A Samaritan State Revisited brings together a refreshing group of emerging and leading scholars to reflect on the history of Canada’s overseas development aid. Addressing the broad ideological and institutional origins of Canada’s official development assistance in the 1950s and specific themes in its evolution and professionalization after 1960, this collection is the first to explore Canada’s history with foreign aid with this level of interrogative detail.
Extending from the 1950s to the present and covering Canadian aid to all regions of the Global South, from South and Southeast Asia to Latin America and Africa, these essays embrace a variety of approaches and methodologies ranging from traditional, archival-based research to textual and image analysis, oral history, and administrative studies. A Samaritan State Revisited weaves together a unique synthesis of governmental and non-governmental perspectives, providing a clear and readily accessible explanation of the forces that have shaped Canadian foreign aid policy.
About the authors
Greg Donaghy is Head of the Historical Section at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and General Editor of its series, Documents on Canadian External Relations. His publications include Tolerant Allies: Canada and the United States, 1963-68, and the edited collection (with Patricia Roy) Contradictory Impulses: Canada and Japan in the 20th Century.
David Webster teaches international and Asian history topics with a focus on the 20th century at Bishop’s University. He is the author of Fire and the Full Moon: Canada and Indonesia in a Decolonizing World. Previously he was collection editor of East Timor: Testimony (Between the Lines, 2004). His research focuses on trans-Pacific interactions between Canada and Asia, and on the diplomacy of independence movements in Asia.
David R. Black is Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. His research has focused on Canada’s role in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa’s place within the continent, and sport in world politics. He is co-editor of A Decade of Human Security (2006) and The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (2008).
Steven Brown has been a student of Northwest Coast Native cultures since the mid-1960s and is a former curator at the Seattle Art Museum. He lives in Sequim, Washington.
LAURA M. MAC DONALD was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and grew up listening to stories of the 1917 explosion. A former television producer, radio commentator and magazine editor, she lives in New York City. Visit her online at www.laurammacdonald.com.
Dominique Marshall is a professor in the Department of History at Carleton University. She is widely published in the areas of social policy, the history of the family, and the international history of childrens rights and humanitarian aid. In 1999, Aux origines sociales de l´Etat-providence received honourable mention for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize for best book in Canadian history and won the 199899 Prix Jean-Charles-Falardeau for the best French-language book in the social sciences.
Nicola Doone Danby teaches translation at McGill University, English at Collège Brébeuf, and is a freelance translator, editor, and writer. She pioneered the ACP Salon du Livre Bilingual Rights Program, and is an active member of the Literary Translators Association of Canada.
Asa McKercher is assistant professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada.
A Samaritan State Revisited will both act as a signpost, marking what has been accomplished (historiographically) so far, and serve as a valuable reference point as the task of developing the history of Canadian aid—in all its manifestations and complexity—continues.
?David Meren, International Journal
Offers a fascinating window into one aspect of Canadian political history, while simultaneously opening up broader lines of inquiry in contemporary international relations.
?Suzanne Hindmarch, Canadian Historical Review
Other titles by Greg Donaghy
People, Politics, and Purpose
Biography and Canadian Political History
Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds
Canadian Women and the Search for Global Order
Canada's Department of External Affairs, Volume 3
Innovation and Adaptation, 1968-1984
From Kinshasa to Kandahar
Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective
The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.
In the National Interest
Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009
Architects and Innovators/Architectes et Innovateurs
Building the Department of Foreign and International Trade, 1909-2009/le développement du ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Commerce international, 1909-2009
Canada and Japan in the Twentieth Century
Diplomat and Scholar
Canada and the United States, 1963-1968
Other titles by David Webster
Other titles by Stephen Brown
Enjeux et défis du développement international
Acteurs et champs d'action. Édition nouvelle et actualisée
Rethinking Canadian Aid
Struggling for Effectiveness
CIDA and Canadian Foreign Aid
The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 2: Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800
The Remarkable Journey of the Dundas Collection