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International Aid and the Making of a Better World

International Aid and the Making of a Better World

Reflexive Practice

  • Author: Rosalind Eyben
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135132747
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 208
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How can international aid professionals manage to deal with the daily dilemmas of working for the wellbeing of people in countries other than their own? A scholar-activist and lifelong development practitioner seeks to answer that question in a book that provides a vivid and accessible insight into the world of aid – its people, ideas and values against the backdrop of a broader historical analysis of the contested ideals and politics of aid operations from the 1960s to the present day. Moving between aid-recipient countries, head office and global policy spaces, Rosalind Eyben critically examines her own behaviour to explore what happens when trying to improve people’s lives in far-away countries and warns how self-deception may construct obstacles to the very change desired, considering the challenge to traditional aid practices posed by new donors like Brazil who speak of history and relationships. The book proposes that to help make this a better world, individuals and organisations working in international development must respond self-critically to the dilemmas of power and knowledge that shape aid’s messy relations. Written in an accessible way with vignettes, stories and dialogue, this critical history of aid provides practical tools and methodology for students in development studies, anthropology and international studies and for development practitioners to adopt the habit of reflexivity when helping to make a better world.

Der große Ausbruch

Der große Ausbruch

Health, Ealth, and the Origins of Inequality

  • Author: Angus Deaton
  • Publisher: Klett-Cotta
  • ISBN: 3608100741
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 448
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Heute sind die Menschen gesünder, wohlhabender und sie leben länger als früher. Einem Teil der Menschheit ist »Der Große Ausbruch« aus Armut, Not, Krankheit und Entbehrung in Freiheit, Bildung, Demokratie und eine freie globale Weltwirtschaft gelungen. Dennoch nimmt die Ungleichheit zwischen Nationen und Menschen unaufhaltsam zu. Das Opus Magnum des Nobelpreisträgers beschreibt, wie Lebens- und Gesundheitsstandards sich weltweit erhöhen ließen, wenn Aufrichtigkeit und neue Fairness Einzug in die globale Weltwirtschaft hielten. Aus dem »Wohlstand der Nationen« könnte ein Wohlstand aller Nationen werden. Angus Deaton, der Träger des Wirtschaftsnobelpreises 2015, schildert die Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft überraschend neu und anders. Vor 250 Jahren bescherte die Industrielle Revolution Westeuropa und den USA nachhaltigen Aufschwung und wirtschaftlicher Fortschritt, der bis heute andauert. Viele Menschen in Großbritannien, Frankreich, den USA und Deutschland überwanden ihre Armut, eigneten sich Bildung an und gestalteten ihre Staaten freiheitlich und demokratisch um. Aber bereits damals öffnete sich die Kluft zwischen Reich und Arm. Erhellend und eindringlich entwirft der Ökonom ein Panorama überwältigender Entdeckungen und phantastischer Erfindungen: Von der Überwindung von Pest, Cholera und Epidemien, von den Errungenschaften wie Impfungen, Antibiotika, Hygiene, sauberem Trinkwasser und den Erfolgen der modernen Medizin und Technik. Dennoch holen schmerzhafte Rückschläge auch die modernen Gesellschaften – vor allem aber die Ärmsten – immer wieder ein: entsetzliche Hungersnöte, Naturkatastrophen, Drogenhandel, Krebserkrankungen und die AIDS/HIV-Epidemie auf der anderen Seite. Alternativen bieten Reformen: Die Entwicklungs- und Protektionspolitik des Westens sollte eingestellt, jedenfalls grundlegend verändert werden. Dringend müssten die Handelshemmnisse aufgehoben werden, um der ganzen globalisierten Welt ihren eigenen „Großen Ausbruch“ zu eröffnen. Unser Wohlstand ist anfällig; Umdenken und anders Handeln sind dringend erforderlich. Hatten die USA noch vor 20 Jahren einen bis dahin nie gekannten Wohlstand für viele Amerikaner erreicht, wächst das einstige Vorbild der westlichen Welt heute wirtschaftlich schleppend oder gar nicht. Die Ungleichheit unter den Amerikanern hat schlagartig zugenommen. Hingegen hat sich das Wirtschaftswachstum in Indien und China vervielfacht und das Leben von mehr als zwei Milliarden Menschen unvorstellbar verbessert. »Dieses Thema bedarf einer großen Leinwand und eines kühnen Pinselstrichs, und Angus Deaton liefert auf virtuose Weise beides.« The Economist

