One of the best books on the complex relationship between aid donors and governments in crisis, which Joseph Hanlon believes amounts to recolonisation. NEW STATESMAN & SOCIETY ... guaranteed to infuriate NGOs. AFRICAN AFFAIRS ...excellent analysis. - A.M. Babu
in SOCIALIST ...one of the clearest books yet written on the harm done by development agencies. AFRICA TODAY Who Calls the Shots? est d'abord un livre sur l'imperialisme. L'imperialisme? Oui, l'imperialisme! Car si le mot semble avoir disparu, la bete immonde demeure. Et Hanlon le montre avec des passages terrible ... un livre a lire! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The author raises central questions about aid and the balance between charity and political pressure. The example of Mozambique
shows how the donor community bypassed and weakened the government of Mozambique, manipulating food aid to win political concessions, with NGOs acting mainly as contractors for donor governments. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.