By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens
In 2013 virtually half Africa's most sensible reduction recipients have been governed through authoritarian regimes. whereas the West may well declare to advertise democracy and human rights, in perform significant bilateral and overseas donors, reminiscent of USAID, DFID, the realm financial institution and the eu fee, have visible their relief regulations develop into ever extra entangled with the survival in their authoritarian protégés. neighborhood voters hence locate themselves on the receiving finish of a compromise among relief businesses and govt elites, within which improvement guidelines are formed within the pursuits of conserving the prestige quo.
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds gentle at the political intricacies and ethical dilemmas raised via the connection among international reduction and autocratic rule in Africa. via contributions through top specialists exploring the revival of authoritarian improvement politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the publication exposes moving donor pursuits and rhetoric in addition to the effect of overseas relief on army information, rural improvement, electoral procedures and family politics. within the procedure, it increases an pressing and too usually missed query: to what volume are overseas relief programmes really perpetuating authoritarian rule?
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