Aid Power and Politics – How do international-relations theories explain aid policies?

The ‘Aid narratives project’ explores diverse political arguments behind development cooperation. This analysis is framed in an international context where the basic grounds of this public policy are under debate, or even contested. Among the arguments in the case for aid, we can find the potential of aid for the exertion of international influence or power.

This idea on aid power was discussed in the international seminar that gathered academics and experts at the Elcano Royal Institute. The contents of this seminar, held in October 2018, were gathered in the collective book ‘Aid Power and Politics’.

International Cooperation & Development