From Recipients to Donors

Emerging Powers and the Changing Development Landscape

Emma Mawdsley

Description

Examines the emergence, or re-emergence, of a large number of nations as partners and donors in international development, from global powers such as Brazil, China and India, to Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, to former socialist states such as Poland and Russia.
From Recipients to Donors examines the emergence, or re-emergence, of a large number of nations as partners and donors in international development, from global powers such as Brazil, China and India, to Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, to former socialist states such as Poland and Russia. The impact of these countries in international development has grown sharply, and as a result they have become a subject of intense interest and analysis.

This unique book explores the range of opportunities and challenges this phenomenon presents for poorer countries and for development policy, ideology and governance. Drawing on the author’s rich original research, whilst expertly condensing published and unpublished material, From Recipients to Donors is an essential critical analysis and review for anyone interested in development, aid and international relations.

Author Bio

Emma Mawdsley is a senior lecturer in the Geography Department, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Newnham College. Her recent work on development politics focuses on the ‘rising powers’, and includes a co-authored book (with Gerard McCann) on contemporary India-Africa relations, and publications on China and Africa. She recently led a project examining public perceptions of development cooperation in China, India, Poland, Russia and South Africa.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. Contexts: the rising powers and mainstream foreign aid
  • 2. Histories and lineages of non-DAC aid and development cooperation
  • 3. The (re-)emerging development partners today: institutions, recipients and flows
  • 4. Modalities and practices: the substance of (re-)emerging development partnerships
  • 5. Discourse, imagery and performance: constructing non-DAC development assistance
  • 6. Institutional overtures, challenges and changes: changing development governance
  • 7. From aid to development effectiveness and New Global Partnerships
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Reviews

'Emma Mawdsley has written a rigorous, original and compelling account of the changing landscapes of aid and development cooperation. From Recipients to Donors is simply the best available account we have of these shifting geopolitical realities.'
Professor Stuart Corbridge, London School of Economics

'With the international aid system in a turbulent transition, Emma Mawdsley's excellent book on the so-called new donors from the South could not have come at a better time. Her comprehensive analysis enables the reader to understand the role of emerging powers as they shape the future of international development cooperation beyond a western-dominated OECD-DAC.'
Thomas Fues, senior researcher and head of Training Department, German Development Institute

'Emma Mawdsley provides a brilliant overview and perceptive analysis of the rise of the non-DAC donors and its implications for aid and development. This is an important and timely text.'
Vicky Randall, emeritus professor, University of Essex

'The rise of China, India, Brazil and other "emerging" powers is challenging a development assistance system long dominated by wealthy industrialized countries. Emma Mawdsley's new book is the best guide yet to these changes. Equally adept with the language of theory and of practice, Mawdsley draws a smart, careful and nuanced portrait of a brave new world of donors and development partners. Powerful, well-researched and sensitive to the complex realities, this is the right book at just the right time. Anyone wanting to understand the complex new geographies of aid and development cooperation must read this book.'
Professor Deborah Bräutigam, American University

Details

Publication Date: 9 August 2012
280 pages

Product ISBNs: Paperback: 9781848139466
Hardback: 9781848139473
eBook ePub: 9781848139497
eBook PDF: 9781848139480
eBook Kindle: 9781780324715

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