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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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  • Sarantis Kalyvitis & Irene Vlachaki, 2010. "Democratic Aid And The Democratization Of Recipients," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 28(2), pages 188-218, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:coecpo:v:28:y:2010:i:2:p:188-218
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    JEL classification:

    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities

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