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Seminar series

States, markets, and foreign aid

Add to calendar 2022-03-23 12:30 2022-03-23 14:00 Europe/Rome States, markets, and foreign aid Online Zoom YYYY-MM-DD


23 March 2022

12:30 - 14:00 CET




Join Simone Dietrich as she discusses her recent research at the Europe in the World seminar series co-organised by the European Governance and Politics and the Global Governance Programmes and the EUI International Relations Working Group

Why do some donor governments pursue international development through recipient governments, while others bypass local authorities under similar recipient country and international economic conditions? Weaving together scholarship in political economy, public administration, and historical institutionalism, States, Markets, and Foreign Aid establishes connections between ideological orientations of donor governments and patterns of donor behaviour. The book demonstrates how donor countries whose institutions are organized around neoliberal principles bypass recipient governments, while donors with more traditional public sector-oriented institutions cooperate and engage recipient authorities on aid delivery. It shows how internal beliefs and bureaucratic practices about states inform how donors see and set their objectives for foreign aid and international development itself. These insights carry implications for debates about the effectiveness of international development efforts, donor coordination, and global governance. 

This seminar will take place online. Please register below to receive the Zoom link


Prof. Simone Dietrich (University of Geneva)

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