Foreign Aid & Shared Organizational Ties

The advance copy of my latest article has been published by Social Forces. Co-authored with Wes Longhofer from Emory University, this study examines the influence of countries’ shared organizational memberships in international NGOs and inter-governmental organizations on whether and how much foreign aid flows between a donor and recipient country over time.  We find that countries with more shared ties have a higher likelihood of maintaining aid relationships, and that in the lowest-income countries more shared ties are associated  with more aid.

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Foreign Aid and the World Society

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.

UPDATE:

The final version of this article has now been published at Sociology Compass (see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soc4.12336/abstract)

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