Aid to Africa: Redeemer or Coloniser? by Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Demba Moussa Dembele, Khadija

By Samir Amin, Patrick Bond, Demba Moussa Dembele, Khadija Sharife, Charles Mutasa, Bernard Founou Tchuigoua, Sanusha Naidu, Tim Murithi, Hakima Abbas, Yves Niyiragira

The present international fiscal crisis resurges the controversy on relief to Africa—the biggest international recipient—and this entire quantity explores the basis, background, and beginning upon which the idea that of relief is predicated. It considers aid's courting to the wider improvement discourse in Africa, the politics and gear dynamics of reduction mechanisms, and the way the emergence of powers similar to China and India are redefining the worldwide relief structure. different views are proven from African social commentators, lecturers, and activists, together with Demba Moussa Dembélé, Patrick Bond, Samir Amin, and Charles Mutasa.

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6. African Women's Develop ment Fund (AW DF) ilnd Urgent Ac tion Fund Africa are notable in this rega rd. Bib liography Aleman y, C. et al (2003) ' Making women's rights and gender equali ty a priority in the aid effectiven ess agen da', AWI D and WIDE htt p://www. ss ues-ilnd -Anal ysislLi brarylPrimers-on-A id-Effccliveness, accessed 19 January 2009 Alexander, J. ilnd Mohanty, C. (eds) (1997) Femillis! 3 (n. org/cngllss uesand -Anal ys is/Li brary/Prime rs-on-Aid-Effecti veness, accessed 19 Jan uary 2009 AWID Primer 1\,' 0 .

Feminism takes its critical stance as a criti que o n misogy ny, the assum ption of male supe riority and centrality (Beasle y 2005, p. 17). It seeks to decons tru ct the fal sely un iversalised man, who is su pposed to re present us ai L can not acknowled ge its gend e r s pecifi city or its masculine pa rti cula rity. Fe minism not o niy d e-centres the usual ass umptio ns about what is central and what is at the ma rgins bu t also shifts the subjec t of analys is, in that the notion of woman is placed centre st age (Beas ley 2005, p.

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