. In the early millennium, it appeared that donor nations might succeed in combating partisan interests, and commit to a new era of coordinated policies and practices. However, the last few years have witnessed a number of challenges to this model: the problematic intrusion of security agendas; inherent difficulties in harmonization and alignment; and difficulties in securing promised finances after the financial crises. One of the key challenges arises from the growing proliferation of donors, with the growing flow of development funds that are by-passing the official agencies and being directed through NGOs, foundations, private organizations, and remittances. While reviewing all of these issues, this book focuses on one of the biggest challenges, the growth of so-called "New development donors," such as Brazil, China, Hungary, Korea, India, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates. Some of these countries are relative newcomers to formal development assistance, while others have been active for decades. Their increasing visibility has been driven by: the rapidly expanding scale and scope of China's development assistance around the world; scrutiny of Islamic aid following 9/11; and EU debates over development policy alignment following the EU-15 accession in 2004. Are the growth of these new development donors a positive or negative thing for development? From Recipients to Donors weighs the positive and negative effects before concentrating on the new donors direct "development cooperation" policies and practices. Drawing on the author's rich original empirical research, while expertly condensing existing published and unpublished material, this is an essential and unique critical analysis and review for anyone with an academic or professional interest in development, aid, and international relations.

From Recipients To Donors

Author: Emma Mawdsley
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781848139473
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Foreign aid has seen enormous changes in the last decade. In the early millennium, it appeared that donor nations might succeed in combating partisan interests, and commit to a new era of coordinated policies and practices. However, the last few years have witnessed a number of challenges to this model: the problematic intrusion of security agendas; inherent difficulties in harmonization and alignment; and difficulties in securing promised finances after the financial crises. One of the key challenges arises from the growing proliferation of donors, with the growing flow of development funds that are by-passing the official agencies and being directed through NGOs, foundations, private organizations, and remittances. While reviewing all of these issues, this book focuses on one of the biggest challenges, the growth of so-called "New development donors," such as Brazil, China, Hungary, Korea, India, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the United Arab Emirates. Some of these countries are relative newcomers to formal development assistance, while others have been active for decades. Their increasing visibility has been driven by: the rapidly expanding scale and scope of China's development assistance around the world; scrutiny of Islamic aid following 9/11; and EU debates over development policy alignment following the EU-15 accession in 2004. Are the growth of these new development donors a positive or negative thing for development? From Recipients to Donors weighs the positive and negative effects before concentrating on the new donors direct "development cooperation" policies and practices. Drawing on the author's rich original empirical research, while expertly condensing existing published and unpublished material, this is an essential and unique critical analysis and review for anyone with an academic or professional interest in development, aid, and international relations.

Development Cooperation And Emerging Powers

Author: Sachin Chaturvedi
Editor: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780320663
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The current framework of development cooperation is dominated by the experiences of industrialized countries. But emerging economies have begun to accelerate their own development programmes, and attempts to bring them into existing aid models have been met with caution and reservation. This expert, topical volume explores the development policies of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, analysing how South-South cooperation has evolved and where it differs from traditional development cooperation. This vital new collection brings together first-hand experience from these countries to provide a forward-looking analysis of the current global architecture of development cooperation and of the possible convergence of traditional and emerging development actors.

Knowledge Power And Development Agendas

Author: Emma Mawdsley
Editor: Intrac
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Development NGOs North and South now exist in a global web of relationships. Not only money and people but ideas, information and knowledge move more often and more quickly than ever before around this vast, diverse community. Southern NGOs have many ideas and a great deal of information and knowledge, but often have less power to influence what projects and programmes are undertaken, or even how they are done. Ideas may be drawn from the South, but the way in which they are taken up, changed and then re-disseminated is dominated by northern institutions and agendas and by global waves of development fashion. From field research in Ghana, India, Mexico and Europe, this book explores how southern NGOs can have more of a voice in determining the work they actually do, and how they can get more of their ideas on to the international development agenda.. From the experiences of small and large NGOs, the book reports on their recommendations for overcoming, challenging or bypassing information loops on funding, ideas and networks.

The Trial Of Hiss Ne Habr

Author: Celeste Hicks
Editor: African Arguments
ISBN: 9781786991836
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When Hiss�ne Habr�, deposed dictator of Chad, was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2016, it was described as a watershed for human rights justice in Africa and beyond. For the first time, an African war criminal had been convicted on African soil. Having followed the trial from the very beginning and interviewed many of those involved, journalist Celeste Hicks tells the remarkable story of how Habr� was brought to justice. His conviction followed a heroic twenty-five-year campaign by activists and survivors of Habr�'s atrocities. They succeeded despite international indifference, opposition from Habr�'s allies, and several failed attempts to bring him to trial outside of Africa. In the face of such overwhelming odds, the conviction of a once untouchable tyrant represents a major turning point, with profound implications for African justice and the future of human rights activism globally.

Revolting Subjects

Author: Doctor Imogen Tyler
Editor: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848138547
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Revolting Subjects is a groundbreaking account of social abjection in contemporary Britain, exploring how particular groups of people are figured as revolting and how they in turn revolt against their abject subjectification. The book utilizes a number of high-profile and in-depth case studies - including 'chavs', asylum seekers, Gypsies and Travellers, and the 2011 London riots - to examine the ways in which individuals negotiate restrictive neoliberal ideologies of selfhood. In doing so, Tyler argues for a deeper psychosocial understanding of the role of representational forms in producing marginality, social exclusion and injustice, whilst also detailing how stigmatization and scapegoating are resisted through a variety of aesthetic and political strategies. Imaginative and original, Revolting Subjects introduces a range of new insights into neoliberal societies, and will be essential reading for those concerned about widening inequalities, growing social unrest and social justice in the wider global context.

The Fragmentation Of Aid

Author: Timo Casjen Mahn
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113755357X
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This edited volume provides an assessment of an increasingly fragmented aid system. Development cooperation is fundamentally changing its character in the wake of global economic and political transformations and an ongoing debate about what constitutes, and how best to achieve, global development. This also has important implications for the setup of the aid architecture. The increasing number of donors and other actors as well as goals and instruments has created an environment that is increasingly difficult to manoeuvre. Critics describe today's aid architecture as 'fragmented': inefficient, overly complex and rigid in adapting to the dynamic landscape of international cooperation. By analysing the actions of donors and new development actors, this book gives important insights into how and why the aid architecture has moved in this direction. The contributors also discuss the associated costs, but also potential benefits of a diverse aid system, and provide some concrete options for the way forward.

Preserving Memory

Author: Edward Tabor Linenthal
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231124072
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This behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex fifteen-year struggle surrounding the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's birth.

Chinese Migrants And Africa S Development

Author: Ben Lampert
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781780329161
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For some China's growing involvement in Africa promises an end to Africa's dependent aid relationships as the Chinese bring expertise, technology and a stronger business focus, but for others it is no more than a new form of imperialism. Most debate focuses on grand aid and investment projects, but what of the thousands of Chinese migrants who set up businesses across Africa? This book is the first to systematically study the impacts of this migration. It focuses not just on the Chinese migrants but also on the perceptions of, and linkages to, their African 'hosts'. By studying this 'everyday' interaction a much richer picture emerges of whether this is 'South-South' cooperation, or a more complex relationship that can both compromise and encourage African development. It also queries the Eurocentric bias of development theory which overwhelmingly assumes meaningful concepts and hegemony reside in the west.