The Invention of a European Development Aid Bureaucracy

Recycling Empire

  • Véronique Dimier

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Véronique Dimier
    Pages 1-9
  3. Véronique Dimier
    Pages 116-139
  4. Véronique Dimier
    Pages 140-159
  5. Véronique Dimier
    Pages 175-190
  6. Véronique Dimier
    Pages 191-208
  7. Véronique Dimier
    Pages 209-211
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 212-240

About this book


A comprehensive analysis of how European development policy was shaped, this book explores the role of former colonial officials in shaping the policy agenda and explores this example of 'recycled empire.' Dimier argues that this post-colonial agenda only changed as a result of pressure from the OECD and World Bank in the 1980s and 1990s.


development aid dictatorship Europe European Commission OECD Policy World Bank

Authors and affiliations

  • Véronique Dimier
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut d’Etudes EuropéennesUniversite Libre de BruxellesBelgium

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