By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens
In 2013 nearly 1/2 Africa's best 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 eu fee, have visible their reduction guidelines 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 organisations and govt elites, during which improvement regulations are formed within the pursuits of preserving the prestige quo.
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds mild at the political intricacies and ethical dilemmas raised by means of the connection among international relief and autocratic rule in Africa. via contributions by means of major specialists exploring the revival of authoritarian improvement politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the booklet exposes moving donor pursuits and rhetoric in addition to the impression of international reduction on army counsel, rural improvement, electoral methods and household politics. within the strategy, it increases an pressing and too usually overlooked query: to what volume are international relief programmes truly perpetuating authoritarian rule?
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