The Aid Rush
This first volume - along with Volume II - of The Aid Rush traces the foreign aid regimes of Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany through the various aid 'fashions' of the Cold War period from the 1950s to the 1990s. The case studies, based on public and private historical archives, illustrate issues of aid governance in the recipient countries of Africa, India, and the Middle East. The contributions - by political scientists, historians, and economists - address the systemic problems of aid, such as donor-recipient cooperation and bureaucracy, self-sustainability, and entrepreneurship. The two closely interlinked volumes shed light on the question of why inefficiencies in administering aid continue to persist. Volume I is divided into two parts. The first section deals with the aid policies of the Northern European states in an international perspective, while the second section investigates issues of national priorities and individual actors in greater detail.
Publication Date: 10/7/2008