Media, Bureaucracies, and Foreign Aid: A Comparative by Douglas A. Van Belle

By Douglas A. Van Belle

This can be the 1st sustained comparative exam of the significance of media cognizance at the provision of financial advice, suggesting that the scoop media is a vital medium for coverage makers to gauge strength family political pressures and therefore the necessity to be responsive or even anticipatory in addressing difficulties genuine or perceived. specific consciousness is paid to the responsiveness of bureaucracies, lengthy held to be one of the so much insulated associations of presidency. Cross-national in scope, this ebook seems on the usa, the uk, Canada, France and Japan, facilitating a nuanced realizing of the interplay of foreign and household politics as mediated through the media.

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Agency theory, also referred to as the principal–agent model, is adapted from economics (see Weingast, 1984) and it is structured around the basic premise that bureaucracies are agents that act on behalf of Congress in a relationship similar to a business contract. The relationship is clearly hierarchical, with the bureaucracy serving its elected customers. However, unlike the conceptual foundations of earlier studies, which included an implicit assumption that control only occurs when Congress actively monitors the bureaucracy,23 the principal–agent model does not require constant, direct supervision for control to occur.

S. S. government. Pooling the data for these recipients combines the data across several years to include an extended temporal domain of comparable cases in the analysis. This increases the number of cases included in the analysis and allows the exploration of more subtle forces and generates greater confidence that the relationships reported are not a fluke of a specific year or case. S. S. S. aid and it is similar to the exclusion of Papua New Guinea from the analysis of Australian aid programs (McGillivray and Oczkowski, 1991).

Case. Thus, the United States represents a critical case. If the hypotheses regarding the news media and foreign aid should find little or no support in the analysis of the United States, then the argument is unlikely to fair better when applied to the other cases. S. aid program might best be described as reflecting a split between a strategic and a humanitarian motive foreign policy. S. 1 Even when these two states are excluded from empirical analyses as outliers, which they usually are, variables representing Cold War strategic concerns or continuing security interests are significant and substantial influences on aid allocations.

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