New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads: Eastern Europe

New Donors on the Postcolonial Crossroads: Eastern Europe and Western Aid After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Eastern European countries were said to be playing catch up with the West, and in the field of development cooperation, they were classified as new donors This book aims to problematize this distinction between old and new development donors, applying an East West dimension to global Orientalism discourseThe book uses a novel double postcolonial perspective, examining North South relations and East West relations simultaneously, and problematizing these distinctions In particular, the book deploys an empirical analysis of a new Eastern European donor Slovakia , compared with an old donor Austria , in order to explore questions around hierarchization, depoliticization and the legitimization of developmentThis book s innovative approach to the East West dimension of global Orientalism will be of interest to researchers in postcolonial studies, Eastern European studies, and critical development studies

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