The role of foreign aid in middle power diplomacy: comparative analysis of South Korea and Turkey

2017
Baydağ, Rena Melis
This thesis analyzes middle powers according to their foreign aid behaviors through a comparative analysis of South Korea and Turkey. It describes two country cases in line with their foreign aid practices by putting emphasis on how middle powers construct their identities, and the effect of middle power identity on development assistance policy. It concludes that both middle powers show different behaviors in foreign aid. Both rely on their own development experience as recipients to become effective development partners as well as to have a global stance, while at the same time differentiating themselves from other practices by putting emphasis on their best qualities as middle powers.