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Carrots, sticks, and ethnic conflict : rethinking development assistance

Author: Milton J Esman; Ronald J Herring
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Does international development assistance help or aggravate ethnic strife? How do the resources, policy advice, and conditions attached to foreign 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? These questions and more are addressed comparatively by area specialists and participant-observers of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton J Esman; Ronald J Herring
ISBN: 0472089277 9780472089277
OCLC Number: 53003861
Notes: "This book originated in a conference held at Cornell University as part of a series of inquiries-- originally sponsored jointly by the Peace Studies Program and the Institute for European Studies of Cornell's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies--on the implications of ethnic conflict for international affairs. Two earlier volumes focusing on international organizations and on international law (Milton J. Esman and Shibley Telhami, eds., International Organization and Ethnic Conflict, and David Wippman, ed., International Law and Ethnic Conflict) were published in this series in 1995 and 1998, respectively, by Cornell University Press"--Preface.
Description: 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Projects and policies, politics and ethnicities / Ronald J. Herring and Milton J. Esman --
The World Bank and displacement : the challenge of heterogeneity / Daniel R. Gibson --
USAID and ethnic conflict : an epiphany? / Heather S. McHugh --
Foreign aid and ethnic interests in Kenya / John M. Cohen --
Ethnic cooperation in Sri Lanka : through the keyhole of a USAID project / Norman T. Uphoff --
Making ethnic conflict : the civil war in Sri Lanka / Ronald J. Herring --
Foreign assistance as genocide : the crisis in Russia, the IMF, and interethnic relations / Stephen D. Shenfield --
"Indian market" : the ethnic face of adjustment in Ecuador / Alison Brysk --
Policy dimensions : what can development assistance do? / Milton J. Esman.
Responsibility: Milton J. Esman and Ronald J. Herring, editors.

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