Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

  • R. Groelsema
  • L. Picard
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  • ISBN-10: 076562446X
  • ISBN-13: 9780765624468
  • DDC: 327.73
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 464 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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This timely work presents cutting-edge analysis of the problems of U.S. foreign assistance programs - why these problems have not been solved in the past, and how they might be solved in the future. The book focuses primarily on U.S. foreign assistance and foreign policy as they apply to nation building, governance, and democratization. The expert contributors examine issues currently in play, and also trace the history and evolution of many of these problems over the years. They address policy concerns as well as management and organizational factors as they affect programs and policies."Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy" includes several chapter-length case studies (on Iraq, Pakistan, Ghana, Haiti, and various countries in Eastern Europe and Africa), but the bulk of the book presents broad coverage of general topics such as foreign aid and security, NGOs and foreign aid, capacity building, and building democracy abroad. Each chapter offers recommendations on how to improve the U.S. system of aid in the context of foreign policy.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Other Frontmatter.
About the Academy.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Half Title.
1: U.S. Foreign Aid Priorities: Goals for the Twenty-First Century.
Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy Debates.
2: Foreign Aid and Security: A Renewed Debate?.
3: Foreign Aid in the Twenty-First Century: What Purposes?.
4: Foreign Aid in the National Interest: The Importance of Democracy and Governance.
5: Foreign Aid in Comparative Perspective: Regime Dynamics and Donor Interests.
Case Studies in Foreign Aid.
6: Building Local Governance in Iraq: Limits and Lessons.
7: Foreign Aid and South Asia: The Case of Pakistan.
8: Donors, Public-Sector Reform, and Decentralization: Democracy and Civil Society in Ghana.
9: Why Foreign Aid to Haiti Failed—and How to Do It Better Next Time.
10: USAID and Eastern Europe: Something Old, Something New.
11: Post-Millennium U.S. Aid for Africa: Reconciling Freedom and Security, Theirs and Ours.
Organizational Dynamics and Foreign Aid Policy.
12: Transformations in U.S. Foreign Economic Assistance.
13: Higher Education, Capacity Building, and Aid: Lessons Learned.
14: NGOs in the Foreign Aid System.
15: The Millennium Challenge Account: An Early Appraisal.
16: Deepening Local Democratic Governance: Connecting the Dots in Sub-Saharan Africa.
International Assistance and Development.
17: Diasporas and Development: What Role for Foreign Aid?.
18: Remittances, Foreign Aid, and Developing Countries.
19: Aid and Development: A Conceptual Perspective from Development Economics.
20: Mainstreaming of Democracy and Governance in Foreign Assistance.
About the Editors and Contributors.