A thematic collection of the most related sources, publications and documents

I. The gift-theory, gift economy, exchange theories in general (and in English)

Bordieu, P. (1990) The Logic of Practice. Cambridge: Polity Press

Godelier, M. (1999) The Enigma of Gift. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press

Godbaut, J. T. and Caille, A. (2001) The World of the Gift. London: McGill-Queen’s University Press

Kolm, S. et al, eds (2006): Handbook of Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity, Vol 1-2.,Elsevier B. V.

Liebersohn, H. (2010)The Return of the Gift: European History of a Global Idea. Cambridge University Press

Mauss, M. (1925/2002) The Gift: Forms and Functions of Exchange in Archaic Societies. London: Routlege

Moore, G. (2011) Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Osteen, M. (2002) The Questions of the Gift: Essays across disciplines. London: Routledge

Polanyi, K. (2001)The Great Transformation. The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. Beacon Press

Pyyhtinen, O (2014) The gift and its paradoxes : beyond MaussFarnham, Surrey : Ashgate

Schrift. A. (1997, 2014) The Logic of the Gift: Toward an Ethic of Generosity. London: Routledge

Shalins, M (1972) Stone Age Economics. Aldine Transaction

II. The gift- and giving-theory in the context of foreign aid (chapters in books only, journal articles)

Da Silva, K. C. (2008) Aid as gift: an initial approach. Mana Vol 4, Rio De Janeiro, online

Eyben, R. (2006) ‘The power of the gift and the new aid modalities’ IDS Bulletin 37 (6) IDS, Brighton

Furia, A. (2015) The Foreign Aid Regime. Gift-Giving, States and Global Dis/Order. NY: Palgrave Pivot

Hattori, T. (2001) ‘Reconceptualizing Foreign Aid’ Review of International Political Economy 8 (4): 633—660

Hattori, T. (2003) ‘The moral politics of foreign aid’ Review of International Studies (29) 229-247

Hattori, T. (2006) ‘A Critical Naturalist Approach to Power and Hegemony: Analyzing Giving Practices’ (Chapter 8) in Mark  Haugaard, Howard H. Lentner (eds) Hegemony and Power. Consensus and Coercion in Contemporary Politics. Oxford, UK: Lexington

Kapoor, I. (2008) ‘Foreign aid as g(rift)’ (Chapter 5) in The Postcolonial Politics of Development. London: Routledge

Karagiannis, N. (2004) ‘Pandora’s Box. Giving Development’ (Chapter 6) in Avoiding Responsibility. The Politics and Discourse of European Development.  Pluto Press

Kowalski, R. (2011) ‘The Gift – Marcel Mauss and international aid’ Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, p 189-203.

Mawdsley, E. (2011) ‘The changing geographies of foreign aid and development cooperation: Contributions from gift theory’ Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, p256-271.

Paragi, Beáta (2012b) ‘The Spiritual Essence: Palestinian Perceptions on Foreign Aid, Conditionality and Reciprocity’ Journal International Political Anthropology 5 (1): 3-28.

Stirrat, R. L. and Henkel, H. (1997) ‘The development gift: the problem of reciprocity in the NGO world’ Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (554): 66-80.

III. International relations (vis-à-vis the Middle East) and democracy in the Middle East (far from being a full list)

Albrecht, H (2010) Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism. Gainesville: University Press of Florida

Brown, L. C. (1984) International Politics and the Middle East. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

Brynen, R. et al, eds (1998) Political liberalization and democratization in the Arab world. Vol. I-II. Boulder, Colo.: L. Rienner

Cavatorta, F. et al (2010) The Foreign Policies of the European Union and the United States in North Africa. London: Routledge

Diamond, L. et al (2003) Islam and Democracy in the Middle East. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins Univ. Press

Fawcett, L., ed (2013) International Relations of the Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Halliday, F. (2005) The Middle East in International Relations. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University

Hinnebusch, R. and Ehteshami, A. (2002) The Foreign Policies of Middle East States. London: Lynne Rienner

Hudson, M. C. (1977) Arab Politics: The Search for Legitimacy. Yale University

Hunter, S. et al, eds. (2005) Modernization, Democracy and Islam. London: Praeger

Lewis, B. (2010) Faith and power: religion and politics in the Middle East. New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Niblock, T. and Wilson, P., eds (1999) The Political Economy of the Middle East. Vol 1-6. Northampton, MA: E. Elgar

