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The Politics of Foreign Direct Investment into Developing Countries: Increasing FDI through International Trade Agreements?
The flow of foreign direct investment into developing countries varies greatly across countries and over time. The political factors that affect these flows are not well understood. Focusing on the
Why the Move to Free Trade? Democracy and Trade Policy in the Developing Countries
Rising international trade flows are a primary component of globalization. The liberalization of trade policy in many developing countries has helped foster the growth of these flows. Preceding and
Interests, Institutions, and Information: Domestic Politics and International Relations
Presents a theory of domestic politics, showing how it affects international outcomes. In developing this rational choice theory, the text argues that any explanation that treats states as unitary
The New Wave of Regionalism
Economic regionalism appears to be growing rapidly. Why this has occurred and what bearing it will have on the global economy are issues that have generated considerable interest and disagreement.
Resisting Protectionism: Global Industries and the Politics of International Trade
Why didn't the protectionist spiral of the 1920s reappear in the 1970s in light of similar economic and political realities? In "Resisting Protectionism," Helen Milner analyzes the growth of
Historical Institutionalism in Contemporary Political Science
Al igual que el personaje en la obra de Moliere que habló en prosa durante toda su vida sin saberlo, los cientistas políticos contemporáneos están familiarizados con los ejemplos clásicos de la
The Optimal Design of International Trade Institutions: Uncertainty and Escape
International institutions that include an escape clause generate more durable and stable cooperative international regimes and are easier to achieve ex ante. The escape clause is endogenous in a
Free to Trade: Democracies, Autocracies, and International Trade
Relatively little research has focused on whether countries' political institutions affect their international trade relations. We address this issue by analyzing the relationship between regime type
Why Multilateralism? Foreign Aid and Domestic Principal-Agent Problems
INTRODUCTION Why do countries sometimes use multilateral strategies and institutions for pursuing their foreign policies? Since World War Two the advanced industrial countries – basically, the OECD
Democratic Politics and International Trade Negotiations
Elections affect both the probability of successful ratification and the terms of international trade agreements; domestic politics in its simplest form shapes international negotiations. Without