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The Resource The delusion of knowledge transfer : the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania, Susanne Koch & Peter Weingart

The delusion of knowledge transfer : the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania, Susanne Koch & Peter Weingart

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The delusion of knowledge transfer : the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania
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The delusion of knowledge transfer
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the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania
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Susanne Koch & Peter Weingart
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eng
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With the rise of the ‘knowledge for development’ paradigm, expert advice has become a prime instrument of foreign aid. At the same time, it has been object of repeated criticism: the chronic failure of ‘technical assistance’ - a notion under which advice is commonly subsumed - has been documented in a host of studies. Nonetheless, international organisations continue to send advisors, promising to increase the ‘effectiveness’ of expert support if their technocratic recommendations are taken up. This book reveals fundamental problems of expert advice in the context of aid that concern issues of power and legitimacy rather than merely flaws of implementation. Based on empirical evidence from South Africa and Tanzania, the authors show that aid-related advisory processes are inevitably obstructed by colliding interests, political pressures and hierarchical relations that impede knowledge transfer and mutual learning. As a result, recipient governments find themselves caught in a perpetual cycle of dependency, continuously advised by experts who convey the shifting paradigms and agendas of their respective donor governments. For young democracies, the persistent presence of external actors is hazardous: ultimately, it poses a threat to the legitimacy of their governments if their policy-making becomes more responsive to foreign demands than to the preferences and needs of their citizens. --
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Koch, Susanne
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338.9
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non fiction
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Weingart, Peter
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  • Technical assistance
  • Technical assistance
  • Technical assistance
  • Economic assistance
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The delusion of knowledge transfer : the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania, Susanne Koch & Peter Weingart
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-380)
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xi, 383 pages
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9781928331391
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The delusion of knowledge transfer : the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania, Susanne Koch & Peter Weingart
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-380)
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982028658
Dimensions
25 cm
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other
Extent
xi, 383 pages
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unknown
Isbn
9781928331391
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unknown
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)982028658

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