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dc.contributor.authorMawdsley, E
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-17T14:30:52Z
dc.date.available2017-08-17T14:30:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.issn0016-7398
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/266586
dc.description.abstractSince 2010, successive Conservative-led Coalition and Conservative governments in the UK have imposed domestic austerity while maintaining foreign aid commitments. They have done so in the teeth of considerable hostility from influential sections of the media, many Conservative MPs and party members, and large sections of the voting public. This paper explains this apparently paradoxical position by analysing these governments’ increasingly explicit stance that aid serves ‘the national interest’ in a variety of ways. While not a new message from donors, post-2010 Conservative governments have significantly powered up this narrative. The post-Brexit referendum government is less committed to foreign aid, and it may well institute cuts following changes in legislation. In the meantime, however, it too has focused on shifting discourse and substance towards a more insistent articulation and pursuit of ‘the national interest’.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.subjectBrexit
dc.subjectausterity
dc.subjectConservatives
dc.subjectDfID
dc.subjectforeign aid
dc.subjectnational interest
dc.titleNational interests and the paradox of foreign aid under austerity: Conservative governments and the domestic politics of international development since 2010
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage232
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNameGeographical Journal
prism.startingPage223
prism.volume183
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.12700
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-04-30
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/geoj.12219
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-09
dc.contributor.orcidMawdsley, Emma [0000-0003-0281-6858]
dc.identifier.eissn1475-4959
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-06-27
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-06-27


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