£19.99 | $35.95
10 May 2012
216mm x 138mm
Development, Economics, International Relations, Latin America, Africa, Asia
Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers
New Partners or Old Patterns?
Sachin Chaturvedi, Thomas Fues and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
The current framework of development cooperation is dominated by the experiences of industrialized countries. But emerging economies have begun to accelerate their own development programmes, and attempts to bring them into existing aid models have been met with caution and reservation.
This expert, topical volume explores the development policies of Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa, analysing how South-South cooperation has evolved and where it differs from traditional development cooperation. This vital new collection brings together first-hand experience from these countries to provide a forward-looking analysis of the current global architecture of development cooperation and of the possible convergence of traditional and emerging development actors.
'This is a fascinating and informative book: nothing less than a new guide to modern development cooperation. It shows us how the fight against poverty works in a world barreling towards multipolarity. It foretells a new paradigm based on the experiences of the old and the new approaches of the emerging economies in the world Provocative and challenging.' - Bert Koenders, UN Undersecretary General and former Minister of Development Cooperation, The Netherlands
'With some large emerging economies assuming an active role alongside traditional 'donors', global development discourse has become more contentious. Featuring top experts from seven countries, this excellent collection reflects these debates. It also explores what values and institutions might realistically coordinate the development efforts of disparate partners which might otherwise impede, cancel or duplicate one another.' - Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University
'This book describes the political vision changing the lives of millions in Latin America. It is a manual of thrilling example for us all.' - John Pilger
Table of Contents
Foreword by Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Thomas Fues, Sachin Chaturvedi
Part One: South-South cooperation
Chapter 1: Development cooperation: contours, evolution and scope
Chapter 2: South-South economic cooperation for a better future
Part Two: Lessons from the experiences of traditional aid policies
Chapter 3: Sixty years of development aid: shifting goals and perverse incentives
Chapter 4: Aid effectiveness and emerging donors: lessons from the EU experience
Part Three: New actors, new innovations
Chapter 5: Brazil: towards innovation in development cooperation
Chapter 6: China’s evolving aid landscape: crossing the river by feeling the stones
Chapter 7: India and development cooperation: expressing Southern solidarity
Chapter 8: Mexico: linking Mesoamerica
Chapter 9: South Africa: development, international cooperation and soft power
Chapter 10: Conclusion: towards a global consensus on development cooperation
Thomas Fues, Sachin Chaturvedi and Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
Afterword by Adolf Kloke-Lesch
About the Authors:
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is the national director of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the editor-in-chief of the South African Journal of International Affairs. Her research focus is on South African foreign policy and the impact of emerging powers on Africa’s global engagement. Before her current appointment she was director of studies at SAIIA and research director at the South African Institute of Race Relations, where she was editor of the highly acclaimed Race Relations Survey (now the South Africa Survey), an annual publication documenting political and constitutional developments, and socio-economic disparities in South Africa.
Thomas Fues, trained as an economist, has been with the German Development Institute (DIE) as senior fellow since 2004. His main research interests are global governance, rising powers, the United Nations and international development cooperation. Recent publications include articles on the G8/G20, the role of rising powers in the global system, and the UN development sector, as well as on human rights and global governance. Since 2009 he has headed the training department at DIE and he has worked for the German parliament, the Institute of Peace and Development (University Duisburg-Essen), the government of North Rhine Westphalia and the German Advisory Council on Global Change, as well as acting as a freelance consultant.
Dr Sachin Chaturvedi is a senior fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, a think tank sponsored by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. Until recently he was Global Justice Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International Affairs at Yale University, USA, where he worked on issues related to global governance and access to innovation and technology. He is author of two books and has published several research articles in various prestigious journals.
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