Development Aid—Populism and the End of the Neoliberal Agenda

  • Viktor Jakupec

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Viktor Jakupec
    Pages 1-18
  3. Viktor Jakupec
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  4. Viktor Jakupec
    Pages 53-68

About this book


This volume examines the impact of the Trump presidency on development aid. It starts out by describing the rise of national populism, the political landscape and the reasons for rejection of the political establishment, both under Trump and internationally. Next, it gives a historical-political overview of development aid in the post WW-II era and discusses the dominant Washington Consensus doctrine and its failure. It then provides a critique of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) discourse and reviews the political economy of ODA, the discourse, and the conditionalities that are barriers to socio-economic development. The final chapters explore the question of Trumponomics as an alternative to the global neoliberal ODA, and the potential impact of Trumponomics’ on ODA. The book concludes with thoughts on the potential future directions for ODA within the ‘ideals’ of Trumponomics and national populism.


Development and Poverty Reduction International Finance Institutions Aid for Trade Understanding the political landscape Bretton Woods Conference in 1944 Truman Doctrine in 1947 Official development assistance (ODA) Post-Washington Consensus Neoliberalism and the ‘End of History’ Donald Trump Victory of capitalism and neoliberalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Viktor Jakupec
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Social SciencesUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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