Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics

The Invention of a European Development Aid Bureaucracy

Recycling Empire

Authors: Dimier, V.

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A comprehensive analysis of how European development policy was shaped, this book explores the role of former colonial officials in shaping the policy agenda and explores this example of 'recycled empire.' Dimier argues that this post-colonial agenda only changed as a result of pressure from the OECD and World Bank in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Veronique Dimier is Associate Professor in Political Science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She was previously a researcher at St Antony's College, University of Oxford, and Senior Lecturer at the European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht.
 

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“It succeeds in combining analytical rigour and extensive use of citations with a writing style that is both highly readable and engaging, giving the reader a unique peek into the personalities, convictions and conflicts of the key figures that gave DG8 its shape. … As a result, this book is essential reading for a wide and varied audience, in both the European studies and international development communities.” (Floor Keuleers, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 54 (2), 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dimier, Véronique

    Pages 1-9

  • ‘Grandeurs et Servitudes Européennes en Afrique’ (European Greatness and Servitude in Africa)

    Dimier, Véronique

    Pages 10-21

  • Brussels or the Last French Colony: French Colonial Officials’ Leadership in Designing DG8

    Dimier, Véronique

    Pages 22-42

  • ‘Du Bon Usage de la Tournée’: DG8’s Quest for Legitimacy

    Dimier, Véronique

    Pages 43-58

  • Flag Dictatorship within the European Commission? The Construction of DG8’s Autonomy

    Dimier, Véronique

    Pages 59-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Invention of a European Development Aid Bureaucracy
Book Subtitle
Recycling Empire
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31827-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137318275
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30000-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33569-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 240
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