AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Developing countries of the world are characterized with very high dependence on international social service and aid. This dichotomy has rendered many recipient nations stagnant instead of enhancing their quest for development. This study therefore looked at international social services and aid, intrigues and controversies therein in the issuance of aid to recipient nations. Also attempt was made to debunk the gap theory analysis as a reason for developing countries seeking for aid. The study concluded that developing nations should emphasize less of international social services and more on resources within to enhance homegrown development as evident in some countries in Asia, in the light of international politics and politicking in rendering international services and aid.