Morality of Foreign Aid and Its Depiction in the Media
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Auditor general's report 2013: More clarity needed on foreign aid - Toronto Star

Auditor general's report 2013: More clarity needed on foreign aid - Toronto Star | Morality of Foreign Aid and Its Depiction in the Media | Scoop.it
Toronto Star Auditor general's report 2013: More clarity needed on foreign aid Toronto Star OTTAWA—The Conservative government is not giving enough thought to whether the $3 billion it gives to multilateral organizations annually for international...
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PRESERVING AMERICAN PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR FOREIGN AID

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In this policy brief, Steven Kull explores both causes and solutions to the dwindling attention of US citizens on foreign aid. He argues that, in the wake of deep cuts to the foreign aid budget, several steps should be taken to bring foreign aid to the forefront of US issues, including significant use of the media to gain public support. Kull is a well-known and well-published political psychologist, and this article was published on the Brookings Institute's website, making it highly reliable. This article will serve in the considering another side essay, as it supports manipulation of public opinion through the media.

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Joe Bueter's comment, April 16, 2013 8:15 PM
Note that some people consider the Brookings Institute to have a slight bias. This might not necessarily be a bad thing, but you may want to keep this in mind or even address it.
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Foreign Aid As Gift: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Response to the Hatian Earthquake

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In this article, Corrine Lysandra Mason analyzes the consequences of the way in which the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation depicted its role in the Hatian earthquake recovery effort. Mason highlights the polarizing effect it had, showing Canada as a great benefactor in giving the 'gift' of foreign aid, and Haiti as an ungrateful, impoverished, and violent reciever. This article was published in the journal entitled "Critical Studies in Media Communication", and would therefore have good reliability. This piece will successfully support arguments in the final essay. 

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Joe Bueter's comment, April 16, 2013 8:19 PM
Good work here. You will certainly understand this source completely by the end of the semester!
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Duties to the Distant: Aid, Assistance, and Intervention in the Developing World

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In this article, Dale Jamieson directly critiques Peter Singer's classic argument (also sited on this scoop.it page) and strives to explain the drawbacks of foreign aid. He shows the problematic nature of Singer's ideas, citing several instances when aid did more harm than good in places such as africa. This article was published in the Journal of Ethics, and is therefore a peer-reviewed source. This will be useful in the final essay to directly respond to Singer's argument in the CAS essay. 

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Joe Bueter's comment, April 16, 2013 8:11 PM
Nice strategy to reference another source in the bibliography.
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Media Provides Limited Space to Aid Transparency Issues

Media Provides Limited Space to Aid Transparency Issues | Morality of Foreign Aid and Its Depiction in the Media | Scoop.it
nepal, partner country, aid transparency, media
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Victoria Room explores the lack of media coverage regarding foreign aid in Nepal. For a country that is heavily dependent on foreign aid, Room argues that good media coverage is essential for transparency. However, mainstream media organizations spent very little time broaching the subject. Room is a policy advisor with aidinfo.org and has an extensive background in foreign aid information and international development. However, this article was likely not peer-reviewed, so it will be best as an auxillary source in my final paper. 

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Joe Bueter's comment, April 16, 2013 8:16 PM
Nice point about auxillary sources!
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Famine, Affluence, and Morality, by Peter Singer

'Famine, Affluence, and Morality', by Peter Singer
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In his essay entitled "Famine, Affluence, and Morality", Peter Singer provides a lengthy analysis of what he considers to be a strong moral obligation to help those in the developing world. He accomplishes this through traditional means of philosophical reasoning, mixed with emotional accounts of the turmoil in Bengal. Singer is a very well-known bioethicist, and his work is often referred to in philosophical contexts, making it seemingly reliable. This source will be particularly useful in the CAS essay, as it is somewhat in opposition to my thesis. 

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