The Determinants of Foreign Aid

This is a study of comparative politics. It looks at the determinants of foreign aid in a cross-national perspective. It covers the second half of the post World War II era, from roughly 1970-1980 to 2005. It joins insights from the study of international relations, socio-economics, democratic theory and the study of public opinion. The main question in this study is this: what determines a country‘s foreign aid level and why do some countries give more aid than others?