Theoretical Foundations of the Determinants of Development Cooperation

  • Philani Mthembu
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

This chapter gives a thorough introduction of the four explanatory variables under scrutiny and outlines the theoretical foundations of the determinants of development cooperation. It introduces the main theoretical traditions from which the causal conditions under examination throughout the book were identified. This chapter serves to highlight the important role of theory in identifying potential causal factors for the outcome of interest, while also elaborating the manner in which the four causal conditions are analysed in the book. Indeed it will be shown that the dominant theories of the determinants of development cooperation do not specify how certain variables actually interact to produce an outcome.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philani Mthembu
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  1. 1.Institute for Global DialogueAssociated with the University of South Africa (UNISA)PretoriaSouth Africa

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