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By Tobias Hagmann

There is a surprising element of Africa’s international relief that's virtually solely neglected: considering 2013, nearly half Africa’s most sensible relief recipients were governed through authoritarian one-party states. Many overseas donors similar to USAID, DFID, the realm financial institution, and the eu fee have watched their relief regulations changing into more and more entangled with the agendas of governmental elites. the placement activates an uncomfortable query: to what quantity are overseas reduction courses now really perpetuating authoritarian rule in Africa?
 
Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa sheds much-needed gentle at the ethical dilemmas and political intricacies raised by means of the toxic courting among international relief and autocratic rule. top specialists at the political events in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique, and Angola give a contribution essays that disclose the impression of overseas relief on army tips, rural improvement, electoral procedures, and household politics. providing a arguable but the most important argument at the perpetuation of authoritarianism in Africa, this ebook could be an indispensible source for students and activists attracted to the connection among improvement relief and politics within the modern landscape.

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