Search for dissertations about: "foreign aid"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 34 swedish dissertations containing the words foreign aid.

  1. 1. Fighting for Aid Foreign Funding and Civil Conflict Intensity

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Peace and Conflict Research

    Author : Daniel Strandow; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Aid; foreign aid; foreign assistance; relief; humanitarian; conflict; civil war; civil conflict; geographic concentration; intra-state; violence; military; contest; low-intensity; guerrilla; irregular; conventional; decision theory; contest success function; geo-coding; geo-referencing; territorial control; propensity score; Africa; South of the Sahara; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : This dissertation focuses on the sub-national impact of foreign aid on civil conflicts by asking the question: How does foreign aid committed to contested areas affect the intensity of violence in those areas? The main theoretical contribution is to focus on how aid influences warring parties’ decisions to engage in contests over territorial control and how that in turn influences violence intensity. The study introduces two concepts: funding concentration and barriers to exploiting aid. READ MORE

  2. 2. A Scramble for Rents Foreign Aid and Armed Conflict

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Peace and Conflict Research

    Author : Margareta Sollenberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; armed conflict; civil conflict; civil war; coup d etat; foreign aid; rents; institutions; aid dependence; aid shocks; Peace and Conflict Research; Freds- och konfliktforskning;

    Abstract : Previous research has not specified the circumstances under which foreign aid may increase the probability of armed conflict. The purpose of this dissertation is to address this gap by employing a theoretical framework in which foreign aid produces incentives for a rent-seeking scramble among elites. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Europeanisation of Foreign Aid Policy Slovenia and Latvia 1998-2010

    University dissertation from Umeå : Department of political science, Umeå university

    Author : Peteris Timofejevs Henriksson; Umeå universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Politik; ekonomi och samhällets organisering; Politics; Economy and the Organization of Society; Europeanization; foreign aid policy; Central and Eastern Europe; Latvia; Slovenia; Rationalism; Constructivism; Europeanisation; foreign aid policy; Rationalism; Constructivism; conditionality; identification and social influence; Central and East European countries; Latvia; Slovenia.;

    Abstract : In the early 2000s when several Central and East European countries (CEECs) negotiated their accession to the European Union (EU), they introduced foreign aid policy despite most of them being aid recipient countries at the time. This thesis seeks to explain the evolution of foreign aid policy in two Central and Eastern European countries that took divergent paths in adopting the policy, Slovenia and Latvia. READ MORE

  4. 4. Chinese Development Assistance and West African Agriculture : A Shifting Approach to Foreign Aid?

    University dissertation from Department of Social and Economic Geography, Lund University

    Author : Yahia Mahmoud; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; China in Africa; West African Agriculture; Chinese Foreign Aid; Agricultural Development; Foreign Aid;

    Abstract : China's economic rise and its implications for international relations have attracted worldwide attention in recent years. The outcomes of this development are numerous, complex and involve a wide range of issues. In addition to radical consequences for the Chinese society itself they are also affecting the rest of the world. READ MORE

  5. 5. Foreign Aid and State Sovereignty: The Ethio-Swedish Aid Co-operation

    University dissertation from Department of Political Science, Lund University

    Author : Teferi Sendabo; [1996]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Statsvetenskap; förvaltningskunskap; Political and administrative sciences; Sweden; sovereignty; recipient; psychology; power; human rights; history; foreign aid; Ethiopia; donor; Democracy; development;

    Abstract : Over the last three and half decades Sweden have provided development aid to Ethiopia. This aid was used to expand Ethiopia's educutional system, public health service and agricultural production. This empiricaI study reveals Ethiopia's response to Swedish aid and its influence. READ MORE