The Politics Involved in Foreign Aid

Marie Gertz Schlundt

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project focuses on the political arguments of OECD states for contributing foreign aid. Statistics show there is a clear difference between the amounts of aid, as a percentage of Gross National Income, that different OECD countries contribute. It can be argued that the arguments for contributing foreign aid have, due to increased interdependency and a new security situation, increased to include stronger economic, political and moral grounds. With this in mind, it can be questioned why some countries contribute more than others which is the focus of the project. Specifically, the political arguments of Denmark and the United States with regard to contributing aid are investigated. These arguments as well as a comparison of the Danish and the American society were then analysed using Realism and Humane Internationalism. Finally, concluding remarks were made as to the legitimacy of a lack of aid contribution in today’s interconnected world.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato16 jun. 2008


  • Foreign Aid