Savannah is a housewife whose attorney husband is loving enough and provides a good life for her, but she can not help but have these fantasies that plague her mind and intrude on her life. One day Savannah decides that she will no longer let these fantasies have any power over her life and pursues them. This story is about the first of her fantasies that she pursued, which was cheating on her husband with a stranger in her home.
Why do countries give foreign aid? Although many countries have official development assistance programs, this book argues that no two of them see the purpose of these programmes in the same way. Moreover, the way countries frame that purpose has shaped aid policy choices past and present. The author examines how Belgium long gave aid out of a sense of obligation to its former colonies, The Netherlands was more interested in pursuing international influence, Italy has focused on the reputational payoffs of aid flows and Norwegian aid has had strong humanitarian motivations since the beginning. But at no time has a single frame shaped any one country's aid policy exclusively. Instead, analysing half a century of legislative debates on aid in these four countries, this book presents a unique picture both of cross-national and over time patterns in the salience of different aid frames and of varying aid programmes that resulted.