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The author develops an original interpretation of foreign aid by analysing it as a particular domain of international government. She demonstrates how foreign aid practices are contemporary forms of gift-giving that have made recipient countries and populations governable due to a continuously renovated and expanded debt of development.
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Introduction 1. Foreign Aid is Gift Modernising the Order The Maussian Gift Many Gifts Internationalising the Gift 2. The Foreign Aid Regime The New Name of Peace Development Can Be Developed Countries and Peoples that Cannot Be Trusted The Logic of the Gift 3. Dis/Ordering the World Conflict, Poverty and Quasi-States Cooperation, Friendship and Justice Conclusion: Playing Communitas Against Immunitas, and the Other Way Round

About the Author

Annalisa Furia is a research fellow in the Department of Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna, Ravenna campus, Italy. She has published books and articles in academic journals and edited volumes on citizenship, human rights, the capability approach, migration, human security and human development. She has participated as a researcher and scientific coordinator in several national and EU-funded research projects.

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