Wednesday, 1 December 1999

From "The Economic Factor in International Relations"

By Spyros Economides & Peter Wilson, p. 130.

[...] the cynic would argue that the Nordic states, and primarily Sweden, who place a great emphasis on the moral and humanitarian goals of their distinctive and extensive aid policies, expect to reap benefits from these policies. They extol the virtues of the unilateral nature of the policies, and couch them in terms of altruism from which they expect no benefit at all. In fact, they are unconscious reflections of national policy based on a particular interpretation of national interest at a particluar time.

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