The European Union and International Development

The European Union and International Development

The Politics of Foreign Aid

  • Author: Maurizio Carbone
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134122829
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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The European Union is a leading actor in international development, providing more than half of the world’s foreign aid, but also a unique case, combining the characteristics of a bilateral and a multilateral donor. Despite the general acknowledgment that policy coordination substantially improves both the effectiveness of foreign aid and the visibility of the EU in the international arena, Member States have consistently resisted any intrusion into what they consider a key area of their national sovereignty. The increases in volume of aid, the ambitious agenda on aid effectiveness, and the adoption of the European Consensus on Development indicate a change of direction. Using development policy as a starting point, this book provides a systematic analysis of the interaction between the European Commission and Member States. It explores the conditions in which the European Commission influences outcomes in the EU decision making process. It ultimately argues that the European Commission plays a leadership role, but this leadership is contingent upon the presence of an institutional entrepreneur, its internal cohesiveness, and the astute use of a repertoire of tactics. Demonstrating that development policy may provide fresh insights into EU integration theory, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics and International Development.

Making the World Safe

Making the World Safe

The American Red Cross and a Nation's Humanitarian Awakening

  • Author: Julia Irwin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199766401
  • Category: History
  • Page: 273
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A history of the relationship between the United States and foreign countries through its humanitarian interventions in the early 20th century.

Israel and the World Powers

Israel and the World Powers

Diplomatic Alliances and International Relations Beyond the Middle East

  • Author: Colin Shindler
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1848857802
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Israel's relations - or lack of them - with Muslim countries throughout the Middle East and the Islamic world are subject to repeated analysis and scrutiny in both the media and academia. But what have previously been less examined are Israel's relationships with the rest of world: from the former colonial states of Britain and France to the superpowers of the US and Russia and to emerging and regional powers such as China, India and Brazil. Conventionally seen as a state isolated from its Arab neighbors and irrevocably allied with the US, Israel is examined here in the light of its efforts to strengthen diplomatic ties with other powers, such as its attempts to improve fractious relationship with post-World War II Germany and the EU. Taking into consideration the fact that relations with Turkey have cooled significantly following the raid on the Gaza flotilla in 2008, Israel has been forced to look even further for support and alliances. It is by looking at Israel's relations with established and rising world powers that this book offers vital analysis for researchers of both Middle East studies and International Relations.

The Ethics of Trade and Aid

The Ethics of Trade and Aid

Development, Charity Or Waste?

  • Author: Christopher D. Wraight
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441125485
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 178
  • View: 5685
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This philosophical examination of trade and aid argues that a compassionate, rational and humane engagement with the global economy could lead to a better world.

The Politics of International Humanitarian Aid Operations

The Politics of International Humanitarian Aid Operations

  • Author: Eric A. Belgrad,Nitza Nachmias
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275952730
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
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The theories and case studies examined in this volume constitute a thorough study of foreign intervention in civil conflicts for the purpose of rendering humanitarian aid. The classical paradigm of the ethics of intervention forbids the violation of territorial sovereignty. Public international law and the UN charter also mandate nonintervention within the territorial boundaries of a state. Nevertheless, in recent years, as a result of brutal civil conflicts and their violent and inhumane consequences--as in Rwanda, Bosnia, and Cambodia--international aid interventions have become an accepted practice. Still, international humanitarian aid involves unsettled, controversial issues--dilemmas concerning donors, recipients, and international organizations. These issues, as well as the concepts of sovereignty, human rights, coercive interventions, and peacekeeping, are critically evaluated in this volume, which will be of interest to scholars and policymakers in international relations, human rights, and military affairs.

