Jessica Trisko Darden - Aiding and Abetting: U.S. Foreign Assistance and State Violence — At Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Assistant professor of international affairs at American University’s School of International Service and a frequent media commentator on foreign policy and conflict, Darden analyzes four decades of data on U.S. economic and military aid to ask whether such assistance always has the positive outcome it’s designed for. Through detailed historical studies of Indonesia, El Salvador, and South Korea, Darden shows that U.S. aid often has unintended consequences such as propping up unstable regimes, indirectly funding terrorists, and generally increasing state violence and repression. Calling for a rethinking of American foreign aid policy, Darden advocates focusing international aid efforts on the expansion of human freedom.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781503610996
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Published: Stanford University Press - November 19th, 2019

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