The Chicago Center on Democracy will virtually welcome Bann-Seng Tan from Ashoka University to discuss the link between foreign aid and the promotion of democracy. He will be joined in conversation with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita from NYU.
The conversation will draw on insights from Professor Tan's book, "International Aid and Democracy Promotion." The book argues that democracy promotion is unlike other development goals. With a goal like economic development, the interests of the recipient and the donor coincide; whereas, with democratization, authoritarian recipients have strong reasons to oppose what donors seek. Professor Tan examines how donors exercise their leverage over aid recipients, and, more importantly, why.
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