Development Aid Confronts Politics The Almost Revolution

ISBN-10: 0870034006
ISBN-13: 9780870034008
Edition: 2013
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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 4/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

After decades of denial, the development community now acknowledges that effective assistance requires grappling with the domestic politics of recipient countries. Development agencies are openly promoting political goals alongside traditional socioeconomic ones and trying to apply politically smart methods. Yet considerable controversy and confusion accompany this potential revolution in development aid.In The Almost Revolution, Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont ask whether aid can achieve a productive synthesis of political and socioeconomic concerns. Their thought-provoking study illuminates the multiple meanings of "working politically" in development assistance.ContentsIntroduction1. The New Politics AgendaEarly Years: 1960s–1980s2. Apolitical RootsA New International context: 1990s–2000s3. The Door Opens to Politics4. Further on Goals5. Movement on MethodsAttempted Renewal: The Present6. Politically Smart Development?7. An Unresolved Debate8. The Integration FrontierConclusion9. The Long Road to Politics

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The New Politics Agenda
The original framework: 1960s-1980s
Apolitical Roots
Breaking the political taboo: 1990s-2000s
The Door Opens to Politics
Advancing Political Goals
Toward Politically Informed Methods
The Way Forward
Politically Smart Development Aid?
The Unresolved Debate oh Political Goals
The Integration Frontier
Conclusion
The Long Road to Politics
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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