EU Development Aid towards Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Normative Principle

@inproceedings{Bountagkidis2015EUDA,
  title={EU Development Aid towards Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the Normative Principle},
  author={Georgios K. Bountagkidis and Konstantinos C. Fragkos and Christos C. Frangos},
  year={2015}
}
The EU and most aid donors invoke a strong normative power face by explicitly connecting foreign aid with human and social development. However, how well the EU’s rhetoric is consistent with its practices as a multilateral development actor has not been explored extensively. In this study, we challenge the normative dimension of the EU’s development policy and explore whether the EU’s Official Development Assistance to Sub-Saharan Africa is based on objective deprivation on the part of… CONTINUE READING
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