Do foreign aid flows respond to signals of need? This thesis explores the potential relationship between one-sided violence and foreign aid donations. I argue that one-sided violence operates as a signal to the international community, indicating that a state is in need of aid. Utilizing foreign aid as a means of understanding international response, I execute a series of empirical tests to establish if such a relationship can be confirmed. While conclusive determination of the relationship was not obtained, I provide the foundations for future avenues of research for one-sided violence and foreign aid.
|Advisor:||Urbatsch, Robert W.|
|Commitee:||Schmidt, Steffen W., Shelley, Mack|
|School:||Iowa State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Iowa|
|Source:||MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||International Relations, Political science|
|Keywords:||Civilian conflict, Civilian violence, Foreign aid, Humanitarian aid, International response, One-sided violence|
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