The academic article version of mine and Nilima Gulrajani’s earlier ODI Report is now available ahead of print in CASID’s Canadian Journal of Development Studies:
“Donor proliferation to what ends? New donor countries and the search for legitimacy”
Despite aid fatigue in the Global North, the number of donor states continues to grow. This article examines the motivations and performance of New Donor Countries (NDCs). Drawing on theories of norm diffusion, we argue that an important driver is new donors’ search for legitimacy as advanced and influential states. A comparison of 26 NDCs with established donors on three metrics of aid levels and quality reveals that NDCs may be adopting the form but not the associated functions and responsibilities of traditional donors. While NDCs are contributing to the viability of global development cooperation, vigilance is required to preserve its robustness.
My latest book review has just been published in the American Journal of Sociology. The book I reviewed is:
Swidler, A., & Watkins, S. C. (2017). A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa: Princeton University Press.
You can download the review here: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/696854
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The first review of my book The Globalization of Foreign Aid: Developing Consensus has been published in the Canadian Journal of Development Studies by Brianna Scrimshaw Botchwey (University of Toronto). Really happy to see it! Read more here:
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I have a new piece in the GrOW Research Series‘ February 2018 Research Bulletin. See more information here:
I was interviewed as part of a panel discussion on Canadian Sociology for a pilot podcast episode of “International Perspectives on Sociology” run by Joe Cohen of CUNY. Rima Wilkes, Howard Ramos, Dale Ballucci, and I really enjoyed the chance to chat with Joe about Canadian Sociology, its differences from its American neighbour, and some of the the people and work being done in Canada that excite us. Have a listen here:
International Perspectives on Sociology – Canada Episode