Foreign aid, human rights and democracy promotion : evidence from a natural experiment


Carnegie, Allison ; Marinov, Nikolay


DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12289
URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312545217...
Additional URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: American Journal of Political Science : AJPS
Volume: 61
Issue number: 3
Page range: 671-683
Place of publication: Hoboken, NJ ; Oxford
Publishing house: Wiley ; Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0092-5853 , 1540-5907
Related URLs: http://www.columbia.edu/~ajc2241/The%20effect%20of%20foreign%20aid%204_9.pdf
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
School of Social Sciences > Empirische Demokratieforschung (Marinov 2016-18)
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Does foreign aid improve human rights and democracy? We help arbitrate the debate over this question by leveraging a novel source of exogeneity: the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. We find that when a country's former colonizer holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union during the budget-making process, the country is allocated considerably more foreign aid than are countries whose former colonizer does not hold the presidency. Using instrumental variables estimation, we demonstrate that this aid has positive effects on human rights and democracy, although the effects are short-lived after the shock to aid dissipates. We adduce the timing of events, qualitative evidence, and theoretical insights to argue that the conditionality associated with an increased aid commitment is responsible for the positive effects in the domains of human rights and democracy.

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