Boycotts, power politics or trust building: how to prevent conflict?
In a game of imperfect information, the paper analyzes whether different types of intervention by third parties can ensure that political (ethnic, religious, social, . . . ) groups within a country will pursue a cooperative strategy and how easy it is to predict their effects. We conclude that a strong boycott is the most effective instrument, then comes a weak boycott, followed by power politics. Finally, apart from requiring very detailed information on the relevant parameters of the economy, the use of confidence building measures has a serious flaw: it is incapable of averting civil war.
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- Arne Schollaert & Dirk Van de gaer, 2008.
"Boycotts, Power Politics, or Trust Building: How to Prevent Conflict?,"
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE),
Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 164(2), pages 356-379, June.
- A. Schollaert & D. Van De Gaer, 2005. "Boycotts, power politics or trust building: how to prevent conflict?," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 05/308, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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- Sophie Claeys, & Gleb Lanine & Koen Schoors, 2005.
"Bank Supervision Russian style: Rules versus Enforcement and Tacit Objectives,"
William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series
wp778, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
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