Doing Good Or Doing Better

Doing Good Or Doing Better

Development Policies in a Globalizing World

  • Author: Monique Kremer,Peter van Lieshout,Robert Went
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN: 9089641076
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 378
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Development policies in the globalising world.

1946: The Making of the Modern World

1946: The Making of the Modern World

  • Author: Victor Sebestyen
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447250508
  • Category: History
  • Page: 438
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With the end of the Second World War, a new world was born. The peace agreements that brought the conflict to an end implemented decisions that not only shaped the second half of the twentieth century, but continue to affect our world today and impact on its future. In 1946 the Cold War began, the state of Israel was conceived, the independence of India was all but confirmed and Chinese Communists gained a decisive upper hand in their fight for power. It was a pivotal year in modern history in which countries were reborn and created, national and ideological boundaries were redrawn and people across the globe began to rebuild their lives. In this remarkable history, the foreign correspondent and historian Victor Sebestyen draws on contemporary documents from around the world - including Stalin's personal notes from the Potsdam peace conference - to examine what lay behind the political decision-making. Sebestyen uses a vast array of archival material and personal testimonies to explore how the lives of generations of people across continents were shaped by the events of 1946. Taking readers from Berlin to London, from Paris to Moscow, from Washington to Jerusalem and from Delhi to Shanghai, this is a vivid and wide-ranging account of both powerbrokers and ordinary men and women from an acclaimed author.

The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction

The Politics and Policies of Relief, Aid and Reconstruction

Contrasting approaches to disasters and emergencies

  • Author: Fulvio Attina
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137026731
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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Disaster policies present a new challenge to the practitioners and students of global politics; this book explains how political science enriches the contribution of the social sciences to the study of disaster relief, aid and reconstruction following the major disaster events, both natural and man-made, of recent times.

From Marshall Plan to Debt Crisis

From Marshall Plan to Debt Crisis

Foreign Aid and Development Choices in the World Economy

  • Author: Robert Everett Wood
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520058682
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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Principles of International Politics

Principles of International Politics

  • Author: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1483304663
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 600
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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who set the standard for the scientific approach to international relations, has returned with a reformulated fifth edition of Principles of International Politics, based on extensive reviewer feedback and newly guided by an emphasis on questions about the causes and consequences of war, peace, and world order. More than ever, the strategic perspective in international relations is examined with complete clarity, precision, and accessibility. What hasn't changed is Principles' coverage of the fundamentals of IR. The foundational topics are given sustained treatment: the major theories of war, the domestic sources of international politics, the democratic peace, the problems of terrorism, the role of foreign aid, democratization, international political economy, globalization, international organizations and law, human rights, and the global environment. No other introductory text delivers such an easily-understood contemporary explanation of international politics, while truly enabling students to learn to mobilize the key concepts and models.

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World

  • Author: Ben Ramalingam
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191503444
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 480
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Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.

International conference on impacts of agricultural research and development: why has impact assessment research not made more of a difference?

International conference on impacts of agricultural research and development: why has impact assessment research not made more of a difference?

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CIMMYT
  • ISBN: 9706481044
  • Category:
  • Page: 107
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Proceedings of a conference by the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment (SPIA) of the Interim Science Council, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Economics Program, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), 4-7 February 2002, San José, Costa Rica.

