Date of Award
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Foreign aid, Internal security, Internal stability, International development
This thesis examines the relationship between foreign aid and the internal stability of recipient countries. Foreign aid programs have been an important tool through which countries can receive support in development efforts. Through extensive case study and process tracing analysis of twelve foreign aid projects in Venezuela and Costa Rica, this thesis examines the question: Does foreign aid impact the internal stability of the recipient state? Although Costa Rica and Venezuela have different levels of internal stability, patterns emerge associating different types of aid projects with outcomes in both countries. The research finds that the impact of foreign aid on the recipient nation’s internal stability is highly conditional upon the country’s context, aid mechanisms, and the type of aid.
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Tanner, Sierra P., "The Impact of Foreign Aid on Internal Stability: A Case Study of Costa Rica and Venezuela" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2181.
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Sierra P. Tanner
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