The Aid Triangle: Recognising the Human Dynamics of Dominance, Justice and Identity

Abstract

Making Aid Work focuses on the human dynamics of international aid; from impoverished farmers to aid workers; donor diplomats to multilateral bureaucrats; celebrities to activists, and to the unconcerned and uninvolved. This timely work illustrates how the aid system incorporates power relationships, and therefore relationships of dominance. It explores how such dominance can be both a cause and a consequence of injustice. It explains how the experience of injustice is both a challenge to, and a stimulus to, personal, community and national identity, and how such identities underlie the human potential that international aid should seek to enrich.

Citation

Maclachlan, M.; McAuliffe, E.; Carr, S. The Aid Triangle: Recognising the Human Dynamics of Dominance, Justice and Identity. Zed Books, London, UK (2009) ISBN 9781842779118 (paperback), 9781842779101 (hardback)

The Aid Triangle: Recognising the Human Dynamics of Dominance, Justice and Identity

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