The Wto Hong Kong Ministerial And the Doha Development Agenda Third Report of Session 2005-06oral And Written Evidence

The Wto Hong Kong Ministerial And the Doha Development Agenda Third Report of Session 2005-06oral And Written Evidence

  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215028518
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 127
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WTO Hong Kong ministerial and the Doha development Agenda : Third report of session 2005-06, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

Towards a Better Global Economy

Towards a Better Global Economy

Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century

  • Author: Franklin Allen,Jere R. Behrman,Nancy Birdsall,Shahrokh Fardoust,Dani Rodrik,Andrew Steer,Arvind Subramanian
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191035130
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Substantial progress in the fight against extreme poverty was made in the last two decades. But the slowdown in global economic growth and significant increases in income inequality in many developed and developing countries raise serious concerns about the continuation of this trend into the 21st century. The time has come to seriously think about how improvements in official global governance, coupled with and reinforced by rising activism of 'global citizens' can lead to welfare-enhancing and more equitable results for global citizens through better national and international policies. This book examines the factors that are most likely to facilitate the process of beneficial economic growth in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It examines past, present, and future economic growth; demographic changes; the hyperglobalization of trade; the effect of finance on growth; climate change and resource depletion; and the sense of global citizenship and the need for global governance in order to draw longer-term implications, identify policy options for improving the lives of average citizens around the world, and make the case for the need to confront new challenges with truly global policy responses. The book documents how demographic changes, convergence, and competition are likely to bring about massive shifts in the sectoral and geographical composition of global output and employment, as the center of gravity of the global economy moves toward Asia and emerging economies elsewhere. It shows that the legacies of the 2008-09 crisis-high unemployment levels, massive excess capacities, and high debt levels-are likely to reduce the standard of living of millions of people in many countries over a long period of adjustment and that fluctuations in international trade, financial markets, and commodity prices, as well as the tendency of institutions at both the national and international level to favor the interests of the better-off and more powerful pose substantial risks for citizens of all countries. The chapters and their policy implications are intended to stimulate public interest and facilitate the exchange of ideas and policy dialogue.

House of Commons - International Development Committee: Implications for Development in the Event of Scotland Becoming and Independent Country - HC 692

House of Commons - International Development Committee: Implications for Development in the Event of Scotland Becoming and Independent Country - HC 692

Sixth Report of Session 2013-14, Vol. 1: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: International Development Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215065865
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 59
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The UK's aid programme, much of which is delivered from Scotland, is genuinely transformational. The UK provided £8.7 billion of aid in 2012/13, but it is the quality of this aid - not just its quantity - which sets the UK apart. As part of the UK, Scotland makes a tremendous contribution to all this. If Scotland were to become an independent country, its development agency would inevitably be a much smaller player. From 2013 onwards, the UK Government plans to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income on Official Development Assistance. If Scotland were to become independent, the UK's overall GNI - and the amount of money it spends on ODA - would fall. "Scotland has 8.3% of the UK's population share, so we estimate that the UK's ODA would fall by around 8.3%, or £1 billion. DFID's work - either its bilateral programmes or its funding to multilateral organisations - would inevitably then be subject to cuts. MPs are also concerned that during any transitional period, the restructuring of DFID and the setup of an independent Scottish development agency would divert management attention towards restructuring and away from frontline delivery by both agencies. In addition, a significant proportion of DFID's workforce is based at its Scottish office in East Kilbride, including a number of senior staff. By contrast, the number of jobs available with an independent Scottish development agency is likely to be relatively few (or the new Scottish development agency would be heavily overstaffed). The impact on jobs would therefore be substantial.

Working Together to Make Aid More Effective

Working Together to Make Aid More Effective

Ninth Report of Session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence

  • Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. International Development Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215521903
  • Category: Economic assistance
  • Page: 104
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Working together to make aid more Effective : Ninth report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East

  • Author: Roger Owen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134432917
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Roger Owen has fully revised and updated his authoritative text to take into account the latest developments in the Middle East. This book continues to serve as an excellent introduction for newcomers to the modern history and politics of this fascinating region. This third edition continues to explore the emergence of individual Middle Eastern states since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War and the key themes that have characterized the region since then.

Methods for Development Work and Research

Methods for Development Work and Research

A New Guide for Practitioners

  • Author: Britha Mikkelsen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761933274
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 373
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an indispensable, down-to-earth, richly illustrated guide to a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods for research and practice in development settings.