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New book from GSNAS alum Salvador Santino Regilme

News from Jan 13, 2022

Salvador Santino Regilme Jr., who was awarded a PhD by the GSNAS in 2015, has just published a monograph with the University of Michigan Press. Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia examines U.S. foreign policy and state repression.

Praise of Aid Imperium:

“In this clear-eyed and commendable study, Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr. explores whether and how foreign aid can improve human rights outcomes—and sometimes sets them back. Theoretically rigorous, with illuminating case studies of US aid to Southeast Asia, this book opens a new era of debate on a crucial topic.”
—Samuel Moyn, author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World

"Aid Imperium clearly demonstrates the complexity of US foreign strategic support in different contexts, and it offers well-considered insights into the main independent variables that impact on the human rights situation in recipient countries. This book will undoubtedly find a place among scholars, students and general readers interested in US foreign aid programmes and public diplomacy for years to come."
—LSE Review of Books

"Aid Imperium is a must-read for those who seek deeper understanding of how foreign strategic assistance shapes physical integrity rights in the Global South. Regilme Jr offers a comprehensive and dynamic framework for how ideational factors shape the material consequences of foreign aid, and provides important insights into the conditions that facilitate domestic state repression and human rights abuse."
—Shannon Lindsey Blanton, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Regilme is a Tenured University Lecturer of International Relations at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

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