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About David Sogge

David Sogge works as an independent scholar based in Amsterdam, where he is affiliated with the Transnational Institute. He writes for OpenDemocracy and many other publications. Further observations on aid appear in his book 'Give and Take. What’s the Matter with Foreign Aid' and in articles such as ‘Donors Helping Themselves.’

Articles by David Sogge

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Middle East’s new donors: rogues or team players?

Turkey and the Gulf monarchies in their savvy, if reactionary, use of aid have become important players in the international donors club.

The inconvenient truth about foreign aid

For recipients aid has been a very mixed blessing, but for donors it’s been a bonanza. 

The corporate wax nose

The European Commission has shelved the results of its largest-ever research project on corporate social responsibility. What happened?

How will Davos Man address inequality?

Will it mean consigning today’s neoliberal model, that has created the transfer of wealth upwards, to history’s trash-heap? Perhaps unsurprisingly, no, not at all.

Not everybody’s business: corporate crowding into the tents of global governance

As invitation-only Davos gets under way, our public space and politics shrink that little bit more across the globe. Rolling back state authority will turn today’s accountability gap into a yawning abyss.

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