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dc.contributor.authorHall, Shelby Lynn
dc.description.abstractDe-facto states have long existed, and their formation and survival have puzzled researchers for decades. They have been studied mostly within the context of their own origins and civil conflicts. This thesis will attempt to fill in some of the plot holes related to these states by examining foreign aid and assistance granted by donors, and how important it can be for these developing de-facto states and their successful independence and recognized sovereignty. I will argue that it is not simply the amount donated that can affect their independence, but the signals sent by supporters from the international community for their legal recognition. I find that, through a case study of Kosovo and Timor-Leste, it is plausible that foreign aid matters in a way outside of purely economic development; it can also help de facto states on their road to legal sovereignty.
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2018-08-01
dc.subjectDe-facto states
dc.subjectforeign aid
dc.subjectstate secession
dc.subjectseparatist states
dc.titleForeign aid and assistance
dc.title.alternativeeffects of reputation on de-facto state independence
dc.description.departmentInternational Affairs
dc.description.majorPolitical Science & International Affairs
dc.description.advisorK. Chad Clay
dc.description.committeeK. Chad Clay
dc.description.committeeAndrew Owsiak
dc.description.committeeHanna Kleider

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