Old and new foreign aid architecture
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The objective of this study is to look into the new foreign aid architecture in the post-Cold War years. While “emerging donors” with seemingly new approaches in the area of international development aid have generated a vast literature in the post-Cold War era; yet there is still need to do more research on the so-called new foreign aid architecture and its effects on the relations among aid actors. After having located development aid into a systemic framework, it attempts to explore continuity and change of “new foreign aid architecture.” It demonstrates the relevance of aid to the hegemonic project that pursues the incorporation of the remnants of labor into the exploitative global capitalist relations in the post-Cold War years. Finally, all these discussion on the new aid architecture are related to a more general perspective, which critically questions the use and necessity of aid in development efforts. This thesis points out that “proletarianization of the poor” is at the core of the hegemony in the old and new foreign aid architecture.