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.
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