Salamé, G., ed (1994) Democracy without democrats? The renewal of politics in the Muslim world. London: I. B. Tauris

Tessler, M. et al, eds (1999) Area studies and social science: strategies for understanding Middle East politics. Indiana University Press

IV. Foreign aid to the Middle East (Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Israel; books only)

Bangura, A. K. (1995) The effects of American foreign aid to Egypt, 1957-1987. Mellen University Press

Bouris, D. (2014) The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-building. London: Routledge

Burns, W. J. (1985) Economic Aid and American Policy toward Egypt, 1955-1981. New York: Suny Press

Drysdale, A. (1998) ‘Foreign aid to the Middle East’ Chapter 6 in Richard Grant, Jan Nijman (eds) The Global Crisis in Foreign Aid. Syracuse University Press

Lavy, V. and Sheffer, E. (1991) Foreign aid and development in the Middle East. New York: Prager

Brynen, R. (2000) A Very Political Economy: Peacebuilding and Foreign Aid in the West Bank and Gaza.Washington: United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Keating, M. et al (2005) Aid, Diplomacy and Facts on the Ground. The case of Palestine. London: RIIA

LeMore, A. (2008) Political Guilt, Wasted Money International Assistance to the Palestinians after Oslo. London: Routledge

Nonneman, G. (1988) Development, Administration and Aid in the Middle East. London: Routledge

Rabi, M. (1988) The politics of foreign aid: U.S. foreign assistance and aid to Israel. London: Praeger

Taghdisi-Rad, S. (2011) The political economy of aid in Palestine: relief from conflict or development delayed?

V. EU-MENA relations and the ‘Arab Spring’

Alcaro, R. – Haubrich-Seco, M. eds (2012) Re-thinking Western Policies in Light of the Arab Uprisings. IAI Research Paper. Roma: IAI

Balfour, Rosa (2012) EU Conditionality after the Arab Spring. IEMed papers #16. European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona

Behr, T. (2012a) Talking about the Revolution: Narratives on the Origin and Future of the Arab Spring. IEMed  papers #9. European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona

Behr, T. (2012b) The European Union’s Mediterranean Policies after the Arab Spring: Can the Leopard Change its Spots? Opinion, Amsterdam Law Forum 4 (2): 76-88.

Behr, T. – Siitonen, A. (2013) Building Bridges or Digging Trenches? Civil Society Engagement after the Arab Spring. FIIA Working Paper #77. The Finnish Institute for International Affairs

Colombo, S. – Tocci, N. (2012) ‘The EU Response to the Arab Uprising Old Wine in New Bottles?’ In Alcaro, R. et al, eds (2012), pp. 71-96.

Driss, A. (2012) ‘The EU Response to the Arab Uprising: a Show of Ambivalence’ In Alcaro, R. et al, eds (2012), pp. 97-110.

Elagati, M. (2013) Foreign Funding in Egypt After the Revolution. FRIDE, Arab Forum for Alternatives, HIVOS, http://www.fride.org/download/WP_EGYPT.pdf

Hollis, R. (2012) No friend of democratization: Europe’s role in the genesis of ‘Arab Spring’. International Affairs 88 (1): 81-94, http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/ia/archive/view/181597

Khouri, R. (2011) Drop the Orientalist term, ‘Arab Spring’. Daily Star, Aug 17, 2011, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Columnist/2011/Aug-17/146410-drop-the-orientalist-term-arab-spring.ashx#axzz2k2swoEMe

MEM (2014) Egyptian foreign ministry slams EU council conclusions. Middle East Monitor, February 11, 2014, https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/9690-egyptian-foreign-ministry-slams-eu-council-conclusions (13-02-2014)

Perthes, V. (2011) Europe and the Arab Spring. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 53 (6):  73-84.

VI. Selected EU communication and documents, official

COM (2011a) A Partnership for Democracy and Shared Responsibility with the Southern Mediterranean. Joint Communication to the European Council, the European Parliament, the Council, The European  Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. March 8, 2011, Brussels: European Commission

COM (2011b) A new response to a changing Neighbourhood. Joint Communication to the Parliament, the Council, The European  Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. May 25, 2011, Brussels: European Commission

COM (2011c) Support for partnership, reforms and inclusive growth (SPRING) 2011-2012 in favour of the southern Neighbourhood region to be financed under Article 19 08 01 01 of the general budget of the European Union. Commission Implementing Decision of Sept 26, 2011, Brussels: European Commission

