Xuepeng Liu

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Alan Spearot1
James Lake1
Giovanni Maggi1
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1James Lake
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We study the relationship between participation in free trade agreements (FTAs) and the sustainability of democracy. Our model shows that FTAs can critically reduce the incentive of authoritarian groups to seek power by destroying protectionist rents, thus making democracies last longer. This gives governments in unstable democracies an extra motive to form(More)
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