By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens
In 2013 nearly half Africa's most sensible reduction recipients have been governed by way of authoritarian regimes. whereas the West could declare to advertise democracy and human rights, in perform significant bilateral and overseas donors, equivalent to USAID, DFID, the realm financial institution and the ecu fee, have obvious their relief rules turn into ever extra entangled with the survival in their authoritarian protégés. neighborhood voters therefore locate themselves on the receiving finish of a compromise among reduction enterprises and executive elites, during which improvement guidelines are formed within the pursuits of retaining the prestige quo.
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds gentle at the political intricacies and ethical dilemmas raised via the connection among international reduction and autocratic rule in Africa. via contributions by way of best specialists exploring the revival of authoritarian improvement politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the ebook exposes transferring donor pursuits and rhetoric in addition to the effect of overseas reduction on army counsel, rural improvement, electoral procedures and family politics. within the technique, it increases an pressing and too frequently ignored query: to what quantity are overseas reduction programmes truly perpetuating authoritarian rule?
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