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How Foreign Aid Hinders Democracy: A Multivariate Analysis in Development Studies

Wickstrom, David (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Foreign aid has the potential to produce dramatic changes, both economically and politically, in the countries in which it is received. This paper argues that the contemporary foreign aid regime does not always create positive results and is often detrimental to democratization in developing countries. This paper argues that poor foreign aid policy induces, both political and economic, and both direct and indirect effects on lesser developed countries which are unfavorable to democratization. To analyse this assumption, the author uses theory from Jean Grugel, Gordon Crawford and Laurence Whitehead. The democratization and development case studies to demonstrate the negative effects foreign aid can pose to democracy. The author concludes... (More)
Foreign aid has the potential to produce dramatic changes, both economically and politically, in the countries in which it is received. This paper argues that the contemporary foreign aid regime does not always create positive results and is often detrimental to democratization in developing countries. This paper argues that poor foreign aid policy induces, both political and economic, and both direct and indirect effects on lesser developed countries which are unfavorable to democratization. To analyse this assumption, the author uses theory from Jean Grugel, Gordon Crawford and Laurence Whitehead. The democratization and development case studies to demonstrate the negative effects foreign aid can pose to democracy. The author concludes that the current foreign aid regime must change in order to avoid propping up further corrupt governments. (Less)
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author
Wickstrom, David
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Foreign aid, Democracy, Conditionality, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1326057
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
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2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {Foreign aid has the potential to produce dramatic changes, both economically and politically, in the countries in which it is received. This paper argues that the contemporary foreign aid regime does not always create positive results and is often detrimental to democratization in developing countries. This paper argues that poor foreign aid policy induces, both political and economic, and both direct and indirect effects on lesser developed countries which are unfavorable to democratization. To analyse this assumption, the author uses theory from Jean Grugel, Gordon Crawford and Laurence Whitehead. The democratization and development case studies to demonstrate the negative effects foreign aid can pose to democracy. The author concludes that the current foreign aid regime must change in order to avoid propping up further corrupt governments.},
  author       = {Wickstrom, David},
  keyword      = {Foreign aid,Democracy,Conditionality,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {How Foreign Aid Hinders Democracy: A Multivariate Analysis in Development Studies},
  year         = {2006},
}