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Congressional Action on Foreign Aid Policy 1945-2003

Knizner, Lauren
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Knizner, Lauren
Advisor
Jenkins, Jeffery
Abstract
This paper provides a legal and policy history of United States foreign aid, viewed through the lens of major Congressional enactments on foreign aid policy from the immediate post-World War II era through the immediate post-9/11 era. The paper traces landmark foreign aid enactments in an effort to examine what factors are the most important in shaping the development of foreign aid policy over time and in influencing Congressional action on foreign aid. The paper argues that the three factors that have shaped Congressional action on foreign aid most prominently are external events and crises, inter-institutional tensions between Congress and the Executive, and Congressional pursuit of broad, overarching (foreign and domestic) objectives over time.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Politics, MA, 2015
Published Date
2015-04-21
Degree
MA
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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
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Libra ETD Repository

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