By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens

In 2013 nearly 1/2 Africa's most sensible reduction recipients have been governed by means of authoritarian regimes. whereas the West may well declare to advertise democracy and human rights, in perform significant bilateral and foreign donors, resembling USAID, DFID, the realm financial institution and the eu fee, have visible their reduction guidelines develop into ever extra entangled with the survival in their authoritarian protégés. neighborhood electorate therefore locate themselves on the receiving finish of a compromise among reduction companies and executive elites, during which improvement guidelines are formed within the pursuits of keeping the prestige quo.

Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds gentle at the political intricacies and ethical dilemmas raised by means of the connection among international relief and autocratic rule in Africa. via contributions through best specialists exploring the revival of authoritarian improvement politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the e-book exposes transferring donor pursuits and rhetoric in addition to the effect of overseas reduction on army information, rural improvement, electoral strategies and family politics. within the strategy, it increases an pressing and too frequently missed query: to what volume are overseas reduction programmes truly perpetuating authoritarian rule?

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