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Contending Theories on Development Aid: Post-Cold War Evidence from Africa

Leslie O. Omoruyi



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11 November 2019
Politics & government; Macroeconomics; Political economy
This title was first published in 2001: This thorough and comprehensive examination of the nature and pattern of post-Cold War aid to sub-Saharan Africa provides incisive, comparative case studies of the motivations behind the foreign aid policies of key members of the Development Association Committee (DAC). In one of the most rigorous contemporary efforts to evaluate the adequacy of the dominant theories of international relations on an important subject like foreign aid, Dr Omoruyi eschews easy answers to the problem of Africa's marginalization in the international system. He provides thoughtful, innovative suggestions for promoting a new development partnership between industrialized countries and Africa using a sophisticated quantitative method of inquiry, making this text a valuable contribution to social science literature on research methods.
By:   Leslie O. Omoruyi
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Weight:   435g
ISBN:   9780415792974
ISBN 10:   0415792975
Series:   Routledge Revivals
Pages:   236
Publication Date:   11 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Contents: Introduction; Scholarship on the motivation question: pieces of a similar puzzle; Variables, hypotheses and methodology; The findings: realist lore and liberal principles: another case for muted optimism. The Study of Four Cases: France: the enduring salience of Besoin de Rayonnement; Japan: a rear entry into great power rank; Norway: the inexorable influence of national role conception?; USA: simultaneous tides of retrenchment and recommitment; Rethinking aid to Sub-Saharan Africa in the new millennium: enduring threats and opportunities for a new partnership; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Leslie Omoruyi has a Ph.D in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Public Administration. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in International Relations and Public Administration at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC

Reviews for Contending Theories on Development Aid: Post-Cold War Evidence from Africa

'...essential reading for anyone interested in development politics, issues relating to development assistance specifically, and international relations theory more generally. Omoruyi does an excellent job of grounding his study in contemporary theory while examining the donor policies toward Africa, an often ignored aid-receiving region. Employing the latest data and materials in the field, he crafts a rich mosaic of development policies...' Mark A. Boyer, University of Connecticut, USA '...this book will be useful reading for those researching the influence of such variables on peace and conflict and good background reading for others looking at peace and conflict in SSA.' ICORE: The Ethnic Conflict Research Digest

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