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Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid

Danielle Resnick and Nicolas van de Walle


Aid effectiveness remains a primary concern for the donor community. Yet, much of the discussion on effectiveness focuses exclusively on development outcomes and accords little attention to aid’s impacts on countries’ political environments, especially in highly aid-dependent regions. This book directly addresses this issue by examining how foreign aid influences democratic trajectories in Africa. Although democracy remains important for both normative and instrumental reasons, much of the research examining its relationship with foreign aid remains under-theorized and ignores regional specifi ... More

Keywords: Africa, aid effectiveness, aid impact, development aid, democracy aid, political environments, transition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199686285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Danielle Resnick, editor
Research Fellow, United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research

Nicolas van de Walle, editor
Chair and Maxwell Upson Professor of Government, Department of Government, Cornell University

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