By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens

In 2013 nearly half Africa's most sensible reduction recipients have been governed by way of authoritarian regimes. whereas the West could declare to advertise democracy and human rights, in perform significant bilateral and foreign donors, reminiscent of USAID, DFID, the realm financial institution and the ecu fee, have obvious their reduction guidelines develop into ever extra entangled with the survival in their authoritarian protégés. neighborhood electorate hence locate themselves on the receiving finish of a compromise among relief enterprises and govt elites, during which improvement regulations are formed within the pursuits of holding the prestige quo.

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

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