Introduction: The Changing Development Cooperation Landscape

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


This chapter introduces the topic while outlining how research on the determinants of development cooperation has been undertaken within the social sciences, highlighting important gaps while showing ways in which the following book makes a valuable contribution to the existing literature. Given that research on the topic is relatively new, the first chapter provides much needed context and perspective on the state of research on the determinants of development cooperation and how some of the challenges may be overcome.


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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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