COM (2012) EU’s response to the “Arab Spring”: The Stay-of-Play after Two Years. Memo. Feb 08, 2013, Brussels: European Commission

ECA (2013a) European cooperation with Egypt in the field of governance. Special Report 4/2013,  European Court of Auditors, http://www.eca.europa.eu/Lists/ECADocuments/SR13_04/SR13_04_EN.PDF

ECA (2013b) European Union Direct Financial Support to the Palestinian Authority. Special Report 14/2013, European Court of Auditors, http://www.eca.europa.eu/Lists/ECADocuments/SR13_14/SR13_14_EN.pdf

Füle, S. (2011) Speech on the recent events in North Africa. European Commission – SPEECH/11/130, press release, 28/02/2011, http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-11-130_en.htm (12-02-2014)

Füle, S. (2012) Arab Spring. Speech by Stefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (Speech/12/66) at a conference on EU-Nachbarschaft – Der Arabische Frühling ein Jahr danach. Munich, Feb 3, 2012

Füle, S. (2013) EU cooperation positively perceived by its neighbours. European Commission – IP/13/246, press release, 20/03/2013 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-246_en.htm (02-02-2014)

VII. European public opinion polls on development assistance

EB (2005) Attitudes towards Development Aid. Special Eurobarometer 222. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_222_en.pdf (12-02-2014)

EB (2007) Europeans and Development Aid. Special Eurobarometer 280. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_280_en.pdf (12-02-2014)

EB (2009) Development Aid in times of economic turmoil. Special Eurobarometer 318. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_318_en.pdf (12-02-2014)

EB (2010) Europeans, development aid and the Millennium Development Goals. Special Eurobarometer 352. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_352_en.pdf (12-02-2014)

EB (2011) Making a difference in the world. Europeans and the future of development aid. Special Eurobarometer 375. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_375_en.pdf (12-02-2014)

EB (2012) Solidarity that spans the globe: Europeans and development aid. Special Eurobarometer 392. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_392_en.pdf (12-02-2014)

EB (2013) EU Development Aid and the Millennium Development Goals. Special Eurobarometer 405. Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate-General Development and Cooperation – EuropeAid, http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_405_en.pdf (12-02-2014)

NB (2012): EU Neighbourhood Baromoter. South, Wave 2, Autumn 2012. Brussels: TNS Opinion

NB (2014): EU Neighbourhood Baromoter. South, Wave 3, Autumn 2013. Brussels: TNS Opinion

VIII. Local views and perceptions on foreign aid (in recipient countries)

Anderson, M. B. et al (2012) Time to Listen. Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid. Massachusetts: CDA Collaborative Learning Projectshttp://www.cdacollaborative.org/media/60478/Time-to-Listen-Book.pdf

Bir Zeit DSP (2004) An Opinion Poll Concerning the Performance of Palestinian Institutions, their Service Provision, their Role in the Development Process, and International Funding. June 4–6, 2004. Ramallah: Bir Zeit University, http://sites.birzeit.edu/cds/opinionpolls/poll17/poll17.pdf (see some other polls here: http://sites.birzeit.edu/cds/opinionpolls/list.html)

Elagati, M. (2013) Foreign Funding in Egypt After the Revolution. FRIDE, Arab Forum for Alternatives, HIVOS, http://www.fride.org/download/WP_EGYPT.pdf

Paragi, B. (2012a) First impressions and perceived roles: Palestinian perceptions on foreign aid. Society and Economy 35 (1) 389-410.

Paragi, B. (2012b) The Spiritual Essence: Palestinian Perceptions on Foreign Aid, Conditionality and Reciprocity. Journal International Political Anthropology 5 (1) 3-28.

+ Neighbourhood Barometer surveys

NB (2012a, 2012b): EU Neighbourhood Baromoter. South, Wave 1-2, Spring and Autumn 2012. Brussels: TNS Opinion

NB (2013a, 2013b): EU Neighbourhood Baromoter. South, Wave 3-4, Spring and Autumn 2013. Brussels: TNS Opinion

NB (2014): EU Neighbourhood Baromoter. South, Wave 5, Spring 2014. Brussels: TNS Opinion

+ sporadic questions in ad hoc surveys (Arab Barometer waves, surveys from Pew, Zogby, Gallup)

Fafo (2005-2010) Surveying Palestinian Opinions, 2005-2010. Oslo: Fafo AIShttp://www.fafo.no/ais/middeast/opt/index.htm

 

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