New PDF release: Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser?

By Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Demba Moussa Dembele, Khadija Sharife, Charles Mutasa, Bernard Founou Tchuigoua, Sanusha Naidu, Tim Murithi, Hakima Abbas, Yves Niyiragira

ISBN-10: 1906387389

ISBN-13: 9781906387389

ISBN-10: 1906387486

ISBN-13: 9781906387488

The present international monetary crisis resurges the talk on relief to Africa—the biggest worldwide recipient—and this finished quantity explores the basis, heritage, and origin upon which the concept that of reduction is predicated. It considers aid's courting to the wider improvement discourse in Africa, the politics and tool dynamics of relief mechanisms, and the way the emergence of powers similar to China and India are redefining the worldwide relief structure. assorted views are proven from African social commentators, teachers, and activists, together with Demba Moussa Dembélé, Patrick Bond, Samir Amin, and Charles Mutasa.

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57) a rg ues is a statisti cal a verage, abstracted fro m the d ifferent contexts in which development practice takes p lace. Gender and developm ent resea rchers have also questioned an apparent consensus around the objec tives of gende r equality and social tra nsform ation, which exists between very different types of development organisa tions. They have fou nd that this common professio nal lan g uage cloaks a wide range of ideo logical sta ndpOints (EI Bushra 2000, p. 57). Radical messages abo ut gende r equity have been translated into policies wi th mo re conservative 34 ngntea IT na 3 AID FROM A FEMINI ST PERSPECTIVE ra tio nales and goa ls; a n o bvio us e xamp le is the w id espread use o f the term 'em powe rme nt' by fe min ist acti vists and mu lti la teral aid s agencies alike (El Bu shra 2000, p.

3 A political choice has been made to u se the te rm 'fe minist' and this could be based o n a ra nge of facto rs; one bei ng that a fe minist a nalysis offe rs something diffe re nt fro m a ge ne ric developme ntal wome n's ri ghts o r ge nd er a nalysis o r it is a recognition of the watered -d own a nd d e po liticiscd 'gende r' agenda and seeks to reclaim the term and h ence its po litics. As a result, I w ill revisit a broad definitio n o f fe minism, the ideological basis hom w hich anal ysis in this piece will be conducted.

It is for this reason, on the one hand, that the Paris High- Level Forum was p receded by working-group meetings held III Honduras, Kirghizstan, Tanzania and Saudi Arabia, as well as a d ialogue and informatio n session bringing together 17 AID TO AFRICA: REDEEMER OR COLONISER? representa tives of about 50 NGOs 'from all over the world' in Fe bru ary, also in Paris. On the other hand, the recipient commits to present to its pa rliamen t a well-conceived provisiona l budget tha t includes donor commitments.

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