A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid

Edited by Greg Donaghy and David Webster and David Black and Stephen Brown and Kevin Brushett and Jill Campbell-Miller and Ted Cogan and Sonya de Laat and Greg Donaghy and Laura Macdonald and Dominique Marshall and Asa McKercher and Nassisse Solomon and S

© 2019

A Samaritan State Revisited brings together a refreshing group of emerging and leading scholars to reflect on the history of Canada's overseas development aid. Addressing the broad ideological and institutional origins of Canada's official development assistance in the 1950s and specific themes in its evolution and professionalization after 1960, this collection is the first to explore Canada's history with foreign aid with this level of interrogative detail.

Extending from the 1950s to the present and covering Canadian aid to all regions of the Global South, from South and Southeast Asia to Latin America and Africa, these essays embrace a variety of approaches and methodologies ranging from traditional, archival-based research to textual and image analysis, oral history, and administrative studies. A Samaritan State Revisited weaves together a unique synthesis of governmental and non-governmental perspectives, providing a clear and readily accessible explanation of the forces that have shaped Canadian foreign aid policy.

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A Samaritan State Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid

Edited by Greg Donaghy and David Webster and David Black and Stephen Brown and Kevin Brushett and Jill Campbell-Miller and Ted Cogan and Sonya de Laat and Greg Donaghy and Laura Macdonald and Dominique Marshall and Asa McKercher and Nassisse Solomon and S

© 2019

A Samaritan State Revisited brings together a refreshing group of emerging and leading scholars to reflect on the history of Canada's overseas development aid. Addressing the broad ideological and institutional origins of Canada's official development assistance in the 1950s and specific themes in its evolution and professionalization after 1960, this collection is the first to explore Canada's history with foreign aid with this level of interrogative detail.

Extending from the 1950s to the present and covering Canadian aid to all regions of the Global South, from South and Southeast Asia to Latin America and Africa, these essays embrace a variety of approaches and methodologies ranging from traditional, archival-based research to textual and image analysis, oral history, and administrative studies. A Samaritan State Revisited weaves together a unique synthesis of governmental and non-governmental perspectives, providing a clear and readily accessible explanation of the forces that have shaped Canadian foreign aid policy.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 390 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.1in

Canada?s international assistance has constituted a significant, yet underappreciated, facet of Canada?s role and impact on the world stage. This book provides an illuminating account of how the aid relationship was initiated and evolved over the past seven decades, in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It is a welcome, and overdue, contribution to the historiography of Canada?s foreign relations.

-Roy Culpeper, Senior Fellow, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

Greg Donaghy is head of the Historical Section, Global Affairs Canada. He is co-Editor of From Kinshasa to Kandahar: Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective.|
David Webster is an associate professor of History at Bishop?s University. He is author of Flowers in the Wall: Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste, Indonesia, and Melanesia.

List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements

Introduction
David Webster and Greg Donaghy

Part 1: Entering the Aid World, 1950-1960

1. Encounter and Apprenticeship: The Colombo Plan and Canadian Aid in India, 1950-1960
Jill Campbell-Miller

2. "Reasonably Well Organized": A History of Early Aid Administration
Greg Donaghy

3. Developing the World in Canada?s Image: Hugh Keenleyside and Technical Assistance
David Webster

Part 2: Development, Diplomacy, and Trade, 1953-1991

4. "A One Way Street": The Limits of Canada?s Aid Relations with Pakistan, 1958-1972
Ryan Touhey

5. One Size Fits All?: Canadian Development Assistance to Colombia, 1953-1972
Stefano Tijerina

6.Samaritanos canadiensis?:Canadian Development Assistance in Latin America During the Trudeau Years
Asa McKercher

7. "Trotsky in Pinstripes": Lewis Peribam, CIDA, and the Non-Governmental Organizations Program, 1968-1991
Kevin Brushett

Part 3: Imagery and Symbolism

8. Building a Base: The Growth of Public Engagement with Canadian Foreign Aid Policy, 1950-1980
Ted Cogan

9. Pictures in Development: The Canadian International Development Agency?s Photo Library
Sonya de Laat

10. "Tears are Not Enough": Canadian Political and Social Mobilization for Famine Relief in Ethiopia, 1984-1988
Naississe Solomon

Part 4: The Political Economy of Canadian Aid, 1980-2018

11. Canadian Development Assistance to Latin America
Laura Macdonald

12. CIDA and Aid to Africa in the 1990s: A Crisis of Confidence
David Black

13. A Samaritan State?, Canadian Foreign Aid, and the Challenges of Policy
Coherence for Development

Conclusion

14. Concluding Reflections: Beyond Aid
Dominique Marshall

Bibliography
Contributors
Index