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The provision of Arab Gulf aid: The emergence of new donors

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posted on 2022-12-09, 11:22 authored by Assem Dandashly, Christos Kourtelis
This study explores the motives of small Arab donors for the provision of aid. The existing literature of financial assistance separates donors into two main categories, namely large donors, who are geopolitically motivated, and small donors, who allocate aid according to recipients’ needs. Contrary to this practice in the literature, this article argues that there is a third category, that is, small Arab donors. This third category combines elements from the other two. By utilising multiple documentary sources, this article finds that the moral obligations of aid are often side-lined, as aid decisions are determined by the domestic and foreign policy agendas of donors. Although considered as small donors, this situation results in the use of aid as an instrument to promote donors’ interests in the region. The three case studies (Kuwait, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates) reveal the different strategies that small Arab donors pursue in order to achieve their geopolitical and economic objectives.

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School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • International Relations, Politics and History

Published in

International Politics

Volume

60

Issue

2

Pages

406-427

Publisher

Springer Nature

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© The Author(s)

Publisher statement

This version of the article has been accepted for publication, after peer review (when applicable) and is subject to Springer Nature’s AM terms of use, but is not the Version of Record and does not reflect post-acceptance improvements, or any corrections. The Version of Record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-022-00418-4

Publication date

2022-11-17

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

1384-5748

eISSN

1740-3898

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Christos Kourtelis. Deposit date: 7 December 2022

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