Cover, Title Page

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pp. 1-5

Contents

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pp. v-7

Abbreviations

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xi

In the sabbatical application I submitted to my department and dean in August 2010, I stated that my primary sabbatical project for the 2011–2012 academic year, when I could put aside teaching duties and departmental meetings for several months to write...

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Chapter One: “One- Half of 1%”: Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and USAID

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pp. 1-16

VISITORS TO THE PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTER of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID, in downtown Washington’s Ronald Reagan Building, are greeted by the words “one- half of 1%,” bolted to the lobby wall in letters fashioned out of wood from official aid...

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Chapter Two: “In the World for Keeps”: From the Marshall Plan to the Vietnam War

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pp. 17-50

The history of post–World War II development theory and practice is a well-trod path, and scholars have approached it from multiple theoretical perspectives. Theorizing and implementing development amid and atop the crumbling edifice of colonial empires...

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Chapter Three: Geoeconomics Ascendant: Development, Interdependence, and Neoliberalization

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pp. 51-83

THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT’S (USAID) annual budget request and accompanying justification for fiscal year 1982 stressed mechanisms and themes that sought to reorient the agency and the overall U.S. assistance program toward greater participation...

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Chapter Four: Two Decades of Neoliberalization: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

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pp. 84-128

THE SHIFT TOWARD NEOLIBERALISM within USAID and the broader world of development theory and practice should not be read simply as a product of the U.S. state’s ideologically driven strategists and handlers forcing an unwanted set of policies and structures upon developing...

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Chapter Five: Development in Reverse: Crisis, Austerity, and the Future of USAID

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pp. 129-157

IN HIS REMARKS TO A NOVEMBER 2011 student conference on the American role in global affairs held at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, U.S. Agency for International Development...

Notes

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pp. 159-163

Works Cited

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pp. 165-178

Index

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pp. 179-183