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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Candra Raylynn
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the relationship between economic interdependence and compliance with international norms of civil freedom in seventy-five developing and newly industrialized countries. The research conducted in this paper has two primary concerns. What is the relationship between economic interdependence and norm compliance? If such a relationship does exist, how does it occur? Using the World Development Indicators, Freedom in the World, and Polity data, I examine systemic-level relationships over time between macroeconomic variables (e.g. foreign direct investment, GDP, GDP per capita, and trade) and norms. Empirical evidence provides partial support of my hypothesis that there is a positive and significant relationship between economic interdependence and norm compliance. While capital interdependence proved consistent with the central theory in this paper, trade did not perform as expected because it was found to be negatively related to norm compliance or responsible state behavior. The substantive and empirical analysis provided in this paper provides fertile ground for future research and debate.
dc.subjectEconomic Interdependence
dc.subjectGeneral Linear and Latent Mixed Models
dc.subjectInternational Political Economy
dc.subjectWorld Development Indicators
dc.subjectFreedom House
dc.subjectPolity IV
dc.titleGlobalization and responsible state behavior
dc.title.alternativewhat does economic interdependence mean for norm compliance?
dc.description.departmentInternational Affairs
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorPatricia L. Sullivan
dc.description.committeePatricia L. Sullivan
dc.description.committeeMaurits van der Veen
dc.description.committeeJeffrey Berejikian

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