1st Edition

COVID-19 and Foreign Aid Nationalism and Global Development in a New World Order

Edited By Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, Michael de Percy Copyright 2023
    360 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a timely, critical, and thought-provoking analysis of the implications of the disruption of COVID-19 to the foreign aid and development system, and the extent to which the system is retaining a level of relevance, legitimacy, or coherence.

    Drawing on the expertise of key scholars from around the world in the fields of international development, political science, socioeconomics, history, and international relations, the book explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on development aid within an environment of shifting national and regional priorities and interactions. The response is specifically focused on the interrelated themes of political analysis and soft power, the legitimation crisis, poverty, inequality, foreign aid, and the disruption and re-making of the world order. The book argues that complex and multidirectional linkages between politics, economics, society, and the environment are driving changes in the extant development aid system. COVID-19 and Foreign Aid provides a range of critical reflections to shifts in the world order, the rise of nationalism, the strange non-death of neoliberalism, shifts in globalisation, and the evolving impact of COVID as a cross-cutting crisis in the development aid system.

    This book will be of interest to researchers and students in the field of health and development studies, decision-makers at government level as well as to those working in or consulting to international aid institutions, regional and bilateral aid agencies, and non-governmental organisations.

    1. Towards a post-COVID world order: A critical analysis
    2. Viktor Jakupec, Max Kelly, and Michael de Percy

    3. International multilateralism in a non-hegemonic world
    4. Andrey Kortunov

    5. COVID-19 and the decline of the neoliberal paradigm: On the erosion of hegemony in times of crises
    6. Tobias Debiel and Mathieu Rousselin

    7. The global dialectics of a pandemic: Between necropolitics and utopian imagination
    8. Nadja Meisterhans

    9. The rules-based world order and the notion of legitimacy crisis: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on foreign aid
    10. Viktor Jakupec

    11. Pandemic shock and recession: The adequacy of anti-crisis measures and the role of development assistance
    12. Leonid Grigoryev and Alexandra Morozkina

    13. COVAX, vaccine (inter)nationalism and the impact on the Global South experience of COVID-19
    14. Max Kelly and Mary Ana McGlasson

    15. Health emergency or economic crisis? Fail forward and de-risking opportunities in IMF COVID loans to Egypt
    16. Lama Tawakkol

    17. Institutional exhaustion and foreign aid in the time of COVID-19
    18. Michael de Percy

    19. The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in sub-Saharan Africa: Geostrategic dynamics and challenges for development
    20. Matthias Rompel

    21. Economic and social prosperity in time of COVID-19 crisis in the European Union
    22. Angeles Sánchez

    23. COVID-19 Impacts in Pacific Island Countries: Making an already bad situation worse
    24. Mark McGillivray

    25. COVID-19 vaccines and global health diplomacy: Canada and France compared
    26. Stephen Brown and Morgane Rosier

    27. Strong capacity and high trust: Perceptions of crisis management and increased nationalism among Chinese civil servants
    28. Qun Cui, Lisheng Dong, and Tom Christensen

    29. China’s inward- and outward-facing identities: Post-COVID challenges for China and the international rules-based order
    30. Yan Bennett

    31. Soft power and the politics of foreign aid: The case of Venezuela
    32. Anthea McCarthy-Jones

    33. Nationalist politics, anti-vaccination and the limits of the rules-based world order in an era of pandemics: The case of Tanzania
    34. Japhace Poncian

    35. COVID-19 crisis and the world (re-)order

    Max Kelly, Viktor Jakupec, and Michael de Percy


    Viktor Jakupec is an Honorary Professor at Deakin University and the University of Potsdam. He is an international development aid consultant and a member of the Leibniz Sozietät der Wissenschaften, Berlin.

    Max Kelly is Associate Professor of International and Community Development, and Research Associate at the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Deakin University.

    Michael de Percy is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Canberra. He was appointed to the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts in 2022.

    "This edited collection provides an in-depth discussion and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on foreign aid within a context of the rules-based world order and the geo-political health crisis. In this volume, various political, social, and economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic are examined from diverse geo-political vantage points. This highly ground-breaking and timely volume is worthy to be read by scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and students in the fields of geopolitics, political economy, rules-based world order, and foreign aid."

    Prof. Dr. Christa Luft, Rector (i.R.) University of Economics, Berlin, Germany

    "Financial crises, pandemics, climate change, the growing risk of a nuclear conflagration, the growing assertiveness of China and Russia, and the new Cold War are accelerating the decline of the West’s confidence on the world stage. This will see traditional foreign aid and the model of global development that characterised the past 70 years disappear. To understand how this is happening, and how the foreign aid-global development nexus will unfold in coming years, this book is indispensable reading."

    Prof. Dr. Wim Naudé, University College Cork, Ireland

    "Global cooperation is seriously challenged when it is needed more than ever. This book considers the problem from all angles in a well-balanced intersecting manner. The deeply thought-provoking exploration is worth immersing oneself in."

    Dr. Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean and CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute