By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens
In 2013 virtually 1/2 Africa's best relief recipients have been governed by way of authoritarian regimes. whereas the West may perhaps declare to advertise democracy and human rights, in perform significant bilateral and overseas donors, akin to USAID, DFID, the realm financial institution and the eu fee, have visible their relief regulations develop into ever extra entangled with the survival in their authoritarian protégés. neighborhood electorate therefore locate themselves on the receiving finish of a compromise among relief corporations and govt elites, within which improvement guidelines 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 reduction and autocratic rule in Africa. via contributions by way of prime specialists exploring the revival of authoritarian improvement politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the ebook exposes transferring donor pursuits and rhetoric in addition to the effect of international reduction on army counsel, rural improvement, electoral approaches and family politics. within the procedure, it increases an pressing and too usually overlooked query: to what quantity are overseas relief programmes truly perpetuating authoritarian rule?
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