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Socio-institutional neoliberalism, securitisation and Australia’s aid program

Chapter


Abstract


  • Over the past several decades the type of overseas

    development aid (ODA) provided by Australia has

    changed. Since the 1980s Australia has adopted a

    neoliberal rationale that increasingly links continued

    funding with the achievement of key performance

    indicators (KPis): reaching benchmarks triggers

    the payment of aid dollars. Australian ODA is now

    characterised by its managerial and technocratic

    nature, and this brings it into line with a new form

    of neoliberalism -socio-institutional neoliberalism

    (SIN). SIN embeds the neoliberal logic of the

    market in recipient states through new managerial

    processes in aid delivery, implemented and supported

    through the political process of developing strategic

    partnerships and alliances between AusAID and

    recipient institutions. These processes are intended

    to fundamentally reshape the recipient state and

    social relations in line with liberal market orthodoxy

    (Carroll, in Carroll & Hameiri 2007: 413). In this

    paradigm, poverty reduction in developing states

    is linked to the creation of open markets, and this is

    informed by a causal understanding of the relationship

    between terrorism and the conditions of poverty.

    These ideas have linked neoliberal assumptions about

    the relationship between the market and poverty

    reduction to the global security agenda. This case

    study examines the relationship between Australia's

    security agenda and its economic interests within the

    ODA program.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • Georgeou, N. & Hawksley, C. (2013). Socio-institutional neoliberalism, securitisation and Australia’s aid program. In C. Hawksley & N. Georgeou (Eds.), The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific (3rd edition) Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (pp. 27-30). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195525663

Book Title


  • The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific (3rd edition) Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 30

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • Over the past several decades the type of overseas

    development aid (ODA) provided by Australia has

    changed. Since the 1980s Australia has adopted a

    neoliberal rationale that increasingly links continued

    funding with the achievement of key performance

    indicators (KPis): reaching benchmarks triggers

    the payment of aid dollars. Australian ODA is now

    characterised by its managerial and technocratic

    nature, and this brings it into line with a new form

    of neoliberalism -socio-institutional neoliberalism

    (SIN). SIN embeds the neoliberal logic of the

    market in recipient states through new managerial

    processes in aid delivery, implemented and supported

    through the political process of developing strategic

    partnerships and alliances between AusAID and

    recipient institutions. These processes are intended

    to fundamentally reshape the recipient state and

    social relations in line with liberal market orthodoxy

    (Carroll, in Carroll & Hameiri 2007: 413). In this

    paradigm, poverty reduction in developing states

    is linked to the creation of open markets, and this is

    informed by a causal understanding of the relationship

    between terrorism and the conditions of poverty.

    These ideas have linked neoliberal assumptions about

    the relationship between the market and poverty

    reduction to the global security agenda. This case

    study examines the relationship between Australia's

    security agenda and its economic interests within the

    ODA program.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • Georgeou, N. & Hawksley, C. (2013). Socio-institutional neoliberalism, securitisation and Australia’s aid program. In C. Hawksley & N. Georgeou (Eds.), The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific (3rd edition) Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (pp. 27-30). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195525663

Book Title


  • The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific (3rd edition) Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Start Page


  • 27

End Page


  • 30

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne