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Democratic Aid And The Democratization Of Recipients

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  • SARANTIS KALYVITIS
  • IRENE VLACHAKI

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"We investigate whether democratic aid flows, which are directed toward the democratization of recipients by covering democracy-related programs and government and civil society activities, affect the future political regime of recipient countries. We introduce a multinomial multivariate logit model and we use 5-yr averaged data covering the period 1972-2004 for 59 democracy aid-recipient countries categorized into three broad classes according to the prevalent political regime. We find strong evidence that democratic aid flows are positively associated with the likelihood of observing a partly democratic or a fully democratic political regime in democratic aid-recipient countries and that this result is robust to the potential endogeneity of democratic assistance."("JEL" D70, F35, C25) Copyright (c) 2009 Western Economic Association International.

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Article provided by Western Economic Association International in its journal Contemporary Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 28 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 188-218

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Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:28:y:2010:i:2:p:188-218

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  1. Arjan de Haan & Ward Warmerdam, 2012. "The politics of aid revisited: a review of evidence on state capacity and elite commitment," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series esid-007-12, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  2. Nunnenkamp, Peter & Öhler, Hannes, 2011. "Throwing Foreign Aid at HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries: Missing the Target?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(10), pages 1704-1723.
  3. Erasmus Kersting & Christopher Kilby, 2013. "Aid and Democracy Redux," Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series 23, Villanova School of Business Department of Economics and Statistics.
  4. David Fielding, 2011. "The Dynamics of Aid and Political Rights," Working Papers 1102, University of Otago, Department of Economics, revised Apr 2011.
  5. Resnick, Danielle, 2012. "Foreign Aid in Africa: Tracing Channels of Influence on Democratic Transitions and Consolidation," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  6. Dietrich, Simone & Wright, Joseph, 2012. "Foreign Aid and Democratic Development in Africa," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
  7. Zohid Askarov & Hristos Doucouliagos, 2013. "Does aid improve democracy and governance? A meta-regression analysis," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 157(3), pages 601-628, December.
  8. Berazneva, Julia & Lee, David R., 2013. "Explaining the African food riots of 2007–2008: An empirical analysis," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 28-39.
  9. Nunnenkamp, Peter & Öhler, Hannes, 2010. "Throwing foreign aid at HIV/AIDS in developing countries: Missing the target?," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 111, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.

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