Global Development and Colonial Power: German Development Policy at Home and Abroad (Kilombo: International Relations and Colonial Questions) (Hardcover)

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Although Germany was one of the principal colonising nations in Africa and today is the world's second largest aid donor, there is no literature on the postcolonial condition of contemporary German development policy. This book explores German development endeavours by state institutions as well as NGOs, and provides evidence of development policy's unacknowledged entanglement in colonial modes of thought and practice. It zooms in on concrete policies and practices in selected fields of intervention: development education and billboard advertising in Germany, and - taking Tanzania as a case in point - obstetric care and population control in the Global South. The analysis finds that disregarding colonial continuities means to perpetuate the inequalities and injustices that development policy claims to fight. This book argues that colonial power in global development needs to be understood as functioning through the transnational character of development policy at home and abroad.

About the Author


Daniel Bendix is a Professor for Global Development at Friedensau Adventist University, Germany.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781786603494
ISBN-10: 1786603497
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 24th, 2018
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Kilombo: International Relations and Colonial Questions