Foreign Aid and Democracy Promotion: Lessons from Africa

  title={Foreign Aid and Democracy Promotion: Lessons from Africa},
  author={Stephen Brown},
  journal={The European Journal of Development Research},
  • Stephen Brown
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Economics
  • The European Journal of Development Research
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