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dc.contributor.authorBonfatti, Robertoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-29T11:15:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-29T11:15:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46304-
dc.description.abstractI construct a theory of foreign interventions in which the preferences of the foreign country over alternative local groups are determined by each group's international economic ties. In equilibrium, the foreign country supports the group with which it has the strongest ties, since this is most influenceable from the outside. However this is counterweighted by the tendency of the domestic political system to favour the least influenceable group. I allow for a noneconomic dimension of policy (geopolitics), and study how the saliency of this dimension may play in favor of the incumbent group. My results help interpret the economic rationale for many Western interventions in developing countries in the 20th century, and the role of economic nationalism in motivating the struggle for regime change. Furthermore, they help explain why the Cold War strengthened the West's preference for specific local groups. I provide detailed historical evidence in favor of my arguments.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper: Public Choice 3475en_US
dc.subject.jelD70en_US
dc.subject.jelF10en_US
dc.subject.jelF50en_US
dc.subject.jelN40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordregime changeen_US
dc.subject.keywordforeign interventionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic poweren_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic nationalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordCold Waren_US
dc.subject.keywordLatin Americaen_US
dc.subject.stwGeopolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwInterventionen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftliche Machten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwWestliche Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleAn economic theory of foreign interventions and regime changeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn661912337en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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