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Human Rights and Economic Liberalization

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  • Carden Art

    (Rhodes College)

  • Lawson Robert A.

    (Auburn University)

Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom of the World annual report and from the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, we estimate the effect of human rights abuses on economic liberalization. The data suggest that human rights abuses reduce rather than accelerate the pace of economic liberalization.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Business and Politics.

Volume (Year): 12 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 1-20

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:buspol:v:12:y:2010:i:2:n:2
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