Much of my research examines the role foreign aid plays in processes of globalization and the spread of norms and institutions. In particular I have been fascinated for the past decade with how aid functions as a part of what has come to be known as World Society. I have put some of my thoughts on this subject into a review essay that will appear eventually in Sociology Compass. A draft of that article is available below or on my research website.
The final version of this article has now been published at Sociology Compass (see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soc4.12336/abstract)