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Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801450686

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.001.0001

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Emigration, Development, and (In)security

Emigration, Development, and (In)security

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(p.203) Chapter 7 Emigration, Development, and (In)security
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Frontiers of Fear
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Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450686.003.0008

This chapter examines the West’s inadequate attention to a key push factor, overseas development aid, despite its securitization with the goal of supporting “allies” in the war on terror. Western countries have increased their development aid in trying to respond to growing inequities between the North and South. Both the U.S. and European governments have been very active in their efforts to promote development—and therefore to address the issues related to poverty such as illegal immigration and global instability. This chapter considers how Europe and the United States have increasingly associated foreign aid with the fight against terrorism. However, it argues that neither the United States nor the European Union has effectively addressed the North–South gap with their limited and targeted approach based on security concerns. Such an emphasis on security concerns increases insecurity instead of alleviating poverty.

Keywords:   development aid, war on terror, Europe, development, poverty, illegal immigration, United States, foreign aid, terrorism, insecurity

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