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Fraser, Alastair (2009) 'Aid-recipient sovereignty in historical context.' In: Whitfield, Lindsay, (ed.), The Politics of Aid: African Strategies for Dealing with Donors. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 45-73.

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The previous chapter laid out a series of challenges to the rational actor model that has been widely used to analyse aid negotiations. It argued that the strategies recipients adopt in aid negotiations are heavily constrained by factors that go well beyond the economic dependence of the recipient on aid and debt relief. Geo-strategic questions as well as ideological and political developments in both donor and recipient states provide an influential context for negotiations. This chapter illustrates the argument by sketching a global history of donorrecipient relations. It also sets the stage for the country studies by clarifying, through contrast with the past, the constraints and opportunities facing recipients now.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: negotiations, constrained, illustrates, recipients, dependence
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISBN: 9780199560172
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2024 08:02

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