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The Resource Democratic trajectories in Africa : unravelling the impact of foreign aid, edited by Danielle Resnick and Nicholas van de Walle ; a study prepared by the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Democratic trajectories in Africa : unravelling the impact of foreign aid, edited by Danielle Resnick and Nicholas van de Walle ; a study prepared by the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Label
Democratic trajectories in Africa : unravelling the impact of foreign aid
Title
Democratic trajectories in Africa
Title remainder
unravelling the impact of foreign aid
Statement of responsibility
edited by Danielle Resnick and Nicholas van de Walle ; a study prepared by the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
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Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite impressive economic growth rates over the last decade, foreign aid still plays a significant role in Africa's political economies. This book asks when, why, and how foreign aid has facilitated, or hindered, democratization in sub-Saharan Africa. Instead of looking at foreign aid as a monolithic resource, the book examines the disparate impacts of aid specifically intended for development outcomes and aid explicitly aimed at democracy promotion. Careful attention is also given to examining the role of various aid modalities, including general budget support, and the influence of non-traditional donors. In doing so, the authors use a combination of cross-country quantitative analyses and in-depth case studies of Benin, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia based on recent interviews with donors, government officials, and civil society organizations. Unlike other work on aid and democracy, the book carefully considers how foreign aid affects various elements of the democratization process, including transitions to multiparty systems and democratic consolidation. In terms of the latter, the authors analyse what role different types of aid play in avoiding a breakdown of multiparty democracy or an erosion of civil liberties, reinforcing parliaments and judiciaries, promoting free and fair elections and a vibrant civil society, and encouraging competitive party systems. Overall, the authors' findings suggest that the best means for enhancing the effectiveness of aid for development outcomes is not always the most optimal way of promoting democratic consolidation, and the book provides policy recommendations to try and reconcile these trade-offs"--provided by publisher
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StDuBDS
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1980-
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Resnick, Danielle
Dewey number
338.96
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1957-
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  • Van de Walle, Nicolas
  • World Institute for Development Economics Research
Series statement
UNU-WIDER studies in development economics
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  • Economic development
  • Economic assistance
  • Democracy
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
Democratic trajectories in Africa : unravelling the impact of foreign aid, edited by Danielle Resnick and Nicholas van de Walle ; a study prepared by the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:386123/one
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Note
Series title from dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17464523
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780199686285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Uk)016471986
  • (OCoLC)865654143
Label
Democratic trajectories in Africa : unravelling the impact of foreign aid, edited by Danielle Resnick and Nicholas van de Walle ; a study prepared by the United Nations World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:386123/one
Publication
Note
Series title from dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17464523
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 310 pages
Isbn
9780199686285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Uk)016471986
  • (OCoLC)865654143

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