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FOREIGN AID, FOREIGN POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT. Louis A. Picard PIA 2096/PIA 2504- Week Five. Focus This Week. Motivations Vietnam: The Early Years Basic Needs and the Logic of Projects. Other Voices: Young Americans and Foreign Aid.
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Louis A. Picard
PIA 2096/PIA 2504- Week Five
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq\'s Green Zone (New York: Vintage, 2007).
Albert Memmi, Colonizer Colonized (New York: Orion Press,1965). Also works by Franz Fanon and O. Mannoni). Classic works on French Colonialism.
Stanley Karnow, In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines (New York: Ballantine Books, 1989).
Blaine Harden, Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1990).
Stephen Kinzer, Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua (New York: Doubleday, 1991). Also books on Iran and Guatamala).
Edward W. Said, Orientalism (New York: Vintage, 1979).
Alexandra Fuller, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (New York: Random House, 2003). Also three books by Peter Goodwin on Zimbabwe.
Frances FitzGerald, Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam (New York: Vintage, 1972).
Daniel Bergner, In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa (New York: Picador, 2003). Also books by V. S. Naipaul, Paul Theroux, Graham Greene.
Foreign Aid Policy: 1955-1965
The Second Decade
“Hans J Morgenthau (1904-1980) was a great intellectual in this tradition in America. He founded the National Committee on American Foreign Policy in 1974 and served as its first chairman.”
Franz Fanon (July 20, 1925- December 6, 1961) Anger and Hurt and Edward Said, (November 1, 19, 1935- September 25, 2003), Culture and prejudice.
Reading James Fox, White Mischief (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982). Also Feature Film
Summary of Contracting Agencies With the
Technical Cooperation Administration in 1952[i]
[i] Edward W. Weidner, Technical Assistance in Public Administration Overseas: The Case for Development Administration (Chicago: Public Administration Service, 1964), p. 59.
Can One Avoid the Issue
Title One- Cheap food which is sold to the private sector
Title Two- Emergency food
Title Three- Food for Development (Distributed as part of
United Nations Organizations (UNDP)- Country Voting
IMF- Structural Loans
World Bank- Development Loans- Problem: Weighted Voting
Regional Banks and Specialized Agencies
Thicker lines drawn from capital to capital indicate aid flow in excess of $66 million per year. Thinner lines represent the $20 million to $66 million bracket. Smaller amounts have generally been ignored unless they represent a significant portion of the donor country’s budget (OECD November 2004).
Wesley R. Fishel, Michigan State University (left) meets with Ngo Dinh Diem in major Technical Assistance Mission in Vietnam.
Mission later linked (in part unfairly) with CIA
Madame Nhu was the wife of Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother to and chief adviser (Head of Secret Police) under PresidentNgo Dinh Diem
U.N. Ambassador Jeanne Kirkpatrick’s alleged comment about why we provided foreign aid to Zaire’s Mobutu in 1975:
“He may be a Son-of-a-Bitch but he’s Our Son-of-a-Bitch.”
To conceive of a rival hypothesis that could reverse perceived reality and provides a possible policy option for future attention because of its very plausibility.
1. Part of Balance of Power- Carrot and Stick Approach (based on exchange Theory
2. Commercial Promotion: Focus on International Trade
3. Humanitarian Theory: Moral Imperative
Peter L. Berger, Pyramids of Sacrifice: Political Ethics and Social Change (New York: Basic Books, 1975).