Foreign Aid in the Middle East

Foreign Aid in the Middle East

This book offers an in-depth analysis of the invisible political or social 'exchange' taking place between recipient countries and donors when a grant agreement is signed.

Author: Beáta Paragi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786735805

Category: History

Page: 256

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What do we mean by 'gifts' in International Relations? Can foreign aid be conceptualized as a gift? Most foreign aid transactions are unilateral and financially unreciprocated, yet donors expect to benefit from them.Previous research dealing with foreign aid has analyzed the main donor motives and interests in providing financial support. This book offers an in-depth analysis of the invisible political or social 'exchange' taking place between recipient countries and donors when a grant agreement is signed. Focusing on Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel - the main beneficiaries of Western foreign aid – the book uses gift theories and theories of social exchange to show how international social bonds are shaped by foreign aid and in what ways recipient countries are obliged to return the 'gift' they receive. Foreign aid is a means of buying 'stability' or 'democracy' in the region but Beata Paragi is interested here to understand the actual feasibility of Western assistance. Looking at the context of the Arab Spring, the book examines how aid impacts on a recipient country's domestic political events such as war, the quest for self-determination, the struggle against occupation and the fight for dignity. An original contribution to Middle East Studies and International Relations, the research presents an alternative interpretation of foreign aid and show how external funds interact with local developments and realities.
Categories: History

Toward Middle

Toward Middle

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:936432772

Category: Jewish-Arab relations

Page: 80

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Categories: Jewish-Arab relations

The Middle East

The Middle East

Author: Ali Ghandour

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:608055766

Category:

Page: 20

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The Search for Peace in the Middle East

The Search for Peace in the Middle East

Author: Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East United States

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1180898123

Category: Israel-Arab conflicts

Page: 366

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Categories: Israel-Arab conflicts

The Search for Peace in the Middle East

The Search for Peace in the Middle East

Author: Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036027814

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 366

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Categories: Arab-Israeli conflict

Project Alpha

Project Alpha

Author: Renée Antoinette Goings

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:44679967

Category:

Page: 150

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The Middle East in Search of Peace

The Middle East in Search of Peace

In covering the 1993 signing of the peace pact between the P.L.O. and Israel, this book explores the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, previous peace plans, and the implications of the historic recent agreement for the future

Author: Cathryn J. Long

Publisher:

ISBN: 0761301054

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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In covering the 1993 signing of the peace pact between the P.L.O. and Israel, this book explores the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, previous peace plans, and the implications of the historic recent agreement for the future
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The West Bank

The West Bank

Author: Claiborne Pell

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024740761

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 9

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Categories: Arab-Israeli conflict

The Search for Peace in the Middle East documents and Statements 1967 88

The Search for Peace in the Middle East  documents and Statements  1967 88

Report prepared for the Subcommittee on Europe and theMiddle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. Houseof Representatives by the Foreign Affairs and NationalDefense Division, Congressional Research Service, Libraryof Congress.

Author: Library of Congress Congressional Research Service

Publisher: William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0899417272

Category: History

Page: 794

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Report prepared for the Subcommittee on Europe and theMiddle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. Houseof Representatives by the Foreign Affairs and NationalDefense Division, Congressional Research Service, Libraryof Congress.
Categories: History