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OPEC and the Third World

The Politics of Aid, 1st Edition

By Shireen Hunter


334 pages

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Hardback: 9780367349462
pub: 2019-09-25
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Originally published in 1984 this book focuses principally on the use of foreign aid by the members of OPEC in the 1970s and demonstrates how the divisive elements both within OPEC and between OPEC and the rest of the developing world prevented OPEC from using aid to advance developing world objectives. It explains why the OPEC countries filed to achieve the goals they set for themselves and will be of interest to all those concerned with the politics of the developing world, development assistance, Middle East regional economics and political and security issues.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Framework 2. The Politics of OPEC Aid 3. Case Studies: Iran and Saudi Arabia Part 1: Iranian Aid Policies in Context Part 2: Saudi Arabian Aid Policies in Context Part 3: Conclusions 4. The nature of OPEC Aid Part 1: Salient Aid Issues Part 2: OPEC Record 5. Channels of OPEC Aid Part 1: Multilateral Channels Part 2: Multilateral OPEC/Arab Organisations Part 3: National Arab Organisations Part 4: Conclusions 6. Conclusions

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Aid

Originally published between 1981 and 1990 the volumes in this set:

  • Examine the relationship between bilateral foreign aid and multilateral foreign aid.
  • Include a comprehensive study of United States foreign aid allocation from 1961-1983 and the significance it has for US Foreign Policy as a whole.
  • Analyse how development aid works in practice.
  • Critique the practice of foreign aid, analyse the aid process and investigate the exercise of leverage by donors.
  • Discuss the significance of Australia’s contribution to overseas aid for the future.
  • Focus principally on the use of foreign aid by the members of OPEC in the 1970s.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General