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The Enduring Struggle


The Enduring Struggle

The History of the U.S. Agency for International Development and America's Uneasy Transformation of the World

von: John Norris

41,99 €

Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 01.07.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781538154670
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 380

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<p><span>US Foreign aid is one of the most misunderstand functions of our federal government. Consuming less than 1% of the federal government budget, it has nonetheless played an outsized role in political debate. A</span><span>t the center of this controversy and misunderstanding has been the U.S. Agency for International Development, or AID, the government agency created during the Kennedy administration to administer America’s foreign assistance programs, an often-conflicted behemoth with a presence spanning the globe. In this book, journalist and foreign policy expert John Norris provides a compelling and rich story of AID, warts and all. There have been moments of enormous triumph: the eradication of smallpox, the Green Revolution, efforts to bring family planning to millions of women for the first time. There have also been florid, headline-grabbing failures in places like Vietnam and Iraq, missteps born out of ignorance and ethnocentrism, and money that flowed into the coffers of despots like President Mobutu in Zaire. In totality, the work of AID has touched millions and millions of lives in ways that have been truly profound, both good and bad. On the Eve of AID’s 60</span><span><sup>th</sup></span><span> anniversary, Norris shares history on an almost epic scale that remains largely untold. </span></p>
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<p><span>Journalist and foreign policy expert John Norris provides a compelling and rich story of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or AID. In totality, the work of AID has touched millions and millions of lives in ways that have been truly profound, both good and bad. On the Eve of AID’s 60</span><span><sup>th</sup></span><span> anniversary, Norris shares history on an almost epic scale that remains largely untold. </span></p>
<p><span>Introduction</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 1: Tipping Points</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 2: The Foot of the Mountain</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 3: Larger than Life</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 4: Crescendos</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 5: The Devil’s Bargain</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 6: The Carter Years</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 7: The Reagan Years</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 8: Uneasy Victories</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 9: On the Precipice</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 10: After the Towers</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 11: Ambition Constrained</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 12: Do as We Say, Not as We Do</span></p>
<p><span>Chapter 13: Conclusion</span></p>
<p><span>Acknowledgments</span></p>
<p><span>Endorsements</span></p>
<p><span>Endnotes</span></p>
<p><span>Select Bibliography</span></p>
<p><span>Index</span></p>
<p><span>About the Author</span></p>
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<p><span>John Norris </span><span>has served in a variety of senior roles in government, international institutions, and nonprofits. In 2014, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Global Development Council, a body charged with advising the administration on effective development practices. Norris currently works at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.</span></p>
<p><span>7/13/21, Center for Global Development: Calling the book “fascinating” you can read the CGD’s full review of </span><span>The Enduring Struggle</span><span> here:</span></p>
<p><span>Link: <a href="https://www.cgdev.org/blog/enduring-struggle-against-aid-instrumentalism"><span>https://www.cgdev.org/blog/enduring-struggle-against-aid-instrumentalism</span></a></span></p>
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