Fully revised and reorganized by Anna Getmansky and Alejandro Quiroz Flores to fit the exciting new edition of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita's Principles of International Politics, this accompanying workbook continues to feature class-tested, user-friendly exercises that walk students through the building blocks of the strategic method, ensuring that even novice students have the opportunity to develop and hone their problem-solving skills and can successfully apply what they have learned in the text. The fifth edition of Applying the Strategic Perspective: Problems and Models, Workbook introduces students to a wide range of problems so that they master basic principles as well as test their capabilities with more challenging material. Easy for students to use, and with perforated pages for turning in assignments, the workbook also comes with a solutions manual for instructors.

Foreign Aid, Poverty, and Revolution

Foreign aid, poverty, and revolution

Exercise 12-1. The Problems of World Politics and the Problems of Foreign Aid

Principles presented four problems of world politics—coordination, distribution, monitoring, and sanctioning— and asserted that these four problems describe a wide range of behaviors in international relations. This exercise asks you to locate examples (or potential examples) of each of these problems in the politics of foreign aid.

Donors and Recipients

Consider the game played by a potential donor of foreign aid and a potential recipient. Identify an example of each of the problems of world politics in this interaction.

  • Coordination:

    Example Answer: Donors and recipients need to coordinate on which projects to fund so that the donor is not giving money for projects the recipient cannot ...

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