By Tobias Hagmann,Professor Filip Reyntjens

In 2013 nearly 1/2 Africa's most sensible relief recipients have been governed via authoritarian regimes. whereas the West might declare to advertise democracy and human rights, in perform significant bilateral and overseas donors, equivalent to USAID, DFID, the realm financial institution and the ecu fee, have obvious their relief regulations develop into ever extra entangled with the survival in their authoritarian protégés. neighborhood voters hence locate themselves on the receiving finish of a compromise among relief enterprises and executive elites, during which improvement rules are formed within the pursuits of protecting 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 reduction and autocratic rule in Africa. via contributions via prime specialists exploring the revival of authoritarian improvement politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola, the publication exposes transferring donor pursuits and rhetoric in addition to the impression of international reduction on army assistance, rural improvement, electoral methods and family politics. within the approach, it increases an pressing and too frequently overlooked query: to what volume are international relief programmes really perpetuating authoritarian rule?

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