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Sophal Ear's Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance PDF

By Sophal Ear

ISBN-10: 0231161123

ISBN-13: 9780231161121

International intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah country prestige within the early Nineties and laid the rules for extra peaceable, consultant rule. but the country’s social symptoms and the integrity of its political associations declined precipitously inside a couple of brief years, and inequality grew dramatically. undertaking an unflinching research into the case of Cambodia, Sophal Ear uncovers the pernicious results of relief dependence and its perversion of democracy.

International intervention and overseas relief led to greater youngster and baby mortality charges in Cambodia within the Nineties and unheard of corruption by way of the mid-2000s. equally, in instance after instance, Ear reveals that the extra relief based the rustic, the extra distorted its incentives to strengthen sustainably. Contrasting Cambodia’s dual financial engines, tourism and garments, with its farm animals quarter and inner dealing with of the avian flu epidemic, he showcases the foreign community’s position in combating Cambodia from possessing its nationwide improvement. A postconflict kingdom not able to refuse relief, Cambodia is rife with trial-and-error donor experiments and their unintentional outcomes, equivalent to undesirable governance and negative family and tax profit performance—a significant component curtailing sustainable, nationally owned development. by means of outlining the phrases by which international locations can in attaining greater possession in their improvement, Ear bargains a manner ahead for governments on the point of cave in, regardless of ongoing dependence on overseas intervention and aid.

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