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Aid and authoritarianism in Africa: development without democracy
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In 2013 almost half of Africa’s top aid recipients were ruled by authoritarian regimes. While the West may claim to promote democracy and human rights, in practice major bilateral and international donors, such as USAID, DFID,the World Bank and the European Commission, have seen their aid policies become ever more entangled with the survival of their authoritarian protégés. Local citizens thus find themselves at the receiving end of a compromisebetween aid agencies and government elites, in which development policies are shaped in the interests of maintaining the status quo.

Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds light on the political intricacies and moral dilemmas raised by the relationship between foreign aid and autocratic rule in Africa. Through contributions by leading experts exploring the revival of authoritarian development politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the book exposes shifting donor interests and rhetoric as well as the impact of foreign aid on military assistance, rural development, electoral processes and domestic politics. In the process, it raises an urgent and too often neglected question: to what extent are foreign aid programmes actually perpetuating authoritarian rule?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London ; Uppsala: Zed Books ; Nordiska Afrikainstutet , 2016. , 186 p.
Series
Africa Now
Keyword [en]
Africa, Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Case studies, Aid policy, Development aid, Foreign aid, Human rights, International relations, Political leadership, Politics
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2035ISBN: 978-1-78360-628-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-2035DiVA: diva2:913030
Note

CONTENTS: Introduction: Aid and authoritarianism in sub-Saharan Africa after 1990 / Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens -- 1. Discourses of democracy, practices of autocracy : shifting meanings of democracy in the aid–authoritarianism nexus / Rita Abrahamsen -- 2. Aid to Rwanda: unstoppable rock, immovable post / Zoë Marriage -- 3. Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Uganda / David M. Anderson and Jonathan Fisher -- 4. Ethiopia and international aid: development between high modernism and exceptional measures / Emanuele Fantini and Luca Puddu -- 5. Donors and the making of ‘credible’ elections in Cameroon / Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle -- 6. Foreign aid and political settlements: contrasting the Mozambican and Angolan cases / Helena Pérez Niño and Philippe Le Billon -- Conclusion: Democracy fatigue and the ghost of modernization theory / Nicolas van de Walle

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