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Can foreign aid moderate ethnic conflict?

Milton J. Esman

Can foreign aid moderate ethnic conflict?

by Milton J. Esman

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Published by U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC (1550 M St., NW, Washington 20005) .
Written in English

  • Ethnic relations,
  • Economic assistance,
  • International economic relations

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMilton J. Esman
    SeriesPeaceworks -- no. 13
    ContributionsUnited States Institute of Peace
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 18 p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13566677M

    Book Description. This volume analyzes the successes and failures of foreign interventions in intrastate ethnic wars. Adding value to current research in the fields of international security and conflict resolution, it adopts the unique approach of considering successes of third party actions not by durable peace established in a target country (which is the more traditional approach) but by. Delivering aid in post-conflict countries poses deep rooted questions about the choice of aid instruments and the implications of such choices for aid effectiveness. Considering the key features of the three most commonly utilized aid instruments can help illustrate this problem.

    the world encounter with ethnic conflict during decades. But incidence of ethnic violence was different in varying country. In developing country incidence were low and in the developing sever. Developing country management ethnic conflict by participation and justice policy that the equality is the best way for resolve this problem. to study the relationship between foreign aid and civil conflict for two reasons. First, the adoption of effective conflict prevention measures and the reduction of the risk of civil conflict are, in themselves, important. Second, policy makers have devoted increased attention to the necessity of foreign aid for conflict-affected countries.

    linking foreign aid1 to conflict. Some arguments suggest that aid intensifies existing ethnic cleavages, which can make conflict more likely (Esman and Herring ), or that foreign aid increases the payoffs to rebels of initiat ing a civil war by increasing the value of capturing the state (Grossman , ). Other studies argue that. The causal links between migration and ethnic conflict are complex: one often triggers the other, and vice versa, yet, in many instances, either one can be accounted for without the other. Still, it is sobering that the last half century has seen both a phenomenal rise in human migration and a .

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Get this from a library. Can foreign aid moderate ethnic conflict?. [Milton J Esman; United States Institute of Peace.] -- Since World War II, a complex network has emerged of bilateral and multilateral agencies that manage economic assistance to low-income countries in. for ethnic conflict have not been systematically exam-ined, even though development assistance, from bilateral and multilateral sources, has become an im-portant factor in international relations.

The contribu-tors to Development Assistance and Ethnic Conflict attempt to. Democracy aid given to civil society organizations can also empower moderate ‘prodemocracy’ actors.” The researchers conclude that while “the common argument against the effectiveness of aid is that aid reduces the government’s accountability,” funds specifically targeted for.

Most address the political effects of domestic ethnic difference, and many fail in the attempt-with devastatingly violent focuses on ethnic mobilization and the management of conflict, on the ways ethnic groups prepare for political combat, and on measures that can moderate or control ethnic disputes, whether peaceful or violent.

between foreign aid and conflict, or more specifically, aid moderated conflict. Foreign Aid and Conflict Theories. There are several theories attempting to explain the relationship between foreign aid and conflict.

One theory, described as the rebel-financing theory, is. aid can increase security is when it influences hearts and minds by increasing the population’s interest in sharing information about insurgents (Berman, Shapiro, & Felter, ). This causal path between foreign aid and conflict is largely contingent on the first.

Where does ethnic conflict fit within this set of objectives. How do the resources, policy advice, and conditions attached to aid affect ethnic conflict in countries in which donors intervene.

How can assistance be deployed in ways that might moderate rather than aggravate ethnic tensions. Figure 1 – Causes of Ethnic Conflict: Conceptual Framework. Uncertainty, Each ethnic conflict has its own unique characteristics and, in different contexts, some of these elements will be more prominent than the others, but all of them are the “common denominators” necessary for ethnic conflict to occur.

The primordialist approach helps. Can foreign aid help countries emerge from civil war. This paper presents new research that suggests that injecting lots of money into conflict zones may in fact encourage corruption and violence. The aid community should focus on what it can do well: working closely with communities to target small-scale, modest improvements that can be implemented in conflict zones.

foreign aid and armed conflict (Collier and Hoeffler ), we find a direct connection between changes in aid and conflict. Significant policy implications follow from our analysis. First, the finding that aid shocks precipitate armed conflict ought to give policymakers pause as they contemplate shifts in.

Another reason for ethnic conflict is if a change in the environment results in a scarcity of resources and other ethnic groups are perceived as threats to survival.

Ethnic conflict can erupt when a majority group controls the state, having at its disposal the institutions of government and the legitimate exercise of force, as well as the. Development aid or development cooperation (also development assistance, technical assistance, international aid, overseas aid, official development assistance (ODA), or foreign aid) is financial aid given by governments and other agencies to support the economic, environmental, social, and political development of developing can be further defined as "aid expended in a manner.

"This excellent collection of essays takes the reader into a complex area: the relationship between economic development and ethnic conflict The book illuminates the ethnic dimensions of development assistance and shows how ignorance, indifference, and commercial and state interest can turn international projects into catalysts for ethnic conflict.

foreign aid, economic, military, technical, and financial assistance given on an international, and usually intergovernmental level. U.S. foreign aid programs have included at least three different objectives: rehabilitating the economies of war-devastated countries, strengthening the military defenses of allies and friends of the United States, and promoting economic growth in underdeveloped.

This is an impressive work of scholarship, ideal for introductory courses on ethnic conflict and conflict management." Alan Kuperman, University of Texas at Austin "This very readable and passionate analysis of ethnic conflict, its sources and management in the post-Cold War world, represents a significant and valuable contribution to the Reviews: 5.

How can assistance be deployed in ways that might moderate rather than aggravate ethnic tensions. These issues are addressed comparatively by area specialists and participant-observers from development assistance organizations. This book is the first systematic effort to evaluate this dimension of international affairs--and to propose remedies.

A new study by Harvard’s Nathan Nunn and Yale’s Nancy Qian shows that. an increase in food aid raises the incidence, onset and duration of armed civil conflict in a recipient country. The problem is particularly acute in countries where there are few roads — giving aid convoys fewer opportunities to circumvent problems — and ones where there are stark ethnic divisions.

An ethnic conflict is a conflict between two or more contending ethnic groups. While the source of the conflict may be political, social, economic or religious, the individuals in conflict must expressly fight for their ethnic group's position within society.

This final criterion differentiates ethnic. A study by Brigham Young University and Harvard published in the American Journal of Political Science, “Foreign Aid Shocks as a Cause of Violent Armed Conflict,” examined the data of bilateral and multilateral foreign aid from to to determine if there was a link between levels of aid over time and internal strife.

US Foreign Policy Habits in Ethnic Conflict. and suggests improvements for American foreign policy in ethnic conflict. multilateral aid to conflict-affected states is influenced by the key.

(shelved 1 time as ethnic-conflict) avg rating — 15, ratings — published Ethnic conflict is not a given, either in our genes or in our cultures. How then do we account for the atrocities that flicker daily in our TV news reports? To answer this question, Cultural Survival has, for this issue of the Quarterly, invited distinguished scholars from all over the world to analyze ethnic conflicts in every corner of the globe.The ethnic dimension to social relations can be distinguished from dimensions based on neighbourliness, national origin, race and religion etc., but ethnic conflicts are not a special class of.