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Author: Louis Picard,Terry Buss
ISBN13: 978-1565492967
Title: A Fragile Balance: Re-examining the History of Foreign Aid, Security and Diplomacy
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Publisher: Kumarian Press (July 2009)
Pages: 328

A Fragile Balance: Re-examining the History of Foreign Aid, Security and Diplomacy by Louis Picard,Terry Buss



Background Foreign aid policy in the twenty-first century International assistance, foreign policy, and security policy Historical antecedents Epochs of aid, diplomacy, and security policy Manifest destiny and American expansionism The impact of two world wars Point Four, USAID, and the Cold War The Vietnam War Basic needs, structural adjustment, and the Cold War's end September 11 and the Iraq War Reconstruction, civic action, and AFRICOM Contemporary aid in historical perspective and beyond From policy to process Donors and clients Debates into the twenty-first century Challenges for t. .

Louis Picard and Terry Buss trace the history of US foreign aid from the earliest assumptions of manifest destiny to the present, placing their discussion within the context of broader foreign policy and security goals. Effectively combining policy and normative perspectives, their book serves as a provocative introduction to the subject. Louis A. Picard is director of the Ford Institute for Human Security at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs  . Foreign Aid Policy in the Twenty-First Century. International Assistance, Foreign Policy, and Security Policy. Historical Antecedents. Epochs of aid, diplomacy, and security policy. Manifest Destiny and American Expansionism. The Impact of Two World Wars.

As Picard and Buss conclude, "history makes it clear that institutions and institutional relationships cannot realistically be transplanted from on society to another"(. 90). Through the historical methodologies, such as what Robert Cowley calls "Counterfactual" history, this book analyzes "failures and successes as lessons for future foreign assistance approaches"(. ) in the context of diplomacy and security policy

A Fragile Balance : Re-Examining the History of Foreign Aid, Security and Diplomacy. by Louis A. Picard and Terry F. Buss.

They take an unconventional approach by placing aid in the context of larger security and foreign policy goals and by extending the history of aid prior to WWII and into the 18th century. Simplifying the complex world of foreign aid with all its diversity and meanings, the book serves as a contemporary introduction to a surprisingly old idea. A Fragile Balance" adopts both policy and normative perspectives, allowing readers to really get around the issues.

Louis Picard and Terry Buss trace the history of US foreign aid from the earliest assumptions of manifest destiny to the present. -E. Philip Morgan, Monterey Institute.

by Picard, Louis A; Buss, Terry .

Louis A Picard, Terry F Buss. This book offers a broad historical narrative of foreign aid, international security and diplomacy. The failures of foreign aid have drawn many assumptions into stark focus: the assumption that aid is reaching the bottom end of the socio-economic ladder, that those most capable of forming policy are in the Western academy, that decisions about where aid should go can be separated from culture and history.

Picard, Louis, Buss, Terry