Can foreign aid moderate ethnic conflict?
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Can foreign aid moderate ethnic conflict?

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Published by U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC (1550 M St., NW, Washington 20005) .
Written in English


  • Ethnic relations,
  • Economic assistance,
  • International economic relations

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Edition Notes

StatementMilton J. Esman
SeriesPeaceworks -- no. 13
ContributionsUnited States Institute of Peace
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 18 p. :
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13566677M

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Democracy aid given to civil society organizations can also empower moderate ‘prodemocracy’ actors.” The researchers conclude that while “the common argument against the effectiveness of aid is that aid reduces the government’s accountability,” funds specifically targeted for . Most address the political effects of domestic ethnic difference, and many fail in the attempt-with devastatingly violent focuses on ethnic mobilization and the management of conflict, on the ways ethnic groups prepare for political combat, and on measures that can moderate or control ethnic disputes, whether peaceful or violent. between foreign aid and conflict, or more specifically, aid moderated conflict. Foreign Aid and Conflict Theories. There are several theories attempting to explain the relationship between foreign aid and conflict. One theory, described as the rebel-financing theory, is . aid can increase security is when it influences hearts and minds by increasing the population’s interest in sharing information about insurgents (Berman, Shapiro, & Felter, ). This causal path between foreign aid and conflict is largely contingent on the first.

Where does ethnic conflict fit within this set of objectives? How do the resources, policy advice, and conditions attached to aid affect ethnic conflict in countries in which donors intervene? How can assistance be deployed in ways that might moderate rather than aggravate ethnic tensions? Figure 1 – Causes of Ethnic Conflict: Conceptual Framework. Uncertainty, Each ethnic conflict has its own unique characteristics and, in different contexts, some of these elements will be more prominent than the others, but all of them are the “common denominators” necessary for ethnic conflict to occur. The primordialist approach helps. Can foreign aid help countries emerge from civil war? This paper presents new research that suggests that injecting lots of money into conflict zones may in fact encourage corruption and violence. The aid community should focus on what it can do well: working closely with communities to target small-scale, modest improvements that can be implemented in conflict zones. foreign aid and armed conflict (Collier and Hoeffler ), we find a direct connection between changes in aid and conflict. Significant policy implications follow from our analysis. First, the finding that aid shocks precipitate armed conflict ought to give policymakers pause as they contemplate shifts in .

Another reason for ethnic conflict is if a change in the environment results in a scarcity of resources and other ethnic groups are perceived as threats to survival. Ethnic conflict can erupt when a majority group controls the state, having at its disposal the institutions of government and the legitimate exercise of force, as well as the. Development aid or development cooperation (also development assistance, technical assistance, international aid, overseas aid, official development assistance (ODA), or foreign aid) is financial aid given by governments and other agencies to support the economic, environmental, social, and political development of developing can be further defined as "aid expended in a manner. "This excellent collection of essays takes the reader into a complex area: the relationship between economic development and ethnic conflict The book illuminates the ethnic dimensions of development assistance and shows how ignorance, indifference, and commercial and state interest can turn international projects into catalysts for ethnic conflict. foreign aid, economic, military, technical, and financial assistance given on an international, and usually intergovernmental level. U.S. foreign aid programs have included at least three different objectives: rehabilitating the economies of war-devastated countries, strengthening the military defenses of allies and friends of the United States, and promoting economic growth in underdeveloped.