Publication
Title
Do the Media Influence Foreign Aid Because or in Spite of the Bureaucracy? A Case Study of Belgian Aid Determinants
Author
Abstract
Bureaucrats are considered to play a determining role in how much media signals influence the allocation of foreign aid. As foreign aid decision-making is assumed to be a predominantly bureaucratic matter, bureaucratic responsiveness to media has often been concluded from the observation that foreign aid responds to media attention. Yet, studying this bureaucratic responsiveness directly has proven to be a challenging task due to the difficulties in quantitatively measuring bureaucratic activities. This study examines the different determinants of foreign aid in Belgium from 1995-2008 and addresses the question of bureaucratic responsiveness to media directly by isolating aid that is exclusively decided by the bureaucracy.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Political communication. - London, 1992, currens
Publication
London : 2014
ISSN
1058-4609 [print]
1091-7675 [online]
Volume/pages
31:4(2014), p. 584-603
ISI
000343241900006
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 22.09.2017
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