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The Politics of United States Foreign Aid

By George M. Guess

© 2011 – Routledge

312 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1987, this reissue explores contemporary United States foreign aid policies and thinking in the Reagan era. The author argues that aid policy is often confused as a result of bureaucratic decision-making processes. The book contrasts the experience of the many countries where aid-giving has produced unwished-for effects with the few countries where the desired results have occurred. The author concludes by arguing for a new approach to aid-giving by the United States.

Table of Contents

1. The Political Economy of US Foreign Aid: Past and Present 2. Critical Perspectives on Foreign Aid 3. The Bureaucratic Role Conflict Model 4. US Aid to Latin America 5. US Aid to Asia 6. US Aid to the Middle East 7. Conclusion

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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