Carrots, sticks and ethnic conflict

5 April 2001

How do donor resources, policy advice and conditions attached to aid affect ethnic conflict? International donor interventions are explored by Milton Esman and Ronald Herring of Cornell University in their new book Carrots, Sticks and Ethnic Conflict: Rethinking Development Assistance.

Cross-cutting chapters consider evolution of USAID and the World Bank’s policies on displacement of people by development projects. “This is a cumulative and devastating critique of the World Bank and IMF‘s myopic paradigm” comments James Scott of Yale University.