|dc.contributor.editor||den Heyer, Molly|
|dc.contributor.editor||Black, David R.|
|dc.description.abstract||In 2013, the government abolished the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which had been Canada’s flagship foreign aid agency for decades, and transferred its functions to the newly renamed Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). As the government is rethinking Canadian aid and its relationship with other foreign policy and commercial objectives, the time is ripe to rethink Canadian aid more broadly.
Edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David R. Black, this is the first book on Canadian foreign aid since CIDA was folded into DFATD. Designed to reach a variety of audiences, contributions by twenty-one scholars and experts in the field offer an incisive examination of Canada’s record and recent changes in Canadian foreign aid, such as its focus on maternal and child health and on the extractive sector. Many chapters also ask more fundamental questions concerning the intersection of the moral imperative that underpins aid and the trend towards greater self-interest. For instance, what are and what should be the underlying motives of Canadian aid? How compatible are altruism and self-interest in foreign aid? To what extent should aid be integrated with Canada’s other policies and practices?
The portrait that emerges is a sobering one. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in Canada’s changing role in the world and how it reflects on Canada.|
|dc.description.tableofcontents||List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Why Rethink Canadian Aid?
Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer, and David R. Black
Section I: Foundations of Ethics, Power and Bureaucracy
1. Humane Internationalism and the Malaise of Canadian Aid Policy
David R. Black
2. Refashioning Humane Internationalism in Twenty-first Century Canada
3. Revisiting the Ethical Foundations of Aid and Development Policy from a Cosmopolitan Perspective
John D. Cameron
4. Power and Policy: Lessons from Aid Effectiveness
Molly den Heyer
5. Results, Risks, Rhetoric and Reality: The Need for Common Sense in Canada's Development Assistance
Section II: The Canadian Context and Motivations
6. Mimicry and Motives: Canadian Aid Allocation in Longitudinal Perspective
7. Continental Shift? Rethinking Canadian Aid to the Americas
Laura Macdonald and Arne Ruckert
8. Preventing, Substituting or Complementing the Use of Force? Development Assistance in Canadian Strategic Culture
Justin Massie and Stéphane Roussel
9. *Retracted* Why Aid? Canadian Perception of the Usefulness of Canadian Aid in an Era of Economic Uncertainty
Dominic H. Silvio
10. The Management of Canadian Development Assistance: Ideology, Electoral Politics or Public Interest?
François Audet and Olga Navarro-Flores
Section III: Canada’s Role in International Development on Key Themes
11. Gender Equality and the “Two CIDAs”: Successes and Setbacks, 1976-2013
12. From “Children-in-Development” to Social Age Mainstreaming in Canada’s Development Policy and Programming: Practice, Prospects and Proposals
13. Canada's Fragile States Policy: What Have We Accomplished and Where Do We Go from Here?
David Carment and Yiagadeesen Samy
14. Canada and Development in Other Fragile States: Moving Beyond the Afghanistan Model
Stephen Baranyi and Themrise Khan
15. Charity Begins at Home: The Extractive Sector as an Illustration of Changes and Continuities in the New de facto Canadian Aid Policy
Gabriel C. Goyette
16. Undermining Foreign Aid: The Extractive Sector and the Recommercialization of Canadian Development Assistance
Conclusion: Rethinking Canadian Development Cooperation: Towards Renewed Partnerships?
David R. Black, Stephen Brown, and Molly den Heyer
|dc.publisher||Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa Press|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||Studies in International Development and Globalization|
|dc.subject||Canadian Aid Policy|
|dc.subject||economic assistance Canada|
|dc.subject||foreign economic relations|
|dc.title||Rethinking Canadian Aid|
|Collection||PUO - Publications en libre accès // UOP - Open Access Publications|