The political economy of development and organized violence

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dc.identifier.uri Schaudt, Paul ger 2019-05-13T09:08:20Z 2019-05-13T09:08:20Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Schaudt, Paul: The political economy of development and organized violence. Hannover : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität, Diss., 2019, ix, 168 S. DOI: ger
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyses several political economy mechanisms surrounding economic development and development cooperation. In Chapter 1, I show that foreign policy alignment changes following leader changes in both recipient and donor countries impact the allocation of Official Development Aid. In addition, I highlight that leader changes are a natural breaking point for bilateral relations that make usually inconsequential actions matter. In Chapter 2, I find that development aid affects civil conflict dynamics within recipient countries in previously unknown ways. Aid seems to have an escalating effect on civil conflict during episodes of minor violence, but no effect on civil conflict once violence is widespread. In Chapter 3, I analyze the effect of territorial decentralization and centralization on economic development in a global sample of primary subnational units. I show that the economic benefits of these reforms are very context-specific. Centralization reforms increase economic development in Africa, while decentralization reforms have been successful in Asia. Additionally, there are differential effects within treated areas. Centralization reforms are less beneficial for areas that move to the political periphery, while decentralization yields bigger economic payoffs in countries that have local accountability in the form of local elections. Chapter 4 turns the focus to OECD countries and analyses how international migration affects the probability of terrorism. Even though increases in the foreign-born population increase the risk of terrorism, the effect is indistinguishable from increases in the native-born population. What is more, restricting the rights of migrants does not diminish but increase the effect of migrants on terror. In summary, the thesis highlights that several political economy mechanisms in the context of development and political conflict are much more context and time dependent than previously thought. ger
dc.language.iso eng ger
dc.publisher Hannover : Institutionelles Repositorium der Leibniz Universität Hannover
dc.rights Es gilt deutsches Urheberrecht. Das Dokument darf zum eigenen Gebrauch kostenfrei genutzt, aber nicht im Internet bereitgestellt oder an Außenstehende weitergegeben werden. ger
dc.subject political economy eng
dc.subject Economic development eng
dc.subject political violence eng
dc.subject Politische Ökonomik ger
dc.subject wirtschaftliche Entwicklung ger
dc.subject Politische Gewalt ger
dc.subject.ddc 330 | Wirtschaft ger
dc.title The political economy of development and organized violence eng
dc.type DoctoralThesis ger
dc.type Text ger
dcterms.extent ix, 168 S.
dc.description.version publishedVersion ger
tib.accessRights frei zug�nglich ger

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